Century Construction’s Job Safety Program

How Century Construction Puts Job Safety First

Century Construction Group, Inc. is firmly committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. We work to ensure the safety of our contractors, client personnel, and the general public for the protection of facilities, equipment, and the environment.

Century Construction strives for the highest safety standards and zero safety incidents on every project.

“Safety First” isn’t just our motto, it’s the way Century Construction Group does business.

Safe working conditions do not occur by chance. They are the direct result of careful attention and adherence to strict company safety policies. In order to maintain a safe environment, Century Construction has implemented and continually refines our policies & procedures in order to ensure our employees and visitors go home safely.

We promote an incident-free environment through planning, sound design and work practices, personnel training, and compliance with applicable domestic and international regulations and industry standards.

Century Construction’s Safety Policies and Procedures

Our Safety Policies Century Employees Comply With:

  • Comprehensive Construction Safety and Health Plans
  • Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policies
  • Well planned, well implemented, and well executed new hire orientation training programs
  • Employee training on Hazard Communications
  • OSHA 30 Certification for all Superintendents
  • OSHA 10 Certification for all Foremen
  • Continuing Education/Training, including lock-out tag-out, confined spaces, forklift operations, heavy equipment certifications, and crane operator certifications
  • Full Asbestos Abatement specialist team
  • First Aid/CPR Certification for a minimum of 20% of our employees or a minimum of 1 employee per Site

Century Construction’s Environmental Health and Safety Management Plan

Our Director of Safety, Joe Barnes, is guided by an Environmental, Health and Safety Management (EHS) plan to comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards and best practices.

Century’s EHS plan helps to ensure the safety of our contractors, client personnel and the general public as well as the protection of facilities, equipment and the environment.

EHS Industry Standards and Best Practices

We use the following industry standards and best practices to create safe jobsites:

  • An Electronic Daily Job Safety Analysis (iPad) to review daily hazards for work tasks and the safety measures that will be in place to protect workers.
  • Supervisors Daily Safety Walk is conducted electronically (iPad) by supervisors to review site safety.
  • Contractor Site Safety Orientation is developed for each job site to be specific to the project with all workers attending before beginning work activities.
  • Our Safety Director visits projects on a regular basis to review safety procedures and observe workers behavior. A report of safety findings is completed and reviewed with the project Team and distributed to all affected trades.
  • Near Hit Program will be in place should an event occur that could have caused injury or damage. The Near Hit will be reviewed with all employees. Should an incident occur a detailed incident report is conducted to find the root cause of incident which is reviewed with Project Team to prevent further incidents.

Contact Century Construction for a Safe Build

Your contractor’s values matter–work with a company whose goal is to provide its employees a Zero Incident workplace. Contact Century Construction if you’d like to work with a construction company who puts safety first.

Century Construction’s Fairpark Development in Downtown Tupelo Nears Completion

Fairpark Towers: Project Updates and Business Openings

Expect signage to go up soon at Fairpark Plaza! Some businesses are moving in, and some are already open. By the middle of 2019, you’ll be able to eat, shop, bank, and go to work at Century’s Fairpark development in Tupelo.

Ross & Yerger Opens in Fairpark

Ross & Yerger, one of the oldest and largest independently held insurance agencies in the southeast, has opened a beautiful new office in our Fairpark development. Previously located in downtown Tupelo, they now occupy the second floor of Fairpark Towers and are open to serve your benefits, commercial and personal insurance needs.

BankPlus Headquarters Coming Soon

For the past several years, BankPlus has been booming in Tupelo. In only three years, BankPlus has added four branches with high tech universal bankers and Interactive Teller Machines. When BankPlus opens in Fairpark, a retail branch will be located on the ground floor, and the BankPlus Tupelo administrative headquarters will be located on the top floor. BankPlus is expected to move into the space in early 2019.


Watch the live cam of our progress!

Century Construction Offices

Century Construction will maintain their main Tupelo offices, but some staff will move into a portion of the third floor of the Fairpark Towers by the end of 2018.

Infrastructure Updates

The plaza is now complete and open for traffic! Century Construction built  the plaza and coordinated the construction of Presley Way, a brand new road through downtown Fairpark, as well as the improvements made to Monaghan Street. This infrastructure improvement now connects Presley Way and Elizabeth Street to the heart of the Fairpark District.

Fairpark Retail Updates

The Fairpark is the first of its kind for this area of Tupelo – a mixed use space that will include a number of restaurants and retail stores in addition to office space.

We are excited to announce some of our retail and restaurant tenants shortly! While much restaurant space is leased, some is still available. For inquiries on our available commercial restaurant, office, and retail space, please contact Duke Loden at Century Construction and Realty, Inc (662) 842-7052 or dloden@centurycr.com.

Century Construction’s Fairpark Office Building Development in Tupelo Due in 2018

The Fairpark development is a new, four-story office building that will be constructed at the corner of East Troy Street and Fairpark Drive.The building will be the newest and only “Class A” full-service office building in Tupelo. It will have four stories, totaling approximately 40,000 rentable square feet. The building is being designed with energy-efficient systems and access-controlled entry. The building is within walking distance to Bancorp South Arena, Hilton Hotel, and numerous restaurants in the downtown Tupelo area.

