Union Contractor Group

Established in 1991, the Union Contractor Group, formerly Contract Administration Fund (CAF), was created to promote and assist programs of industry education, training, negotiation, and administration of the collective bargaining agreements.

AGC Union Contractors GroupThe charge of the Union Contractor Group is to expand the market for the union building and construction industry; improve technical and business skills of employers; stabilize and improve relations between the employers and labor unions; and promote, support, and improve the employment opportunities for employers.

The Union Contractor Group consists of a cents per-hour contribution made by union contractors signatory to one or more of the Five-Craft Agreements of AGC: Carpenters, Laborers (both Oregon and Southwest Washington), Operating Engineers, Cement Masons, and Teamsters.

Board Members

  • Bob Schommer, AC Schommer & Sons, Inc., Chair
  • Steve Malany, P&C Construction Company, Vice Chair
  • Greg Whitaker, Whitaker/Ellis Builders, Inc.
  • Kelly Dixon, Pence/Kelly Concrete, LLC
  • Jim Lang, LaRusso Concrete Company
  • Dee Burch, Advanced American Construction, Inc.
  • Nate Gerding, TGC Structural
  • Nat Taylor, Pence/Kelly Concrete, LLC
  • Chris McGhie, AC Schommer & Sons, Inc.


In following the purpose for which the fund was established, throughout the years funds have been granted to:

  • Funding of AGC Labor Relations
  • Oregon State University Distinguished Lecture Series
  • The Port of Portland Mentor Protege Program
  • AGC Minority Scholarship Fund at Oregon State University
  • Carpenter’s Summer Internship Program
  • ACE Academy – charter school
  • Oregon Building Congress

Charitable Giving

The charitable arm of the Union Contractor Group has also donated thousands of dollars to construction industry-supported charitable programs and events, such as:

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