CES, Inc. Receives Richard J. Haines Memorial Award for Safety Excellence

BREWER, MAINE – CES, Inc. (CES), a Maine-based firm of engineers, environmental scientists, and land surveyors, recently received the Richard J. Haines Award for Safety Excellence at the annual meeting of the Maine Chamber Group Trust.

“Having a culture of safety is of paramount importance to CES,” said CES President/CEO Denis St. Peter. “We are proud to receive this award for the fourth time because it represents our continued commitment we have to safety.”

The award is in honor of Dick Haines who was instrumental in creating the Group Trust and recognized the importance of membership excellence. He used in the term ‘safety champion’ to describe a person or company that goes the extra mile and does the right things to foster an injury and incident free working environment. The prestigious award has high standards so there may be no winners in a particular year.

The criteria of the award include:


  • Commitment (to employee safety and the well-being of the Group Trust)
  • Persistence (in striving for excellence in loss prevention, safety, and claims management)
  • Participation (involving all levels of the company in employee safety)
  • Performance (solid and overall profitable contribution to the Group Trust)
  • Consistency (long-term effort without complacency)


CES Human Resources Director and Safety Coordinator Kay Allcroft said “Without our employees who embody our safety culture, CES would not receive this recognition. This award belongs to everyone at CES who made this award possible.”

Company-wide safety goals are set by the Safety Committee annually, which meets quarterly to discuss. The committee represents a cross section of employees across divisions and office locations, allowing for varied views to be discussed.

A 2015 and 2016 Top Ten Best Places to Work in Maine, CES, Inc. provides civil and environmental consulting and land surveying services to clients.  In business since 1978, CES employs approximately 70 professionals across seven offices located in Brewer, Bar Harbor, Lewiston, Machias, Presque Isle, Saco and Waterville.