Alaska Contractor Nets Big Returns

News Source: Liberty Northwest Business Insurance News
Publish Date: March 01, 2006

Last summer, Neeser Construction Inc. received the largest retro-return check Liberty Northwest has issued to a workers’ compensation policyholder in Alaska.

Contributing to the ’03-’04 policy-year return is the Anchorage-based company’s solid safety performance. Key there is its direct job-site management.

To each project Neeser assigns a project supervisor, who designates a safety representative on each job site, and a project manager, who ultimately assumes full project responsibility.

“All of Neeser Construction’s project managers are professional, receptive to my safety suggestions, and committed to eliminating workplace hazards,” says Nick Payovich, Liberty Northwest senior loss prevention consultant. “They also work proactively with Alaska OSHA, taking full advantage of its consultation and training services, and invites OSHA to visit each new project site.”

Additionally, the Company separates its workers’ compensation costs into a per-project basis, which has created positive competition between projects and reduced the number of injuries.

Neeser Construction Inc. works on all project phases from inception through completion. Its construction projects include schools, hotels, retail stores, public-works facilities, special-housing projects, and specialized constructions such as jails and hospitals. The company has also completed projects on most of Alaska’s Military bases.