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 Tellepsen President/CEO - Jerry Nevlud AGC Houston Fall 2015 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 & Waterproofing 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. 7

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
Past Events
Member News
C3 Hosts Town Hall Meeting for Specialty Contractors
Index of Advertisers/

Cornerstone - Fall 2015