Brandon Baker 

Safety Director

Brandon has more than 10 years of experience directing safety programs in construction and general industry with an emphasis in energy production. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration and Management from Arkansas Tech University. He is a licensed emergency medical technician, first responder instructor, and OSHA instructor. In 2021, he was awarded the Arkansas Builders and Contractors Safety Director of the Year Award. Brandon is very active in our community, as the Chairman of the Conway County Hospital Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Conway County Emergency Food and Shelter Board. He is a member and past Chief of the Conway County Volunteer Fire Department.

Koontz Electric Company is committed to the Zero Accident Vision philosophy. We believe that nobody should be injured or killed in an accident.

 We are human, and humans make mistakes, but erroneous actions should not result in injuries. This is one reason why safety should be emphasized in planning of any working environment. The Zero Accident Vision is based on the belief that all accidents are preventable, and therefore promoting the Zero Accident Vision is an important strategy for preventing workplace accidents.


Essential Elements of Our Safety Program include:

    1. Full time safety director
    2. Jobsite audits
    3. Drug Free Workplace Program
    4. MSHA Part 46 & 48
    5. OSHA 10 and 30 hour training
    6. New Hire Orientation
    7. Daily and weekly safety meetings
    8. First Aid/ CPR Training
    9. Confined Space Training
    10. Competent Person Training
    11. Lock Out / Tag Out
    12. ARC Flash Safety
    13. EPZ
    14. Fall Protection
    15. Substation Awareness Safety
    16. Power Safe T & D Training
    17. JHA Reports
    18. Four Year Apprentice to Journeyman
    19. Exothermic Safety
    20. PPE

Safety Awards


ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor

22 Consecutive Years

Less than 5% of all 20,000 members pass the criteria established for this recognition. The Accredited Quality Contractor program was launched in 1993 to provide an accreditation program, which publicly recognizes and honors those construction firms, which have documented their commitment in four key areas of corporate responsibility: Safety, Employee Benefits, Training, and Community Relations.


ABC’s National Safety Excellence Merit Award 2004

The ABC National Safety Award recognizes companies whose safety performance and programs are exemplary. Awards are based on data submitted via STEP PLATINUM applications and interviews with companies’ safety directors and owners. Award categories are based on total work-hours in a calendar year and standard industrial codes. Seven man-hour categories by the three standard industrial codes (SIC) of 15, 16 and 17 for 21 awards.

18 Consecutive Years

Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. The Platinum is reserved for members who receive a “Gold” rating for two consecutive years. We are only one of a few ABC contractors in Arkansas to receive this award. ABC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, signed a partnership that recognizes the ABC Platinum Safety Program as a benchmark standard for safety. ABC Platinum level safety members will be recognized as the best of the best in safety by OSHA.

5 Years Without a Lost Day Away From Work

For Immediate Release

Koontz Electric Safety Award

5 Years no lost time accidents

KOONTZ ELECTRIC COMPANY is excited to announce another significant safety milestone, 5 Years with no lost time accidents as classified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as of August 31, 2021. We are proud to hold safety as a core value and celebrate this success. This safety milestone is a direct result of our employees’ ongoing pursuit of safety excellence and places our company in an elite group of contractors Our Power is in Our People.

” I would like to personally thank each of our employees for their dedication, which made this milestone achievable,” says Dean Hoover, Executive Vice President and COO. “KOONTZ ELECTRIC COMPANY believes that our vision of a “Zero is Achievable” culture delivers a commitment to protect our most valuable asset, our people. We will continue to drive safety success as priority one.”

“On behalf of the Executive Management, I would like to take this opportunity, to congratulate all our employees on this outstanding safety accomplishment. Behind this achievement stands a solid culture of safety with dedicated efforts that extend to all levels of the company, ultimately ensuring the safe completion of projects and the return of each of our employees to their families every night,” says Benny Koontz, President and CEO.

350 days worked without a recordable incident


The safety of our employees, our customers, and the environment is the top priority of our business and the heart of our core values of Koontz Electric Co., Inc.