New Partnership with Graham Company

Graham Company Partners with BuildWitt to Help Solve Workforce Issues in the Dirt World

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NASHVILLE, TN - Graham Company joins BuildWitt to help solve the workforce issues the construction industry is facing. With a dwindling recruiting pool, companies can’t keep crews fully staffed to meet demands, and the problem is only growing with time.

The two companies will combine their resources to bring awareness to the issue and help companies access solutions to meet their specific needs.

Graham Company is one of the largest insurance and employee benefits brokers in the country, committed to enhancing employee safety and business viability through an action-oriented approach to risk management. In business for over 60 years, Graham Company designs customized and effective property and casualty, surety, and employee benefits programs for its clients to protect employees and prevent losses. Graham Company became 100% employee-owned through an employee stock ownership plan in 2017.

With their unique KAIROSSM Safety Culture program, Graham Company’s primary objective is to help clients refine current safety culture to a point where all employees are fully committed to working safely all the time.

Regarding partnership, Carl M. Bloomfield, AAI, Managing Director, Enterprise Risk & Advisory Services, says: "We partnered with Buildwitt because, like Graham Company, they’re on the leading edge of innovation and thought leadership for the construction industry. Our collective networks and resources make a powerful combination and will act as a force multiplier for our mutual clients. We share the common goal of making the construction industry a desired, robust, and profitable industry to work in.”

Since 2018, BuildWitt has been addressing common workforce problems by providing media and marketing services to companies in the Dirt World (i.e., infrastructure, earthmoving, utilities, site work, demolition, mining, materials, heavy equipment dealers, and supporting vendors). In 2022, BuildWitt launched a training platform with over 400 microlessons. The company’s next step is establishing partnerships with other organizations driven by the same mission.

“BuildWitt does not have the expertise to make an impact on safety in our industry. That’s why we’re so thankful to be partnering with Graham Company, their team of safety professionals, and their unique safety programs that are battle-tested and proven to work. Working together, we can expand their reach and help more companies improve safety for individual companies and for the industry at large,” says Dan Briscoe, President of BuildWitt.

BuildWitt has identified six primary causes for the workforce shortage: aging workforce; individuals choosing college instead of trades; record demand for infrastructure; fierce competition for workers from other industries; poor perception of blue-collar work; and different mindsets and desires among today’s younger generation.

The company will strategize with each new partnership to address one or more of the specific root causes of the workforce shortage.

“We don’t claim to have all the answers or solutions. What’s missing isn’t an effort or intent to solve the workforce problem—instead, it’s a cohesive effort,” says Aaron Witt, CEO  of BuildWitt.

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