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March 24, 2021

BYC Construction Career Outreach Goes Virtual: Is Your Company Ready?

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BYC Construction Career Outreach Goes Virtual: Is Your Company Ready? Despite the COVID-19 health crisis preventing the majority of hands-on career exploration activities in schools last year, it is now more important than ever for the c...

April 24, 2020

Wanted: CAGC Member SME Contributors to GroundBreak Carolinas Newsletter

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Wanted: CAGC Member SME Contributors to GroundBreak Carolinas Newsletter GroundBreak Carolinas, a Build Your Career and CAGC industry resource partner, has kicked off a new series of short Guest Commentaries for its bi-weekly e-newslette...

February 27, 2020

NAWIC Celebrates Women in Construction Week!

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NAWIC Celebrates Women in Construction Week! The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is gearing up to celebrate Women in Construction Week, March 7th through March 13th, 2021.  The focus of WIC Week is to highlight wom...

February 11, 2020

CAGC Members Pledge Nearly $123,000 at Convention to Support New BYC 50/50 Program!

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CAGC Members Pledge Nearly $123,000 at Convention to Support New BYC 50/50 Program! At the recent Carolinas AGC Annual Convention in Aruba, our attending members enjoyed hot, sun-filled Caribbean days, cold island drinks, delicious local...

January 19, 2020

Congrats to the BYC Biltmore Experience Raffle Winner, Mike Hall of Hall Contracting Corporation!

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January 27, 2020:  Build Your Career recently held an end-of-year holiday fundraiser raffle online where our members and supporters had the opportunity to purchase tickets to enter a raffle drawing for a chance to win a fabulous customi...

December 18, 2019

BYC Dec ’19 Contractors in the Classroom Profile: A Year in Review

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BYC Dec '19 Contractors in the Classroom Profile: A Year in Review The Build Your Career "Contractors in the Classroom" program is designed to place our BYC Ambassadors directly in schools throughout the Carolinas region. The goal of thi...

December 18, 2019

Goosie Kennedy, PM with D.R. Reynolds, Urges More CAGC Members to Become Active BYC Ambassadors

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Goosie Kennedy, PM with D.R. Reynolds, Inc., Urges More CAGC Members to Become Active BYC Ambassadors My name is Goosie Kennedy and I am a Project Manager with D.R. Reynolds, Inc.  I have been part of the Carolinas AGC for the past few ...

November 21, 2019

BYC Needs a Sponsor!

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BYC NEEDS A RAFFLE SPONSOR!!   Build Your Career is hosting an end of year fundraising raffle and we need your help as a sponsor!  From November 20th through December 23rd 2019, BYC will be conducting an online fundraising raffle where...

November 19, 2019

Support BYC & Enter our Raffle for a Chance to Win an Awesome Biltmore Experience!

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“Support BYC and Have a Chance to Win an Awesome Biltmore Experience!! Build Your Career wants to help you put the FUN back in fundraising this holiday season by letting you design your own fabulous weekend vacation to the beautiful we...

October 25, 2019

Oct 2019 Carolinas Construction Corner: Connecting You with the 411 on Industry-Related Events

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Oct 2019 Carolinas Construction Corner:  Connecting You with the 411 on Industry-related Events! Visit the Young Leader Conference website to learn more!  For more information on how you can register to attend or how your company can p...

October 24, 2019

CAGC Member, Vulcan Materials, Hosts Successful 2nd Annual Clay Shoot to Raise Funds for HEO Program at Tri-County Tech

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CAGC Member Vulcan Materials Hosts 2nd Annual Clay Shoot to Raise Funds for HEO Program at Tri-County Tech! Vulcan Materials Company organized their 2nd South Carolina Clay Shoot on October 8, 2019 at the Clinton House Plantation to rais...

October 24, 2019

Are There Better Ways to Attract New Talent to Your Construction Firm?

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Are There Better Ways to Attract New Talent to Your Construction Firm? Even though the construction industry continues to make improvements in technology, offers great compensation and benefits packages, creates opportunities for upward ...

