Living Stone Wins Prestigious State Award for our Safety Program


Builders Mutual Insurance Company
Raleigh, NC 27624-0005
September 17, 2018

Living Stone Design + Build Receives Safety Program of the Year Award
from Builders Mutual

On September 12, during the NCHBA’s STARS Award gala in Charlotte, NC, Living Stone Design + Build received the Safety Program of the Year award from Builders Mutual Insurance Company.

Living Stone Design + Build specializes in crafting award winning custom homes. The company employs a dedicated, full-time safety manager and their overall safety strategy consists of weekly tool-box talks, monthly safety meetings (with both staff and trade partners) and quarterly safety meetings with the company owner and safety manager. Living Stone Design + Build also created a trade partner council. They host meetings to discuss job-site related issues, including safety, with their staff and trade partners. The meetings draw between 75-100 attendees, dinner is provided and safety games are played for the chance to win safety gear.

When asked about the safety program his company developed, owner Sean Sullivan responded, “After leaving the STARS Awards two years ago, I went back to our office and hired someone to take Living Stone Design + Build’s safety program to the next level. I told our new safety manager, Michael Reeves, that I wanted to build an award winning Safety Program. He looked at me and asked, “Ok, how much time do I have?” I said, I’ll give you two years. September 12 was Michael’s two year work anniversary and the exact day that he was rewarded with the prestigious Builders Mutual Safety Program of the Year award.”

Builders Mutual is proud of the commitment and dedication to safety education and training that Living Stone Design + Build displays. We are honored that they were chosen as the 2018 Builders Mutual Safety Program of the Year. Living Stone Design + Build was established in 1997 in Black Mountain, NC and employees 15 full time staff members. The company is a proud member of the Asheville Home Builders Association.

Headquartered in North Carolina, Builders Mutual is one of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast’s leading writers of commercial insurance for the construction industry. Since its inception, Builders Mutual has broadened its territory beyond North Carolina to include the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company provides coverage to more than 21,000 policyholders through more than 5,000 sales agents and employs more than 300 staff at its Raleigh headquarters.