A LOT HAS BEEN WRITTEN and discussed about the “safety culture” and its relevance in business and, really, its relevance within any organizational structure. We like to think here at Tucker Paving, Inc., that we have an excellent safety culture, and we have the numbers to back up that conclusion. In June last year, we celebrated more than a million man-hours of work without a single loss-time accident, and so far since then we’ve maintained that very positive course. Continue reading Thoughts along the path to an excellent safety culture
AS THIS ARTICLE goes up on the Tucker Paving blog site, it is the 13th day of December 2017, leaving 12 days to go until The Big Day — Christmas Day.
That reminds us of a holiday song — one that we now won’t get out of our head for quite some time. That would be “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” of course. You know… the one that drives home the point — a dozen times — about a very special partridge in a pear tree. Continue reading Tucker Paving’s special take on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’
TUCKER PAVING is all aboard the Toys for Toys train this year. Team members are working hard to help a greater number of the area’s more needy children have a bright and happy Christmas. Continue reading Tucker Paving all aboard the Toys for Tots train; program has an interesting tale
“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” — Aesop
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
THIS ARTICLE is a special milestone — No. 100 in the continuing series of articles on the Tucker Paving website blog. We didn’t exactly plan it this way, but the article comes during an extra-special week for the nation and for this company.
It’s the week of Thanksgiving, of course, but it’s also anniversary week for Tucker Paving. The company was founded — incorporated — on Monday, Nov. 21, 1994. Continue reading We’re counting blessings in an extra-special week for Tucker Paving
ONE OF OUR VERY OWN, Tucker Paving team member and motorcycling enthusiast Ricky Mas, is a big award winner.
During the 2017 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest in October, Ricky won American Bagger magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for his custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide cruiser motorcycle. You can see photos of Ricky’s awesome motorcycle here. Continue reading Tucker Paving team member earns Biketoberfest honor for custom cruiser
THE HEADLINE READS “ ‘Safety Culture’ Key to Business Success.” It’s a headline that tops an exclusive March 2017 risk-management article for the website version of The American Oil & Gas Reporter magazine (www.aogr.com).
The article reports that “a rise in the frequency of lost time injuries occurs in the (oil and gas) industry about two years after a drop in oil prices.” The article’s bottom line is a not-so-veiled recommendation that oil and gas company executives not put their employees’ safety at risk when they cut costs to adjust to lean economic times and pressures to maintain healthy profit margins. Continue reading The point is: Safety doesn’t happen by accident
AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR, maybe a couple of times of year, a few of the team members from Tucker Paving get together for a trek up to the University of Florida in Gainesville. No, it’s not for a football or basketball game. It’s all business — the business of recruiting top talent for our company. Continue reading A UF Rinker School career fair is a good place to find top construction talent
A FEW DAYS BACK, we wrote and posted an article about the prestigious Eagle awards Tucker Paving, Inc., received Oct. 7 during the 2017 Central Florida Chapter ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.) Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Banquet in Orlando. (See the article here.)
The ABC Eagle award is the highest award a subcontractor can receive from the Central Florida ABC organization, which annually recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects built by its members.
We think it’s fitting here to remind everyone what ABC is all about. Continue reading ABC is all about the free-enterprise approach to construction
TUCKER PAVING MANAGERS found the company soaring high with success during the 2017 Central Florida Chapter ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.) Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Banquet.
Our company was the recipient of three highly prestigious ABC Eagle subcontractor awards, adding to a significant number of Eagles we have won in prior-year competition for top Central Florida construction honors. Continue reading Tucker Paving soars with three new prestigious ABC Eagle construction awards
WORK-ZONE SAFETY at road-related construction sites is a very important matter, and something we at Tucker Paving think about and strive for constantly. It’s dangerous out there! Continue reading It’s an all-out effort to keep it safe at road construction work zones