SAFEbuilt, a leading provider of building department services for public agencies, was recently notified by The American Business Awards that they are a finalist for both the Best Overall Company and the Most Innovative Company categories.
“The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”
The American Business Awards (ABA) are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories.
“Despite very tough economic conditions, many organizations and individuals continue to perform well,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards (the name of the trophy presented). “The results of the 2009 ABAs thus far are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and hard work of American organizations, executives, and workers.”
SAFEbuilt’s corporate office is in Loveland, Colorado, with operations throughout Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Washington and has nearly 70 employees. In 2008, SAFEbuilt supported over $1.5 billion in residential and commercial building valuations, performed 5,125 plan reviews and approximately 85,000 inspections.
SAFEbuilt President Mike McCurdie was also a recipient of the 2008-2009 Northern Colorado Business Report "Bravo" award that recognizes entrepreneurial spirit. McCurdie said the concept of governments contracting for building services from a private company is still “quite unique” but is starting to catch on. “As more and more cities and towns look at ways to reduce fixed costs, we’re finding they’re interested in our services,” he said.