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Granite Corp Receives 2022 PHCC “Safety First” Award

October 12, 2022
By Federated Insurance

(Owatonna, Minnesota) – Federated Insurance is proud to announce their 17th annual “Safety First! Plumbing-Heating-Cooling-Contractors (PHCC) Contractor of the Year Award” on Oct. 7, 2022, during the Annual Business Meeting of the PHCC association’s national convention, PHCCCONNECT2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year’s recipients are Kevin Purnell and Mike Levenseller, co-owners of Granite Corp, serving the Oakland, Maine, area since 2002.

The Safety First! Award recognizes a PHCC contractor who takes advantage of Federated’s risk management assistance to effectively implement sound risk management practices. Each year, hundreds of clients are eligible to receive this prestigious honor, but it was Granite Corp’s continued dedication to keeping safety a top priority that help them stand out.

President and Co-Founder Kevin Purnell and the company’s 56 employees embrace a culture of safety as they continually review projects as a team, identify potential risks, and work to ensure proper training and safety protocols are followed every step of the way. The business makes use of Federated’s risk management resources regularly, including Federated DriveSAFE(SM), a telematics solution for clients that is geared toward impacting employees’ daily driving habits through motivation, knowledge, and awareness. “Knowing this device is in place makes our employees think about it, along with their actions behind the wheel, and this alone helps make them think of safety and proper driving expectations,” Purnell noted.

He emphasized how valuable access to reliable risk management resources is when it comes to his employee’s day-to-day safety. “We appreciate the connection we have made with Federated, and have found that over the years they have many benefits and much greater levels of safety products and tools available that we can use on a daily and weekly basis to share with our internal and external employees and customers here at Granite Corp.”

Congratulations to Granite Corp for earning Federated’s Contractor of the Year Award through their diligent attention to Safety First!