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FEATURES
16   BIM: WHERE IS THE MONEY?
BIM and virtual construction can be powerful ways to 
reduce exposure, increase production and maintain the 
profitability and schedule of a project.
By Damon Socha and Jennifer Lanzetti
24   LIFE INSIDE THE CONE ZONES
AGC of America pushes for more safety measures in an 
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30   COST-EFFECTIVE MOBILE APPS FOR CONTRACTORS
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36   THE AGC ALTERNATIVE CUTS COST AND 
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AGC’s new private insurance exchange offers members 
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One AGC member goes the extra mile for its military 
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44 RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
Planning and teamwork were key ingredients for the 
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52   EQUIPMENT COSTS DOWN, BOTTOM LINES UP
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14   CEO’S LETTER
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A GoodCrop
BY JEANIE J. CLAPP
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
AT THE TIME OF this writing, graduation season is in full swing. Students of all ages 
are preparing for their next step, whether it’s from high school to college, college to 
the ‘real world,’ or even pre-school to kindergarten. I attended several commencement 
programs this year, most cut from the same mold: inspiring speeches by professors, 
heartfelt comments by students, and motivational words from administrative staff. The 
phrases may have been different, but the theme was the same: go out and make a dif-ference in the world. But one speech, among all, stood out. And, it came down to one 
sentence: “You’re a good crop.”
A plain and simple statement, but so very meaningful. This particular class shared 
a strong bond, they formed deep and significant relationships and they left a lasting 
impression on the institution and the leaders that run it. Pretty cool for a bunch of 
teenagers, I think.
And, pretty cool for a group of contractors too. Because as I sat through the com-mencement address that night, I quickly realized the parallels. AGC (the organization, 
its chapters and its membership) is a good crop also.
When you read through these pages, you’ll come to the same conclusion. From 
safety to health care to environmental concerns – from workforce development to laws 
impacting the industry – this group, collectively, is making a difference for construction.
During the nationwide Safety Stand-Down event in June, AGC of America outlined 
new and ongoing measures it has for reducing worksite accidents. It continues to pro-mote increased law enforcement near work zones, improvements in work zone plan-ning and heightened awareness among drivers. And, of course, the Construction Safety 
Excellence Awards program showcases safety management systems and, simply put, 
makes contractors better contractors.
But efforts don’t always start at the national level. Tapping into the interests of a 
younger generation, the Construction Association of Western Pennsylvania recently 
developed a virtual pre-apprenticeship program, aimed at recruiting those young 
gamers to this great industry. And some AGC members, like Boldt in Wisconsin, design 
internship programs that give students the experience and knowledge they may not 
get in the classroom.
This is just a snippet of what’s happening at AGC. The pages that follow reveal much 
more. At all levels, this group is working … for the good of the industry … for the good 
of its membership … for the good of its employees. That’s what I’d call a good crop. ◆
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Working Toward an Even 
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BY AL LANDES
AGC PRESIDENT
IN 2012, 809 CONSTRUCTION workers died while on the job. Yes, some of them worked 
in single-family home construction. Yes, some of them chose not to follow their safety 
training. Yes, that number is far lower than the number of fatalities this industry expe-rienced as recently as 2009. But absolutely none of that should take away from the fact 
that every one of us needs to redouble our efforts to make sure every single one of our 
workers returns home safely, every day.
So what do we need to do to make our worksites even safer? The data tells us that 
three-quarters of those fatalities are attributable to one of three causes: falls, slips and 
trips; transportation incidents; and contact with objects and equipment. That means we 
should focus much of our safety efforts on tackling those three safety areas. Fortunately, 
AGC can help in each of those areas.
For three years running now – thanks to a Susan Hardwood grant from the U.S. 
Department of Labor – this association has been offering fall safety training designed 
to help firms protect employees from falling, slipping and tripping on the jobsite. These 
in-seat classes are available in both English and Spanish and are scheduled in various 
parts of the country throughout the year. Check with your local AGC chapter to see if 
they have one scheduled soon.
We have also been working to help reduce the number of transportation incidents that 
threaten our workers. That is why AGC continues to push for safer highway work zones 
by fighting for tougher penalties, stronger enforcement and barriers between workers 
and cars. We have also been front and center in a years-long public education campaign 
designed to get drivers to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones.
And through our partnership with insurance firm Zurich, we continue to offer a 
comprehensive training program designed to help construction workers avoid getting 
struck by objects and equipment. It’s integral that we’re making sure workers on jobsites 
know where their co-workers are and what they are doing at all times.
AGC also offers broader safety training opportunities. Thanks to our partnership 
with Click Safety, member firms can take a wide range of programs, including the OSHA 
10-Hour, online. And if you want to pick up the latest safety tips, just sit in on our Willis 
Construction Safety Excellence Awards competition during the Annual Convention. The 
firms competing for this annual recognition are putting in place some pretty amazing 
safety programs that each and every one of us should be copying.
In other words, there is plenty that AGC offers to help every one of us make our work 
sites even safer. So as we gear up for a, hopefully, busy summer construction season, my 
challenge to all of you is to do everything in your power to make sure everyone of your 
employees makes it home safely at the end of every work day. Thank you and please let 
us know how we can help.  ◆
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
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Hardhatsfor Highways
BY STEPHEN E. SANDHERR
AGC CEO
IT’S NO SECRET AMONG construction professionals that transportation infrastructure 
across the country is in a serious state of disrepair. While the Highway Trust Fund faces 
insolvency and Congress and the president negotiate a long-term funding bill for sur-face transportation, roads and bridges across the country are crumbling and showing 
their age. The long and the short of it is that this country – and our industry – needs a 
comprehensive long-term funding bill that identifies how we’re going to pay for it. We
know how vital a long-term funding measure is, but ask yourself – do your members 
of Congress?
Many of you may now be familiar with our national campaign Hardhats for Highways, 
launched in March of this year by a coalition of construction associations and labor 
unions co-chaired by AGC. The campaign aims to help educate Congress about the 
connection between local jobs and federal highway and transit investment. And to do 
this, the Hardhats for Highways initiative encourages transportation construction firms 
and their employees to contact their U.S. representatives and senators and let them 
know how many local jobs depend on federal transportation funding. Your members of 
Congress need to understand just how many people back home are counting on federal 
transportation investments.
As our national highway system ages and many roads and bridges exceed their life 
span, members of Congress need to figure out how we are going to cover the growing 
costs of maintaining and expanding these critical public assets. If we don’t, too many 
businesses and commuters will be forced to bear the cost of more traffic delays, crashes 
and vehicle repairs as billions of dollars worth of construction projects come to a halt 
this summer. That’s exactly why AGC of America will continue to push this educational 
campaign. But we can’t do it alone.
To date, construction workers and owners participating in this campaign have sent 
nearly 6,000 messages to more than 400 members of Congress urging their support for a 
new surface transportation bill and new revenues for the Highway Trust Fund. By affi x-ing a hardhat decal to a hardhat indicating how many company jobs will be lost if we 
cannot find a long-term solution, contractors just like you have personally delivered the 
Hardhats for Highways message to their members of Congress. And you’re being heard.
But our work is far from done – there are plenty of members of Congress who still 
need to hear this important message and become informed. I want to personally thank 
everyone who has already sent in their letters and delivered a hardhat to their senators 
and representatives. Now I ask the rest of you to get involved in this campaign today 
so that we may continue to make our case across the country and in D.C. until we have 
sustainable, robust funding in place and a new federal transportation law enacted.
Tens of thousands of construction workers rely on federal transportation funding 
to keep working. And now – with the tools and resources provided by Hardhats for 
Highways – you have the ability to support your colleagues, peers and this industry. 
With your involvement, we can ensure that hard-working people remain on the job – 
and in their hardhats.
Please visit HardhatsforHighways.org for more detailed information. Your industry 
thanks you.  ◆
CEO’S LETTER
Dan McGrew of Griffi th Company, an AGC 
of California member, presents Secretary 
of Transportation Foxx with his company’s 
Hardhats for Highways hardhat.

BIM
and 
Virtual 
Construction
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BY DAMON SOCHA AND JENNIFER LANZETTI
“SHOW ME THE ROI OF BIM” is the mantra of project executives 
and architect-engineering-construction (AEC) business owners 
throughout the industry. BIM return on investment is elusive and 
fraught with varying opinions. So we must view it from a higher 
perspective: BIM should not be viewed as a directly relatable 
money-saving application, but a risk-reduction strategy.
Let’s have a heart to heart about BIM and its counterpart vir-tual construction. Where is the money? You will spend hundreds 
of thousands of dollars on hardware, software, training, people, 
infrastructure and a variety of miscellaneous costs just to put a 
good system in place, and on paper you will have no real savings 
to show for it. That number goes right to your bottom line! Your 
BIM/estimating team will put out “ghost number” conceptual 
estimates that show you saving a few hundred thousand dol-lars in change orders on various jobs. How did that fi nancially 
help the contractor or designer? Conceptual does not show up 
on the bottom line. Furthermore, you lost what profit you could 
have gained on the change orders.
Sure you showed your BIM savvy to the owner and he may 
give you the next project, but that is certainly not a guarantee. 
Yes, the schedule and project flowed better, but how do you 
know that wouldn’t have happened anyway? What difference 
did your well-paid BIM employee, sophisticated computers and 
expensive software provide? Was there a real benefit? Can you 
quantify it? Where is the concrete evidence?
The fact is BIM/virtual construction implementation is expen-sive and will be a cost to the bottom line of any company. You 
will not likely make any more money using it that will directly 
relate to its use. The systems, software and hardware will disrupt 
the work flow, require constant upgrade, and change the way 
that you do business. Unless you sell BIM services for a living, 
expect it to show on the bottom line in red. There is no directly 
relatable capital in virtual construction or BIM. So the question 
begs, if it provides no direct monetary incentive, why engage 
in this disruptive practice?
The answer gets to the heart of what we do as designers 
and contractors. The reality of what we do is not execution 
and management of design and construction contracts. Yes 
we design and construct buildings but the reality is we are 
risk managers. Virtually anyone could design or construct a  WHERE IS THE MONEY?
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project if it had no risk. The reality is that owners hire and pay 
“experienced” designers and contractors to manage project risk. 
We are risk managers and the better we manage, the better our 
profit and fi nal product.
HOW DOES VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION AND RISK 
MANAGEMENT INTERACT?
There is no better tool that exists to mitigate the risk of 
a project than virtual construction and project management 
software. Virtual construction provides the opportunity to test 
theories, investigate problems, and build projects long before 
we experience schedule constraints and a loss of productivity. 
The risks of a project can be identified well before reality sets 
in and we are faced with the glaring result that our assessment 
was incorrect. Far better to have reviewed the assumptions in a 
world where cost and schedule are virtual and theoretical than 
to test our theories when time and money matter.
WHERE IS THE MONEY?
The problem with the answer is really the framework of the 
question. The contractor or designer is looking for a hard cost to 
offset the use of the tool. Can you reduce your personnel? Can 
you reduce the general conditions? What project costs will be 
offset by the use of virtual construction?
The framework of the question should be: How can I reduce 
my exposure on this project? How can I better protect the fee? 
What tool will enable me to assure myself and the owner of 
success? As schedules become shorter, fees reduce, and the risk 
increases, architect-engineer-contractor-owner (AECO) teams 
must turn to virtual technologies to identify and resolve risks 
before they become litigation.
Each project must be dissected and assessed based on risk. 
After and during the evaluation, virtual construction (BIM) tools 
should be implemented where the technology can best reduce 
or eliminate project unknowns, issues, concerns, lack of infor-mation and so forth. However, in order to do this you will need 
a competent VDC or BIM manager who understands the reality, 
limitations and capabilities of the software and the time needed 
to complete the risk reducing task. Remembering that risk miti-gation is a combination of technology and processes merged.
Each project has its own unique and inherent risk and will 
need different approaches to most effectively implement the 
technology. BIM and virtual construction should never be used 
cart blan che for every project in the same manner and approach. 
If approached based on the identified risks, BIM and virtual con-struction can be powerful tools to reduce exposure, increase pro-duction and maintain the profitability and schedule of a project.
So, the answer to the question of “Where is the money?” is 
quite simple. Without the effective implementation of virtual 
construction technologies, “where is the money” will become 
“what happened to my profit?” Projects will be marginally 
effective and minimally successful at best. Instead of asking 
“What is my ROI?” perhaps better to ask “What is my LOF, loss 
on failure?”  ◆
Damon Socha directs the virtual construction department for 
Lydig Construction Company, a member of Inland Northwest 
Chapter AGC and AGC of Washington. Jennifer Lanzetti is the 
principal of Cn3D Construction, assisting the AECO industry to 
fill the gap between great building technologies and the imple-mentation of these tools. Socha and Lanzetti teach AGC’s BIM 
Education Program Units 1-4.
If approached based on the 
identifi ed risks, BIM and virtual 
construction can be powerful 
tools to reduce exposure, 
increase production and 
maintain the profitability and 
schedule of a project.
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½nalists in each category (if applicable) and submit those recommendations to AGC of America. Then the ½nalists in each category 
will compete at the AGC National Convention for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award. Finalists will have an opportunity to give an oral 
presentation in front of ½ve judges. The ½rst, second and third place awards will be determined after oral presentations. The winners will 
be announced at the Willis Safety Awards Breakfast during the AGC Annual Convention.
For more information please visit www.agc.org/awards.
@ConstructorMag   JULY/AUGUST 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  21
Where We’re Headed
A FEW YEARS AGO, the concept of green building was widely accepted as the 
future of the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) community. Green build-ing was a specific name for a specific design and construction process. Today, 
however, that term has become practically obsolete – not because environmentally 
friendly buildings are no longer in demand, but because building green became the 
rule, not the exception. And I believe we’ve reached a similar point with Building 
Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). These 
widely accepted practices have become household names within our industry, 
so to speak. The question, then, is no longer how you’re using BIM, but how well.
Again using the example of green building and its history, over time, standards 
of measurement developed naturally – LEED certification became representative 
of performance and excellence in execution. The history of BIM shows us that the 
biggest initial draw for contractors was the promise of greater efficiency – the use 
of BIM as a means to save fi rms time and money on their next big project. Please 
don’t misunderstand. BIM will always be about greater efficiency and enhanc-ing the fluidity of the design and construction process. But when more and more 
companies are considering the use of BIM on their next project, how – when it 
is practically impossible to quantify higher performance levels – do you win the 
next big project for your company?
BIM BUZZ
BY DMITRI ALFERIEFF
AGC SENIOR DIRECTOR OF 
VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTION
22  constructor | JULY/AUGUST 2014
As you’ll read on page 16, you cannot directly iden-tify BIM’s impact on your company’s bottom line. While 
new technologies are keeping us on our toes, they are 
also becoming more expensive. And while BIM educa-tion and training courses are becoming more avail-able, companies are training more and more employees, 
again increasing overall costs. The evolution of BIM now 
requires a larger investment – of both time and money 
– on the part of construction fi rms across the country. 
But fi rms continued to push forward with BIM because, 
while not always quantifiable, the benefits were rather 
obvious. Over time, however, these obvious changes and 
the obvious benefits have become less and less apparent.
Despite all of this, years of experience have taught 
companies that successful collaboration through BIM 
will always benefit the project, the industry and a bot-tom line. So much so that BIM has become more of a 
requirement than an option. Now, if the last several 
BIMForums are any indication, we have reached the 
point where we’re challenging ideas from just a few 
years ago, questioning BIM practices once declared 
essential and implementing new techniques for the fi rst 
time. We are now facing a new challenge entirely –how 
do you prove you’re improving? What’s the baseline for 
your performance when compared to an entire industry?
So that’s where we’re headed. With BIM becoming 
almost universal in use, the way we all can continue 
to improve is to create something against which we all 
measure – and something we all strive to achieve. We 
will continue to improve by creating methods for mea-suring performance on individual projects and projects 
throughout the industry. Very soon, ideas will emerge 
about how to normalize performance data to quantify 
efficiency across the board. We know BIM improves 
productivity and the bottom line, but to drive the next 
wave of innovation, we need to know how and by 
how much.  ◆
BIM BUZZ
THE BUZZ IN BOSTON
The spring BIMForum in Boston April 23-24, 2014, had a 
record attendance of 506. If you weren’t fortunate enough to 
attend, read on for comments from a few participants:
One of the sessions that really stood out to me was from 
Gilbane. The focus of their session was collaboration and how 
we are going to change the way we design and build in the 
future. It is not going to be by doing what got us to our state 
today, which are siloed, interoperable procedures for build-ing. They discussed ways in which they are using technol-ogy and project setup to collaborate effectively. One of the 
interesting spin-off conversations that came about after their 
session on the networking floor was, if you’re going to lever-age technology to collaborate more effectively in the field, 
how do you find trade partners who are up to speed with 
BIM and can run at the same pace as your project teams? 
~ Sasha Reed of Bluebeam Software
Every single project is diff erent. Every project has a differ-ent value proposition, has different constraints and outcomes 
that can be measured. … To get around the unique snowflake 
conundrum, the small sample size issue … we measure the 
performance of our processes, rather than measuring the out-come of delivery. In his presentation, Tyler Goss (Case) pres-ents opportunities to measure process rather than outcomes. 
The reasoning: project outcomes are usually so unique that 
we don’t have enough benchmarks to compare outcomes to. 
~ Laura Handler of Tocci Building Companies
I really enjoyed the conference; the speakers were 
great and the conversations I had with my colleagues 
were informative. I’m also looking forward to being able 
to talk about some of these things with more people and 
have them already know a little bit about it … which is cool. 
~ Peter Marchese of Microdesk
One common word was heard throughout the BIMForum 
for BIM to succeed: collaborate. Collaborate early and 
often; let your intentions be known to the full team so 
that everyone is on board early in the process. Most par-ties agreed that getting started early and communicat-ing their intent was the best road to successful BIM. 
~ Dan Gallivan of Payette
SOURCE: https://bimforum.org/2014/05/
You can catch the conference introduction here: https://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=os8QdeRKb6s&feature=youtu.
beand get a glimpse of the meeting on Page 78.
Be sure to mark your calendar for the Dallas BIMForum, 
scheduled for Oct. 7-9, 2014: https://bimforum.org/events/73/
dallas-bimforum/.
With BIM becoming almost 
universal in use, the way we all 
can continue to improve is to 
create something against which 
we all measure.
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had somewhat struggled on previous BIM 
projects. I was able to learn things and apply 
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Life Inside the 
Cone Zones
BY STEVEN H. MILLER, CDT
THE BRIGHT YELLOW ELECTRIC SIGN 
WARNS that there’s construction ahead. 
The work lights above the nighttime 
highway are dazzlingly bright. Dust shim-mers in the air. Signs, lines and flash-ing signals warn drivers to slow down 
and be alert. And yet, cars and trucks 
are whizzing through the work zone at 
full speed, as though it were any other 
stretch of road, the drivers sometimes 
even texting as they go. And every once 
in a while, one of them slams through the 
line of orange cones or barrels and rips 
into the jobsite, out of control, blazing a 
trail of injury and death.
The people “inside the cones” live with 
that risk every day and night they work.
AGC of America recently surveyed 
members who build highway projects 
about their experiences with work zone 
crashes. The results suggest a strong 
consensus within the industry about the 
nature of the problem and some agree-ment about how to combat it. (You can 
find the survey results at http://www.agc.
org/galleries/news/2014_Work_Zone_
Survey-National.pdf.)
AGC is publicizing the survey as part 
of an effort to raise awareness among the 
public about the hazards of driving in 
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work zones, and what drivers need to do 
to lower the tragic statistics. Constructor
talked to a number of contractors and 
AGC executives to get better insight into 
the situation behind the survey numbers.
REPORT FROM THE FIELD
“Work zone safety has been a big 
issue for our members for a long time,” 
explains Brian Deery, senior director, 
highway & transportation division, AGC 
of America. “About 15 years ago, there 
started to be a steady increase in these 
injuries and fatalities, and we did a num-ber of things to highlight the problem, 
working with state and local agencies. 
We made some progress, but there’s been 
an uptick of late, and we think a new 
awareness is necessary.”
Of the highway contractors surveyed, 
45 percent had one or more vehicle 
crashes in their construction work zones 
in the past year. Those accidents resulted 
in construction worker injury 20 per-cent of the time, including 6 percent 
that involved the death of one or more 
workers. The casualty rate for drivers and 
passengers in the cars was even higher, 
with 43 percent of the crashes resulting 
in injury to vehicle occupants, including 
16 percent with fatalities.
Why do these accidents occur? There 
is near universal agreement among lead-ers on this issue that the single greatest 
cause is excessive speed.
“The motoring public wants to get 
through the work zone as fast as pos-sible,” explains Lee Cole, vice president of 
environmental health & safety, US opera-tions for Oldcastle Materials, a member of 
multiple AGC chapters.
However, roadwork often causes 
changes to the driving path through the 
work zone. Multiple striping confuses 
motor vehicle operators; barriers, barrels, 
and cones create confusing patterns. 
Drivers must navigate through bright 
lights during night work and unfamiliar 
signage, as well as other alterations of 
the work zone. Construction vehicles 
may be entering the roadway from unex-pected locations. “A high rate of speed 
reduces their ability to get through the 
work zone safely,” explains Cole. Slower 
speed allows the driver time to process 
unfamiliar information and react to 
the unexpected.
The other problem concerns dis-tracted or impaired drivers. While there 
is a strong public focus on the dangers 
of texting while driving, phone conver-sations, voice mail, even eating while 
driving can be significant distractions, 
too. “When you have distractions, text 
messages, voice mails,” says Tom Brown, 
president, Sierra Pacific West, an AGC San 
Diego Chapter member, “all you have to do 
is take your eyes off the road for a second 
and it can be disastrous.”
SOLUTIONS
Although there’s wide agreement 
about speed and driver attention as roots 
of the problem, there are also significant 
actions contractors can take to help keep 
workers safe.
By far, the largest consensus around 
creating driver awareness is that speed 
laws and enforcement are key. Laws 
regarding work zone safety vary from state 
to state. Some states, for example, do not 
yet have laws mandating reduced speed 
limits in work zones, and contractors 
believe those laws should be implemented.
Getting legislation passed, however, 
can be a frustrating process. “Every poli-tician,” explains Brown, “is afraid of the 
constituents. They get complaints about 
road building because of traffic delays. 
Everybody wants the same amount of 
road to travel down, everyone wants wide 
lanes, and people are unwilling to give 
up lanes even for short periods of time. 
So it is difficult to get legislation passed. 
But we need to lend room to the construc-tion worker who’s working in that zone.”
According to the survey, most con-tractors believe a greater police presence 
and tougher penalties are needed. “Laws 
vary from state to state,” says Deery, “but 
they’re effective if they’re enforced. Law 
enforcement tells us that it’s difficult, 
they’ve got a big area to cover, the work 
zone is not any different from any other 
stretch, and it’s difficult to pull people over 
in work zones. But we’ve found that when 
there is enforcement, people slow down.”
“The laws are there,” declares Bob 
Lanham, president, Williams Brothers 
Construction Company in Houston, 
Texas, an AGC of Texas Highway, Heavy, 
Utilities & Industrial Branch member. “If 
we could get a focused enforcement in 
work zones, that would be a deterrent. 
If someone’s speeding through a work 
zone, write the tickets. That’s what alters 
people’s behavior.”
“Even when the speed limit is lowered 
in the work zone,” points out Cole, “that’s 
not complied with. You want law enforce-ment there with his blue lights on to slow 
the traffic, but you also want him to be 
able to pursue when there is a speeder.”
“I think it’s a good deterrent,” agrees 
Billy Norrell, CEO of AGC Alabama. “I 
think the best bet is to have additional 
law enforcement there.”
“We like seeing a patrol car assist our 
workers,” adds Brown, “but the problem 
is, there’s a cost to it. It’s a cost against the 
budget of the project, so sometimes it’s a 
sensitive issue as to whether a project is 
moving forward or not.”
In a sense, it is surprising that it’s not 
written into the budget, since the cost 
of a crash can be significant. According 
to the survey, 25 percent of work zone 
crashes caused jobsite shutdowns, 38 
percent of those lasting two days or more, 
delaying the return to free-flowing traffic 
even further.
The irony is that the effectiveness of 
a law enforcement presence is widely 
recognized, even in places that do not 
budget for paying an offi cer to be on hand. 
“Some states actually take a patrol car 
and put a phony guy in it,” relates Tom 
Brown. “They put it out at the beginning 
of the project with the lights flashing. It’s 
a great deterrent. The presence definitely 
has an effect.”
DRIVER’S ED
Other than deterrents, there is also 
persuasion. Public awareness and edu-cation programs exist. National Work 
26  constructor | JULY/AUGUST 2014
Zone Awareness Week, sponsored by the 
Federal Highway Administration (FWHA), 
the American Association of State 
Highway and Transportation Officials 
(AASHTO), and the American Traffi c 
Safety Services Association (ATSSA), is 
held every April since 1999. But more 
is needed.
There have been a number of creative 
campaigns in different states aimed at 
focusing the driver’s attention on work 
zone speed. One campaign used in a 
number of states has a message along 
the lines of “Slow Down, my Mommy 
(or Daddy) Works Here.”Another cam-paign, from Tennessee, shows a car rip-ping through an office, with the words, 
“We don’t speed through your workplace. 
Please don’t speed in ours.”
“Those are the kind of signs that get 
people’s attention,” points out Cole, “but 
we have to get permission [from the DOT 
or other owner of the project] to put signs 
like that out there. In some states it’s 
hard to get permission.”
The creativity of these campaigns is 
important, too. The cleverness of “Click it 
or Ticket” stuck in many people’s minds, 
and a similar sort of need is seen to make 
the public focus on work zone safety. 
“Signage has to be something new,” sug-gests Brown. “Fines are doubled. I’ve 
seen that a zillion times. I’ve seen the 
flashing lights. You need to do something 
creative that forces you to look at that 
sign. Change it up.”
Another notion is to reach out to driv-ers through the state DMVs. “Wouldn’t 
it be nice,” suggests Brown, “if even 
the simplest license test had a special 
section about construction and construc-tion zones?”
WHAT WE CAN DO
Getting drivers to respect the work 
zone – one way or the other – is vital, 
but it is not the only thing that can be 
done to protect workers. A variety of 
physical protections are possible, there 
are safe behaviors that can be trained, 
and there are ways that contractors can 
interact with communities, DOTs and 
legislatures.
Positive barriers, such as the Jersey 
barrier, are probably the most effec-tive protection. The large number of the 
reported crashes that resulted in driver 
or passenger injuries (but no worker 
injuries) may have been the result of 
positive barriers protecting the workers, 
but still resulted in damage to the vehi-cle and thus injuries to the occupants.
Movable barriers, such as striping, 
are now also available. Another effec-tive type of barrier is the Truck Mounted 
Attenuator (TMA), a crash truck with a 
sacrificial trailer that can block the route 
of a vehicle intrusion and absorb the 
force of a vehicle hitting it.
As with anything else brought into 
the construction site, however, there 
is a cost factor. In some places, that 
cost is accepted as a necessary part of 
construction and included in the bid. In 
places where it is not required to bid, 
safety inevitably gets shaved down to 
remain competitive.
Billy Norrell, CEO, AGC Alabama, speaks with reporters about the need for greater 
highway work zone safety during a pre-Memorial Day media event organized in 
coordination with the AGC of America. 
Keith Dillard of member fi rm Alabama Guardrail, Inc. urges drivers to slow down and pay 
attention in highway work zones during a media event. 
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Warning devices can also be helpful. 
Rumble strips at the entrance to the work 
zone warn a driver to slow down. Work 
zone intrusion alarms can alert work-ers as a vehicle crosses into a restricted 
space. If the alarm trigger is mounted at 
the beginning of a buffer zone before the 
actual construction area, the alarm can 
give workers a chance to get out of the 
danger area before the vehicle arrives.
However, use of these options is not 
always up to the contractor. Work zone 
setup is usually mandated in the design; 
changes, even for safety, often require 
owner approval, and they can’t always 
get it.
BEYOND THE 
CONSTRUCTION ZONE
Contractors feel caught in the middle 
on many of these safety issues. They 
are at the mercy of drivers, and they 
often must ask permission from the 
public agencies (i.e., owners) to make 
any changes, even if it’s just to protect 
their workers. But the DOTs, says Deery, 
“are focused on mobility. They’re more 
concerned about impacting the driving 
public than on protecting workers in the 
work zone.”
To help improve safety, contractors 
can work more actively in the community. 
They can engage with lawmakers and 
state agencies to mandate better prac-tices, and they can work with the public 
directly.
Explaining your presence to the com-munity can ease a lot of tension and get 
local buy-in to the construction project. 
When Sierra Pacific goes into a new 
Tony Harris with the Alabama Department of Transportation talks about steps the state is 
taking to improve the safety of highway work zones. 
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neighborhood, the company distributes 
a brochure, one that caters to that par-ticular environment. “If there are kids 
around,” Brown says, “we have a bro-chure we hand out showing kids the 
things they shouldn’t do, like climbing 
on the machines, etc.”
Another valuable effort is working 
more closely with state and local agen-cies. “In Texas, we, as an industry, have 
a great relationship with our DOT, our 
Transit Taskforce,” relates Lanham. “We 
sit down and look at safety issues and 
evaluate new technologies and whether 
they’ve got merit.”
Lee Cole has seen how effective that 
engagement can be . “In Texas, they’ve 
taken work zone intrusion in the past 
12-13 months and really addressed it, 
in what we feel is one of the more effec-tive ways in the U.S. They’re providing 
money for extra traffic control devices, 
they meet with contractors to address 
work zone intrusion concerns and any 
potential corrective action needed. They 
are very proactive in looking at mitigating 
work zone intrusions.”
Tom Brown believes a similar type of 
outreach is needed to get safety written 
into the law. “I think there should be a 
sit-down with your local legislators or 
rulemakers so they really fully under-stand what the construction worker is 
up against. They can be partners with 
us if we help them understand what our 
workers are facing. We really need to 
have an open dialogue with the industry 
and the legislators.”
While most contractors today are 
safety conscious, run safety training 
and have active safe-practices enforce-ment, the value of training should still 
be emphasized. “ It makes our workers 
cognizant of the environment they work 
in,” points out Brown. “Not turning your 
back, or not putting your arm past a bar-rier; those sound simple, but they can be 
major if there’s an incident.”
Oldcastle Materials even publishes its 
own manual, Best Practices for Mitigating 
the Effects of Work Zone Intrusions,which 
they distribute to their workers.
Contractors can get involved at the 
state and local level to try to help major 
players outside the industry to understand 
the situation and the steps necessary to 
improve it. AGC is part of a coordinated 
effort with the National Asphalt Paving 
Association (NAPA) and the American 
Road Builders and Transportation 
Association (ARBTA) to create a better 
working relationship between contractors 
and DOTs. Contact an AGC chapter and 
get involved in making highway work 
places safer.  ◆
2014 ALLIANT
BUILD AMERICA AWARDS
Projects will be recognized from the following categories: *=New category
ˆBuilding (New & Renovation)
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ˆEnvironmental Enhancement 
ˆFederal & Heavy (New & Renovation)
ˆHighway & Transportation (New & Renovation)
ˆ Highway & Transportation Under $10M (New & Renovation)
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2015 AWARDS ENTRY INFORMATION
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AGC chapter working as prime contractors for projects completed between November 1, 2013 and November 1, 2014. All submitting 
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area of the project.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.agc.org/awards.
Congratulations to all the 2014 Alliant Build America Award Winners!
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SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY AND WIN NEW BIDS
MANY CONTRACTORS ARE WARY OF 
SPENDING money on new mobile appli-cations, because they have been suc-cessful for years without them. They 
do everything with flip phones, Excel 
spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook, and ERP/
accounting software. Contractors invest 
in people, equipment and trucks. They 
buy materials and supplies. They have 
built a successful construction business 
over several decades by building new 
roads, bridges, and highways or office 
and commercial buildings. Why should 
they invest in new technology?
The average profit margin on a heavy-civil project is 2-3 percent and low bidder 
wins. Contractors should look for any-thing to make them more profitable and 
give them an edge in winning new proj-ects. Technology can help control costs, 
in order to ensure their profit margins are 
not wiped clean. Investing in technology 
also allows time to acquire the leverage 
to bid more aggressively, in order to win 
future projects.
The biggest monetary driver for 
any project is labor and people, which 
accounts for more than 40 percent of 
any project cost. Any technology, which 
makes labor and the team more efficient, 
will make a company more profitable. 
How can technology reduce trips back to 
the trailer? Remove unnecessary phone 
calls, conference calls, or in-person 
meetings? How can online and mobile 
technology empower a contractor’s team 
with information at their fi ngertips to 
make better business decisions? How can 
technology improve the communication 
between the field, office, equipment, 
dispatch, and executive team? How can 
technology improve the communication 
between subcontractors and suppliers to 
keep the project on schedule?
Although the construction industry 
has been late to adopt new online and 
mobile technologies, contractors will be 
one of the biggest users and will reap more 
benefits in the long term. After healthcare, 
construction is the second largest, skilled 
mobile workforce. No one is making mini-mum wage on a jobsite. Skilled construc-tion labor earns anywhere from $30-$130 
per hour and is the biggest driver of jobsite 
costs. It is also the biggest opportunity to 
drive increased margins and profitability 
for a project.
In construction, people are spread 
out across a jobsite, which can stretch 
miles, offices, trailers, floors of a build-ing, or across an entire region serving 
multiple jobsites. Contractors work with 
owners, architects, many subcontractors, 
and many suppliers, in order to build a 
new bridge, highway, or office building. 
Anything that can be done to improve 
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CO-FOUNDER AND 
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communication, visibility, and transpar-ency among all of these internal and 
external team members has the potential 
to increase profit margins. Construction 
projects can also receive millions of dol-lars in awards for fi nishing on time or 
early. Time is money. What online or 
mobile application can you deploy to save 
your projects time?
With construction picking up in some 
U.S. markets, competition for talent has 
increased. The best, young civil engi-neers and construction management stu-dents grew up with smart phones. They 
used the latest technology in school and 
at home. They expect the same from their 
employer. If contractors want the best tal-ent graduating today, they need to have 
the best tools for them to do their job. In 
fact, one of the largest heavy commer-cial builders in California recently shared 
that they began adopting new mobile 
apps solely for the reason that they were 
losing the war for talent coming out of 
school. It’s not just young employees 
either. Senior engineers and superinten-dents want new tools to save them time 
and help them do their jobs better. They 
have families and children at home. Any 
technology that saves them a few hours 
a week gives them more time with their 
family and leads to a happier employee. 
New technology also empowers them 
with data to make better decisions for the 
project. The best talent in the industry 
expects to use the best technology tools 
in the market.
By 2015, 100 percent of contractors 
will have a smart phone and 60 percent 
will own a tablet1
. The first contractors to 
deploy innovative new technology solu-tions will be more profitable, win more 
projects, recruit the best talent, and will 
have a head start on fi nding new ways 
to leverage these innovations on jobsites. 
The last contractor to bring technology to 
the jobsite may fi nd himself significantly 
behind the competition.
When contractors examine new online 
or mobile applications, they should look 
for ease-of-use, end-user-driven prod-uct development, speed of development, 
and cross-platform ability. With regard 
to ease-of-use, does the new application 
require lengthy in-person training? How 
long does it take for a user to learn and 
adopt the application to its fullest extent? 
Amazon doesn’t teach anyone how to shop 
on its website. In other words, the software 
needs to be intuitive and easy-to-learn or 
contractors will waste money on training, 
implementing, and getting a high level of 
employee adoption with the software.
End-user product development is the 
degree to which a software company 
involves the end-users in their product 
decision and roadmaps. How often does 
the software company change their road-map based on user feedback? How often 
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When contractors examine new online or mobile applications, they 
should look for ease-of-use, end-user-driven product development, 
speed of development, and cross-platform ability.
do they speak with end users regarding 
their needs and feature requests? How 
quickly do those needs go into the product 
development cycle? They should be speak-ing to their end users on a weekly basis.
Speed of development is the rate at 
which new features and product improve-ments are released. What is their release 
cycle? Continuous, weekly, monthly, quar-terly, or annually? The faster the release 
schedule, the more responsive the soft-ware team is to the needs of their end-users and the quicker they release new 
features and improvement.
Cross platform is the ability of the 
application to work across mobile operat-ing systems and online via web browsers. 
Depending on the application, you may 
want Android and iOS or online access 
via a desktop or laptop. Today, 70 percent 
of contractors use an iOS device (iPhone 
or iPad), which is the leading operating 
platform for the construction industry. 
Many contractors want online access, in 
addition to mobile access.
Here are a few good mobile applications 
to consider:
1. FieldLens: Mobile and web application 
that improves project communication 
between a general contractor, subcon-tractor, architect, and owner. Document 
job issues with photos and punch lists. 
Communicate about those to-do items.
2. PlanGrid: Plans on an iPad and iPhone. 
Everyone on a project team is instantly 
updated when there are changes made 
to any documents. Always work on up-to-date plans and improve communica-tion via the field, project engineering, 
and architect teams.
3. Heavy Job: Daily job costing and 
time entry. Real-time, data on pro-duction levels.
4. Bim360Field (previously Vela):
Punch lists, safety and quality issues, 
and field data management.
More and more contractors are adopt-ing the above mobile applications. 
iPhones and iPads are being deployed 
on jobsites every day. The rising contrac-tor demand for new online and mobile 
applications will drive new software 
innovations in the coming years. The 
contractors who take advantage of 
these applications will increase their 
profit margins, attract top talent, win 
new bids, and save their projects time 
and money. ◆
Kevin Halter is the co-founder and VP 
of business development at Getable, a 
mobile and online platform for procur-ing and managing equipment rentals. 
Getable tackles all of the challenges with 
equipment rentals, such as untimely off-rents, cycle billing, availability, and local 
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The AGC 
Alternative
Cuts Cost and Burden of 
Health Insurance
ALSO PROVIDES GREATER EMPLOYEE FLEXIBILITY AND CHOICE
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BY SHERYL S. JACKSON
THROUGHOUT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUS-TRY, BUSINESS OWNERS are looking for ways 
to better manage the burdens of providing 
health and other insurance benefits to their 
employees. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) 
requires many employers to provide broader 
coverage for health care, and the cost of 
such care continues to climb, pushing up 
premiums for both employers and employees.
According to the 2014 Milliman Medical 
Index
1
, employers have seen the average 
cost of providing health care coverage 
increase 52 percent since 2007. Employees 
have seen their costs increase 73 percent 
over the same period of time. In an indus-try heavily dependent on a large labor 
force, even small increases in insurance 
premiums can have substantial impacts. 
They hit a contractor’s bottom line and an 
employee’s family budget.
“I have heard about some business 
owners that experienced double digit 
increases over multiple years,” says Terry 
Wooding, executive vice president of Petra 
Construction, an AGC of Connecticut and 
AGC of Massachusetts member. Providing 
health care coverage to all full-time 
employees in the 100-employee com-pany has been pleasantly free of such 
financial surprises but it is still a burden. 
Administration of the program has become 
a significant issue. “We’re not currently 
overwhelmed, but our two human resource 
(HR) staff members spend a lot of time edu-cating employees about options during the 
enrollment period and answering many 
questions,” Wooding explains.
“As the construction industry recov-ers from the recession, and good workers 
become harder to find, more and more con-struction contractors are finding that pro-viding quality health insurance and other 
benefits as part of an employee recruit-ment and retention program makes good 
business sense,” says Michael E. Kennedy, 
general counsel for AGC of America. “At the 
same time,” he adds, “the cost of provid-ing such benefits, and the time and effort 
necessary to administer them, can be hard 
for companies to cover.” AGC developed its 
new insurance program to help its members 
meet these challenges, “giving them an 
affordable and effective way of meeting 
their need to attract and retain good people 
at a cost they can control.”
“While many large companies have 
been able to offer a wide variety of health 
insurance plans and supplemental pro-grams to their employees, smaller com-panies with fewer than 150 employees 
have found that hard to do,” says Christi 
Reimer, director of AGC’s private insurance 
exchange. “Insurance companies have not 
been willing to give the smaller companies 
the discounts they need to cover the cost 
of creating their own exchanges, and for 
most small companies, the administrative 
burden of offering a lot of choices to their 
employees has been too great.”
AGC anticipates that the AGC 
Alternative will offer an initial range of 
five to seven health insurance plan options 
with a variety of supplemental programs 
such as dental and vision, says Kennedy.
EASY DOES IT
The burden of administering the health 
and other options will be eased by the 
exchange’s web-based, online enrollment 
and management platform. The platform 
provides companies a way to easily enroll 
employees into their private exchange, 
allows employees to shop online for the 
best available plan options based on their 
lifestyles and contribution dollars, and pro-vides both administrators and employees 
a turnkey portal for managing health care 
and other benefit plans throughout the year.
“The exchange platform is more than 
an enrollment site,” explains Perrin. “We 
offer decision-support tools to guide 
employees as they evaluate their benefit 
options.” After asking employees ques-tions about family, health and lifestyle, 
the system will produce recommendations 
that fit each employee’s needs. “Of course, 
employees make the final decision, but we 
walk them through the process so they 
understand each option.”
In addition, the AGC Alternative will be 
backed by telephone support for employ-ers and employees with questions or who 
need technical assistance, says Perrin. 
“The telephone support is ongoing, not 
just during enrollment, which will remove 
some of the administrative burden from 
the HR department.” Employees with no 
access to the Internet, or who are not com-fortable with online tasks, can also enroll 
by telephone.
The AGC Alternative is a private 
insurance exchange AGC of America has 
developed in conjunction with Willis 
North America. It offers AGC members an 
entirely new way of managing the costs 
and administrative burdens of providing 
health and other insurance benefits to 
their employees. Unlike many of the public 
insurance exchanges, a private insurance 
exchange configured to meet the needs of 
a specific company will work very well. 
The proven technology is fast, reliable and 
intuitive, and includes options for not only 
health care but also dental and vision care, 
and disability and life insurance coverage.
DEFINED CONTRIBUTION 
MEANS PREDICTABLE BUDGETS
Unlike the traditional health insur-ance plans that employers have long 
sponsored, in which the employer com-mits to pay a percentage of the premium, 
the AGC Alternative is a defined contri-bution plan. Much like the 401(k) plans 
that have replaced most of the defined 
benefit pensions plans, the AGC Alternative 
enables an employer to set a specific dollar 
amount that it will give to its employees 
to purchase their health and other insur-ance benefits from the employer’s private 
exchange. Willis will help the employer 
determine the size of the contribution that 
the ACA requires the employer to make and 
all of the plans that the exchange offers to 
employees will be compliant with the ACA.
“As each employer signs up for the AGC 
Alternative, consultants will work with 
employers to determine the contribution 
level that best meets each company’s goal 
to provide affordable insurance to employ-ees,” says Jim Perrin, senior vice president 
at Willis. Moving to a defined contribution 
model enables companies to know exactly 
what their insurance costs will be on an 
annual basis rather than basing predictions 
on the outcomes of the open enrollment 
period, he adds.
OPTIONS, OPTIONS, OPTIONS
Employees will have the flexibility to 
spend the employer contribution on a com-bination of benefits that fit their lifestyles, 
taking advantage of the greater variety of 
health and other insurance options that 
the exchange will offer.
38  constructor | JULY/AUGUST 2014
DISCOUNTS NEGOTIATED ON 
BEHALF OF AGC MEMBERS
AGC will identify primary carriers 
for different insurance products such as 
health, life or dental insurance, and then 
negotiate a discount that is applied to the 
underwriting proposal prepared for each 
employer. “Because we’ll give a single car-rier access to all members in the exchange, 
as opposed to a single company, AGC’s 
negotiating power is greatly increased,” 
explains Kennedy. The proposal for indi-vidual employers will be based on typical 
underwriting parameters such as number 
of covered lives, employees’ age and health 
history, and plan options offered, and then 
the discount will be applied. “Carriers 
benefit because they get easy access to 
potential customers with no additional 
marketing efforts and employers benefit 
because they gain discounts.”
“AGC member companies will get lower 
rates from our selected carrier through the 
AGC exchange than they would be able 
to go and get directly from that same car-rier on their own,” says Reimer. Members 
may be able to get lower rates from dif-ferent carriers, but they won’t get lower 
rates from the same carriers, and other 
carriers won’t include the robust technol-ogy needed to reduce the administrative 
burden and enable smaller companies to 
offer a variety of plans comparable to the 
AGC Alternative, she adds.
ROLL-OUT AROUND THE CORNER
To ensure a successful roll-out for 
employers whose plan year begins January 
2015, the program will be phased in 
according to regions covered by a national 
carrier that will anchor the program, says 
Kennedy. “We believe that the anchor car-rier will be either competitive or highly 
competitive in roughly half the states,” 
he explains. “The focus in 2014 will be 
on those states, and in particular, on the 
states where we also have chapters that 
Use Technology to Reduce Administrative Burden 
for Benefits Enrollment
INTRODUCE NEW PROCESS USING FAMILIAR FORMS FOR GREATER SUCCESS
Construction industry business owners are not just talking about the challenges of health insurance 
coverage for employees. They are taking steps to reduce their administrative costs and streamline their 
own enrollment process.
At Petra Construction, a member of AGC of Connecticut and AGC of Massachusetts, changes in the 
enrollment process have resulted in more effi cient use of human resource (HR) personnel and introduced 
the use of technology into the process. Although the majority of Petra’s 100 employees are located in 
Connecticut, making educational sessions easier to schedule, the company’s full-time staffincludes some 
field employees in key trades such as carpenters and masons. Communication as well as distribution and 
return of enrollment forms is more challenging with field employees who don’t normally come into an 
offi ce, admits Terry Wooding, executive vice president of Petra Construction.
To streamline the actual enrollment process for the 2014 plan year, Petra offered employees an opportu-nity to complete enrollment forms online. The electronic “pdf” forms were sent to HR staffwho uploaded 
the information directly into the company system. “This is not a true online registration but employees 
were comfortable using a format they often use in their day-to-day jobs,” says Wooding. Because 50 
percent of forms filed were completed online, less time was spent by HR inputting data, he points out.
Wooding says his company will continue to evaluate other options for coverage and enrollment to 
minimize cost increases and administrative burden of providing insurance each year. “I’m glad that AGC 
is developing an option that may be of value to us in coming years. A company our size cannot negotiate 
discounts or support that the AGC Alternative can offer to small or mid-sized companies.”
are interested and engaged.” In the fourth 
quarter of 2014 and 2015, AGC will turn 
its focus to the states in which the anchor 
carrier is not a predominant player in the 
market. And AGC of America intends to 
have open and continuous dialog with 
the AGC chapters that already offer some 
kind of health care plan, looking for ways 
to enhance whatever those chapters are 
already doing, and being careful to avoid 
any disruption.  ◆
1
The Milliman Medical Index is an actuarial 
analysis of the projected total cost of 
healthcare for a hypothetical family of four 
covered by an employer-sponsored preferred 
provider organization (PPO) plan. Unlike 
many other healthcare cost reports, the MMI 
measures the total cost of healthcare benefits, 
not just the employer’s share of the costs, and 
not just premiums. The MMI only includes 
healthcare costs. It does not include health 
plan administrative expenses or profit loads.
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Supporting 
Role
C.W. DRIVER RECOGNIZED FOR ITS 
COMMITMENT TO MILITARY EMPLOYEES
“IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE.”
A familiar line from a familiar song. 
For many of us, it means clocking out, 
cruising home, putting our feet up and 
maybe watching a little TV. But, for those 
who serve in the National Guard or the 
Reserves, ‘quitting time’ is not always the 
same as it is for the rest of us. Many of 
these individuals leave their homes and 
their jobs and say goodbye to family and 
friends – all to serve and defend their 
country. This sacrifice does not go unno-ticed by C.W. Driver, a premier builder in 
California and an AGC of California mem-ber. This company goes the extra mile for 
its military workers and their families, 
and this commitment was recognized in 
October 2013 when the Department of 
Defense awarded C.W. Driver with the 
Secretary of Defense Employer Support 
Freedom Award, the agency’s highest 
honor for employer support of National 
Guard and Reserve employees.
Christopher Myers, U.S. Navy Reserve 
– Civil Engineer Corps and C.W. Driver 
employee since 2007, nominated the 
company along with reservists Andy 
Kirby (director of operations, San Mateo) 
and Aaron Pusztai (project engineer, 
Driver Urban) for this tremendous honor. 
BY JEANIE J. CLAPP
EDITOR-IN CHIEF, CONSTRUCTOR
“While I was deployed,” he says, “C.W. 
Driver communicated regularly with me to 
check on my status and keep me informed 
of company events. Executives, senior 
managers, and colleagues reached out to 
me regularly to make sure that I still felt 
like I was part of the C.W. Driver family.”
But keeping Myers in the company 
loop wasn’t the only objective the builder 
wished to achieve. Ensuring the family he 
left behind had support and assistance 
was important too. “It was so nice know-ing that while Chris was deployed I could 
always count on our friends at C.W. Driver 
to be there when I needed them,” says 
his wife, Tara. “I was a full-time student 
and had a toddler in the house so it was 
important to know that help was only a 
phone call away.”
Military support is a continual part 
of the corporate culture at C.W. Driver. 
“People are our most valuable asset,” 
says Dana Roberts, CEO of C.W. Driver. 
“Those individuals that have served our 
country in the military and continue to 
serve our country in the military reserves 
or National Guard, deserve something 
extra, to say ‘thank you for your service’ 
and to show our appreciation for their 
sacrifice. If a candidate for employment 
has served in the military, we consider 
that service a benefit and enhancement 
to his qualifications.”
Only 15 Freedom Awards are handed out 
each year and the 2013 recipients represent 
large and small businesses, as well as pub-lic sector agencies. They have distinguished 
themselves from a field of nearly 2,900 nom-inations submitted by Reserve Component 
Service members.
“I nominated C.W. Driver for the 
Freedom Award,” says Myers, “because I 
know that they go out of their way to care 
for their Veteran and Reservist employ-ees and to support the greater military 
community. I have seen, first hand, how 
the sailors in my charge were impacted 
by employers that did the minimum or 
less to support service members and the 
impact that it can have on their fami-lies and their ability to serve. I’m proud 
that C.W. Driver values our service as an 
asset to the company and that Dana has 
instilled this attitude at all levels of the 
company culture.”
Because C.W. Driver has more than 400 
employees, the company is able to move 
people around to accommodate the loss of 
the reservist to deployment. More impor-tantly, “We want them to know they have 
(l-r) Andy Kirby, project director, Christina Kirby, 
Dana Roberts, CEO, Bessie Kouvara, CFO, John 
Thornton, executive vice president, Tara Myers, 
and Chris Myers, project manager.
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says Roberts. 
But guaranteeing a job is just the start 
of C.W. Driver’s commitment to the mili-tary community. “We’re constantly looking 
for new ways to support service men and 
women within and outside the C.W. Driver 
family,” says Roberts. “We also extend our 
support by sponsoring community outreach 
events, and reaching out to veteran-owned 
subcontractors for projects.” In addition, 
the company actively partners with the 
Department of Defense’s employment sup-port program, Hero 2 Hired, which encour-ages area employers to hire National Guard 
and Reserve service members.
“This award was an honor to 
receive,” says Roberts,” espe-cially since our employees were 
the ones who nominated us. We’re 
proud to have them as part of the 
C.W. Driver family and we’re proud 
to support them for all they do for 
our country.”  ◆
AGC JOINS HIRING OUR HEROES PROGRAM
AGC of America announced recently that it is joining 
the national Hiring Our Heroes program as part of the 
construction industry’s effort to add 100,000 veterans 
over the next five years. The new partnership will make 
it easier for members to fi nd, recruit and hire veterans.
