Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters

The iconic construction site hardhat offers physical head protection but does nothing to protect what may be going on inside that head. To reduce the stigma about mental health and publicly reinforce our commitment to support, we have distributed an official, Mental Health Matters / Kortman Cares hardhat sticker to our teams.  May is Mental […]

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Beat the CEO Challenge 2022

Our CEO Ken Kortman threw down the gauntlet and issued a fitness challenge. He bet the whole Kortman team that no one could beat him in recording more steps walked in a week, putting a mystery prize on the line.  It was a tough challenge, since some of our field team log 10,000 steps or […]

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Our 40th year in business!

  On March 1, 2022 we began our 40th year in business. Looking back, we’ve had the privilege of working beside some of the very finest people in the industry. Many have shaped the culture at Kortman to be one where each person is valued as a key member of the team, where service to […]

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We take the Pledge: Suicide Prevention in Construction

Construction Industry Alliance Suicide Prevention

September is Suicide Prevention Month.  According to the CDC, construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide and the highest number of suicides across all occupations. In 2019, Kortman joined the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention and took the pledge. Suicide Prevention Pledge – Contractor   This is to certify that our company will […]

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Kortman Achieves World-Class Safety Standards Through ABC STEP Program

Phoenix, AZ, July 26, 2021— Kortman, Inc. today announced it has achieved Bronze in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System, meaning the company is 655% safer than the industry average. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants. […]

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Recreating the Concrete Core Drop Incident with a Watermelon

This excerpt is a popular section originally created for an internal leadership meeting. Our Director of Safety describes a real incident that took place a year earlier, involving a concrete core dropping a relatively short distance and hitting a person on a construction site. A fun experiment illustrates just how dangerous the event was. Personal […]

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Supporting the Navajo Nation During COVID

Jonathan Nez and Thomas Adkins

A job-site conversation between co-workers about the hardships being suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Navajo Nation grew into a much larger act of compassion. The Native American communities of Arizona have been especially challenged with a need for water. After their conversation, Kortman’s Tad Adkins and Foreman, Jon Nez started making phone […]

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COVID-19

Kortman’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic

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Carlos Macias: 30 Years of Service

Carlos Macias and Ken Kortman

If you’ve worked for Kortman, at one time or another, you’ve likely had the pleasure of working with Mr. Carlos Macias. Our most Senior Foreman, he is the man that runs our largest projects. He’s a skilled electrician, an excellent leader, and a friend. Congratulations and thank you for an incredible 30 years of service […]

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5 Reasons for Kortman to Update Your Business to LED Lighting

Kortman has been in the LED market for the past decade completing small office space retrofits to whole building upgrades. Lighting is essential in our daily lives and plays a critical role in business operations. From employee safety to building security and better product displays, lighting is an important part of all businesses. Although often taken […]

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