As a highly-trained safety specialist, Ben is responsible for our overall company safety program at DEW. He works closely with project teams to develop a specific safety plan for every new project, and he routinely inspects all ongoing projects for compliance in protocols and equipment. Ben maintains relationships with state and local officials to ensure he stays current with regulations and best practices involving construction safety in Vermont.
Ben started with DEW in 2000 as a laborer for a summer job while back from college. Early on, he recognized that there was a lot of room to grow within the company and worked his way up through the ranks being promoted to Safety Director in 2014. Ben is also heavily involved with the field staff — with knowledge of their individual skills and abilities, he is responsible for manpower placement on our projects.
Life Outside DEW
Ben has three children, so along with his wife Sarah, most of their time is devoted to extra-curricular activities. When he has free time, Ben enjoys long hiking trips, hockey, skiing, fly fishing and shooting fireworks professionally for Northstar Fireworks.