We always enjoy blogging about the good things going on within the construction industry, and this past weekend, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to participate in the annual meeting of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia). As always, the AGC Georgia staff planed a wonderful family-oriented weekend in Sandestin, Florida, and there were many opportunities to see friends and colleagues, network and meet with other construction professionals, and celebrate the construction industry in Georgia.
The program began with a wonderful dinner opened to attendees, spouses, and children. In addition to delicious food, there were activities for children of all ages. The next morning, AGC Georgia got down to business (literally) with the annual meeting and recognition of participants, sponsors and Georgia’s construction safety awards. The next day included presentation of the AGC Build Georgia Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners!
In addition to the award ceremonies, the speakers throughout the weekend were educational and interesting and included Alan Landes, President and COO of Herzog Contracting Corp who is also the sitting president of the national AGC, a wonderful presentation from the “Chief Impossibility Officer” Joe Turner who combined magic and illusion to introduce useful business skills, and Rick W. Allen a candidate for the US Congress, who, if he wins, will be the only contractor in Congress! It truly was the a great combination of construction, business, awards, networking and relationship building!
Although there were plenty of informal gatherings before and after the official meetings, the final official event was a formal dinner which included one of the highlights of the weekend: the presentation of the “Oscar” of the Georgia construction industry. The SIR Awards recognizes skill, integrity and responsibility in the industry. According to AGC Georgia, this award honor those who consistently demonstrate the following:
Skill: The possession and application of the necessary technical knowledge and practical experience to execute projects in a professional and efficient manner.
Integrity: The character to comply with the spirit and letter of contracts and to handle every transaction with fairness and honor.
Responsibility: The possession and application of the necessary finances, cash or credit, together with the needed equipment and organization to fulfill all commitments promptly and completely.
This year’s recipient was the deserving Gary Young of Young Contracting in Atlanta. Congratulations to Gary for his commitment to the AGC, personal values, and the industry!
Since 1918, AGC has been an advocate for contractors, subcontractors and materialmen, and if you are not involved with your local chapter, we encourage you to consider joining. Next year’s AGC Georgia Annual Meeting is slated for Amelia Island, and the Cobb Law Group is already looking forward to attending!