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7: CLC Spring Cornhole Tournament


Join the Construction Leadership Council on April 7 for a some friendly competition. Space is limited, so sign your team up for the Cornhole Tournament today! The event will take place in the back parking lot at AGC Houston!



22: APEX Awards Gala at The Houstonian


18-19: BBQ Cook-Off at Pasadena Fairgrounds

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AGC/OSHA Partnership Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2023 OSHA Partnership Program. The partnership is a cooperative effort between AGC Houston, OSHA and member companies committed to voluntarily improving their safety and health performance. AGC Houston member participation is strictly voluntary and is available to companies that meet the program’s qualification requirements. 

Contact Kim Mason for more information or to apply.

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
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Upcoming Safety Classes

AGC Houston is proud to partner with the The Region VI OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington. The OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington is the top-ranked OSHA Training Institute Education Center in the country.

Additional classes scheduled for January. View the full list of OSHA courses here.


22-25: OSHA 2015: Hazard Materials

22-25: OSHA 510: Standards for Construction

29-1: OSHA 511: Standards for General Industry

30-1: OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry


5-9: HM 241: Hazpower General Site Worker 40-Hour

5-7: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

7-9: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

12-15: OSHA 5810: Hazard Recognition & Standards for On-Shore O&G

 13-15: OSHA 3115: Fall Protection

26-29: RM 101: SHERM Principles

AGC News

Rising Materials Prices and Supply Chain Disruptions are Hurting Many Construction Firms Already Struggling to Cope with Pandemic Impacts

Another round of steep price increases and supply-chain disruptions are wreaking hardships on contractors, driving up construction costs and slowing projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. The data comes a day after the association released a new survey showing materials delays and price increases are affecting most contractors.  Association officials urged the Biden administration to end a range of trade tariffs in place, including for Canadian lumber, that are contributing to the price increases, and to help uncork supply-chain bottlenecks.  Read on.

Reminder: AGC’s Annual Call for Presentations is Open

The Associated General Contractors of America is now accepting proposals for speaking opportunities for 2021 conferences, webinars and our headliner event, AGC's Annual Convention, September 21-23, 2021, in Orlando.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, April 2.


On March 10, 2021, Congress passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill entitled the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The president signed it into law on March 11. The Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) government relations team worked to ensure the best possible outcome for the construction industry in this bill. Although not everything AGC fought for made it into the package or in the best possible form, there are construction industry priorities that AGC secured....  
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Membership Benefits

AGC Houston Members Enjoy Benefits of the National AGC

As a member of AGC, you have exclusive access to a suite of benefits that includes products, programs and services to support your business and your career. In addition to the benefits you receive from your local chapter, follow the steps below for tips on how you can maximize your AGC of America membership. Move at your own pace, skip steps that don't apply to your needs, and add your own steps along the way. Our goal is to make sure each member is well aware of all the tools available in your tool box as a member of AGC – The Construction Association.

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AGC Provides Vaccine Policy Resources Free to Members

In response to the present situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, AGC of America (AGC) has recently produced several resources to assist construction employers as they consider any vaccine policies. Learn more

Here's Looking at You

HBJ Names Howard Tellepsen as Landmark Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Howard Tellepsen, chairman of Houston-based construction company Tellepsen, has been named the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for the Houston Business Journal's 2021 Landmark Awards.

Tellepsen's company is a fourth-generation, family-owned and -operated business that has provided commercial, institutional and industrial construction services in Houston since 1909. Last year, Tellepsen ranked as the sixth-largest family-owned business in Houston, according to HBJ research.

Tellepsen has worked on several Houston landmarks throughout the years. In 2005, Tellepsen transformed the Compaq Center into Lakewood Church, which is home to the largest church congregation in the country. Tellepsen built the historic Shamrock Hotel in Houston, which was the largest hotel in the U.S. when it opened in 1949, as well as The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown, which opened in 2018. The company also built Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in 1954 and constructed the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Miller Outdoor Theatre in the early 1920s.  Read on.

Blankenship to Lead Houston Business Unit as Senior VP of Satterfield and Pontikes Construction

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) has promoted Eric Blankenship to Senior Vice President, Houston Business Unit Leader. In this role, Blankenship has ultimate control of the company’s Houston project obligations including budgeting/estimating, strategy planning, scheduling, logistics planning, safety, resource management and construction execution. In addition, he provides solutions to construction and management issues and ensures timely project completion consistent with expected quality and safety standards.

For more information, contact Alex B. Flores at

News you can Use

Cornerstone - Spring 2021

Start reading this issue now!

Your digital edition of Cornerstone - Spring 2021 is available now. This quarter's issue includes:

  • From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
  • From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
  • COVID-19 Year-End Review
  • The 2021 Texas Legislative Session
  • AGC Houston Salutes Michael Dovalina, 2020 Standard of Excellence Award Recipient
  • AGC Houston Members Take the Pledge to Foster a Culture of CARE
  • Leading In An Unprecedented Time Of Crisis
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