September 22, 2019

BYC Sept ’19 “Spotlight Series” Member: Barnhill Contracting Company

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BYC Sept '19 "Spotlight Series" Member: Barnhill Contracting Company This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on Barnhill Contracting, Carolinas AGC members since 1950.  Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. and R.W. Long founded Barnhill & L...

September 22, 2019

BYC Receives a Donation From the CFMA Charlotte Chapter

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BYC Receives Generous Donation From the CFMA Charlotte Chapter On Thursday September 19, 2019, the Charlotte Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association hosted their 24th annual “Building a Better City” awards banque...

August 27, 2019

BYC Aug ’19 “Contractors in the Classroom” Profile: A Quick Start Guide

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BYC Aug '19 "Contractors in the Classroom" Profile: A Quick Start Guide It’s hard to believe that our summer is almost over and school is already back in session.  Now that tomorrow’s workers are back in school today, there’s no t...

August 26, 2019

BYC “Spotlight Series,” August 2019: J.A. Croson

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BYC Aug '19 "Spotlight Series:" JA Croson This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on JA Croson, Carolinas AGC members since April 2019.  JA Croson was founded by Jim Croson in Columbus, OH in 1959 and established a Florida divi...

August 22, 2019

BYC Updates & Announcements, August 2019

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BYC Updates& Announcements, August 2019: Build Your Career has a few updates to announce: In last month’s BYC newsletter dates to remember, we announced an upcoming “Apprenticeship 101 Workshop”  in late Fall of 2019.  However, w...

July 31, 2019

Congrats to the BYC Raffle Trip to Mexico Winner, Ben Bishop of Sloan Construction!

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Build Your Career held a fundraiser raffle at the 2019 Summer Summit where our attendees had the opportunity to purchase tickets to enter a raffle drawing for a chance to win a fabulous all-inclusive vacation package for two.  Up for gr...

July 31, 2019

BYC “Spotlight Series,” July 2019: Triangle Grading & Paving

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BYC "Spotlight Series," July 2019: Triangle Grading & Paving This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on Triangle Grading & Paving, Carolinas AGC members since 1991.  Triangle G & P, established in Burlington, NC in 1965, was fo...

July 28, 2019

BYC Hosts Construction Career Day at Johnakin Middle School in Marion, SC

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On Tuesday July 9th, 2019, BYC Director Tammy Ford had the opportunity to participate in the Johnakin Middle School Summer Camp in Marion, SC where she led a “Construction Career Day" for a group of almost 20 attending students.  The ...

July 25, 2019

BYC & REEMERGE Host Successful Re-entry Career Fair!

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In previously released Workforce Windup newsletters, Build Your Career announced a newly formed partnership with REEMERGE, a Midlands, SC area reintegration and employment placement program for the formerly incarcerated, in direct affil...

July 25, 2019

BYC Updates & Announcements, July 2019

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BYC Updates & Announcements: Build Your Career has a few updates to announce: Last month BYC announced our inaugural "Ambassador of the Month," Meghan Ketterman of Contract Construction.   We will now be announcing an "Ambassador of th...

June 26, 2019

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

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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 t...

June 26, 2019

BYC & REEMERGE Host Reverse Career Fair in Columbia, SC!

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In last month’s May BYC newsletter, Build Your Career announced an exciting new partnership with the REEMERGE prison reintegration program—a strategic solution geared toward providing educational and employment opportunities to forme...

June 26, 2019

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

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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 Cor...

June 26, 2019

BYC Contractors in the Classroom Profile: An Open Letter & Call to Action from the BYC Director!

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The summer season is upon us and it’s time to enjoy being outdoors on the weekends with friends and family, sporting your flip flops, and relaxing with cool drinks at the end of our hot Southern days.  Now that school is out, it’s a...

June 26, 2019

BYC “Spotlight Series,” June 2019: CT Wilson

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This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on CT Wilson, Carolinas AGC members since 1955.  CT Wilson, founded in Durham, NC in 1952, is a third-generation, family-owned commercial general contracting firm and provides constructio...

June 26, 2019

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

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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...

June 25, 2019

BYC Needs a Raffle Sponsor For 2019 Summit Fundraiser!

