Our Commitment to Safety
Safety is critical to our health and success as a company. Construction can be a dangerous activity, so we must always be vigilant about safety. Our team knows that maintaining a safe job site is the result of smart decisions made every minute of the day. We require the highest level of safety from our team and our subcontractors, and consistently work to ensure that the job site is a safe environment for both our team and the surrounding community.
Building Associates safety program consists of several elements that together, contribute to managing multi-employer job sites. Our safety program ensures that procedures are clearly defined, safety audits are conducted on a regular and frequent basis and that employee training and implementation of safety is always performed on an ongoing basis.
Building Associates’ not only has an effective safety program but it is also enforced on-site. Site audits are conducted frequently and any safety issues or concerns are dealt with immediately. It is an expectation of our workforce to be proactive in identifying unsafe situations or areas and to eliminate the hazard before any personnel exposure occurs. Building Associate’s management is fully involved with audit results and we are committed to continuous improvement.
Site safety plans are developed for all projects undertaken by Building Associates and employees are trained on the specific hazards of each job. These site-specific safety plans are utilized to ensure that the job-specific hazards are covered with the crew before work begins or if changes to the job-site are made. Our supervisors are required to not only discuss the individual safety items listed but to also collect signatures of understanding from each crew member. These plans are continuously updated and communicated to the workforce.
Building Associates personnel also encourages and requires that all personnel report unsafe conditions immediately to their supervisor who in turn has the ability to stop work until any and all corrective actions have been implemented; our motto with this is See Something, Say Something.
June Taylor Testimonial
On behalf of the Owen County COAD, I would like to thank you for completing the work so quickly at the tornado-damaged home in Freedom. The COAD worked diligently to meet the needs of the homeowners affected by the tornado this past spring and to find the appropriate contractors to finish the repairs. The COAD was able to quickly procure grant money to pay for the job -- thanks to the detailed documentation that you provided. Having a comprehensive list of materials needed and an easy-to-understand estimate enabled us to get the approval from grantors before their funding was depleted.
I appreciate your attention to detail and your ethical treatment of the processes necessary to complete this repair. You did not hesitate to add this job to your schedule; even though you had larger jobs that would garner more income for Building Associates.
It is so refreshing to receive such outstanding customer service. Being treated as importantly as any client on your schedule, even though this was a small job for you, was truly appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work and for going above and beyond our expectations.
Owen County COAD
Robert Cox Testimonial
They were wonderful. They were very easy to deal with. When I saw something I didn’t like, they’d come right back out and fix it. It was easy. It wasn’t frustrating or anything. They’re friendly and reasonably priced. We priced several people and they came in lower than anybody else and we got more for the same price.
Joe Carley Testimonial
We appreciated the way Building Associates carefully and thoroughly worked though the design and layout details upfront until we were satisfied. They answered our many questions quickly. We felt the project got better as we continued worked through different configurations and saw the updated CAD drawings. They also gave us detailed estimates, which helped us determine our priorities for where to spend money. Their builders were friendly and responsive. They also limited the number of subcontractors, which made small changes during the build-out easier. We would work with Building Associates again.
Massi & Alberto Torchinsky Testimonial
Remodeling projects can be overwhelming, and the hope is that one's General Contractor will ensure that the construction runs smoothly and at peak. For our remodeling projects, which were both ambitious and extensive in scope, we had the pleasure to work with Fred Bay of Building Associates. Fred is the consummate professional. He was accurate in his initial assessment of the scale and cost of our projects. He was clear in the record keeping. And, most importantly, he chose and managed excellent subcontractors, from framers and masons, to painters and drywall and floor people.
What we appreciated most about Fred was his willingness to listen to our comments and suggestions, and his ability to react to the resulting changes as the project went on. Quality work takes time to complete, and patience is required when the project is as complex as ours was. We believe we could not have done better than with Fred Bay and Building Associates.
These are the reasons why we will hire Fred for the third and final remodeling phase, which we hope will be done ASAP. Cheers!