AGC of America’s members make this organization truly great. Read through some stories from members about what their involvement has meant for them. If you have an AGC story to share, we encourage you to submit it in the form at the bottom of the page so we can publish it here.
The Christman Company, Lansing, Michigan As a company focused on building lasting relationships, our valued AGC affiliation has always been a particular point of pride at The Christman Company. From notes in our own corporate history, on November 20-21, 1918, at the Hotel LaSalle in Chicago, company owners H.G. and J.F. Christman met with a group of other general contractors for the purpose of establishing a national organization of worthy contractors. Five months later, 143 general contractors from 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Quebec Canada attended the first Associated General Contractors of America meeting to establish a code of ethics and uniform building procedures. With that, [read more...]
Moss Construction, Fort Lauderdale, FL Moss, a privately held construction firm, was founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2004 with only 2 employees. Over the next several years Moss continued to grow its business in South Florida. With the downturn of the construction industry in 2008/2009, diversified and a decision was made to expand to other locations where executive management had previous business relationships. As a result of the expansion, Moss’ managed revenue reached $390 million with 210 employees. In 2013, Moss acquired the operations of Peter R. Brown Construction. In 2014, Moss nationally extended its geographic reach with the integration of Hunt Companies’ construction arm. With popular construction [read more...]
Tom Foss, CEO, Griffith Company, Los Angeles, CA AGC is a vital part of our business and our business model. I make sure that our newest and youngest employees get exposure to AGC as soon as possible, whether it is by sending them to STP courses or having them attend an annual meeting. I want to put them in the room with the people that they need to know, that they can learn from. We can work with our local chapter on issues that affect the state of California, but when it comes to the bigger issues, AGC of America is there. AGC and the staff have these [read more...]
Frank Wilson, BFW Contractors, St. Louis, MO As a minority contractor, AGC was an intimidating organization to join. AGC represents many of the largest and most successful contractors in the country, but these people were the easiest to reach once I became involved with the AGC. As a member of AGC, I gained access to fellow members willing to share their experiences and the lessons they’ve learned. In turn, I’ve learned a lot about the industry, the key players, and the politics. There’s a wealth of information you’re able to access as a member of AGC. The thing is, the community we live in, this country, this world, [read more...]