FCA International Announces CREST Award Winners

In June, Finishing Contractors Association International (FCA) announced the winners of its sixth-annual CREST (Contractors Recognizing Excellence in Safety Training) Awards, distinguishing contractors for safety excellence. Of the companies who entered, 21 earned the right to lay claim to the safest contractor in their respective categories, and 20 other companies finished as Top 10 Finishers. Winners and Top 10 Finishers are now industry-recognized leaders in construction safety. Winners and entrants were also celebrated during the FCA Awards Ceremony at the FCA International Leadership Council.

“The FCA CREST Awards were created to encourage and recognize contractors who have led an effective safety program throughout the year,” explained Anthony Darkangelo, CEO of FCA International. “CREST Award winners have proven that protecting their employees is a priority at their company, and that they are a leader in construction safety.”

FCA International represents the largest community of finishing contractors in North America. FCA membership is comprised of over 7,000 contractors engaged in architectural glass & metal, drywall finishing, flooring, industrial coating, painting & wallcovering and sign work. 

The FCA CREST Awards were started in 2011 with a simple mission: encourage and recognize excellence in safety training. Awarded by FCA International (an international contractor association representing more than 7,000 signatory contractors in the construction industry), winners are objectively selected based on key safety metrics such as years the company has had a safety program, safety training, injury/illness rates, recordable incident rates, EMR trends, etc. Winners earn the right to say they are the safest contractor in their respective category. In addition to CREST Awards being won in individual categories, one entrant who took his or her safety program to new heights is selected for the CREST Chairman’s Award.

2016 CREST Award Winners

Architectural Glass & Metal

Drywall Finishing


Industrial Coating

Painting & Wallcovering

CREST Chairman’s Award

Top 10 Finishers