CSDA’s New Company Certification Program is Serious Business

St. Petersburg, FL – Becoming certified with CSDA means serious business. Now, a professional contractor can show clients that their company is a trustworthy brand, maintains sound business practices and employs certified, highly-skilled operators through the completion of the association’s innovative program.

The CSDA Company Certification Program is a company audit program specifically for sawing and drilling contractors. Developed by CSDA’s Certification Committee, the program provides owners, architects, engineers, general contractors and government officials with a valuable prequalification tool, improves the knowledge and skills of cutting contractors and enhances their public image.

“The CSDA Company Certification Program made us take a look at our business from another angle and analyze how we do things. This has not only resulted in us winning jobs through our certified status, but has improved us from an operational standpoint,” says Daniel Foley of CSDA contractor member Cobra Concrete Cutting Services Co. in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

To achieve certification, a company must meet the basic safety and insurance requirements of the industry, undertake sound operational and financial best practices, and provide evidence it has taken part in basic training or certification programs to better its employees and the company as a whole. This information is compiled and submitted for a confidential written application review by an independent third-party law firm, who notifies CSDA when an application has been approved.

“I am extremely pleased to have my company achieve CSDA Certified Company status,” says Cutting Edge Services Corp. owner Tim Beckman, a wire sawing specialist based in Batavia, Ohio “The CSDA Company Certification Program provides me with documentation that can I present to customers and general contractors. I can prove that the company not only performs safe and efficient cutting work, but also attains a high level of business performance.”

The first of its kind in the industry, the program aims to promote the message that hiring a certified company will eliminate risks associated with hiring a cutting contractor who may otherwise be seen as another unknown subcontractor. CSDA is the only association that certifies contractors, and the Company Certification Program is available to all contractor members. For more information, visit www.csda.org/certification or contact the CSDA office at 727-577-5004.

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