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AGC Houston Hosts Last Safety Committee Meeting of the Year

On November 11, 2021, AGC Houston held its last Safety Committee Meeting of the year. Those who attended the meeting gained a lot of insight from Anthony G. Stergio, Attorney of Andrews Myers, PC, on the new OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard that has recently been put in place

The AGC Houston Safety Committee members are dedicated to supporting the enhancement of jobsite safety at every level. Each meeting is structured to provide timely information and training to address the challenges of maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in today’s fast-paced environment.

Want to get involved? Contact Kim Mason at for more information.

Huge thanks to ISK Industries and KASK for sponsoring breakfast!

AGC Houston Recognizes Excellence in Safety 

AGC Houston celebrated safety professionals dedicated to creating a safe work environment at the Annual Safety meeting on November 9 at the Briar Club. The event served to recognize the Safety Excellence Award and Ray Lambright Award recipients. Special guest, John Choate, accomplished executive, entrepreneur and former Navy SEAL officer, shared anecdotes of his experiences as a Navy SEAL, emphasized the importance of teamwork, and shared tips on how to integrate both teamwork and leadership into the business world.

For event photos, please visit our Facebook gallery. 

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Joslin Construction - Keynote Sponsor
Andrews Myers, PC - Keynote Sponsor 
TDIndustries, Inc. - Keynote Sponsor 
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. - Patron Sponsor 
Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. - Patron Sponsor  
Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC - Breakfast Sponsor
Cherry Companies - Breakfast Sponsor 
Karsten Interior Services, LP - Breakfast Sponsor 
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. - Breakfast Sponsor 
Triangle Reproductions, Inc. - Print Sponsor 

Congratulations to the Award Recipients: 
Ray Lambright Safety Professional of the year - Cody Simmons - McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. 
Small Subcontractor of the Year - Rocket Materials, LLC
Large Subcontractor of the Year - Persons Services Corp. 
Affiliate/Vendor - Energy Rental Solutions/CAT
True North Safety Award - Tommy Lee - W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. 


The AGC Houston Construction Leadership Council Hosts Annual Poker Tournament 

The AGC Houston Construction Leadership Council hosted its annual poker tournament benefiting the AGC Houston Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership scholarship on November 4, 2021. The evening consisted of networking and culminated in an exciting final table round. Huge thanks to our members, sponsors and the University of Houston AGC Student Chapter for making the event a success!  

For event photos, please visit our Facebook gallery. 

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Correct Electric - Royal Flush Sponsor
Restoration Services, Inc. - Royal Flush Sponsor
Waste Transfer Partners - Straight Flush
Axis Builders, LLC - Four of a Kind
Building Concrete Solutions, LP - Food & Beverage
Austin Gilbane JV - Food & Beverage
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. - Dead Ass Last
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. - In-Kind
DeWalt - In-Kind
Back Pew Brewing - In-Kind
Pieper-Houston Electric, LP - In-Kind
Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd. - In-Kind
Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. - In-Kind

Congratulations to the Winners:

First Place: Allan Nevlud, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.
Second Place: Daniel Lynch, Building Concrete Solutions, LP
Third Place: Patty Glass, Marton Roofing Industries, Ltd.
Dead Ass Last: Robert Odhiambo, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

In this issue...


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Safety Professionals Happy Hour - Details to Come!

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Whether you are a general commercial contractor or a multistate industrial specialty contractor, State Tax Advisors promises to provide the best quality assurance and tax services.  Because each construction project has it's own challenges, our experienced tax consultants are able to assist you with the itricate requirements for federal and state tax regulations.
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You're not going to want to miss out on AGC Houston's professional development programs! These courses are intended for the following construction professionals: Superintendents, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Accounting Staff, Project Support Staff, Project Executives, Business Development, Technology Support Staff and more! Please click here for more information. 


Leadership AGC:  Building the Next Generation of Construction Leaders

The continuing growth of Houston’s commercial construction industry signals a need for the development of trained, informed and responsible leadership to sustain our organization’s future. Developing young leaders will be a key piece of the future success and growth of the construction industry in Houston.  If you have identified high performers in your company and want to take them to the next level, this program is for you.   

Please click here for more information. 



OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The ETS establishes binding requirements to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers with 100 or more employees from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.

