California Contracting Company Earns Safety Award

Staff | September 28, 2010

Top Grade Construction, Inc., general engineering contractor from Livermore, California, has received the “Safe Contractor of the Year” award for impeccable performance in 2007 from The Engineering and Utility Contractors Association (EUCA).

During 2007, Top Grade logged more than 827,000 worker-hours, resulting in a record low 1.93 OSHA Total Recordable Incident rate, well below the national average of 5.9. The company’s success rate is the direct result of an extremely comprehensive safety program that includes a dedicated safety staff; more than 50 different training programs; site-specific training; daily, weekly and monthly safety meetings; and a total commitment to safety at all levels from the President to the field laborers.

Top Grade President and CEO Bill Gates accepted the award on behalf of his organization at EUCA’s General Membership Meeting held in Sunol, Northern California, recently.

This award marks the fifth time in the past eight years that Top Grade has been honored for achievement in safety by EUCA. The winners were presented with award plaques for their accomplishments in safety management and operations. Honorees are selected based on their number of recordable incidents, work days lost and a comprehensive review of their overall safety program.

Additionally, Top Grade is creating a new position within the company for a corporate safety director.


About Top Grade Construction Top Grade Construction, Inc. ( is a premier, California-based general engineering contractor with more than 500 employees servicing projects spanning from Riverside to Sacramento. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Livermore, Calif., the company specializes in heavy highway and civil engineering construction services, including general site preparation, earth moving, excavation, grading, and paving. Top Grade’s clients include many major commercial builders, various developers as well as virtually all of the local city, county, state, and federal contracting agencies. TGC has earned its stellar reputation within the construction industry through its commitment to providing superior customer service; competitive pricing; quality workmanship; state-of-the-art equipment; and highly skilled, professional employees on every project. 

Contact: Lee Myhre
Sr. Corporate Marketing Manager
Top Grade Construction, Inc.
(p) (925) 245-2191