“The only thing keeping many of our members from 
hiring vets is figuring out how to find them,” says Stephen 
E. Sandherr, chief executive officer, AGC of America. “This 
new partnership will make it easier for construction firms 
to find, recruit and hire veterans.”
Member firms will have access to job fairs and other 
recruiting tools operated by the U.S. Chamber of 
Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program. 
AGC contractors can visit http://www.hiringourhe-roes.org/hiringourheroes/events to find a hiring fair in 
their area.
At a time when two-thirds of construction firms report hav-ing a hard time fi nding skilled workers, the partnership with 
Hiring Our Heroes will make it easier for firms to fill vacancies 
with highly qualified workers and will be a key part of AGC’s 
Workforce Development Plan.
“Construction firms are always eager to hire veterans 
because they make such great professionals,” Sandherr says. 
“As the economy continues to expand, our members will be 
looking to hire even more veterans than they already do.”
Sandherr adds that construction firms already hire a sig-nificant number of veterans, noting that veterans are more 
likely to be hired in construction than non-veterans, according 
to federal employment data. But he added that many firms 
report having a hard time figuring out how to identify soldiers, 
sailors and airmen that are about to leave active duty and 
enter the private-sector workforce.
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IT’S NO EASY TASK TO COMP LETE the 
signature piece of a multibillion-dollar 
light rail project under budget, ahead of 
schedule and in the middle of a major 
metro area. But it takes a special kind 
of skill to pull it off in the middle of a 
recession and with minimal disruptions to 
surrounding businesses and residences.
Contractors overcame these and other 
obstacles to complete the Utah Transit 
Authority Airport TRAX Project, a 6.2-mile 
extension of the light rail system that 
Recipe for Success
PLANNING AND TEAMWORK KEY INGREDIENTS FOR 
UTAH TRANSIT AUTHORITY’S AIRPORT TRAX PROJECT
BY AUTUMN CAFIERO GIUSTI
connects Salt Lake International Airport 
with downtown Salt Lake City.
Given the project’s success, the joint 
venture of Alameda, Calif.-based Stacy 
and Witbeck Inc. and Kiewit Western Co. 
of Phoenix won AGC’s 2014 Alliant Build 
America Grand Award, given to the year’s 
most significant construction project.
Stacy and Witbeck and Kiewit Western 
are members of Utah Chapter-AGC.
The project began in August 2008. 
Through innovative fi nancial strategies 
and a unique alliance between the con-tractor, the city and the transit authority, 
the light rail extension was completed by 
April 2013 for a final construction contract 
amount of $223 million. The project came 
in two years ahead of schedule and was 
completed under budget.
The SWK joint venture constructed the 
project’s many unique technical elements 
and learned to identify challenges before 
they started to chip away at budgets and 
schedules.
Airport transfer station. Photo courtesy of Utah Transit Authority.
JULY/AUGUST 2014 | www.constructormagazine.com  45 @ConstructorMag
GATEWAY TO THE CITY
The Airport TRAX project was to be 
the last and most anticipated piece of 
the UTA Frontlines 2015 program, a $2.4 
billion effort to build 70 miles of pas-senger rail in seven years in the Utah 
Wasatch Front area. Part of the city’s 
revitalization program, the airport line 
was to be the project’s showpiece and 
would develop a new gateway to down-town Salt Lake City.
“In essence, the project became 
more than just a transit project. It 
became a community project,” says 
Ryan Snow, senior project manager 
for Stacy and Witbeck.
The SWK joint venture was brought 
in not only to build the system, but 
also to work with UTA and other proj-ect stakeholders to solve the unique 
construction challenges that the project 
presented.
The project would consist of two 
lines in each direction, connecting the 
airport and the existing light rail system 
that runs downtwon, with six stations 
along the way. The airport station would 
feature a welcome center. On the other 
end of the line would be a transfer sta-tion connecting the light rail and com-muter rail lines. Snow explains that the 
goal was to link the two rail systems 
with minimal disruptions.
RECESSION-PROOF PLANNING
In 2006, voters approved a sales tax 
increase that would fund the $2.4-bil-lion FrontLines program. But by 2010, 
the recession was well under way, and 
UTA sales tax revenues plummeted and 
came in at $67 million below projections.
“There was a huge gap between what 
we expected to come in and what actu-ally came in,” says Jim Webb, senior 
project manager for UTA.
With the airport project being a 
FrontLines showpiece, staying within 
budget became critical. The project 
team came at the financial hurdles from 
several different angles.
When construction on the airport 
line started moving faster than the 
UTA’s budgeted schedule due to the 
sluggish sales tax returns during the 
recession, the UTA faced the possibility 
of slowing work on the line. Instead, the 
contractor worked with UTA to come up 
with a payment schedule that would 
defer 6 percent of UTA’s invoices. This 
allowed construction to continue with-out delays.
Team members also developed a 
unique contracting alliance for one of 
the key components of the project – 
the reconstruction of the North Temple 
Viaduct over the freight and commuter 
rail lines. Salt Lake City Corp., UTA 
and SWK entered into an agreement 
to establish a $68 million budget to 
rebuild the entire viaduct. The agree-ment called for the partners to share the 
fi nancial risk. If the project went over 
budget, each partner would have to pay 
one-third of the overrun. Alternately, 
the partners would share any savings 
if the project fi nished in the black.
“So if we came in under budget, we 
would share in the gain. If we came 
in over, we would share in the pain,” 
Webb says.
With the agreement in place, the 
team was able to fi nish nearly $12 mil-lion under budget, and each partner 
received $4 million.
“It was very powerful,” Webb says. 
“It was not just about the money. It was 
about working together and rowing in 
the same boat together.”
The partners also set up a distinc-tive reverse incentive model. Typical 
with other light rail construction proj-ects, the airport project included a tra-ditional incentive for the contractor to 
meet certain deadlines and require-ments for categories such as cost, safety 
and scheduling.
But midway through the project, the 
contractor saw that the property acqui-sition schedule was not meeting the 
overall project construction schedule. 
So SWK offered a $1 million reverse 
incentive to UTA and Salt Lake City Corp. 
if certain properties, such as rights-of-way and third-party utilities, could be 
acquired earlier than planned in order 
to take advantage of the summer con-struction season.
The reverse incentive expedited 
access to the rights-of-way, and when 
tasks were completed on time, both sides 
were able to improve their bottom line.
OUTREACH TO 
LOCAL BUSINESSES
Minimizing disruptions to surround-ing businesses was another concern, 
as construction would go right through 
a business district with more than 120 
businesses. Crews would have to shut 
down portions of North Temple Street, 
leading into downtown Salt Lake City, 
for up to 18 months.
To address this intrusion, SWK helped 
form a community advisory committee 
consisting of businesses and residents 
along the construction route. The group 
met monthly to provide input to the con-struction team, and builders provided the 
committee with monthly updates.
During the course of the project, SWK 
held more than 1,700 meetings with 
businesses and residents and delivered 
more than 200 advance construction 
notices to more than 10,800 contacts, 
Snow says.
Owner: Utah Transit Authority
Construction Manager: Stacy and Witbeck Inc./Kiewit Corp. joint venture
Lead Architect: FFKR Architects
Lead Engineer: CDM Smith Inc.
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The project team also helped create 
a business impact mitigation fund to 
pay for media events, fundraisers or 
advertising to bring attention to these 
businesses during construction. The 
businesses got to decide as a group how 
to use the money. “Very healthy con-versations come from that,” Webb says.
DESIGNING A 
‘GRAND BOULEVARD’
One of the main focuses of the project 
was to recreate the North Temple road-way into a “Grand Boulevard” leading 
into Salt Lake City.
The project team brought in several 
professionals to design the concept, 
and eventually built North Temple to 
accommodate multiple transportation 
modes, including light rail transit, 
automobiles, bicycles and pedestrian 
access. Upon the project’s comple-tion, Mayor Ralph Becker called North 
Temple “one of the most complete streets 
in the country.”
The Grand Boulevard design includes 
10-foot-wide sidewalks, terra cotta col-ored concrete, accent lighting, native 
landscaping and locally inspired artwork.
Part of the rail line also includes a 
section of “green track.” Crews planted 
a test section of different grasses around 
the track to help determine the most effec-tive “green” methods for future transit 
products. “It’s really an investment into 
the future,” Webb says.
Webb and Snow credit a team approach 
to the project’s overall success. Snow 
recalls a testimonial that one of the crafts-men shared during a partnering session 
the team held with all of the craft labor 
on the job.
“This guy stood up and said, ‘This 
has been one of the best jobs I’ve every 
worked on in my 40 years in construc-tion,’” Snow says.  ◆
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Profiles in Synergy
EACH YEAR AGC’S BUILD AMERICA MARVIN M. BLACK 
PARTNERING AWARDS HONOR CONTRACTORS WHO 
UNDERSTAND AND EXEMPLIFY THE TRUTH BEHIND THE ADAGE: 
THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS.
IN CONSTRUCTION, COLLABORATION 
IS COMPULSORY. PROJECTS,even 
small ones, don’t get done — least of 
all on time and under budget — if all 
of the machine’s parts aren’t moving 
toward the same goal. To that end, the 
AGC’s Build America Marvin M. Black 
Partnering Awards are presented annu-ally to contractors who, in teaming up 
on projects, exemplify the essence of 
successfully working together.
SUCCESS WITH A SIDE OF 
SIGNIFICANCE
For some organizations, incorporating 
a culture of inter-fi rm collaboration can 
be a challenge by itself; in many cases 
the very fi rms working together are more 
often competitors. Even so, says Mike 
Bolen, CEO and chairman of McCarthy 
Building Companies, partnering has 
been around a long time.
“I think it’s finally gotten legs, though,” 
he says. “It’s the rare big, complex project 
that doesn’t have some form of partner-ing attempt in it — but it takes on different 
meanings in different places. Each project 
is unique on its face; 50 or 60 constituents 
all coming together in the same place at 
the same time. Some have been around the 
project a long time and have a big stake in 
it. Others come in late. Then you all hit the 
ground running and you’re trying to build 
a community while you build a building.”
In the case of McCarthy’s award-winning par tnership with Clark 
Construction, community may have come 
a bit easier, in part due to their long-standing relationship — the two have 
been doing major ventures together for 
more than a decade — and in part to the 
project itself: the Naval Hospital at Camp 
Pendleton, a 100,000-sq-ft design-build 
project that would provide healthcare for 
the region’s military and their families, 
not to mention the many soldiers return-ing from active service in Afghanistan 
and elsewhere.
“We can get fairly cynical in this 
business,” Bolen says, heartfelt, “but 
there were no cynics in this deal. It 
BY AMY DREW THOMPSON
BY AMY DREW THOMPSON
Act. “It was on the boards,” says Bolen, 
“but when the government decided to 
move the timeline up, we had to react 
pretty quickly.” That said, it seemed the 
construction gods were with them every 
step of the way. Minimal bureaucracy, 
a very experienced owner group and 
an outside designer hired for bridging 
documents that made communication 
far less onerous were just a few lucky 
breaks in a schedule that he calls “very 
aggressive” compared to the norm for 
hospitals. “These buildings are com-plicated in general; in California even 
more so when seismic requirements are 
factored in.
“We also had great weather, we didn’t 
lose any subcontractors, we had a great 
owner willing to make decisions and 
move forward, and all the teams came 
together,” says Bolen. “Every once in a 
while, you’ll have one that just runs like 
a watch. This one was it.”
Indeed, the hospital was completed 
six months ahead of schedule and deliv-ered $100 million under the Navy’s origi-nal programming requirements.
Regardless, Bolen says the time 
constraints were still the biggest chal-lenge and the absence of typical delays 
— arguments, redesigns, reconfigura-tions — kept the process from slowing 
down, often the biggest contributor to 
rising budgets.
“It was a lot of speed,” he notes, 
citing the compressed schedule. “And 
that means instead of having 800 folks 
[onsite] for a year, you have 1,200 for 
eight months. Assembling them, get-ting them through security and onto the 
base — there are many scenarios that 
can pose a problem.” Just imagine the 
parking issues alone.
In fact, they did.
“We needed a place for all these folks 
to park — you don’t want to be fiddling 
with a parking structure at the end when 
you’re trying to install MRI and X-ray 
equipment — so the Navy allowed us to 
rush the parking structure design as fast 
as we could. We got the garage done very 
early on so there was a nice place for 
all those extra people to park in stages 
as we moved toward the bigger parts 
of the build.”
And of course, the more people on a 
project, and the faster they go, the greater 
the safety risks. Bolen calls the people 
at McCarthy a bunch of safety fanatics.
“And as it turns out, so is the Navy. 
None of us wanted people getting hurt 
while trying to build a hospital to help 
people who are hurt.” As such, they built 
events around it to encourage awareness.
“We’d do a ‘shut ’er down’ for two 
hours at lunch and have a barbecue and 
the executives would come out and serve 
food to all the workers. We’d have the 
Navy folks come out and tell us all how 
important the project was for them and 
how grateful they were. And little stuff: 
giving out prizes for no accidents in a 
was our understanding that ‘Hey, we get 
this thing open six months sooner, then 
maybe someone gets well who wouldn’t 
have, or gets well in a way that’s a lot 
better than he or she would have.’ It was 
a great motivator, and we leveraged it.”
The Camp Pendleton project, the 
2014 AGC Build America Marvin M. Black 
Partnering Award winner, rose out of 
the mist quickly — borne of the Stimulus 
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month, having everybody wearing proj-ect-specific T-shirts. There were lots of 
ways to get everyone’s minds on [board 
with] the notion that yes, they had to 
work fast, but they also had to work safe.”
Naturally, everyone involved came 
energized, infused with patriotism. A 
100-foot by 50-foot American flag hung 
from the side of the building throughout, 
overlooking the freeway for two years 
as it came together.
“It was emotional for everyone,” says 
Bolen. “And even if I stacked up all our 
other partnering projects that I would 
call successful and compared them to 
this, Pendleton still stands alone. It was 
that much better than the bucket full of 
others. It just made the gold star.”
BUILD WITH A “VIEW”
Over in Utah, the Mountain View 
Corridor project was the 16th partnering 
award winner for Granite Construction, 
which partnered with Kiewit Corporation 
and W.W.Clyde & Co. to form Copper 
Hills Constructors, a joint venture that 
resulted in a Build America Marvin M. 
Black Partnering Merit Award for all 
three in tandem.
“Granite is a strong proponent of and 
a leader in partnering,” says Bret Barton, 
project executive. In the past, as well 
as on the Mountain View Corridor proj-ect, Granite has used the Construction 
Management/General Contractor pro-curement method. “It requires a high 
degree of partnering and collaboration 
in order to achieve the full benefit.
“We believe that partnering has 
contributed not only to project success, 
but to our longer-term success, helping 
establish Granite’s reputation for resolv-ing issues fairly and in the project’s best 
interest. It’s a differentiator in alterna-tive-delivery projects.”
The 15-mile, $245 million Mountain 
View project was vast. A new signal-ized highway in southwest Salt Lake 
City, its scope included earth work, nine 
miles of asphalt, six miles of concrete 
and 10 new bridges, along with drain-age, traffic signals, lighting, cross-street 
reconstruction and an ITS system. At its 
peak, it employed more than 300 peo-ple as work progressed in six different 
municipalities.
“The project exemplified how three 
separate companies and a state agency 
can blend together as a team and suc-cessfully complete one of Utah’s largest 
roadway construction contracts,” says 
Barton. “CHC needed to become the Utah 
Department of Transportation’s partner 
to help prepare the project to be bid and 
built without being fully designed and 
ready to bid — as is the typical UDOT 
procurement process.” Notably, they had 
to prepare their bid and schedule while 
many items — utility agreements, right-of-way (ROW) acquisition and others 
that typically help dictate — remained 
unresolved.
“During construction, we routinely 
collaborated to solve issues that arose due 
to changes in design, ROW procurement, 
utility relocations and other third-party 
concerns.” Regular partnering sessions 
were held for project management down 
to the foreman level to clarify expecta-tions, explain project goals and keep 
everyone focused ….” Having representa-tives from each of the three companies 
onsite created a dynamic environment, 
he notes — one where immediate deci-sions could be made and innovative ideas 
could blossom. “It was critical to the proj-ect’s success.”
So, too, were CHC’s team-building 
efforts. 
“Our project team, which included 
its owner, designer and program man-ager, had barbecues, golf tournaments, 
bowling events and mountain bike rides 
as ways to socialize outside the work 
environment and develop relationships. 
It created higher levels of trust, which 
was critical when the time came to deal 
with project issues.”
Even more important, perhaps, were 
the Monday Job Rides, during which 
CHC’s senior management team (the 
project, construction, safety, quality 
and equipment managers) would drive 
the entire site and visit with each crew. 
“Its purpose was to develop one-on-one 
communication opportunities between 
leadership and craft workers,” Barton 
explains. “In doing so, we were able to 
achieve a high level of engagement and 
improve morale, which led to high per-formance in every area of the project.”
These Job Rides, often followed by 
lunch meetings, says Barton, were found 
to be the most beneficial in generating 
and maintaining the partnering spirit.
The AGC Build America Marvin M. Black Partnering 
Awards are presented to construction projects that 
epitomize the principles of partnering. The awards 
celebrate successful partnerships and years of 
outstanding results from such collaborations. Partners 
whose projects earn this coveted prize stand out 
among others for their ability to achieve a common 
goal, honor all stakeholders, maintain momentum, 
perpetuate partnering, resolve conflicts, improve 
communication, celebrate joint successes and most 
importantly, incorporate team-building activities. 
For Build America Awards information, including 
deadlines, criteria and application materials, go to 
www.agc.org/awards.
Learning from one another and bettering 
overall business practices are a mutually 
beneficial aspect of the process.
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“Spending at least a couple of hours 
each week in such close proximity 
helped develop friendships that benefit-ted the project overall.” Doing so proved 
helpful when the inevitable happened, 
usually in the form of construction or 
design challenges. Established rela-tionships allowed for faster, universally 
acceptable resolutions.
Despite the temporary nature of the 
CHC partnership, which was dissolved 
post-project, Barton says collaboration is 
a way of doing business, not a short-term 
strategy. “Regardless of the state of the 
economy, partnering is a good business 
practice because it is about creating an 
atmosphere of respect and trust ….”
STAYING “ON TRAX”
Time constraints. Complicated urban 
surroundings. A weak economy. These 
were just three of many challenges the 
triumvirate of the Utah Transit Authority, 
Stacy & Witbeck and Kiewit Construction 
would face as they strove to complete 
the multibillion-dollar UTA Airport TRAX 
project, a 6.2-mile light rail extension 
to connect the Salt Lake International 
Airport with the city’s downtown and 
a 2014 Build America Marvin M. Black 
Partnering Merit Award winner.
One unique facet of the partnership 
was adding what UTA’s Jim Webb, P.E., 
senior project manager on the Airport 
Light Rail Project, calls “reverse incen-tives” to the initiative. Where it’s run 
of the mill to have contractors hit mile-stones for a project owner, driven by 
incentives, this project included the 
same idea — just backward.
“These were developed to lower the 
risk for the contractor and to keep on 
schedule,” Webb explains. “The idea 
was relatively new and there was a 
learning curve to it. Having the client hit 
milestones for the contractor is reverse 
thinking and takes true partnership to 
work.” He cites it as one of the tipping 
points for the project’s success.
“We’ve been successful [in our part-nered projects] due to our multiple-pronged approach to partnering with 
all our stakeholders,” Webb explains. 
“It causes everyone to row in the same 
boat, work together and leave their busi-ness cards at the door to solve the issues 
at hand.”
They kept their eyes on the biggies at 
all times with weekly “Top 5” meetings 
between the designer, contractor, UTA and 
stakeholders. “It kept the team focused on 
immediate hot items to solve, and numer-ous partnering sessions were valuable as 
we talked frankly about how we could 
improve collaboration and teamwork.”
Ryan Snow, senior project manager 
for Stacy & Witbeck, counts the project’s 
community engagement and involvement 
among its biggest successes.
“The project was a complete street 
reconstruction in the busiest business 
community on the west side of Salt Lake 
City,” he explains. “A community advi-sory council was formed to engage the 
community during design and construc-tion.” It met monthly with the project 
team to discuss ideas and practices to 
mitigate and minimize impacts. “At the 
fi nal meeting, the mayor of Salt Lake City 
said that when the project started, he 
expected thousands of calls from irate 
merchants. To his surprise, he received 
none of frustration, but rather phone 
calls giving us praise about the way the 
project was managed.”
Despite the temporary nature of the CHC 
partnership, which was dissolved post-project, 
collaboration is a way of doing business, not a 
short-term strategy.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, left, and UTA General Manager Michael Allegra 
celebrate the alliance on the multibillion-dollar UTA Airport TRAX project.
Collaboration and partnering, says 
Snow, is not about going through the 
motions.
“It is actively approaching each day 
with a team mentality. What is best for the 
project? Once you get past your personal 
ambitions and work together, the project 
has no choice but to become successful.”
McCarthy’s Bolen would likely agree.
In fact, he often jokes that both his 
company and regular partners Clark 
are better together than they are apart. 
Learning from one another and bettering 
overall business practices are a mutually 
beneficial aspect of the process. As such, 
McCarthy engages actively in “peer 
joint ventures, where we’re venturing 
with people we normally compete very 
aggressively with.” Bolen’s a staunch 
advocate of the practice. “Shame on you 
if you don’t.”
The Marvin M. Black winners may 
prove it’s worth giving a few secrets 
away — sharing business recipes, if you 
will — to get something back, learn a 
new way of doing things. “Each one of 
us comes away from it better than had 
we not,” he says. “That’s the payoff.” ◆
BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT
A LOT HAS BEEN HAPPENING AT the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) that will likely impact contractors.
AGC of America has been keeping a close watch on the 
recent events regarding emission regulation, including a recent 
U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding EPA’s Cross-State Air 
Pollution Rule that could likely spur states to push for greater 
cleanup of legacy diesel fleets to further reduce emissions.
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AGC has been lobbying regulators and lawmakers to stop 
short of mandatory retrofits or outright replacements of older 
equipment, and instead boost funding to help contractors 
voluntarily retrofit their fleets.
Indeed, the association has worked with the EPA to launch 
a fi rst-ever pilot Construction Equipment Rebate Program to 
help contractors retrofit diesel equipment. AGC members in 
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According to the EPA, diesel engines are “extremely effi-cient” but emit air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and 
particulate matter, which are linked to a range of serious 
health problems including asthma, lung and heart disease, 
other respiratory ailments, and even premature death.
Pilconis says the AGC is “constantly trying to track and 
weigh in on different air quality rulemaking or significant 
decisions like this, with an eye for what that could mean for 
construction.”
The federal government continues to tighten air quality 
levels, and states have to fi nd ways within their existing legal 
authority to reduce pollution from sources within their borders, 
she says. A lot of the focus is on mobile sources, particularly 
older diesel equipment, as they emit particulates and nitrogen 
oxides, precursors for ozone formation.
“The AGC does not want regulators to force contractors to 
stop using their older diesel equipment to meet the air qual-ity standards, because most smaller contractors keep their 
machines for 30 years as the equipment is a huge investment,” 
Pilconis says. “Construction companies are worth the equip-ment they own. Accelerated fleet turnover requirements and 
mandatory retrofits would render a company’s fleet obsolete 
and wipe their balance sheet to zero overnight.”
When the legacy equipment was sold to contractors years 
ago, they met all of the applicable rules and requirements for 
air quality standards at the time, so contractors expect that 
they will be able to use the equipment until the end of its 
useful life, Pilconis says.
“AGC recognizes that diesel retrofit, and the resulting reduc-tions in emissions, can help states and localities meet air qual-ity standards, but the cost is prohibitive to most contractors 
without fi nancial and technical assistance,” she says.
Many environmental advocacy groups want contractors 
to voluntarily pay to retrofit their equipment, Pilconis says. 
However, such groups have been encouraging air quality 
regulators at the state and local levels that if contractors don’t 
do this voluntarily, then the regulators should force them to 
retrofit.
So far, California is the only state that forces contractors 
working there to retrofit their equipment, whereas in other 
states, air quality rules are pre-empted, meaning that it’s 
the federal government’s job to set the standards, she says. 
the program say it’s helping to boost their own bottom lines 
by reducing their equipment maintenance costs.
U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION 
UPHOLDING EPA’S RULE
The U.S. Supreme Court in April issued a decision uphold-ing EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which restricts air 
emissions from “upwind states” that contribute significantly to 
nonattainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards 
(NAAQS) in “downwind states.”
The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to set NAAQS that defi ne 
acceptable levels for six pollutants: ozone, carbon monoxide, 
nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and lead, 
says Leah Pilconis, AGC’s senior environmental advisor. States 
are required to monitor each of these pollutants and submit 
data that are used to determine whether geographic areas are 
in “attainment” for each of the standards.
If EPA designates an area as in “nonattainment” — areas 
where pollutant concentrations exceed the standard — the state 
where the area is located must develop a state implementa-tion plan (SIP) that demonstrates the steps that will be taken 
to reduce pollution and achieve compliance with air quality 
standards, Pilconis says. As part of the SIP, states may enact and 
enforce requirements that affect the business of construction.
The Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision by the 
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and reaffi rmed EPA’s method 
for determining state emission reduction requirements, says 
Tony Sullivan, partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, an AGC of 
Ohio member.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down EPA’s initial 
rule, citing that the EPA wasn’t allowed to use “cost-propor-tionality” to primarily determine what each state had to do 
to reduce emissions, but instead, the agency had to tie each 
state’s contribution to emissions, says Sullivan, who works out 
of his company’s Indianapolis office.
“In other words, if a state doesn’t cause a lot of impact but 
it’s cheaper to reduce more, then it was the EPA’s position to 
base the amounts required to reduce emission based on cost-effectiveness,” he says. “So some states might have to reduce a 
greater amount due to the cheapness of the reductions there.”
However, the Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit Court 
decision, on the basis that it was within the EPA’s discretion 
to make this rule, Sullivan says. The main focus of the law 
was intended to apply to electrical generating utilities, but 
states have the freedom to decide whether to regulate other 
combustion equipment.
“Road builders or other contractors who are using large 
pieces of equipment with diesel engines that emit high level 
of nitrous oxide might get pulled into the requirements both 
on the state and federal sides, even though that wasn’t the 
focus of the law in the beginning,” he says.
The AGC has been very active in working 
with a broad coalition to get Congress to 
continue investing in the DERA program.
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However, states with poor air quality may be able to identically 
adopt California’s rules.
“AGC is also concerned about the increase across the country 
in contracts for public projects that list requirements to retrofit 
diesel equipment if contractors want to win the bids,” she says. 
“This type of government action can undermine the competi-tive bidding process and restrict competition by discriminating 
against contractors on the basis of their equipment.”
The AGC has generally opposed retrofit requirements – either 
via legal mandates or contractual provisions — that put the 
fi nancial burden on private contractors because most often the 
value and net worth of the company is equal to the equipment 
that company owns, Pilconis says.
“If the company can’t use the equipment on jobs, then all of a 
sudden that equipment is worthless,” she says. “Small businesses 
don’t have the resources to pay the high costs of retrofit without 
some support, and requiring retrofit would be very harmful and 
disproportionately burdensome to small businesses.”
EPA’S 2013 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 
REBATE PROGRAM
AGC has long advocated for increased government invest-ment and support for diesel retrofit, including funds from the 
Diesel Emission Reduction Act, or DERA, part of the Energy 
Policy Act of 2005, Pilconis says. The program was created to 
provide grants and loans to contractors and other types of fi rms 
that use and operate diesel equipment, to help subsidize the 
costs for expensive retrofits. In addition, AGC has developed pro-posals to modify the federal tax code to provide other fi nancial 
incentives for contractors who retrofit their in-use equipment.
AGC members have been able to apply via their local chap-ters for EPA grants under DERA, but this year the agency has 
allowed contractors to apply directly for funding via a fi rst-ever 
pilot Construction Equipment Rebate Program that the EPA 
developed in conjunction with the AGC, she says.
Private companies with off-road construction equipment under 
contract with a public agency were able to apply directly for 
grants rather than through a third party non-profit organization 
or government entity. The rebate program was geared toward 
highway and transit contractors, and other firms that perform 
heavy industrial construction, such as tunneling, airport or dam 
projects, as well as contractors that perform sidework and grading.
The winning applicants, selected from a lottery, were 
granted a maximum of $120,000 each to retrofit up to five 
engines – funding that is especially benefi cial to smaller 
contractors, Pilconis says.
“Smaller fi rms, in particular, don’t have the resources to 
retrofit on their own and would particularly benefit from fi nan-cial aid,” she says.
Indeed, Roadmark Corp., a small Durham, N.C. contractor 
that operates in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia 
and is a Carolinas AGC member, received $110,000 from the 
pilot program to retrofit three older engines. The funds cover 
most of the roughly $150,000 cost to retrofit, but the additional 
$40,000 expenditure will save the company money in the 
longrun, says Rick Alder, Roadmark’s chief operating officer.
“We spend a million dollars in maintenance every year and 
another million dollars in fuel for our vehicles,” Alder says. “By 
being proactive, we will be saving money on maintenance, as 
one of those engines could have failed tomorrow, taking the 
truck out of service and then we would either have to fi nd 
another one or spend $50,000 to get the engine replaced.”
AGC worked with the EPA to create a streamlined one-page 
application for the pilot program, and Alder says it was a “simple, 
painless process and the forms were pretty self-explanatory.”
“The EPA even guided us through the application process 
and later stepped in to show us what steps we needed to take 
in a follow-up conference call with other fi rms who were also 
selected,” he says.
Alder said it was fortunate that AGC was so involved with the 
launch of the pilot. “We wouldn’t have known about this program 
if the AGC had not sent several emails that it was available.”
The pilot rebate program is now closed and all of the win-ning contractors have been selected, but the EPA will consider 
other rebate programs if more funding is approved, Pilconis 
says. However, the EPA announced in May a new grant program 
with a total of $9 million available for retrofits.
The AGC will continue to inform AGC chapters and fleet 
owners that they may qualify for government grants to retrofit 
existing fleets of construction equipment, she says.
FUTURE FUNDING FOR DERA
The AGC has been very active in working with a broad 
coalition to get Congress to continue investing in the DERA 
program, says Sean O’Neill, AGC’s director of Congressional 
relations and infrastructure advancement. The coalition also 
includes environmental, science-based, public health, state 
and local groups, and construction industry members.
When DERA was passed in 2006, it had “overwhelming” 
bipartisan support, with a 92 to 1 vote in the Senate, O’Neill 
says. It’s currently authorized at $100 million, but the industry 
has “gotten nowhere close to seeing that level of appropriations.”
“The proposed FY2015 budget from the Obama administra-tion does not do much to help the cause by ultimately zeroing 
The AGC has generally opposed 
retrofit requirements – either via legal 
mandates or contractual provisions 
— that put the financial burden on 
private contractors because most 
often the value and net worth of the 
company is equal to the equipment 
that company owns.
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out the program, so the coalition has been heavily lobbying 
our Congressional allies,” he says.
The coalition has sent letters to the House and Senate appro-priations committees and each of their subcommittees, asking 
for $30 million in funding for FY2015, O’Neill says. The Interior 
Appropriations Subcommittee bill is a “work in progress” in both 
the House and Senate, but the goal is to have the legislation move 
through both chambers prior to Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.
“I think we’ve got a realistic chance of getting that amount 
approved, due to strong bipartisan support,” O’Neill says. “If it is 
not, we will once again be facing a continuing resolution, where 
funding for the DERA program will remain at 2014 levels.”
Fortunately, Congress is working under the Murray-Ryan 
budget deal that set spending levels for FY2014 and FY2015, he 
says. The budget deal returned the Congressional appropriations 
process “to a more regular order” than previous years, when 
Congress operated from continuing resolution to continuing 
resolution.
CMAQ FUNDS
AGC has encouraged the Federal Highway Administration 
(FHWA) to use Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality 
Improvement (CMAQ) funds for retrofit, O’Neill says. CMAQ 
funds are part of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21
st
Century, or MAP 21, a two-year transportation reauthoriza-tion bill signed into law July 2012.
“AGC has been working with the FHWA to implement this, 
and the agency has provided guidance on CMAQ,” he says. 
“We’re hoping the CMAQ funding can be another option for 
contractors to use to retrofit their diesel engines.”  ◆
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EARLIER THIS YEAR AT THE WILLIS 
Construction Safety Excellence Awards 
(CSEA) in Las Vegas, Gray Construction, 
an AGC of Kentucky member, won AGC of 
America’s highest safety award - the Best 
of the Best grand award. The winner is 
chosen from 25 first-place winners in all 
other categories. Gray won first place in 
the 500,000+ construction management 
hours worked division.
Headquartered in Lexington, with 
regional offices across the country and 
in Japan, Gray is a top-ranked design-build contractor. Its core markets include 
manufacturing, automotive, distribution, 
retail, hospitality, and food and beverage 
plant construction.
Gray strives to build lasting relation-ships with customers, subcontractors, 
vendors, and its partners. It has over 500 
employees. Safety and quality of life is 
its No. 1 core company value.
Distinguished
Gray
SAFETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE 
ARE CORE COMPANY VALUES 
FOR GRAY CONSTRUCTION
BY JAMIE IVES
Workers gather at one of the many safety luncheons Gray Construction hosts throughout its 
projects. Photo courtesy of Gray Construction.
A shadow box holds the 
harness that saved one team 
member’s life. Photo courtesy 
of Gray Construction.
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SAFETY IS IN MY BLOOD
When CEO Stephen Gray’s parents 
started their company in 1960, the 
jobs they tackled were typical of many 
small companies getting started. Gray 
Construction employees worked on 
schools, banks, and occasionally a hos-pital addition. Even in those early days, 
however, there was something special 
about the attitude of senior management 
toward safety.
Stephen Gray says that the work of his 
grandfather, a country doctor, may have 
been the catalyst behind Gray’s attitude 
toward safety. “My grandfather used to 
recount to my mother and me stories about 
workers having accidents and the harm 
they caused to the lives of the workers 
and their families.”
Like his grandfather, Stephen Gray is a 
firm believer in safety as a way of life. He 
works hard to inform employees about the 
possible dangers that exist in construction. 
He believes that workers who know what 
could go wrong are better prepared to take 
the right precautions.
AT THE TIME IT WAS 
JUST A FEELING
In 1988, Jim Grant, director of safety, 
joined Gray. From the start, he felt “caring 
about the safety of each other was part 
of the culture here – it was just the way 
it was when you worked at Gray.” But, 
at that time, nothing was formalized or 
written down.
When Grant and other safety personnel 
started to put together their first safety 
manual some 20 years ago, the process of 
formalizing the company’s beliefs began. 
After some deliberation, the safety com-mittee decided it wanted to go beyond 
OSHA minimum guidelines and began to 
ask important questions about employee 
safety. Shortly thereafter, the company 
initiated safety training to all employees.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS
“There are still people in construction 
who act like cowboys,” says Stephen Gray. 
“’I know how to do this. You don’t have to 
A Gray Construction safety officer starts the day with a safety talk. Photo courtesy of Gray Construction.
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show me what to do.’” Gray wants to put 
a stop to this type of thinking.
He believes that for long-term suste-nance, “Safety is something you have to 
do every day. Senior executives cannot 
check in every now and then.”
A company and its safety program 
cannot be two separate entities. You mea-sure a company’s safety record against 
the company, not against its safety 
program.”
MAKE THE CALL
Communication is a key element at 
Gray. Stephen Gray brings employees up-to-date about safety matters with a daily 
e-mail that informs and/or congratulates 
them on their attention to safety.
Stephen Gray and Jim Grant are also at 
the forefront of a weekly conference call 
that brings all team members together. 
“We discuss incidents — not in a puni-tive way – but in a manner that helps 
everyone understand what happened. It’s 
a learning tool.” The call, which started 
six years ago, is now part of the com-pany’s culture.
FIND A TEACHABLE MOMENT/
THE POWER OF TRUE STORY
To better reach its more than 500 
employees, Gray marks milestones such 
as the completion of steel erection with 
safety lunches. Upper management 
attends and uses these gatherings to 
further emphasize their safety message.
“One of the stories we often tell took 
place 11 years ago,” explains Jim Grant. 
“It’s about a young employee in his early 
20s, working several feet above ground. 
This employee leaned out too far. In the 
blink of an eye, he was gone. Fortunately, 
for him, he was tied off.
“In a shadow box, we have a picture 
of him. We show it to all the employ-ees. We also show them his harness. We 
often use true stories like these during 
new employee training to emphasize the 
importance of safety in all matters and to 
avoid tragedy on the worksite.”
TAKE THE MESSAGE 
INTO THE FIELD
Always on the lookout for new ways to 
improve training, Gray has added informa-tion about falls and electrocutions to its 
orientation process. Initial safety training, 
however, is just the start. Gray places great 
emphasis on the importance of continuous 
improvement to workers in offices and in 
the field.
“We want our employees to understand 
that if they do not have the training or the 
skills to tackle a job they say ‘Time out,’ 
stop work, and seek direction from their 
supervisor,” says Grant.
TECH TOOLS HAVE A 
PRACTICAL APPLICATION
Ben Bowzer, manager construction sys-tems, is proud of Gray’s award-winning 
operating system that has allowed the 
company to create 3D models, improve 
efficiency, and lower costs.
“Gray’s proactive use of technology 
is driven by its desire to further learn-ing,” says Bowzer. “We use technology to 
pull out data, measure our actions, and 
then communicate the fi ndings. There 
is a devoted effort to use software to 
improve safety.”
Bowzer explains that safety personnel 
frequently use iPad tablets to photograph 
areas of concern, annotate those concerns, 
and then send those findings to others in 
the company so that employees elsewhere 
avoid future mishaps.
RESOURCE FOR THE INDUSTRY
Gray’s desire to share and discuss its 
ideas about safety led them to membership 
in the AGC. Richard Vincent is the execu-tive vice president of AGC of Kentucky. He 
is understandably proud that a member 
from Kentucky won the top award, but 
his appreciation of the work done by Gray 
goes beyond that.
“When I fi rst met the folks at Gray, I 
began to tell them about the advantages 
of membership. After a few minutes, they 
stopped me. They then explained that 
though they appreciated the many benefits 
we offer, they wanted to join AGC as a way 
to give back and share the things they had 
learned about safety.”
Vincent adds that, to Gray, safety is 
not a company secret. On the contrary, it 
has opened up its safety manuals to other 
members and taken a leadership role in 
safety training.
DIG DEEPER
As you might expect with the CEO of an 
innovative company, Stephen Gray has a 
healthy curiosity. He sees the psychology of 
safety as an area for future study. “Despite 
the fact that there are good safety programs 
out there, people continue to get hurt. When 
questioned why they did what they did, 
workers often say ‘I knew better.’” Gray’s 
wish is to better understand why workers 
who know what is safe still at times take 
unsafe actions.
PREP FOR AWARDS
When Gray accepted its award as Best 
of the Best, it was in many ways the result 
of 54 years of preparation. It takes time to 
build and instill a company-wide culture.
At the CSEA Award judging, Gray had 
considerably less time to get across the 
merits of their company’s culture. Still 
their five-minute presentation to the safety 
committee took more than four weeks to 
prepare.
“It was a total company effort,” recalls 
Stephen Gray. “Our safety director Jim Grant 
said that he didn’t want to enter the con-test to finish second. And that pretty well 
summed things up for everyone in the com-pany. We approached the task of preparing 
a winning proposal the same way we would 
a project proposal.” Congratulations to Gray 
on its win and its enviable safety record. ◆
To better reach its more than 500 employees, 
Gray marks milestones such as the completion of 
steel erection with safety lunches.
Always on the lookout for new ways to improve 
training, Gray has added information about falls and 
electrocutions to its orientation process.
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BY JAMIE IVES
IF YOU HAVE EVER SAT ON a three-legged 
stool, you have a good understanding 
of what Mike Fredebeil means when he 
talks about the balance required in a 
triangle of success.
Fredebeil is a certified safety profes-sional with Willis, the largest construc-tion insurance broker in the world. He 
has spent the last 28 years as a safety 
professional and is the national resource 
person for 28 full-time Willis construc-tion safety professionals. You might say 
he knows safety.
He also knows the costs and benefits 
of safety. On construction projects, safety, 
productivity, and quality are equal. “You 
can’t have two without the other one,” 
says Fredebeil. To his mind, safety is an 
integrated part of a successful project – 
and goes beyond employee protection.
“Safety reduces losses. Owners more 
and more want a good public image,” 
says Fredebeil. “They do not want to be 
associated with bad news of any kind, but 
especially accidents that relate to safety.”
A BETTER WAY TO 
LOWER COSTS
On average, 2 percent of the cost of 
construction is the cost of insurance. In 
this light, the cost to build is directly 
related to loss history. Companies with 
a good safety record pay less insurance 
and have a competitive advantage.
“On their projects, many contrac-tors have a large deductible such as 
Willis and AGC: 
Partners in Safety
CSEA AWARDS PROGRAM MAKES CONTRACTORS 
BETTER CONTRACTORS
$500,000. This means that all losses up 
to that level are paid by the contractor. 
A good safety management system will 
keep these costs low,” says Fredebeil.
THE BENEFITS OF APPLICATION
Willis and AGC are partners in safety. 
The annual CSEA judging process and 
awards ceremony showcases safety man-agement systems. Says Fredebeil, “Its goal 
is to make contractors better contractors, 
prevent disabling injuries, reduce insur-ance risks, substantially lower project 
costs, and create a competitive advantage 
in tight market conditions.”
“Win or lose, companies that partici-pate in the awards process fi nd ways 
to reduce direct and indirect insurance 
costs. Moreover, they gain national 
recognition amongst future clients,” 
explains Fredebeil.
HOW TO APPLY
The cost of applying is low: $250. 
Completion of the form takes roughly 
eight hours. If you need help or advice, 
a phone call to your local or national 
AGC reps will move your application 
process along nicely. The figures you 
need, such as OSHA numbers, are read-ily available.
The awards are open to all AGC mem-bers. CSEA was initially established to 
help small contractors become better 
contractors. Small companies do not 
compete against large fi rms. Companies 
compete in the category that best fits 
their size and in the grand prize judg-ing — everyone is equal.
The judging begins at the local level, 
usually in the fall. Applications are 
reviewed; categories selected and then 
it’s off to the national office in Arlington, 
Va. In January, preliminary judging 
takes place at the AGC Safety & Health 
Committee meeting. Final judging occurs 
at the AGC Annual Convention, which is 
usually in March.
Winners in each category are eligible 
to compete for the grand prize, or Best 
of the Best award. Companies have five 
minutes for their presentation. This is fol-lowed by a 10-minute question period on 
the presentation by a panel of five judges. 
Presentations start on Saturday and end 
on Tuesday. The winners are announced 
Wednesday at the awards breakfast.
WHAT DO THE JUDGES 
LIKE TO SEE?
“In your oral presentation, don’t repeat 
your written presentation,” advises 
Fredebeil. “A well thought-out presen-tation is a good start, but presenters need 
to convince the judges of their sincer-ity. It has to have a feeling of sincerity 
or authenticity. Judges need to be con-vinced that safety is part of the DNA of 
the company.”
We encourage all AGC members to be 
part of the CSEA. Those that apply are 
already winners.  ◆
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2014AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
Company Location  Category 
Division: Construction Management
Gray Construction  Lexington, KY  500,000+
Company Location  Category
Division: Highway & Transportation
Mountain States Constructors, Inc.  Albuquerque, NM  100,001 – 300,000
Hamilton Construction Company  Springfield, OR  300,001 – 700,000
Joseph B. Fay Company  Tarentun, PA  700,001 – 1 million
Granite Construction Company  Watsonville, CA  Over 1 million
Division: Municipal & Utility 
Erickson-Hall Construction Company  Escondido, CA  100,001 – 300,000
Division: Building
Lemco Construction Services, L.P.  Addison, TX  Under 100,000
Unger Construction Company  Sacramento, CA  100,001 – 250,000
W.S. Bellow Construction Corporation  Houston, TX  250,001 – 450,000
MEDCO Construction  Dallas, TX  450,001 – 650,000
Roy Anderson Corporation Contractors  Gulfport, MS  650,001 – 850,000
Morley Construction Company  Santa Monica, CA  850,001 – 1.25 million
Flintco  Tulsa, OK  1,250,001 – 4 million
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.  Greeley, CO  Over 4 million
Division: Federal & Heavy
R.A. Burch Construction Company, Inc.  Ramona, CA  Under 100,000
Advanced American Construction, Inc.  Portland, OR  100,001 – 300,000
Shook Construction Company  Dayton, OH  300,001 – 700,000
Independence Excavating, In.  Independence, OH  700,001 – 1 million
Alberici Constructors, Inc.  St. Louis, MO  Over 1 million
Division: Construction Management
RQ Construction  Carlsbad, CA  Under 500,000
Gray Construction  Lexington, KY  500,000+
Division: Specialty
Vanguard Fire Systems, L.P.  Pflugerville, TX  Under 100,000
Hart Engineering Corporation  Cumberland, RI  100,001 – 300,000
University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.  Mukilteo, WA  300,001 – 500,000
Baker Electric, Inc.  Escondido, CA  700,001 – 1 million
Dynamic Systems, Inc.  Austin, TX  Over 1 million
ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014, AGC of America and Willis presented 
the 2014 Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) winners during 
the association’s 95
th
Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Paul Diederich, 
2013 president, AGC of America, and Paul Becker, chairman, construc-tion practice, Willis, recognized 53 companies for their outstanding 
safety performance. As Paul Becker acknowledged, safety boils down 
to vision, planning, execution, passion and commitment. The awards 
recognize companies that have developed and implemented premier 
safety and loss prevention programs and showcases companies that 
have achieved continuous improvements and maintenance of their 
safety and health management systems. In addition, the program rec-ognizes those construction companies that excel at safety and health 
performance, examining each candidate’s commitment to safety and 
occupational health management and risk control.
Grand Award Winner
First Place Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
Gray Construction, an AGC of Kentucky member 
headquartered in Lexington, received the grand award 
at the 2014 CSEA breakfast in Las Vegas on March 5, 
2014. Selected from the 25 fi rst-place winners of the 
2014 Construction Safety Excellence Awards, Gray’s team 
willingly accepted this “Best of the Best” recognition.
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Third Place Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
Company Location  Category
Division: Highway & Transportation
Northern Improvement Company  Fargo, ND  Over 1 million
Division: Building
Haren-Laughlin Construction Company  Lenexa, KS  Under 100,000
Cadence McShane Construction  Dallas, TX  100,001 – 250,000
Structure Tone - Southwest  Dallas, TX  250,001 – 450,000
Okland Construction Company  Salt Lake City, UT  1,250,001 – 4 million
Division: Federal & Heavy
Reyes Construction, Inc.  Pomona, CA  100,001 – 300,000
Division: Construction Management
Anslow Bryant Construction  Houston, TX  Under 500,000
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.  Houston, TX  500,000+
Division: Specialty
Metropolitan Glass, Inc.  Denver, CO  100,001 – 300,000
Cobra Building Envelope Contractors, Inc.  Spokane, WA  300,001 – 500,000
McKinney Drilling Company  Delmont, PA  700,001 – 1 million
Cupertino Electric  San Jose, CA  Over 1 million
Company Location  Category
Division: Highway & Transportation
J.D. Abrams  Austin, TX  Over 1 million
Division: Municipal & Utility
Slayden Construction Group  Stayton, OR  100,001 – 300,000
Division: Building
Cox Construction Company  Vista, CA  Under 100,000
Inline Commercial Construction, Inc.  Aloha, OR  100,001 – 250,000
T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc.  San Diego, CA  250,001 – 450,000
McCarthy Building Company  San Diego, CA  1,250,001 – 4 million
Division: Federal & Heavy
Syblon Reid  Folsom, CA  100,001 – 300,000
Shimmick Construction Company, Inc.  Oakland, CA  300,001 – 700,000
W.T. Byler  Houston, TX  Over 1 million
Division: Construction Management
Blaine Construction Corporation  Knoxville, TN  Under 500,000
Lend Lease  Nashville, TN  500,000+
Division: Specialty
Sherwood Mechanical, Inc.  San Diego, CA  100,001 – 300,000
T.J. Wies Contracting, Inc.  Lake St. Louis, MO  300,001 – 500,000
T.P. Mechanical Contractors  Cincinnati, OH  700,001 – 1 million
Nooter Construction Company  St. Louis, MO  Over 1 million
Second Place Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
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Recent 
Trends in 
State Laws 
Affecting 
Construction
States are using P3s for more than 
simply accelerating the construction of 
needed road projects, such as using the 
partnerships for water and wastewater 
treatment facilities, courthouses, schools, 
college dormitories and other projects.
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BY DEBRA WOOD
ALTHOUGH MANY COMPANIES WORK GLOBALLY, CONSTRUC-TION is local, and contractors must adhere to the laws of the 
state in which they are working. And those laws keep changing.
“The biggest issue state legislatures have been dealing with 
the last several years has been their budgets, with the economy 
being in the shape that it’s in and revenues down,” says Doug 
Tabeling, a partner in the law firm Smith, Currie & Hancock in 
Atlanta, a member of AGC of America’s Construction Leadership 
Council and the Project Delivery Forum steering committees, a 
member of AGC Georgia’s board of directors and lead editor of the 
AGC Construction State Law Matrix.
Consequently, to deal with budget issues, states are becoming 
more creative.
“There’s a trend in state laws in trying to provide more flexibil-ity to state agencies in the way they procure and deliver projects,” 
Tabeling adds. “More and more, we are seeing authorization for 
best-value procurements, where they are looking not only at the 
lowest price but also at the qualifi cation of the contractor and what 
they might bring — their expertise and ideas — to the project.”
The State Law Matrix, a comprehensive resource on state laws 
affecting public or private construction projects, reports 10 states 
with new laws allowing construction manager at-risk delivery 
for transportation projects, bringing the total of jurisdictions with 
at least some authority for CM at-risk for transportation projects 
to 35, says Brian Perlberg, AGC senior counsel for construction 
law and contracts.
“Contractors need to be aware of changing laws and how to 
compete in a state where they do not normally negotiate or bid 
work,” Perlberg says. “You can’t know every detail, but you need 
a way to track in a systematic process.”
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
More states are authorizing the use of public-private part-nerships (P3s). Last year, Tabeling says, Florida passed broad, 
progressive P3 authorization statutes. The state allows P3s for 
transportation, building, and water and utility infrastructure 
construction projects. It also permits agencies to consider unso-licited P3 proposals.
“Public-private partnerships allow private investment to help 
spur economic activity in public construction projects,” Tabeling 
says. “It’s a financing model.”
Thirty-nine jurisdictions now have at least some form of P3 
authority for transportation projects, up from 36, and 28 have P3 
authority for building projects, up from 23, Perlberg says.
Increasingly, states are using P3s for more than simply accel-erating the construction of needed road projects, such as using 
the partnerships for water and wastewater treatment facilities, 
courthouses, schools, college dormitories and other projects, 
explains Les Snyder, president and CEO of Infrastructure and 
Industrial Constructors USA in Pittsburgh, Pa., a member of AGC 
of Virginia. Snyder is a lifetime director of AGC and serves on the 
AGC board of governors and chairs the Public-Private Partnership 
Task Force.
“States can leverage private industry from a financing and 
project delivery standpoint to supplement funding the government 
might not have available,” Snyder says.
