Annual Business Meeting

January 25, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232

A day packed full with a state of the chapter report, political updates, discussion sessions, Industry Showcase, ROSE and PRIDE Safety Awards, and the Membership Celebration.

Highlights from the Day

Opening Keynote: Oregon’s New Political Landscape: What Does it Mean for Our Industry in the 2019 Legislative Session and Beyond?

The morning opened with a keynote panel featuring John Korvick, of DHM Research, Jodi Hack of Oregon Home Builders Association, and John Rakowitz of AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter. Drew Hagedorn of Tonkon Torp LLP moderated the panel, which gave attendees an opportunity to understand the changes that were made in the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session, and how they will affect companies in the future.

A Special Thank You to our Industry Showcase Vendors

  • AGC Health Benefit Trust
  • Ball Janik LLP
  • Business Tribune
  • Convergence Networks
  • Daily Journal of Commerce
  • Dick’s Auto Group
  • k.p.d. insurance and RISK SOLUTIONS
  • Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
  • Moss Adams, LLP
  • Northside Ford Truck Sales
  • Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC
  • TerraFirma Foundation Systems, Inc.
  • Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
  • TS&S Ford

Morning Breakout Sessions

The morning offered four breakout sessions designed to expand member knowledge on our chapter’s four strategic objectives. These were followed by three council meetings.

  • Advocate – Previewing the 2019 Session: Latest Business Tax Options and Full Range of Proposed New Laws Impacting the Construction Industry
  • Grow – How AGC is Combating Industry Workforce Challenges
  • Engage – Engage: We Want You!
  • Safety – Serious Injury & Fatality (SIF) Prevention
  • Specialty Contractors Council – Three Amigos +1: What We Learned Along the Way!
  • Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council Meeting
  • Construction Leadership Council – Mastering the Art of Tough Conversations

Safety Awards Lunch Presented by SAIF

Pride Award Recipients

  • Arctic Sheet Metal
  • Coffman Excavation, Inc.
  • Charter Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Coral Construction Company
  • DeWitt Construction, Inc.
  • Fortis Construction, Inc.
  • Fred Shearer & Sons, Inc.
  • Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
  • INLINE Commercial Construction, Inc.
  • JB Steel, Inc.
  • Lakeside Industries
  • MB Structures, LLC – Bremik Construction
  • Mid-Valley Commercial Construction, Inc.
  • Perlo Construction
  • Slayden Constructors
  • Stoner Electric, Inc.
  • Taylor Northwest, LLC
  • Todd Construction, Inc.
  • Western Partitions, Inc.
  • Yorke & Curtis, Inc.

Rose Award Recipients

  • P & C Construction Company – First Place Building Division Over 200,000 hours worked
  • Todd Hess Building Company – First Place Building Division Under 200,000 hours worked
  • TS Gray Construction, LLC – Second Place Building Division Under 200,000 hours worked
  • INLINE Commercial Construction, Inc. – Third Place Building Division Under 200,000 hours worked
  • Taylor Northwest, LLC – First Place Heavy Division
  • Knife River Materials – First Place Highway Division
  • EC Electric – First Place Specialty Division Over 500,000 hours worked
  • Mid-Valley Commercial Construction, Inc. – First Place Specialty Division Under 500,000 hours worked
  • Whitaker/Ellis – Second Place Specialty Division Under 500,000 hours worked

Lunch Keynote

The lunch was wrapped up by keynote speaker Andy Erickson, co-creator/owner of Humanus Solutions who spoke on causing safe behaviors by enhancing leadership.

Annual Membership Meeting

The State of the Chapter was given along with the presentation of Chapter, Presidential, and Heritage Awards.

Chapter Awards

  • Bill McNutt Chapter Committee Award: Bryna Gibson
  • Business Council Chair Award: Gary Christensen
  • Paul Emerick Training Award: Cherie Clark, Walt Gamble, Todd Hess, Steve Malany, Sandy Trainor, Stacy Lewallen, Yohn Baldwin, Loren Watts
  • Rick VanCleave Labor Relations Award: Bob Schommer
  • Rookie of the Year Award: Dylan Bochsler

Presidential Awards

  • Angelique Whitlow, Hunter-Davisson, Inc.
  • Russ Batzer, JB Steel, Inc.
  • Angie Otto, Ball Janik LLP
  • Dee Burch, Advanced American Construction, Inc.
  • Tom Gerding, Gerding Builders, LLC
  • Larry Gescher, HP Civil Inc.
  • Pete Kosky, Star Rentals

Heritage Award Recipients

Heritage Awards – 50 years of Membership

  • Knife River – Western Oregon Division

Heritage Awards – 25 years of Membership

  • Cedar Creek Quarries, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Fencing
  • Kinsman Construction
  • Malarkey Roofing Co.
  • Miller Paint Company
  • PermaCold Engineering, Inc.
  • Road & Driveway Company
  • Star Rentals
  • The Saunders Company, Inc.
  • Tomco Electric, Inc.

Annual Board of Directors Meeting

The gavel was officially passed from 2018 President Cameron Foroud of James E John Construction Company to 2019 President Sandy Trainor of Kodiak Pacific Construction.

Membership Celebration

The day ended on a high note, when our new slate of officers was sworn in by 2017 Chapter President Brian Gray in front of members, family, and friends. Following the installation, 2019 President Sandy Trainor gave her acceptance speech and spoke about her goals for the year.


2019 Sponsors

AGC Health Benefit Trust
Business Tribune
Ball Janik LLP
CNA Surety
Convergence Networks
Daily Journal of Commerce
Dick’s Auto Group
Durham & Bates Agencies, Inc.
Hoffman, Stewart & Schmidt, P.C.
J E Dunn Construction Company
James E John Construction Co., Inc.
k.p.d. insurance and RISK SOLUTIONS
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Moss Adams, LLP
Northside Ford Truck Sales
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Smith Monroe Gray Engineers, Inc.
Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC
Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
TerraFirma Foundation Systems, Inc.
Travelers Bond
TS & S Ford


For sponsorship opportunities or questions, contact Viktoria Schulz, regional events manager, using this link, or call 503-685-8314.

Questions about this event?

Contact Christina Devlin, chapter events manager, using the link below, or call 503-685-8316.