Press Release: 05.23.2016

McCarthy Takes the Gold for Safety Award

McCarthy team accepts the Gold for Safety award!

(From left to right: Melanie Vanlandinghan, PWP local representative; Kelly Kinnard, Director of Physical Plant Services UTD; Sam Eicke, Assistant Director Facilities Management UTD; Vince Yauger, Project Manager OFPC; Jacob Balkey, Project Manager McCarthy; Ernie Magana, Project Safety Coordinator McCarthy; Jay Jascott, Senior Landscape Supervisor UTD)

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder since 1980, was awarded a Safety Through Exemplary Performance (STEP) Gold Award for the firm’s work on phase two of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Campus Landscape project. This is McCarthy’s second Gold STEP award - the first was in 2010 from UT MD Anderson’s Alkek Hospital Expansion project, which was UT MD Anderson’s first gold safety recognition.

The UT System recognizes general contractors that maintain excellent safety records with gold or silver STEP awards. The honors are given out based on criteria requiring safety inspections; review of injury and claims records, both workers’ compensation and general liability; and overall safety management by the general contractor in all aspects of a Rolling Owner Controlled Insurance Program (ROCIP) project.

“At McCarthy we've made the quest for a zero injury work environment not just a priority but a core tenet of our company,” said Billy Naylor, safety director for McCarthy’s Texas Division. “The STEP Gold Award from UTD proves once again that our partners recognize our continuous efforts in keeping everyone safe and gives us a chance to thank the employees who make safety their priority every day.”

The UTD Campus Landscape Enhancement Project II consists of landscape and hardscape upgrades, to enhance roughly 575,000 square-feet of the UTD campus. Landscape improvements include the excavation and grading of the site, soil preparation, installing underground utilities, upgrading irrigation systems, and new trees, shrubs, groundcover and sod. The hardscape aspect includes ramps, stairways, flatwork, architectural colored concrete sidewalks, and limestone seat walls.

McCarthy’s Texas Division adds the Gold STEP Award to a growing list of other business and industry-based awards the firm has received, including a 2015 Excellence in Construction Award from the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) for work on the Baylor College of Medicine Neurosensory Lab, and a 2016 Deal of the Year Award from the Houston Business Journal for work on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

About McCarthy
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been a community builder across America for more than 150 years and in Texas for nearly 40 years, creating and developing positive working relationships with clients in a diverse range of markets. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at the website or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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