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P3s may allow the project to start sooner. Universities are mov-ing forward with P3s to keep their housing and amenities up to 
date, which becomes a competitive advantage, Snyder explains.
Some states, including Florida, are using design-build-finance 
delivery systems to get projects built more quickly. This contract 
type provides for the contractor and its partners to be reimbursed 
interest on the money invested in the project.
Additionally, many states are moving forward with P3s that 
include multiple-year maintenance and operating contracts. 
These states include Alabama, Florida, Nevada, South Carolina, 
Virginia and Texas. Most recently, Maryland and Pennsylvania 
have included such provisions.
Snyder reports municipalities also are working on laws that 
would enable their departments to use P3 or design-build-finance 
contracting for projects.
FALSE CLAIMS
Another trend legislatures are addressing involves state-level 
false claims or whistleblower acts, addressing fraud, waste and 
abuse mainly on public projects to allow private individuals to file 
suit and recover improperly acquired public money, Tabeling says.
For instance, Delaware and New Jersey allow a private citizen 
an opportunity to recover between 15 percent and 25 percent of 
the proceeds recovered.
About 20 states have these false claims laws, and they have 
implications for contractors, even those who do not believe they 
ever commit fraud.
“The acts or omissions the false claims acts prohibit do not rise 
to the level of intentional criminality that most people consider 
fraud,” Tabeling explains. “Honest mistakes may cause a lot of 
time and energy to be spent defending against such allegations. 
It’s a lower standard than most people believe.”
COMPETITIVE PREFERENCES
Tabeling also noted a trend in legislation dealing with com-petitive preferences for local contractors. Many states have a 
statutory preference for in-state contractors.
“Some states, as the economy has been sluggish, have been 
giving in-state contractors a preference when awarding public 
contracts,” Tabeling says. “More and more states are adopting a 
golden rule for local protection.”
That means, when a contractor from a state with local prefer-ence provisions tries to do work in another state, one without such 
provisions, the hiring state will follow the other state’s rules and 
give a negative preference to that contractor. States with golden 
rule provisions include Alabama, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi 
and Oklahoma.
Many states, such as Colorado, allow competitive preferences 
not only for state work but also municipal and school projects. 
Such laws can create conflicts and difficulties in urban areas with 
more than one county. While the intent may be to give jobs to 
local workers, the construction firm may be located in the county, 
but its workers may live in neighboring counties.
Snyder suggests those sorts of competitive preference laws 
can create an unhealthy environment.
“It’s tough enough doing business,” Snyder says. “We don’t 
need states creating artificial thresholds, which detract from 
contractors participating in a wide area.”
IMMIGRATION
With the federal government skirting immigration reform, 
some states are addressing the issue by requiring verification of 
the citizenship status of workers on public projects.
California bars any department or agency from awarding a 
contract to a contractor who has, in the preceding five years, been 
convicted of violating state or federal law related to employing an 
undocumented alien. Hawaii has a law that allows for revoking, 
suspending or not renewing a contractors’ license for “knowingly 
or intentionally employing a person who is not eligible to work 
in the United States under federal law to perform work on any 
project or operation.”
CONTRACT TERMS
Many legislatures are adding statutes to make contracts more 
protective, as far as payment terms, pay-if-paid clauses, the right 
to stop work if not paid by the owner, waivers and lien rights and 
where potential cases will he heard.
Some states make it illegal for general contractors to indefi-nitely withhold payments to subcontractors, even if the owner 
has not paid the general, says Perlberg. All states, except New 
Hampshire, have some form of prompt payment laws for public 
work. Many states stipulate that the subcontractors must be 
paid in a prompt manner. Some, such as Montana, spell out that 
subcontractor payment must be within seven days of the general 
contractor receiving payment from the owner.
Broad-form indemnification and prevailing wage laws are 
other increasingly legislated topics, Perlberg says.
Some of the prevailing wage laws pertain to publicly funded 
contracts exceeding certain amounts. The District of Columbia 
has a “living wage” statute for general and subcontractor con-tracts, with the threshold amount of the contract $100,000 for the 
recipient of the contract and $15,000 for subcontractor contracts.
The State Law Matrix offers information about these and other 
state laws but is not meant to replace legal counsel. Contractors 
should still consult their attorneys and surety and insurance 
representatives when dealing with specific project contracts.
“Our members are looking to compete on an expanded basis in 
different markets and regions,” Perlberg says. “The matrix offers 
a guidepost to help you stay on the field.”  ◆
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#StandDown4Safety
#STANDDOWN4SAFETY WAS THE FREQUENTLY SEENhashtag 
on Twitter feeds and Facebook posts during the week of June 
2-6, 2014, when construction activity for thousands of AGC 
members across the country came to a temporary halt in an 
organized effort to raise awareness among employers and 
workers about the hazards of falls. National Safety Stand-Down, an event organized by OSHA, encourages companies 
to bring construction activity to a standstill so they can focus 
exclusively on making sure their workers have the latest infor-mation and tools to ensure safety. Participating firms provided 
15-minute toolbox talks, conducted specific training exercises, 
and promoted safe building practices – to show the importance 
of workplace safety.
To kick off the week event, Steve Sandherr, chief executive 
officer, AGC of America, visited a D.C. construction site on Monday, 
June 2, 2014, and unveiled new federal safety data and efforts the 
association will be taking on the safety front.
“Every craft worker has a right to get home safely to his or her 
family every night,” says Sandherr. “We, our members and our 
industry are committed to taking every step possible to improve 
construction safety.”
As part of this new effort, AGC will conduct an exhaustive 
analysis of the details of each of the 806 construction fatalities 
that took place across the country in 2012. The objective, notes 
Sandherr, is to identify the common threads among the fatal-ity incidents. “The best safety programs are based on a solid 
understanding of vulnerabilities.” Once the analysis is complete, 
AGC will share the findings with its members, OSHA, and every 
construction firm and association that is interested in joining with 
them “in cutting the number of construction fatalities.”  ◆
Steve Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America, addresses construction workers 
at a D.C. site during a Safety Stand-Down and unveils a new effort by the 
association to reduce worker injury and fatality.
Construction workers review proper harness use during the AGC of America 
and TEXO Safety Stand-Down at a Dallas construction site.
Construction crews learn how to safely operate a lift during National Safety 
Stand-Down.
OSHA officials praise AGC of America, TEXO and member Cadence McShane 
for focusing on fall prevention during the Safety Stand-Down.
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Construction takes place on The Crest at Galvez Plaza, winner of a 2014 Alliant Build 
America award in the category of Building New Under $10M, by Arrighi Construction, LLC 
of Baton Rouge. Photo courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/agcofamerica.
SIMONSON SAYS
THE AVERAGE PEDESTRIAN PEERING 
through a construction fence or motorist 
crawling through a work zone probably 
doesn’t notice any change in how those 
projects are performed compared to a few 
years ago. But any contractor can point 
out dozens of differences in materials, 
machinery, methods and manpower.
Thanks to productivity improvements, 
contractors have been able to maintain 
solvency in spite of rising materials costs. 
From the end of 2010, when construction 
spending began to pull out of its long slide, 
through April 2014, the producer price 
index for all materials used in construc-tion—including items consumed by con-tractors, such as diesel fuel—climbed more 
than 10 percent. The price contractors say 
they would charge to put up nonresiden-tial buildings has risen about 9 percent 
over the same period, based on producer 
price indexes. The National Highway 
Construction Cost Index suggests that 
highway contractors have raised prices 
even less than building contractors.
Methods such as Building Information 
Modeling (BIM) and its emerging coun-terparts for civil construction enable con-tractors to estimate material needs more 
accurately, reduce rework, match delivery 
of materials with availability of equipment 
and labor, and drive down construction 
costs in other ways. Laser- and GPS-guided equipment can eliminate several 
steps in getting surfaces and systems 
positioned properly. Equipment perfor-mance and reliability advances permit 
more installation with less downtime. 
Manufacturing offsite (modules that are 
lifted into place), near-site (bridges that 
are rolled into position), and onsite before 
erection (tilt-up walls for warehouses) 
save time and can improve quality.
The impact of these changes on labor 
demand varies. In some settings, a single 
Technology, Productivity and Worker Availability
BY KEN SIMONSON
CHIEF ECONOMIST
AGC OF AMERICA
skilled worker can now do what formerly 
required assistants. For some types of 
equipment, the need to handle several 
levers simultaneously has been replaced 
by requirements for computer skills. Office 
jobs change, too, with the ability to share 
plans or other documents, log in materials 
and workers, and record the construction 
process electronically rather than through 
endless stacks of paper.
These changes have enabled contrac-tors to increase the value of construction 
put in place over the last four years by 
17 percent, while increasing their head-count by only 8 percent. It is fortunate 
that they have been able to achieve such 
productivity gains, because over that time 
span far more unemployed workers have 
left the industry than have rejoined it. 
The number of unemployed, experienced 
construction workers fell by 1.1 million 
between April 2010 and April 2014. But 60 
percent of those workers either found jobs 
outside of construction, or they went back 
to school, retired or left the workforce. 
Construction industry employment rose 
by only 445,000 over four years.
The number of unemployed former con-struction workers has shrunk by more than 
half since 2010. That’s good news for those 
workers. But it also means that contractors 
will increasingly have to lure workers from 
other industries, hire inexperienced work-ers, or turn to more labor-saving equip-ment and techniques. Attracting workers 
from elsewhere can be a challenge, given 
the working conditions and uncertainty of 
continuous employment in construction. 
The pool of new high school and college 
graduates is no longer growing, and the 
number of people completing military ser-vice—in the past, a good source of workers 
for construction—will shrink as the U.S. 
re duces its armed forces.
Thus, what goes on behind the 
construction fence or Jersey wall will 
entail even more use of technology. And 
maybe the public will start to notice! ◆
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WHERE IS OUR INDUSTRY HEADED?
“Contractors are more optimistic about 2014 than they have been in a long time,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the 
association’s chief executive officer. “While the industry has a long way to go before it returns to the employment 
and activity levels it experienced in the middle of the last decade, conditions are heading in the right direction.”
AGC of America’s 2014 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook survey shows an optimistic outlook 
for our construction industry. Here are a few highlights from the survey and where construction industry 
professionals predict our industry is headed:
EXPECT GROWING DEMAND IN 2014.
Compared to 2013, the available dollar volume of projects expected to be completed in 
2014 yielded an overall net increase in most construction segments including:
t  Highway
t  Water/Sewer
t  Manufacturing
t  Retail, Warehouse, Lodging
t  K-12 Schools
t  Power
t  Hospital/Higher Education
t  Public Building
t  Private office
Source: 2014 AGC of America Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook survey
32%: $10 MILLION OR LESS
22%: $10.1 MILLION –$ 30 MILLION
13%: $30.1 MILLION – $50 MILLION
12%: $50.1 MILLION – $100 MILLION
15%: $100.1 MILLION – $500 MILLION
6%: OVER $500 MILLION
Dollar amount of work performed in 2013:
A CONTRACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE:
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Purchasing and Leasing Equipment:
30%will purchase 0 - $100,000
23%will purchase $100,000 - $500,000
34%will lease 0 - $100,000
31%will lease $100,000 - $500,000
MORE THAN 2 OUT OF 3
EXPECT THE CONSTRUCTION 
MARKET TO GROW IN 
2014 OR 2015. 
MORE THAN HALF
EXPECT THEIR FIRMS WILL 
PURSUE PROJECTS THAT ARE 
FARTHER AWAY FROM THEIR 
TRADITIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 
AREAS IN 2014.
MANY CONTRACTORS PLAN ON 
HIRING! 64%PLAN TO ADD 
1-5 EMPLOYEES IN 2014.
MOST CONTRACTORS
PLAN TO PURCHASE OR 
LEASE SOME KIND OF 
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 
IN 2014.
$ MOST CONTRACTORS
PLAN TO PURCHASE OR 
LEASE SOME KIND OF 
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 
IN 2014.
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2014 CONSTRUCTION 
PROJECT STARTS FORECAST
Overall 9% increase expected!
Residential: Multifamily housing – 8%
Non-residential construction
Office buildings – 15%
Hotels and motels – 15%
Stores and shopping centers – 16%
Other commercial – 19%
Manufacturing – 8%
Educational buildings – 3%
Healthcare facilities – 2%
Other institutional buildings – 2%
WEST MIDWEST
SOUTH
CENTRAL
SOUTH
ATLANTIC
NORTH-EAST
WEST MIDWEST
SOUTH
CENTRAL
SOUTH
ATLANTIC
NORTH-EAST
THE INDUSTRY’S PERSPECTIVE:
60
80
100
120
140
2011 2012 2013 2014
+10%
-3%
+10%
+10%
60
80
100
120
140
2011 2012 2013 2014
0%
+17%
+8%
0%
Source: McGraw-Hill ENR’s Construction Forecast Report 2014
60
80
100
120
140
2011 2012 2013 2014
+9%
+24% -1%
+16%
60
80
100
120
140
2011 2012 2013 2014
-7%
+6%
+13%
+4%
60
80
100
120
140
2011 2012 2013 2014
-5%
+13%
+5%
-7%
West
South Central
South Atlantic
North East
Midwest
($ bil.)
($ bil.)
($ bil.)
($ bil.)
($ bil.)
Industry experts have a similarly positive outlook on 
where our nation’s construction is headed for 2014.
PROJECTED GROWTH IN ALL REGIONS OF THE NATION
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Defying Gravity 
and All Odds
ARRIGHI GRABS AN ALLIANT BUILD AMERICA AWARD FOR 
THE CREST AT GALVEZ PLAZA
BY STEVEN H. MILLER, CDT
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DEFYING GRAVITY IS WHAT MOST STRUCTURES do every day: 
they don’t fall down. But some structures do it more … defiantly.
The Crest at Galvez Plaza, in Baton Rouge, La., is a breath-taking piece of grand public sculpture with a strong functional 
aspect. This bright, bent halo of steel stands 35 feet high, 
with a daring cantilever of 85 feet. Beyond its artistic appeal 
and its aesthetic function of creating a focal point in a public 
space, it has a practical ‘part-time job’ as an outdoor stage. It 
must be able to support a five-ton ‘performance truss’ hanging 
beneath it carrying lighting and sound equipment for musical 
performances. To make it even more challenging to construct, 
it is asymmetrical.
The Crest was built by Arrighi Construction LLC of Baton 
Rouge, a Louisiana AGC member, with engineering services 
from LBYD Engineering of Birmingham, Ala., on a design by Trey 
Trahan FAIA, of Trahan Architects, New Orleans. It was a chal-lenging project utilizing innovative technology, and requiring 
a combination of flexibility and persistence, for which Arrighi 
Construction won the 2014 Alliant Build America award in the 
category Building Under $10M New.
THE NEXUS
Galvez Plaza was the third of three Baton Rouge downtown 
revitalization projects constructed by Arrighi, and in some ways, 
the nexus of the entire enterprise, creating a central gather-ing and performance space. The Crest is the eye of it, a large, 
asymmetrical loop of stainless steel. Each steel-framed hollow 
section is triangular in shape, with no two sides the same length. 
“There’s not a straight line in this thing,” comments Marcia 
Bolton of KH Engineering Group, the engineer who provided 
detailed design on the project for Arrighi.
For constructability, the design is broken down into a series 
of 14-ft-long segments, the plate welded to a simple skeletal 
frame. The design continuously curves and morphs, with lon-gitudinal plates providing frame support.
The bottom three sections were joined with full-penetration, 
100 percent X-rayed welds. “Everything comes down to those 
welds,” explains Shane Kirkpatrick, executive vice president of 
Arrighi. “That is the pressure point, so we hired the best welders 
in the business.” This structurally critical base section contains 
a large steel truss that physically connects it to Galvez Plaza 
with anchor bolts. The plaza itself is not solid ground: there are 
two floors of subterranean parking below it, built in the 1970s. 
Special piles were installed to support The Crest before con-struction could begin. The rest of the assembly was via bolted 
connections. The steel sections were fabricated with one plate 
left open for bolting, which would then be covered in the field.
CHALLENGING BY DESIGN
When the design was originally bid, it came in over budget 
and overweight. “We value engineered it, made it a sleeker, finer 
structure,” recalls Kirkpatrick. The team of Arrighi, Trahan, KH 
Engineering, and the fabricator worked together closely.
The project team performed three weeks of value-engineering 
exercises to find ways to reduce the steel tonnage. “We changed 
the type of construction to a girder system,” explains Kirkpatrick, 
“and designed structure and sheeting.“
TOP: When assembly of the sculpture reached the joining 
point, the ends did not meet. It was reworked twice by the 
fabricator, and fi nally, in the field by the contractor. Photo 
courtesy of Arrighi Construction.
BOTTOM: The sculpture was fabricated in 14-ft-long segments 
with triangular cross-sections. The bottom three comprise a 
welded truss that is anchored to the deck of the plaza, and 
supported below grade with special piles that penetrate 
the two fl oors of parking garage beneath. Photo courtesy of 
Arrighi Construction.
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THE UNEXPECTED
Construction encountered delays in 
the form of a fi lm location crew work-ing nearby that forced a suspension of 
construction activities. Heavy rains also 
slowed them down. Those challenges 
are not necessarily expected, but they 
are not too unusual.
What happened as construction neared 
completion, however, was unusual. The 
sculpture was built up from the base 
outwards in both directions. When they 
worked their way out and around to the 
joining point, the two sides of the sculp-ture did not meet.
“It was just off, it didn’t fit,” exclaims 
Kirkpatrick.
Since Galvez Plaza is immediately 
adjacent to City Hall, with the mayor’s 
office looking directly at it, one might 
expect there would be an uproar in the 
corridors of power, but it didn’t happen 
that way.
“I had confidence in the contractor 
and the architect that they were going 
to work it out,” explains Davis Rhorer, 
executive director of the Downtown 
Development District.,“And they did! They 
kept in touch with us saying that they 
could make adjustments left and right. I 
trusted them that they knew what they 
were doing. I knew that other unique 
structures across the country had taken 
a little longer to build. We just told people 
that it’d work out.”
INNOVATIVE RESPONSE
Arrigihi tried to perform a site survey 
by conventional means to figure out what 
was wrong, but the unusual geometry of 
the piece made that impractical. Instead, 
they sought an innovative alternative. 
They brought in a local fi rm, Forte & 
Tablada Engineers, to create as-built 
3D surveys of the structure. The scans 
were then input into its 3D model of the 
sculpture, “to see where it was at and 
what it was doing,” as Kirkpatrick put 
it. “It didn’t line up properly because 
of heat and stress.”
“When these things heat up dur-ing the day,” explains architect Trey 
Trahan, “steel, although very minutely, 
softens and tends to relax itself a lit-tle.” Wind and the heat applied to the 
structure during welding also affected 
the way the pieces fit together.
“We said, ‘Let’s go back, rebuild the 
keystone piece,’” recalls Kirkpatrick. 
“It still didn’t fit. By the time it came 
back the third time from the fabricator, 
the temperature had changed. We just 
had to make it fit.” Using its 3D model 
as a guide, they made adjustments in 
the field. They added an offset in the 
paneling that allows it to expand or 
contract with heat.
Getting it simply to join, however, 
was not enough. It had to be structur-ally sound. It had to support not only 
its own 65,000 pounds of cantilevered 
steel, but an additional 10,000 pound 
weight that was to hang over the heads 
of live performers. That alone was good 
enough reason to load test it, even 
without its unique construction history.
While the scaffolding was still in 
place, they applied weight progres-sively, to a fi nal load of four times the 
actual anticipated load – 40,000 lbs. – 
applied in 25 percent increments, with 
an hour of rest in between steps. “We 
expected it to deflect about 10 inches 
or so,” recalls Kirkpatrick, “and it only 
deflected 6 inches.” It passed.
The Crest made its public debut in 
September 2013 with the beginning of 
a fall concert series. The concerts reg-ularly draw 5,000 to 6,000 spectators.
Davis Rhorer considers the project 
an enormous success. “I’m very, very 
pleased with it. It achieves exactly 
what we wanted to achieve. It’s imme-diately become known in the com-munity. The efforts of the contractor 
greatly contributed to the identity 
and value of the urban landscape in 
Downtown Baton Rouge.” Since com-pletion of The Crest, he has been able 
to raise additional funding to remodel 
the area south of the sculpture, to 
extend and modernize the gathering 
space even further.  ◆
The sculpture was built up from the base 
outwards in both directions. When they worked 
their way out and around to the joining point, 
the two sides of the sculpture did not meet.
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AGC IN ACTION
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2014 Operation 
Opening Doors Project
HORSES4HEROES
Hardhats for Highways
AGC member Tom Brown presents Calif. Congressman Darrel Issa with 
a hardhat with the Hardhats for Highways decal. Have you let your 
representative(s) know how many jobs will be lost if a long-term fed-eral transportation funding solution cannot be found? Visit www.
HardhatsforHighways.org for more information.
Volunteer contractors under the leadership of Martin-Harris 
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Building Safety Month
MAY 13, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC
On May 13, 2014, AGC celebrated Building Safety Month, along 
with other leaders of America’s design and construction industry, 
promoting resilience as the solution to making the nation’s aging 
infrastructure more safe and secure. AGC and almost two dozen 
associations, representing 700,000 members, issued a joint 
statement (http://ow.ly/wO7OG) on resilience at a special press 
conference and event held at the National Building Museum.
AGC of America Unveils Its Plan to Address
Worker Shortages
APRIL 8, 2014
DENVER, COLORADO
On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, AGC of America and its 
Colorado chapters, the Colorado Contractors Association 
and the AGC of Colorado, made an announcement about 
new construction jobs in Denver and other metro areas 
and unveiled a new national plan to address looming 
construction worker shortages during a visit to the transit 
portion of the Union Station construction project. 
The construction jobs announcement included data on the 
number of jobs added in Denver and where the metro area 
ranks compared to other areas. The workforce plan outlines 
measures federal, state and local officials must take to make 
it easier for schools, fi rms and local construction associa-tions to establish career and technical training programs in 
Colorado and nationwide. The association’s chief economist, 
Ken Simonson, and Phillip Washington, general manager of 
the RTD, took a tour of the construction site before releasing 
the new construction employment figures, the workforce plan 
and the local transit agency’s program developed to prepare 
local construction workers.
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TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
iSqFtStreamlines Bidding Process
BY DEBRA WOOD
THE ISQFT PRECONSTRUCTION APPLICA-TION connects general contractors with 
subs, providing and updating documen-tation electronically and streamlining 
estimating.
“No one else provides all of the ser-vices that iSqFt provides,” says Bobbie 
Raynor, chief estimator at JM Thompson 
Co. in Cary, N.C., a Carolinas AGC member. 
The company uses iSqFt for database stor-age and subcontractor bidding.
LeChase Construction Services in 
Durham, N.C., a Carolinas AGC member, 
posts documents to the iSqFt application, 
then sends out a bid invitation to subcon-tractors. John Carter, senior estimator at 
LeChase, explains it’s faster than search-ing through contacts in an email program 
and sending emails.
“We send all of our bid invitations to 
subcontractors through the system,” adds 
Chuck Moss, vice president of Hickory 
Construction in Hickory, N.C., a member 
of Carolinas AGC. “We have better sub-contractor coverage, because iSqFt has 
an extensive database of subcontractors 
in addition to our own private database 
that we maintain through the software.”
Moss has used the iSqFt database to 
fi nd specialty subcontractors and been 
pleased with the results.
In addition, iSqFt provides all docu-ments for public projects and updates 
the information as it becomes available. 
Contractors can notify potential bidders 
that an addendum has been added and 
to take a look.
“We don’t have to upload, and that 
saves me a lot of time,” Raynor says.
The estimator can watch who responds 
and whether they have accessed the 
documents and follow up as necessary. 
The general contractor can compare sub-mitted bids and contact those fi rms it is 
interested in.
“Those tools allow contractors to man-age the prebid process,” said Doug Hess, 
communications manager for iSqFt in 
Cincinnati. “This is an all-in-one solu-tion to managing the bidding process.”
The auto search feature allows users 
five strings of keywords, up to 250 charac-ters each. Contractors can search for com-petitors or specifications or brand names 
that match what the company is looking 
for within a geographic region or a trade.
“It searches the words you have 
defi ned as being relevant to you,” Hess 
says. “You no longer have to vet all of the 
projects. You can narrow it down.”
The software also includes a copy 
projects feature, which lets general 
contractors create a template, making 
setting up new projects much faster and 
easier. All settings and even bidders can 
be carried over.
AGC of America chose the company as 
a technical partner in 2001. “iSqFt’s stay-ing power as an AGC technical partner for 
more than a decade is no accident,” says 
Chris Monek, AGC of America’s senior 
executive director, business develop-ment, program & industry relations. 
“iSqFt never fails to deliver outstanding 
technology solutions based on a keen 
understanding of the contractors’ busi-ness needs.”
The fi rm offers members webinars 
and access to the online plan room ser-vices, in conjunction with the partici-pating AGC chapters. iSqFt also offers 
benefi ts to subcontractors, allowing 
them access to more general contrac-tors, and manufacturers, giving them 
information about where their products 
have and have not been specified and 
information about the architects, so they 
can create new sales opportunities.
Because iSqFt is customized to the 
needs of each business, price quotes 
require a conversation. But solutions start 
at just $495. Companies save, helping 
them become more profitable.
“It’s comprehensive and I cannot think 
of anything else I would need for it to do,” 
Moss says. “I am real pleased with it.” ◆
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The Auto Search feature allows users five strings of keywords, up to 250 characters each, 
to search for competitors or specifi cations or brand names that match what the company 
is looking for within a geographic region or a trade.
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BY EMILY B. MAROTTE 
DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
CONSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION 
OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
FUTURE ROAD BUILDERS, DEVELOPED 
BY THE Constructors Association of 
Western Pennsylvania (CAWP) and 
Etcetera Edutainment (EE), is a 
computer-based virtual pre-appren-ticeship program that introduces 
participants to careers in highway 
construction. The program was born 
out of a need to introduce the industry 
Innovative Program
Gives Job Seekers Virtual Experience in
Highway Construction Careers
to job seekers as a viable option for a 
successful career.
CAWP represents over 200 heavy and 
highway construction and construction-related companies in the 33 counties 
of western Pennsylvania. During its 
annual review of the association’s stra-tegic plan in early 2011, the CAWP board 
of governors, comprised of 20 highway 
construction industry leaders, discussed 
the issues contributing to the diminish-ing workforce faced by the industry.
“The board identifi ed a principal 
threat to the industry – a future skilled 
construction workforce shortage,” says 
CAWP Executive Director Rich Barcaskey. 
“The industry offers well-paying jobs 
and opportunities for advancement, but 
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is often misunderstood by many as being 
unskilled and a dead-end career choice.”
The board worked together to develop 
a way to be proactive in recruiting poten-tial employees. The traditional recruit-ment programs were no longer working 
and the board agreed that something 
new, exciting, and innovative was 
needed to address the growing work-force issues facing the industry.
“An aging workforce and intense 
competition from other industries for 
the same type of workers are very real 
issues for the industry at large,” says 
CAWP President and Plum Contracting, 
Inc. President Jack Mills. “We wanted to 
combat those obstacles head on.”
The board saw a need to secure 
better qualified candidates, not just a 
higher quantity of applicants. It became 
apparent that a new recruitment tool was 
needed. It elected to develop a dynamic 
recruitment tool that not only presented 
an unfamiliar career path in a famil-iar way, but also engaged and educated 
the user. Key aspects of the recruitment 
process needed to be addressed, includ-ing educating the potential applicants 
on the demands of a job in highway 
construction, highlighting the advance-ment opportunities, and illustrating the 
competitive pay-scale for the workforce. 
Finally, the end product had to be entic-ing to potential applicants.
GAME ON
“The virtual gaming environment is 
a very effective and consistent way to 
communicate. It provides visual context 
for applicants to explore construction 
careers, and this interactivity effectively 
promotes the understanding of each job,” 
says Jessica Trybus, CEO of EE.
The leader in next generation work-force training, EE is revolutionizing the 
way employee learning and practice 
is delivered in organizations through 
“game-based” learning software. The 
company specializes in combining simu-lation design techniques and video game 
technologies for a powerful training solu-tion that requires less time to deliver, 
increases retention for learners, and 
ultimately improves customer service, 
productivity, quality, and safety.
EE products focus on behavior change, 
as opposed to one’s ability to memorize 
and pass a test for compliance. EE prod-ucts address how people really learn, and 
how learning is delivered and retained. 
They are designed to provide “hands-on” 
engagement that cannot be duplicated 
with any other type of traditional train-ing method.
With Future Road Builders, CAWP and 
EE designed a program that would not 
only give participants the opportunity 
to interact with each phase of a virtual 
construction project and to learn about 
careers as a carpenter, cement mason, 
laborer, operating engineer, pile driver 
and teamster but would also encourage 
those interested to continue the process by 
applying to the various local union heavy 
and highway apprenticeship programs.
After the initial idea began to form, 
CAWP and EE worked together over the 
next two and a half years to create a 
comprehensive program that virtually 
takes a participant to a working jobsite 
for a unique, hands-on experience.
“As the program began to take shape, 
we really wanted to create something 
that accurately reflected a working job-site,” says Mills. “A lot of effort went in 
to creating the simulated environment. 
We felt it was vital to the program’s suc-cess to spend time on the front end of 
development to create a project that rep-resented a highway construction jobsite 
as realistically as possible.”
During the development phase, con-tractors and association staffers worked 
with EE to create the framework of the 
project that would be simulated. Photos 
and videos of existing jobsites were incor-porated to give the program authenticity. 
Mini-assessment quizzes were developed 
using actual problems faced on jobsites. 
Once the groundwork was complete, cur-rent and prospective apprentices tested 
the program. Participants in the testing 
were tasked with evaluating the program’s 
The traditional 
recruitment 
programs were no 
longer working and 
the board agreed 
that something 
new, exciting, and 
innovative was 
needed to address 
the growing 
workforce issues 
facing the industry.
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accuracy and to suggest ways to improve 
the initial skeleton of the program.
The featured project involves wid-ening and straightening an existing 
highway including the construction of 
a bridge, representative of an actual 
highway construction project in west-ern Pennsylvania. The player’s goal is 
to earn 4,000 hours (every 1,000 hours 
represents one year of apprenticeship) 
by viewing content related to each stage, 
and each individual job, of the project. 
Mini-games within the program simulate 
real highway construction scenarios, and 
get more challenging with each earned 
apprenticeship year.
Throughout the game, participants 
view videos of actual project sites, use 
math skills to solve problems faced on 
projects, and complete mini-quizzes to 
assess their progress.
Once all tasks are completed on a level, 
the participant is moved on to the next 
phase. The program tracks a participant’s 
progress by simulating the hours it takes 
and the amount of money that would 
be earned during an actual appren-ticeship program. Upon earning 4,000 
hours, the player receives a Certificate of 
Completion, and is ready to apply for one 
of several union apprenticeship programs 
in highway construction.
“The time invested in the program 
introduces participants to the array of job 
opportunities available in the industry 
here in western Pennsylvania and shows 
potential employers that the candidate is 
motivated to pursue a career in the indus-try,” says Barcaskey. “When faced with 
a potential shortage of skilled workers, 
that type of motivation is more valuable 
than ever to employers.”
THE ROLL OUT
To reach the target demographics of 
young adults entering the workforce, 
minorities and women, CAWP is in the 
process of rolling the program out to area 
career and technical high schools and 
community centers. The association has 
developed a video and a brochure that 
provide additional information on Future 
Road Builders for interested individu-als. Association staff will not only work 
with educators and community centers 
to market the program to potential appli-cants, but will perform site visits to walk 
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groups through the process of register-ing for the program and answer ques-tions about the various apprenticeship 
programs.
Additionally, both the brochure and 
the introductory video will be utilized 
by the unions to seek out the best can-didates for the apprenticeship programs.
“Having this program at the career 
fairs we attend will be extremely help-ful,” says James Kunz, business man-ager, Operating Engineers Local #66. 
“Being able to assess a candidate on 
actual skills that will be needed in the 
field before physically being on a jobsite 
is a game changer for our recruiting 
program.”
Giving job seekers a chance to see 
what type of work is required, as well 
as the environment in which the work 
is done is valuable to the recruiters.
“Applicants to our apprenticeship 
program don’t always think about 
the day-to-day requirements in this 
industry. Working in the elements or 
near traffi c or above a roadway on 
an overpass can be difficult for some 
people,” notes Philip Ameris, president, 
Laborers District Council of Western 
Pennsylvania. “Future Road Builders 
places the applicant into these types 
of situations. Confronting those chal-lenges early in the process helps appli-cants determine if a career in highway 
construction is right for them.”
As participants and job seekers are 
being introduced to Future Road Builders 
and the board’s vision comes to fruition, 
CAWP is looking to the future.
“Hopefully, participants who complete 
the program will be excited by what they 
see, take the necessary steps to apply to 
one of the apprenticeship programs, and 
become part of the highway construction 
workforce,” says Barcaskey.  ◆
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“I WAS ANYTHING BUT A ‘GO-FER,’” says 
Curtis Brown of his recent internship at 
The Boldt Company, an AGC of Wisconsin 
member. “When you’re in class you learn 
how things should work, but nothing ever 
quite goes that way. Boldt didn’t hold 
anything back from me over the intern-ship, so I felt like was in a great position 
for graduation.”
Brown, a student at Northern Michigan 
University, is one of over 100 students 
across the country who have participated 
in Boldt’s internship program since it was 
formalized about five years ago. Jamie 
Nenahlo, director of employee services 
at Boldt, collaborates with other company 
leaders to manage the year-round intern-ship program, which he says is about 
more than just practicing what’s learned 
in the classroom.
“Putting into practice what students 
learn during their studies is important, but 
learning communication in the workplace is 
just as vital,” says Nenahlo. “We try to give 
all our interns the opportunity to interact 
with a wide variety of people and personali-ties — that practical experience is something 
you just can’t get in a classroom.”
One of those experiences for Boldt 
field engineering interns in California 
is the Associate Schools of Construction 
Student Competition, a 24-hour, intense 
event that puts participants through real-life construction problems associated with 
scheduling, estimating, plan reading and 
site logistic plans.
While the competition seeks to pro-vide students with a glimpse into the real 
world of construction, Alex Campbell, a 
Boldt intern and third-place participant, 
From 
Classroom to 
Construction
BOLDT INTERN PROGRAM GIVES STUDENTS 
ADVANTAGE IN UNCERTAIN JOB MARKET
says working for Boldt already provided 
him that exposure.
“My internship at Boldt greatly 
affected my ability to compete,” says 
Campbell. “I was able to utilize my lead-ership and collaboration skills, as well as 
my general knowledge in construction, 
such as plan reading.”
Like Campbell, Brown says his experi-ence reflects the intern program’s emphasis 
on exposing interns to a broad range of 
tasks and situations.
“Once I started working on a project site 
I was really treated like one of the team — I 
was involved in a lot of different activities 
on a daily basis from meetings and work-ing through the project delivery process to 
material orders and communicating with 
owners and engineers,” says Brown. “By 
the end of summer I had my own world of 
responsibilities and project details that I 
was accountable for.”
Boldt interns aren’t just “thrown into 
the fire” without any help, however; each 
intern is paired with a core mentor from 
the company for guidance, direction 
and feedback.
Students in the program also work with 
their fellow interns; this year, a group of 
interns was tasked with evaluating Boldt’s 
tool-tracking system and identifying 
improvements that could be made. The 
group presented its findings at the end 
of the summer to a panel of their mentors 
and others from Boldt, who gave feedback 
and tested the group’s results against dif-ferent scenarios.
Nenahlo says the group project was a 
new addition to the program this past year. 
“The program is always evolving. We’re 
constantly looking for new and better 
ways to maximize what participants can 
learn and take away from their internships 
that will help them grow as professionals,” 
says Nenahlo.
The experience gained from respon-sibilities Boldt interns take on, while 
invaluable during a job search, often 
make such a search unnecessary. “Our 
thorough recruiting process and effec-tive mentors yield a lot of talented interns 
who often grow their roles so much during 
their internship that we hire them perma-nently,” says Nenahlo.
Ryan Koenigs, now a project engineer 
at Boldt, is one of the many employees who 
started as interns. Koenigs, a Milwaukee 
School of Engineering graduate, says the 
way the program is structured is what sets 
it apart.
“There were certain goals set for me 
during my internship, but it was flexible 
enough that if I became interested in a 
certain aspect of construction I was able 
to pursue new tasks in that area,” says 
Koenigs. “The program has guidelines, but I 
think it’s important that interns are allowed 
to showcase their abilities by taking the 
initiative to grab something and run with 
it instead of needing constant instruction.”
Koenigs, Brown and other interns may 
have had very different experiences in 
Boldt’s internship program depending on 
their positions, but Koenigs says there is 
one experience they all share.
“I think at some point, every Boldt intern 
has that ‘a-ha’ moment when he or she 
realizes the difference between learning
about a job in the construction industry and 
actually performingone,” says Koenigs. ◆
Curtis Brown presents to a panel of Boldt 
employees at the end of his internship.
BY JEFF NIESEN
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BOLDT
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TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
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AS BUSINESSES INCREASINGLY TURN to 
mobile solutions to improve productivity, 
they often find off-the-shelf software 
lacks some of the functions needed. The 
FileMaker Platform allows people to easily 
create customized applications tailored to 
meet their specific requirements.
“It has helped our business tremen-dously,” says Matthew Byrtus, informa-tion technology director at Consolidated 
Engineering Laboratories (CEL), a provider 
of engineering and materials testing ser-vices in San Ramon, Calif., and a member 
of AGC of California.
“Without FileMaker, we would not have 
been able to tackle the projects we have 
with the iPad,” Byrtus adds. “It has added 
layers and layers of mobility power to 
our organization.”
An Apple subsidiary, FileMaker of Santa 
Clara, Calif. recently released FileMaker 
13, with enhancements and WebDirect, 
allowing users to develop customized 
solutions to share, without any software 
development experience, says Eric 
Jacobson, group product manager for client 
technology with FileMaker. FileMaker 
works on Macs and PCs and is designed to 
support native iOS devices, such as an iPad.
CEL has built several applications in 
FileMaker, starting with one for drivers to 
map a route and more effi ciently pick up 
concrete cylinders for testing. After that 
success, CEL developed a program that 
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tested and billed within the FileMaker 
application, which then would feed the 
information to the company’s enterprise 
accounting system for billing.
“It closed revenue leakage in our soil 
laboratory, by making it more efficient and 
increasing productivity,” Byrtus says.
CEL also developed with FileMaker 
an off-line syncing tool for inspectors to 
access soil sample results.
“That application eliminated commu-nication delays between the field and the 
lab,” Byrtus says.
Most recently, CEL created a FileMaker 
application that allows inspectors to 
download all of the dispatches with form 
templates. Once they complete the form, 
the reports department can combine that 
information into a single report that the 
customer can access. The application gives 
the company the ability to produce the 
report documents within 24 hours, rather 
than the former standard of two weeks.
FileMaker automatically knows sizes 
of different devices and adjusts the layout 
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includes users to select from one of seven 
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FileMaker comes complete with 
background themes and style sheets, so 
headers will match from screen to screen. 
Users can drag and drop elements into 
their application.
“We’ve been very happy with the 
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Opportunities 
Grow, but 
Contractors
Find
Challenges
with 
Sureties
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BY DOUG RIEDER
PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL 
STERLING RISK ADVISORS
IN THE CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS, 
COMPANIES REQUIRE surety bonding to 
secure projects, ensuring that a project 
will be completed should the contractor 
default for any reason. It appears we’ve 
reached an inflection point in our eco-nomic recovery cycle in this regard. 
Contractors are finally starting to see 
new opportunities with healthy profit 
margins. Unfortunately, many are coming 
off three to five years of losses or near-losses, making them a less attractive 
candidate for bonding.
Conversely, sureties — the companies 
that provide that bonding — have taken 
significant losses since the downturn, so 
there is a tendency on their part to be 
tighter with the credit the contractors need 
to pursue these attractive new projects.
Contractors whose sureties are balking 
on providing deals have several options 
for improving their outcome. They may be 
able to renegotiate, or it may be time to 
look for a new provider. If you choose to 
pursue the latter course of action, make 
sure you are an “attractive” surety client 
by running through this preparedness 
checklist before approaching your cur-rent provider (or a new one) about secur-ing new coverage or expanding what you 
have currently.
CHECK YOUR BANK LINE OF 
CREDIT — IS IT ENOUGH?
Is your bank line of credit adequately 
sized for your work program? If you typi-cally work on $20 million projects and 
have a $1.25 million line of credit that 
may be an appropriate number. But if you 
decide to pursue significantly larger proj-ects ($40 - $60 million for example), the 
credit line likely needs to be significantly 
higher. Larger projects also involve the 
need to fi nance larger invoices to the 
owner (these monthly “draws” could 
easily hit $5 million in our example). 
Slow payment for any reason could put 
your company in a real bind. Sureties like 
to see their clients have appropriately 
sized facilities.
BUILD A DETAILED 
FINANCIAL MODEL
Over the years construction compa-nies have become very sophisticated. 
However, many companies still only pro-vide historical information to their credit 
partners. Financial reports like income 
statements, balance sheets and the like 
are backward looking by their nature. 
While these are very important, contrac-tors should develop their own financial 
models of their business.
Ideally, companies should consider 
modeling their backlog and its “burn rate,” 
the income that flows from that and the 
impact it has on a balance sheet over a 
year to 18 months. This places expecta-tions into context and is much better than 
letting credit partners make their own 
assumptions and draw their own conclu-sions. This technique can be very helpful 
in getting creditors to stretch, which is 
very important when bouncing back from 
a recession.
Another key consideration is the type 
and quality of your internal systems, like 
accounting, project management and 
scheduling. Many contractors tend to 
view these as overhead items and not the 
investments in the business that they are. 
The ability to report results and demon-strate the ability to manage and schedule 
your work is vital to a company’s effort to 
instill confidence in their credit partners. If 
you are using lower-grade entry level sys-tems, consider investing in this business 
infrastructure as these investments will 
pay big returns when trying to grow your 
business with the help of credit, whether 
bank or surety credit.
Here are some other basic steps that 
every contractor can take: Make every 
effort to get paid timely through your con-tract terms and by ensuring that invoices 
are complete and to the owner’s specifi-cation; negotiate retainage terms if pos-sible and time cash inflows to outflows 
whenever possible.
Lastly, try to front-end load the “sched-ule of values” (a detailed statement 
furnished by the contractor, outlining the 
portions of the contract sum; it allocates 
values for the various parts of the work 
and is also used as the basis for submit-ting and reviewing progress payments) 
where possible or negotiate mobilization 
funding. Front-end loading a construction 
billing schedule will enable you to get 
more billings out on the front end of the 
job and help to ensure that the project 
will finance itself. A reasonable amount 
of this “overbilling” will help to present 
a more liquid, healthier balance sheet, 
which has positive implications for bank 
credit and bonding.
TAKE STEPS TO 
MAXIMIZE SAFETY
Finally, providing a safe worksite is 
the right thing to do for several reasons, 
and one of those is that safety is simply 
good business. There is no doubt that 
the best performing contractors tend to 
have better-than-average safety results. 
This is one reason that many owners 
use the Experience Modification Rating 
(EMR) as a prequalifying factor when 
selecting contractors. The EMR is a ratio 
of past losses with actuarially expected 
losses adjusted for relative business 
size. EMRs less than 1.0 are indicative 
of superior performance while EMRs 
over 1.0 indicate less than average per-formance. Even though it is specifically 
used in the calculation of workmen’s 
compensation premiums, it is highly cor-related to general safety. Being a safe 
workplace opens more doors, keeps your 
costs down and avoids the opportunity 
cost of lost time.  ◆
Doug Rieder is president and principal 
with Sterling Risk Advisors, a full-service 
surety and insurance brokerage fi rm. He 
has served as an instructor, guest lec-turer and panel member on surety and 
construction insurance topics for the 
Associated General Contractors Young 
Leader Program. He can be reached at 
drieder@sterlingriskadvisors.com.
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SUNDT’S FIFTH ANNUAL 
MIKE GAINES CHARITY GOLF 
TOURNAMENT RAISES MORE 
THAN $37,000 IN SACRAMENTO
The Sundt Foundation, a chari-table organization funded by Sundt 
Construction, Inc., a member of multiple 
AGC chapters, and its employees, raised 
more than $37,000 during Sacramento’s 
fi fth annual Mike Gaines Charity Golf 
Tournament, held in May at Woodcreek 
Golf Club in Roseville, Calif. Proceeds will 
be donated to the local chapter of the ALS 
Association in honor of long-time Sundt 
employee Mike Gaines, who passed away 
in 2002 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 
(ALS), a fatal neuromuscular disease.
Collections from this year’s event, 
which attracted 114 golfers, topped last 
year’s tournament, when Sundt employees 
and supporters raised $33,750.
“Each year, support for this incredible 
cause grows,” said Sundt Vice President 
Business Development Teri Jones. “We 
are grateful to all of our employees and 
supporters who have participated in 
these events over the years. Mike was 
PC CONSTRUCTION PLACES 
FIRST CONCRETE FOR $125 
MILLION PROJECT, LARGEST 
EVER FOR STATE
State and local officials, representatives 
from construction manager PC Construction 
of South Burlington, an AGC of Vermont 
and Carolinas AGC member, architect 
Freeman French Freeman of Burlington, 
FEMA officials and others appeared at a 
groundbreaking ceremony in downtown 
Waterbury to mark the state of Vermont’s 
largest capital project ever – the historic 
rebuilding of the Waterbury State Office 
Complex.
Working closely with the state of 
Vermont’s Department of Buildings and 
General Services construction team, PC 
Construction began placing concrete for 
structures that include a new 86,000-sq-ft office building, 20,000-sq-ft central 
plant and maintenance facility, and new 
site infrastructure.
The new central plant will include 
two wood-fi red biomass boilers (with 
oil or gas back-up boilers) for hot water 
heating, electric chilled water production 
for cooling, two electrical generators for 
emergency and standby power, and main-tenance offices and workshops needed for 
the care of the facility.
The Waterbury State Office Complex 
project also includes the historic renova-tion of the original 13 core buildings com-prising 115,000 square feet. The project is 
being funded with a combination of state 
of Vermont funds, insurance proceeds and 
FEMA funds.
an incredible colleague and friend. This 
tournament is a tangible way for people to 
contribute to research and other advances 
against this terrible disease, and to pay 
tribute to Mike’s memory at the same time.”
The inaugural tournament launched in 
2001, shortly after he was diagnosed with 
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 
His legacy lives on through the Mike Gaines 
Charitable Fundraising Events, which are 
held annually in Sacramento, San Diego, 
Phoenix, Tucson and San Antonio. Over the 
years, Sundt Construction and the Sundt 
Foundation have hosted more than 30 of 
these events, raising more than $1 million 
in donations for ALS research programs.
The Sundt Foundation has been rais-ing funds for Sacramento-based non-profit organizations since 1999. To date, 
it has contributed more than $300,000 
to organizations in the Sacramento area 
that assist children and families in need. 
Non-profit organizations wishing to be 
considered for funding must fi rst com-plete and submit a Sundt Foundation Grant 
Application online by going to www.sun-dtfoundation.org.
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Heavily damaged by Tropical Storm 
Irene when the Winooski River overflowed 
its banks, the Waterbury location has been 
an active jobsite since August 2013. PC 
Construction has been working to surgi-cally deconstruct 355,000 square feet of 
unusable buildings, recycling 94 percent 
of all materials.
Conceived by Freeman French Freeman 
to marry resilient modern office design with 
historic preservation values, the structures 
are designed to meet LEED Gold standards. 
Given its location on the banks of the 
Winooski River and the damage wrought 
by Irene, reducing flood risk is a primary 
emphasis of the project. Nineteen flood-prone buildings are being removed, new 
and renovated facilities will be elevated, 
and all occupied areas of new and ren-ovated construction will be above the 
500-year-flood level.
“PC Construction is proud to be a part of 
the state’s largest-ever construction project, 
rebuilding and revitalizing historic down-town Waterbury and bringing state employ-ees back together in this wonderful town 
that symbolizes how Vermonters rebuild 
better and stronger,” said Jay Fayette, senior 
vice president of PC Construction.
Historic restoration architect Goody 
Clancy as well as engineers Rist-Frost-Shumway and Engineering Ventures are 
all part of the team working together with 
the state of Vermont to build the complex 
of new and renovated buildings that, upon 
completion in December 2015, will house 
1,200 employees of Vermont’s Agency 
of Human Services and Department of 
Public Safety.
S. W. COLE ENGINEERING, INC. 
ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT 
CHANGES, INCLUDING NEW CEO 
AND PRESIDENT
S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc., an AGC of 
Maine and AGC of New Hampshire mem-ber, is proud to announce that Robert E. 
Chaput, Jr., PE, has been named the firm’s 
new president and CEO. A senior geotech-nical engineer with the fi rm and man-ager of the Augusta, Maine office, Bob has 
worked for S.W. Cole for over 20 years and 
has been an integral part of the growth 
of the firm.
As president and CEO of the fi rm, 
Bob’s responsibilities at S.W. Cole include 
office and fi rm management, including 
day-to-day activities of the corporation, 
and project management of geotechnical 
engineering projects. He is chairman of 
the S.W. Cole board of directors and cur-rently serves as treasurer of the AGC of 
Maine chapter.
Other management changes were made 
at S.W. Cole as a result of Bob’s promotion. 
They include:
Chad B. Michaud, PE,has been 
named chief executive officer and execu-tive vice president. He is the manager of 
the Somersworth, New Hampshire office 
and a senior geotechnical engineer with 
the firm.
The firm’s most recent president and 
CEO, Paul Kohler, PE,now holds the role 
of senior vice president. He is still an active 
member of the board of directors, and he is 
a senior geotechnical engineer and proj-ect manager with the firm. Paul is also 
manager of the firm’s Gray, Maine office.
Roger E. Domingohas been promoted 
to vice president of construction services. 
An S.W. Cole team member since 1992 and 
a member of the board of directors since 
2006, Roger is the construction services 
manager for the Gray office and has 25 
years experience in construction materi-als testing.
Timothy J. Boyce, PE,has been 
named vice president of engineering and 
was also named to the board of directors. 
An employee of the firm since 1999 and an 
excellent business developer, Tim is also 
a military commander with United States 
Navy Reserves’ Civil Engineer Corps.
Gary Bucklin, CG, PG, has been pro-moted to vice president of geoscience ser-vices. Gary has held several positions at 
S.W. Cole since joining the firm in 1990. 
Most recently, Gary was director of geoen-vironmental services. He is also a senior 
geologist with the firm.
President and CEO Bob Chaput said 
that he is honored and humbled by the 
opportunity to lead the company. “I am 
excited about our new board and man-agement team and their commitment to 
successfully move S.W. Cole forward,” 
Chaput added.
KNUTSON CONSTRUCTION 
CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING 
OF TARGET FIELD STATION
On May 17, Knutson Construction, an 
AGC of Minnesota member, celebrated the 
grand opening of Target Field Station. 
Connecting transit with culture, the new 
multi-modal hub and public plaza will 
provide an iconic gateway to Target Field 
Stadium, home of the Minnesota Twins.
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Hennepin County selected Knutson 
Construction in May 2012 as part of the 
multidisciplinary, design-build team 
working closely with Perkins Eastman 
and New York-based architect Peter 
Cavaluzzi, FAIA. Target Field Station 
is a project of Hennepin County, the 
Hennepin County Regional Railroad 
Authority and the Hennepin County 
Housing and Redevelopment Authority. 
A mix of federal, state and local sources 
funded the $79.3 million project. More 
than half of the project is funded by 
local government.
