Safety is at the root of all projects completed by Helmkamp Construction. No task is planned or performed without a review of related safety hazards and acting on necessary safety measures before the task is executed on. What makes this successful is the ownership that each person at Helmkamp takes in the importance of safety, upholding our safety culture and standards, and carrying out that example day-to-day.
For that, we would like to recognize our Safety Champion of the Quarter – Superintendent, Randy Houck.
Randy Houck is a superintendent who has worked at Helmkamp Construction for 18 years (since 2004). He is most likely to be seen on larger projects for Building or Industrial clients and in challenging environments where the owner is upheld by highly regulated safety protocols. He is currently supervising the construction of the new Illinois American Water operations facility in Jerseyville, IL.
Helmkamp Safety Director, Luke LaBeau, describes Randy as “the epitome of overall great safety planning and coordination who deserves to be recognized for his efforts.”
Project Managers who work closely with Randy say, “He is a safety leader because of his planning, attention to detail, understanding of Helmkamp principles & willingness to step in with Helmkamp craftspeople or subcontractors rather than allowing unsafe acts.”
“He knows how to respectfully talk to people and always get the best outcome. It is always a positive to have a project led by Randy for the peace of mind that safety is a priority.”
Randy told us he has been accused of being “overboard” when it comes to safety but that he would rather have his bases covered. Safety pre-planning, communication, and respect for each other on the jobsite goes a long way. When he sets the expectation for higher safety standards early on, he finds that all crew and subs are happy to comply.
We would like to congratulate and say THANK YOU to Randy for being a safety champion for Helmkamp. We appreciate you and are proud to have you representing Helmkamp daily on our jobsites!