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“Extremely professional and friendly. Class act across the board. Nicely done!!!
—Global distribution company
But does your organization actually live it?
The safety culture ingrained in the Painters USA family of companies is definitely no accident. We have taken the extra step of actually employing a full-time Safety Director who is instrumental in instilling and maintaining the safety culture our employees share, in the field and in the office. From newly-hired employees to the most seasoned veterans in all divisions of Painters USA, we strive to make it home to our families at the end of the day unscathed and unharmed.
Our Safety Director, Darren Lottes, lives and breathes safety.
Before asking for and receiving the position of Safety Director, Darren wore numerous hats over his 8 years on our team. This included being an Estimator, Operations Director, and Field Operations Supervisor.
“It’s nice to see something that we are so dedicated to, from our owners down to a first year apprentice, and that hard work truly pays off,” Darren says.
We are lucky to have such a qualified Safety Director who is fully committed to our employees’ well-being. His certifications include:
In the very near future this list will expand to include Train the Trainer certifications in:
Maybe you saw in a recent blog that Painters USA won the MRMH Safety Award from Assurance. Upon receiving the award, Darren said, “To be recognized was a great honor for me. It was honestly really emotional for me because of the injuries we’ve had in the past and dedicating my life to never having those injuries again.”
As a result of Darren’s dedication, we currently carry an EMR of .80 – well below the industry standard of 1.0 that most large companies ask for.
We also can boast high grades (“A’s”) with over 20 corporations on the safety and procurement portal ISNet World. It hasn’t gone unrecognized – they want to do a piece on us for their newsletter about this extraordinary accomplishment.
Painters USA’s commitment to safety will give you peace of mind when the time comes for contracting your own maintenance projects. Besides our own safety program, we frequently attend site and company-specific safety training prior to starting a project. We welcome these opportunities to further our knowledge and ensure the wellbeing of everyone on a jobsite.
None of our achievements would be possible without Darren’s leadership and the full support and compliance of our employees companywide.
Thank you, Darren, for getting us home safe!
Our 4 locations allow us to travel nationwide for large commercial & industrial painting, flooring, & industrial cleaning projects. They also serve the immediate areas around them.
Chicago Region – Our headquarters are in the Chicago suburb of Glendale Heights. IL and serves the entire Chicago, northern Indiana, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, & Detroit areas. This office also handles most of our nationwide projects.
Texas Region – We have 2 locations in Texas serving the entire southern United States:
Central Illinois Region - Our concrete division, Redimere Surface Solutions, is located in Danville, IL (outside of Champaign, IL. Like our other locations, this one also performs painting, flooring, & industrial cleaning services in areas like Peoria, Bloomington, St. Louis, Lafayette, Terre Haute, & Indianapolis.