Understanding the ETS 

Employers covered by the ETS.
The ETS generally applies to employers in all workplaces that are under OSHA’s authority and jurisdiction, including industries as diverse as manufacturing, retail, delivery services, warehouses, meatpacking, agriculture, construction, logging, maritime and healthcare.

Workplaces not covered by the ETS.
This standard does not apply to workplaces covered under the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors or in settings where employees provide healthcare services or healthcare support services when subject to the requirements of the Healthcare ETS (29 CFR 1910.502). 

Employees of covered employers not subject to the requirements.
The ETS does not apply to employees who do not report to a workplace where other individuals such as coworkers or customers are present, employees while they are working from home, or employees who work exclusively outdoors.

Tony Stergio, of Andrews Myers, PC, breaks it down here.

Visit for additional information on COVID-19 Laws and regulations, COVID-19 enforcement policies, compliance assistance materials and guidance, and Worker’s Rights.


Sign Up Today for the AGC 2022 Convention

The AGC Annual Convention provides contractors of all sizes the opportunity to gain business-critical insights into the issues most affecting their operations. From risk management to safety on the jobsite to the latest in project management solutions, AGC brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. 

And no time is better than now to prepare your company for the challenges (and opportunities) facing our industry as we collectively emerge from the pandemic, grapple with economic uncertainty, and navigate the legislative and regulatory policies of the new administration. 

Experience for yourself how the AGC Annual Convention provides contractors of all sizes and markets the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage, to help protect key business interests, make important industry connections, and to prepare for industry disruptions. Click here to register today. 

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Andrews Myers, PC

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.

View the full list of OSHA UT-A courses here.


15 - 18: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

16 - 18: OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry 

16 - 18: OSHA 3015: Excavation, Trenching & Soil

29 - December 2: OSHA 501: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards General Industry

29 - December 2: OSHA 920: Process Safety Management (PSM) 


1 - 2: OSHA 10-Hour  

6 - 8: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

6 - 9: OSHA 2045: Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards

6 - 9: OSHA 510: Occup Safety and Health Standards for Construction

8 - 10: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

13 - 16: OSHA 511: Standards for General Industry

Peckar & Abramson
Old Republic Surety Company
Member News

Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. (CMS) Honored With Craftsmanship Excellence Award

Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. (CMS) was given the first Craftsmanship Excellence Award by the Cast Stone Institute for its work on the Brockman Hall for Opera at Rice University. The Cast Stone Institute was formed in 1927 and is the common voice for the cast stone industry disseminating current information and standards regarding the design, manufacturing, installation and use of cast stone.  In addition, CMS was the recipient of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Houston ICE award for Finish Exterior over $1 million and the Golden Trowel Excellence award from the Texas Masonry Council and Associated Masonry Contractors of Houston for our work on this project. 

Membership Benefits

AGC Houston Announces New – and Improved – Health Program

The Associated General Contractors Houston Chapter Plan Offers:

  • Wellness (Includes programs such as UnitedHealthcare Motion®, Real Appeal® and Rally®)
  • Significant Member Discounts
  • Multiple Plan Designs and Options Available
  • Discounted Ancillary Programs
  • Virtual Visits

AGC Houston is excited to offer its member companies the Associated General Contractors Houston Chapter Plan in partnership with UnitedHealthcare. The new program will provide AGC members with the opportunity to choose from a broad selection of significantly discounted plans to meet their company's respective needs. Customization and flexibility for each member company is one of the benefits of the program.

Companies involved in most aspects of the construction industry are eligible for a proposal. To participate, contact our plan partner, The Stevenson Group, and they will guide you through the enrollment and underwriting process if you are interested in the program.

For More Information, Contact:
Brian Stevenson
Phone: 281-371-6061


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New Members

Midway Machine & Instrument Co., Inc.
701 Oregon St.
South Houston, Texas 77587
Phone: 713-947-1102

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Montgomery, TX 77356-2004
Phone: 713-254-2907

Americanized Benefit Consultants
9575 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 713-960-1006

Aaron Mechanical, LLC
45 Wilson Road, Ste 303
Humble, TX 77338
Phone: 281-540-4822

G&G Contractors, LLC
25 The Oval St.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
Phone: 281-731-7724

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Phone: 886-452-0448





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