Guam - Reliable Builders has received national recognition for creating and maintaining the safest work environment possible for its employees.  The company was one of only five contractors nationwide given the National Safety Excellence Award in the Construction of Buildings category. 

Reliable Builders was selected from 2,300 entries. Vice president Philsan Kim says they are honored to receive the recognition from the association of builders and contractors, telling KUAM News, "Over 2012 we had over 452,000 manhours worked with no lost worked days and we submitted an application defining our safety program and how we go about our business."

And corporate safety director Rully Padios added, "The most prestigious award and we try to win it everyday is to make sure our workers, our workforce goes home safely to their families."

This is the first time any company on Guam has received this national award. A special presentation was made during today's Guam Contractors Association meeting.