Safety First

Safety First
Preferred’s #1 priority with every project is safety.

We take every precaution to ensure safety on the job site to keep both our crews and customers safe, and we employ a full-time safety director to train our employees on job site procedures, regulatory compliance, and accident prevention.

We are dedicated to providing a safe project environment, and we received a Platinum Safety Award from the Associate Builders and Contractors organization in 2010.

How does Preferred emphasize safety?

Commercial Painting
  • Safety orientation for new employees
  • Hazardous material training
  • Scaffolding and ladder safety training
  • Fall protection procedures
  • Electricity education
  • Fire safety
  • Forklift training
  • Respiratory protection
  • Annual reviews of safety procedures
  • Weekly “Toolbox Talks” to highlight job-specific safety procedures


  • 2013 ABC National Silver Level Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award
  • 2013 ABC Northeast Chapter Diamond Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award
  • 2010 Roofing Contractor Magazine Top 100 Roofing Contractor
  • 2010 GAF Master Select Roofing Contractor
  • 2010 WDG Certificate of Environmental Responsibility
  • 2009 Best of Cleveland – Floor Laying & Floor Work
  • 2008-2009-2010 ABC Specialty Exterior Contractor of the Year Award
  • 2008-2009-2010 ABC STEP Platinum Safety Award
  • 2001 Sarnafil Project of the Year Award Winner
  • 1999 ABC National Excellence in Construction Award
  • 1991 Small Business Administration’s Small Business of the Year
  • 1989 PDCA National “Picture it Painted” Award Winner
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