We are proud to be working alongside the city of Tupelo to help bring to life the vision of a new and better Downtown for its citizens. — Colin Maloney, President, Century Construction

Two tenants have been confirmed tenants to be occupying space in the new Fairpark Towers. Ross & Yerger Insurance Agency out of Jackson will occupy the entire second floor, and Century Construction and Realty, Inc. will occupy a portion of the third floor. Ross & Yerger, an insurance agency headquartered in Jackson, will be relocating their current Tupelo office upon completion. Ross & Yerger also has office locations in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Century Construction plans to remain in the current office space off Robert E Lee Drive and add additional office space for its employees in Fairpark Towers. Century president and Tupelo native, Colin Maloney, is “Proud to be working alongside the city of Tupelo to help bring to life the vision of a new and better Downtown for its citizens.”

For leasing or more information about the new Fairpark Plaza development, please contact Duke Loden at Century Construction and Realty, Inc (662) 842-7052 or dloden@centurycr.com.

Colin Maloney Featured in MC Business Magazine

Century Construction’s President, Colin Maloney, an alum of Mississippi College School of Business, was recently profiled in their magazine, MC Business. From the article:

“Colin Maloney is an entrepreneur, an adventurer, and a family man. He founded Century Construction in 1977, where it all started with just two employees and one truck. Over the last 17 years, however, the company has expanded exponentially and now employs over 200 people at three different, Mississippi locations; Tupelo, Jackson, and West Point. Colin remains committed to the day to day activities of the company, building relationships with both his customers and his employees. On a recent project, employees found him running the shoe moulding for the building. One of the guys joked, ‘Not bad for your first day, Mr. Maloney.’

Colin Maloney is an exceptional entrepreneur. What he has done with Century Construction, from creating it out of scratch to elevating it into one of the premier construction companies in our region, is nothing short of fabulous. He is a wonderful example for all of our students who have a strong entrepreneurial bent and are looking to emulate someone who has been very successful, while at the same time being principled. — Dr. Marcelo Eduardo, Dean, MC School of Business

But like any good business man, Colin certainly didn’t get where he is today without a little risk: both personally and professionally. His willingness to take calculated risks have not only developed him into a successful business man, but have also led him on many adventures. Most notably, a motorcycle ride with a friend, to Guatemala where they got stuck in the cross-fires of a shootout. Amidst the chaos of life, Colin still finds teachable moments as he recalls about the trip, ‘Don’t get lost in the negatives. The ups far out measure the downs.’

Colin’s two children, Dason and Alli, will tell you that the highlights of his life are ‘at home, where he loves, leads, and encourages us to the best we can be.’ We are so grateful to have Mr. Colin Maloney as an alum and to have Alli as a current student in our business program. We appreciate his dedication to the School of Business and are proud to have Century Construction as a Corporate Partner.”

Read more from MC Business Magazine here.

Century Receives “Above and Beyond” Award

Recognizing the Support for Our Military Employees


Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) office, honored Century Construction with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of their extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Mississippi Guard and Reserve.

Emily Fordice, Century Construction Contract Administrator, accepted the award from Aubrey Ray, Mississippi ESGR state chair and General Boyles, MS Adjutant General, on behalf of Century Construction in a recognition ceremony held at the Old Capital Inn, Jackson, MS on Wednesday, June 7th.

“The Above and Beyond Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American employers like Century Construction, who provide extraordinary patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Ray. “Supportive employers like Century Construction are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

Century Construction joins with thousands of American employers who have reviewed and amended their current human resources policies to ensure compliance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Many employers provide support far above and beyond that which is expected or required under USERRA with pay differential to offset the loss of wages, and extension of health care benefits which complement coverage provided by the military when their employees are mobilized.

“Century Construction always shows patience and willingness to work with my military schedule even if it’s last minute. They understand that I am not in control of things that happen to my family. Century Construction allowed me time off and even went as far as to allow me a chance to make up hours that they didn’t have to. They are openly and frequently appreciative of my service to our country.” – Specialist Christopher Wood, Nominator.

Are you service member looking for a position in construction? We encourage members of the Mississippi Guard and Reserve to apply to work at Century Construction. Click here to learn more.

Century Demolishes and Rebuilds Winston Medical Center after Tornado in Louisville, MS

In 2014, an EF4 tornado tore through Winston Medical Center, the only hospital within a 30-mile radius of the town of Louisville. The region was devastated, and the hospital was totaled. The town then staged a gallant effort to rebuild the hospital. Operating out of MASH tents for 11 months, then moving into mobile trailers, the employees of Winston Medical Center sacrificed comfort and convention to care for their patients. Century Construction demolished the damaged building and built the new, $55 million dollar hospital.

“The last three years have been an exercise in dedication, adaptability and hard work. We now know, without a doubt, that the people who work here are truly what makes Winston Medical Center great,” said Paul Black, CEO. “This reopening is our response to tragedy. I hope that our new hospital will bring peace of mind and healing to this chapter of our lives. The tornado will always be a part of our past, but our future has never looked brighter,” said Black.


Opening celebration for Winston Medical Center.

April 28, 2014, will be remembered as a tragic day in Louisville history. On that day, the EF4 tornado tore a 34-mile track through the town, killing 10 people and leaving hundreds homeless. The tornado completely destroyed Louisville’s 60-year-old hospital.

In the aftermath of the tornado, Winston Medical Center reported that the 125 patients, visitors and staff in the facility at the time of the storm were safely evacuated from the building. There were no deaths at the facility and only one injury. At the same time, Louisville neighbors began to arrive seeking care for their tornado-related injuries. Despite having an extremely damaged facility, the staff of Winston Medical Center treated over 100 people that night.

From devastation, hope has risen. The opening of this fully-equipped facility is the result of three years of hard work and dedication from Louisville’s residents and leaders.

Winston Medical Center re-opened on May 1, 2017.