SUHBA Builds with Safety

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association’s safety motto is “SUHBA Builds with Safety”. SUHBA actively offers safety education in the form of stand-alone classes throughout the year, a safety track at our annual Utah Building Industry Conference, an annual Safety Awards Luncheon on the first Tuesday of June, safety tips via our Membership Matters e-newsletter, and safety promotional items given at luncheons and other events.

SUHBA Safety Awards Program

SUHBA encourages members to have an active and robust safety program to protect themselves, their employees, and to reduce cost of doing business. Each year four SUHBA members are recognized and presented with custom safety awards at the June luncheon in the following categories:

  • Builder
  • Trade Contractor
  • Service
  • Supplier

Tell Us About Your Safety Program: To nominate your company or another company, use this Nomination Form and submit to the SUHBA office by May 7, 2019.

Safety Winners of 2018

Builder: S&S Homes

S & S Homes consistently holds monthly safety meetings as a group with specific topics and onsite field visits to ensure safety measures and policies are being followed. Everyone on site understands the safety plan and works diligently to enforce it and hold each other accountable. Their actions have minimized mistakes on jobs, and cleaner sites. When safety items come up, they are addressed immediately. Their employees appreciate the improved safety on the job and encourage their co-workers to be safe as well. They try to attend the safety classes SUHBA offers and use that information for their monthly meetings. As a four-time winner for this award, with an EMod rating of .74, S&S Homes received the 2018 Builder Safety Award.

Trade Contractor: JP Excavating

JP Excavating’s number 1 goal is to maintain a company culture that focuses on keeping their employee’s safe. They accomplish that through weekly toolbox talks, providing certifications such as first aid, CPR, and general awareness of safety trends and concerns. They are constantly evolving and improving because their employees demonstrate a commitment to safety. They provide regular and up to date safety training for not only their supervisors, but the crew members. They love the email updates about safety trends, jobsite thefts and other safety resources that are provided by SUHBA. JP Excavating is another four-time winner with an EMod rating of .64 and received the 2018 Trade Contractor Safety Award.

Service: Stephen Wade Auto Center

Stephen Wade Auto Center has developed an extensive safety program. Their efforts include management support of safety, risk assessments, monthly and quarterly safety meetings on top of their daily safety walkthroughs. Employees of Stephen Wade Auto Center voluntarily attend these safety meetings to promote a safer work environment. Employees are encouraged to report any safety concerns they see while on the job. They experience minimal loss due to injury or accidents and their employees feel safe and connected to the company. The information and resources SUHBA has provided has helped motivate and encourage their efforts. They feel the resources and information provided by SUHBA have been invaluable. With an EMod rating of .83, Stephen Wade Auto Center received the 2018 Service Associate Safety Award.

Past Winners


  • Builder: S & S Homes
  • Trade: Countertop Source
  • Trade: JP Excavating
  • Supplier: Wilding Wallbeds


  • Builder: S & S Homes
  • Trade: J P Excavating
  • Service: Cash Out Title Loans
  • Supplier: Wilding Wallbeds


  • Builder: S & S Homes
  • Trade: J P Excavating
  • Service: Stephen Wade Auto Center
  • Supplier: Contractors Heating & Cooling Supply


  • Builder: SunRiver Construction
  • Trade: Red Canyon Contractors
  • Service: Questar Gas
  • Supplier: Rainbow Sign & Banner


  • Builder: Interstate Rock Products
  • Trade: Taylor Made Fencing
  • Service: Dixie Power
  • Supplier: Roofers Supply

NAHB Safety Resources
Utah Safety Council

Safety training is sponsored through a workplace safety grant from the Utah Labor Commission.

SUHBA Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Pledge

SUHBA invites you to take the Pledge and become one of our partners to promote a workplace environment free of substance and alcohol abuse, whether you’re on a construction site or in an office. Taking this pledge will show your commitment to providing a safer work environment for you and your employees and will give you the resources you need to implement an effective substance abuse policy.


Our partners for this program are:

Occupational Health Care International (OHCI)

Turning Leaf Wellness Center.

Take advantage of the great discounts they are offering exclusively to SUHBA members:

•  20% discount for Employee Evaluations
•  $50 Substance Abuse Policy customized for your company (normally $125)

Take the Pledge and join the following SUHBA Members

Bank of Utah
Boulevard Home Furnishings
Brian Geer Development, Inc.
Circle A Builders
Country Villa Window Fashions
G.S. Vaughn & Associates
Gil Almquist Landscaping
Graff Plumbing, Inc
Hafen's Pool & Spas, Inc.
Interstate Homes
Interstate Rock Products, Inc.
J P Excavating, Inc.
Maag Electric, Inc.
Marble Ventures, Inc.
Pride Point Construction
Quick Cut, Inc.
Rainbow Sign & Banner
Southern Utah Home Builders Assoc.
Split Rock Custom Homes
Stephen Wade Auto Center
St George Party Rentals
Suva Tile