NIA’s Safety Excellence Award Winners

The National Insulation Association (NIA) announces the Safety Excellence Award  winners at its Annual Convention. The Safety Excellence Award is NIA’s highest industry honor and the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA created the award program in 2004 to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.

With input from the Health and Safety Committee, NIA's Board of Directors changed the name of the award to NIA's Safety Excellence Award. (Formerly known as the Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award.)

Congratulations 2020 NIA Safety Stars™

The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2020 Safety Excellence Award winners in conjunction with its Virtual Spring Summit, which took place online March 16–18, 2021.

Associate (Manufacturer) category winners are:


  • Polyguard Products, Inc., Ennis, TX


  • Proto Corp., Clearwater, FL


  • Armacell, Chapel Hill, NC
  • CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, PA
  • Dyplast Products, LLC, Miami, FL
  • Johns Manville, Denver, CO
  • Owens Corning, Toledo, OH
  • ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation, Milton, ON, Canada

Contractor category winners are:


  • BrandSafway Services, LLC, Kennesaw, GA
  • F & H Insulation Sales and Services, Inc., Kechi, KS
  • Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc., McKees Rocks, PA
  • Industrial Construction & Engineering Co., Saint Peters, MO
  • Insulations, Inc., Harahan, LA


  • Advanced Industrial Services, LLC, Toledo, OH
  • Advanced Nuclear, LLC, Greenwood, IN
  • Advanced Specialty Contractors, LLC, Aston, PA
  • Argus Contracting, LLC, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, LLC, Hicksville, NY
  • Cornerstone Services Group, LLC, Omaha, NE
  • DKB, Inc., Pasco, WA
  • Farwest Insulation Contracting, Anaheim, CA
  • Gagnon, Inc., Paul, MN
  • Gribbins Insulation Co., Inc., Evansville, IN
  • Hawkeye Insulation Specialists, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Co., Davenport, IA
  • I-Star Energy Solutions, Quarryville, PA
  • L.C. Insulations, Inc., Lititz, PA
  • Liberty Industrial Group, Phoenix, AZ
  • Luse Thermal Technologies, Aurora, IL
  • Performance Contracting, Inc., Lenexa, KS
  • QCI Thermal Systems, Inc., Iowa City, IA
  • Summit Contracting, LLC, Portland, OR
  • Thermal Solutions─Ohio, Inc., Proctorville, OH

Distributor/Fabricator category winners are:


  • Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc., McKees Rocks, PA
  • Thermaxx, LLC, West Haven, CT


  • American Mechanical Insulation Sales, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI
  • Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI
  • Distribution International, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Extol of Ohio, Inc., Norwalk, OH
  • Shook & Fletcher Insulation Co., Birmingham, AL
  • Specialty Products & Insulation, Charlotte, NC

Metal Building Laminator category winners are:


  • Silvercote, A Distribution International Co., Greenville, SC


  • Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI

Congratulations to all the winners, and NIA looks forward to recognizing each company in person at NIA’s 65th Annual Convention, taking place October 26–28, 2021, at the MGM National Harbor.

Photos of Past Winners

You can visit NIA’s Facebook page to see photos of the previous Safety Award Winners.