Venture Construction Group of Florida Wins Owens Corning Pinnacle Award For Safety

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Florida restoration company recognized for advanced safety protocols

“On the jobsite, on the road and in the community, the team at Venture Construction Group of Florida exemplifies a safety culture. We're honored to present the Pinnacle Award to a company committed to the highest levels of safety and responsible roofing,” says Michael Schneider, Owens Corning.

Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) earned the prestigious 2020 Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Pinnacle Award for Safety. This award recognizes VCGFL’s commitment to advancement of safe practices in the workplace. Watch the video.

“On the jobsite, on the road and in the community, the team at Venture Construction Group of Florida exemplifies a safety culture. We are honored to present the Pinnacle Award to a company committed to the highest levels of safety and responsible roofing,” says Michael Schneider, contractor marketing leader, Owens Corning Roofing.

VCGFL is an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. A household name in the roofing industry, Owens Corning is a market leader in roofing shingles, underlayment and components products. Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors are the top tier members of a vetted, exclusive network and meet strict standards for professionalism, reliability and unparalleled craftmanship for inclusion.

“Safety is paramount in the construction industry. This esteemed recognition reflects our continued focus on bringing a results-oriented, customer-driven approach to running our business and delivering trustworthy, dependable work for our clients,” says Stephen Shanton, CEO and president, Venture Construction Group of Florida.

Hailed as an industry trailblazer, Shanton has equipped VCGFL offices and jobsites with the most advanced technology in the industry. Staff and crews monitor jobsites 24/7 with EarthCam webcam services and 4G LTE TrueLook cameras that provide high definition security and project time-lapsing video on each and every project in progress. These tools allow the company to protect their clients, properties, staff and critical infrastructure. VCGFL utilizes Matterport 3D cameras that record a full-scale 360-degree three-dimensional view of jobsites, which allows them to monitor and document construction projects with high resolution megapixel cameras and view all jobsite activity in real time.

“Venture will always be committed to utilizing the latest and greatest apps, software, and technology to provide the most advanced level of service and safety to our customers and our staff. We have so many amazing tools at our fingertips these days that enhance safety, performance, and reporting. It’s an exciting time for the construction industry,” says Shanton.

Dedicated to advanced safety protocols and standards, VCGFL has a full-time OSHA safety monitor on staff to supervise projects. All senior management hold the OSHA 30 and OSHA 10 certificates which provide advanced tools regarding health and safety awareness to reduce the risk of workplace hazards. All employees have attended the OSHA Awareness Training on fall protection, forklift operations, scaffolding, and flagger operations. The team also holds First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications, and the company has installed AED defibrillator devices onsite at all offices. VCGFL is unique in that it requires all staff members to attend ongoing OSHA Awareness and First Aid/CPR/AED training sessions, including emergency response teams and disaster recovery specialists, field staff and office personnel. VCGFL is committed to consistent safety measures across the board.

About Venture Construction Group of Florida
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas and the Caribbean. Specializing in industrial/commercial projects, VCGFL assists property managers, condominium boards, homeowner associations, association boards, hotels, and business complexes with general contractor services, specialty construction, historical restoration, water and flood mitigation, and property repairs due to fire, flood, water, wind and hurricanes. With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCGFL takes care of the details every step of the way including roofing, siding, windows, drywall, flooring, paint, gutters to rebuilding properties after major storm events from hurricanes, tornadoes, and hailstorms. VCGFL holds leading industry awards including the Owens Corning Pinnacle Award for Safety, Construction Business Owner Award, Roofing Alliance MVP Award, Coatings Pro Contractor Award, Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award, Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers Award, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. CEO Stephen Shanton is an esteemed member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” Shanton is a certified member of the WindStorm Insurance Network™ and is a WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, and WIND Certified Fellow®. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors. VCGFL is a proud member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA); Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA); Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA); Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA); National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC); National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB); Restoration Industry Association (RIA). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading certifications including Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor, and Duro-Last Certified Contractor status. VCGFL credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third-party Global Risk Management Solutions. For more information, call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at http://www.VCGFL.com.

About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company’s three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products, manufacturing technologies, and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company’s customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit http://www.OwensCorning.com.

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