by Mark A. Cobb
Focusing on Georgia Subcontractor Law, the Cobb Law Group is very fortunate to maintain a full slate of terrific clients. Almost without exception, our clients are leaders in their field and provide quality specialty construction services and general contracting services throughout Georgia. During this season of thanksgiving, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with such fine clients, and we are particularly pleased to announce that one such client, Taylor Commercial, Inc. was recently awarded the First Place 2012 Build Georgia Specialty Contractor Award which is given by the AGC Georgia (Associated General Contractors of Georgia). Congratulations!
This prestigious award demonstrates the exceptional quality of work that Taylor Commercial regularly provides to its customers. We thought our readers might appreciate learning a little bit more about this award and highlight Taylor Commercial’s outstanding performance:
Summary of Project: In March of 2011, Choate Construction Company connected with Taylor Commercial for assistance with the exterior siding portion of The Hub, a multi-use recreational building at Camp Winshape for Girls in Mount Berry, Georgia. Taylor Commercial installed James Hardie fiber cement “Artisan” brand lap siding, which is almost twice as thick as normal fiber cement siding, and is rarely used in the Georgia market. This brand of fiber cement siding was used for the exterior cladding, providing a fiber cement exterior that is among the most durable in the industry. Representatives of Taylor Commercial believe that their installation of this product at The Hub was the first and largest commercial project to use this product in Georgia.
Innovative Construction Techniques: The Hub project involved the installation of siding on steel framing construction, which is not typical for siding application as all of the materials were fastened either with self-tapping screws or powder-actuated fasteners or “shots”.
Excellence in Project Management and Scheduling: Due to the tight project schedule, multiple exterior trades that would normally be “sequential” were required to work “concurrently”, creating very challenging working conditions. Also, the siding and trims above the pre-painted metal standing seam roof presented a challenge because the roof was already installed before Taylor Commercial started installation of the siding; accordingly, Taylor Commercial had to access these walls without damaging the roof which was very difficult. To accomplish this, they employed many techniques to protect the roof from scratches such as using hydraulic man-lifts, drop cloths where needed, and shoe soul protection.
Excellence in Customer Care: Taylor Commercial states, “For customer care we remained in constant communication with the project manager, job superintendent, and trade foremen in order to remedy and alleviate the many challenges. This was truly a team effort by all parties involved and we strived to act and lead as a model team member.”
The Cobb Law Group is proud to work with such a great Georgia contractor, and if you want to learn more about Taylor Commercial, please click here. We would enjoy hearing your comments about this spotlight.
“It is a natural fit that we should join this amazing organization,” says Cobb Law Group’s managing partner Mark Cobb, “For over 20 years, our law firm has almost exclusively represented construction processionals through our two offices and our Georgia virtual law firm; needless to say, many of our clients are members of the AGC Georgia. Our law firm’s statewide practice, our dedication to clients’ needs, and our emphasis on educating clients represent values which we share with AGC Georgia. We believe that tapping into the resources of the AGC will benefit our clients, and we look forward to being an active participant in the AGC and, in particular, their legislative activities.”
The AGC is a membership organization dedicated to improving, educating. and encouraging commercial construction contractors, job site safety, current technology and techniques while strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners as well as between contractors and subcontractors. The AGC Georgia is one of the most highly-regarded professional trade associations in the state, and its members represent over 470 of the top-tier general contractors, residential/light commercial builders, construction managers, design builders, municipal-utility contractors, heavy and highway contractors, specialty contractors, service providers, and suppliers (in other words, they represent, educate and assist all of Georgia’s commercial construction industry!)
Recently, Mark Cobb attended the AGC Georgia President’s Tour Meeting which included talks by AGC Georgia’s Board of Director’s President, Ken Swofford of Swofford Construction, Inc. of Austell, Georgia and AGC Georgia’s CEO Michael Dunham. There was discussion among the speakers and the attendees related to:
- the future of private construction in Georgia (for example, many people no longer do their banking at branches as they use ATMs and on-line services; thus, how does this impact the need for banks to build more branches?);
- the future of public construction in Georgia (for example, with an increasingly attractive virtual education options, what will the future needs for construction of physical schools and colleges be?);
- ethics in the construction industry–particularly in Georgia and how to improve relationships between owners and builders and the relationships between general contractors and specialty subcontractors; and
- current trends in the marketplace including the economic forecast, bonding issues, subcontractor certification, and payment delays.
In addition to a nice luncheon, great networking opportunities and stimulating discussion, it was a fun event! Mark Cobb is very grateful for Irene Gleason of Wiregrass Electric, Inc. for first introducing him to this august organization, and he is grateful for past-president of the Board of Directors, Tony Pellicano of Pellicano Construction in Albany, Georgia for sponsoring his membership. We strongly encourage our readers and clients who are not already members of the Associated General Contractors to seriously consider becoming members. An AGC membership can help your business in many ways including safety training, legislative updates, networking opportunities, and discounts on services and products need by construction professionals. You will be glad you joined! Click here to learn more about AGC Georgia.
Please leave a comment if you have anything to add about the AGC or AGC Georgia’s activities and opportunities.