CAGC’s Dave Simpson Checks Off “Bucket List” Item Working for Young & McQueen Grading Company!

Carolinas AGC President & CEO, Dave Simpson, got to spend the day working at Young & McQueen Grading Company!  (Check out the video evidence here) The agenda for the day included Dave Simpson, and BYC Director, Tammy Ford, arriving at the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) building site on June 5th after the Western District Luncheon held earlier that day. …

Simpson’s “New Gig” Working Concrete for Wayne Brothers

Carolinas AGC President & CEO, Dave Simpson, got to spend the day working at Wayne Brothers!  (Check out the video evidence here) The agenda for the day included Dave and BYC Director, Tammy Ford, arriving bright and early at the WB Corporate office in Davidson, NC where they were both greeted by Keith Wayne, President & CEO of Wayne Brothers, …

BYC Names Inaugural Ambassador of the Month, Meghan Ketterman of Contract Construction

Build Your Career is pleased to announce our first inaugural BYC Ambassador of the Month for June, 2019.  A hearty congratulations goes out to Contract Construction’s Dr. Meghan Ketterman!  Meghan not only serves as a CAGC Foundation Board Trustee, but she is also a very active Build Your Career Ambassador.  Meghan is also the driving force behind leading classroom presentations …

cagc ceo president to work onsite for our member firms

During the 2019 Annual CAGC Convention held earlier this year in Charleston, SC at Belmond Charleston Place, Build Your Career held a live auction fundraiser where our member firms were able to place bids in an attempt to win CAGC President and CEO, Dave Simpson, working on their jobsites for a day.  Each winning bid also included heavy marketing and …

BYC Hosts Most Successful Fundraiser to Date

If you weren’t at the 98th Annual CAGC Convention down in Charleston earlier this year, then you truly missed out. Dave Simpson, President & CEO of CAGC (and our fearless leader), was auctioned off to the highest bidders in a huge fundraising effort to benefit the Build Your Career workforce development initiative! The evening began with the help of Marty …

The NEW BYC Ambassador Toolkits are Available!

At the recent CAGC Foundation’s Build Your Career Ambassador Summit meetings held earlier this month, the highly-anticipated toolkits and marketing resources were revealed. The new BYC toolkits contain a multitude of necessary resources designed to equip our volunteer Ambassadors with all the tools they need to successfully conduct construction-related outreach efforts in their local schools and communities. Contents of the …

BYC Launches Contractors in the Classroom

Recently the Carolinas AGC Foundation Build Your Career (BYC) workforce development initiative launched its “Contractors in the Classroom” program at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston, SC in partnership with long-time CAGC member firm, Trident Construction. Contractors in the Classroom is a program designed to place our BYC Ambassadors directly in schools throughout the Carolinas region. The goal of …

BYC Hosts Springs 2019 Ambassador Summits

Earlier this month, the Carolinas AGC Foundation’s Build Your Career workforce development initiative hosted its Spring 2019 Ambassador Summit Series meetings. Meetings were held in Columbia, SC at Mashburn Construction and also in Raleigh, NC at the American Institute of Architects building. More than 60 CAGC Build Your Career (BYC) Ambassadors, our volunteer “boots on the ground” industry professionals, attended these meetings. …

CAGC’s Bill Stricker works onsite for hall contracting!

Earlier this month, Carolinas AGC Vice President of Operations and Workforce Training, Bill Stricker, had the opportunity to work onsite for the day for one of our long-standing CAGC member firms, Hall Contracting. This fun-packed day was the result of a winning bid made by Mike Hall, President and Owner of Hall Contracting, at our 2019 CAGC Annual Convention where BYC hosted …

CAGC Convention Goers Donate Over $30,000 for BYC in Just 3 Days

Inspired construction workforce development support instigated a spontaneous and very generous donation contest at the recent Carolinas AGC 97th Annual Convention. Thirty-five individuals and CAGC member firms donated over $30,000 in just three days—a testament to the support our industry demonstrates to help solve the workforce shortage issue in North and South Carolina. CAGC members made the donations in honor of …