J. Kokolakis Contracting, Inc. Celebrates Outstanding Safety Record

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With zero lost workdays on all federally contracted construction projects over the past five years, the firm is one of the safest in the industry.

J. Kokolakis Contracting, Inc. (JKC), a construction firm with offices in Florida and New York, is proud to announce their sterling safety record in projects completed in the last five years. In that time, JKC has not had any lost workdays on any federal construction project.

JKC maintains a "safety first" policy among all employees. Every member of the team understands that they are responsible for their safety and the safety of everyone working around them. Each employee has the right and responsibility to report any unsafe equipment, conduct, or situation on the job site. JKC's safety initiatives include a corporate safety program, project-specific safety plans, checklists, expert safety consultants, and more for every project.

"We believe there is no job so important nor any service so urgent that would justify subjecting anyone to potential risks," said Joseph J. Kokolakis, President of JKC.

With over one million man-hours committed to building projects in the past year, JKC has a proven track record of safety. JKC has the safety certificates and safety awards to show for their efforts.

Project Profile: Cape Coral Army Reserve Center
This project consisted of a 37,500 square-foot training and administration building with a muster room, an 8,000 square-foot vehicle maintenance shop with a vehicle exhaust removal system, a 1,500 square-foot storage building, and a 100-space parking lot. The Cape Coral Army Reserve Center includes administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, weapons simulator, and physical fitness area for six Army Reserve units, consisting of approximately 300 soldiers. Located in Fort Myers, Florida, the project received the USACE's District Safety Award for upholding outstanding safety procedures, resulting in a safe work environment for everyone involved.

Project Profile: Binghamton Army Reserve Center
This 33,000 square-foot training center includes a kitchen, assembly hall, classrooms, a 2,150 square-foot weapons simulation training room, a reinforced-concrete arms vault, a physical fitness room, a common room, and a library for study. The 8,000 square-foot organizational maintenance shop includes a work bay with three overhead rolling doors, an overhead bridge crane, an overhead vehicle tailpipe exhaust system, offices, storage rooms, a separate mechanical room, and in-floor radiant and infrared heating systems. JKC also constructed a 1,370 square-foot unheated storage facility with parking. The facilities are located in Nichols, New York, and the project received an "exceptional" rating for safety.

"There were zero lost-time accidents with the contractor providing 93,408 work hours of activity. The SSHO enforced compliance with all safety rules and regulations and provided exceptional individual and subcontractor orientation programs."
—Thomas A. Puckett, P.E., Administrative Contracting Officer

Project Profile: Army National Guard Training Center Complex
This project consisted of the construction of a 149,000 square-foot administrative and dormitory facility, including 148 billet rooms for lodging, administrative offices, supply rooms, and medical rooms. The facility is located in Fort Carson, Colorado, and the project received an "outstanding" rating for the implementation of our safety plan.

Project Profile: U.S. Military Academy at West Point
JKC's project at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York consisted of the renovation and modernization of Scott Barracks, a 150,500 square-foot, eight-story, 478-bed barracks facility originally built in 1938. The project received an "exceptional" rating for safety, even with as many as 300 employees working at one time with zero lost-time accidents.

Project Profile: New Orleans Joint Air Traffic Control Tower & Base Facility
This project involved the construction of a 22,000 square-foot, seven-story facility that supports a joint-use operation, including the Navy Reserve, Marine Reserve, Coast Guard, and Louisiana Air National Guard. The project received an "exceptional" safety rating.

About J. Kokolakis Contracting, Inc.
Since 1972, J. Kokolakis Contracting, Inc. (JKC) has been committed to exceeding their clients' expectations in quality, integrity, and accountability. JKC brings a collaborative approach to success, having successfully completed high-profile projects for notable clients, including the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of the Army, and the Federal Aviation Authority. Through an unwavering commitment to the company's core values, JKC has built a sterling reputation for providing excellent client service and producing high-caliber projects safely, within budget, and on schedule. JKC has offices in New York and Florida. Visit the company's website today at http://www.jkokolakis.com.

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New York Office: (631) 744-6147
Florida Office: (727) 942-2211

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