Members Report Unauthorized Membership Dues Invoices

The National Association of General Contractors and Subcontractors is in NO WAY AFFILIATED with AGC! AGC of WA members have reported an unaffiliated Membership Directory Listing Application under the guise of a “Membership Invoice.” Specifically members have reported receiving “membership dues in...
Posted on: 01/05/2010

New AGC Southern District Headquarters Purchased

By Tim Attebery AGC Southern District Manager In late 2008 AGC sold its office space on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma and is now finishing the purchase of a building in Fife. In a survey AGC members reported that they would prefer office space that did not require paid parking and was conve...
Posted on: 01/05/2010

AGC Welcomes New Members

The following firms were recently approved for membership by the AGC Board of Trustees (click links for more info): Omega-Morgan; Puget Sound Refrigeration Inc.; and ProBuild.
Posted on: 12/22/2009

From the AGC President: The Year in Review

By Lee Kilcup CEO and Chairman of GLY Construction and AGC President 2009 may not have been the year to be a contractor but it was a great year to be an association that provides real value in a time of need. From the very beginning of the year our focus was on creating real help to our member...
Posted on: 12/08/2009

Earl Bell, Long-Time Staff Member and Friend to AGC, Passed Away

It was with a great deal of sadness that the AGC of Washington members and staff learned of the loss of one of its long-time staff members Earl Bell to cancer on November 6. Earl had been living in Arizona with his wife Robynn since he retired from AGC in 1995. Earl was born in Gresham Oregon No...
Posted on: 11/18/2009

New Members Welcomed to AGC of Washington!

General Contractor: Skanska USA Civil Northwest Inc.; Subcontractors: Campbell-Cox Floor Covering Inc. Canam Steel Corporation Flagging Service NW Inc. Sequoyah Electric LLC; Associates: Breedt Production Tooling and Design Honeywell New York Life Olympic Associates Company Solbakken Company The ...
Posted on: 11/18/2009

AGC Members Among Fastest Growing

AGC member companies recently named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list: BNBuilders Inc.; GLY Construction Inc.; and Lydig Construction Inc.
Posted on: 11/18/2009

AGC of WA Members Win 13 McGraw-Hill \Best Of\ Awards

Congratulations to AGC of WA members who have been named winners of McGraw-Hill’s Northwest Construction Best of 2009 awards competition: Andersen Construction (Best Healthcare Best Office) BNBuilders (Best Tenant Improvement) General Construction/Kiewit (Best Transportation) IMCO Construction ...
Posted on: 11/09/2009

Beware Faxed Scam Membership Directory Applications

Faxed scam solicitations appearing to come from “American” General Contractors or “National Association for General Contractors” are again circulating. Neither AGC nor our directory provider sent these faxes. Couple things to note: All update forms for the AGC of WA directory were mailed last m...
Posted on: 11/09/2009

Vic Scalzo, former AGC President, Passes Away

Victor Joseph Scalzo 89 passed away peacefully on Sept. 17 2009. Vic was president of AGC Mountain Pacific Chapter (later AGC of WA) in 1961 and an honorary AGC of Washington member. Vic began his career in highway construction at an early age following in his fathers footsteps. Along with his ...
Posted on: 09/28/2009

Stay Informed of Emerging Trends through AGC of America Groups

Meet your peers from across the nation by participating in an AGC of America Committee or Division. National AGC has 37 Committees whose members receive valuable info on industry topics and have a forum to discuss issues affecting their every-day business needs. Occupational Divisions provide m...
Posted on: 09/28/2009

Why AGC of America Membership Is Crucial During Tough Times

By Stephen Sandherr CEO AGC of America In today’s economic climate businesses are right to make sure the money they are investing is delivering the biggest possible return. The good news is that membership in AGC continues to be extremely worthwhile. That is because AGC has been the only organi...
Posted on: 09/15/2009

