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 2019 NIA Safety Stars™

The National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the 2019 Safety Excellence Award winners virtually in conjunction with its webinar: Contractors Panel Discussion on Construction Challenges and Opportunities Amid COVID-19. Safety Excellence Award winners are normally announced during NIA’s Annual Convention, but with the event cancellation, NIA selected its popular webinar series to announce the winners. To view the recording of the announcement, please click here.

Associate (Manufacturer) category winners are:


  • Armacell, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Dyplast Products, LLC, Miami, FL
  • ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation, Milton, ON, Canada


  • CertainTeed Corporation, Malvern, PA
  • Johns Manville, Denver, CO
  • Knauf Insulation, Inc., Shelbyville, IN
  • Owens Corning, Toledo, OH

Contractor category winners are:


  • Performance Firestop, Inc., Green Bay, WI


  • ATI Insulation, Inc., Grand Junction, CO
  • Farwest Insulation Contracting, Anaheim, CA
  • F & H Insulation Sales and Services, Inc., Kechi, KS
  • Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc., McKees Rocks, PA
  • hth Companies, Inc., Union, MO
  • Insul-Tech, Inc., Frederick, MD


  • Advanced Energy Protection, LLC, Greenwood, IN
  • 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, Kansas City, MO
  • DKB, Inc., Pasco, WA
  • Gagnon, Inc., St. Paul, MN
  • Gribbins Insulation Company, Inc., Evansville, IN
  • Hawkeye Insulation Specialists, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Iowa Illinois Taylor Insulation Company, Davenport, IA
  • I-Star Energy Solutions, Quarryville, PA
  • Liberty Industrial Group, Phoenix, AZ
  • Luse Thermal Technologies, Aurora, IL
  • Performance Contracting, Inc., Lenexa, KS
  • QCI Thermal Systems, Inc., Iowa City, IA
  • Thermal Solutions—Ohio, Inc., Proctorville, OH

Distributor/Fabricator category winners are:


  • Geo. V. Hamilton, Inc., McKees Rocks, PA


  • Shook & Fletcher Insulation Co., Birmingham, AL


  • American Mechanical Insulation Sales, Inc., Farmington Hills, MI
  • Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI
  • Extol of Ohio, Inc., Norwalk, OH
  • Specialty Products & Insulation, Charlotte, NC

Metal Building Laminator category winners are:


  • Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI
  • Silvercote, A Distribution International Company, Greenville, SC

Congratulations to all the winners, and NIA looks forward to presenting each company with its award in person at NIA’s Fall Summit 2020, taking place November 4–5, 2020, 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.