Loven Contracting is one of America’s Safest Companies

Loven Contracting is one of America’s Safest Companies


Loven Contracting has been named one of America’s Safest Companies in recognition of its above-and-beyond job site safety program. Our general contracting company is one of only 10 companies nationwide to earn the award this year. We’re also one of only 250 businesses across multiple industries to earn the honor since 2002.

The America’s Safest Companies list is compiled by the editors of national safety industry publication EHS Today. The award recognizes companies for above and beyond commitments to occupational health, safety and risk management.

Safety is the No. 1 Priority 

“At Loven Contracting, we’ve created a strong safety culture in which employees at all levels feel empowered and responsible to maintain a safe working environment,” said Loven Contracting President Jon Hansen. “From the very first day on the job, our employees understand that no work is ever so urgent that we can’t take the time to do it in a safe manner.”

A Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star

In addition to the America’s Safest Companies honor, Loven Contracting is a VPP Star, a designation created by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1982. Our company is one of only five general contractors statewide to earn VPP Star status from the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety (ADOSH). As a result of diligent effort, the company has maintained its VPP status during multiple re-certifications. The VPP status and its newest honor demonstrates Loven Contracting’s above-and-beyond commitment to safety for all employees.

The Highest Levels of Job Site Safety

As one of America’s Safest Companies, Loven Contracting will share the elements of its successful safety program and help other companies reduce on-the-job injuries and illnesses. EHS Today also shares the stories of winning companies to inspire companies nationwide to improve safety programs.

The America’s Safest Companies recognition requires companies have:

  • Strong support from leadership and management for employee health and safety efforts
  • Employee involvement at all levels in the EHS process
  • Innovative solutions to safety challenges
  • Lower than average injury and illness rates
  • Comprehensive and effective training programs
  • A safety plan that places the highest priority on prevention of incidents
  • Good overall communication about the value of safety
  • A way to substantiate the benefits of the safety processes.

To learn more about Loven Contracting’s commitment to safety, go to this link.

Loven Contracting named a Top Company to Work for in Arizona

Loven Contracting named a Top Company to Work for in Arizona

Being a great place to work has always been a top priority for Loven Contracting. That’s why we’re so proud to announce that our Flagstaff-based general contracting firm has been named to the 2023 list of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona.

The Top Companies list is based on information and data collected by independent research firm, Best Companies Group. The firm evaluated companies based on employee feedback. Also examined: company culture, work environment, leadership, employee pride and satisfaction, workplace practices, policies, and compensation and benefits

An Employee-friendly and Inclusive Environment

“We are honored to be included on this list of leading workplaces in Arizona,” said Jon Hansen, Loven Contracting president. “We’ve worked hard to create an inclusive environment in which every employee has opportunities to develop successful careers and thrive.”

Loven Contracting is an award-winning construction company that delivers high value projects across Arizona and the Southwest. The company provides competitive compensation and world-class benefits. It also offers a supportive working environment that values diverse voices and clear paths to career advancement.

High Levels of Employee Engagement

In addition to employee-friendly policies and programs, Top Workplaces winners also have extremely high employee engagement rates averaging 92%. Employee engagement is the level of enthusiasm employees have for both their workplace and their job. Loven Contracting’s employee engagement rate is 94%. 

 “This level of performance is about three times the national average when compared to Gallup’s recent reporting of U.S. employee engagement,” says Jaime Zepeda, executive vice president of Best Companies Group.

A World-Class Employee Benefits Program

Loven Contracting employees, completing anonymous surveys, ranked the company significantly above average in a wide variety of areas, including culture, pay and benefits, career advancement and diversity, equity, and inclusion, among others. The company also provides industry-leading benefits such as 100% employer-paid insurance premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents. There’s also a profit-sharing plan and pension program that require no financial contributions from employees.

 All employees are also eligible for Volunteer Time Off (VTO). The company offers 80% more VTO time each year than the national average among companies that offer this benefit, according to statistics from the United Way. The company, which through its philanthropic program financially supports more than 30 community nonprofits, also allows each employee to make one company-funded donation to the community organization of their choice each year.

The Highest Levels of Job Site Safety

Loven Contracting is unique in another important way: It is one of only five Arizona general contractors to earn the VPP Star designation, the highest level of safety recognition provided by OSHA and the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

 “The No. 1 priority at Loven Contracting is the safety and well-being of its employees,” Hansen said.

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Loven Contracting wins Best of Business, Best of Flagstaff Awards

Loven Contracting wins Best of Business, Best of Flagstaff Awards

Loven Contracting is proud to announce our company has earned 2022 Best of Business Awards from Flagstaff Business News in both General Contractor and Commercial Contractor categories. Our company also recently received a 2022 Best of Flag Award in the General Contractor category from the Arizona Daily Sun.

Both publications ask people who live, work, and operate businesses in Northern Arizona to vote for their favorite companies each year.

As a commercial general contracting firm, we work hard to earn these accolades by taking care of our clients, employees, trade partners and the communities in which we live and work. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality construction services and long-lasting finished projects.

We also work hard to be a great employer, creating a workplace that rewards hard work, provides avenues for career advancement, values diverse voices and offers industry-leading benefits like 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance premiums for the whole family.

Our trade partners are small businesses based in communities throughout Northern Arizona, and we’ve developed company policies specifically designed to help those locally-owned firms thrive. We also are committed to supporting nonprofit organizations both through financial contributions and by providing our employees time each month to volunteer during work hours.

Interested in working with or for Loven Contracting, or learning more about us? Visit our website. Learn more about the Flagstaff Business News Best of Business awards program and see a full list of winners. Learn more about the Arizona Daily Sun’s Best of Flag 2022 awards and view this year’s Winners Edition.