Safety first and always.


In May of 2014, we received a safety award by the Subcontractors Association for our 2013 safety practices. This award is a tribute to the hard work all of our employee’s put in to accomplish unparalleled safety practices. In addition to that, we have just completed a year without any accidents - the second year in our 37 years in business that this has been accomplished.

Safety is always our number one concern. All field employees have 10 hour Osha training, and each of our supervisors has 30 hour Osha training. Our mason tenders continue to train and certify at High Hill Missouri at the training center, reviewing proper techniques. Bricklayers also have continuing training in flashing and grouting installation at the training center in Earth City. All employees are trained as scaffold users and a particular few are trained as scaffold builders.

Safety is our number one priority. It is John J. Smith's desire to send an employee home after a day’s work to their family unhurt. We strive to make the work place safe, comfortable, and profitable. We have numerous safety classes and training that we engage all year long. It is a continuous training due to the severity of our business. Safety is an attitude that all employee’s must have to work safely, and it is the cornerstone of our success.

We have received the following safety awards:

  • ASA Safety Award - Div IV - 2013. 
  • ASA St. Louis Member Safety Awards
  • ASA Midwest Council Safety Awards
  • ISN Certified through Monsanto Safety Requirements

If you would like further information about our safety practices, don't hesitate to contact the office.