Cornerstone - Fall 2015 - (Page 7)
FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Supporting and Advocating
for Our Industry - It's Our Duty!
BILL SCOTT, III
LINBECK GROUP, LLC
At the beginning of the year, I urged each of
you to reflect on our Chapter's significance
and GET INVOLVED to positively impact its
future. I asked you to take advantage of all
that AGC offers-serve on a committee,
take professional education courses, attend
events-and many of you donated your
time and financial support to grow and
support our organization.
Thank you for your contributions. They
strengthen our presence and relevance,
and ensure AGC Houston's long-term success. As members, we benefit from the collective work of our association to represent
the commercial construction industry. AGC
Houston's founding principles of honor,
skill, integrity and responsibility remain
the cornerstone of AGC Houston more than
90 years later.
As I look back on all we've accomplished,
I can't help but wonder if we do enough to
better our industry for future generations.
Are we ensuring the commercial construction industry remains strong?
Those of us active in AGC owe much to
our Chapter's forbearers, who dedicated
their efforts to better our industry. AGC's
continued success is due to the ongoing
efforts championed by individuals who
want to preserve its legacy. As we pay
if forward, the impact we have on our
2015 Executive Officers
Chairman - Bill Scott, III
Linbeck Group, LLC
Vice Chairman - James Bryant
Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
Secretary - Dan Gilbane
Gilbane Building Company
Treasurer - Tadd Tellepsen
President/CEO - Jerry Nevlud
industry is a direct result of actively supporting AGC Houston.
To single out our ongoing advocacy
efforts at the local and state levels, the
84th Legislature accomplished a much for
the Texas construction industry, especially
in the name of real (over $5B) dollars for
construction work, plus money saved in the
form of tax cuts. The Texas Building Branch
(TBB), our state lobbying group, helped protect our concerns and influence key priority
issues before state representatives. Read
more about our victories and the issues that
top TBB's legislative agenda on page 10.
The AGC Houston Government Affairs
Committee meets monthly to advance the
issues important to the commercial construction industry. Led by co-chairs Jeremy
Stovall and John Marshall with the support
of Board Liaison Bob Fretz, Jr., the group
is busy working on an effective agenda
that includes updating our Charter and
the PAC bylaws, activating a diversity task
force, meeting with local candidates, planning a voter registration campaign and the
Advocacy Fundraiser TopGolf tournament in
October. Accordingly, the TBB PAC is among
the top 100 PACs in Texas! The committee is
trying to define AGC's role and questioning
whether we should endorse candidates for
the City of Houston mayoral elections.
2015 Board of Directors
Bob Adair - Construction EcoServices
James Bryant - Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
Jay Carlton - Sterling Structures, Inc.
Pat Cartwright - Manhattan Construction Company
Doug Combes - Chamberlin Roofing &
Steve Dishman - Brookstone, LP
Bob Fretz, Jr. - Fretz Construction Company
Marty Garza - Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, LP
Dan Gilbane - Gilbane Building Company
Tony Gonzalez - The Gonzalez Group
Speaking of campaigns, our Chapter's
ongoing efforts to promote safety in the
Houston area through the Safety StandDown were a huge success, estimating that
more than 12,500 construction workers took
part in safety events on our members' jobsites. Thanks to all AGC Houston members
who supported this industry-wide event
which aligned itself with the OSHA's National
Fall Prevention Stand-Down. Our Midyear
meeting celebrated and recognized our
members who took part in this important
event. Turn to page 23 for photos of the
Safety Stand-Down and page 19 for highlights of our Safety Excellence Awards at the
Midyear meeting. Our speaker, Derek Daly,
former race car driver, emphasized that you
have to be "Dressed for Success" to be safe
when you drive a racecar, challenging us to
ensure our workers are "Dressed for Success"
to work safely each day. We should be very
proud of how AGC positively impacts our
industry to make our companies safer and
the commitment our members have to the
safety of their employees.
There is nothing more important to AGC
Houston than championing issues that represent and advance our industry. Are you
committed to improve and build upon the
foundation set forth? Get involved-you
will get more in return!
Ken Humphries - Humphries Construction Corp.
Gregg Lynch - Rogers-O'Brien Construction
Tony Mansoorian - W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
Doug McCuen - R&M Service Co., Inc.
Steve Mechler - Balfour Beatty Construction
Brandon Meyers - SpawGlass Construction Corp.
Murray Neal - MLN Company
Steve Percival - Durotech, Inc.
Bill Scott, III - Linbeck Group, LLC
Tadd Tellepsen - Tellepsen
Don Woo - Mission Constructors, Inc.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Fall 2015
From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Big Money for Contractors and Other Victories for the Commercial Construction Industry
Best Practices: Look Before You Leap – HR Advice on Knowing the Whole Story
In Memoriam: Remembering AGC Houston Members
Midyear Meeting Recognizes Excellence in Safety
AGC Houston Members Recognized at Texas Building Branch 2015 Convention
Committed to Safety
C3 Hosts Town Hall Meeting for Specialty Contractors
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Cornerstone - Fall 2015