“We are proud to celebrate the many 
partnerships that led to Target Field 
Station’s success. From concept through 
completion, our team managed more 
than 120 on-site contractors to com-plete the project on time and on budget,” 
said Dave Bastyr, Knutson Construction’s 
executive vice president of Minnesota. 
“This high-profi le project will func-tion as a distinctive urban park, transit 
station and neighborhood gathering 
space serving the Twin Cities for years 
to come.”
Target Field Station will welcome 
40,000 visitors attending the 2014 Major 
League Baseball All-Star Game in July 
2014. For game day broadcasts and other 
events, a 29-by-16-ft video board was 
installed on top of the elevator core and 
can be viewed from the Great Lawn and 
upper plaza. The entire canopy above 
the Light Rail Transit (LRT) station plat-form has enhanced programmable LED 
lights that can change to any color, 
beckoning commuters and non-com-muters alike.
Located at 417 5th St. and 5th Ave. in 
Minneapolis, this new distinctive pub-lic space will connect 500 trains daily 
from the Metro Blue LRT (Hiawatha), 
Metro Green Line LRT (Central Corridor), 
Northstar Commuter Rail and the 
future Metro Green Line LRT extension 
(Southwest). Target Field Station’s more 
than 104,000 square feet of space also 
includes a public plaza for year-round 
special events and activities, green 
space, a 1,000-seat amphitheater, office 
space and retail shops, a 286-car under-ground parking structure, and a transit 
police facility.
The project broke ground on July 9, 
2012, and then proceeded through two 
of the worst winters in Minnesota’s his-tory. The 2013-14 season was the ninth 
coldest on record with 50 subzero days 
as of March 3. Despite the weather-related difficulties, the project recorded 
zero lost time accidents with more than 
250,550 hours of construction labor. It 
also significantly exceeded goals moni-tored by the Minnesota Department of 
Human Rights in Disadvantage Business 
Enterprise, female and minority partici-pation, and Workforce Entry Program 
new hires and labor hours.
Hennepin County seeks certification 
from both the state of Minnesota’s B3 
Guidelines and the U.S. Green Building 
Council’s LEED® Rating System for 
Target Field Station’s innovative design 
that reduces environmental impact. 
The all-season public plaza’s surfaces 
will remain clear in winter thanks to 
more than 23 miles of tubing installed 
as part of an integrated snow melt-ing system that utilizes excess heat 
generated by the adjacent Hennepin 
Energy Recovery Center (HERC) energy 
plant. Knutson completed construction 
on the HERC’s 29,430-sq-ft building in 
November 2013.
Within Target Field Station’s 
landscape will grow 5,422 fl ower-ing native plant bulbs, 150 trees and 
1,300 shrubs. The site’s natural topog-raphy, along with its natural fi ltering 
properties and new high-performance 
streetscape along 5th and 6th Streets, 
funnels stormwater runoff into a series 
of cisterns and underground storage 
systems capable of holding 40,000 gal-lons. Collected water then is returned 
to the HERC as part of an initiative by 
the Watershed District and in support 
of the project’s sustainability goals.
SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION 
MANAGES LARGEST CONCRETE 
POUR IN BOSTON HISTORY
In April, over the course of two days, 
Suffolk Construction, a member of multiple 
AGC chapters, managed a 6,000 cubic-yard 
continuous mat slab concrete pour that took 
more than 36 hours to complete. There is an 
unprecedented level of collaboration, team-work and logistical planning that goes into a 
large scale concrete pour like this, and few 
concrete pours of this size and magnitude 
have ever been witnessed in Boston.
Located in the city’s Downtown Crossing 
at the site of the former Filene’s Department 
Store, this $689-million project consists 
of the landmark 1912 Burnham Building 
and Millennium Tower – a dramatic, new, 
mixed-use tower that will rise 625 feet into 
the Boston skyline. Showcasing a harmoni-ous balance of old and new, the proposed 
1.4-million-sq-ft development is expected 
to reinvigorate Downtown Boston with its 
innovative office space, dynamic street-level 
retail and a new level of luxury residential 
condominium offerings.
QUICK FACTS — MILLENNIUM 
TOWER CONCRETE POUR
• Largest continuous concrete pour in city 
of Boston history
• Approximately 36 straight hours (starting 
at 4 a.m. Saturday, April 26)
• 8 ksi concrete
• 6,000 cubic yards
• 600 concrete trucks
• 6’-6” deep concrete (9’-0” in some 
locations)
• Base Mat Value (rebar/concrete/etc. is 
approximately $6 million)  ◆
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LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS
WRRDA BECOMES LAW
PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL AFTER OVERWHELMING PASSAGE IN HOUSE AND SENATE
In May, both the House – by a vote of 
412-4 – and the Senate – by a vote of 
91-7– approved the final Water Resources 
Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). On 
June 10, President Obama signed the bill.
Most notably, the bill will authorize 34 
new construction projects, while deautho-rizing about $18 billion-worth of projects 
that have remained on the books for years 
without any action. To view the projects 
authorized, go to page 176 of the bill. AGC 
actively advocated for this bill throughout 
the legislative process in both the House 
and Senate for the last several years. AGC 
members generated hundreds of letters 
urging their representative and senators 
HOUSE PASSES FY 2015 TRANSPORTATION FUNDINGBILL
SENATE PREPARES ITS BILL FOR FLOOR ACTION
In June, the House of Represen-tatives passed the fiscal year 2015 funding 
bill for the Departments of Transportation 
& Housing and Urban Development (THUD). 
The bill remained largely intact from the one 
approved by the Appropriations Committee 
two weeks ago.
The bill which provides $52.02 bil-lion in discretionary funding is over $2 
billion less than the $54.4 billion Senate 
bill, which is expected to be considered 
later this month. The major differ-ences between the bills on the trans-portation side deal with Amtrak and 
TIGER grants. For more details on the 
House and Senate bill can be found at 
http://bit.ly/1pFUTUu  and  http://bit.
ly/1oBPZIl.  ◆
For more information, please contact 
Sean O’Neill at (202) 547-8892 or 
oneills@agc.org.
Photo from www.flickr.com/photos/
agcofamerica.
to support the bill. The bill incorporates 
a number of AGC priorities that the asso-ciation has consistently advocated for 
throughout this process, including:
• Establishing a sound procedure for 
authorizing new, high priority projects 
while deauthorizing obsolete ones;
• Expending the full amount of revenues 
generated by the Harbor Maintenance 
Trust Fund for harbor maintenance. The 
bill would do so by FY 2025 through 
gradually increasing the annual 
percentage spent on actual harbor 
maintenance;
• Allowing more Inland Waterway Trust 
Fund revenues (about $100 million 
annually) to pay for projects aside from 
Olmsted Lock and Dam;
• Improving the Clean Water State Revolving 
Fund (CWSRF) by including flexibility in its 
loan terms, allowing lower interest rates, 
principle forgiveness, and extended repay-ment periods of 30 years.
• Creating a public-private partnership 
pilot program that will allow the USACE 
to leverage government funds with pri-vate dollars on public works under its 
jurisdiction;
• Streamlining the project review process 
under the “3x3x3” program, which limits 
feasibility studies to 3 years and $3 mil-lion, while requiring the three levels of 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)—
District, Division and Headquarters—to 
concurrently conduct reviews of such 
studies; and
• Limiting the time environmental claims 
could be filed on water resources projects’ 
environmental impact statements from 6 
to 3 years.
AGC will work closely with Congress and 
USACE to ensure this legislation is imple-mented properly and effectively for the con-struction industry.  ◆
For more information, please contact Jimmy 
Christianson at (703) 837-5325 or christian-sonj@agc.org.
The St. Louis Library was built in 1912 at a then-staggering cost of $1.5 million and in the century 
since has endured as a city icon. Now, following a 
$70 million award-winning restoration and expansion 
project, it is set to weather the next hundred-plus years, offering more than ever before to the 
community swirling in its orbit.
The Ship in the Bottle 
and 
Other Bookish Tales
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BY AMY DREW THOMPSON
WHEN NOTED INDUSTRIALIST ANDREW 
CARNEGIE PLUNKED down a cool mil 
toward the construction of the Cass 
Gilbert-designed Beaux-Arts mas-terpiece that would be the St. Louis 
Library, neither he, nor the craftsmen 
who built it, could have imagined the 
staggering needs of the city it would be a 
century hence.
As the magnificent edifice approached 
its centennial, a plan was hatched to 
restore the library to its former glory — 
but it was a project that could not exist in 
a bubble. “Its dual nature — accurate res-toration combined with creative, adaptive 
reuse — required both innovation and the 
adaptation of centuries-old construction 
techniques,” explains Joe Kaiser, execu-tive vice president of BSI Constructors, 
an AGC of St. Louis member.
Indeed BSI paired antique methodol-ogy with state-of-the-art technology. “It 
was a job that combined the most difficult 
aspects of unique new construction and 
delicate reconstruction work, all inter-laced together,” says Waller McGuire, the 
library’s executive director, who adds that 
he was impressed by every single mem-ber of the BSI team, “from the cleaning 
crew to the owners.”
He isn’t alone. The St. Louis Library 
restoration and expansion has garnered 
a display case full of awards, from the 
American Institute of Architects to the 
National Trust for Historic Preservation 
and more. And at AGC’s annual conven-tion in March, BSI was presented with an 
Alliant Build America award for its work 
on the project, which was recognized as 
the nation’s top renovation in the con-struction management category.
It was an acknowledgment more than 
a decade in the making, as members of 
the BSI team began walking the floors of 
the library with McGuire very early on, 
brainstorming renovation ideas, advising 
along the way, well before the project 
was fi nally released for design in 2009.
HISTORY MEETS TECHNOLOGY
Taking a century-old library and 
bringing its functionality into the pres-ent — while respecting and preserving its 
architectural heritage — is daunting. “In 
a sense,” says Kaiser, “the goals were at 
odds with each other. To operate in the 
21st century would take a complete over-haul of building systems and a consider-able increase in public space, without 
any visible addition to the structure. It 
all had to be accomplished without any 
compromise whatsoever in the original 
structural elements.”
McGuire calls BSI’s on-site supervision 
superb and credits the aforementioned 
early involvement in part with the com-pany’s ability to pull it off so seamlessly.
“They were involved with testing, 
investigative work and cost estimation 
from the start. The team made up of the 
library, our developer, our architects and 
BSI worked hard to form and maintain a 
true team approach in every aspect of 
the project, and BSI really brought skin 
to that game.”
PRESERVING THE PAST …
From the ceiling murals located at the 
library’s entrance to the intricate wood 
and plaster ceilings, near innumerable 
projects were juggled to not only preserve 
the library’s oldest, grandest features, but 
in many cases (those ornate plaster ceil-ing medallions, for one) to replace them.
Case in point: the ornate lighting fi x-tures. “Throughout the building, ornate 
chandeliers and sconces were cataloged 
and removed, restored and retrofitted by 
a local specialist to not only recapture 
their original look,” explains Kaiser, “but 
to operate at new voltages and as part of 
the automated lighting control systems.”
Additionally, new lighting was 
installed to highlight notable aspects of 
the ceiling and architecture. “The LED 
uplighting is actually the lighting fea-ture that most visitors comment on, as 
it dramatically shows off the features 
of the exterior Beaux-Arts design as 
never before.”
… WHILE EMBRACING THE NOW
The building’s original stack tower, 
says McGuire, “was an astonishing space, 
a nearly independent structure built 
within the great classical building shell, 
almost a block long and seven stories 
high, completely filled with freestanding, 
seven-story bookcases with glass floors 
suspended from them.”
It was an early-1900s engineering 
marvel, he notes, “and a fi re and seismic 
nightmare — holding one of the world’s 
great public library collections.”
It no longer served the needs of the 
library, nor did it meet code. Its interior 
was carefully emptied, leaving a single, 
vast, open room — and a new atrium 
space, plus book shelving, were built. The 
lower two fl oors offer community space, 
including a café and meeting rooms; the 
upper three, compact book shelving.
“It sounds simple enough,” notes 
Kaiser, “but the challenge was building 
this structure within the existing shell. 
Over 70 micro piles were installed to sup-port the new loads. BSI ironworkers fed 
650 steel beams and columns through a 
7-ft-wide window from the street outside 
into the building. By delaying construc-tion of selected walls — and through some 
isolated demolition — we were able to 
create a path for a compact, 15-ton crane 
to travel down a ramp, through the base-ment, into the atrium.”
It set the upper floor at maximum 
reach — some 60 feet above the base-ment floor. Carefully ordering the steel 
sections allowed the crane to not only 
do its job gracefully, but to make its exit 
when the job was complete. “Literally 
every inch of boom and every pound of 
capacity were used in setting the steel,” 
says Kaiser. “And all this had to be done 
with great care so as not to damage the 
existing white-glazed masonry walls that 
would remain exposed.”
McGuire was astonished. “I watched 
them finesse huge pieces of steel through 
the original window openings and 
maneuver them into place with cranes 
… all without chipping a single piece of 
the granite façade or tile interior. [Our 
architect] described it as building a ship 
in a bottle on a huge scale, and that is 
exactly the level of care and attention 
they brought to the work.”
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UPCOMING EVENTS
JULY 16-18, 2014
AGC SAFETY AND HEALTH CONFERENCE
PORTLAND, OREGON
Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the 
industry. More than 150 industry professionals participate in 
the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both a 
national and local level, assist in the development and creation 
of new safety training programs and products and hear the 
latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts at this 
twice-yearly conference. Show your support by becoming a 
sponsor and place your company before this focused market!
LOCATION
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Natio Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
REGISTER
https://events.agc.org/EventCalendar/Event?eventId=91ba7008-c12e-47f0-accc-a2cf003fdf0a
JULY 31-AUGUST 1, 2014
AGC IT FORUM CONFERENCE
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
The 6th Annual IT Forum Conference is the construction 
industry’s one-stop-shop for the latest on technology trends, 
tablets in construction, mobile technology, cloud computing, 
affordable solutions and much more.
This year’s conference, themed,“Changes in Construction 
IT: Mobile, Data, Cloud,” will explore solutions to challenges 
presented by ever-changing technology in the construction 
industry. Cutting-edge educational sessions include:
• Apps and Concepts for Using Tablets in Construction
• Ups and Downs of Cloud Computing
• BIM: How to Stay Above It
• Affordable Solutions
LOCATION
Swissotel
Chicago, IL
REGISTER
http://meetings.agc.org/it_conference/
SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 3, 2014
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER COURSE
POTOMAC, MARYLAND
PMC is the perfect opportunity for either the well-rounded, 
early-career project manager with a bright future or for a 
talented tradesman who has worked his or her way up to 
project management but could use a bit of polishing around the 
edges. Everyone who goes through the program has something 
to gain over the course of six intense days of workshops, 
assignments and team building activities.
OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
•  Identify the importance of pre-planning and its correlation 
with a company’s bottom line
•  Describe how an unsafe jobsite impacts a company’s bottom 
line and jeopardizes future projects
•  Discuss the impact of low jobsite productivity on the project 
contractor, craftsperson, project owner, and designer
•  Discuss information required to evaluate and select 
subcontractor and vendor services and material and 
equipment purchases
•  Identify ways to plan and schedule work more effi ciently 
using Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling
•  Identify legal actions, or lack thereof, that can have far-reaching legal consequences for the project manager, their 
company, and many others
•  Explain how good cost control practices and forecast probable 
final project cost
•   Examine the various types of project records that must be 
generated, tracked, and stored to increase project efficiency 
and prevent legal issues
LOCATION
Bolger Center (Washington, DC area)
9600 Newbridge Drive,
Potomac, MD 20854
OCTOBER 15-17, 2014
CONSTRUCTION HR AND TRAINING PROFESSIONALS 
CONFERENCE
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AGC’s Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference 
provides two days of education and networking for HR, training, 
and workforce development professionals in the construction 
industry. Educational sessions for training professionals cover 
the most cutting-edge techniques in training and development 
currently in use and envisioned for the future in the industry. 
The HR sessions help HR professionals in the industry 
remain up to date and compliant with employment laws and 
best practices. Some sessions interest both HR and training 
professionals alike. Walk away from this year’s conference with 
practical skills that you can begin to implement immediately. 
Plus, take away insights from colleagues who face the same 
challenges you see every day.
LOCATION
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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NOVEMBER 5-7, 2014
18TH ANNUAL AGC/CFMA CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL 
MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Jointly sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of 
America (AGC) and the Construction Financial Management 
Association (CFMA), the AGC/CFMA Construction Financial 
Management Conference was developed in response to a need 
for programs and workshops designed specifically for financial 
professionals in the construction industry.
The three-day conference is filled with 36 interactive 
sessions, covering the latest industry issues and their financial 
implications. Sessions are delivered “group-live” and are at 
intermediate, overview and update program levels. There are no 
prerequisites or advanced preparation required.
LOCATION
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada
REGISTER
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construction_fi nancial_management_conference
NOVEMBER 9-14, 2014
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
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more comprehensive, uniquely focused program than AGC’s 
Advanced Management Program (AMP).
Held just one time each year, this exclusive six-day program 
grounds construction industry executives in the essential skills 
and techniques required to successfully lead an organization.
LOCATION
Cooper Guest Lodge
12230 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas
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WOOD PRODUCTS
REDUCING THE 
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF 
CONSTRUCTION
HOUSING THE WORLD’S POPULATION 
OF MORE than seven billion people, the 
construction industry today has grown 
to consume more of the earth’s resources 
than any other human activity. As such, 
there has been growing industry aware-ness to replenish the earth’s resources 
while reducing the carbon footprint of the 
built environment. Now more than ever, 
building professionals are increasingly 
being called upon to identify products that 
both meet sustainability requirements and 
offer a history of the necessary structural 
performance needed for projects – a bal-ance that is often quite a challenge. The 
good news is that green building trends 
are driving a need for, and the creation 
of, third-party verified information that 
allows a simplified approach to under-standing the potential environmental per-formance of building products.
LIGHTEN UP:
USING GEOFOAM TO 
SIMPLIFY COMMON 
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CONTRACTORS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY 
USED expanded polystyrene (EPS) geo-foam to simplify site preparation since 
the 1960s. Projects built with the mate-rial include road beds, bridge approaches, 
levees and other civil jobs. Now, geofoam 
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INDEX TO FIRMS  2014 Regional Resource Guide
INDEX OF FIRMS LEGEND
CA= California/Hawaii  California, Hawaii
INTL= International/Canada
MA= Mid-Atlantic  Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
MW= Midwest  Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
MTN= Mountain States  Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming
NE= New England  Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
NP= North Plains  Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
NW= Northwest  Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
SC= South Central  Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee
SE= Southeast  Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina
SW= Southwest  Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico
TX= Oklahoma/Texas  Oklahoma, Texas
TRI= Northeast/Tri-State  Connecticut, New Jersey, New York
The 2014 Regional Resource Guide, found on pages 101 through 156, is a special advertising section that contains 
detailed information on companies and businesses that provide products and services to the construction industry. 
This section, organized by region then by specialty, is a one-stop shop for AGC members and can and should be 
utilized throughout the year.
Listed below is a key to the geographic regions. Then, an index of firms, listed alphabetically by category, follows. 
The regional sections begin on page 108.
2014 REGIONAL RESOURCE GUIDE - A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
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INDEX TO FIRMS  2014 Regional Resource Guide
ACCESS SYSTEMS
DORMA Americas .........................................................NTL
ACCOUNTANTS
Aronson, LLC .................................................................MA
CohnReznick ................................................................. TRI
Dannible & McKee, LLP ................................................. TRI
Marcum, LLP ..................................................................NE
Moss Adams LLP ..........................................................SW
SaxBST LLP................................................................... TRI
ACCOUNTING
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP ..................................... TRI
Blue & Co., LLC ............................................................MW
BlumShapiro ..................................................................NE
Daenen Henderson & Company .....................................SC
Doeren Mayhew Construction Services.........................SW
Elliott Davis, LLC ............................................................SE
Grassi & Co. .................................................................. TRI
Leaf, Saltzman, Manganelli, Pfeil & Tendler ................... TRI
Peterson Associates, LLC .............................................. TRI
Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co., LLP .................... TRI
Soren McAdam Christenson LLP ....................................CA
ACCOUNTING: CONSULTING SERVICES
Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC ................................NW
Plante Moran ................................................................MW
ACOUSTICS
Bartley Group, Inc. ..........................................................CA
ADMINISTRATORS FOR 
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PLAN
Benesys, Inc. ................................................................MW
AGGREGATES
Independence Excavating, Inc. .....................................MW
Recycled Aggregate Materials Company Inc. 
(RAMCO) .....................................................................CA
Thompson Contractors ...................................................SE
APPRAISALS
Stout Management Inc. ..................................................SC
ARCHITECTS
The H.L. Turner Group Inc. ..............................................NE
ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK
Environment Ltd. ............................................................ TX
ARTIFICIAL TURF
Sports Turf Company, Inc. .............................................NTL
ASBESTOS
Southern Environmental Services, Inc. ..........................MA
ASBESTOS/MOLD REMEDIATION
Precision Environmental Co. .........................................MW
ASPHALT & ASPHALT PRODUCTS
DC Asphalt Services, Inc. ................................................CA
Prairie Contractors Inc. ...................................................SC
ASPHALT PAVING
Ramming Companies (Ramming Paving Company- 
Industrial Asphalt & Aggregates) ................................. TX
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.....................................................................INTL
ATTORNEYS
Ashbaugh Beal ..............................................................NW
Ater Wynne, LLP ............................................................NW
Davis Bucco ..................................................................MA
Dowling Aaron Inc. .........................................................CA
Hancock Estabrook, LLP................................................ TRI
Harris Winick LLP .........................................................MW
Hill Ward Henderson .......................................................SE
Hirschler Fleischer ........................................................MA
McLennon Law Corp ......................................................CA
Pierce Atwood LLP .........................................................NE
Sedgwick, LLP .............................................................NTL
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick ...........................................SE
SmithAmundsen ..........................................................MW
Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford PA..........................SE
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
Bogert & Rembold, PL ....................................................SE
Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC ...............MA
Connell Foley LLP .......................................................... TRI
Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC ..........................................SE
E. Umpierre Suarez C.S.P. Law Offi ces ...........................SE
Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon ..................................SE
Ernstrom & Dreste LLP .................................................. TRI
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP .........CA
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC .................................MW
Jacoby Donner, P.C. .......................................................MA
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP .............................SW
LeClairRyan ......................................................CA, MA, TRI
Lindabury, McCormick Estabrook & Cooper, PC ............ TRI
McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpetner LLP ................ TRI
The Mowbray Law Firm, LLC .........................................SE
Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP ...........................CA
Seaton, Peters & Revnew, PA .........................................NP
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP .................................CA
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP ...................................MA
Wolff Law Offi ce .............................................................CA
BORING & TUNNELING
BT Construction, Inc. ...................................................MTN
Horizontal Boring & Tunneling ........................................NP
BRICKS
Carolina Ceramics ..........................................................SE
BUILDING MATERIALS
Chandler’s Palo Verdes Sand & Gravel Co. .....................CA
Industrial Fabrics ............................................................SE
BUILDING PRODUCTS
Maui Industrial Metal Fabrications .................................CA
BURIED PIPE & CABLE LOCATORS
Call Before You Dig .........................................................NE
COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL 
CONSTRUCTION
Commercial Interiors, Inc. ..............................................NP
COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
ATECH Communications.................................................SE
CONCRETE
Consumers Concrete Corp. ..........................................MW
Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc. .................................... TRI
Gerdau ...........................................................................SC
Razorback Concrete .......................................................SC
T & D Moravits & Co. ...................................................... TX
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
TAS Commercial Concrete Construction, LLC ................. TX
CONCRETE CONTRACTORS
Graber & Graber Concrete Contractors .........................MW
CONCRETE PUMPING
Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping .............................MTN
SMECO Concrete Pumping, LLC .....................................SC
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
Putzmeister America, Inc. ............................................INTL
CONSTRUCTION & MINING EQUIPMENT: 
SALES & LEASING
Paul C Helmick Corp. .....................................................SW
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
4Rivers Equipment, LLC ..............................................MTN
Broce Manufacturing Company ...................................... TX
East Tenn Rent-Alls/Bobcat Of The Mountain Empire .....SC
Flint Equipment Company ..............................................SE
General Equipment & Supplies .......................................NP
General Steel & Supply Co. (part of Fisher Industries) ....NP
Honnen Equipment Company ......................................MTN
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. ..........................................SW
Louisiana Cat .................................................................SC
Monroe Tractor .............................................................. TRI
Niece Equipment, LP ...................................................... TX
OCT Equipment Inc......................................................... TX
Rish Equipment Company .............................................MA
ROMCO Equipment Company ........................................ TX
Wagner Equipment Co...................................................SW
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Shook Construction ......................................................MW
STV ............................................................................... TRI
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Computer Guidance Corp. ............................................NTL
HCSS .............................................................................. TX
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Construction Materials, Inc. ............................................NP
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CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Biggs Construction Co., Inc. ..........................................MA
Dakil Auctioneers ........................................................... TX
E & H Restoration, LLC .................................................MW
Idaho Sub-Contractors Bid Service, Inc. ......................MTN
Lindblom Services Inc. .................................................MW
Lovett Silverman Const. Consultants, Inc. ...................... TRI
Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection Inc. ......................MW
Penhall Company ..................................................... SC, TX
Regency Electric Company, Inc. .....................................SE
CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
The Construction Link, Inc. ..........................................INTL
CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES
Surveying and Mapping, LLC (SAM) .............................NTL
CONTRACTOR LICENSE AGENCIES
National Contractor License Agency .............................NTL
CRANES
Wanzek Construction, Inc. ..............................................NP
CRANES & CRANE RENTALS
Shawmut Equipment Company ..................................... TRI
CRANES & HOISTS
Dielco Crane Service Inc. ..............................................SW
NACB, Inc. ......................................................................SE
Superior Cranes, Inc. ......................................................SE
DEMOLITION
Bowen & Kron Enterprises, Inc. .....................................MA
E Luke Greene Company, Inc. .........................................SC
Independence Excavating, Inc. .....................................MW
L. M. Sessler Excavating & Wrecking, Inc. ..................... TRI
Precision Environmental Co. .........................................MW
RC Demolition ...............................................................MA
S. B. Cox, Inc. ................................................................MA
DESIGN BUILD
Seiler Design Solutions, LLC ........................................MW
DEWATERING
Northern Dewatering Inc. ...............................................NP
DOORS
Dothan Commercial Doors, LLC .....................................SC
Pella Carolina Inc. ...........................................................SE
ELECTRICAL
Cache Valley Electric Co. .............................................MTN
Duke Electric Company, Inc. ..........................................SW
Faith Technologies ..........................................................SE
Mark One Electric Co., Inc. .............................................NP
Medina Electric, Inc. .......................................................NP
Tri-City Electrical ............................................................SE
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
Alpha Electric Company ................................................. TX
Cable Electric ................................................................. TX
Corbitt Power & Light, LLC .............................................SC
EMCOR Group, Inc. ........................................................ TRI
TTG Electric Co., Inc. ......................................................SC
EMISSIONS
A-Z Emissions Solutions.................................................CA
ENGINEERS
Halff Associates, Inc. ...................................................... TX
Professional Engineers Inc. ............................................SC
WSB & Associates Inc. ...................................................NP
ENGINEERS: GEOTECHNICAL/
ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIALS TESTING
CTL Thompson, Inc. .....................................................MTN
ENVIRONMENTAL
Pacifi c Environmental Corporation (PENCO) ..................NW
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
Resolution, Inc. ...............................................................SC
EQUIPMENT
Hayden-Murphy Equip. Co., Inc. .....................................NP
Hunke Equipment.........................................................NTL
EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Bob Ward Jr. Equipment Company ................................. TX
EROSION CONTROL
State Construction Inc. ...................................................SE
EXCAVATING EQUIPMENT
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc. .......................................... TX
FASTENERS
Fastener SuperStore ....................................................NTL
FENCING
Memphis Fence Company, Inc. ......................................SC
FINANCIAL
Castellano, Korenberg and Co. ...................................... TRI
Peterson Associates, LLC .............................................. TRI
Polycomp Admin Services Inc. .......................................CA
FIRE & SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
Mac Systems Inc. ........................................................... TX
FIRE PROTECTION
Fire Tech Systems, Inc. ...................................................SC
Fireproof Contractors ..................................................... TX
Western Fire Protection, Inc. ...........................................CA
FLEET MANAGEMENT
Enterprise Fleet Management .......................................MA
FLOORING
Bentley Flooring ............................................................. TX
Flooring Systems, Inc. ..................................................MW
Tile-It, Incorporated ........................................................SE
FOUNDATION
McKinney Drilling Company ........................................... TX
FOUNDATION CONTRACTORS
Brayman Construction Corp. .........................................MA
FUEL SUPPLIERS
Taylor Oil Co., Inc. .......................................................... TRI
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
ARB, Inc. .........................................................................CA
New-Com, Inc. ..............................................................SW
Oltmans Construction Co. ...............................................CA
GENERAL CONTRACTORS & 
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Ames Construction Inc. ...............................................INTL
O’Harrow Construction Co. ...........................................MW
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Ames Construction Inc. ................................................NTL
Bayley Construction, A General Partnership...................NW
BBL Carlton, LLC (B) (W.V.) ............................................MA
BBL Construction Services, LLC .................................... TRI
Blois Construction Inc. ....................................................CA
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC ............. TX
CCB Inc. .........................................................................NE
Clark Construction Group California LP ..........................CA
Cork-Howard Construction Co. .......................................SE
DiMarco Constructors, LLC............................................ TRI
Donley’s, Inc. ................................................................MW
Erland Construction, Inc. ................................................NE
Fusco Corporation ......................................................... TRI
Grand River Construction, Inc. ......................................MW
Interface Construction Corporation ...............................MW
James T. Kay Co., Inc......................................................NE
LECESSE Construction ...................................................SE
LeChase Construction Services LLC ...............................SE
M P P Piping Inc. ...........................................................NW
Miron Construction Co., Inc. .........................................MW
O & G Industries ............................................................ TRI
Odebrecht Construction, Inc. ..........................................SE
Paric Corporation .........................................................MW
PRO Building Systems, Inc. ............................................SE
R & O Constructions ......................................................SW
Shook Construction ......................................................MW
Spoleta Construction ..................................................... TRI
Wanzek Construction, Inc. ..............................................NP
Westfall Constructors, Ltd. ............................................. TX
Woods Construction Inc. ...............................................MW
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/HEAVY HIGHWAY
Weaver-Bailey Contractors, Inc. .....................................SC
GEOTECHNICAL
Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc. ..........................MTN
GEOTECHNICAL & FOUNDATION 
CONTRACTORS
TREVIICOS ......................................................................NE
GLASS
Bucher Glass Inc. ..........................................................NW
DGB Glass, Inc. ............................................................... TX
Sunbelt Glass, LLC .........................................................SE
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GRADING CONTRACTORS
Southern California Grading, Inc. ....................................CA
GUARD RAILS
Advantage Machine & Hydraulic Inc. .............................NW
HARDWARE
Contract Hardware .........................................................SE
HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
Connolly-Pacifi c Co. .......................................................CA
Gulisek Construction LLC ..............................................MA
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
KDM Sales & Service, Inc. ..............................................SC
HOLLOW METAL DOOR SPECIALISTS
Exact Door ......................................................................CA
HVAC
Berger Engineering Company ........................................ TX
Conditioned Air Systems, Inc. .........................................SE
HYDROSEEDING
State Construction Inc. ...................................................SE
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION
MC Industrial ................................................................MW
INSURANCE
Arthur J. Gallagher - Construction Practice Group ..........CA
Cavignac & Associates ...................................................CA
CNA Insurance .............................................................NTL
Conover Insurance Inc. ..................................................NW
Dawson Companies .....................................................MW
The Driscoll Agency, an affi liate of Cross Insurance .......NE
Eastern Insurance Group ................................................NE
Edgewood Partners Insurance Center ............................CA
Garner & Glover Co. ........................................................SE
Great American Insurance Companies .........................MW
Griffi n, Smalley & Wilkerson .........................................MW
Guy Hurley of Florida, LLC ..............................................SE
Hausmann-Johnson Insurance, Inc. .............................MW
HMS Insurance Associates, Inc. .....................................MA
J. W. Terrill, Inc. .............................................................MW
Mahan Insurance Brokers Inc. ........................................CA
Marsh USA Inc. ....................................................... NE, NW
Palomar Insurance Corporation ......................................SC
The Protector Group Insurance Agency, 
a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company ..............NE
Ryder-Rosacker-McCue & Huston ..................................NP
Schifman, Remley & Assocs. Inc. ...................................NP
South Coast Surety ......................................................NTL
Swantner & Gordon Insurance Agency, LLC ................... TX
INSURANCE: SURETY
Berkley Surety Group .................................................... TRI
Palomar Insurance Corporation ......................................SC
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
Mission Restaurant Supply, Inc. ...................................... TX
LANDSCAPING
Dickey Landscape Contractors ....................................... TX
Franz Witte Landscape Contracting Inc. ........................NW
LASERS & MACHINE CONTROL
Ozark Laser & Shoring ...................................................SC
LAW FIRMS
Berg, Hill, Greenleaf & Ruscitti, LLP .............................MTN
Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC .......................................MW
LeClairRyan ....................................................................NE
LEAD ABATEMENT
Southern Environmental Services, Inc. ..........................MA
LEGAL SERVICES
Balestreri Potocki & Holmes ...........................................CA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP ...............................SC
Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins, PC ..............................MTN
Bull & Associates............................................................SE
Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O’Connell ..................................SE
Couch White, LLP .......................................................... TRI
Coughlin & Gerhart ........................................................ TRI
DeFur Voran .................................................................MW
Frantz Ward LLP ...........................................................MW
Hinckley Allen ................................................................ TRI
Hunt, Ortmann, Palffy Nieves, Darling & Mah Inc. ...........CA
Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP ...............................CA
McInerney & Dillon, PC ...................................................CA
Peckar & Abramson .......................................................SE
Randall L. Erickson, Alternative Dispute Resolution ........CA
Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, PC ............................MTN
LOUVERS/SCREENS/SUNSHADES
Chet Adams Company, Inc. .............................................SE
LUMBER
Oswald Wholesale Lumber, Inc. ......................................SE
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
CMA/Colarelli Meyer & Associates, Inc. ........................MW
MATERIALS
CSW, Inc. ........................................................................SE
Pine Hall Brick ................................................................SE
Stetson Building Products, Inc. .....................................MW
Texas Lime Co. ............................................................... TX
Transpo Industries, Inc. ................................................. TRI
MECHANICAL
CCI Mechanical, Inc. ....................................................MTN
RK Mechanical, Inc. .....................................................MTN
W B Guimarin & Company ..............................................SE
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
EMCOR Group, Inc. ........................................................ TRI
MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS
Bay Mechanical, Inc. .....................................................MA
The Brandt Companies, LLC ........................................... TX
JEM LLC .........................................................................SC
Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors ..................MW
METAL FABRICATION & ERECTION
Metal Construction Materials Inc. ................................... TX
METAL FOR CONSTRUCTION
Monroe Metal Mfg., Inc. .................................................SE
MILLWORK & CABINETRY
Palm Beach Trim ............................................................SE
ON SITE MEDICAL SERVICES
Mobile Medical Corp. ....................................................MA
PAINTING
Baker Paint & Contracting ..............................................SE
Milam & Company Painting, Inc. .................................... TX
PAVING/PAVEMENT
Traffi c Safety Services, Inc. ............................................NP
PILING
L.B. Foster Company .....................................................MA
MB Western Industrial Contracting ................................. TX
PIPE
Consolidated Pipe & Supply ...........................................SE
Prinsco Inc. ..................................................................MW
PIPE SUPPLY
Barnes Pipe & Steel Supply ..........................................MW
Crumpler Plastic Pipe, Inc...............................................SE
Gorman-Rupp Company ..............................................MW
PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION OF 
THEATER SPACES
Secoa .............................................................................NP
PLUMBING
Precision Plumbing ........................................................ TX
READY MIX CONCRETE
Thomas Concrete of Georgia, Inc. ..................................SE
REBAR INSTALLATION
PJR & Associates .........................................................MW
RENTAL EQUIPMENT
Louisiana Rents ..............................................................SC
ROOFING
Snyder ..........................................................................NW
W A Lynch Roofi ng Co. of Lynchburg Inc. ......................MA
SAFETY
OXARC ...........................................................................NW
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
ClickSafety ...................................................................NTL
SCAFFOLDING
Stone Mountain Access Systems, Inc. ............................SE
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SHEET METAL
Casteel Manufacturing Inc. ............................................. TX
SIDE-DUMP TRAILERS
Smithco Manufacturing ..................................................NP
SIGNS: ELECTRIC
Ramsay Signs Inc. .........................................................NW
SITE PREPARATION/EXCAVATION
B.E. Singleton & Sons, Inc. .............................................SE
Independence Excavating, Inc. .....................................MW
T & S Paving & Excavation, Inc. ...................................... TX
SOFTWARE
Foundation Software ....................................................NTL
InSite Software .............................................................. TRI
Trimble ...........................................................................CA
Viewpoint CS ................................................................NTL
SOFTWARE & WEB PRODUCTS
MasterGraphics Inc. .....................................................MW
SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS
Bermudez, Longo, Diaz-Masso, LLC ...............................SE
Quanta Services ............................................................. TX
Southern Environmental Services, Inc. ..........................MA
STEEL
Gerdau ...........................................................................SC
Great Western Erectors .................................................. TX
Mobil Steel International ................................................ TX
Rebar Supply Co. ............................................................ TX
United Steel, Inc. ........................................................... TRI
STEEL PRODUCTS
American Institute of Steel Construction ......................NTL
STONE
Geneva Granite Co., Inc. ................................................ TRI
TEMPORARY HEATING & 
AIR CONDITIONING
Tioga Inc.........................................................................NP
TEMPORARY STRUCTURES & TRAILERS
McDonald Modular Solutions .......................................MW
TESTING
Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc. ..........................MTN
TRAFFIC
Traffi c Safety Services, Inc. ............................................NP
TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Durable Specialties Inc. .................................................. TX
TRENCH, SHORING & SCAFFOLDING
Marr Companies ............................................................NE
Trench Shoring Company ..............................................SW
TRUCKING: HAULING
Aloha Marine Lines .......................................................NW
UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
Underground Construction Company Inc. .......................CA
UNDERGROUND SHORING
Ozark Laser & Shoring ...................................................SC
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES CONTRACTORS
BT Construction, Inc. ...................................................MTN
VIBRATION MONITORING
GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech ....................................................SE
Vibra-Tech, Inc. ..............................................................SE
WELDER RENTALS
Red-D-Arc Welderentals ...............................................NTL
WINDOWS
Pella Carolina Inc. ...........................................................SE
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
CareWorks ...................................................................MW
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Computer Guidance Corp.
15035 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Tel: (480) 444-7028
Fax: (480) 444-7001
Email: vsatran@computerguidance.com
Website: www.computerguidance.com
Victoria Satran, VP of Marketing
Profile:Computer Guidance is the software development 
expert for construction enterprise resource planning solutions. 
In business since 1981, we have provided our customers with 
construction financial and project management applications 
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CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
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Penhall Company
1801 Penhall Way
Anaheim, CA 92801
Toll Free: (800) PEN-HALL
Website: www.penhall.com
ACCESS SYSTEMS
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DORMA
1040 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
Toll Free: (800) 523-8483
Email: dorma@dorma-usa.com
Website: www.dorma.com
Profile:DORMA is a market leader of innovative and inspiring 
designs and technologies for access solutions.
DORMA features a design oriented portfolio of architectural 
door hardware, specialty hardware for glass door and wall 
applications, door automation systems and revolving doors 
by Crane , operable wall systems featuring Modernfold and 
electronic access systems by Rutherford Controls.
ARTIFICIAL TURF
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Sports Turf Company, Inc.
1487 Blackdirt Road
Whitesburg, GA 30185
Tel: (770) 832-8691
Fax: (770) 834-7327
Website: www.sportsturf.net
Profile:Incorporated in 1991, Sports Turf Company, Inc. has 
turned the sports field and track vision of owners, schools, 
and landscape architects into reality. Our experienced staff 
of Certified Field and Track Builders has completed over 600 
sports field and track renovation and construction projects 
throughout the Southeastern United States. Our methods 
have become the industry standard and bring uniformity to 
the design, grading and finishing of sports fields, tracks and 
tennis courts.
Specialty Area: Certified Field and Track Builders
ATTORNEYS
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Sedgwick LLP
333 Bush Street, 30th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104-2843
Tel: (415) 781-7900
Fax: (415) 781-2635
Email: james.diwik@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
James P. Diwik, Partner
Profile:Additional Offices:
Sedgwick LLP
801 S. Figueroa St., 19th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90017-5556
Tel: (213) 426-6900
Fax: (213) 426-6921
Email: marilyn.klinger@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Marilyn Klinger, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
3 Park Plaza, 17th Fl.
Irvine, CA 92614-8540
Ph: (949) 852-8200
Fax: (949) 852-8282
Email: curtis.parvin@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s): Curtis Parvin, Partner
TX
Sedgwick LLP
1717 Main St., Ste. 5400
Dallas, TX 75201-7367
Ph: (469) 227-8200
Fax: (469) 227-8004
Email: mike.pipkin@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s): Mike Pipkin, Partner
Sedgwick LLP
919 Congress Avenue, Ste 1250
Austin, TX 78701-3656
Ph: (512) 481-8400
Fax: (512) 481-8444
Email: michael.Klein@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s): Michael Klein, Partner
FL
Sedgwick LLP
2400 E. Commercial Blvd., Ste. 1100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-4044
Ph: (954) 958-2500
Fax: (954) 958-2513
Email: richard.hermann@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s): Richard P. Hermann, Partner
IL
Sedgwick LLP
One North Wacker Drive, Suite 4200
Chicago, Illinois 60606-2841
Ph: (312) 641-9050
Fax: (312) 641-9530
Email: anthony.anscombe@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s): Anthony Anscombe, Partner
NJ
Sedgwick LLP
Three Gateway Center, 12th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102-4072
Ph: (973) 242-0002
Fax: (973) 242-8099
Email: thomas.robertson@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s): Thomas Robertson, Partner
NY
Sedgwick LLP
225 Liberty Street, 28th Floor
New York, New York 10281-1008
Ph: (212) 422-0202
Fax: (212) 422-0925
Email: lawrence.klein@sedgwicklaw.com
Website: www.sedgwicklaw.com
Key Contact(s): Lawrence Klein, Partner
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
Email: pmr@putzam.com
Website: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
Profile:Putzmeister America manufactures truck-mounted 
concrete boom pumps, separateplacing booms, telescopic 
belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling 
machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s best 
known brands such as Thom-Katt® and Telebelt® are part 
of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s workforce 
is dedicated to hands-on customer support and advancing the 
industry in design and technical innovation.
SOLUTIONS DELIVERED
Specialty Area: Concete Pumps & Placing Equipment
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The Construction Link, Inc.
3394 Sutton Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Toll Free: (800) 448-0741 • Tel: (315) 789-4333
Fax: (315) 781-0908
Email: LRWard@tcli.com
Website: www.tcli.com
Profile:Developed by a contractor with over 40 years 
experience in construction bidding, The Construction Link 
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utility and environmental work. Lump sum or unit priced bids 
- Unbalance - Fast Recalcuation Digitizer Take-Off - Password 
Protect Projects - Auto-Backup On-Line Help - Full Metric to 
English Conversion.
CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT SERVICES
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Surveying and Mapping, LLC (SAM)
Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and St. 
4801 Southwest Parkway, Building Two, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78735
Toll Free: (800) 656-9525 • Tel: (512) 447-0575
Email: info@sam.biz
Website: www.sam.biz
Profile:Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM) offers a 
complete set of geospatial solutions, including land surveying, 
construction staking, hydrographic surveying, airborne, 
mobile and HDS LiDAR, aerial mapping, GIS, subsurface 
utility engineering, and utility coordination. We also offer 
construction phase services through our subsidiary SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS). We serve diverse 
market sectors and clients across North America with full-service offices located in Austin, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, 
Houston, and St. Louis.
CONTRACTOR LICENSE AGENCIES
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National Contractor License Agency
PO Box 600095
San Diego, CA 92160
Tel: (619) 465-0500
Fax: (619) 461-3211
Email: tony@nationalcontractorlicenseagency.com
Website: www.nationalcontractorlicenseagency.com
Profile:NCLA – A professional service for contractor’s 
license compliance and business maintenance throughout 
the United States. Get Contractor’s Licenses issued in weeks. 
Waiver of Exams, Reciprocity, Exam Preparation. Replace 
the Qualifier, prepare back up Qualifiers, Qualifying Individual 
Pool available! Annual License Maintenance Services help 
keep you properly licensed. Train your staff how to properly 
manage a License Portfolio! Resolve citations and address 
major license issues, Additional Classifications to expand your 
license portfolio.
EQUIPMENT
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Hunke Equipment
125 165th Street South
Spanaway, WA 98387
Tel: (253) 537-0111
Fax: (253) 537-1696
Email: sales@hunkeequipment.com
Website: www.hunkesolarequipment.com
Kim Hunke
Profile:Providing a durable, reliable, portable solar light and 
power source suitable for any environment where portable 
lighting is required. NO sound or emissions with 17-20 hour 
continuous-run battery capacity, no charging. They are 
outfitted with a timer system and photo sensor that controls 
light on/off times thus eliminating operator interaction.
FASTENERS
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Fastener SuperStore
719 Rogers Street 
PO Box 854
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Toll Free: (866) 688-2500
Email: sales@fastenersuperstore.com
Website: www.fastenersuperstore.com
Profile: Fastener SuperStore Makes Fastener Buying 
Simple.
For more than a decade, Fastener SuperStore has operated on 
the principle that buying fasteners should be quick, painless 
and hassle free.
We sell in bulk, which means that most of our customers are 
busy professionals, juggling numerous tasks, all of which 
require their most valuable resource - TIME.
The simpler we make the sourcing & purchasing process, the 
more time our customers can devote to the other important 
aspects of their jobs.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Ames Construction Inc.
2000 Ames Drive
Burnsville, MN 55306
Tel: (952) 435-7106
Fax: (952) 425-7142
Website: www.AmesConstruction.com
Tony Ames
Specialty Area: General Contractor
INSURANCE
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CNA Insurance
333 South Wabash Avenue, 44th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: (312) 822-5000
Fax: (312) 817-1571
Email: colleen.bercyn@cna.com
Website: www.cna.com
Profile:Serving the construction industry for more than 
60 years, CNA provides integrated insurance solutions for 
general contractors. Our insurance products include standard 
commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other 
property and casualty coverages. For more information, 
please contact your local independent insurance agent or visit 
us at www.cna.com/construction.
Specialty Area: Insurance
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SAFETY EQUIPMENT
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ClickSafety
2185 North California Boulevard, Suite 425
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Toll Free: (800) 971-1080 • Tel: (925) 855-SAFE (7233)
Fax: (925) 406-0894
Website: www.ClickSafety.com
Profile:ClickSafety is the leading provider of construction 
and general industries online safety and compliance training 
solutions.
Offering over 300 affordable and accessible courses in 
English and 50+ courses in Spanish, ClickSafety is the only 
company OSHA-authorized to provide six OSHA 10- and 
30-hour courses.
You can count on self-paced training that is interactive, 
consistent and measurable.
To learn more about ClickSafety’s course offerings, including 
the customizable Online University and jobsite orientation 
training, visit www.ClickSafety.com or contact a safety 
consultant at 800.971.1080 ext. 3.
Specialty Area: Provider of Construction and General 
Industries online safety and compliance training 
solutions
SOFTWARE
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Foundation Software
17999 Foltz Industrial Parkway
Strongsville, OH 44149
Toll Free: (800) 246-0800 • Tel: (330) 220-8383
Fax: (330) 220-1443
Website: www.foundationsoft.com/demo
Profile:Foundation Software has helped contractors 
improve their accounting and reporting with Foundation® 
for Windows® job cost accounting, project management & 
scheduling software. A national software developer focused 
on construction for over 27 years, Foundation offers 19 robust 
construction accounting modules and powerful reporting tools 
that meet the needs of contractors from various trades. The 
company also offers Foundation mobile - a mobile application 
for remote timecard entry into Foundation, has both SaaS and 
traditional on-premise software options, and is recognized for 
its award-winning customer support. Take an online software 
tour at http://www.foundationsoft.com 800-246-0800
NATIONAL
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Profile:The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), 
headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute 
and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural 
steel design community and construction industry in the United 
States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of 
choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical 
and market-building activities, including: specification and code 
development, research, education, technical assistance, quality 
certification, standardization, and market development.
There’s always a solution in steel.
WELDER RENTALS
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Red-D-Arc Welderentals
667 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4G1
Tel: (905) 643-4212
Fax: (905) 643-4217
Email: steve.featherstone@airgas.com
Website: www.red-d-arc.com
Steve Featherstone
Profile:Red-D-Arc Welderentals offers a full range of rental 
welding and weld automation equipment for a variety of 
processes and applications.
Our rental products have been engineered to provide Extreme-Duty™ performance and reliability, and are available through 
over 50 Rental Centers, strategically located throughout North 
America, Europe and the Middle East.
From our fleet of over 50,000 welders, we can supply you with 
the equipment you need – where you need it, when you need 
it – anywhere in the world.
Specialty Area: Welder Rentals
STEEL PRODUCTS
American Institute of Steel Construction
One East Wacker Drive, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601-1802
Tel: (312) 670-5439
Fax: (312) 670-9032
Email: flynn@aisc.org
Website: www.aisc.org
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Viewpoint
Toll Free: (800) 333-3197
Email: productinfo@viewpointcs.com
Website: www.viewpoint.com
Profile:Viewpoint is a leading provider of innovative 
software solutions and services to the construction industry, 
meeting the collaboration and information needs of small, 
medium, large, and enterprise contractors. Designed to help 
construction businesses improve accountability, efficiency, 
productivity, and profit, Viewpoint solutions include takeoff 
and estimating, project management, accounting, enterprise 
resource planning, project and BIM collaboration, mobile field-to-office, and enterprise content management. So whether 
you’re looking for help during pre-construction, construction, 
or post-construction, Viewpoint can help.
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ATTORNEYS
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Dowling Aaron Inc.
8080 North Palm Avenue, 3rd Floor
Fresno, CA 93711
Tel: (559) 432-4500
Fax: (559) 432-4590
Email: dweiland@dowlingaaron.com
Website: www.dowlingaaron.com
David Weiland
McLennon Law Corp.
275 Battery Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 394-6688
Fax: (415) 394-6687
Email: mlc@mclennonlaw.com
Website: www.mclennonlaw.com
Daniel McLennon, Partner
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law; Liens/
Legal Services/Stop Notice Rights
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3039
Tel: (310) 552-3400
Fax: (310) 552-0805
Email: ltorres@ggltsw.com
Website: www.ggltsw.com
Richard J. Wittbrodt, Managing Partner
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LeClairRyan - Los Angeles
725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 488-0503
Fax: (213) 624-3755
Website: www.leclairryan.com
Profile:LeClairRyan’s nationally-focused Construction Law 
team possesses the practical experience and the legal know-how to successfully manage challenges that may arise during 
the various phases of construction projects…of every size. 
We represent many industrysegments, including general 
contractors, owners, construction managers, design-builders, 
sureties, design professionals, and subcontractors, in all 
phases of public and private projects. In every matter, we 
strive to become our client’s trusted advisor and business 
partner – focusing on helping our clients achieve their 
business objectives, while minimizing risk, difficulties and 
expense.
Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP
304 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-6906
Tel: (916) 446-2300
Fax: (916) 503-4000
Email: slamon@murphyaustin.com
Website: www.murphyaustin.com
Steve Lamon, Construction Law Partner
AGGREGATES
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RAMCO
3713 Alamo Street, Suite 201
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Toll Free: (877) 296-8080 • Tel: (805) 522-1646
Fax: (805) 522-2952
Email: ken@ramco.us.com
Website: www.ramco.us.com
Ken Newman
Profile:At Recycled Aggregate Materials Company (RAMCO), 
we are proud to be one of the pioneers leading the way to 
saving valuable natural resources and limited dump space. We 
are committed to being a prominent leader and producer of 
quality recycled aggregate materials at competitive prices to 
the construction industry we serve. Recycled aggregate base 
material is utilized by most city, county and state agencies 
in California. It is the preferred base material of Los Angeles 
Department of Public Works, as well as most contractors 
throughout the industry. The recycled aggregate product 
is known in our industry as: Crushed Miscellaneous Base 
(CMB) Processed Miscellaneous Base (PMB) GREENBOOK 
specification, and Class 2 Base, Standard Specifications, 
State of California Department of Transportation.
Specialty Area: Recycling
ASPHALT & ASPHALT PRODUCTS
DC Asphalt Services, Inc.
91-315 B Kaiholo Street
Honolulu, HI 96707
Tel: (808) 478-2443
Fax: (808) 356-0797
Email: dcasphalt@hawaiiantel.net
Website: www.dcasphalthawaii.com
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
ACCOUNTANTS
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Moss Adams LLP
999 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: (206) 302-6500
Fax: (206) 622-9975
Email: construction@mossadams.com
Profile:Nationwide, Moss Adams and its affiliates provide 
insight and expertise integral to your success. We serve more 
than 1,000 construction-industry clients, from large general 
contractors to specialty contractors, providing the strategic 
business and financial planning, tax, and operational expertise 
you need to stay competitive.
With 22 offices across Arizona, California, Oregon, Kansas, 
New Mexico, and Washington, we have a construction 
accounting professional nearby to serve you: (800) 888-4065 
or construction@mossadams.com.
Specialty Area: Accounting
ACCOUNTING
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Soren McAdam Christenson LLP
2068 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 100 
PO Box 8010
Redlands, CA 92375
Tel: (909) 798-2222
Fax: (909) 798-9772
Email: clowenberg@smc-cpas.com
Website: www.smc-cpas.com
Charlie Lowenberg, CPA
Profile:For thirty five years, construction contractors, banks 
and bonding companies in the Inland Empire (Southern 
California) have recognized SMC as having all of the resources 
necessary to provide exceptional service to the construction 
industry. We serve all contractors - small and large, generals 
and subcontractors, residential and commercial. In addition 
to the compliance work (audited or reviewed financial 
statements and all areas of taxation), we offer a wide range 
of business advisory services. We also provide great value 
with retirement, succession and estate planning, as well 
as business valuations and audits of contractor’s employee 
benefit plans.
Specialty Area: Audit,Tax, & Consulting Services
ACOUSTICS
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Bartley Group, Inc.
27071 Cabot Road, Suite 125
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Tel: (949) 248-2568
Fax: (949) 248-7198
Email: bartman@bartleygroup.com
Website: www.bartleygroup.com
Profile:Enjoy design flexibility with our extensive range of 
wall and ceiling products in order to acoustically enhance 
and create unique commercial and residential spaces. 
We specialize in Barrisol® stretch ceilings and 3D forms, 
Fabritrak® acoustical fabricpanels, Murano Acoustics™ 
acoustical wood veneer panels, and Richter® acoustical light 
boards and stone veneer panels. The Bartley Group has been 
the preferred supplier of custom architectural and acoustical 
finishes with over 30 years of experience in the industry.
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EMISSIONS
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A-Z Emissions Solutions
Sacramento, CA: 3418 52nd Avenue
Colton, CA: 1900 South Riverside Avenue
Toll Free: (800) 853-8330
Email: info@a-zemissions.com
Website: www.a-zemissions.com
Doug Kollmyer
Profile:A2Z Emissions Solutions covers California with 
multiple locations and mobile services for CARB compliance 
consultation, opacity testing, retrofits, service, warranty and 
DPF cleaning. We offer CARB verified Level III filters from 
8 manufacturers that fit most on & off road vehicles and 
stationary engines. Grant application assistance and financing 
available. With an excellent reputation and track record in 
customer satisfaction, A2Z is your Diesel Emissions Solutions 
Center. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call us today for a FREE 
evaluation.
FINANCIAL
Polycomp Admin Services, Inc.
404 Camino Del Rio South, #608
San Diego, CA 92108
Toll Free: (800) 572-4122 • Tel: (619) 683-2030
Fax: (616) 683-2377
Email: cmastrianni@polycomp.net
Website: www.polycomp.net
Chris Mastrianni
Profile:Polycomp is a California-based consulting leader 
in providing benefit plan administration with personalized 
service since 1974. With three offices, Polycomp is staffed 
and structured to provide a range of benefit plan services 
for employers and associations of various sizes. One of our 
specialties is Third Party Administration of Multiple Employer 
Benefit Plans. We currently administer plans providing Health 
and Welfare, Retirement, Apprenticeship and Training, and 
Supplemental Unemployment Benefits. Polycomp has grown 
steadily to its position today as a nationally recognized 
provider of benefit plan design and administration for over 
3,000 clients.
Specialty Area: Administrators - Consultants for 
Employee Benefits; Consultants
FIRE PROTECTION
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Western Fire Protection, Inc.
13630 Danielson Street
Poway, CA 92064
Tel: (858) 513-4949
Fax: (858) 513-1322
Email: ryan@westernfireprotection.com
Website: www.sandiegofireprotection.com
Ryan Pitchford
Specialty Area: Fire Protection Contractor
BUILDING MATERIALS
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Chandler’s PV Sand & Gravel
26311 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rolling Hills Estate, CA 90274
Tel: (310) 784-2904
Fax: (310) 326-5810
Website: www.chandlerscorp.com
Profile:Since 1934, Chandler’s Sand & Gravel has supplied 
high-end Materials to Southern California, while also offering 
an site for inert materials to be properly disposed of. We 
currently offer 3 disposal sites:
Chandler’s Sand & Gravel
26311 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Chandler’s Rio Santiago, LLC
6145 E. Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange CA 92869
Maitri Road Recycling
24980 Maitri Rd, Corona CA 92883
BUILDING PRODUCTS
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MAUI INDUSTRIAL METAL FABRICATORSS O C S U U R T ATT ATT AAT AAT A I R B A FA A FFA FFA FFA F L TA A TA A TA A TA A TTA TTA T E M L A I R T D N I I A M
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Maui Industrial Metal Fabrications
PO Box 61
Puunene, HI 96784
Tel: (808) 871-4740
Fax: (808) 871-2188
Email: info@mauiindustrialmetal.com
Website: www.mauiindustrialmetal.com
Joseph Elaver
Specialty Area: Structural Steel, Handrails, Welding, 
Steel Fabrication, Steel Sales, Aluminum, Stainless Steel 
Certified * TWIC Certified
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
Email: pmr@putzam.com
Website: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
Profile:Putzmeister America manufactures truck-mounted 
concrete boom pumps, separateplacing booms, telescopic 
belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling 
machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s best 
known brands such as Thom-Katt® and Telebelt® are part 
of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s workforce 
is dedicated to hands-on customer support and advancing the 
industry in design and technical innovation.
SOLUTIONS DELIVERED
Specialty Area: Concete Pumps & Placing Equipment
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Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
1111 Broadway, 24th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: (510) 834-6600
Fax: (510) 834-1928
Email: rhughes@wendel.com
Website: www.wendel.com
Roger Hughes, Construction Practice Leader; 
Dana Tsubota, Partner; Garret Murai, Partner
Profile:Founded in 1909, the Bay Area law firm of Wendel 
Rosen represents owners, developers, contractors and 
subcontractors throughout the country in: project formation; 
program development; government affairs; project finance; 
contract formation; eminent domain; claim management and 
evaluation; liens and surety claims; environmental; insurance 
& surety issues; project administration; employment; 
bankruptcy; and dispute management and resolution, 
including trial and appeal courts, regulatory bodies, arbitration 
and mediation.
Construction blog: http://calconstructionlawblog.com/
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law & Litigation; 
Law Firms; Construction – Legal Claims; Labor/
Employment Law; Liens/Legal Services/ 
Stop Notice Rights
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Wolff Law Office
505 Sansome Street, Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 788-1881
Fax: (415) 788-0880
Email: george@wolfflaw.com
Website: www.wolfflaw.com
George Wolff, B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, M.B.A., J.D.
Profile:For over 30 years, Wolff Law has represented 
Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers and private and 
government Project Owners, Architects, Engineers and other 
Design Professionals on Private and on Local, State and 
Federal Public Works Construction Projects throughout the 
San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.
We handle pre- and post-award Bid Protests and Bid 
Mistakes, Bid Responsiveness and Responsibility; Requests 
for Proposals; Contract Negotiation; Joint Ventures; Extra 
Work, Delay, Equitable Adjustment, Prompt Payment and 
Collection Claims; Mechanics Lien, Stop Notice and Surety 
Bond Claims; Surety Issues; Subcontracts, Subcontractor 
Listing and Substitution; Bid Preferences, Set-Asides and 
Goals; False Claims Act issues; Professional Licenses and 
Disciplinary Proceedings; Construction Defects Claims; and 
Mediation, Arbitration, Trials and Appeals in all State and 
Federal Courts and before Federal Contract Boards of Appeals 
of these and all other Construction matters.
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Cavignac & Associates
450 B Street, Suite 1800
San Diego, CA 92101-8005
Tel: (619) 234-6848
Email: cavignac@cavignac.com
Website: www.cavignac.com
Preston Cavignac, Jim Schabarum, Patrick Casinelli
Specialty Area: Risk Management, Insurance, Bonding, 
Employee Benefits
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Edgewood Partners Insurance Center
19000 MacArthur Boulevard, PH Floor
Irvine, CA 92612
Tel: (949) 263-0606
Fax: (949) 809-2347
Email: ssampson@edgewoodins.com
Website: www.edgewoodins.com
Profile:EPIC is a innovative, forward-thinking insurance 
brokerage firm with extensive expertise in Construction and 
Real Estate. EPIC offers risk management services, employee 
benefits consulting, surety and property & casualty insurance 
programs. One of the nation’s fastest growing brokers, EPIC 
now has nearly 300 team members operating from 11 offices-eight in California. EPIC ranks among the privately held 
brokers in the United States.
Specialty Area: Bonding; Claims; Employee Benefits; 
Fidelity; Property & Casualty; Risk Management; Surety; 
Workers’ Compensation
Mahan Insurance Brokers Inc.
2600 Walnut Avenue, Suite D
Tustin, CA 92780
Tel: (714) 389-9450
Fax: (949) 203-6445
Email: bob@mahanins.com
Website: www.mahaninsurance.com
Robert Mahan; Jessica Schellentrager
LEGAL SERVICES
CONSTRUCTION LAW PRACTICE
JOSEPH P. POTOCKI
jpotocki@bph-law.com
THOMAS A. BALESTRERI, JR.
tbalestreri@bph-law.com
401 B STREET
SUITE 1470
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 
(619) 686-1930
www.bph-law.com
CONTACT:
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HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
Connolly-Pacific Co.
1925 Pier D Street
Long Beach, CA 90802-1035
Tel: (562) 437-2831
Fax: (562) 435-2035
Email: steve.schryer@conpaco.com
Website: www.conpaco.com
Steve A. Schryer, VP/GM
Profile:Connolly-Pacific Co. is a heavy engineering contractor 
specializing in marine construction projects along the 
Southern California coastline. We have a history spanning over 
70 years built on the successful completion of breakwater, 
jetty landfill, wharf and marina projects. We specialize in 
the production, shipment and placement of shore protection 
stone. We also maintain a fleet of barges, boats and derrick 
barges, capable of heavy lift of 350 tons.
Specialty Area: Marine Construction
HOLLOW METAL DOOR SPECIALISTS
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Exact Door dba Force 1 & Associates
3943 Irvine Boulevard, #207
Irvine, CA 92602
Tel: (949) 478-3564
Fax: (949) 333-0108
Email: carlos@force1dfh.com
Website: www.exactdoor.com
Carlos Alcantar, Principal
Profile:We are your specialist for industrial and commercial 
door installation, repair and replacement! Services include: 
Hollow Metal Repairs, Doors & Frames, and we are Certified 
Fire Door Inspectors. Doors: Fire Rated Assemblies, 
Steel Stiffened, Lead Lined Security Doors & Honeycomb 
Polystyrene. Frames: Double Rabbet Radius Frames & Case 
Openings Fire Rated. Hardware: Panic Hardware, Mortise & 
Cylindrical Locks, Electrified Hardware, Schlage, LCN, Von 
Duprin, Corbin Ruswin, Norton, Hager, Ives & Pemko
INSURANCE
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Arthur J. Gallagher - Construction Practice Group
1255 Battery Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 288-1620
Fax: (415) 228-6154
Email: brian_cooper@ajg.com
Website: www.ajg.com/construction
Brian Cooper, Managing Director
Profile:Gallagher Construction Practice Group, a division 
of Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, the 4th largest Insurance 
and Risk Management broker in the world. Our job is to 
first understand our clients business, specific challenges, 
then bring innovative solutions to these issues. Our strong 
relationships with construction oriented insurers and sureties 
allow us to provide our clients with the best combination of 
products, services and cost available. “We do more than help 
protect your business. We help build it!”
Specialty Area: Insurance, Surety, Wrap-ups, SDI
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
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ARB, Inc.
26000 Commercentre Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Tel: (949) 598-9242
Fax: (949) 595-5526
Email: sruvolo@arbinc.com
Website: www.arbinc.com
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Oltmans Construction Co.
10005 Mission Hill Road
Whittier, CA 90608
Tel: (562) 948-4242
Fax: (562) 463-4974
Email: jgormly@oltmans.com
Website: www.oltmans.com
John Gormly, President
Profile:Oltmans Construction Co., one of the top-ranked 
commercial and industrial general contractors located in Los 
Angeles County, is committed to its proven team approach. 
For more than 80 years, the company has built a reputation 
for being the premier concrete tilt-up contractor. Our project 
types include: Warehouse/Distribution, Cold Storage, 
Office, Business Park, Manufacturing, Solar, Automotive, 
Food Processing, Medical, Laboratory, Government/Public 
Works, Tenant Improvement, Addition and Renovation. Our 
services include preconstruction, construction, construction 
management, design/build, concrete, drywall, and solar 
installation.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Blois Construction Inc.
3201 Sturgis Road (93030) 
PO Box 672
Oxnard, CA 93032-0672
Tel: (805) 656-1432
Fax: (805) 485-0338
Email: stevewoodworth@bloisconstruction.com
Website: www.bloisconstruction.com
Steve Woodworth, COO/CFO
Clark Construction Group California LP
575 Anton Boulevard, Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7672
Tel: (714) 429-9779
Fax: (714) 429-9778
Website: www.clarkconstruction.com
Megan Calhoun, Chief Estimator
GRADING CONTRACTORS
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Southern California Grading, Inc.
16291 Construction Circle East, #A
Irvine, CA 92606-4460
Tel: (949) 551-6655
Fax: (949) 551-4237
Email: kurt@socalgrading.com
Website: www.socalgrading.com
Kurt Cutler, President
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Fullerton Branch:
1400 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: 714-879-1005 Fax: 714-879-4612
Email: gregh@trenchshoring.com
Banning Branch:
1184 W. Lincoln Street
Banning, CA 92220
Phone: 951-849-1611 Fax: 951-849-1192
Email: eliseom@trenchshoring.com
San Diego Branch:
9450 Dowdy Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 858-530-2500 Fax: 858-530-0321
Email: donh@trenchshoring.com
Las Vegas Branch:
4035 Flossmoor Street
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 702-651-0920 Fax: 702-651-0520
Email: rogerb@trenchshoring.com
Trench Shoring Company rents, services and sells trench 
safety equipment, steel traffic plates and trench shoring 
equipment. Trench Shoring Company carriers steel and 
aluminum trench boxes, manhole boxes, aluminum hydraulic 
shoring, solder pile beams, steel and wood lagging, the SBH 
Slide Rail System, bedding boxes, Grizzly rock screens and 
much more.
Specialty Area: Shielding; Shoring; Trench
TRUCKING: HAULING
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Aloha Marine Lines
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 917
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 748-7893
Fax: (808) 531-3004
Email: hawaiisales@northlandservices.com
Website: www.acthi.com
Joan Nancino
Profile:Aloha Marine Lines, a division of Alaska Marine 
Lines maintains a regular sailing schedule between Seattle 
and Honolulu. This Jones Act carrier service provides break-bulk and containerized cargo transport offering a low cost 
alternative to steamship service. ACT carries cargo destined 
for all communities in Hawaii. Cargo for Neighbor Islands is 
shuttled from Oahu via connecting carrier service. We excel 
in handling oversized cargo, large and heavy equipment and 
machinery, tanks, modular buildings and more.
Specialty Area: Transport
UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
Underground Construction Company Inc.
5145 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 94510
Tel: (707) 746-8800
Fax: (707) 746-1314
Website: www.undergrnd.com
Randall R. Erickson, Alternative Dispute Resolution
3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: (949) 798-1359
Website: www.mediating-usa.com
Profile:Randall L. Erickson specializes in mediating 
and arbitrating construction claims; construction delay, 
acceleration, inefficiency and defect disputes; False Claims 
Act counterclaims, public contract and bid disputes; labor law 
issues; cost accounting and environmental issues. He has 
arbitrated disputes where the amounts in controversy have 
exceeded $100 million. Mr. Erickson serves on the Large 
and Complex Case panel at the AAA, is a State of California 
Certified Public Works Contract Arbitrator and Mediator, and a 
Dispute Resolution Board Foundation member.
Specialty Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
SOFTWARE
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Trimble
10368 Westmoor Drive
Westminster, CO 80021
Toll Free: (800) 850-2660 • Tel: (720) 887-6100
Email: gcsales@trimble.com
Website: buildings.trimble.com
Lynette Bryan
Profile:The Trimble Buildings portfolio of synergistic 
hardware, software and service offerings streamlines 
communication and collaboration throughout the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle, with targeted solutions that 
enable Architects, Structural professionals, MEP trades, 
General Contractors and Construction Managers, and 
Building Owners to realize greater efficiency and profitability. 
Trimble Buildings is your partner for solutions that blend 
groundbreaking innovations and practical features to solve 
today’s business problems — and help the AEC industry keep 
doing its job better.
TRENCH, SHORING & SCAFFOLDING
Trench Shoring Company
636 East Rosecrans Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059-3507
Tel: (310) 327-5554
Fax: (310) 323-9648
Email: kevinm@trenchshoring.com
Website: www.trenchshoring.com
Kevin Malloy
Profile:Bakersfield Branch:
301 Lawson Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: 661-396-9160 Fax: 661-396-9162
Corona Branch:
325 N. Cota Street
Corona, CA 92880
Phone: 951-734-4290 Fax: 951-734-3721
Email: erics@trenchshoring.com
Lake Forest Branch:
20542 Pascal Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: 949-454-0858 Fax: 949-581-4520
Email: johnb@trenchshoring.com
Moorpark Branch:
13826 Princeton Aenue
Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: 805-529-4614 Fax: 805-529-3067
kenssr@trenchshoring.com
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Hunt, Ortmann, Palffy, Nieves, Darling & Mah Inc.
301 North Lake Avenue, 7th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: (626) 440-5200
Fax: (626) 796-0107
Email: info@huntortmann.com
Website: www.huntortmann.com
Nick Santoro, Marketing Coordinator
Profile:Hunt Ortmann is a foremost authority on California 
construction law, contracts, and dispute resolution. 
Recognized by our peers as a top firm in the field, our award 
winning attorneys have a broad scope of experience in all 
aspects of private and public construction both as lawyers 
and as construction professionals. With over 20 years of 
celebrated success, we offer unparalleled expertise and value 
for our clients. Call us and start building a relationship today.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law, Law Firms
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Marks, Finch, Thornton & Baird LLP
4747 Executive Drive, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel: (858) 737-3100
Fax: (858) 737-3101
Email: pfinch@marksfinch.com
Website: www.marksfinch.com
McInerney & Dillon, PC
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94612-4700
Tel: (510) 465-7100
Fax: (510) 465-8556
Email: mdpc@mcinerney-dillon.com
Website: www.mcinerney-dillon.com
William H. McInerney Jr, President
Profile:Public and Private Construction Law, Federal, 
State and Local Public Contract Law, Administrative Law, 
Environmental Law, OSHA and Real Estate. Our lawyers have 
expertise in all areas of construction and many hold degrees in 
engineering, business administration and related fields. With 
hands-on experience, we are aware of the particular problems 
which confront our clients. We understand the necessities 
of the construction industry and employ our knowledge and 
experience to meet your individual needs.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
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Peckar & Abramson
Profile:Peckar & Abramson is one of the nation’s leading 
construction law firms, routinely handling clients’ needs 
throughout the United States and the world. We are privileged 
to represent many of the construction industry’s most 
successful contractors and other construction professionals, 
as well as provide legal counsel to many industries. With 
offices around the country and affiliations with law firms 
around the world, Peckar & Abramson offers a full range of 
construction and related legal services.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
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ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
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Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
United Plaza, 19th Floor, 30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 564-1700
Fax: (215) 564-3066
Email: eseglias@cohenseglias.com
Website: www.cohenseglias.com
Edward Seglias, Esquire
Profile:Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC is a full 
service law firm serving the construction industry. The firm 
provides services from contract negotiations to litigation. With 
offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, 
Maryland and West Virginia, the firm represents clients 
regionally and nationally and also provides services in labor 
& employment law, real estate, commercial transactions, 
estates and complex commercial litigation.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
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Jacoby Donner, PC
1700 Market Street, Suite 3100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 563-2400
Fax: (215) 563-2870
Website: www.jacobydonner.com
Profile:Jacoby Donner P.C. is a boutique law firm serving the 
legal needs of the construction community for over 80 years. 
The firm has offices in Philadelphia and New Jersey with 
attorneys licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 
Through its affiliation with Lawyers Associated Worldwide 
(LAW), its reach is international. The firm additionally provides 
services in the areas of business and real estate transactions, 
employment, labor matters, and wills and estates. We provide 
high-impact, effective legal services that get results.
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LeClairRyan - New York City
885 Third Avenue, Sixteenth Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 697-6555
Fax: (212) 986-3509
Website: www.leclairryan.com
Profile:LeClairRyan’s nationally-focused Construction Law 
team possesses the practical experience and the legal know-how to successfully manage challenges that may arise during 
the various phases of construction projects…of every size. 
We represent many industrysegments, including general 
contractors, owners, construction managers, design-builders, 
sureties, design professionals, and subcontractors, in all 
phases of public and private projects. In every matter, we 
strive to become our client’s trusted advisor and business 
partner – focusing on helping our clients achieve their 
business objectives, while minimizing risk, difficulties and 
expense.
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
ATTORNEYS
Davis Bucco
10 East 6th Avenue, Suite 100
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Tel: (610) 238-0880
Fax: (610) 238-0244
Email: paul.bucco@davisbucco.com
Website: www.davisbucco.com
David Davis
Profile:Davis Bucco is a full service construction firm 
primarily representing general contractors and subcontractors 
in all aspects of their business. Services include claims (both 
litigation and negotiation), representation and alternative 
dispute resolution, contract review and preparation, labor 
relations and representation in administrative and regulatory 
matters such as EEO, OSHA, Department of Labor and related 
agencies. The firm represents contractors on both public and 
private projects. Davis Bucco represents clients throughout 
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware where its attorneys 
are licensed to practice in both the state and federal courts.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law & Litigation
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Hirschler Fleischer
2100 East Cary Street 
The Edgeworth Building
Richmond, VA 23223
Tel: (804) 771-9500
Fax: (804) 644-0957
Website: www.hf-law.com
Profile:Hirschler Fleischer’s construction team provides 
targeted business solutions to the opportunities and problems 
which arise in the construction industry. From project concept 
to completion, Hirschler Fleischer guides owners, developers, 
contractors, investors and design professionals with 
proactive, pragmatic and profitable solutions. We understand 
the practical aspects of construction projects and routinely 
assist with bidding, negotiations, project management and 
dispute resolution. When the parties cannot reach an amicable 
solution in the field, we assertively pilot the project through 
the mediation, arbitration, trial and the appellate process.
ACCOUNTING
Led by two CCIFP professionals, our construction 
industry experts are helping clients rethink all 
aspects of their operations.
Contact Tim Cummins: 301.231.6213
tcummins@aronsonllc.com
RETHINK Expertise
805 King Farm Blvd., Suite 300 | Rockville, Maryland 20850
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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
8219 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Tel: (703) 923-8300
Fax: (703) 923-8330
Email: todd.stokes@bakertilly.com
Website: www.bakertilly.com
Todd Stokes
Profile:Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and 
advisory firm whose specialized construction and real estate 
professionals connect with you and your business through 
refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Baker Tilly offers 
contractors, developers, owners, and investors innovative 
ideas, strategies, and solutions that enable clients to move 
forward with confidence and meet their business objectives. 
Experienced professionals who know you and your world, 
Baker Tilly brings skill, integrity, and energy to every client 
relationship.
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants
AGGREGATES
Independence Excavating, Inc.
5720 Schaaf Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 524-1700
Fax: (216) 524-1701
Email: skirth@indexc.com
Website: www.indexc.com
Specialty Area: Aggregate Producer, Concrete Recycling
ASBESTOS
Southern Environmental Services, Inc.
PO Box 5517
Richmond, VA 23220
Tel: (804) 257-7900
Fax: (804) 254-1017
Email: info@southernenv.com
Website: www.southernenv.com
David Chandler, President
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Rish Equipment Company
PO Box 330
Bluefield, WV 24701-0330
Tel: (304) 327-5124
Fax: (304) 327-8821
Email: ssadler@rish.com
Website: www.rish.com
Profile:
St. Albans, WV - (304) 755-3311
Beckley, WV - (304) 255-4111
Opal, VA - (540) 439-0668
Bridgeport, WV - (304) 842-3511
Frostburg, MD - (301) 689-2211
Chester, VA - (804) 748-6411
Bluefield, WV - (304) 327-5124
Coeburn, VA - (276) 395-6901
Salem, VA - (540) 380-2090
Logan, WV - (304) 752-9313
Chesapeake, VA - (757) 485-2100
Staunton, VA - (540) 887-8291
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Biggs Construction Co., Inc.
341 Caterpillar Drive
La Crosse, VA 23950-1452
Tel: (434) 774-2900
Fax: (434) 774-2911
Email: biggs@biggsconstructioncompany.com
David Biggs, President
Profile:Water, Sewer, Storm Drain
Specialty Area: Specialty Contractor
DEMOLITION
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Bowen & Kron Enterprises, Inc.
9315 Pulaski Highway
Whitemarsh, MD 21220
Tel: (410) 686-3500
Fax: (410) 686-8221
Email: mel@bowen-kron.com
Website: www.bowenandkron.com
Mel Taylor
Independence Excavating, Inc.
5720 Schaaf Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 524-1700
Fax: (216) 524-1701
Email: skirth@indexc.com
Website: www.indexc.com
Specialty Area: Contractor
behalf of our clients, we draft and negotiate contracts 
and provide advice during contract performance through 
project closeout. We have substantial experience with labor 
productivity claims and the analysis and pricing of project 
delays. We also have one of the largest group of LEED-accredited lawyers in the mid-Atlantic region.
When our clients are presented with business opportunities 
and challenges, we work with the firm’s lawyers in areas 
such labor and employment, employee benefits and ERISA, 
commercial real estate and leasing, succession planning, 
tax planning, and mergers or liquidation and dissolution. 
This allows us to offer our clients services and insight from 
experienced attorneys in a way that “boutique” firms cannot 
match.
Specialty Area: Construction Law
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Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
7 Saint Paul Sreet
Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: (410) 347-9432
Fax: (410) 752-7092
Website: www.wtplaw.com/practices/construction-law
Profile:
• Robert Carney, Baltimore 410.347.8726
• Robert Kalinoski, Baltimore, 410.347.8709
Whiteford Taylor & Preston’s Construction lawyers represent 
owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, 
and design professionals in the construction industry. On 
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LEGAL SERVICES
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Coughlin & Gerhart
PO Box 2039
Binghamton, NY 13902
Tel: (607) 723-9511
Fax: (607) 723-1530
Email: kcarney@cglawoffices.com
Website: www.cglawoffices.com
Profile:The lawyers in the Labor and Employment Law 
Litigation Practice Group of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP have 
extensive experience in handling all aspects of the practice 
of employment and labor law on behalf of management, in 
both the private and public sector. The relationship between 
employee and employer is ever changing and increasingly 
regulated by state and federal laws and regulations. The 
attorneys in the Labor and Employment Law Litigation 
Practice Group assist clients in negotiating the vast “mine 
fields” created by these changes in an effort to prevent or limit 
labor and employment-related problems.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law: Attorney, 
Labor & Employment
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Peckar & Abramson
Profile:Peckar & Abramson is one of the nation’s leading 
construction law firms, routinely handling clients’ needs 
throughout the United States and the world. We are privileged 
to represent many of the construction industry’s most 
successful contractors and other construction professionals, 
as well as provide legal counsel to many industries. With 
offices around the country and affiliations with law firms 
around the world, Peckar & Abramson offers a full range of 
construction and related legal services.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS
Bay Mechanical, Inc.
2696 Reliance Drive, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Tel: (757) 468-6700
Fax: (757) 468-6869
Email: al@baymechanical.com
Website: www.baymechanical.com
H. Allen Ward, President
Profile:Bay Mechanical, Inc. is a progressive Industrial 
Mechanical Contracting Firm specializing in plumbing, HVAC, 
process piping, industrial and commercial maintenance. All 
backed by a skilled employee work force, with ASME code 
stamps. Totally experienced on design-build and conceptual 
bidding. Projects range from hospitals - college high tech 
labs to NFL Stadiums, throughout Virginia and North Carolina. 
Additional services include sandblasting, painting, and powder 
coating.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
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BBL Carlton, LLC (B) (W.V.)
600 Kanawha Boulevard East, Suite 200
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: (304) 345-1300
Fax: (304) 345-1304
Website: www.bblinc.com
Charles Moore, Vice President - WV Operations
Profile:Founded in 1975, BBL Carlton is a regional general 
contractor / construction manager providing building services 
to commercial, industrial, and institutional clients. In 1997, 
BBL Carlton became a wholly-owned subsidiary of BBL, 
Inc., an ENR top 400 Contractor headquartered in Albany, 
NY expanding our geographical reach and resources. BBL 
Carlton’s experience and dedication has established us as 
a known commodity and a leader in the industry. Integrity 
and quality are the hallmarks of our business and we pride 
ourselves on our ever increasing list of repeat and satisfied 
customers.
Specialty Area: Construction Management; Design Build; 
General Contractor
HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
Gulisek Construction LLC
1145 State Route 31
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Tel: (724) 696-3341
Fax: (724) 696-4952
Email: clayton.stahl@gulisek.com
Website: www.gulisek.com
Clayton Stahl
Specialty Area: Heavy Highway Construction
INSURANCE
HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.
20 Wight Avenue, Suite 300
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Tel: (410) 337-9755
Fax: (410) 337-0551
Email: hmsw@hmsia.com
Website: www.hmsia.com
Profile:HMS Insurance Associates, Inc. is a leading 
independent insurance agency in the Mid-Atlantic Region. 
Founded in 1943, we specialize in risk management solutions, 
surety and financial services for individuals and businesses. 
Our knowledgeable insurance professionals are dedicated to 
providing the industry’s best products and services available 
in the marketplace at the most cost-effective terms. HMS 
currently represents many of the region’s largest construction 
firms while maintaining an outstanding record of client 
retention.
Specialty Area: Property & Casualty; Bonding; Employee 
Benefits
LEAD ABATEMENT
Southern Environmental Services, Inc.
PO Box 5517
Richmond, VA 23220
Tel: (804) 257-7900
Fax: (804) 254-1017
Email: info@southernenv.com
Website: www.southernenv.com
David Chandler, President
RC Demolition, LLC
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RC Demolition
PO Box 3138
Chesapeake, VA 23327
Tel: (757) 548-9008
Email: kgrooms@rcdemo.net
Website: rcdemolition.thebluebook.net
S.B. Cox Inc.
PO Box 7737
Richmond, VA 23231
Tel: (804) 222-2232
Fax: (804) 222-7837
Email: sales@sbcoxdemolition.com
Website: www.sbcoxdemolition.com
Specialty Area: Contractor
FLEET MANAGEMENT
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Enterprise Fleet Management
PO Box 12953
Newport News, VA 23612
Tel: (757) 873-0770
Fax: (757) 595-4143
Website: www.efleets.com
Sean Jimenez
Profile:Enterprise Fleet Services manages commercial fleets 
for businesses all over the nation. We are independent and 
privately owned, so we deal with them all, both foreign and 
domestic. We can *Finance your new vehicles and dispose 
of your used vehicles through our national network* Provide 
license registration services* Control your maintenance costs* 
Manage your fuel costs* Fulfill your corporate rental needs. 
We have programs that can be custom designed for your 
business. Our programs are dynamic and can be changed to 
suit your fleet needs as they change.
Specialty Area: Fleet Management
FOUNDATION CONTRACTORS
Brayman Construction Corporation
1000 John Roebling Way
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Tel: (724) 443-1533
Fax: (724) 443-8733
Email: info@brayman.com
Website: www.brayman.com
Stephen M. Muck, President & CEO; 
Michael K. Bechtold, Executive Vice President; 
Frank Piedimonte, P.E., Executive Vice President - 
Heavy Civil Division; 
Richard Mannarino, Vice President, Chief Estimator; 
Brian Hawk, General Manager - Foundation Division; 
Jonathan Bennett, P.E., Business Development Manager
Profile:Brayman Construction Corporation is a leading heavy 
civil and geotechnical contractor throughout the Mid-Atlantic 
region. Brayman offers innovative and solid design techniques 
along with construction services for both public and private 
clients.
Capabilities include: Bridges and Complex Structures, Steel 
Erection, Lock and Dam Construction, Marine & Piling, 
Demolition and Brownfield Redevelopment, Excavation and 
Drainage, and Specialty Foundation Capabilities - Micropiles, 
Caissons, Driven/Drilled Piles, Rock/Soil Nailing, Ground 
Anchors/Tiebacks, Foundation Grouting and Underpinning
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SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS
Southern Environmental Services, Inc.
PO Box 5517
Richmond, VA 23220
Tel: (804) 257-7900
Fax: (804) 254-1017
Email: dchandler@southernenv.com
Website: www.southernenv.com
David Chandler, President
VIBRATION MONITORING
Vibra-Tech, Inc.
109 East First Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Email: hazleton@vibratechinc.com
Website: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
Profile:Additional Offices:
359 Northgate Drive, Suite 100, Warrendale, PA 15086
pittsburgh@vibratechinc.com
5712A Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704
maryland@vibratechinc.com
4321 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560
westvirginia@vibratechinc.com
Specialty Area: Vibration Monitoring, Noise & Dust 
Monitoring, Inspections/Damage Claim Investigations, 
Blasting Consulting, Geotechnical Surveys, Geophysical 
Exploration, Expert Testimony, and Seismograph 
Manufacturing and Service
PIPE SUPPLY
Crumpler Plastic Pipe, Inc.
PO Box 2068
Roseboro, NC 28382
Tel: (910) 525-4046
Fax: (910) 525-5801
Email: cppsales@cpp-pipe.com
Website: www.cpp-pipe.com
Specialty Area: Plastic
ROOFING
W A Lynch Roofing Co. of Lynchburg Inc.
PO Box 1240
Madison Heights, VA 24572-1240
Tel: (434) 845-1583
Fax: (434) 845-6953
Email: mdrumheller@lynchroofing.com
Website: www.lynchroofing.com
Mel Drumheller
Specialty Area: Commercial; Industrial; Sheet Metal
SITE PREPARATION/EXCAVATION
Independence Excavating, Inc.
5720 Schaaf Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 524-1700
Fax: (216) 524-1701
Email: skirth@indexc.com
Website: www.indexc.com
Specialty Area: Sitework, Soil Stabilization
ON SITE MEDICAL SERVICES
Mobile Medical Corporation
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Mobile Medical Corp.
2413 Lytle Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Toll Free: (888) 662-8358
Fax: (412) 835-0829
Email: mkarg@mobmed.com
Website: www.mobmed.com
Profile:Mobile Medical Corporation (MMC), incorporated 
in 1991, is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) 
that administers multi-employer projects for facility owners, 
contractors and insurance programs (OCIPs / CCIPs) 
nationwide. Our services offer on-site medical including: 
substance abuse testing, on-site nursing, first-aid stations, 
physical examinations and OSHA compliance testing i.e. 
biological monitoring, hearing conservation and respiratory 
protection as well as ”SkillCheck”, an award winning, on-line verification application. MMC delivers solutions based 
services to the construction industry.
PILING
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L.B. Foster Company
130 Satellite Boulevard NE, Suite A
Suwanee, GA 30024
Tel: (678) 926-5207
Fax: (678) 926-5244
Email: bland@lbfoster.com
Website: www.lbfoster.com
Brian Land, Marketing Manager
Profile:L.B. Foster provides products and services for 
today’s global Infrastructure. The company is a leading 
manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of products for rail, 
construction and utility and energy industries. L.B. Foster 
Construction Products offers a comprehensive line of pilings, 
steel bridge products and fabricated structural steel. These 
materials are specified for highway, bridge and heavy 
engineering/civil construction and rehabilitation projects. 
Piling products include steel sheet piling, H-beam, pipe piling 
and accessories.
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ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
ATTORNEYS
Harris Winick LLP
333 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2060
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 662-4600
Fax: (312) 662-4599
Email: ddorfman@harriswinick.com
Website: www.harriswinick.com
Daniel Dorfman
SmithAmundsen LLC
150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 894-3229
Fax: (312) 997-1739
Email: dcotter@salawus.com
Website: www.salawus.com
Specialty Area: OSHA, Cranes, Construction
ADMINISTRATORS FOR 
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PLAN
BeneSys, Inc.
700 Tower Drive, Suite 300
Troy, MI 48098
Tel: (248) 813-9800
Fax: (248) 813-9898
Email: info@benesysinc.com
Website: www.benesysinc.com
Profile:BENESYS, INC. provides Third-Party administration 
and computer services for Health Care, Pension, 401K, VEBA, 
and other Employee Benefit Plans. Our health insurance and 
pension products and exceptional software technologies 
serve thousands of participants, employers and trustees. Our 
mission is to provide clients with a level of service that each 
considers exceptional and the best available. We have nine 
offices located in CA, MI, MO, NV and OH.
AGGREGATES
Independence Excavating, Inc.
5720 Schaaf Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 524-1700
Fax: (216) 524-1701
Email: skirth@indexc.com
Website: www.indexc.com
Specialty Area: Aggregate Producer, Concrete Recycling
ASBESTOS/MOLD REMEDIATION
Precision Environmental Co.
5500 Old Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 642-6040
Fax: (216) 642-6041
Website: www.precision-env.com
John Savage
Specialty Area: Lead Abatement
ACCOUNTING
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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Ten Terrace Court 
PO Box 7398
Madison, WI 53707-7398
Tel: (608) 249-6622
Fax: (608) 249-8532
Email: todd.carpenter@bakertilly.com
Website: www.bakertilly.com
Todd Carpenter
Profile:Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and 
advisory firm whose specialized construction and real estate 
professionals connect with you and your business through 
refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Baker Tilly offers 
contractors, developers, owners, and investors innovative 
ideas, strategies, and solutions that enable clients to move 
forward with confidence and meet their business objectives. 
Experienced professionals who know you and your world, 
Baker Tilly brings skill, integrity, and energy to every client 
relationship.
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants
Blue & Co., LLC
12800 North Meridian Street, Suite 400
Carmel, IN 46032-9443
Tel: (317) 848-8920
Fax: (317) 573-2458
Email: rellis@blueandco.com
Website: www.blueandco.com
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants
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Doeren Mayhew Construction Services
305 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 200
Troy, MI 48084-0231
Tel: (248) 244-3000
Website: www.doeren.com
Specialty Area: CPA, Accountant
ACCOUNTING: CONSULTING SERVICES
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Plante Moran
27400 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034
Tel: (248) 352-2500
Fax: (248) 352-0018
Email: thomas.doyle@plantemoran.com
Website: www.plantemoran.com
Profile:Plante Moran has served the construction industry 
of Michigan and midwest region for over 85 years. The 
firm provides the experience and personal attention the 
construction industry demands, including: auditing and 
accounting, federal, state and local tax planning; information 
systems and telecommunications consulting; family business 
and succession planning; merger and aquisition assistance; 
job-costing and budgeting; cost segregation studies; financing 
assistance; strategic and business planning; litigation support; 
and other financial and consulting services.
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Lovett Silverman Const. Consultants, Inc.
888 Veterans Highway, Suite 500
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tel: (631) 979-7600
Fax: (631) 979-7602
Email: mgolden@lovett-silverman.cm
Website: www.lovett-silverman.com
John J. Lovett, Owner
Profile:Since its inception, Lovett Silverman Construction 
Consultants, Inc. has consistently provided clients the 
professionalism they demand and the quality they deserve. 
Lovett Silveman is staffed with 60 construction experts 
selectively assigned to meet the distinct needs of any project. 
Delivering services as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. 
Lovett Silverman has established itself as leader in the areas 
of CPM Scheduling, claims resolution, project management 
and construction litigation support.
Specialty Area: Consulting
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Monona Plumbing & Fire Protection Inc.
3126 Watford Way
Madison, WI 53713
Tel: (608) 273-4556
Fax: (608) 273-8492
Email: info@mononapfp.com
Website: www.mononapfp.com
DEMOLITION
Independence Excavating, Inc.
5720 Schaaf Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 524-1700
Fax: (216) 524-1701
Email: skirth@indexc.com
Website: www.indexc.com
Specialty Area: Contractor
Precision Environmental Co.
5500 Old Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 642-6040
Fax: (216) 642-6041
Website: www.precision-env.com
John Savage
Specialty Area: Selective
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
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Shook Construction
4977 Northcutt Place
Dayton, OH 45414
Toll Free: (800) 705-5251 • Tel: (937) 276-6666
Fax: (937) 276-6676
Email: mdanis@shookconstruction.com
Website: www.shookconstruction.com
Ken Herr, VP of Corporate Development
Profile:Shook Construction (with offices in Cleveland, 
Dayton, Indianapolis and Raleigh) is a provider of 
professional construction services. Shook offers complete 
preconstruction evaluation and analysis, conceptual and 
real-time estimating, constructability review and analysis, 
construction management, design-build and traditional 
general contracting, contract project management services 
and inspection. Key areas of involvement are education, 
healthcare, industrial, mission critical and water resources in 
the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
E & H Restoration, LLC
1926 Comenitz Drive
Davenport, IA 52802-2300
Tel: (563) 322-3335
Fax: (563) 323-6744
Email: ehrest@att.net
Website: www.ehrestoration.com
Mark F. Emde
Profile:Some of the types of services we provide are the 
following:
Building Cleaning
Caulking
Cementitious Coatings
Concrete Restoration
Corrosion Control
Epoxy Coatings
Epoxy Injection
Firestopping
Floor and Deck Coatings
High Pressure Waterblasting
Masonry Restoration
Historic Masonry Resotration
Lime Putty
Painting
Pneumatically Applied Concrete
(Shotcrete-Gunite)
Polyurethane Coatings
Pool Coatings
Sandblasting
Sponge Blasting
Tank Coatings
Tuckpointing
Urethane Foam Injection
Waterproofing (Above and Below Grade)
Carbon Fiber Strengthening
Specialty Area: Restorations; Specialty Contractor
Lindblom Services Inc.
800 Clark Street 
PO Box 2359
Sioux City, IA 51106-0359
Tel: (712) 276-8900
Fax: (712) 255-3318
Thomas Lindblom
Specialty Area: Roll-Off Boxes
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC
10 South Broadway, Suite 2000
Saint Louis, MO 63102
Tel: (314) 241-9090
Fax: (314) 345-5467
Email: ghg@greensfelder.com
Website: www.greensfelder.com
Andrew W. Manuel
Profile:Greensfelder’s practice includes contract preparation, 
bid protests, bid mistakes, contract administration problems, 
claims advice, claims and contract disputes, mechanic’s lien 
and surety bond claims, protection of payment and collection 
rights, design disputes, regulatory agency (OSHA, NLRB, EPA, 
etc.) issues, and insurance claims and defense, litigation, 
arbitration and mediation. Greensfelder’s practice includes 
Federal contract matters, State and Local public contract law 
matters and private construction representations of every 
type.
Specialty Area: Attorneys, Construction Law
CONCRETE
Consumers Concrete Corporation
PO Box 2229
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Tel: (269) 342-7986
Fax: (269) 384-0974
Email: bcdyke@consumersconcrete.com
Website: www.consumersconcrete.com
Bill Dyke 
Specialty Area: Ready Mix Concrete
CONCRETE CONTRACTORS
Graber & Graber Concrete Contractors
13864 Sawmill Road 
PO Box 460
Grabill, IN 46741
Tel: (260) 627-2104
Fax: (260) 627-5550
Website: www.GraberandGraberconcrete.com
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
Email: pmr@putzam.com
Website: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
Profile:Putzmeister America manufactures truck-mounted 
concrete boom pumps, separateplacing booms, telescopic 
belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling 
machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s best 
known brands such as Thom-Katt® and Telebelt® are part 
of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s workforce 
is dedicated to hands-on customer support and advancing the 
industry in design and technical innovation.
SOLUTIONS DELIVERED
Specialty Area: Concete Pumps & Placing Equipment
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GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Donley’s, Inc.
5430 Warner Road
Cleveland, OH 44124
Tel: (216) 524-6800
Fax: (216) 642-3216
Website: www.donleyinc.com
Malcolm M. Donley
Profile:Since its inception in 1895, Donley’s has grown to 
become one of the region’s premiere construction firms, 
serving Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas. The firm is 
widely recognized for its customized, client-specific services 
as a Design/Builder, Construction Manager and Concrete 
Contractor. Firm specialties include parking structures, 
higher education facilities, hospital renovations/additions and 
municipal facilities. Local representatives are available to 
respond to your inquiries out of Cleveland, Ohio; Richmond, 
Virginia; Raleigh, NC; and Summerville, SC.
Specialty Area: Construction Management
Grand River Construction, Inc.
5025 40th Avenue
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Tel: (616) 669-5611
Fax: (616) 669-3466
Email: stanbuell@grandriverconstruction.com
Website: www.grandriverconstruction.com
Stan Buell, President
Profile:Grand River Construction, Inc. was founded in 1984 
and is a General Contractor that specializes in Commercial 
and Industrial concrete work which includes building 
foundations, slabs and toppings, machine bases, press pit 
foundations and specialty structures. Other trades Grand 
River Construction, Inc. performs work in are Selective Interior 
Demolition, Piling/Earth Retention Systems, and General 
Trades/Carpentry.
Grand River Construction, Inc. has worked on a variety of 
projects which includes manufacturing plants, commercial 
buildings, water treatment plants, power plants, universities, 
hospitals, arenas, parking ramps, equipment foundations and 
many more.
Specialty Area: Commercial; Industrial
Interface Construction Corporation
8401 Wabash Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63134
Tel: (314) 522-1011
Fax: (314) 522-1022
Email: samh@interfaceconstruction.com
Website: www.interfaceconstruction.com
Sam Hutchinson, CEO
Profile:Interface Construction is an award winning, full 
service general contracting firm providing preconstruction 
services, construction management, design-build and 
continuing services in the healthcare, lab sciences, industrial, 
educational and commercial markets. MBE certified since 
1978.
Specialty Area: Healthcare and Commercial; Construction 
Management and Design Build
DESIGN BUILD
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Seiler Design Solutions, LLC
3433 Tree Court Industrial Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Tel: (314) 968-2282
Fax: (314) 218-6139
Email: solutions@seiler-ds.com
Website: www.seiler-ds.com
Tom Stone, Segment Manager
Specialty Area: BIM Software, Autodesk® Gold 
Partner, Authorized Training Center, Building, Civil 
and Government Specialized, Consulting Specialized, 
Equipment, Service and Support
ELECTRICAL
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Faith Technologies, Inc.
225 Main Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Toll Free: (800) 274-2345 • Tel: (920) 751-9952
Email: tom.clark@faithtechnologies.com
Website: www.faithtechnologies.com
Tom Clark
Specialty Area: Contractor
FLOORING
Flooring Systems, Inc.
4130 Meramec Bottom Road
Saint Louis, MO 63129-2127
Tel: (314) 329-9300
Fax: (314) 329-9399
Email: rkomlos@flooringsystemsinc.net
Website: www.flooringsystemsinc.com
GENERAL CONTRACTORS & 
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
O’Harrow Construction Co.
4575 Ann Arbor Road
Jackson, MI 49202
Tel: (517) 764-4770
Fax: (517) 764-5564
Email: timw@oharrow.net
Website: www.oharrowconstruction.com
We perform the “Full Depth 
Reclamation Process” which 
is environmentally friendly! 
This is a LEED© certified 
process. We have multiple 
Wirtgen Pulverizers to take 
care of your cement/lime 
stabilization/FDR 
asphalt needs.
For more information contact 
Mr. Jim Zibbel at 
(419) 392-5056 or 
JimZibbel@wecandigit.com
We are your full service Milling, 
Pulverizing and Stabilizing Contractor
Our asphalt milling crews log 
over two million square yards 
of combined experience 
per year.
For more information contact 
Mr. Judd Lickert at 
(419) 466-7917 or 
JuddLickert@wecandigit.com
www.wecanmillit.com
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We Offer Superior Service 
No Job Too Big or Small
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INSURANCE
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Dawson Companies
1340 Depot Street
Cleveland, OH 44116-1799
Toll Free: (800) 860-0090
Fax: (440) 356-2126
Email: kross@dawsoncompanies.com
Website: www.dawsoncompanies.com
Kyp L. Ross
Profile:Full-service insurance agency, specializing in 
construction insurance, surety bonding and employee 
benefits.
Specialty Area: Surety
Great American Insurance Companies
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tel: (513) 369-5721
Fax: (513) 419-2031
Email: ssullivan@GAIC.com
Website: www.greatamericanbonds.com
Stephen Sullivan
Specialty Area: Surety; Property & Casualty
Griffin, Smalley & Wilkerson
37000 Grand River, Suite 150 
PO Box 2999
Farmington, MI 48335
Tel: (248) 471-0970
Fax: (248) 471-0641
Email: tjgriffin@gswins.com
Website: www.GSWINS.com
Terry Griffin, Sr.
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Hausmann-Johnson Insurance
700 Regent Street 
PO Box 259408
Madison, WI 53715
Tel: (608) 257-3795
Email: abbe.klein@hausmann-johnson.com
Website: www.hausmann-johnson.com
Abbe Klein
Specialty Area: Business Insurance, Surety Bonds, 
Group Benefits
Insurance, Benefits & Risk Management
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J. W. Terrill, Inc.
