Safety From the Start

a Focus of Safety for Generations

Another year calls for another edition of Safety From the Start, our annual kids drawing competition! Every year we have the young family members of our Performance employees draw pictures to show us just exactly what safety means to them.

Safety is a core part of who we are, and the most important piece of every job. This competition is one of the ways we're able to share the importance and commitment to safety with the younger members of the Performance family.

Congratulations to this year's winner - Emma Guercio!  We’ll be showcasing the runner-ups here over the course of 2023, as well as eleven runner-ups. Congrats to all our winners!


"Safety means paying attention to everything around you."
Emma Guercio, Age 9
Performance relatives: Willie Lefever (Grandfather) & William Lefever's (Uncle)
"Orange you glad for safety gear? Bright colors help to ALERT others."
Lilly Marrs, Age 7
Performance relatives: Chris Marrs (Father)

"Safety means following the rules so no one gets hurt."
Kaden Teekel, Age 9
Performance relatives:
Keith Teekel (Father)

"To me, safety means following all the rules, especially when you are high off the ground."
Drew Ponsaa, Age 12
Performance relatives: Dale Falwin (Grandfather)
"When my dad gets home from work safe is what safety means to me."
Sophia Leming, Age 12
Performance relatives: Kevin Leming Jr. (Father)
"Safety means being safe at work so you can come home to your family."
Ayden Aucoin, Age 10
Performance relatives:
Marti Clark and James Clark (Grandparents)
"Safety is a reflection of your quality and craftsmanship; should be a priority, never and afterthought."
Ryleigh Simmons, Age 17
Performance relatives:
Timothy Ensign (Grandfather)
"Safety means going home at the end of the day to your family"
Kushi Hira, Age 15
Performance relatives:
Ramesh Chander (Father)
"Safety means coming home exactly how I left without any injuries or harm."
Alyssa Ortega, Age 15
Performance relatives:
Vicente Ortega (Father)
"What safety means to me is: That everybody has to work safe and follow the rules and regulations and avoid shortcuts that can get you injured, be your brothers keepers. God Bless."
Gabriela Mendoza, Age 12
Performance relatives:
Joel Mendoza (Father)
"To me, safety means my parents can come home every day and with the help of PPE prevent avoidable injury."
Cleo Leonard, Age 17
Performance relatives:
Paul Leonard (Father), Leanna Leonard (Mother)
"Papa works safe so that he can come to my ball games."
Dusty Powers, Age 9
Performance relatives:
James "Jimbo" Wilson (Grandfather)