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 8, 2018.

Safety Winners of 2017

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 knows the safety plan and can spot safety issues before an accident may occur. Their actions have minimized mistakes on jobs and cleaner sites. Their employees have been trained to spot a hazard and correct it before an accident occurs. 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 three-time winner for this award, and a slightly improved Emod rating from last year of .76, we are pleased to once again present S&S Homes with the 2017 Builder Safety Award.

Trade Contractor: JP Excavating

JP Excavating’s #1 goal is to maintain a company culture that focuses on keeping their employees safe. They accomplish that through weekly toolbox talks, providing certifications such as first aid, CPR, and then general awareness of safety trends and concerns. They are constantly evolving and improving because their employees demonstrate a commitment to safety. They rarely see anyone in violation of PPE requirements, because they encourage one another to be safe. They provide regular and up to date safety training for not only their supervisors, but the crew members. Weekly toolbox talks, individual topic emphasis as well as encouraging employees to instruct have helped in reducing loss due to injury or accident. They have found that providing their crews the correct tools as well as openly discussing safety concerns has brought awareness and constant learning enables their employees to speak up about issues allows them to be more confident. They love the email updates about safety trends, jobsite thefts and other safety resources that are provided by SUHBA. JP Excavating is another three-time winner with an impressive Emod rating of .68. We are pleased to present them with the 2017 Trade Contractor Safety Award.

Supplier: Countertop Source

Countertop Source has an impressive fabrication and installation of granite and quartz business in Hurricane. The entire shop recently underwent a 10-hour OSHA training course. Every month employees attend a one-hour safety toolbox meeting. Everyone is more aware of the importance of maintaining a safe working environment. Particularly when it comes to staying on top of clutter and obstructions, workflow proceeds in a more orderly and safe fashion. When visitors come to their showroom to view slabs there are also procedures they follow to make sure the area is safe. Their employees see a safe work environment as a benefit of working at Countertop Source. Since awareness has been raised, they are proactive and energetic in following the guidelines for a safe environment. Before the OSHA training, reminders to follow procedures were not always appreciated. Now, everyone has bought into the importance of a safe environment, which means reminders are seen as a positive. With an Emod rating of .70 we are pleased to present Countertop Source with the 2017 Trade Contractor Safety Award.

Supplier: Wilding Wallbeds

Wilding Wallbeds has developed an extensive safety program to safely produce custom built murphy beds, desks and side cabinets. They hold weekly meetings to inform and train. 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. Their employees are open and communicative with management and with each other regarding safety policies and efforts. 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 .74, we are pleased to present Wilding Wallbeds the 2017 Supplier Associate Safety Award.

Past Winners


  • 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
Crawford Custom Builders
Firerock Homes
Forevermore Events
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
Suva Tile