825 Maryville Centre Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Tel: (314) 594-2795
Fax: (314) 594-2595
Email: mwiedemeier@jwterrill.com
Website: www.jwterrill.com
Profile:J.W. Terrill is a full-service provider of insurance, risk 
management and employee benefit solutions. Our services 
include commercial insurance, surety bonds, loss control, and 
employee benefits. Founded in 1972, J.W. Terrill has built a 
tradition of customer service and commitment to employees 
and ranks among the top 100 U.S. brokers by Business 
Insurance magazine. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, we employ 
more than 180 insurance and benefit professionals, and are 
members of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers and 
the RiskProNet global broker network.
Specialty Area: Insurance, Surety, Risk Management, 
Employee Benefits
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Paric Corporation
77 Westport Plaza, Suite 250
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Tel: (636) 561-9500
Fax: (636) 561-9501
Website: www.paric.com
Profile:Paric Corporation, one of the largest privately held 
companies in the area, is a leading general contractor, 
construction manager and design-build firm in the Midwest 
Region. The company specializes in senior living and 
healthcare, historic renovation in the City of St. Louis, 
commercial projects, hospitality and residential, public and 
institutional, as well as interior and specialty projects.
Specialty Area: Construction Management
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Shook Construction
4977 Northcutt Place
Dayton, OH 45414
Toll Free: (800) 705-5251 • Tel: (937) 276-6666
Fax: (937) 276-6676
Email: mdanis@shookconstruction.com
Website: www.shookconstruction.com
Ken Herr, VP of Corporate Development
Profile:Shook Construction (with offices in Cleveland, 
Dayton, Indianapolis and Raleigh) is a provider of 
professional construction services. Shook offers complete 
preconstruction evaluation and analysis, conceptual and 
real-time estimating, constructability review and analysis, 
construction management, design-build and traditional 
general contracting, contract project management services 
and inspection. Key areas of involvement are education, 
healthcare, industrial, mission critical and water resources in 
the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Woods Construction Inc.
6396 Product Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tel: (586) 939-9991
Fax: (586) 939-9005
Website: www.woodsconstruction.com
John Bodary, President & CEO
Profile:Woods Construction, Inc. is a service-oriented 
general contractor specializing in retail construction. We 
have more than 60 years experience in new construction, 
renovation and expansion of existing facilities and fixture 
installation. We are licensed and staffed to work anywhere 
in the U.S. and Canada. Our turnkey services range from 
ground up construction of new facilities, building expansions, 
and renovations, to prototype millwork fabrication and 
installation of owner supplied fixtures. Our experienced field 
and office associates understand the critical scheduling and 
communication requirements of the retail market.
Specialty Area: Retail Construction
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION
MC Industrial
3117 South Big Bend Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63143
Tel: (314) 646-4100
Fax: (314) 646-4101
Email: brian.timmer@MC-Industrial.com
Website: www.mc-industrial.com
Brian Timmer, Business Development
Specialty Area: Industrial Construction
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Miron Construction Co., Inc.
1471 McMahon Drive (54956) 
PO Box 509
Neenah, WI 54957-0509
Tel: (920) 969-7000
Fax: (920) 969-7393
Website: www.miron-construction.com
David G. Voss, Jr., President & CEO; 
Tim Kippenhan, Vice President & COO
Profile:Miron Construction Co., Inc. is a forward-thinking, 
fast-growing private company completing work throughout 
the nation. Miron provides innovative pre-construction, 
construction management, design-build, general 
construction, and industrial services to multiple markets and 
is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in 
Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
and Virginia, Minn. For more information, please visit www.
miron-construction.com.
Specialty Area: Construction Management; Design Build; 
Preconstruction Services
Contact:
Joe Kneib 
Sr. Vice President Market Development
Ralph Larison 
Sr. Vice President Civil and Rail
ScoƩNorman
Vice President Project Development 
and EsƟmaƟng
Kyle Phillips 
Vice President Civil ConstrucƟon
600 S. Riverside Road (64507)
P.O. Box 1089 (64502), St. Joseph, MO
Oĸce: (816) 233-9001 - Fax: (816) 233-9881
www.herzog.com
Herzog ContracƟng Corp.
P-3 Project Delivery and Financing 
Design - Build Projects
CM/GC Project Delivery
Railroad ConstrucƟon
Maintenance & Services
Highway & Heavy
ConstrucƟon
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Frantz Ward LLP
2500 Key Center 
127 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tel: (216) 515-1602
Fax: (216) 515-1650
Email: anatale@frantzward.com
Website: www.frantzward.com
Andrew Natale
Profile:Law Firm representing contractors and specialty 
trades in contract negotiations, labor, claims management, 
litigation, arbitration, mediation, competitive bidding disputes, 
schedule and impact disputed, delay claims, defective work 
matter, design and extra work, disputes, and claim avoidance.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
LEGAL SERVICES
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Peckar & Abramson
Profile:Peckar & Abramson is one of the nation’s leading 
construction law firms, routinely handling clients’ needs 
throughout the United States and the world. We are privileged 
to represent many of the construction industry’s most 
successful contractors and other construction professionals, 
as well as provide legal counsel to many industries. With 
offices around the country and affiliations with law firms 
around the world, Peckar & Abramson offers a full range of 
construction and related legal services.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
CMA/Colarelli Meyer & Associates, Inc.
7751 Carondelet Avenue, Suite 302
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Toll Free: (800) 459-4548 • Tel: (314) 721-1860
Fax: (314) 721-1992
Email: dbean@cmaconsult.com
Website: www.cmaconsult.com
Dan Bean
Specialty Area: Management Consultants
Schifman, Remley & Associates Inc.
5201 Johnson Drive, Suite 500
Mission, KS 66205
Tel: (913) 831-1777
Fax: (913) 831-4730
Email: kevin_k@srains.com
Website: www.srains.com
Kevin Kalish
Specialty Area: Employee Benefits; Property & Casualty; 
Surety
LASERS & MACHINE CONTROL
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Ozark Laser & Shoring
2247 East Kearney Street
Springfield, MO 65803
Tel: (417) 877-9245
Fax: (417) 877-9753
Email: semmitt@ozarklaser.com
Website: www.ozarklaser.com
LAW FIRMS
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Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
200 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: (312) 327-0013
Fax: (312) 377-1502
Email: jklika@bdlfirm.com
Website: www.bdlfirm.com
Profile:Bryce Downey & Lenkov is a full service- defense 
litigation firm based in Illinois and Indiana. Our continued 
growth is a result of our aggressive, results-oriented approach 
that our clients trust. We have created systems to achieve 
rapid, creative solutions to our clients’ problems while 
minimizing costs. Our attorneys represent small, mid-sized 
and Fortune 500 companies in all types of disputes and our 
clients enjoy a handpicked team of attorneys supported by a 
world-class staff.
LEGAL SERVICES
DeFur Voran
8409 Fishers Centre Drive
Fishers, IN 46038
Tel: (317) 585-8085
Fax: (317) 585-8858
Website: www.defur.com
Rob Daniels, Partner
Specialty Area: Law Firms
We Provide Transaction & 
Litigation Solutions
for Commercial and 
Construction Industry 
Professionals including:
Our full-service litigation firm 
represents small, mid-sized 
and Fortune 500 companies in 
all phases of the construction 
process. Our attorneys are trial 
bar certifi ed by the federal court 
and have been named Leading 
Lawyers, Super Lawyers, AV 
Preeminent and Rising Stars. 
Our clients enjoy a handpicked 
team of attorneys supported by 
a world-class staff.
• Contract Negotiation & Drafting
• Business Formation & 
Governance
• Mechanics Liens
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• Contract & Delay Claims
• Insurance Coverage/Surety 
Disputes
• Bankruptcy
• Real Estate
• Intellectual Property
• Workers’ Compensation
• Work Site Accidents
• Labor Disputes
• Green Building Issues
• Employment Matters
www.BDLFIRM.com
Atlanta | Chicago 
Crown Point, IN | Memphis
Contact Us Today
(312) 377-1501
BRYCE DOWNEY & LENKOV
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TEMPORARY STRUCTURES & TRAILERS
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McDonald Modular Solutions
54500 Pontiac Trail
Milford, MI 48381
Toll Free: (800) 221-4297 • Tel: (248) 356-0366
Fax: (248) 676-0477
Email: info@mcdonaldmodular.com
Website: www.mcdonaldmodular.com
Bill Duffield
Profile:Since 1932, McDonald Modular Solutions, Inc., 
the largest Midwest supplier of temproary office spaces 
serving U.S. and international clients, provides mobile 
offices, forkliftable buildings and storage containers. Mobile 
offices range from small to large modular complexes. 
Forkliftable buildings are self-contained for use inside or 
outside. Containers provide safe ground-level storage almost 
anywhere. Rent, lease or buy; branches are stocked and ready 
to deliver.
Additional Locations:
Detroit Branch
54500 Pontiac Trail
Milford, MI 48381
Tel: 248-356-0366
Fax: 248-685-3339
Chicago Branch
1313 N Raddant Rd
Batavia, Il 60510
Tel: 630-406-0911
Fax: 630-406-0929
Specialty Area: Portable Storage
UNDERGROUND SHORING
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Ozark Laser & Shoring
2247 East Kearney Street
Springfield, MO 65803
Tel: (417) 877-9245
Fax: (417) 877-9753
Email: semmitt@ozarklaser.com
Website: www.ozarklaser.com
VIBRATION MONITORING
Vibra-Tech, Inc.
603 North Jefferson Street
Florissant, MO 63031
Email: stlouis@vibratechinc.com
Website: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
Profile:Additional Offices:
892-B North Perry Street, Ottawa, OH 45875
ohio@vibratechinc.com
777 Roosevelt Road, Suite 110, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
chicago@vibratechinc.com
Specialty Area: Vibration Monitoring, Noise & Dust 
Monitoring, Inspections/Damage Claim Investigations, 
Blasting Consulting, Geotechnical Surveys, Geophysical 
Exploration, Expert Testimony, and Seismograph 
Manufacturing and Service
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Careworks of Ohio Ltd.
5555 Glendon Court
Dublin, OH 43017
Tel: (614) 760-3536
Fax: (614) 760-3595
Website: www.careworks.com
REBAR INSTALLATION
PJR & Associates
4883 Rock Crusher Road
PO Box 9
Campbell Hill, IL 62916-0009
Tel: (618) 426-3325
Fax: (618) 426-3713
Email: pjrassoc@frontier.com
Patricia Reiman
SITE PREPARATION/EXCAVATION
Independence Excavating, Inc.
5720 Schaaf Road
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (216) 524-1700
Fax: (216) 524-1701
Email: skirth@indexc.com
Website: www.indexc.com
Specialty Area: Sitework, Soil Stabilization
SOFTWARE & WEB PRODUCTS
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MasterGraphics
2979 Triverton Pike Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711
Toll Free: (800) 873-7238
Fax: (608) 210-2810
Email: mastergraphics@mastergraphics.com
Website: www.mastergraphics.com
Lisa Wollersheim
Profile:Serving as a trusted advisor to its clients, 
MasterGraphics helps to streamline the design process 
and utilization of CAD data through an integrated mix of 
software, hardware, professional services and digital imaging 
and distribution offerings. As an Autodesk Gold Partner 
for the building industry, we take the time to understand 
our customers’ businesses-and find practical ways to 
integrate BIM solutions at every stage of the project lifecycle. 
MasterGraphics is headquartered in Madison, WI with offices 
in Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN and Chicago, IL.
Specialty Area: Consulting; Project Management 
Software, BIM Software
MATERIALS
SINCE
1955
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Stetson Building Products, Inc.
2205 Bell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321
Tel: (515) 243-6286, (515) 309-0433
Fax: (515) 243-4004
Email: stetson@stetsons.com
Website: www.stetsonbuildingproducts.com
Specialty Area: Buildings
MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS
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Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors
1233 North Price Road
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Tel: (314) 997-6600
Fax: (314) 997-4536
Email: chiemenz@murphy-stl.com
Website: www.murphynet.com
PIPES
Prinsco Inc.
1717 16th Street Northeast
Willmar, MN 56201
Toll Free: (800) 992-1725
Fax: (320) 222-6820
Email: prinscoinfo@prinsco.com
Website: www.prinsco.com
James Duininck, VP Sales
Specialty Area: HDPE
PIPE SUPPLY
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Barnes Pipe & Steel Supply
737 Prarie DuPont Drive
Dupo, IL 62239
Toll Free: (800) 264-8840
Fax: (866) 416-0869
Email: scott@barnespipe.com
Website: www.barnespipe.com
J. Scott Barnes
Specialty Area: Pipe & Steel
The Pump People 
Only GORMAN-RUPPgives you
the RIGHTpump for the job
TIM CLINE
Manager, Construction/Agriculture Sales
PH: 419-755-1011 • FX: 419-755-1251
www.GRpumps.com • grsales@gormanrupp.com
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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
4 Rivers Equipment
125 John Deere Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Tel: (970) 482-7154
Fax: (970) 484-1156
Email: info@4riversequipment.com
Website: www.4riversequipment.com
Specialty Area: John Deer Construction Sales, Support, 
Service and Technology
HONNEN
EQUIPMENT
COLORADO - WYOMING - UTAH - IDAHO
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Honnen Equipment Co.
5055 East 72nd Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
Toll Free: (800) 646-6636 • Tel: (303) 287-7506
Fax: (303) 288-2215
Email: info@honnen.com
Website: www.honnen.com
Profile:Honnen Equipment is a heavy equipment distributor 
serving Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. Founded in 1963, 
we provide parts, sales, service and rentals for John Deere 
Construction Equipment, Hitachi Construction Equipment, 
Manitowoc Cranes, Grove Cranes, National Boom Trucks, JLG 
Telehandlers, Lull Forklifts, Wirtgen Milling Machines, Hamm 
Rollers & Compactors, Vogele Pavers and Kleemann Crushers 
as well as other allied products and used equipment. Honnen 
operates facilities in Colorado (Denver, Grand Junction and 
Durango), Wyoming (Casper, Gillette and Rock Springs), Utah 
(Salt Lake City, Ogden and St. George), and Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Specialty Area: Heavy; Rental/Sales/Repair/Leasing
BORING & TUNNELING
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BTrenchless
9885 Emporia Street
Henderson, CO 80640
Tel: (303) 286-0202
Fax: (303) 286-1262
Email: Chris.Knott@btrenchless.com
Website: www.btrenchless.com
Chris Knott, Business Development
Profile:BTrenchless, a division of BT Construction is the 
largest tunnel and boring contractor in the state of Colorado, 
excelling in difficult conditions. With over 33 years of 
experience, BTrenchless regularly performs all types of 
microtunneling, tunnel boring, GBM/Pilot tube, auger boring, 
pipe ramming, pipe jacking, pipe bursting, slip lining and 
vacuum excavation for utility location services.
CONCRETE PUMPING
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Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping Inc.
6475 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80229-7225
Tel: (303) 289-4444
Fax: (303) 289-1427
Website: www.brundagebone.com
Keith Joiner, Manager
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
MOUNTAIN STATES
Wagner Equipment Co. helps your business succeed every day – by ensuring you’ve got the right machine for the job, 
making parts readily available, giving you the work tools you need and providing expert service.
In a results-driven business, sacrifi cing performance in order to cut costs just doesn’t pay. Contact your local 
Wagner Equipment Co. today and take advantage of special fi nance rates on select Cat®
machines.
www.WagnerEquipment.com
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CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Idaho Sub-Contractors Bid Service, Inc.
845 East Fairview Avenue, Suite120
Meridian, ID 83642
Tel: (208) 375-7202
Fax: (208) 377-8030
Email: demmons@idahobidservice.com
Website: www.idahobidservice.com
Deborah J. Emmons
Profile:Idaho Sub Contractors Bid Service, Inc. is a bid 
depository system that serves the commercial subcontractor 
construction trades of Mechanical, Electrical and Fire 
Protection in Southern Idaho. On Commercial or governmental 
size projects where general contractors are competitively 
bidding; customized subcontractor bid forms are prepared 
for each project providing bonding and licensing information 
for quick comparative bid results. Depositories are open to 
all licensed subcontractors and generals. No membership 
is required. Use of Bid Service for all parties is voluntary. 
Complete Rules available upon request.
Specialty Area: Bid Services
ELECTRICAL
Cache Valley Electric Co.
875 North 1000 West
Logan, UT 84321
Tel: (435) 752-6405
Fax: (435) 752-9111
Email: allison.milne@cve.com
Website: www.cve.com
Allison Milne
Specialty Area: Electrical
ENGINEERS: GEOTECHNICAL/
ENVIRONMENTAL/MATERIALS TESTING
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CTL Thompson, Inc.
1971 West 12th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Tel: (303) 825-0777
Fax: (303) 825-4252
Email: dkreuser@ctlthompson.com
Website: www.ctlt.com
Profile:CTL/Thompson is a group of consulting engineers 
staffed with professionals selected for technical expertise 
in a wide variety of geotechnical engineering, environmental 
engineering, structural engineering, construction observation 
and materials testing specialties. We have offices throughout 
Colorado and Wyoming. Since our inception in 1971, CTL/
Thompson’s time-tested capabilities have grown to become a 
single source provider of trusted engineering solutions.
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
R & O Construction
933 Wall Avenue
Ogden, UT 84404
Tel: (801) 627-1403
Fax: (801) 399-1480
Email: barbara@randoco.com
Website: www.randoco.com
Dale Campbell, President; Barbara Taylor, Marketing Director
Profile:FACTS AND FIGURES
Established in 1980: Corporate Office in Ogden, Utah: 
Regional office in Salt Lake City, Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada: 
Ranked in the Top 400 Contractors by Engineering News 
Record: Operating in 18 States: One of the best safety ratings 
in the industry: Award winning projects
R&O specializes in design-assist, design-build and 
construction management projects for retail centers, office 
complexes, public buildings, churches, health care centers, 
recreation facilities, hospitality warehouses, production 
facilities and multi-family housing.
Specialty Area: PreConstruction Services; Construction 
Management; Design Build; Design-Assist
Durango, Co
112 Turner Drive 81303
970-259-2001
Fax 970-259-2331
Grand Junction, CO
2322 I-70 Frontagr Road, 81505
970-242-2834
Fax 970-245-7268
Hayden
1299 W. Jefferson Ave. 81639
970-276-3781
Fax 970-276-3784
Pueblo, CO
2225 N. I-25, 81008
719-544-4433
Fax 719-544-4438
Windsor, CO
7260 Crossroads Blvd., 80550
970-278-1750
Fax 970-622-1239
RENTAL
WAGNER EQUIPMENT RENTAL FLEET:
Aurora, CO
18021 E. 22nd Avenue, 80011
303-739-3002
Fax 303-739-3193
Toll-Free 1-877-654-1237
Specialty Area: Rental & Sales
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Wagner Equipment Co.
18000 Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011-3511
Toll Free: (877) 654-1237 • Tel: (303) 739-3000
Fax: (303) 739-3191
Email: jchavez@wagnerequipment.com
Website: www.wagnerequipment.com
Profile:Wagner Equipment Cp. sells, rents and supports 
quality Cat machines used in heavy construction, building 
construction, mining, waste handling, paving, municipal and 
governmental applications, forestry, and more. Other products 
include trailers and machine work tools.
Colorado
Aurora
18000 Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011
303-739-3000 Fax 303-739-3191
Toll Free 1-877-654-1237
Burlington
46777 Hwy 24, Burlington, CO 80807
719-346-7880 Fax 719-346-5142
Toll-Free 1-877-742-1332
Colorado Springs, CO
990 Meadowbrook Parkway, 80915
719-635-1669
Fax 719-635-1728
A name you can trust.
Rush Truck Centers are part of 
North America's largest heavy and 
medium-duty dealer organization. 
Over the years, we've earned a solid 
reputation for excellence, fairness, 
our positive attitude and solutions 
that exceed customer expectations. 
We offer one-stop sales and service, 
representing the industry's 
leading brands
When it comes to mobile 
service, no one offers you more.
State-of-the-art mobile service and repair.Our state-of-the-art mobile service 
vehicles are fully-equipped with an on board computer diagnostic system, air and 
lube delivery and welding capabilities - everything required to either get you back 
on the road or safely to one of our facilities. We can repair or service any type of 
truck 24 hours a day. Our crew of highly trained technicians is here to help you 
keep your truck "Up and Running". Let the team at Rush Truck Centers customize 
a mobile service program to fill the needs of your business.
Rush Truck Centers - Colorado
Denver 888-895-7383
Denver Medium Duty 800-525-2113
Greeley 888-905-7383
Pueblo 866-543-7830
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TESTING
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Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc.
41 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Tel: (303) 289-1989
Fax: (303) 289-1686
Website: www.groundeng.com
Andrew J. Suedkamp, P.E.
Profile:Offices throughout Colorado and Wyoming - 28 years 
of experience. GROUND Engineering Consultants is a full 
service geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, 
construction materials testing and special inspection firm 
with over 140 engineers, geologists and technicians. GROUND 
is experienced in geotechnical investigation, construction 
material testing, weld inspection and NDE services, building 
inspection, geologic hazard evaluation, landslide investigation, 
rock slope stability analysis, retaining wall design, pavement 
management programs, geotechnical instrumentation, 
pavement design/evaluation, environmental engineering and 
full service AASHTO accredited laboratories.
Specialty Area: Engineering
TRAFFIC
Traffic Safety Services, Inc.
280 North American Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Tel: (307) 433-1111
Fax: (307) 433-1118
Email: vslusher@tssnd.com
Website: www.tssnd.com
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES CONTRACTORS
BT Construction, Inc.
9885 Emporia Street
Henderson, CO 80640
Tel: (303) 469-0199
Fax: (303) 466-8309
Email: Catherine.Kornbrust@btconstruction.com
Website: www.btconstruction.com
Catherine Kornbrust, Business Development
Profile:With over 33 years of experience, BTC’s numerous 
specialty crews and large inventory of current state of the 
art equipment keeps them a leader in the ever-changing 
construction industry. BTC is a complete, one-source civil/
utility contractor, specializing in water, sanitary, storm water 
utility construction and relocation, mechanical facilities 
construction, gas lines, chilled water, steam piping, electrical 
and communication duct banks, as well as design-build 
and design-assist services and vacuum excavation for 
utility location services. Along with our traditional pipeline 
installation, we offer a wide array of trenchless options 
through our BTrenchless Division. See profile under “Boring 
& Tunneling”.
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Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, PC
1125 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 830-2500
Fax: (303) 832-2366
Email: eblieszner@wsmtlaw.com
Website: www.wsmtlaw.com
Edward J. Blieszner
Profile:Through their technical backgrounds and legal 
experience, our attorneys have unique insights into the 
challenges facing the construction industry. Whether 
negotiating a complex series of agreements related to 
integrated project delivery or resolving construction claims 
and disputes, our goal is to minimize risk and maximize return 
for our clients. From the court room to the negotiating table, 
from claim resolution to corporate and employment issues, we 
have the capability and enthusiasm to serve the needs of the 
construction professional.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
MECHANICAL
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CCI Mechanical, Inc.
758 South Redwood Road 
PO Box 25788
Salt Lake City, UT 84125
Tel: (801) 973-9000
Fax: (801) 975-7204
Website: www.ccimechanical.com
Profile:CCI Mechanical, Inc. is the largest and most 
comprehensive design-build mechanical firm in the 
Intermountain West. Built to serve clients at any phase, 
CCI provides engineering, BIM modelers, commissioning 
specialists, controls/automation specialists, project 
managers, sheet metal and plumbing/piping fabricators, 
installers/foremen and service technicians whenever needed. 
Committed to the efficient life of our clients’ buildings, we 
leverage all of our departments on each assignment to best 
provide the most efficient and cost effective solutions.
RK Mechanical, Inc.
3800 Xanthia Street
Denver, CO 80238
Tel: (303) 785-6858
Fax: (303) 336-5861
Email: marcp@rkmi.com
Website: www.rkmi.com
Marc Paolicelli, 
Vice President Corporate Business Development
Profile:Established in 1963, RK Mechanical is a Colorado-based, full-service contracting company. We provide 
plumbing, piping, sheetmetal, HVAC, building service, steel 
fabrication, energy services and water conditioning solutions 
for projects around the world. Our diversified approach allows 
us to provide a continuum of services designed to relentlessly 
pursue complete customer satisfaction while maintaining the 
highest industry standards as governed by our OSHA VPP 
Star Mobile Workforce registration, ISO9001 ASME and AISC 
certifications.
Specialty Area: Contractor
PAVING/PAVEMENT
Traffic Safety Services, Inc.
280 North American Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Tel: (307) 433-1111
Fax: (307) 433-1119
Email: vslusher@tssnd.com
Website: www.tssnd.com
GEOTECHNICAL
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Ground Engineering Consultants, Inc.
41 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Tel: (303) 289-1989
Fax: (303) 289-1686
Website: www.groundeng.com
Andrew J. Suedkamp, P.E.
Profile:Offices throughout Colorado and Wyoming - 30 years 
of experience. GROUND Engineering Consultants is a full 
service geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, 
construction materials testing and special inspection firm 
with over 165 engineers, geologists and technicians. GROUND 
is experienced in geotechnical investigation, construction 
material testing, weld inspection and NDE services, building 
inspection, geologic hazard evaluation, landslide investigation, 
rock slope stability analysis, retaining wall design, pavement 
management programs, geotechnical instrumentation, 
pavement design/evaluation, environmental engineering and 
full service AASHTO accredited laboratories.
Specialty Area: Quality Control
LAW FIRMS
Berg, Hill, Greenleaf & Ruscitti, LLP
1712 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302-5517
Tel: (303) 402-1600
Fax: (303) 402-1601
Email: cat@bhgrlaw.com
Website: www.bhgrlaw.com
Cathy Thorne
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law, Law Firms
LEGAL SERVICES
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Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins, PC
2201 Ford Street
Golden, CO 80401
Tel: (303) 384-9228
Fax: (303) 384-9231
Email: steve@goldenlawyers.com
Website: www.goldenlawyers.com
Steve Watkins
Profile:Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins is a full service law 
firm serving the construction industry. We counsel owners, 
general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers for public 
and private construction projects. Our services assisting 
the construction professional include contract drafting and 
negotiating; liens and claims on private and public works 
projects; and litigation and alternative dispute resolution 
proceedings. The lawyers at Bradley Devitt Haas & Watkins 
advocate for our clients in a competent and cost efficient 
manner.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law; Law Firms
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CCB Inc.
Five Star Industrial Park 
65 Bradley Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092-2013
Tel: (207) 464-2626
Fax: (207) 464-8374
Email: info@ccb-inc.com
Website: www.ccb-inc.com
Beth L. Sturtevant, President
Profile:CCB has provided quality construction services 
throughout New England for 69 years.
GC/CM. Self-performing capabilities include: carpentry-rough 
& finish; civil; cast-in-place concrete foundations/flatwork; 
doors, frames, hardware and specialties; equipment install; 
horizontal directional drilling; mechanical-code, process and 
power piping; millwright; painting; demolition; site services; 
steel erection; miscellaneous metals; supervisory services; 
and welding (code).
NBBI Code Certified - Certification R-2189
ASME Code Certified - Certification 29-133
Member National Safety Council
Member ISNetworld
CCB successfully serves commercial, industrial, 
governmental, healthcare, institutional and power (substation, 
hydro, & wind) markets.
CCB – Building New England’s Future Since 1945.
Specialty Area: Commercial, Industrial, Institutional
Erland Construction, Inc.
71 Third Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: (781) 272-9440
Fax: (781) 272-0601
Email: dprince@erland.com
Website: www.erland.com
Steven F. McDonald, President; 
Tom Blesso, Sr. VP; 
Brian McDonough, VP Finance; 
Charles S. Vaciliou, Sr. VP Director of Operations; 
Robert P. McDonald, Treasurer
Profile:Incorporated in 1977, Erland Construction, with 
offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut, is a General 
Contractor/Construction Management/Design/Build firm 
established to serve clients throughout New England and 
selectively on a national basis.Our projects are primarily in 
the private commercial, healthcare, multifamily residential, 
industrial, biotechnology, pharmaceutical cleanroom, lab 
and institutional areas. Erland provides a wide range of 
preconstruction and construction services which include 
feasability studies, planning, estimating, scheduling, analysis 
of constructability, design and cost, and value engineering 
as well as actual construction. Our Management staff 
is comprised of long term veteran employees who are 
experienced, dedicated and responsive to our clients’ needs. 
Erland enjoys an impresssive listing of projects performed for 
repeat and referred clients.
Specialty Area: Construction Management
James T. Kay Co.
766 North Colony Road
Meriden, CT 06450-2332
Tel: (203) 634-3113
Fax: (203) 235-8092
Email: rberkmoes@jamestkay.com
Website: www.jamestkay.com
Robert Berkmoes, Executive Vice President
Specialty Area: General Contractors
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
ATTORNEYS
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Pierce Atwood LLP
100 Summer Street, #2250
Boston, MA 02110
Tel: (617) 488-8101
Fax: (617) 824-2020
Christopher C. Whitney
Email: cwhitney@pierceatwood.com
Tel: (401) 490-3403
Fax: (401) 588-5166
John E. Bulman
jbulman@pierceatwood.com
Tel: (401) 490-4435
Fax: (401) 588-5166
Website: www.pierceatwood.com
Profile:Pierce Atwood has established a strong regional 
construction law presence throughout New England. It 
represents clients from every sector of the construction 
industry, from large national and international construction 
managers and institutional owners and developers, to trade 
contractors, architects and engineers, on all manner of public 
and private, and industrial as well as commercial projects.
BURIED PIPE & CABLE LOCATORS
Call
Before
YouDig
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Call Before You Dig
2040 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Tel: (203) 248-5502
Fax: (203) 248-6448
Email: bill.petersen@pelicancorp.com
Website: www.cbyd.com
Bill Petersen
Specialty Area: Buried Pipe & Cable Locators
ACCOUNTANTS
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Marcum, LLP
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
	 Toll	Free:	(800)	998-1040	•	Tel:	(203)	777-1099
Fax: (203) 776-1065
Email: joseph.natarelli@marcumllp.com
Website: www.marcumllp.com
Profile:Marcum LLP is a premier provider of construction 
audit, tax and consulting services. With clients ranging from 
billion dollar, international builders to small contractors, our 
client base gives us the breadth and depth of experience to 
serve all of our construction industry clients. Our construction 
group members are called upon to testify as experts in 
their field, are frequent contributors to professional trade 
publications and are sought after speakers on all topics 
concerning construction accounting.
ACCOUNTING
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BlumShapiro
29 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06127-2000
Tel: (860) 561-4000
Fax: (860) 521-9241
Email: asly@blumshapiro.com
Website: www.blumshapiro.com
ARCHITECTS
The H.L. Turner Group Inc.
27 Locke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: (603) 228-1122
Fax: (603) 228-1126
Email: info@hlturner.com
Website: www.hlturner.com
Harold Turner
Profile:The H.L. Turner Group Inc. is a full-service firm of 
nationally recognized architects, engineers, and building 
scientists who work closely with clients to produce healthy, 
efficient, and sustainable design solutions. Since 1990 our 
LEED® Accredited Professionals have administered over 
$500 million worth of high performance design on behalf of 
communities, school districts, and industry. Let the Turner 
Group be your resource for master planning, feasibility 
evaluations and studies, design, renovations and additions, 
and energy analysis.
Specialty Area: Architects, Design & Consulting Engineers
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LAW FIRMS
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LeClairRyan - Richmond - Riverfront
Riverfront Plaza, East Tower 
951 East Byrd Street, Eighth Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: (804) 783-2003
Fax: (804) 783-2294
Website: www.leclairryan.com
Profile:Profile: LeClairRyan’s nationally-focused Construction 
Law team possesses the practical experience and the legal 
know-how to successfully manage challenges that may arise 
during the various phases of construction projects…of every 
size. We represent many industry segments, including general 
contractors, owners, construction managers, design-builders, 
sureties, design professionals, and subcontractors, in all 
phases of public and private projects. In every matter, we 
strive to become our client’s trusted advisor and business 
partner – focusing on helping our clients achieve their 
business objectives, while minimizing risk, difficulties and 
expense.
TRENCH, SHORING & SCAFFOLDING
Marr Companies
One D Street
South Boston, MA 02127
Tel: (617) 269-7200
Fax: (617) 269-8604
Email: danmarr@marrcompanies.com
Website: www.marrscaffolding.com
Profile:The Marr Companies consist of four separate 
businesses providing a wide range of equipment products 
and services to the New England Construction industry. Marr 
Scaffolding is engaged in the rental, sales and installation of 
scaffolding, shoring, aerial lifts, mast climbing work platforms 
and permanent and transportable bleacher seating as well 
as operating a Contractor’s Safety and Supply Warehouse. 
Daniel Marr & Son is involved in steel and precast erection. 
Marr Crane & Rigging provides cranes, construction elevators 
and signal persons plus full rigging, trucking and warehousing 
services. Isaac Blair specializes in complex shoring projects
Local Office:
One Ernest Street
Providence
401-467-3110
Specialty Area: Aerial Lifts; Scaffolding
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Eastern Insurance Group
233 West Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Tel: (508) 620-3412
Fax: (508) 651-4712
Website: www.easterninsurance.com
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The Protector Group Insurance Agency, 
a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company
100 Front Street, Suite 800
Worcester, MA 01608
Toll Free: (888) 850-9400
Fax: (508) 757-1869
Email: info@protectorgroup.com
Website: www.protectorgroup.com
Joseph B. Battaini, Senior Vice President
Profile:We make buying insurance easy with a systematic 
approach to determine the best available coverage to meet 
your needs. We offer commercial lines, employee benefits, 
financial services, and personal insurance, as well as the 
technical support you may require. Call us today and enjoy the 
outstanding results that have been our hallmark. World Class. 
Local Touch.
Specialty Area: Property & Casualty
GEOTECHNICAL & 
FOUNDATION CONTRACTOR
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TREVIICOS
38 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor 
Boston National Historic Park
Charlestown, MA 02129
Tel: (617) 241-4800
Fax: (617) 241-4801
Email: svalagussa@treviicos.com
Website: www.treviicos.com
Stefano Valagussa
Profile:TREVIICOS, the North American subsidiary of the 
TREVI Group, is a geotechnical and foundation contractor 
specializing in Dam Rehabilitation, Slurry Walls, Cutoff Walls, 
Secant Piles, Caissons, Jet Grouting, Jet Grouting, Soil 
Improvement and Auger Cast Piles. Our vast experience in 
underground construction allows us to find imaginative and 
cost effective solutions to the most challenging projects. 
We serve our clients nationwide from the North American 
headquarters in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Specialty Area: Dam Rehabilitation, Slurry Walls, 
Soil Mixing, Cut off walls
INSURANCE
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The Driscoll Agency
93 Longwater Circle
Norwell, MA 02061-9120
Tel: (781) 681-6656
Fax: (781) 681-6686
Email: jay@driscollagency.com
Website: www.driscollagency.com
Profile:Since 1960, The Driscoll Agency has provided 
individuals and businesses in the Boston area with innovative 
insurance and risk management products and guidance. 
We are a highly regarded insurance and surety bonding 
agency with over 30 professionals to assist you with all your 
insurance needs.
Specialty Area: Bonding; Commercial; Surety
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CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Construction Materials, Inc.
345 49th Avenue Drive SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Tel: (319) 366-6446
Fax: (319) 366-1712
Email: DGalligan@constructionmaterialsinc.com
Website: www.constructionmaterialsinc.com
Profile:Serving the construction industry in the Upper 
Midwest since 1961, providing detailed material estimating 
and quotations for federal, state, county, city, airport and 
private jobs. Department of Transportation (DOT) approved 
products and services are readily available for jobsite delivery.
Additional locations:
5210 NE 17th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
6725 Oxford Street
Minneapolis, MN 55426
CRANES
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Wanzek Construction, Inc.
2082 2nd Avenue NW
West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel: (701) 282-6171
Fax: (701) 282-6166
Email: constructors@wanzek.com
Website: www.wanzek.com
Specialty Area: Crane Service
DEWATERING
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Northern Dewatering Inc.
14405 Northdale Boulevard
Rogers, MN 55374-9610
Tel: (763) 428-2616
Fax: (763) 428-2671
Email: vonb@northerndewatering.com
Website: www.northerndewatering.com
Von Bergstrom
Profile:Northern Dewatering, Inc. is a full line dewatering 
and pumping company. Primarily a turnkey contract 
dewatering and sewer bypass company, we also have one 
of the largest inventories of rental pumping equipment in the 
upper Midwest. Pump sales include a large stock of factory 
distributed, new and used, construction, sewage, and mining 
pumps, generators, pump floats, and pumping accessories. 
All sales and services are backed up by 24-hour on-call 
service.
ELECTRICAL
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Faith Technologies, Inc.
225 Main Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Toll Free: (800) 274-2345 • Tel: (920) 751-9952
Email: tom.clark@faithtechnologies.com
Website: www.faithtechnologies.com
Tom Clark
Specialty Area: Contractor
BORING & TUNNELING
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Horizontal Boring & Tunneling
505 South River Avenue 
PO Box 429
Exeter, NE 68351
Tel: (402) 266-5347
Fax: (402) 266-5377
Email: horizontalboring@hbttrenchless.com
Website: www.hbttrenchless.com
Brent Moore, President
Profile:Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co. is a progressive 
company with over 30 years of experience that specializes 
in various methods of trenchless construction. We currently 
run 13 fully equipped crews and annually serve approximately 
sixteen states throughout the midwest. Our main operations 
include directional drilling; rock drilling; auger boring, pipe 
jacking; pipe bursting; pipe ramming; concrete box jacking; 
tunneling; and microtunneling. Horizontal Boring & Tunneling 
Co. places significant importance on meeting the customer’s 
needs and schedule.
COMMERCIAL & 
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION
Commercial Interiors, Incorporated
1355 North Aberdeen Street
Terre Haute, IN 47804
Tel: (812) 460-4330
Fax: (812) 460-4331
Email: cii@cominteriorsinc.com
Website: www.cominteriorsinc.com
Specialty Area: Commercial & Industrial Construction
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
General Equipment & Supplies Inc.
4300 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103
Toll Free: (800) 437-2924 • Tel: (701) 282-2662
Fax: (701) 364-2190
Website: www.genequip.com
Don Shilling
Specialty Area: Heavy Construction & Aggregate 
Equipment - Rental & Sales
General Steel & Supply Co. (part of Fisher Industries)
PO Box 1034
Dickinson, ND 58602
Toll Free: (800) 932-8740 • Tel: (701) 456-9184
Fax: (701) 456-9193
Email: sales@fisherind.com
Website: www.fisherind.com
Curt Kittelson
Specialty Area: Manufacturer
(a division of Fisher Industries)
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General Steel & Supply Co. (part of Fisher Industries)
PO Box 1034
Dickinson, ND 58602-1034
Toll Free: (800) 932-8740 • Tel: (701) 456-9184
Fax: (701) 456-9193
Email: sales@fisherind.com
Website: www.fisherind.com
Profile:General Steel & Supply Co. is the manufacturing 
division of Fisher Industries. We design and fabricate 
aggregate processing equipment including: air separators, 
chain feeders, conveyors, crushers, generator vans, pug mills, 
screen plants, truck scales, and wash plants. We work with 
you to customize products to suit the job at hand.
ACCOUNTING
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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
225 South 6th Street, Suite 2300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel: (612) 876-4500
Fax: (612) 238-8900
Email: ross.munson@bakertilly.com
Website: www.bakertilly.com
Ross Munson
Profile:Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and 
advisory firm whose specialized construction and real estate 
professionals connect with you and your business through 
refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Baker Tilly offers 
contractors, developers, owners, and investors innovative 
ideas, strategies, and solutions that enable clients to move 
forward with confidence and meet their business objectives. 
Experienced professionals who know you and your world, 
Baker Tilly brings skill, integrity, and energy to every client 
relationship.
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
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Seaton, Peters & Revnew, PA
7300 Metro Boulevard, Suite 500
Edina, MN 55439
Tel: (952) 896-1700
Fax: (952) 896-1704
Email: mkappenman@seatonlaw.com
Website: www.seatonlaw.com
Martin Kappenman, Senior Associate Attorney
Profile:Seaton, Peters & Revnew (“The Lawyers for 
Employers”) is a law firm which exclusively represents 
employers, including hundreds of construction industry 
employers in labor and employment matters. The firm’s 
practice includes counseling and preventive law advice 
on employment policies and practices and defense and 
representation of construction employers in litigation and 
administrative proceedings involving labor and employment 
related claims, union organizing campaigns, collective 
bargaining strike management in the Upper Midwest and 
throughout the country. Contact Martin Kappenman, who is 
licensed in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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PLANNING & CONSTRUCTION OF 
THEATER SPACES
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Secoa
8650 109th Avenue North
Champlin, MN 55316
Tel: (763) 506-8800
Fax: (763) 506-8844
Website: www.secoa.com
Jeff Jones, VP
Profile:SECOA is the nation’s foremost integrator of theatre 
equipment and systems. SECOA offers unmatched expertise 
in the planning and construction of theatre spaces, from 
budgeting, scheduling and engineering right through to 
manufacturing and installation. As integrators, we understand 
the entire performing arts space and how the myriad of 
specialized components and systems, including those of 
other trades, are interconnected. Our equipment lines include 
rigging, orchestra shells, pit fillers, lifts drapery, lighting and 
dimming.
SIDE-DUMP TRAILERS
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Smithco Mfg. Inc.
PO Box 932
Le Mars, IA 51031
Toll Free: (800) 779-8099 • Tel: (712) 546-4409
Fax: (712) 546-6008
Email: rlawrence@sidedump.com
Website: www.sidedump.com
Rick Lawrence, National Sales Manager
TEMPORARY HEATING & 
AIR CONDITIONING
Tioga Inc.
9201 International Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Tel: (763) 525-4000
Fax: (763) 525-9796
Email: ggundrum@tiogaairheaters.com
Website: www.tioga-inc.com
Bruce Wallace, President
Specialty Area: Temporary Heating Systems
TRAFFIC
Traffic Safety Services, Inc.
280 North American Road
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Tel: (307) 433-1111
Fax: (307) 433-1119
Email: vslusher@tssnd.com
Website: www.tssnd.com
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
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Wanzek Construction, Inc.
2082 2nd Avenue NW
West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel: (701) 282-6171
Fax: (701) 282-6166
Email: constructors@wanzek.com
Website: www.wanzek.com
Specialty Area: Heacy Civil, Industrial
INSURANCE
Ryder-Rosacker-McCue & Huston
PO Box 1228
Grand Island, NE 68802-1228
Tel: (308) 382-2330
Fax: (308) 382-7109
Email: info@ryderinsurance.com
Website: www.ryderinsurance.com
Specialty Area: Bonding; Property & Casualty
Schifman, Remley & Associates Inc.
5201 Johnson Drive, Suite 500
Mission, KS 66205
Tel: (913) 831-1777
Fax: (913) 831-4730
Email: kevin_k@srains.com
Website: www.srains.com
Kevin Kalish
Specialty Area: Employee Benefits; Property & Casualty; 
Surety
PAVING/PAVEMENT
Traffic Safety Services, Inc.
1900 Northern Plains Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
Tel: (701) 258-4770
Fax: (701) 258-8002
Email: cfaulhaber@tssnd.com
Website: www.tssnd.com
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Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
909 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64106
Tel: (816) 842-7023
Fax: (816) 842-8955
Website: www.markone.com
Profile:Mark One Electric is a full service contractor 
performing complete, quality installations in all facets of 
the electrical industry: commercial, industrial, voice/data, 
design build, utility and prime contracting. Trained installers 
of robotics, LAN, fiber optic, and fire/alarm/security systems. 
24 hour emergency service department. Proud members of 
NECA, IBEW, and the AGC.
Medina Electric, Inc.
22510 State Highway 55
Hamel, MN 55340
Tel: (763) 478-6828
Fax: (763) 478-6055
Website: www.medinaelectric.net
Wally Cisewski, President
Specialty Area: Residential, Commercial, Industrial 
Service and Repair
ENGINEERS
WSB & Associates Inc.
701 Xenia Avenue South, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Toll Free: (888) 541-4800 • Tel: (763) 541-4800
Fax: (763) 541-1700
Email: rbray@wsbeng.com
Website: www.wsbeng.com
Profile:WSB & Associates, Inc. is a professional consulting 
and design firm providing diverse construction, engineering, 
and planning services. A 2013 merger with McGhie & Betts 
strengthened WSB’s services and expanded our geographic 
reach with offices in Rochester and Northfield, Minnesota.
WSB has more than 230 staff members who are passionate 
about meeting challenges in new, innovative, and collaborative 
ways. Our corporate culture of creativity, long-lasting 
relationships, and high technical standards allows us to deliver 
cost-effective, successful projects.
Specialty Area: Full-Service Civil Engineering, Planning, 
Environmental
EQUIPMENT
Hayden-Murphy Equip. Co., Inc.
9301 East Bloomington Freeway
Minneapolis, MN 55420
Toll Free: (800) 352-2757
Fax: (952) 884-2293
Email: sales_dept@hayden-murphy.com
Website: www.hayden-murphy.com
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PetersonAssociates LLC
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Peterson Associates, LLC
1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
Toll Free: (800) 518-6184 • Tel: (516) 747-3035
Fax: (877) 425-6986
Website: www.petersonassociatesllc.com
Profile:Peterson Associates has provided financial solutions 
and strategic tax planning to the construction industry for 
over two decades. Designing financial strategies for corporate 
clients allows Peterson Associates to create financial solutions 
specific to the needs of the construction sector. Our firm 
provides cutting edge accounting, auditing, tax and business 
consulting services that target your firm’s requirements 
and goals. Peterson Associates provides financial services 
for Construction, Building Materials, Transportation, 
Environmental, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Non-Profit.
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Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP
Profile:Frank A. Petitto, CPA, Partner
757 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-303-1800 Fax: 212-755-5600
Michael Hochman, CPA, CCIFP, Partner
10 Esquire Road, New City, NY 10956
Tel: 845-634-5300 Fax: 845-634-5409
CONSTRUCTING YOUR WEALTH - An active member in the 
construction industry for the past 50 years providing builders 
and contractors with a wealth of exceptional and innovative 
tax, accounting, auditing, risk management and advisory 
services helping clients stay ahead of the curve to meet and 
achieve their goals. Our experienced professionals understand 
how the construction industry operates and what makes it 
unique. This blend of seasoned knowledge and experience 
allows RSSM to provide advice that helps our clients stay 
competitive in an increasingly complex marketplace.
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants, Audit, Tax & 
Consulting Services
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
ACCOUNTING
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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
One Penn Plaza, Suite 3000
New York, NY 10119
Tel: (212) 697-6900
Fax: (212) 490-1412
Email: jerry.glassman@bakertilly.com
Website: www.bakertilly.com
Jerry Glassman
Profile:Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and 
advisory firm whose specialized construction and real estate 
professionals connect with you and your business through 
refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Baker Tilly offers 
contractors, developers, owners, and investors innovative 
ideas, strategies, and solutions that enable clients to move 
forward with confidence and meet their business objectives. 
Experienced professionals who know you and your world, 
Baker Tilly brings skill, integrity, and energy to every client 
relationship.
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants
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Grassi & Co.
488 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 661-6166
Fax: (212) 755-6748
Email: cpas@grassicpas
Website: www.grassicpas.com
Louis C. Grassi, CEO & Managing Partner
Profile:Serving the New York region for more than 30 years, 
Grassi & Co. is a leading professional service organization 
specializing in accounting, auditing, tax, technology, and 
consulting services. Grassi & Co. has been ranked among the 
Top 100 largest firms in the country according to Accounting 
Today and INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) and has also been 
recognized as the 21st largest firm in the NY Metro area 
according to Crain’s NY Business and the 8th largest firm 
on Long Island according to Long Island Business News. 
Named one of the country’s “Best of the Best” Firms by IPA 
for seven consecutive years, Grassi &Co. has developed 
a service approach that focuses on its clients’ business 
objectives and bringing them to the next level. Grassi & 
Co. is committed to providing professional services to the 
Construction, Architecture, Engineering, Real Estate, Not-for-Profit, Manufacturing & Distribution, Healthcare and Financial 
Services industries.
Specialty Area: Audit & Tax Services; Certified Public 
Accountant; Litigation Support, Valuations, Business and 
Technology Consulting Services
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Leaf, Saltzman, Manganelli, Pfeil & Tendler
310 Passaic Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Tel: (973) 808-9500
Fax: (973) 808-9630
Email: loum@njcpafirm.com
Website: www.njcpafirm.com
Lou Miele
Profile:At Leaf, Saltzman, Manganelli, Tendler & Miele, 
LLP we understand the challenges facing the construction 
industry. In addition to traditional accounting, audit and tax 
services, we will help you with the design and implementation 
of your construction accounting system and assist you in 
finding the right surety and financing opportunities. At LSMT 
& M our philosophy is “Proactive Planning Eliminates Reactive 
Solutions”. Contact Lou Miele at 973-808-3132 or Loum@
njcpafirm.com for your construction accounting needs.
ACCOUNTANTS
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CohnReznick LLP
1212 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (732) 380-8685
Fax: (646) 365-2495
Email: jack.callahan@CohnReznick.com
Website: www.CohnReznick.com
Jack A. Callahan, CPA, 
Partner, Construction Industry Practice Leader
Profile:CohnReznick LLP is the 10th largest accounting, 
tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the 
resources and technical expertise of a national firm with 
the deep industry expertise of a construction accounting 
specialist. The personal service and game-changing advice 
provided by our dedicated Construction Industry Practice has 
helped us establish a track record for serving AGC members 
that is second to none. We help strengthen banking and 
surety programs, minimize contractors’ tax burden, and fortify 
working capital. That’s forward thinking. That’s CohnReznick.
Dannible & McKee, LLP
221 South Warren Street, #500
Syracuse, NY 13202-2687
Tel: (315) 472-9127
Fax: (315) 472-0026
Email: kgardiner@dmcpas.com
Website: www.dmcpas.com
Profile:Public Accountants & Consultants. Our 80 plus 
professionals have been providing services to the heavy 
highway construction industry for over 35 years. We offer 
assistance with bank financing and bonding; audits, reviews 
and financial planning; job cost management; employee 
benefit planning; development of internal controls; fraud 
detection and prevention; valuation and ownership transition 
planning; and corporate and personal tax planning and 
compliance. We provide innovative solutions to difficult 
problems. Visit our home page at www.dmcpas.com. Certified 
Construction Industry Financial Professionals (CCIFP) and 
Central New York representatives of CICPAC (Construction 
Industry CPA’s/Consultants Association).
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants; Consulting 
Services
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SaxBST LLP
26 Computer Drive West
Albany, NY 12205
Tel: (518) 459- 6700
Fax: (518) 459- 8492
Email: mmurray@saxbst.com
Website: www.saxbst.com
Profile:Our construction specialists know the complex 
issues and regulations confronting the industry and how they 
impact business…and profitability. At SaxBST, the client 
relationship is at the core of our service offerings. From 
traditional accounting, audit, and tax consulting services, to 
specialized tax, consulting and advisory services, we provide 
proven solutions that help clients meet their daily challenges, 
and plan for the future. Our offices are located in Albany, NY, 
Clifton, NJ and New York City.
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Creativity. Technology. Solutions.
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Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc.
475 Market Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Tel: (201) 797-7979
Fax: (201) 791-9631
Email: mricketts@us-concrete.com
Website: www.us-concrete.com
Marva Ricketts
Profile:Creativity. Technology. Solutions.
Ready-Mix I Aggregates I Lab Services
Serving NJ & NYC 5 Boroughs
Specialty Area: Concrete Products
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LeClairRyan - Newark
One Riverfront Plaza 
1037 Raymond Boulevard, Sixteenth Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (973) 491-3600
Fax: (973) 491-3555
Website: www.leclairryan.com
Profile:LeClairRyan’s nationally-focused Construction Law 
team possesses the practical experience and the legal know-how to successfully manage challenges that may arise during 
the various phases of construction projects…of every size. 