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BYC Needs a Raffle Sponsor for the 2019 CAGC Summit!                                           At this year’s 2019 CAGC Annual Summer Summit & Expo, Build Your Career will be conducting a raffle ...

June 25, 2019

Support BYC, Win A 7-Night, All-Inclusive Trip To Mexico at the CAGC Summit!

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Win a 7-night, all-inclusive trip for 2, with airfare and all food and beverage included, to the luxurious Hacienda Tres Rios in beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico (trip valued at $7,000) at this year’s annual 2019 CAGC Summer Summit and ...

May 22, 2019

state utility contractors hosts 4th annual equipment rodeo

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Long-time Carolinas AGC member, State Utility Contractors of Monroe, NC hosted their 4th Annual Equipment Rodeo held out at Porter Ridge HS in Union County on Tuesday, 05/07/19, from 8:20am-3pm.  Several Union County schools participate...

May 22, 2019

byc spotlight series contract construction

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This month’s BYC “Spotlight Series” shines on Contract Construction, Carolinas AGC members since 1994.  Contract was founded in Ballentine, SC in 1984 and provides construction services throughout the state, with offices in the Mi...

May 22, 2019

byc re emerge sc works partner to find sc jobs for the formerly incarcerated

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Build Your Career is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with REEMERGE, a Midlands, SC area reintegration and employment placement program for the formerly incarcerated, in direct affiliation with SC Works with grant funding ...

May 22, 2019

contractors in the classroom profile d.r. reynolds company inc

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Long-time CAGC member, D.R. Reynolds Company, Inc., is dedicated to promoting construction career awareness to local high school students and helping solve the labor shortage crisis!  Goosie Kennedy, Project Manager at D.R. Reynolds and...

May 13, 2019

BYC Hosts Most Successful Fundraiser to Date

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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 fund...

April 24, 2019

The NEW BYC Ambassador Toolkits are Available!

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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 resource...

April 24, 2019

BYC Launches Contractors in the Classroom

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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 m...

April 24, 2019

BYC Hosts Springs 2019 Ambassador Summits

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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 R...

April 24, 2019

CAGC’s Bill Stricker works onsite for hall contracting!

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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 ...

January 10, 2019

Triangle Grading & Paving Sponsors New HEO Program at Alamance Community College

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CAGC is pleased to announce our long-standing member, Triangle Grading and Paving, is partnering with Alamance Community College to launch an inaugural Heavy Equipment Operator certificate program on January 28, 2019. This will be a 3-pa...

October 7, 2017

A Day at a High School Career Fair

Career Fairs

Thanks to your generous donations, Build Your Career is present at multiple high school career fairs all across North and South Carolina. The day starts with setting up a booth designed to entice students to talk about construction. We g...

July 20, 2017

BYC Partner Pinnix, Inc. Wins Award

Partnerships

In June BYC partner Pinnix, Inc. was awarded the Gaston County Schools Certificate of Recognition for their outstanding contribution to the Students @ Work Program. Ron Pantuso, Pinnix President, explained what they do; along with hostin...

July 13, 2017

BYC Visits Carolina Construction School

Partnerships

Carolina Construction School trains students to be “job ready” for heavy equipment, CDL and more. BYC spent time with this GREAT example of how companies in our industry have accepted the challenge to improve our workforce. Kim Lineb...

June 12, 2017

Catalyst Surety Partners Support BYC

Networking

Thanks to Tyler Turnbull and Scott Pelin of Catalyst Surety Partners for a fun social event promoting Build Your Career. On top of a generous donation Tyler and Scott also asked all their clients and business associates to join in suppor...

May 24, 2017

BYC Partner Contract Construction

Partnerships

BYC Partner, Contract Construction, Inc. of Chapin, SC is embarking on a dynamic program to have about a dozen high school students from Timberland High in Berkeley County, SC serving as apprentices this summer. Contract President, Greg ...

May 24, 2017

Future Mashburn Construction Estimators

Career Fairs

BYC partner Mashburn Construction Co., Inc. was recently at a South Carolina Career Fair. Judging by the smiles, these middle school students had some fun while getting a great feel for the construction industry. Thanks to our partners...