NOW Specialties is dedicated to the health and well-being of our workers, our fellow subcontractors, the building owners and tenants, and the community at large. Our safety department is based in Dallas and is led by Jacob Gomez, who answers directly to the company ownership. Jamie Gonzales is our lead Dallas inspector and assists Gomez with new hire training. Ismael Rodriguez (lead Houston inspector) and Miguel Barboza (lead Austin inspector) are longstanding team members. The department size fluctuates between five and twelve, depending on the number of current projects and work complexity.
The department’s activities and successes speak for themselves: Gomez (a member of Texo’s Latino Safety Committee) oversaw a 24% reduction in claims in 2012-2013, down from 2010-2011. Sherry Nolan, our company president, won Texo’s Construction Safety Superstar in June 2013. In November 2015, and again in October 2016, we received Safety Trophies from TexasMutual Workers' Compensation Insurance "For Dedication to Employee Health and Safety.” This is a special honor, as only 200 businesses of their 65,000 policyholders are selected for recognition. In February 2016 the RHCA honored NOW with its Pillard Award, based in large part on our safety record. See the pages below to get an idea of our culture of safety.