We represent many industrysegments, including general 
contractors, owners, construction managers, design-builders, 
sureties, design professionals, and subcontractors, in all 
phases of public and private projects. In every matter, we 
strive to become our client’s trusted advisor and business 
partner – focusing on helping our clients achieve their 
business objectives, while minimizing risk, difficulties and 
expense.
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Lindabury, McCormick Estabrook & Cooper, PC
53 Cardinal Drive
Westfield, NJ 07091
Tel: (908) 233-6800
Fax: (908) 233-5078
Website: www.lindabury.com
Greg K. Vitali, Esq.
Kenneth J. Soriero, Esq.
Profile:The Construction Group at Lindabury, McCormick, 
Estabrook & Cooper provides a full scope of legal services 
to businesses and other organizations in the construction 
industry—everything from the inception of the projects, 
including negotiation with the design team, to final wrap up 
of the project. We have represented clients in some of the 
largest construction disputes in New Jersey and have some of 
the leading reported case law on issues arising out of public 
contract law.
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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP
One State Street, 14th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103-3102
Tel: (860) 522-5175
Fax: (860) 522-2796
Email: lpepe@mdmc-law.com
Website: www.mdmc-law.com
Louis R. Pepe, Esq.; Nicole Alexander
Profile:McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP is a 
national law firm with over 300 attorneys in ten offices in 
seven states. MDM&C is a diverse firm that offers a full range 
of legal services including municipal and local government, 
litigation, labor and employment, insurance, fidelity and 
surety, construction, healthcare, corporate transactions, white 
collar crime and corporate compliance, franchise, tax, private 
client services, real estate, environmental, banking, and hotels 
and resorts law. MDM&C is a leader among construction law 
practices in New England and is the only general business 
law firm with an in-house engineering group. Our attorneys 
have worked with owners, construction managers, general 
contractors, subcontractors, insurance companies, material 
suppliers, engineers, architects and sureties, and they have 
assisted in drafting and negotiating contracts, facilitating and 
negotiating the resolution of construction claims and, when 
necessary, litigating, arbitrating and mediating construction 
claims.
ATTORNEYS
Hancock Estabrook LLP
1500 AXA Tower I, 100 Madison Street 
PO Box 4976
Syracuse, NY 13202
Tel: (315) 565-4500
Fax: (315) 565-4600
Email: jhughes@hancocklaw.com
Website: www.hancocklaw.com
James E. Hughes
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
ConnellFoley
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
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Connell Foley LLP
85 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel: (973) 535-0500
Fax: (973) 535-9217
Website: www.connellfoley.com
Profile:Connell Foley LLP serves as general counsel to AGC 
of New Jersey and is widely recognized for its achievements 
in construction litigation, public contract law, bid disputes, 
and a broad range of other specialty areas in the construction 
field. The firm offers comprehensive counseling to public 
and private owners, contractors, sub-contractors, and 
design professionals. Partners: Mark L. Fleder - mfleder@
connellfoley.com; John D. Cromie - jcromie@connellfoley.
com; Peter J. Smith - psmith@connellfoley.com.
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Ernstrom & Dreste LLP
180 Canal View Boulevard, Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14623
Tel: (585) 473-3100
Fax: (585) 473-3113
Email: kpeartree@ed-llp.com
Website: www.ernstromdreste.com
Kevin Peartree
Profile:Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP is nationally recognized 
as a leader in issues affecting the construction and surety 
industries. Our scope of representation includes cost effective 
business risk management, litigation, and alternative dispute 
resolution. “We at Ernstrom & Dreste, LLP are committed to 
our mission to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law, Surety 
Litigation
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Lovett Silverman Const. Consultants, Inc.
888 Veterans Highway, Suite 500
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Tel: (631) 979-7600
Fax: (631) 979-7602
Email: mgolden@lovett-silverman.cm
Website: www.lovett-silverman.com
John J. Lovett, Owner
Profile:Since its inception, Lovett Silverman Construction 
Consultants, Inc. has consistently provided clients the 
professionalism they demand and the quality they deserve. 
Lovett Silveman is staffed with 60 construction experts 
selectively assigned to meet the distinct needs of any project. 
Delivering services as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. 
Lovett Silverman has established itself as leader in the areas 
of CPM Scheduling, claims resolution, project management 
and construction litigation support.
Specialty Area: Consulting
CRANES & CRANE RENTALS
Shawmut Equipment Company
20 Tolland Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06042
Toll Free: (800) 829-4161
Fax: (860) 649-9825
Email: Kevin@shawmutequipment.com
Website: www.shawmutequipment.com
DEMOLITION
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L. M. Sessler Excavating & Wrecking, Inc.
1257 State Road 96 North
Waterloo, NY 13165
Tel: (315) 539-3353
Fax: (315) 539-3967
Email: demo@sesslerwrecking.com
Website: www.sesslerwrecking.com
Profile:Sessler Wrecking, founded in 1958, is a Woman 
Owned and Third Generation Family demolition firm serving 
the Northeast region. We specialize in bridge demolition and 
demolition of industrial and commercial buildings, as well as 
stacks and massive concrete. Bridge demolition is performed 
using state of the art equipment and U.S. Patented Technology 
coupled with innovative methods and experience. If Sessler 
Wrecking isn’t doing your bridges, you are losing valuable 
time and money! Sessler Wrecking is fully insured and bonded 
to handle all of your projects. Give us a call today and we’ll 
perform your project either as a General or Subcontractor in a 
safe, efficient, timesaving manner. Sessler Wrecking “Making 
Good Things Happen” member of AGC, NDA, Syracuse Builders 
Exchange, NYS Business Council, and the Seneca County 
Chamber of Commerce. Full color company brochure and 
references are available upon request.
Buffalo, New York USA
716-681-7100
1-800-834-9606
Email: mmastrangelo@monroetractor.com
Elmira, New York USA
607-739-8741
Email: cmiller@monroetractor.com
Syracuse, New York USA
315-452-0000
1-800-287-5286
Email: jdancy@monroetractor.com
WE SELL THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT LINES:
Case, Doosan, Wirtgen Group-Wirtgen Mills, Hamm Rollers, 
Vogele Pavers, Kleemann Crushers and Screeners, Leeboy 
Pavers, Rollers & Graders, Midland Road Wideners,Mini-Excavators, NPK Problem Solving Attachments, Vibrotech, 
Talbert Trailers and Towmaster Trailers.
We offer a huge rental fleet with late model, low hour 
equipment. Over one-million dollars in stock parts inventory. 
Full service for all makes, models heavy Construction 
equipment.
SERVING CONTRACTORS & MUNICIPALITIES SINCE 1951
Specialty Area: Rental, Sales & Leasing
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
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STV, Inc.
225 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 777-4400
Fax: (212) 5295237
Email: info@stvinc.com
Website: www.stvinc.com
Steven Pressler, Executive Vice President
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
Email: pmr@putzam.com
Website: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
Profile:Putzmeister America manufactures truck-mounted 
concrete boom pumps, separateplacing booms, telescopic 
belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling 
machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s best 
known brands such as Thom-Katt® and Telebelt® are part 
of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s workforce 
is dedicated to hands-on customer support and advancing the 
industry in design and technical innovation.
SOLUTIONS DELIVERED
Specialty Area: Concete Pumps & Placing Equipment
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
we keep you working
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Monroe Tractor
1001 Lehigh Station Road
Henrietta, NY 14467
Toll Free: (866) 683-5338
Fax: (585) 334-0001
Email: jdancy@monroetractor.com
Website: www.monroetractor.com
Profile:Rochester, New York USA
585-334-3867
1-866-MTFLEET (1-866-683-5338)
Email: jdancy@monroetractor.com
Albany, New York USA
518-785-8013
1-800-926-4227
Email: jclark@monroetractor.com
Binghamton, New York USA
607-754-6570
Email: jpalmer@monroetractor.com
MASSACHUSSETS OFFICE
83 FREEPORT
BOSTON, MA 02122
(617) 822-0019 FAX (617) 822-2818
RHODE ISLAND OFFICE
275 GEORGE WASHINGTON HWY 
SMITHFIELD, RI 02917
(401) 334-0006 FAX (401) 334-0007
CONNECTICUT OFFICE
37 NETTELTON AVE
NORTH HAVEN, CT 06473
(203) 785-8000 www.baycrane.com
NEW YORK OFFICE
11-02 43
RD
AVENUE
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11101
(718) 392-0800 FAX (718) 392-2353
LONG ISLAND OFFICE
389 NEW SOUTH ROAD
HICKSVILLE, NY 11801
(516) 937-1523 FAX (516) 937-3672
NEW JERSEY OFFICE
316 PATERSON PLANK ROAD
CARLSTADT, NJ 07073
PH. (201) 935-6300
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DiMarco Constructors, LLC
1950 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Tel: (585) 272-7760
Fax: (585) 272-0720
Website: www.dimarcoconstructors.com / 
www.dimarcogroup.com
Profile:Established in the early 1900’s as a general 
contractor, DiMarco Constructors is a full-service construction 
management company based in Rochester, NY. DiMarco 
Constructors offers both local and national clients services 
in pre-construction, design/build, general contracting and 
construction management. For more information about 
DiMarco Constructors, visit dimarcoconstructors.com
The Fusco Corporation
555 Long Wharf Drive, Suite 14
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 777-7451
Fax: (203) 787-9523
Email: corpinfo@fusco.com
Website: www.fusco.com
Lynn Fusco, President; Dennis Reilly, CFO; Brian Calvert, VP
Specialty Area: Construction Management
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LECESSE Construction Services
75 Thruway Park Drive
West Henrietta, NY 14586
Toll Free: (855) 334-4490
Website: www.lecessecontruction.com
Andrew R. Hislop, President & CEO; 
Tayloe Call, COO; 
William O’Hanlon, Executive Vice President; 
Ken Ogden, Vice President Business Development; 
Don Prachel, Regional Director of Construction Services; 
Jeff VanVolkenburg, Regional Director of Construction Services
Profile:LECESSE Construction is a professional construction 
management company offering specialized consulting 
services to clients up and down the Eastern United States. 
For more than 60 years, we have constructed or renovated 
multiple public and private buildings focusing on senior 
living, multi-family housing, healthcare and higher education 
facilities. With a solid reputation for integrity and collaboration, 
we provide value at every step of the construction process 
including expert conceptual estimating, value engineering 
and innovation, LEED and design-build services. Reach us at 
www.lecesseconstruction.com.
Specialty Area: Commercial Construction Management
Financial Solutions-Strategic Tax Planning
PetersonAssociates LLC
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Peterson Associates, LLC
1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
Toll Free: (800) 518-6184 • Tel: (516) 747-3035
Fax: (877) 425-6986
Website: www.petersonassociatesllc.com
Profile:Peterson Associates has provided financial solutions 
and strategic tax planning to the construction industry for 
over two decades. Designing financial strategies for corporate 
clients allows Peterson Associates to create financial solutions 
specific to the needs of the construction sector. Our firm 
provides cutting edge accounting, auditing, tax and business 
consulting services that target your firm’s requirements 
and goals. Peterson Associates provides financial services 
for Construction, Building Materials, Transportation, 
Environmental, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Non-Profit.
FUEL SUPPLIERS
Taylor Oil Co., Inc.
77 Second Street 
PO Box 974
Somerville, NJ 08876
Toll Free: (800) 352-4969 • Tel: (908) 725-7737
Fax: (908) 725-7746
Email: rworkman@tayloroilco.com
Website: www.tayloroilco.com
Rick Workman
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
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BBL Construction Services, LLC
302 Washington Avenue Extension 
PO Box 12789
Albany, NY 12212
Tel: (518) 452-8200
Fax: (518) 640-6255
Email: info@bblconstructionservices.com
Website: www.bblconstructionservices.com
Kevin Gleason, President; 
Stephen Obermayer, Chief Financial Officer; 
Paul Trigger, Executive Vice President, 
Jonathan deForest, Executive Vice President
Profile:For over 40 years BBL has provided the highest 
quality construction, consistently on time and on budget. 
Headquartered in Albany, NY, we are a nationally ranked and 
recognized firm with expertise in medical facilities, offices, 
manufacturing, technology, biotechnology, data storage / 
processing, student housing, multi-family, warehousing, 
hospitality, retail and “green construction”. Our unwavering 
commitment to customer satisfaction sets us apart from our 
competition.
Specialty Area: Design Build, General Construction and 
Construction Management
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
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EMCOR Group, Inc.
301 Merritt Seven, 6th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel: (203) 849-7800
Fax: (203) 849-7900
Email: emcor_info@emcorgroup.com
Website: www.emcorgroup.com
Profile:A Fortune 400 company, EMCOR is a leader in 
mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure 
and industrial and facilities services. A leading provider of 
critical infrastructure systems, EMCOR gives life to new 
structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, 
installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the 
sophisticated systems that create facility environments—such 
as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, 
security, fire protection, and power generation systems—in 
virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of 
businesses and government organizations. EMCOR combines 
broad reach with local execution and the strength of an industry 
leader with the knowledge and care of 170+ locations. Our 
27,000 skilled employees have made the company amongst 
the “World’s Most Admired” and “Best Managed.” Our 
strong financial position enables us to attract the best talent, 
undertake the most ambitious projects and redefine the future 
of the construction and facilities services industry.
FINANCIAL
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Castellano, Korenberg and Co.
313 West Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
Tel: (516) 937-9500
Fax: (516) 932-0485
Website: www.castellanokorenberg.com
Daniel Castellano, CPA - Managing Partner
516-747-3035
www.petersonassociatesllc.com
1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325
Garden City, New York 11530
NY Accounting,
Tax and Financial Consulting
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LEGAL SERVICES
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Couch White, LLP
540 Broadway 
PO Box 22222
Albany, NY 12201
Tel: (518) 426-4600
Fax: (518) 426-0376
Email: jhoward@couchwhite.com
Website: www.couchwhite.com
Joel Howard III, Partner
Profile:Couch White, LLP is an Albany, New York Law 
firm with an emphasis on construction law matters. We 
provide legal services to general and specialty contractors, 
subcontractors, suppliers sureties, developers and design 
professionals on a broad range of subjects including 
contracts, lien law matters, labor law counseling, litigation 
and ADR. Offices in Albany, New York and Saratoga Springs, 
New York, and Hartford, Connecticut.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law, Litigation 
and Land Use
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Coughlin & Gerhart
PO Box 2039
Binghamton, NY 13902
Tel: (607) 723-9511
Fax: (607) 723-1530
Email: kcarney@cglawoffices.com
Website: www.cglawoffices.com
Profile:The lawyers in the Labor and Employment Law 
Litigation Practice Group of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP have 
extensive experience in handling all aspects of the practice 
of employment and labor law on behalf of management, in 
both the private and public sector. The relationship between 
employee and employer is ever changing and increasingly 
regulated by state and federal laws and regulations. The 
attorneys in the Labor and Employment Law Litigation 
Practice Group assist clients in negotiating the vast “mine 
fields” created by these changes in an effort to prevent or limit 
labor and employment-related problems.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law: Attorney, 
Labor & Employment
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Hinckley Allen
28 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Tel: (617) 345-9000
Fax: (617) 345-9020
Website: www.hinckleyallen.com
Joel Lewin, Partner - jlewin@hinckleyallen.com or 
Robert V. Lizza, Partner - rlizza@hinckleyallen.com
Profile:Hinckley Allen provides a full range of legal services 
and pragmatic business advice to regional, national and 
international clients with offices in Albany, Boston, Concord, 
Hartford, New York and Providence. Our Construction & 
Public Contracts law group is the Northeast’s largest and 
most respected provider of legal services to the construction 
industry and public contractors. We add value for our clients 
through the strong relationships we maintain with key industry 
participants, awarding authorities, and government agencies.
Specialty Area: Dispute Resolution; Transactions; 
Compliance; Government and Internal Investigations; 
Procurement of Goods and Services; Risk Management 
and Surety, Crisis Response and Management
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Spoleta Construction
7 Van Auker Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Tel: (585) 436-2701
Fax: (585) 436-3436
Email: info@spoleta.com
Website: www.spoleta.com
David Spoleta, President; Michael Spoleta, CEO
Profile:Spoleta Construction is a third generation family 
owned general contracting, development and construction 
management company based in New York State since 1958, 
with a strong background in design-build. Spoleta’s team 
excels in timely project delivery. Project types range from 
healthcare and academic facilities to commercial/industrial 
and specialty projects. Each project is staffed with a team of 
highly trained, experienced personnel dedicated to meet the 
clients needs for budget and schedule demands. Project sizes 
range from $1-$25 Million.
Specialty Area: Construction Management/General 
Contractor
INSURANCE: SURETY
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Berkley Surety Group
412 Mount Kemble Avenue, Suite 310N
Morristown, NJ 07960
Toll Free: (866) 768-3534
Fax: (973) 775-5204
Email: bsginquiry@berkleysurety.com
Website: www.berkleysurety.com
Profile:Berkley Surety Group (BSG) is a national surety, 
supporting 19 business locations across the country, writing 
surety business in all 50 states, US possessions and Canada. 
BSG provides a broad array of surety bond products - 
standard contract surety, commercial surety, environmental 
surety, and bonds for small contractors. BSG is an operating 
company that is part of the W.R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC), 
domiciled in Greenwich, CT, and maintains an A.M. Best rating 
of A++.
LeChase Construction Services LLC
300 Trolley Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14606
Tel: (585) 254-3510
Fax: (585) 254-3871
Email: william.mack@lechase.com
Website: www.lechase.com
R.Wayne Lechase, Chairman; 
William H. Goodrich, President/CEO; 
Charles L. Caranci, Executive VP and CFO; 
William L. Mack, Executive Vice President ; 
Kyle Sayers, Exec. Vice President, 
Richard Schneider, Exec. Vice President
Profile:LeChase Construction is a full-service construction 
management and general construction firm with extensive 
experience in a wide range of industries. Our corporate 
headquarters are based in Rochester, NY and our regional 
offices are located in Albany, NY. Binghamton, NY; Corning, 
NY; Ithaca, NY; Syracuse, NY; Charlotte, NC; and Durham, NC. 
As a premier provider of construction services, we offer:
Construction Management
General Construction
Design-Build
Facility Management
Development Services
As a highly diversified construction management and general 
construction firm, we have experience managing projects in 
many industry segments including:
Healthcare
Education
Process Industrial
Science and Technology
Commercial
Specialty Area: Construction Management
O & G Industries, Inc.
112 Wall Street
Torrington, CT 06790
Tel: (860) 489-9261
Fax: (860) 626-6447
Website: www.ogind.com
David Oneglia, President; 
Greg Oneglia, Vice Chairman; 
Ernie Torizzo, VP Estimating; 
Aaron Mednick, VP Building Division
Profile:As one of the Northeast’s largest, most diversified 
construction firms, O&G serves both the public and private 
sectors, completing contracts ranging from multi-phase, 
multi-year programs to one-day emergency repairs. Our 
services include Building Construction (CM, D/B, GC, PM, 
Industrial, Special Projects); Heavy Civil (roads, bridges, 
water and waste treatment facilities and power plants); and 
Construction Materials.  O&G’s experience and performance in 
the construction industry is unparalleled. Our Building Division 
includes specialized groups - Industrial and Special Projects, 
catering to clients with small to medium-sized projects, where 
a quick response is required. Our Construction Management, 
Design/Build, Program Management and General Contracting 
divisions work with private and municipal clients in the 
education, health care and commercial sectors.
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STONE
Geneva Granite Co., Inc.
PO Box 834
Geneva, NY 14456
Tel: (315) 789-8142, Sales: (315) 789-8149
Fax: (315) 781-2900
Email: genevagranite@hotmail.com
Rocky Fratto; Joe Fratto
Profile:Granite Curb - made in the USA. Our curb comes from 
a NYS DOT approved quarry out of Elberton, GA. We have 
over 40 years experience. Whether you are bidding a job or 
already have a job with granite on it, call or fax us the size 
and quantities of the curb on the project and we will supply 
you with a quotation. Please specify whether you would like 
to purchase the curb or whether you would like furnish & 
installed prices. Call us at 315-789-8142 or 8149.
Specialty Area: Granite Curb
VIBRATION MONITORING
GeoSonics, Inc.
416 Highland Avenue, Suite B-1
Cheshire, CT 06410
Email: sshepley@geosonics.com
Website: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
Specialty Area: Vibration Monitoring, Noise & Dust 
Monitoring, Inspections/Damage Claim Investigations, 
Blasting Consulting, Geotechnical Surveys, Geophysical 
Exploration, Expert Testimony, and Seismograph 
Manufacturing and Service
Vibra-Tech, Inc.
500 “A” Campus Drive, RR 30
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Email: new.jersey@vibratechinc.com
Website: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
Profile:Additional Office:
526 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550
newyork@vibratechinc.com
Specialty Area: Vibration Monitoring, Noise & Dust 
Monitoring, Inspections/Damage Claim Investigations, 
Blasting Consulting, Geotechnical Surveys, Geophysical 
Exploration, Expert Testimony, and Seismograph 
Manufacturing and Service
PIPE SUPPLY
Crumpler Plastic Pipe, Inc.
PO Box 2068
Roseboro, NC 28382
Tel: (910) 525-4046
Fax: (910) 525-5801
Email: cppsales@cpp-pipe.com
Website: www.cpp-pipe.com
Specialty Area: Plastic
SOFTWARE
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InSite Software
PO Box 290
Rush, NY 14543
Toll Free: (877) 746-7483
Fax: (585) 359-9262
Email: srwarfle@insitesoftware.com
Website: www.insitesoftware.com
Profile:InSite SiteWork™ Earthwork and Utility Estimating 
Software combines ease-of-use with the most powerful 
sitework take-off features available. Calculate cut and fill, 
stripping, strata quantities, paving and concrete materials, 
topsoil re-spread, areas, lengths, trench excavation and 
backfill. InSite SiteWork™ is for anyone calculating earthwork 
and utility quantities. It’s easy to use, with an intuitive 
approach, familiar terms site estimators use every day, and 
easy editing tools for quick revisions.
STEEL
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United Steel, Inc.
164 School Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Tel: (860) 289-2323
Fax: (860) 289-6350
Email: support@unitedsteel.com
Website: www.unitedsteel.com
Steve Iacino, Director of Sales & Estimating; 
Keith Corneau, Vice President of Construction
Profile:BUILDING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
We encourage SBE/MBE/WBE/DBE companies to contact us 
for bidding opportunities.
United Steel, Inc., founded in 1974, is the largest fabricator 
and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in 
New England. United Steel’s operation is in a state-of-the-art 130,000 SF facility located in East Hartford, CT. We are 
capable of 15,000 – 20,000 ton load capacities with annual 
sales ranging from $60 - $80 million. United Steel is an AISC 
Advanced Certified Steel Erector and Fabricator. We are an 
Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Please call 
(860) 289-2323 or visit us at www.unitedsteel.com.
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Peckar & Abramson
Profile:Peckar & Abramson is one of the nation’s leading 
construction law firms, routinely handling clients’ needs 
throughout the United States and the world. We are privileged 
to represent many of the construction industry’s most 
successful contractors and other construction professionals, 
as well as provide legal counsel to many industries. With 
offices around the country and affiliations with law firms 
around the world, Peckar & Abramson offers a full range of 
construction and related legal services.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
MATERIALS
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Transpo Industries, Inc.
20 Jones Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Tel: (914) 636-1000
Fax: (914) 636-1282
Email: info@transpo.com
Website: www.transpo.com
Profile:In business since 1968, Transpo Industries is 
the Northeast Distributor of Trinity Highway/Energy Absorption 
Products.  Our other products include Bondade® which 
promotes adhesion of asphaltic materials for Potholes.  
Lasts up to 85% longer than current methods, and it is 
environmentally safe, with no VOCs and No Smell, No Mess. 
Your crews will love it.  Color-Safe® Pavement Marking that is 
durable and easy to apply for traffic calming, bike lanes, bus 
lanes and pedestrian areas.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
EMCOR Group, Inc.
301 Merritt Seven, 6th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
Tel: (203) 849-7800
Fax: (203) 849-7900
Email: emcor_info@emcorgroup.com
Website: www.emcorgroup.com
NORTHEAST/TRI-STATE
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M.P.P. Piping Inc.
PO Box 121
Scio, OR 97374
Tel: (503) 394-3067
Fax: (503) 394-3030
Email: piping@smt-net.com
Robert Parazoo
Profile:M.P.P. Piping is qualified and registered in the state of 
Oregon and holds current licenses to install, repair and modify 
boilers and pressure vessels. We have welding procedures 
approved for high pressure piping and are qualified in various 
other phases of welding. As an “R” Stamp holder, we have 
had the opportunity to successfully complete numerous high 
pressure steam and boiler installation projects, as well as 
repairs to heat exchangers and other pressure vessels in 
the Pacific Northwest. We are also honored to have a union 
sanctioned fabrication stamp. All of M.P.P. Piping Pipefitters 
are qualified, professional craftsmen, dispatched out of Local 
290 Pipefitters and Steamfitters Union. Our highly skilled 
millwrights, carpenters and laborers are associated with 
Oregon Washington Carpenters Union and Oregon Laborers 
Union.
Specialty Area: Welding
GLASS
BUCHER GLASS, 
INC.
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GUARD RAILS
Advantage Machine & Hydraulic Inc.
16050 Midland Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83687
Tel: (208) 463-4440
Fax: (208) 463-4441
Email: advantagemachine@msn.com
Website: www.advantagemachines.com
Specialty Area: Guard Rail Post Installation Equipment
INSURANCE
Conover Insurance Inc.
Serving the Western States
Toll Free: (800) 551-2090
Email: info@conoverinsurance.com
Website: www.conoverinsurance.com
Profile:There is no better protection for your business than 
accurate, comprehensive insurance protection. Conover 
maintains highly trained professionals who have the 
experience, knowledge and tools to provide your business 
with customized coverages, acceptable premiums, and risk 
management services. Conover has offices throughout the 
Pacific Northwest. Call us today or visit our website to witness 
our Tradition of Dedication, Service and Value.
Specialty Area: Bonding; Employee Benefits; Property & 
Casualty; Surety
Marsh & McLennan Agency
PO Box 107502
Anchorage, AK 99510-7502
Tel: (907) 276-5617
Fax: (907) 276-6292
Email: info@marsh.com
Website: www.marsh.com
James K. Brady
Specialty Area: Bonding: Property & Casualty; Surety
ATTORNEYS
Ashbaugh Beal
701-5th Avenue, Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98104-7012
Tel: (206) 386-5900
Fax: (206) 344-7400
Website: www.ashbaughbeal.com
Bob Marconi, Chair, Construction Law Group
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
Email: pmr@putzam.com
Website: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
Profile:Putzmeister America manufactures truck-mounted 
concrete boom pumps, separateplacing booms, telescopic 
belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling 
machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s best 
known brands such as Thom-Katt® and Telebelt® are part 
of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s workforce 
is dedicated to hands-on customer support and advancing the 
industry in design and technical innovation.
SOLUTIONS DELIVERED
Specialty Area: Concete Pumps & Placing Equipment
ENVIRONMENTAL
Pacific Environmental Corporation (PENCO)
6000 A Street
Anchorage, AK 99518-1815
Tel: (907) 562-5420
Fax: (907) 562-5426
Email: brent@penco.org
Website: www.penco.org
Brent Porter, Alaska Operations Manager
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Bayley Construction, A General Partnership
8005 Southeast 28th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Tel: (206) 621-8884
Fax: (206) 343-7728
Email: warrenj@bayley.net
Website: www.bayley.net
Warren Johnson, VP Business Development
Specialty Area: Design Build; Preconstruction Services
ACCOUNTANTS
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Moss Adams LLP
999 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: (206) 302-6500
Fax: (206) 622-9975
Email: construction@mossadams.com
Profile:Nationwide, Moss Adams and its affiliates provide 
insight and expertise integral to your success. We serve more 
than 1,000 construction-industry clients, from large general 
contractors to specialty contractors, providing the strategic 
business and financial planning, tax, and operational expertise 
you need to stay competitive.
With 22 offices across Arizona, California, Oregon, Kansas, 
New Mexico, and Washington, we have a construction 
accounting professional nearby to serve you: (800) 888-4065 
or construction@mossadams.com.
Specialty Area: Accounting
ACCOUNTING: CONSULTING SERVICES
Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
155 108th Avenue NE, Suite 510
Bellevue, WA 98004
Tel: (425) 454-7990
Fax: (425) 454-7742
Email: ecurtiss@bpcpa.com
Website: www.bpcpa.com
Eric Curtiss, CPA, CCIFP, Principal, Real Property Practice Leader
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
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TRUCKING: HAULING
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Aloha Marine Lines
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 917
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 748-7893
Fax: (808) 531-3004
Email: hawaiisales@northlandservices.com
Website: www.acthi.com
Joan Nancino
Profile:Aloha Marine Lines, a division of Alaska Marine 
Lines maintains a regular sailing schedule between Seattle 
and Honolulu. This Jones Act carrier service provides break-bulk and containerized cargo transport offering a low cost 
alternative to steamship service. ACT carries cargo destined 
for all communities in Hawaii. Cargo for Neighbor Islands is 
shuttled from Oahu via connecting carrier service. We excel 
in handling oversized cargo, large and heavy equipment and 
machinery, tanks, modular buildings and more.
Specialty Area: Transport
SAFETY
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OXARC
4003 East Broadway
Spokane, WA 99202
Toll Free: (800) 765-9055 • Tel: (509) 535-7794
Website: www.oxarc.com
Specialty Area: Industrial Safety, First-Aid, Fire 
Extinguishers & Systems, Welding Supplies
SIGNS: ELECTRIC
Ramsay Signs Inc.
9160 SE 74th Avenue
Portland, OR 97206-9345
Tel: (503) 777-4555
Email: wendy@ramsaysigns.com
Website: www.ramsaysigns.com
Wendy Gibson
LANDSCAPING
Franz Witte Landscape Contracting Inc.
9770 West State Street
Boise, ID 83714-3638
Tel: (208) 853-0808
Fax: (208) 853-4503
Email: info@franzwitte.com
Website: www.franzwitte.com
ROOFING
Snyder
PO Box 23819
Tigard, OR 97281
Tel: (503) 620-5252
Fax: (503) 684-3310
Email: dkoffel@snyder-builds.com
Website: www.snyder-builds.com
Dan Koffel, President
Specialty Area: Commercial
NORTHWEST
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Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.
PO Box 270300
Oklahoma City, OK 73137
Tel: (405) 495-7820
Fax: (405) 782-5973
Website: www.kirby-smith.com
Profile:Kirby-Smith Machinery is a leading industrial, 
road building and construction equipment dealer of cranes 
and heavy equipment - with quality products selected 
for their dependability and performance, and backed by 
manufacturer’s support. Kirby-Smith has service locations 
in Abilene (877-577-5729), Amarillo (800-283-1247), Dallas 
(800-753-1247), Ft. Worth (877-851-9977), Lubbock (866-289-6087), Kansas City (877-851-5729), Oklahoma City 
(800-375-3339), St. Louis (866-279-1392), Tulsa (800-375-3733) and Odessa (877-794-1800). Product lines include 
Komatsu, Wirtgen Group, DoppstadtUS, Gradall and National 
Cranes. See more at www.kirby-smith.com.
Specialty Area: Equipment
NIECE Equipment, LP
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Niece Equipment & Supply
PO Box 128 
3039 Highway 71 East
Del Valle, TX 78617
Tel: (512) 252-3808
Fax: (512) 252-7078
Email: jay@nieceequipment.com
Website: www.nieceequipment.com
Jay Scovill, Rental Fleet Manager
OCT Equipment Inc.
PO Box 270060
Oklahoma City, OK 73137-0060
Tel: (405) 789-6812
Fax: (405) 787-8649
Email: sales@octequipment.com
Website: www.octequipment.com
Bob Sneed
Profile:Sales, parts, service and rental for Case, Hitachi, 
Pettibone, Tramac, Belshe Trailers, Sennebogen
7100 SW Third, Oklahoma City, OK 73128
405-789-6812 / 800-375-2273
12210 E. First St, Tulsa, OK 74128
918-437-5085 / 800-375-1628
1512 Neptune, Clinton, OK 73601
580-323-3422 / 800-896-9378
Specialty Area: Sales, Service, Parts, Rental
CONCRETE
T & D Moravits & Co.
PO Box 692250
San Antonio, TX 78269-2250
Tel: (210) 688-3482
Fax: (210) 688-3488
Email: estimating@tdmoravits.com
Website: www.tdmoravits.com
Greg Allen, President/COO
Specialty Area: Contractor
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
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TAS Commercial Concrete Construction, LLC
19319 Oil Center Boulevard
Houston, TX 77073
Tel: (281) 230-7500
Fax: (281) 230-7664
Email: esanders@tasconcrete.com
Website: www.tasconcrete.com
Eddie Sanders, Vice President
Profile:T.A.S is a light commercial and structural concrete 
construction services firm providing complete turnkey 
services for commercial projects in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. T.A.S offers complete construction services 
for commercial concrete projects including warehouses, 
retail centers, office buildings, medical facilities, schools and 
churches.
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
Email: pmr@putzam.com
Website: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
Profile:Putzmeister America manufactures truck-mounted 
concrete boom pumps, separateplacing booms, telescopic 
belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, tunneling 
machinery and pipeline systems. Some of the industry’s best 
known brands such as Thom-Katt® and Telebelt® are part 
of the Putzmeister America family. The company’s workforce 
is dedicated to hands-on customer support and advancing the 
industry in design and technical innovation.
SOLUTIONS DELIVERED
Specialty Area: Concete Pumps & Placing Equipment
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Broce Manufacturing Company
205 East Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Toll Free: (866) 579-2488 • Tel: (405) 579-2488
Fax: (405) 579-4368
Email: twimer@brocebroom.com
Website: www.brocebroom.com
Terry Wimer, Sr. VP Sales Operations
ARCHITECTURAL MILLWORK
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Environment Ltd.
10865 Seaboard Loop
Houston, TX 77099
Tel: (281) 983-0100
Fax: (281) 983-0147
Email: info@environmentmillwork.com
Website: www.envltd.com
Greg Mesler, President
Profile:Premium Architectural Millwork. Houston, San 
Antonio, Dallas and Austin. Premium Rating from the 
Architectural Woodworking Institute, necessary for AWI QCP 
certified projects. FSC Chain-of-Custody Certificate from the 
Forestry Stewardship Council, making our millwork eligible to 
add valuable credits to LEED projects.
Specialty Area: Premium Architectural Millwork
ASPHALT PAVING
Ramming Companies
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Ramming Companies (Ramming Paving Company- 
Industrial Asphalt & Aggregates)
9020 North Capital of Texas Highway, Building 2, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78759
Tel: (512) 251-3713
Fax: (512) 251-3709
Email: rammingpaving@rammingcompanies.com
Website: www.rammingcompanies.com
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
HCSS
13151 West Airport Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Toll Free: (800) 683-3196 • Tel: (713) 270-4000
Fax: (713) 270-0185
Email: sales@hcss.com
Website: www.hcss.com
John Davis
Profile:Founded in 1986, HCSS develops HeavyBid® 
Estimating Software, HeavyJob® Field Management 
Software, The Dispatcher™ Resource Management 
Software, VECTR GPS, FuelerPlus™ Fuel Management 
Software, and Equipment360™ Equipment Maintenance 
Software. In addition to high quality software, HCSS 
provides implementation planning, training and instant 24/7 
support. Thousands of contractors rely on HCSS to turn their 
estimators, foremen, superintendents, dispatchers, project 
managers and equipment managers into knowledge workers 
via software, implementation planning and training.
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Wagner Equipment Co.
18000 Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011-3511
Tel: (303) 739-3000
Fax: (303) 739-3191
Email: jchvez@wagnerequipment.com
Website: www.wagnerequipment.com
Profile:Wagner Equipment Cp. sells, rents and supports 
quality Cat machines used in heavy construction, building 
construction, mining, waste handling, paving, municipal and 
governmental applications, forestry, and more. Other products 
include trailers and machine work tools.
FAR WEST TEXAS
EL PASO
10501 Dyer Street 79924-2747
Fax 915-821-6432
915-821-7651
Toll-Free 1-800-345-7878
Specialty Area: Rental & Sales
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ROMCO Equipment Company
PO Box 560248
Dallas, TX 75356
Tel: (713) 937-3005
Fax: (713) 937-7541
Email: info@romco.com
Website: www.romco.com
Steve Passmore, General Sales Manager
Profile:A distributor of heavy equipment including parts, 
service, sales and rentals. ROMCO carries the full line of 
Volvo Construction Equipment and Hitachi Construction & 
Mining Equipment. ROMCO’s paving division represents Volvo 
paving products, Blaw-Knox, LeeBoy, Bearcat Mfg. asphalt 
products, GOMACO concrete pavers and FiNN erosion control 
and hydroseeding equipment. (*paving lines not available at 
all locations)
Locations:
Austin - (512) 388-2529
Buffalo – (903) 322-5602
Carmine – (979) 278-3570
Dallas – (214) 819-4100
Fort Worth – (817) 626-2288
Houston – 9713) 937-3005
Longview – (903) 758-5576
Mercedes – (956) 565-0100
San Antonio – (210) 648-4600
Three Rivers – (361) 254-2317
Specialty Area: Rental/Sales/Repair/Leasing
OKLAHOMA/TEXAS
WagnerRents.com Call: 915-771-6000 
El Paso, TX
Whether you build a house in a nearby city, 
drill a tunnel under a remote mountain, build a 
highway in the desert or pull stones from a steep 
quarry, you can count on Wagner Rents 
The Cat
®
Rental Store for your equipment 
requirements. With locations throughout Colorado, 
New Mexico, and Far West Texas we provide 
you with expert advice and access to a complete 
range of solutions for your challenging situations.
Wagner Rents The Cat Rental Store—
you’ve got it. WHEREVER YOUR
PROJECTS ARE,
SO ARE WE.
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EXCAVATING EQUIPMENT
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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
2990 Holmes Road
Houston, TX 77051
Tel: (713) 838-7300
Fax: (713) 838-7501
Email: dianag@slackandco.com
Website: www.slackandco.com
Profile:Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc. serves the Houston 
and South Texas commercial markets as well as the growing 
energy sector. We provide civil construction services including 
site preparation, paving and underground utilities. Our 
energy expertise includes well and facility sites, frac pond 
remediation and construction. We partner with our clients to 
build success by doing what’s right for the project at every 
step, delivering on our company promise of excellence, safety, 
honesty, quality and professionalism.
FIRE PROTECTION
Fireproof Contractors
PO Box 40100
Houston, TX 77240-0100
Tel: (713) 690-7600
Fax: (713) 690-7635
Email: ray@fireproofcontractors.com
Website: www.fireproofcontractors.com
FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
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FLOORING
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Bentley Flooring
3844 NW 8th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Tel: (405) 235-6471
Fax: (405) 235-1855
Website: www.bentleyflooring.com
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
Alpha Electric Company
901 West 18th Street
Houston, TX 77008
Tel: (713) 802-1166
Fax: (713) 802-1628
Email: jmstallones@alphaelectricco.com
Website: www.alphaelectricco.com
Jimmie Stallones
Profile:For over 20 years, Alpha Electric Company in 
Houston, Texas, has provided a variety of electrical services 
from design-build to preventative maintenance and remodel 
projects. We combine solid engineering with real world 
practicality and are committed to providing the highest 
quality workmanship. We are dedicated to our clients and 
our electricians and to delivering an energy efficient design 
and safely completed project which keeps our customers 
coming back. Contact Jimmie Stallones at 713-802-1166; 
jmstallones@alphaelectricco.com, www.alphaelectricco.com
Cable Electric
3716 Rufe Snow Drive
North Richland Hills, TX 76180-8848
Tel: (817) 589-7399
Fax: (817) 589-7398
Buddy Langer, Sr. Estimator
ENGINEERS
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Halff Associates, Inc.
1201 North Bowser Road
Richardson, TX 75081
Tel: (214) 346-6200
Fax: (214) 739-0095
Email: gkuhn@halff.com
Website: www.halff.com
Greg Kuhn
Profile:Halff Associates, Inc., is a full-service firm focused 
on innovative approaches and quality deliverables for the built 
environment in Texas and its surrounding states. Since 1950, 
we have grown to 450 people in 13 offices across Texas. 
Halff’s services include civil, MEP, and structural engineering; 
architecture; planning; environmental; water resources; 
GIS; landscape architecture; right of way; subsurface utility 
engineering; surveying; and visual science and technology. 
Clients include governmental agencies, contractors, and other 
private clients.
Specialty Area: Full-service Engineering, Architecture, 
Planning, Environmental
EQUIPMENT RENTALS
Bob Ward Jr. Equipment Company
6110 Chippewa Drive
Dallas, TX 75212
Tel: (214) 638-2500
Fax: (214) 638-6900
Email: bobjr@bobwardjrequipment.com
Website: www.bobwardjrequipment.com
Bob B. Ward, Jr., President
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Dakil Auctioneers
200 Northwest 114th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Tel: (405) 751-6179
Fax: (405) 752-9669
Email: info@dakil.com
Website: www.dakil.com
Louis Dakil, President
Specialty Area: Auctioneers
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Penhall Company
4201 Felter Lane
Austin, TX 78744
Tel: (512) 385-8500
Fax: (512) 385-3100
Email: dbarron@penhall.com
Website: www.penhall.com
Doc Barron
Penhall Company - Dallas Branch
9000 Trinity Boulevard
Hurst, TX 76053
Tel: (817) 416-1846
Email: egonzalez@penhall.com
Website: www.penhall.com
Edward Gonzalez
Penhall Company - Houston
Houston, TX
Tel: (281) 205-4575
Website: www.penhall.com
Penhall Company - San Antonio Branch
4718 Broom Street
San Antonio, TX 78217
Tel: (210) 399-3553
Email: thackney@penhall.com
Website: www.penhall.com
Tim Hackney
ELECTRICAL
Duke Electric Company, Inc.
6451 FM 1541 
PO Box 267
Amarillo, TX 79105
Tel: (806) 376-6248
Fax: (806) 376-8356
Email: pmills@dukeelec.com
Website: www.dukeelec.com
J. Mills
Specialty Area: Contractor, Industrial, Commercial, 
Testing and Maintenance, Fiber Optic
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Faith Technologies, Inc.
225 Main Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Toll Free: (800) 274-2345 • Tel: (920) 751-9952
Email: tom.clark@faithtechnologies.com
Website: www.faithtechnologies.com
Tom Clark
Specialty Area: Contractor
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DGB GLASS, Inc.
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DGB Glass, Inc.
PO Box 123470 
109 Vernon Road
Fort Worth, TX 76121
Tel: (817) 441-7168
Fax: (817) 261-9923
Email: dgbglass@dgbglass.com
Website: www.dgbglass.com
David Griffin
Specialty Area: Glass & Glazing
HVAC
Berger Engineering Company
10900 Shady Trail
Dallas, TX 75220-1308
Toll Free: (800) 421-2326 • Tel: (214) 358-4451
Fax: (214) 351-2954
Email: dberger@berger-engr.com
Website: www.berger-engr.com
Richard Berger, President; 
Scott Berger, Executive Vice President
INSURANCE
Swantner & Gordon Insurance Agency, LLC
500 North Shoreline, Suite 1200
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Tel: (361) 883-1711
Fax: (361) 844-0101
Website: www.s-gins.com
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT
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Mission Restaurant Supply, Inc.
1126 South Saint Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
Toll Free: (800) 254-5042 • Tel: (210) 354-0690
Fax: (210) 354-0746
Email: lesw@missionrs.com
Website: www.missionrs.com
Les Warner
Specialty Area: Restaurant Group
LANDSCAPING
Dickey Landscape Contractors
PO Box 121864
Fort Worth, TX 76121
Tel: (817) 244-4800
Fax: (817) 244-5497
Email: dlandscape@sbcglobal.net
Specialty Area: Contractor
FOUNDATION
McKinney Drilling Company
15800 IH-35 
PO Box 957
Buda, TX 78610
Tel: (512) 312-1525
Fax: (512) 312-1618
Email: mspurlin@mckinneydrilling.com
Website: www.mckinneydrilling.com
Mike Spurlin, Gary Watson, Neal Howard
Specialty Area: Foundation Drilling
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
7701 West Little York, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77040
Tel: (713) 681-8500
Fax: (713) 681-9990
Email: info@cadencemcshane.com
Website: www.cadencemcshane.com
Specialty Area: Construction Management
Westfall Constructors, Ltd.
General Contractors and Construction Managers
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Westfall Constructors, Ltd.
3835 Dacoma Street
Houston, TX 77092
Tel: (713) 681-6160
Fax: (713) 681-6155
Email: tgonzales@westfallgroup.com
Website: www.westfallgroup.com
Fred Westfall
Profile:Founded in 1986, Westfall Constructors is a quality 
provider of construction services for healthcare, commercial, 
industrial, family living, educational, religious and retail 
projects throughout the northeast and southern United 
States. Westfall Constructors provides: Project/Construction 
Management, General Contracting, Design Development 
Consultation, Construction Feasibility Studies, Scheduling, 
Estimating and Value Engineering. We built Westfall 
Constructors on a reputation for integrity, hard work and 
professionalism. Our philosophy is and always will be “We do 
what we say we will do.”
Specialty Area: Construction Management, Design Build, 
Preconstruction Services, General Contracting
GLASS
DGB GLASS, Inc.
Over 125Years Combined Experience 
Serving the Metroplex Contract Glazing 
and Consulting Needs for Curtainwall, 
Storefront, Glass and Glazing.
P. O. Box 123470
Fort Worth, Texas 76121
Tel: 817-441-7168 - Fax: 817-261-9923
www.dgbglass.com
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* 76107 * 888-888-8912
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performance
‡Reclaim low volumeroads
Call us for superior lime, outstanding
service,and expert technical support.
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SHEET METAL
Casteel Manufacturing Inc.
3747 Pitluk Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78211
Tel: (210) 923-4558
Fax: (210) 923-5377
Email: casteelmfg@att.com
Profile:Casteel Manufacturing Inc. develops and 
manufacturers customized orders for sheet metal and 
stainless steel fabrication. Including the manufacturing 
of prototypes, working with customer drawings and 
specifications. Markets that Casteel currently serves includes 
the construction, grocery, beverage, restaurant, hotel and 
hospital equipment industries.
SITE PREPARATION/EXCAVATION
T & S Paving & Excavation, Inc.
PO Box 656
Adkins, TX 78101-0656
Tel: (210) 648-2173
Fax: (210) 648-6186
Email: DawnTandS@aol.com
Kerry Schneider
Specialty Area: Excavating; Grading; Paving
SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS
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Quanta Services
2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77056-6175
Tel: (713) 629-7600
Fax: (713) 629- 7676
Email: questions@quantaservices.com
Website: www.quantaservices.com
STEEL
Great Western Erectors
9207 Sovereign Row
Dallas, TX 75247-4513
Tel: (214) 637-2500
Fax: (214) 637-2504
Email: pself@gwerebar.com
Pete Self
Specialty Area: Reinforcing Steel
Mobil Steel International, Inc.
13830 South Wayside Drive
Houston, TX 77048
Tel: (713) 991-0450
Fax: (713) 991-7636
Email: info@mobilsteel.com/lbedell@mobilsteel.com
Website: www.mobilsteel.com
Leonard A. Bedell, President & CEO
Profile:Mobil Steel International, Inc.’s quality-certified 
personnel, state-of-the art equipment and spacious facilities 
deliver quality steel fabrication for your project. Six covered 
bays, 80,000-square foot fabrication area, capacity to 
produce over 1,000 tons of fabricated steel per month gives 
us capacity and flexibility to schedule your job. Our ASIC 
certification and over 45 years experience ensures quality. 
Providing accurate timetables, costs and on-time deliveries 
helps us maintain reliable partnerships with leaders in 
petrochemical, industrial, Engineering Procurement and 
Construction (EPC), and commercial industries. www.
mobilsteel.com
Specialty Area: Fabrication; Structural
METAL FABRICATION & ERECTION
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Metal Construction Materials Inc.
8129 Jackrabbit Road
Houston, TX 77095
Tel: (281) 550-8383
Fax: (281) 550-8384
Email: mcm@mcmcarport.com
Website: www.mcmcarport.com
Profile:For 30 years, Metal Construction Materials, Inc. 
(MCM), a Houston-based corporation, has been a leading 
supplier of commercial carports and metal canopies, trash 
and linen chutes, compactors, and architectural wall panels 
to the country’s largest GCs as well as smaller independent 
contractors across the state of Texas and the nation.
MCM can manufacture and ship direct to your jobsite but also 
offer turnkey installation by our own technicians following 
our rigid installation requirements. Whether working on 
new commercial and multi-family projects or repairing and 
rehabbing existing projects, our structural engineers are 
constantly examining the steel industries for ways to improve 
the structural integrity, appearance, and ease of installation 
of their carport designs. Leading edge technology and 
architectural design help us supply chute solutions that meet 
stringent OSHA standards, NFPA codes and UL ratings.
Commercial or apartment building, hotel, or hospital, our 
experts will help you get it right.
PAINTING
Milam & Company Painting, Inc.
4550 Allen Street
Houston, TX 77007
Tel: (713) 869-0225
Fax: (713) 869-9528
Email: amilam@milampainting.com
Website: www.milampainting.com
Anthony Milam
Specialty Area: Painting & Wallcovering: Special Coating
PILING
MB Western Industrial Contracting Co.
PO Box 5399
Pasadena, TX 77508
Tel: (281) 487-5757
Fax: (281) 487-5726
Email: steveb@mbwestern.com
Website: www.mbwestern.com
James S. Bosley
Specialty Area: Piledriving
PLUMBING
Precision Plumbing
1711 Dalshank Street
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Tel: (512) 288- 6684
Fax: (512) 288- 4730
Email: lynne@pcplumbing.com
Website: www.pcplumbing.com
LASERS & MACHINE CONTROL
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Ozark Laser & Shoring
3504 South Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Tel: (405) 688-5160
Fax: (405) 688-5161
Email: rmcfarland@ozarklaser.com
Website: www.ozarklaser.com
Profile:Ozark Laser specializes in GPS, lasers, su rveying 
equipment and machine control. We offer a full range of 
products for the underground utility contractor including 
trench safety equipment, confined space equipment, pipe 
lasers, pipe plugs, line testing and locating equipment. With 
over 200 years of combined industry experience...we’ve got 
you covered! We proudly represent: Topcon, Carlson, AGL, 
GeoMax, Spectra Precision, Pro-Tec, Cherne, Lansas, Hurco, 
Subsurface, Schonstedt, Capital Safety, Seco, CST and U.S. 
Saws. Sales, Rental, Service.
MATERIALS
Texas Lime Co.
5429 LBJ Freeway, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75240
Tel: (972) 991-8400
Fax: (972) 385-1805
Email: donburden@uslm.com
Website: www.uslm.com
Specialty Area: Lime & Limestone
MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS
The Brandt Companies, LLC
6023 Corridor Parkway 
PO Box 310
Schertz, TX 78154
Tel: (210) 599-6120
Fax: (210) 599-7921
Website: www.brandt-companies.com
Kevin Pierce, Vice President
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VIBRATION MONITORING
Vibra-Tech, Inc.
