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AGC Houston Hosts Holiday Safety Happy Hour 


That’s a wrap! On December 9, 2021, we ended the year with our annual Holiday Safety Happy Hour. Huge thanks to our members and sponsors for making the event a success, as well as those who consistently participate in AGC Houston events. We cannot wait to see what 2022 has in store for our association!

Please visit our Facebook gallery for event photos. 


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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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


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? Deadline approaching to 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. 


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.

Peckar & Abramson
Old Republic Surety Company
Member News

                                                    Eagle Contracting – Water Clarifier



Water & Waste Water Specialty Added to Growing Portfolio

HOUSTON, Tx. (Dec. 20, 2021) . . . Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. ( (S&P), a leading construction company in the U.S., has announced its purchase of Dallas/ Fort Worth-based Eagle Contracting, LP, a prominent General Contractor performing work solely in the water and wastewater industry. The acquisition between the two privately-held companies adds to S&P’s growing construction specialty portfolio and supports the growth of its geographic footprint in Texas.

Established in 1987, Eagle is consistently ranked as a leading environmental contractor in the United States. Eagle will retain its name and Roy Ewen, President, and Billy Haynes, Vice President, will stay in their current leadership roles. The two will join the S&P Executive Team. There are no planned operational changes for the 34-year-old, 150-employee company, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.

 “Satterfield & Pontikes is very pleased to have Eagle join our family of companies,” says Clay E. Morel, S&P’s President. “Water is a critical piece of the overall infrastructure equation and it is now an important part of our business. Eagle has an outstanding reputation for delivering quality projects and their culture of integrity and collaboration mirrors our own.”

George A. Pontikes, Jr., Founder and CEO of Satterfield & Pontikes, points to the importance of Eagle’s reputation as a company that works collaboratively with its clients to deliver projects with certainty.

“We have been very impressed not only with Eagle’s track record of completing projects on-time but also with its approach of getting jobs done efficiently, safely and with the highest performance standards,” Pontikes said.

“One of S&P’s core values is to ‘do the right thing for the right reason’ and with Eagle, we are certain we will maintain that in the water specialty market.”

Ewen agrees that each company offers something that fulfills a need the other has. “As we look to grow our business beyond North Texas, S&P’s existing offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio help us leverage our capabilities,” Ewen said. “Additionally, by accessing S&P’s back-of-the-house resources, including the technological innovations for which they are known, we can focus on what we do well and compete more easily with the other nationally-ranked contractors in our field.”

Founded in 1989 in Houston, Texas, Satterfield & Pontikes provides a full range of pre-construction, construction and consulting services through a variety of delivery methods including general contracting, construction manager at risk, and design-build. Serving both the public and private sectors regionally and nationally, it is well-known as an innovator in construction management systems and has pioneered numerous technological advancements. S&P is a recognized leader in the aviation, education, healthcare, industrial, mission critical and multi-family market sectors.

With the addition of Eagle Contracting, the S&P family of companies now includes six specialty construction subsidiaries also including Rollcon, Westway Construction, Greco Structures, Pontikes Development and Rocket Concrete Pumping.

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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


New Members

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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