Cornerstone - Summer 2016 - (Page 7)
FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Planning for a
BILL SCOTT, III
LINBECK GROUP, LLC
As we reach the midpoint of the year, all
indications clearly show that the Houston
economy is amazingly resilient to the softness of the energy industry. Education
facilities and healthcare continue to lead
the majority of the commercial construction activity, as are entertainment facilities
and other institutional work. It is exciting to
see tower cranes in most areas across town:
the Texas Medical Center, The Galleria, West
Houston and all parts that make up the 655
square miles of the city.
As our region continues to grow-an
expected population growth of 19 to 39
percent over the next 14 years, depending on which forecast you are reading-it
is important that AGC Houston does its
part to meet the ongoing trends in our
industry. Through the outstanding efforts
of our committees, the Chapter continues
to fine-tune its products and services to
meet the needs of its members.
As Chairman of AGC Houston, I am
really proud of the effort of the Board of
Directors for its leadership and guidance
in advancing the chapter as the strongest
2016 Executive Officers
Chairman - William H. 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,
leadership organization in the commercial construction industry. To that end, I
would also include the work of the Finance
Committee and its resolve in ensuring that
the association has adequate resources to
remain the "voice of the industry." It is this
type of leadership that has me excited as
we begin planning strategically around
the issues that, correctly addressed, will
ensure that we remain relevant well into
As we gear up for our Strategic Planning
session later this year, a number of ongoing
discussions have commenced, centering
on issues such as member parity, funding models, generational and diversity
evolvement, collaborative environments,
sustainable workforce and overall chapter
structure. The AGC staff has begun gathering information on these specific areas as
well as developing survey questions to get
member input. I hope we can count on your
feedback if or when you are asked.
At our last strategic planning session
held in 2012, we came away with clear
direction on three main points:
* Re-establish a committee structure to
better deliver products and services
* Engage a more diverse (generational,
race, gender) membership
* Continue support of the Construction
Career Collaborative (C3)
I can honestly say that the advancement
in each of these areas has been outstanding. But realistically, what we have accomplished is the equivalent of setting down
the base layer. The future relevance of the
chapter will be dictated by how well we
build on what was put in place over the
past three and a half years.
Lastly, I cannot tell you how much I
appreciate the commitment to the chapter that so many of you have given. Your
commitment that has made AGC Houston
the leader of commercial construction that
it is in this region. On behalf of the AGC
Houston Board of Directors, you have my
commitment, as we approach the next
planning session, that we will do our utmost
to deliver the best plan for the association's
future. I hope we can count on each of you
to help us as we move forward.
2016 Board of Directors
Doug Combes - Chamberlin Roofing &
Ken Humphries - Humphries Construction Corp.
Steve Dishman - Brookstone, LP
Tony Mansoorian - W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
Gregg Lynch - Rogers-O'Brien Construction
Kevin Duesterhoft - R & M Service Co., Inc.
Steve Mechler - Balfour Beatty Construction
Bob Fretz, Jr. - Fretz Construction Company
Murray Neal - MLN Company
Marty Garza - Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Steve Percival - Durotech, Inc.
Dan Gilbane - Gilbane Building Company
Bob Potsma - Manhattan Construction Company
Tony Gonzalez - The Gonzalez Group
Jim Stevenson - McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Chuck Greco - Linbeck Group, LLC
Tom Vaughn - Vaughn Construction
James Humphrey, III - Humphrey Co., Ltd.
Don Woo - Mission Constructors, Inc.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Summer 2016
From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
In Memoriam: Jack Marshall and Dave Chapman
Case Study: A Look at How Vaughn Construction Rebuilt UTMB’s Galveston’s Clinical Services Wing After Hurricane Ike
Temporary Employees: Who Really is the Employer?
Successful Workforce Development Practices: An Update on the UpSkill Houston Initiative in the Construction Sector
AGC Houston Presents 2016 Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Awards, Standard of Excellence Recipient and Recognizes Leadership AGC Class of 2016 Graduates
Scenes from the 25th Annual Barbecue Cook-Off and Fair
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Cornerstone - Summer 2016