4818 East Ben White Boulevard, Suite 202
Austin, TX 78741
Email: texas@vibratechinc.com
Website: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
Specialty Area: Vibration Monitoring, Noise & Dust 
Monitoring, Inspections/Damage Claim Investigations, 
Blasting Consulting, Geotechnical Surveys, Geophysical 
Exploration, Expert Testimony, and Seismograph 
Manufacturing and Service
UNDERGROUND SHORING
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Ozark Laser & Shoring
12303 East Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK 74128
Tel: (918) 234-2345
Fax: (918) 234-2347
Email: rritchie@ozarklaser.com
Website: www.ozarklaser.com
Profile:Ozark Laser specializes in GPS, lasers, su rveying 
equipment and machine control. We offer a full range of 
products for the underground utility contractor including 
trench safety equipment, confined space equipment, pipe 
lasers, pipe plugs, line testing and locating equipment. With 
over 200 years of combined industry experience...we’ve got 
you covered! We proudly represent: Topcon, Carlson, AGL, 
GeoMax, Spectra Precision, Pro-Tec, Cherne, Lansas, Hurco, 
Subsurface, Schonstedt, Capital Safety, Seco, CST and U.S. 
Saws. Sales, Rental, Service.
Rebar Supply Company Ltd.
Certified WBE, SBE, DBE, HUB 
7834 Fairview Street
Houston, TX 77041
Tel: (713) 937-8999
Fax: (713) 937-8883
Email: sales@rebarsupplyco.com
Website: www.rebarsupplyco.com
Randy Warren
Specialty Area: Rebar
TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Durable Specialties Inc.
Grand Prairie, TX 75053
Tel: (972) 296-6324
Fax: (972) 780-7411
Email: jeff@durablespecialties.com, 
patrick@durablespecialties.com
Jeffrey C. Bryan, President
Patrick C. Bryan, Vice President/Operations
Profile:Celebrating our 30th Anniversary 1984-2014
We’re moving to a new location. Our new 
distribution center in San Marcos means 
easier access to the products you need. 
It means we always have stock to pick up 
and that we’re cutting down on delivery 
times. And, most importantly, it means 
our friendly staff is a quick trip away. 
Now, everything you want from Neenah 
Foundry is in your backyard.
San Marcos Distribution Center
9505 IH 35 North Suite 200
New Braunfels, TX 78130
512-392-0311 | neenahfoundry.com
Detectable Warning Plates • Tree Grates • Grates • Manhole Lids • Inlet Frames • Storm Lids • Curb Boxes
ALL OF THE STRENGTH 
OF NEENAH, NOW IN 
YOUR BACKYARD.
IRONCLADPA PRTNERSHIPS
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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
East Tenn Rent-Alls/Bobcat Of The Mountain Empire
3711 Bristol Highway
Johnson City, TN 37601
Tel: (800) 352-2669
Fax: (423) 283-4149
Email: sales@etra.biz
Website: www.etra.biz
James L. Baxter
Specialty Area: Equipment Rental and Bobcat Sales & 
Service
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Louisiana Cat
3799 West Airline Highway 
PO Box 536
Reserve, LA 70084
Tel: (985) 536-1121
Fax: (985) 536-0950
Email: info@louisianacat.com
Website: www.LouisianaCat.com
Profile:Louisiana Cat is Louisiana’s authorized dealer for 
sales, parts, service and rentals of Caterpillars complete 
equipment lineup. Offering top-of-the-line equipment is 
certainly an advantage, but with 18 locations throughout 
Louisiana, we also offer quality parts and service capabilities.
Because more contractors are renting versus buying, 
Louisiana Cat has one of the largest fleets of heavy and 
compact equipment for rent. For more information call 1-866-843-7440
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
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Penhall Company
1890 Woodlands Industrial Drive
Trussville, AL 35173
Tel: (205) 951-0041
Fax: (205) 951-0042
Website: www.penhall.com
Clark Thompson
DEMOLITION
E Luke Greene Company, Inc.
4807 Douglas Dam Road
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Tel: (423) 926-1151
Fax: (423) 926-5558
Email: jerry@elukegreene.com
Website: www.elukegreene.com
Josephine S. Greene, President
Specialty Area: Total Demolition, Total & Selective 
Demolition, Asbestos Abatement, Mold Remediation, 
Concrete Sawing & Drilling, Duct Cleaning
DOORS
Dothan Commercial Doors, LLC
1201 Leona Street
Dothan, AL 36303
Tel: (334) 699-3667
Fax: (334) 699-6623
Email: DCDLLC@graceba.net
Website: www.dothancommercialdoors.com
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
CONCRETE
Gerdau
4615 Coster Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
Tel: (865) 687-7220
Fax: (865) 687-9563
Email: John.Salsbery@gerdau.com
Website: www.gerdaucp.com
Razorback Concrete
PO Box 1028 
211 North Sixth Street
West Memphis, AR 72301
Tel: (870) 735-9580
Fax: (870) 735-5799
Email: kwetsell@razorbackconcrete.com
Website: www.razorbackconcrete.com
Keith Wetsell
Specialty Area: Ready Mix
CONCRETE PUMPING
SMECO Concrete Pumping
PO Box 369
Kenner, LA 70062-0369
Tel: (504) 467-7711
Fax: (504) 467-7714
Website: www.smeco.net
ACCOUNTING
Daenen Henderson & Company
3818 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, LA 71303
Tel: (318) 445-4585
Fax: (318) 442-1138
Email: jdaenen@dhc-cpas.com
Website: www.dhc-cpas.com
Specialty Area: Certified Public Accountants; 
Consulting Services
APPRAISALS
Stout Management Inc.
346 Lake Days Farm
Eddyville, KY 42038
Tel: (270) 388-4000
Fax: (270) 388-4001
Email: dogdaystoo@bellsouth.net
Website: www.stoutmanagement.com
Keith Stout, Certified Senior Appraiser
Specialty Area: Appraisers - Equipment
ASPHALT & ASPHALT PRODUCTS
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Prairie Contractors Inc.
PO Box 1530
Opelousas, LA 70571
Tel: (337) 948-3229
Fax: (337) 942-1717
Website: www.prairie-contractors.com
Profile:Prairie was founded in 1961. The company presently 
operates three permanent hot-mix asphalt/aggregate facilities 
located in Opelousas, DeRidder, and Westlake Louisiana, 
along with an aggregate yard in Leesville. The company also 
engages in base course construction, operates milling/cold 
planning machines and offers complete hot-mix asphalt, 
Portland Cement concrete, geotechnical and pavement design 
services through its state-of-the-art Design/Quality Control 
Laboratories and on-site registered Professional Engineers.
ERECTION SPECIALISTS, INC.
865.546.2176 / 865.933.7655 fax
Going strong! 30 years in business.
*Structural Steel Erection
Municipal, Industrial, Religious, 
Entertainment, Corporate, Schools, Retail, 
and Health Facilities
*Metal Handrails and Stairs
*Floor and Roof Decking 
*Crane Rental 
erectionspecialists@gmail.com
www.erectionspecialistsinc.com
ERECTION SPECIALISTS INC.
“WE GET
IT UP!”
KNOXVILLE,TN
546-2176
30
th
Anniversary
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FIRE PROTECTION
Fire Tech Systems, Inc.
721 North Ashley Ridge Loop
Shreveport, LA 71106
Tel: (318) 688-8800
Fax: (318) 688-8844
Email: lbiernacki@firetechsystems.com
Website: www.firetechsystems.com
Linda Biernacki, President
Profile:Licensed in LA, TX, AR, OK, MS, AL
Specialty Area: Fire Sprinklers, Fire Alarms, Fire 
Extinguishers, Special Hazards, Kitchen Suppression 
Systems, and Inspections
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
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Odebrecht Construction, Inc.
5100 Westheimer Road, Suite 585
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: (713) 961-9024
Fax: (305) 569-1500
Email: treiss@odebrecht.com
Website: www.odebrecht.com
Thais Reiss, Corporate Communications Manager
Profile:Founded in Brazil in 1944, Odebrecht has grown to 
be a diversified business leader worldwide. Our engineering 
and construction division has 70 years of experience and 
more than 35 years of international presence. Over the past 
24 years, Odebrecht USA has built a portfolio of more than 60 
projects worth over $6.4 billion, delivering vital infrastructure 
projects for federal, state and local governments, as well as 
important private developers in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, 
California, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Specialty Area: Construction
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
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Resolution, Inc.
1101-A Darbytown Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Tel: (615) 865-8813
Fax: (615) 868-4140
Website: www.resolutionusa.com
Michelle Sechrist, Training Coordinator; 
Chris Johnson, General Manager
FENCING
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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
Corbitt Power & Light, LLC
1008 Crestwood Avenue
Albertville, AL 35950
Tel: (256) 660-0130, (256) 572-7203
Email: shannon@corbittpower.com
Website: www.corbittpower.com
TTG Electric Co., Inc.
6001 Old Copperas Cove Road
Killeen, TX 76549
Tel: (254) 526-7284
Fax: (254) 526-9145
Email: ttg@hot.rr.com
Website: www.ttgelectric.com
ENGINEERS
Professional Engineers Inc.
127G Perimeter Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Tel: (865) 690-8262
Fax: (865) 690-4473
Email: dberry@proengineersinc.com
Website: www.proengineersinc.com
David K. Berry, CEO
Specialty Area: Geotechnical
SOUTH CENTRAL
We’re moving to a new location. Our new 
distribution center in Louisville means 
easier access to the products you need. 
It means we always have stock to pick up 
and that we’re cutting down on delivery 
times. And, most importantly, it means 
our friendly staff is a quick trip away. 
Now, everything you want from Neenah 
Foundry is in your backyard.
Louisville Distribution Center
10811 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, KY 40299
844-349-2989 | neenahfoundry.com
Detectable Warning Plates • Tree Grates • Grates • Manhole Lids • Inlet Frames • Storm Lids • Curb Boxes
ALL OF THE STRENGTH 
OF NEENAH, NOW IN 
YOUR BACKYARD.
IRONCLADPA PRTNERSHIPS
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RENTAL EQUIPMENT
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Louisiana Rents
3799 West Airline Highway
Reserve, LA 70084
Toll Free: (866) 843-7440
Fax: (985) 536-4549
Email: info@louisianarentalstore.com
Website: www.louisianarentalstore.com
Profile:Louisiana Rents is your single resource for high 
quality, low-hour Cat and top brands construction equipment 
and attachment rentals. We also sell new equipment from 
our top brand allied vendors. Daily, weekly, monthly or longer 
rentals are available. To ensure that our equipment is ready to 
work when you are...all machines are serviced and maintained 
by factory trained technicians. Big or small, Louisiana Rents 
rents it all. For more information call 1-866-843-7440
STEEL
Gerdau
4615 Coster Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
Tel: (865) 687-7220
Fax: (865) 687-9563
Email: Paul.Roach@gerdau.com
Website: www.gerdaucp.com
Paul Roach
Specialty Area: Fabrication; Rebar
UNDERGROUND SHORING
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Ozark Laser & Shoring
1116 Bulldog Avenue, Suite 5
Springdale, AR 72764
Tel: (479) 927-2424
Fax: (479) 927-2220
Email: dwhitlock@ozarklaser.com
Website: www.ozarklaser.com
LASERS & MACHINE CONTROL
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Ozark Laser & Shoring
1116 Bulldog Avenue, Suite 5
Springdale, AR 72764
Tel: (479) 927-2424
Fax: (479) 927-2220
Email: dwhitlock@ozarklaser.com
Website: www.ozarklaser.com
LEGAL SERVICES
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
One Federal Place 
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Tel: (205) 521-8520
Fax: (205) 488-6520
Email: jarchibald@babc.com
Website: www.babc.com
James F. Archibald, III
Profile:The 36+ members of our nationally ranked 
Construction & Procurement practice group have spent 
decades representing construction industry clients around 
the country and the world, providing a wealth of practical, 
hands-on business and legal experience to develop solutions 
for the challenges our clients confront every day. From 
contract negotiation and bid preparation to project close-out 
and dispute resolution, our clients count on us through every 
phase of a project to help make it a success. 
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS
JEM LLC
214 Camellia Street
Waveland, MS 39576
Tel: (228) 463-1261
Fax: (228) 466-6249
Website: www.jemmechanical.com
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/HEAVY HIGHWAY 
WEAVER-BAILEY 
CONTRACTORS, INC.
DON L. WEAVER
VICE PRESIDENT
WWW.WEAVERBAILEY.COM
OFFICE: 501-796-2301
MOBILE: 501-680-1126
E-MAIL: don@weaverbailey.com
P.O. BOX 60, 2564 HWY. 5
EL PASO, AR 72045
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT
KDM Sales & Service, Inc.
1223 West Gloria Switch Road
Carencro, LA 70520
Tel: (337) 896-6719
Fax: (337) 896-3070
Email: laura@daleytower.com
Website: www.kdmsales-services.com
Laura LeJeune
INSURANCE
Palomar Insurance Corporation
4525 Executive Park Drive 
PO Box 11128
Montgomery, AL 36111-0128
Tel: (205) 263-5109
Fax: (205) 263-5038
Email: lanem@palomarins.com
Website: www.palomarins.com
Lane Milam, Executive Vice President
INSURANCE: SURETY
Palomar Insurance Corporation
4525 Executive Park Drive 
PO Box 11128
Montgomery, AL 36111-0128
Tel: (205) 263-5109
Fax: (334) 263-5038
Email: lanem@palomarins.com
Website: www.palomarins.com
Lane Milam, Executive Vice President
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Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
306 East Market Street, Suite One
Greensboro, NC 27401
Tel: (336) 691-9222
Fax: (336) 691-9259
Email: rconner@cgspllc.com
Richard D. Conner, Attorney
E. Umpierre Suarez C.S.P. Law Offices
PO Box 365003
San Juan, PR 00936
Tel: (787) 753-1039
Fax: (787) 765-3101
Email: enrique@umpierre-suarez.com
Website: www.umpierre-suarez.com
Enrique Umpierre
Profile:The law firm, founded in 1970, is dedicated principally 
to the construction industry including construction litigation 
in local and federal courts in Puerto Rico. Also construction 
contracts, real estates, mediation and arbitration. Principal 
clients are builders, housing project developers, contractors, 
subcontractors, architects and engineers. The firm is 
composed of 20 attorneys dedicated to the above areas 
of legal work some with an engineering degree and/or 
experience.
EMMANUEL SHEPPARD &CONDON
ATTORNEYS AT LAW SINCE 1913
ESC
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Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon
30 South Spring Street 
PO Drawer 1271 (32591)
Pensacola, FL 32502
Toll Free: (800) 433-6581 • Tel: (850) 433-6581
Fax: (850) 429-0492
Email: info@esclaw.com
Website: www.esclaw.com
Robert Emmanuel; Charles P. Young; H. Wesley Reeder
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
L
M
The Mowbray Law Firm, LLC
3559 Gus Way
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Tel: (678) 778-6627
Email: bryce@mowbray-law.com
Website: www.mowbray-law.com
Profile:The Mowbray Law Firm is a full-service firm catering 
to the construction industry. Our experienced attorneys assist 
clients with every aspect of running a successful construction 
company: from contracts to payment and employment issues. 
We have big-firm expertise without the big-firm fees. Let us 
help you manage your risks.
ATTORNEYS
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Hill Ward Henderson
101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 3700
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 221-3900
Fax: (813) 221-2900
Email: eric.raines@hwhlaw.com
Website: www.hwhlaw.com
Erik Raines, Associate
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Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1800
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: (704) 375-0057
Fax: (704) 332-1197
Email: aculicerto@slk-law.com
Website: www.slk-law.com
Andy Culicerto, Attorney At Law
Profile:Shumaker is a full service law firm with offices in 
North Carolina, Florida, and Ohio. Shumaker’s construction 
lawyers represent clients across the construction industry: 
general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, 
developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, 
sureties, lenders, and governments. Our construction lawyers 
have experience with many different types of project-delivery 
systems on a wide variety of projects. Our experience includes 
private and public construction projects of all sizes, including 
state, local, and federal government construction projects.
Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford PA
2800 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 800
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 448-3939
Fax: (305) 441-1745
Email: wfink@wickersmith.com
Website: www.wickersmith.com
Bill Fink
Specialty Area: Legal Services
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
Bogert & Rembold, PL
2121 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, #600
Coral Gables, FL 33134-5222
Tel: (305) 442-9111
Fax: (305) 442-9001
Email: srembold@bogertrembold.com
Website: www.bogertrembold.com
Scott Rembold, Managing Partner
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Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
PO Box 30933
Raleigh, NC 27612
Tel: (919) 789-9242
Fax: (919) 789-9210
Email: jschenck@cgspllc.com
Website: www.cgspllc.com
James S. Schenck, IV, Attorney
Profile:The mission of Conner Gwyn Schenck is to provide 
superior legal services to the construction industry. At the 
project level, the Firm provides a full range of transactional 
and dispute resolution services. At the corporate level, the 
Firm provides assistance with the formation of companies and 
licensing and registration with public agencies. At the industry 
level, the Firm engages in a variety of public service and public 
policy activities.
Specialty Area: Construction Law-Contracts, Disputes, 
Surety Bonding, Regulatory Compliance, and Alternative 
Dispute Resolution
ACCOUNTING
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Elliott Davis
Corporate Headquarters 
200 East Broad Street
Greenville, SC 29606
Tel: (864) 242-3370
Fax: (864) 232-7161
Email: Construction@elliottdavis.com
Website: www.elliottdavis.com
Profile:Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting, tax and 
consulting services firms in the southeast and ranks among 
the top 50 CPA firms in the U.S. The Elliott Davis Construction 
Practice provides a comprehensive range of accounting, 
tax and business advisory services to general contractors, 
architectural and engineering firms and specialty contractors. 
We bring clients valuable insight and a unique full-scale 
perspective based on in-depth knowledge and first-hand 
industry experience.
Locations: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and 
Virginia
Construction Practice Leader, Jim Hazel-Charlotte, 
North Carolina
Specialty Area: Audit, review and compilations; Tax 
compliance and consulting; Job cost/accounting 
system design and implementation; Payroll taxes, 
insurance computations and processing; Sales and 
use tax assessment; Business insurance analysis 
and RFP process guidance; Cost segregation studies; 
Strategic business planning for construction companies; 
Assistance with bankers, bonding agents, sureties and 
other business advisors
AGGREGATES
Thompson Contractors Inc.
PO Box 1268
834 Milller Road
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Tel: (828) 287-3333
Fax: (828) 286-1067
Email: markk@tcontractors.com
Website: www.tcontractors.com
Specialty Area: Aggregates
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
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Faith Technologies, Inc.
225 Main Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Toll Free: (800) 274-2345 • Tel: (920) 751-9952
Email: tom.clark@faithtechnologies.com
Website: www.faithtechnologies.com
Tom Clark
Specialty Area: Contractor
Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc.
430 West Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Tel: (407) 788-3500
Fax: (407) 788-8555
Email: jane.hodges@tcelectric.com
Website: www.tcelectric.com
Jane Hodges
Profile:Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc. can turn the 
power on for you, whether it’s design build, value innovation, 
construction, installation, solar or service. Tri-City handles 
initial wiring for projects of all sizes, provides electrical 
maintenance, systems and service repairs, and has the 
experience, strength and personnel to deliver superior 
performance. Founded in 1958, Tri-City can handle any 
project from start to finish. “To do more than is expected for 
client, project and community”— that’s Tri-City!
Specialty Area: Electrical Contractors
EROSION CONTROL
State Construction Inc.
2103 Long Dairy Road 
PO Box 999
Graham, NC 27253
Tel: (336) 578-3923
Fax: (336) 578-5799
Email: david@stateconstructioninc.com
David Trickey
FLOORING
Tile-It Inc.
15 Gossett Road, Candler, NC 28715
PO Box 16365
Asheville, NC 28816
Tel: (828) 665-2655
Fax: (828) 665-2299
Email: tileitinc@bellsouth.net
Derrick L. Hipp, President
Specialty Area: Tile Contractors
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
Regency Electric Company, Inc.
4500 Salisbury Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Tel: (904) 281-0600
Fax: (904) 281-0599
Email: bill.carr@regencyelectric.com
Website: www.regencyelectric.com
Darrell W. Crochet, President/CEO
Profile:Regency Electric is a privately held corporation that 
has been providing commercial electrical service for over 
30 years. Our team leaders form, facilitate and manage our 
projects from conception to completion promoting quality 
improvement throughout. Regency personnel are trained and 
certified on a continuing basis. As a result, we maintain the 
highest level of technical and organizational proficiency in a 
company. We make our customer relationships a priority and 
value the benefits of our long-term associations.
Consider Quality - Consider Regency
Specialty Area: Contractor
CRANES & HOISTS
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NACB, Inc.
930 Williston Park Point
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Toll Free: (800) 654-5640
Fax: (407) 869-8778
Email: LDStutes@cranesafe.com
Website: www.CraneSafe.com
L.D. Stutes, VP/Sales & Marketing
Specialty Area: Safety Training
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Superior Cranes, Inc.
PO Box 2371
Rockingham, NC 28380
Tel: (910) 997-7700
Fax: (910) 997-7709
Email: info@superiorcranes.com
Website: www.superiorcranes.com
Specialty Area: Rental; Rigging
DOORS
Pella Carolina Inc.
PO Box 16907
Greensboro, NC 27416
Tel: (336) 379-8550
Fax: (866) 251-8382
Email: mmyers@pelladirect.com
Website: pro.pella.com
Profile:Pella Carolina, Inc. Providing Pella Brand products 
for all of NC and 25 counties in SW Virginia for over 35 years. 
Pella - “Viewed to be the best”
Specialty Area: Doors & Windows
BRICKS
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Carolina Ceramics
9931 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223-4390
Tel: (803) 788-1917
Fax: (803) 7365218
Email: carolinaceramics@carolinaceramics.com
Website: www.carolinaceramics.com
Jean Brklich, Marketing Director
Profile:Carolina Ceramics Brick Company is committed 
to manufacturing brick that provide exceptional energy 
efficiency, durability, recyclability and low maintenance. And 
the sand and clay of the Southeastern United States offers 
Carolina Ceramics the ability to create unrivaled brick colors. 
We are continually adding new colors, textures, shapes and 
sizes to our line. In addition to rich through-the-body color, 
our flexible packaging capabilities allow us to blend multiple 
colors together in one order. Imagine the range of possibilities!
BUILDING MATERIALS
Industrial Fabrics
510 O’Neal Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70819
Tel: (225) 273-9600
Fax: (225) 273-0440
Email: info@ind-fab.com
Website: www.ind-fab.com
Cary Goss, President
Specialty Area: Building Materials, Drainage Systems, 
Erosion Control, Geotechnical Products
COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
ATECH Communications
PO Box 278
Rochelle, GA 31079
Tel: (229) 365-7445
Fax: (229) 365-0095
Email: robert@atechcommunications.com
Website: www.atechcommunications.com
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
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Flint Equipment Company
1206 Blaylock Street
Albany, GA 31705
Tel: (229) 888-1212
Fax: (229) 435-3612
Email: tharden@flintholdings.com
Website: www.flintequipco.com
Profile:Wherever you see action, you’ll find Flint Equipment 
Company providing the raw machine power to get the job 
done. From home lawn tractors right on up to giant earth 
movers and diesel engines – if John Deere makes it – we rent 
it, sell it, finance it, insure it, service it and provide parts for 
it – and our extraordinary customer service comes as part of 
the package.
Specialty Area: Construction Equipment
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GLASS
Sunbelt Glass, Inc.
3804 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
Tel: (205) 595-8112
Fax: (205) 595-8312
Email: cholcomb@sunbeltglassllc.com
Website: www.sunbeltglassllc.com
HARDWARE
Contract Hardware, Inc.
1260 Collier Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tel: (404) 350-9408
Fax: (404) 350-9529
Email: mark.tew@contract-hardware.com
Website: www.contract-hardware.com
Mark Tew, President
HVAC
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Conditioned Air Systems, Inc.
2410 Hilton Way Southwest
Gainesville, GA 30501
Tel: (770) 536-7509
Fax: (770) 535-8096
Email: brookek@conditionedairsystems.com
Website: www.conditionedairsystems.com
Brooke M. Kalinauskas
Specialty Area: HVAC
HYDROSEEDING
State Construction Inc.
2103 Long Dairy Road 
PO Box 999
Graham, NC 27253
Tel: (336) 578-3923
Fax: (336) 578-5799
Email: david@stateconstructioninc.com
David Trickey
INSURANCE
Garner & Glover Co.
135 East Eighth Avenue
Rome, GA 30161
Tel: (706) 291-7380
Fax: (706) 234-8853
Website: www.garnerandglover.com
Specialty Area: Insurance & Risk Management
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Guy Hurley of Florida, LLC
7264 Kyle Court, Unit #B
Sarasota, FL 34240
Tel: (941) 999-1900
Fax: (248) 519-1401
Email: tony.papa@gh-fl.com
Website: www.gh-fl.com
Profile:We provide surety bonds and insurance for 
contractors serving the Florida marketplace. With cumulative 
surety underwriting experience of 40+ years, there isn’t a 
surety problem we haven’t seen, and solved. We are an IIABA 
Best Practices Agency for 2010, 2011 and 2012. If you’re 
tired of teaching your insurance agent the surety business, 
check us out. Meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations 
means finding solutions, even when those solutions are buried 
in the fine print.
LeChase Construction Services LLC
300 Trolley Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14606
Tel: (585) 254-3510
Fax: (585) 254-3871
Email: william.mack@lechase.com
Website: www.lechase.com
R.Wayne Lechase, Chairman; 
William H. Goodrich, President/CEO; 
Charles L. Caranci, Executive VP and CFO; 
William L. Mack, Executive Vice President ; 
Kyle Sayers, Exec. Vice President, 
Richard Schneider, Exec. Vice President
Profile:LeChase Construction is a full-service construction 
management and general construction firm with extensive 
experience in a wide range of industries. Our corporate 
headquarters are based in Rochester, NY and our regional 
offices are located in Albany, NY. Binghamton, NY; Corning, 
NY; Ithaca, NY; Syracuse, NY; Charlotte, NC; and Durham, NC. 
As a premier provider of construction services, we offer:
Construction Management
General Construction
Design-Build
Facility Management
Development Services
As a highly diversified construction management and general 
construction firm, we have experience managing projects in 
many industry segments including:
Healthcare
Education
Process Industrial
Science and Technology
Commercial
Specialty Area: Construction Management
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Odebrecht Construction, Inc.
201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 140
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Tel: (305) 341-8861
Fax: (305) 569-1500
Email: treiss@odebrecht.com
Website: www.odebrecht.com
Thais Reiss, Corporate Communication Manager
Profile:Founded in Brazil in 1944, Odebrecht has grown to 
be a diversified business leader worldwide. Our engineering 
and construction division has 70 years of experience and 
more than 35 years of international presence. Over the past 
24 years, Odebrecht USA has built a portfolio of more than 60 
projects worth over $6.4 billion, delivering vital infrastructure 
projects for federal, state and local governments, as well as 
important private developers in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, 
California, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Specialty Area: Construction
PRO Building Systems, Inc.
3678 North Peachtree Road, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30341-2345
Tel: (770) 455-1791
Fax: (770) 455-4123
Email: emock@probldgsystems.com
Website: www.probldgsystems.com
Edward Mock, President
Profile:Turnkey Design/Build Commercial General Contractor
Specialty Area: Design Build
GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
Cork-Howard Construction Company
2121 New Market Parkway, Suite 118
Marietta, GA 30067
Tel: (770) 690-0800
Fax: (770) 690-0830
Email: m.williams@corkhoward.com
Website: www.corkhoward.com
Mark Williams, Vice President
Profile:Founded in 1995, Cork-Howard Construction 
Company has developed an outstanding reputation for 
completing a wide range of projects with difficult and 
compressed schedules and concentrates on projects in these 
areas: corporate, healthcare, mission critical, non-profits and 
hospitality. Dedicated to safety, while being recognized for 
its excellence, Cork-Howard values client relationships. More 
than 70% of its projects are from repeat clients and referrals. 
A second office is located in Tampa, FL. Cork-Howard: 
building quality, confidence and excellence.
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LECESSE Construction Services
650 South Northlake Boulevard, Suite 450
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Toll Free: (855) 334-4490
Website: www.lecessecontruction.com
Andrew R. Hislop, President & CEO; 
Tayloe Call, COO; 
William O’Hanlon, Executive Vice President; 
Ken Ogden, Vice President Business Development; 
Don Prachel, Regional Director of Construction Services; 
Jeff VanVolkenburg, Regional Director of Construction Services
Profile:LECESSE Construction is a professional construction 
management company offering specialized consulting 
services to clients up and down the Eastern United States. 
For more than 60 years, we have constructed or renovated 
multiple public and private buildings focusing on senior 
living, multi-family housing, healthcare and higher education 
facilities. With a solid reputation for integrity and collaboration, 
we provide value at every step of the construction process 
including expert conceptual estimating, value engineering 
and innovation, LEED and design-build services. Reach us at 
www.lecesseconstruction.com.
Specialty Area: Commercial Construction Management
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MILLWORK & CABINETRY
Palm Beach Trim
1107 Barnett Drive
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Tel: (561) 588-8746
Fax: (561) 588-5855
Email: rick@palmbeachtrim.com
Website: www.palmbeachtrim.com
Richard K. Williams
Profile:Fabricating and installing high end architectural 
millwork packages since 1986 . Cabinets, doors, trim, 
paneling and ceilings from Canada to the Bahamas. FSC 
certified for LEED jobs. Design build capabilities. Affordable 
service and quality are our priorities. Our company is a 
valuable addition to any project.
Specialty Area: Cabinetry; Millwork
PAINTING
Baker Paint & Contracting Co., Inc.
4205 First Avenue, Suite 300
Tucker, GA 30084
Tel: (770) 491-6000
Fax: (770) 938-3952
Email: fchapman@bakerpaint.com
Website: www.bakerpaint.net
Fred Chapman, President
Profile:Our Reputation is Spotless
As one of the Southeast’s premier painting contractors, Baker 
Paint & Contracting proudly celebrated 40 years as a leader in 
the commercial and industrial painting industry.
Baker Paint & contracting is one of the largest painting 
contractors in the Southeast. specializing in commercial 
and industrial painting, coatings, and flooring. Baker Paint 
serves the private and public sectors. By combining the 
latest technology with years of industry expertise, the 
company is able to undertake complex and sophisticated 
projects while offering competitive pricing with the highest 
quality craftsmanship. Through forty years of continued 
growth, Baker Paints clients have helped the company define 
excellence in the painting industry.
Specialty Area: Commercial
PIPE
Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co.
201 East 16th Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Tel: (704) 373-1880
Fax: (704) 342-4333
Email: badcox@consolidatedpipe.com/
cps63@mindspring.com
Website: www.consolidatedpipe.com
Bill Adcox, Manager
Specialty Area: HDPE
LUMBER
SERVING THE SOUTHEAST SINCE 1972
COMPETITIVE PRICES
DEPENDABLE SERVICE
QUALITY BUILDING MATERIALS
6707 AUGUSTA HIGHWAY • POST OFFICE BOX 3129
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, SC 29070-1129
(803) 532-9226 • FAX (803) 532-6983
TOLL FREE (800) 489-1403
DELIVERY AVAILABLE
AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER,
MASTERCARD AND VISA ACCEPTED
www.oswaldlumber.com
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MATERIALS
CSW, Inc.
PO Box 925
Linwood, NC 27299
Tel: (336) 242-1300
Fax: (336) 242-1311
Email: info@cswinc.com
Specialty Area: Stucco Contractor, General Contractor
Pine Hall Brick Company, Inc.
2701 Shorefair Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Toll Free: (800) 334-8689
Fax: (336) 721-7517
Email: info@pinehallbrick.com
Website: www.pinehallbrick.com / 
www.americaspremierpaver.com
Reneé Lawson
Specialty Area: Bricks
MECHANICAL
W B Guimarin & Company
PO Box 116 
1124 Bluff Industrial Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29202
Tel: (803) 256-0515
Fax: (803) 252-8239
Email: info@wbguimarin.com
Website: www.wbguimarin.com
Sidney Rex
Specialty Area: Contractor
METAL FOR CONSTRUCTION
Monroe Metal Mfg., Inc.
6025 Stitt Street
Monroe, NC 28110
Tel: (704) 289-1518
Fax: (704) 282-4948
Email: bpope@monroemetal.com
Website: www.monroemetal.com
Bobby Pope, President/Treasurer
Specialty Area: Manufacturer
LEGAL SERVICES
Bull & Associates PA
111 North Orange Avenue, Suite 875
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: (407) 843-5291
Fax: (407) 843-4920
Email: bullfirm@bull-law.com
Website: www.bull-law.com
Stephen M. Bull
Profile:Bull & Associates concentrates its practice of law 
in the area of construction law, representing contractors, 
subcontractors, suppliers, owners, sureties, architects, 
and engineers in all types of construction projects including 
highways, airports, pipelines, schools, civic centers, hospitals, 
condominiums, hotels, malls and office complexes, handling 
bid protests, contract disputes, delay claims, liens, claims on 
bonds, differing site condition claims, lawsuits, arbitrations, 
and mediations. Mr. Bull is Board Certified in Construction 
Law by the Florida Bar.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law; Law Firms
Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O’Connell
515 North Flagler Drive, 20th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: (561) 832-5900
Fax: (561) 833-4209
Email: rchaves@ciklinlubitz.com
Website: www.ciklinlubitz.com
Richard Chaves
Specialty Area: Construction Law
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Peckar & Abramson
Profile:Peckar & Abramson is one of the nation’s leading 
construction law firms, routinely handling clients’ needs 
throughout the United States and the world. We are privileged 
to represent many of the construction industry’s most 
successful contractors and other construction professionals, 
as well as provide legal counsel to many industries. With 
offices around the country and affiliations with law firms 
around the world, Peckar & Abramson offers a full range of 
construction and related legal services.
Specialty Area: Attorney, Construction Law
LOUVERS/SCREENS/SUNSHADES
Chet Adams Company, Inc.
7334 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27607
Toll Free: (800) 849-6331 • Tel: (919) 851-6331
Fax: (919) 851-6371
Email: cac@chetadams.com
Website: www.chetadams.com
Edward F. Adams, President
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WINDOWS
Pella Carolina Inc.
PO Box 16907
Greensboro, NC 27416
Toll Free: (866) 251-8382
Fax: (866) 251-8382
Email: mmyers@pelladirect.com
Website: www.professional.pella.com
Profile:Pella Carolina, Inc. Providing Pella Brand products 
for all of NC and 25 counties in SW Virginia for over 35 years. 
Pella - “Viewed to be the best”
Specialty Area: Doors & Windows
SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS
Bermudez, Longo, Diaz-Masso, LLC
PO Box 191213
San Juan, PR 00919-1213
Tel: (787) 761-3030
Fax: (787) 760-0855
Email: fdm@bldmpr.com
Website: www.bldmpr.com
Francisco Diaz Masso
VIBRATION MONITORING
GeoSonics, Inc.
6900 SW 21 Court, Suite 4
Davie, FL 33317
Email: jstraw@geosonics.com
Website: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
Profile:Additional Offices:
5874 Faringdon Place, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27609
wpowell@geosonics.com
Specialty Area: Vibration Monitoring, Noise & Dust 
Monitoring, Inspections/Damage Claim Investigations, 
Blasting Consulting, Geotechnical Surveys, Geophysical 
Exploration, Expert Testimony, and Seismograph 
Manufacturing and Service
Vibra-Tech, Inc.
2175-B Highpoint Road
Snellville, GA 30078
Email: atlanta@vibratechinc.com
Website: www.geosonicsvibratech.com
Profile:Additional Offices:
377 Rubin Center Drive, Suite 114, Ft. Mill, SC 29708
carolinas@vibratechinc.com
Specialty Area: Vibration Monitoring, Noise & Dust 
Monitoring, Inspections/Damage Claim Investigations, 
Blasting Consulting, Geotechnical Surveys, Geophysical 
Exploration, Expert Testimony, and Seismograph 
Manufacturing and Service
PIPE SUPPLY
CORRUGATED PLASTIC 
DRAINAGE PIPE
800-334-5071
Manufacturers of…
www.cpp-pipe.com
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Crumpler Plastic Pipe, Inc.
PO Box 2068
Roseboro, NC 28382
Tel: (910) 525-4046
Fax: (910) 525-5801
Email: cppsales@cpp-pipe.com
Website: www.cpp-pipe.com
Specialty Area: Plastic
READY MIX CONCRETE
Thomas Concrete of Georgia, Inc.
2500 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339-3922
Tel: (770) 431-3300
Fax: (770) 431-3308
Email: sales@thomasconcrete.com
Website: www.thomasconcrete.com
Mark Sewell, Commercial Sales Manager; 
Barry Cheek, Territory Sales Manager
Specialty Area: Ready Mix
SCAFFOLDING
Stone Mountain Access Systems, Inc.
4600-A McCoy Drive
Pensacola, FL 32503
Tel: (850) 444-9380
Fax: (850) 444-9381
Email: micah@stonemountainaccess.com
Website: www.stonemountainaccess.com
Micah Harrison, Branch Manager
SITE PREPARATION/EXCAVATION
B.E. Singleton & Sons, Inc.
920 West Third Street
Washington, NC 27889
Tel: (252) 946-3287
Fax: (252) 946-9597
Email: msingleton@vol.com
Website: www.singletonandsons.com
William R. Woolard - Bill@BESingleton.com
Specialty Area: Site Preparation/Excavation
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505-345-8411
Fax 505-343-2755
Toll-Free 1-800-432-6612
Specialty Area: Rental & Sales
CRANES & HOISTS
Dielco Crane Service Inc.
5454 South Arville
Las Vegas, NV 89118-8301
Tel: (702) 364-5000
Fax: (702) 364-8117
Email: dielco@dielcocrane.com
Website: www.dielcocrane.com
Richard Dieleman
Profile:Dielco Crane Service, Las Vegas, NV, provides 
crane & rigging services-Southwest. Our business is based 
on providing the very best service-equipment, manpower 
and supervision. Conventional, hydraulic and rough terrain 
cranes(8 1/2 to 760 ton) with all specialty attachments (Max-er, luffer, tower, skyhorse, high lift, derrick, jibs, etc. Full 
service rigging, specialized gear, engineering and supervision. 
Working primarily on the construction and maintenance of 
high rise hotels, industrial facilities, power generation and 
mining.
Specialty Area: Rigging
ELECTRICAL
Duke Electric Company, Inc.
6451 FM 1541 
PO Box 267
Amarillo, TX 79105
Tel: (806) 376-6248
Fax: (806) 376-8356
Email: pmills@dukeelec.com
Website: www.dukeelec.com
J. Mills
Specialty Area: Contractor, Industrial, Commercial, 
Testing and Maintenance, Fiber Optic
GENERAL CONTRACTORS
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New-Com, Inc.
6600 Amelia Earhart Court, Suite B
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel: (702) 642-3331
Email: constance.robertson@ncinc.info
Website: www.nclasvegas.com
CONSTRUCTION & MINING EQUIPMENT: 
SALES & LEASING
Paul C Helmick Corp.
425 South 48th Street 
PO Box 60158
Phoenix, AZ 85082
Tel: (602) 273-1455
Fax: (602) 273-1457
Email: pch.corp14@gmail.com
Joe Mead
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
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Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.
PO Box 270300
Oklahoma City, OK 73137
Tel: (405) 495-7820
Fax: (405) 782-5973
Website: www.kirby-smith.com
Profile:Kirby-Smith Machinery is a leading industrial, 
road building and construction equipment dealer of cranes 
and heavy equipment - with quality products selected 
for their dependability and performance, and backed by 
manufacturer’s support. Kirby-Smith has service locations 
in Abilene (877-577-5729), Amarillo (800-283-1247), Dallas 
(800-753-1247), Ft. Worth (877-851-9977), Lubbock (866-289-6087), Kansas City (877-851-5729), Oklahoma City 
(800-375-3339), St. Louis (866-279-1392), Tulsa (800-375-3733) and Odessa (877-794-1800). Product lines include 
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Specialty Area: Equipment
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Wagner Equipment Co.
18000 Smith Road
Aurora, CO 80011-3511
Tel: (303) 739-3000
Fax: (303) 739-3191
Email: jchavez@wagnerequipment.com
Website: www.wagnerequipment.com
Profile:Wagner Equipment Cp. sells, rents and supports 
quality Cat machines used in heavy construction, building 
construction, mining, waste handling, paving, municipal and 
governmental applications, forestry, and more. Other products 
include trailers and machine work tools.
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Albuquerque
4000 Osuna Road NE, 87109
505-345-8411
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Farmington
1000 Troy King Road NE, 87109
505-327-2933
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1005 N. West County Road, 88240
575-393-2148
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2501 W. Amador Ave., 88005
575-647-9700
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ACCOUNTANTS
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Moss Adams LLP
999 3rd Avenue, Suite 2800
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: (206) 302-6500
Fax: (206) 622-9975
Email: construction@mossadams.com
Profile:Nationwide, Moss Adams and its affiliates provide 
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Specialty Area: Accounting
ACCOUNTING
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Doeren Mayhew Construction Services
One Riverway, Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: (713) 789-7077
Website: www.doeren.com
Specialty Area: Accountants
ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
ATTORNEYS: CONSTRUCTION LAW
Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, LLP
2800 North Central, #1800
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Tel: (602) 234-7800
Fax: (602) 277-5595
Email: dkl@jhc-law.com
Website: www.jhc-law.com
D. Kim Lough, Partner
Specialty Area: Legal Services
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Moorpark Branch:
13826 Princeton Aenue
Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: 805-529-4614 Fax: 805-529-3067
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1400 E. Orangethorpe Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: 714-879-1005 Fax: 714-879-4612
Email: gregh@trenchshoring.com
Banning Branch:
1184 W. Lincoln Street
Banning, CA 92220
Phone: 951-849-1611 Fax: 951-849-1192
Email: eliseom@trenchshoring.com
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9450 Dowdy Drive
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Phone: 858-530-2500 Fax: 858-530-0321
Email: donh@trenchshoring.com
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4035 Flossmoor Street
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Phone: 702-651-0920 Fax: 702-651-0520
Email: rogerb@trenchshoring.com
Trench Shoring Company rents, services and sells trench 
safety equipment, steel traffic plates and trench shoring 
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aluminum trench boxes, manhole boxes, aluminum hydraulic 
shoring, solder pile beams, steel and wood lagging, the SBH 
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TRENCH, SHORING & SCAFFOLDING
Trench Shoring Company
636 East Rosecrans Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059-3507
Tel: (310) 327-5554
Fax: (310) 323-9648
Email: kevinm@trenchshoring.com
Website: www.trenchshoring.com
Kevin Malloy
Profile:Bakersfield Branch:
301 Lawson Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Phone: 661-396-9160 Fax: 661-396-9162
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20542 Pascal Way
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GENERAL CONTRACTORS/CM
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6787 Spencer Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tel: (702) 895-9322
Fax: (702) 895-9388
Website: www.randoco.com
Erik Skogstad, General Mangaer; 
Barbara Taylor, Marketing Director
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Established in 1980: Corporate Office in Ogden, Utah: 
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Ranked in the Top 400 Contractors by Engineering News 
Record: Operating in 18 States: One of the best safety ratings 
in the industry: Award winning projects
R&O specializes in design-assist, design-build and 
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recreation facilities, hospitality warehouses, production 
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The Construction Link, Inc.
3394 Sutton Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Toll Free: (800) 448-0741 • Tel: (315) 789-4333
Fax: (315) 781-0908
Email: LRWard@tcli.com
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Ames Construction
2000 Ames Drive
Burnsville, MN 55306
Tel: (952) 435-7106
Fax: (952) 425-7142
Website: www.AmesConstruction.com
Tony Ames
Specialty Area: General Contractor
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ASPHALT PLANTS & PARTS
Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407
Tel: (423) 867-4210
Fax: (423) 867-6491
Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
portable, relocatable and stationary asphalt plant equipment 
as well as soil remediation equipment, wood pellet plants, and 
a complete line of portable and stationary concrete mixing 
plants. Astec produces equipment under the Astec and the 
Dillman brands.
Specialty Area: Equipment
CONCRETE PUMPS & PLACING EQUIPMENT
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Putzmeister America, Inc.
1733 90th Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Tel: (262) 886-3200
Fax: (262) 884-6338
Email: pmr@putzam.com
Website: www.putzmeisteramerica.com
Kelly Blickle, Marketing Services Manager
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belt conveyors, ready mix trucks and trailer-mounted concrete 
pumps as well as mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and 
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Astec, Inc.
4101 Jerome Avenue
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Tel: (423) 867-4210
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Email: abate@astecinc.com
Website: www.astecinc.com
Andrea Barnes Bate
Profile:Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries Inc. 
family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm 
mix asphalt equipment technology, support and training and is 
the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of 
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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc........................................................ 29
www.agc.org/awards
American Institute of Steel Construction........................................ 12
www.aisc.org
AT&T................................................................................................... 43
www.att.com/enhancedptt
Bay Crane Service Inc..................................................................... 134
www.baycrane.com
Bentley Systems Inc........................................................................... 7
www.Bentley.com/Constructor
Bituminous Insurance Companies................................................... 28
www.bituminousinsurance.com
The Blue Book Construction................................. Inside Front Cover, 3
www.thebluebook.com
Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC.......................................................... 123
www.BDLFIRM.com
Chicagoland Roofing Council......................................................... 119
www.chicagoroofi ng.org
Chrysler Corporation......................................................................... 19
www.agc.org/chrysler
Clicksafety........................................................................................... 9
www.ClickSafety.com/AGC
CMiC.............................................................................................98, 99
www.hello.hikuucloud.com/LEAN
Computer Guidance Corp........................................................ 106, 107
www.computerguidance.com
Cummins Power South, LLC............................................................. 42
www.CumminsPowerSouth.com
Cummins Rocky Mountain............................................................. 157
www.cumminsrockymountain.com
eMars, Inc.......................................................................................... 27
www.emarsinc.com
Erection Specialists, Inc................................................................. 146
www.erectionspecialistsinc.com
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc..................................................... 153
www.ergonasphalt.com
Fastener SuperStore......................................................................... 42
www.fastenersuperstore.com
FC Background.................................................................................. 97
www.fcbackground.com
FedEx................................................................................................. 39
www.enrolladvantage.fedex.com/6689
Ford Commercial Truck..............................................................34, 35
www.ford.com/commercial-trucks
Foundation Software........................................................................ 75
www.foundationsoft.com
General Motors Corp......................................................................... 15
www.agc.org/gm
Gregory S. Martin & Associates, PA................................................. 74
www.gsmartinlaw.com
Hanson Building Products................................................................ 85
www.hansonpipeandprecast.com
HCSS.................................................................................................. 47
www.HCSS.com/AGC
Herzog Contracting......................................................................... 122
www.herzog.com
Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust... 47
www.ironworkers.org
Lhoist North America...................................................................... 143
www.lhoist.us
National Construction Rentals......................................................... 55
www.rentnational.com
The National Terazzo and Mosaic Association............................... 33
www.ntma.com
NCCER.................................................................................................. 5
www.nccer.org
Neenah Foundry Company (N06662)..................................... 145, 147
www.neenahfoundry.com
New Millennium Building Systems................................................ 110
www.newmill.com/agc7
NLMCC/NECA-IBEW.................................................Outside Back Cover
www.nlmcc.org
Notevault, Inc............................................................ Inside Back Cover
promo.NoteVault.com
Red-D-Arc Welderentals..................................................................... 4
www.red-d-arc.com
Rish Equipment Company............................................................... 116
www.komatsuamerica.com
ROMCO Equipment Company............................................................ 47
www.romco.com
Rush Truck Centers of Colorado.................................................... 126
www.RushTruckCenters.com
Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.......................................................... 84
www.SmithCurrie.com
South Coast Surety........................................................................... 97
www.southcoastsurety.com
Sports Turf Company, Inc................................................................. 32
www.sportsturf.net
Tenmile Creek Excavating, LLC...................................................... 121
www.wecanmillit.com
Transpo Industries, Inc................................................................... 133
www.transpo.com
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP.................................. 75
www.traublieberman.com
Trim-Tex, Inc...................................................................................... 55
www.trim-tex.com
Wagner Equipment Co.....................................................125, 141, 155
www.wagnerequipment.com
WasteManagement........................................................................... 10
www.wm.com/bullseye
WD-40 Company.............................................................................. 105
www.WD40.com/hero
Wells Innovations Inc...................................................................... 157
www.wellsinnovatons.org
Willis.................................................................................................. 20
www.agc.org/awards
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Stepping from the monumental, 
classical Great Hall into the sleek, airy 
atrium, he says, is breathtaking. “Every 
day, people gather at the glass railings 
to enjoy the experience.”
MAKING SPACE IN TIME
Preservation and modernization 
notwithstanding, BSI also converted 
some 50,000+ square feet of unused 
private space into new, state-of-the-art public space — the increase was 
a staggering 83 percent. While the 
stack tower replacement accounted 
for a significant chunk, other projects, 
including the addition of a 250-seat 
auditorium, will afford the library a 
beautiful assembly space that began 
its life as a coal bin.
“Located in the sub-basement level, 
it was a dark and dingy space with 
water infi ltration problems,” notes 
Kaiser. “Old mechanical equipment was 
disassembled and removed using tem-porary conveyors, and new structural 
framing and rock fi ll were imported 
through narrow, old openings.”
In a value engineering effort (and 
with engineer approval), BSI modified 
the structural framing system to use 
more rock and less steel. It eased con-struction in a constricted space, not to 
mention saved money. While Kaiser is 
proud the project came in under budget 
(“Rare indeed is the public institution 
project that actually runs under a bud-get established years in advance!” he 
notes; roughly $2 million under budget, 
to be clear), he may well be prouder of 
the local St. Louis involvement.
“The work on the Central Library 
was done completely by local subcon-tractors and trade workers,” he notes, 
“which means the dollars that were 
spent on the project stayed in the St. 
Louis community.”
For his part, McGuire — who has 
worked on several library construc-tion projects and calls this the most 
important one — was astonished by 
both BSI’s on-site management and the 
level of craftsmanship. “They were art-ists, really …. Those men and women 
worked as though the Central Library 
belonged to them and, of course, now 
it does.”  ◆
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Taking a century-old 
library and bringing 
its functionality 
into the present — 
while respecting 
and preserving its 
architectural heritage — 
is daunting.
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FINAL INSPECTION
BY THE NUMBERS
5– the most World Cups won by a single country (Brazil)
7– the average number of miles a player runs during a game
17– the age of the youngest player to score a goal in a World Cup match (Pele)
25– the number of referees to officiate the 2014 World Cup
42– the age of the oldest player to ever take part in a World Cup (Roger Milla)
200,000– the biggest ever attendance for a World Cup match
715,000,000– the number of viewers of the final match of the 2006 FIFA 
World Cup
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Football (soccer) is a 
matter of life and death, 
except more important.
Bill Shankly
Sport is something 
that is very 
inspirational for 
young people.
Pele
Sports do not build 
character. They reveal it.
Heywood Broun
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In Celebration of the 
2014 FIFA WORLD CUP
THE WORLD CUP IS the biggest soccer tournament in the world. It 
is held every four years in a different country. The 2014 World Cup 
will be held in Brazil June 12-July 13, 2014.
FASCINATING
FACTS
India withdrew from the World 
Cup in 1950 because they weren’t 
allowed to play barefoot.
The first-ever soccer World Cup was 
held in the year 1930, which was 
won by the host country, Uruguay. 
The number of spectators was 300.
The soccer ball is measured to be 
around 28 inches in its circumfer-ence, and more than 80 percent of 
the world’s soccer balls are produced 
in Pakistan.
Soccer became an Olympic sport in 
the year 1908.
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