Safety Department Thanks Gauger, Seger and the BBQ Chefs

By Randy Guzman Assistant Safety Director AGC’s Safety Department thanks Mark Gauger (Safety Director with GLY Construction) and Stephen Seger (Safety Director for Foushee & Associates Inc.) for being presenters at the Northern District Safety Forum on Aug. 7. Twenty-two members gathered a ...
Posted on: 08/17/2009

Planning for AGC's Future

By Lee Kilcup AGC President At our recent AGC Board Retreat we had a very productive day facilitated by Tim Rhoades of the Lighthouse Institute. We validated our mission and related values of skill integrity responsibility and community revisited 2008 goals for progress against objectives (satis...
Posted on: 08/04/2009

AGC Education Foundation Supports Pilot Project in Construction Math

Partnering the construction industry with education is one of the primary objectives of the AGC Education Foundation. One of the Foundation’s grantees the Construction Careers Academy (CCA) at Meridian High School in Bellingham has demonstrated a strong commitment to this objective through their ...
Posted on: 08/04/2009

AGC of America's \Lone Wolf\ Efforts for Nation's Construction Community

(Editors note: Recently an AGC chapter asked the national association: where has AGC of America has been either the first or only association to advocate on behalf of the construction industry? Below is AGC of America’s response with its impressive list of accomplishments.) The Associated Gen...
Posted on: 08/04/2009

Get to Know Your AGC Staff: Penny Schmitt

Penny Schmitt is originally from New York and moved to Seattle when her employer Uniguard Insurance transferred her out here. She worked for Uniguard for 31 years. She left Uniguard to open a restaurant in Ballard with her husband Pete. After a couple of years they shut the business down and sh...
Posted on: 08/04/2009

Online Classes Announced by AGC Education Foundation

Answering the call for more accessible learning and more flexible schedules the AGC Education Foundation is now offering online training. Topics include STP estimating green building construction math and others. For info and registration click Online Classes.
Posted on: 07/21/2009

AGC Welcomes New Members

AGC has approved and welcomes the following firms for membership: Compass General Construction LLC; Compass Construction Management; Pegasus Global Holdings Inc.; Pierce College Construction Management Program.
Posted on: 07/21/2009

AGC Names Sen. Holmquist Legislator of the Year

Sen. Janéa Holmquist (R-13 Ephrata) was named Legislator of the Year by AGC of Washington. Sen. Holmquist was presented the award on June 23 during the AGC Board of Trustees annual retreat. “Sen. Holmquist in her role as Ranking Republican Member of the Senate Labor Commerce & Consumer Prot...
Posted on: 07/06/2009

AGC's Kime Named to ASSE Chapter Board

AGC Safety Director Mandi Kime has been named to the Board of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). She is serving as its Communications Chair. ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people property an...
Posted on: 06/23/2009

GM to Honor AGC Fleet Discount Agreements

In light of recent news General Motors reinforced its commitment to the AGC/GM discount program and its intention to honor warranty commitments. GM is interested in extending the discount program to 2010. For more info click GM Fleet Discount.
Posted on: 06/09/2009

Display the New AGC Logo!

AGC of Washington is respected by the business community regulators and government officials across the state. By using the AGC logo your company is demonstrating the skill integrity and responsibility that the association upholds. Display it in your ads and other materials. Click AGC Logo to d...
Posted on: 06/09/2009

Kenyan Contractor Visits AGC

Andrew Clapham Senior Director of Design and Construction for Vulcan Inc.; Rehema Dida owner of Jara Construction Limited in Kenya; and Doug Freeman General Manager and part owner of Freeman Bell Construction & Development LLC.   One of the benefits of AGC membership i...
Posted on: 05/27/2009

AGC Members and Staff Have Huge Impact on 2009 Legislature

By David DHondt AGC Executive Vice President Given what we were faced with in the 2009 Legislature the eventual outcome is a compelling reason why contractors should want to be members of AGC of Washington. A well thought-out and Board-adopted plan a hard working staff and unprecedented member i...
Posted on: 05/12/2009