Safety Best Practices

We take our commitment to the safety of our employees and our jobsites very seriously. We want to create a culture of safety, as well as a culture where it’s safe to speak up and out about any concerns. And while we can implement policies, perform safety checks and give out corrections or reprimands when it makes sense, the true key to a safe environment is communication.

Here, we present some tips on keeping the lines of communication open, to keep employees safe and jobsites running smoothly…

Our Promises on Safety

In an industry such as ours, accidents are an unfortunate risk of the job. However, there are many ways to minimize damage and injury from workplace accidents, and we at Custom Concrete are dedicated to doing just that. We take the safety of our employees seriously, and it shows. The commitment we make to a safe work environment, along with implementing safety best practices, means we’re able to offer our employees and our customers the very best—the best place to work, the best quality craftsmanship, the best value, and the best employer culture…

Commitment to Safety

Since 1969, Custom Concrete has focused on providing our customers with a superior finished product on-time and on budget. This responsibility extends beyond our client interactions and is a core commitment to our employees out on job sites and in our office. Our priority has been and always will be ensuring each employee finishes their work safely and goes home to their loved ones each day. No job is more important than the safety of a Custom Concrete family member…

American Flag, Custom Concrete Flag and Indiana State Flag

As a Central Indiana company that values, respects and develops the talent of each of our employees, we put great focus on creating a work environment where all are able to thrive, innovate, execute and perpetuate success. It is the secret to how we have established a role of leadership within the industry, and how we continually exceed the standard for the cast-in-place concrete…

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Did you know that nearly 80% of construction businesses are struggling to fill skilled labor positions, according to the Associated General Contractors of America? Moreover, 80% of new skilled trade jobs require less than a year of schooling?

But who is sharing these gripping career path facts with our high schoolers? As a member of the Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI), we can proudly say, “We are.” And we’re about to change the face of the industry…

Open Doors Footing Pour

Have you seen the hot Indiana jobs list? It’s an intriguing list indeed – a mix of degreed positions and those that require only certifications or hands-on job training.

If you explored my first installment in this new blog series, I think it’s important for me to first clarify that I am not anti-postsecondary education. In fact, I want my doctor to have the best education in biology and chemistry. I want to know they have passed the MCAT, attend the best medical school, completed residency training, and secured their license. I want to know that my lawyer has completed law school and passed the bar exam. These are honorable professions, and they require great educational commitments from those that seek them as careers, but these sort of careers are not the current in-demand jobs waiting to be filled by our graduates…

Open Doors Westfield Project

Last week the Indianapolis Business Journal featured an article discussing an increased national and state focus on career and technical education. The article noted that during the 2013-2014 school year (the last for which numbers were immediately available), 8,400 graduates had earned at least one industry certification, license or industry-recognized credential. That’s 11 percent more than the year before…

Welcome to the Team

We have added Angel-Lee Jensen as Receptionist and Special Projects Coordinator to our family here at Custom Concrete! Angel-Lee will be playing a key role assisting Custom Concrete executives with special projects and fulfilling a new forward-facing role for the company as well…

Chuck Haberman at a career fair

The Custom Concrete team will be attending several Indiana career fairs throughout late summer and early fall. Check out where we’ll be and make sure to stop by and say hello…

Welcome to the Team

Westfield, Ind.-based quality concrete foundations contractor Custom Concrete has added former United States Marine Corps Combat Engineer and Construction Chief Chuck Haberman as Onboarding Coordinator. From sourcing and recruiting new employees to onboarding, training and development, Haberman will be playing a key role as Custom Concrete continues to grow and be a destination for job seekers throughout the metro Indianapolis area…