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Many Gather to Celebrate the Retirement of AGC Houston CEO, Jerry Nevlud 

On December 6, 2021, many individuals gathered in celebration of Jerry Nevlud's retirement at the Houstonian. Jerry has led AGC Houston for over 17 years as CEO and has touched the lives of many within the construction industry during his tenure. We wish him well as he embarks on the next chapter of his life and thank him for his many years of service.

Huge thanks to Diagrid Group of BairdTransamerica Retirement Services, and NPPG (Pinnacle) for sponsoring the reception.

Please visit our Facebook gallery for more photos from the event.

In this issue...
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State Tax Advisors®
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. 


Do you have a shining star? Nominate them for the Standard of Excellence Award!

Presented annually, this prestigious award gives special recognition to a construction industry employee who most exemplifies the highest standards of excellence. All construction industry employees are eligible to be nominated for this award!

Who can be nominated? 
All construction industry employees are eligible – employees of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service companies, architects and engineers.  
What is the nomination criteria?
The individual must consistently set the standard of excellence in regards to commitment to quality, customer service, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism. Nominations can be based on either a daily commitment to excellence or outstanding personal effort on a special project or event in the workplace. 
How do you nominate a deserving individual?
To nominate someone you believe exemplifies the standard of excellence in the construction industry, simply submit a nomination form.

Click here to apply. 


AGC Houston Scholarship Applications Now Open

AGC Houston will be awarding Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership scholarships to college-bound and university students who are majoring in a construction-related discipline.

In its 26th year, the AGC Houston scholarship program has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling $635,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must pursue a degree relating to a career in construction.
  • Applicant must be an employee or dependent of an employee of an AGC Houston member firm or an AGC Student Chapter member.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a college, university, or accredited training program during fall semester 2022.
  • Current high school seniors and college students are eligible to apply.

Click here to apply today. 



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.


13 - 16: OSHA 511: Standards for General Industry

Nominate Deserving Construction Companies 

2022 Nominations Deadline: December 15, 2021

The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. The CSEA closely examines each candidate's commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award programs that limit the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive.

Each application will be reviewed for evidence of:

  • Company management commitment
  • Active employee participation
  • Safety training
  • Worksite hazard identification and control
  • Safety program innovation

The 2022 Construction Safety Excellence Awards competition is now open and available through the AGC of America Website. You are not required to apply through the AGC Houston chapter. Click here to access the application; you will be directed to Formsite, the application platform. Applicants must create an account to view/complete the application.

Peckar & Abramson
Old Republic Surety Company
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

Pump Group Incorporated
9711 US 62
Wolfforth, TX 79382
Phone: 888-917-8677

Climatec, LLC
7701 W Little York Rd
Houston, TX 77040-5605, STE 100
Phone: 713-983-6500

Ram Jack 
931 Pheasant Valley Dr., STE 200
Missouri City, TX 77489
Phone: 281-240-6066

Millis Development & Construction
931 Pheasant Valley Dr., STE 200
Missouri City, TX 77489
Phone: 281-240-6066

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




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