Members' Edge
This program is designed to strengthen the next generation of leaders' civic and professional network and help them emerge with an increased knowledge of our industry's diversities.

Check out the details! Deadline to apply is Friday, August 17, 2018.



September 22 at The Houstonian and You're Invited!

Tickets & Sponsorships must be purchased by September 5, 2018.
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC

AGC Houston Safety Committee Meeting is Scheduled for August 31.

AGC Members receive a 10% discount on all UTA OSHA-taught classes. Please call (866) 906-9190 and provide the member code (AGCHOU).

AGC News
The construction industry is experiencing record economic activity with low unemployment and little expectation that the current domestic workforce can alone meet employment demand.

Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would allow contractors to hire year-round construction guest workers, who otherwise have no legal immigration avenue. The Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act would provide industries like construction access to tens of thousands of new temporary workers while protecting Americans and alleviating incentives for individuals to enter the country illegally. 
Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application closes November 1, 2018. 

Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 150 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

AGC of America is now accepting applications for its 2019 AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program. This award seeks to raise awareness of the value a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by bringing attention to diversity and inclusion champions within AGC.

Prices for goods and services used in construction costs were unchanged overall from June to July, but months of steep increases over the past year have squeezed the profits of contractors, whose bid prices have not matched the cost shocks, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. AGC warns that the impact of recent and threatened tariffs are likely to put contractors in further financial peril.

American Door Products
Baker Triangle
Membership Benefits
Make plans to attend a special luncheon Wednesday, August 22, 2018 to learn more about the AGC Southwest Chapters 401 (k) plan.

Who can attend? 
Participating companies, employees and anyone interested in learning more about the AGC 401 (k) plan.

Why you should attend: 
• Receive your company’s individual plan review 
• Assess the competitiveness of your design features compared to other AGC plans 
• Get advice from our auditors (Hannis T. Bourgeois) on avoiding 401(k) plan pitfalls 
• Enjoy lunch and mingle with other AGC CFO’s, CEO’s, HR & owners

Currently, the plan has investment assets of over $310,000,000 with 96 participating employers. 


As a member of AGC, you can save up to 25% at Avis and Budget when you make reservations using AGC's discount code here. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. So when you drive off, you’ll be ready for whatever the journey brings. 

Our innovative, cloud-based software with integrated recruiting and ATS, onboarding, performance management, learning management (LMS) and succession planning can make your HR experience simple and user-friendly for both management and employees.
Andrews Myers, PC
Here's Looking at You

Kim Mason, AGC Houston Director of Safety  Services, recently demonstrated the correct way to wear Personal Fall Arrest System during an OSHA 30-Hour class. "Personal fall arrest systems are used to stop workers in a free-fall. They consist of an anchorage, connectors, and a body harness. They can also include a lanyard, lifeline, and deceleration device," she stated. "Most importantly," she added, "workers need to continuously check the lanyards and the body harness mechanisms to ensure that they are still in working order!"
AGC Houston members packed Cafe Adobe's main dining room on August 2, 2018 for our summer networking mixer. The event drew more than 100 construction industry professionals for a chance to network and win a cool goodies from Marton Roofing Industries, Ltd., our sponsor, including two pairs of Texans tickets! Congratulations to Chris Holley, Crain Group, LLC, who won the Predator FPV drone door prize! 
News you can Use
National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb has issued a memorandum about the NLRB’s new approach to cases charging that employee work rules or employment policies (also referred to as employee handbook policies) unlawfully interfere with employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  
Texas-based cabinet manufacturer Kent Moore Cabinets LLC will pay $175,458 in back wages to 59 employees to resolve overtime, minimum wage, and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD).
WHD investigators found that the employer failed to pay overtime to service technicians. Kent Moore Cabinets LLC incorrectly classified these employees as exempt from overtime, and paid them a guaranteed wage plus commissions for their primarily manual labor. The service technicians received no additional compensation when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek, in violation of the FLSA’s overtime requirements. The company also failed to maintain accurate pay and time records for these employees, violating the FLSA’s recordkeeping provisions.
New Members
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs

AJ Warren Service Company
AJ Warren III
7514 Fairbanks N. Houston Rd.
Houston, Texas 77040-2504
(713) 466-6135


McClenny, Moseley & Associates
James McClenny
411 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E.
Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77060
(713) 334-6121


Roy B. Wheeler Co.
Susan Haney
911 Martin St.
Houston, Texas 77018
(713) 692-9729


Power Plus
Mark Kehrer
2121 Brittmoore Rd. #5500
Houston, Texas 77043-2240
(281) 389-8027


Mazzarino Construction & Development Ltd.
Richard Mazzarino
7155 Old Katy Road Suite N260 
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 861-1601








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