Cornerstone - Spring 2016 - (Page 5)
FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Changing Our Industry's
Future - Together
Framing Our Future - Involves You
It was great seeing so many of you at the
Annual Meeting in January. More than 300
AGC Houston members attended our first
major event of the year and witnessed
Charlie Nelson, Gilbane Building Company,
become an Honorary Life Member. He joins
48 other individuals who have been recognized for their contribution to the construction industry and AGC. You can read more
about it on page 11.
As we heard from AGC of America's
Ken Simonson and the Greater Houston
Partnership's Pat Jankowski, we are truly
blessed to be in this business but must
be cautious as we enter a very different market environment from last year.
Even with the amount of negative press
resulting from layoffs and mergers in the
energy sector, Houston continued to grow.
In December, construction employment
in Texas totaled a record high 684,800.
For more on that, read about Simonson's
Construction & Materials Outlook presentation on the AGC Houston website's
In 2016, we expect to see moderate
employment and population growth.
Healthcare will see significant growth
with private offices and hospitals sharing 19 percent of the growth. K-12 bond
programs, new bond programs for community colleges, and other institutional
enterprises, including religious buildings,
2016 Executive Officers
Chairman - Bill Scott, III
Linbeck Group, LLC
Vice-Chairman - James Bryant
Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
Secretary - Tadd Tellepsen
Treasurer - Brandon Meyers
SpawGlass Construction Corp.
President/CEO - Jerry Nevlud
will also see growth in the commercial construction sector.
In March, Chuck Greco, Chairman of
Linbeck Group, LLC, completed his term as
President of AGC of America. AGC Houston
President/CEO Jerry Nevlud finished his oneyear term as President of the AGC Executive
Leadership Council. The work accomplished
under their helm will be seen for many years,
and the representation from Texas continues to be of significance. Their involvement
makes a huge difference in the industry.
Chapter Director of Safety Services Kim
Mason has been called to co-chair the AGC
of America Safety Leadership Subcommittee
this year. She and a group of AGC Houston
Safety Committee professionals attended
the AGC Safety & Health Conference in
Phoenix in January. They are doing great
work at the local, state and national levels.
Our C3 (Construction Career Collaborative) initiative regarding the future of our
workforce will continue to be supported by
AGC. Our industry must attract more workers by creating good jobs that pay a good
wage, pay overtime, with benefits, and
offer proper training in safety and skills. I
challenge you to implement C3 practices
on all your projects even when you are not
working for a C3 client partner.
We have a significantly diverse city, yet our
industry does not reflect that reality. There is
no reliable solution in place to increase the
2016 Board of Directors
James Bryant - Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
Doug Combes - Chamberlin Roofing &
Steve Dishman - Brookstone, LP
Kevin Duesterhoft - R&M Service Co., Inc
Bob Fretz, Jr. - Fretz Construction Company
Marty Garza - Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Dan Gilbane - Gilbane Building Company
Tony Gonzalez - The Gonzalez Group
James Humphrey, III - Humphrey Co., Ltd.
BILL SCOTT, III
LINBECK GROUP, LLC
amount of minority construction companies to serve on projects, particularly as the
local and state governments grow, but I'm
excited about the work of the AGC Houston
Diversity Committee to change that. This
task force's goal is to increase capacity in the
industry through mentorship and development of minority firms.
We also have to grow our future leaders to
assure the long-term survival of our chapter
and industry. The Construction Leadership
Council (CLC) is a place where up-and-coming leaders can receive training, education,
and networking opportunities. In response
to CLC leaders, we launched Leadership
AGC, a leadership development program,
in 2014. The first group graduated last year,
and the Leadership AGC Class of 2016 graduates in April. Thanks to the vision of the
CLC board of directors, Mike Holland, Marek
Brothers Systems, Inc., Jason Kopke, Marek
Sawing & Drilling, LLC, and the Leadership
AGC Class of 2015, this program is helping
to groom our future leaders.
This year, the Chapter will undertake
strategic planning to position AGC Houston
for the long term. Our association must be
relevant to our members. We will survey
the membership and use the findings in
the planning process at a formal planning
Continued on page 14
Ken Humphries - Humphries Construction Corp.
Gregg Lynch - Rodgers-O'Brien Construction
Tony Mansoorian - W. S. Bellows
Brandon Meyers - SpawGlass Construction, Corp.
Murray Neal - MLN Company
Steve Percival - Durotech, Inc.
Bill Scott, III - Linbeck Group, LLC
Tad Tellepsen - Tellepsen
Don Woo - Mission Constructors, Inc.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Spring 2016
From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
AGC Houston Bids Farewell to Honorary Life Member Ernie Meyerson
Annual AGC Safety Stand-Down Focuses on Fall Protection May 2-13, 2016
Member Profile: Charlie Nelson, Gilbane Building Company
APEX 12 Awards: Celebrating Houston’s Commercial Construction Industry
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Cornerstone - Spring 2016