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

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 mobility and boasts bountiful jobs available for both genders, why aren’t more young people entering the industry?  One primary reason is that construction careers simply have not …

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

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 & Long Construction in 1949 using surplus army equipment and machinery purchased from the government after WWII.  In 1952, Robert Barnhill, Sr. purchased his partner’s stock and established …

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

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 division in 1979.  The company is a family-owned and operated plumbing and HVAC specialty contracting firm and provides public, private and federal …

BYC Updates & Announcements, August 2019

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, we will be pushing these workshops out to February 2020 because we are inviting several other entities and constituents to partner in with us on …

BYC & REEMERGE Host Successful Re-entry Career Fair!

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 affiliation with SC Works with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce (read full article here).  REEMERGE is a 6 – 12 month comprehensive reintegration program that uses coaching and …

BYC Updates & Announcements, July 2019

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 the Quarter” moving forward for the rest of 2019 and into 2020.  The quarters will run: *For more information on the BYC Ambassador of …

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. …

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

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 formerly incarcerated individuals in the Midlands, South Carolina area (read the full article here).  The program is in direct partnership with SCWorks and is funded by a U.S. Department of …

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

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 also the perfect opportunity to begin thinking about and planning your Contractors in the Classroom visits for …