November 14, 2019
Association News
Invitations Have Been Sent for the AGC Holiday Gala!
Now Offering a Reduced Price for Rooms!
Invitations have been sent for the AGC Holiday Gala! This is one of the AGC's most popular events, so we recommend you get your RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spots! We are still gratefully accepting donations for the silent auction as well as offering exclusive sponsorship opportunities for this event.

Each year, we host a dinner and dance along with our silent auction to raise money for the Education & Research Foundation, providing educational programs and scholarships at our local universities that will allow deserving students the chance to pursue their dreams of a career in construction. The Foundation’s scholarships include:

  • The MSOE AGC Scholarship
  • The Marquette University Robert Caspari Scholarship
  • The Marquette University Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship
  • The UW-Milwaukee Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship
For attendees who wish to stay the night, the Westin is offering a reduced price for rooms! Book your room here.

If you have any questions about our Holiday Gala please contact Kim Jalalian at

Thank you to those who have Already Sponsored/Donated!
Balestrieri Environmental & Development, Inc
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
International Concrete Products, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
Kotze Construction
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Riv/Crete Ready Mix
VJS Construction Services
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Get in Front of the Industry and Save While Doing it!
2020 AGC Event Sponsorship Opportunities

The AGC offers many opportunities throughout the year for companies to sponsor one of our many networking events. Now, AGC members can bundle their sponsorships for our largest events with our brand new Sponsorship Packages. Along with being cost effective, our Sponsorship Packages will help you accurately and easily budget for all 2020 sponsorships.

Learn more about our Sponsorship Packages here.

Sponsorship at AGC events provides a wide range of benefits to your company including:

  • Demonstrating your company’s dedication to the construction industry and many key decision makers in our region
  • Increasing your brand awareness.
  • Creating positive corporate public relations opportunities.
  • Gaining recognition as a key player in the construction industry.
  • Setting your company apart from your competitors


Special Thanks to the Companies Who Have Already Taken Advantage of our Sponsorship Packages!
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Sanchez Painting Contractors

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Assure that Your Key Employees Remain Content and Satisfied
2019 Salary Survey - Submit by November 18th

As the Greater Milwaukee area construction industry continues to see improvement, it will be necessary to clearly identify compensation levels to assure that key employees remain content and satisfied. Your opportunity to understand wage and benefit levels in our market, for a variety of positions in your company is available simply by filling out the enclosed survey. The results of this survey are compiled confidentially by PAS, Inc. and are provided FREE to all contractors who participate.

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has contracted with national survey preparer PAS, Inc. for over 15 years annually to conduct a Compensation and Benefit Survey of all AGC of Greater Milwaukee Contractor Members. PAS, Inc. contracts with the AGC of Greater Milwaukee as well as with various other AGC Chapters throughout the country to perform confidential surveys that examine compensation levels for various construction management positions, from CEO on down. It provides a unique opportunity for those companies who participate in the survey to clearly understand what the levels of compensation and benefits are in the Metropolitan Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin area.The results can be a valuable tool in setting appropriate compensation levels for all positions in your company.

Attached is a copy of the survey for your review. Upon your completion and submission of the survey directly to PAS, Inc., the confidential results will be provided to you free of charge. You must complete all portions of the survey that are applicable to your company and return it to Mr. Jeff Robison (PAS, Inc.) at or by fax at 734-429-8507 by November 18, 2019. If you would like to speak with Mr. Robison directly, he can be reached at 734-429-1199.


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Nathan Jurowski, New Executive Director of Building Advantage!

We'd like to congratulate our former General Counsel, Nathan Jurowski, for accepting the position of Executive Director for Milwaukee construction group, Building Advantage! Nate has done a fantastic job during his four-years with AGC and will be greatly missed. Congratulations again Nate! We wish you the very best!

Check out the great article by the Daily Reporter about Nate and his new role:

Jurowski, formerly of AGC of Greater Milwaukee, taking over at Building Advantage

Having gone nearly a year without a top executive, the union-aligned group Building Advantage has hired Nathan Jurowski as its next executive director.

After vetting dozens of applicants and spending months re-thinking their priorities, Building Advantage officials found a leader who can help the industry overcome its persistent labor shortage and keep pace with the Milwaukee area’s ongoing construction boom, said Dan Bukiewicz, co-chairman of Building Advantage’s executive board.

Jurowski, an attorney, comes to Building Advantage after four years working as general counsel for the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee. That job, he said, was a nearly perfect introduction to the Milwaukee-area’s construction industry.

Before joining the AGC of Greater Milwaukee, he had worked as...Read full article here.
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CLC gets Exclusive Look at Cutting-Edge Technology
Milwaukee Tool Event
The AGC's Construction Leadership Council (CLC) recently got an exclusive look at the cutting edge technology Milwaukee Tool is using in their products at an event at Milwaukee Tool's Headquarters.

The program, hosted by Milwaukee Tool gave the 70 people in attendance an inside look into Milwaukee Tool's storied past, passion filled company culture and got to view never before seen line of MX Fuel Tools. After the presentation and unveiling of the MX Fuel Tools, attendees headed to nearby ABV Social for a Milwaukee Tool sponsored networking session.

Special thanks to Milwaukee Tool for hosting the CLC at their headquarters and for sponsoring the networking at ABV Social.

Learn more about the CLC here.

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This Holiday Season, Give Your Employee's the Gift of Knowledge!
See What's Available in November and December!




OSHA’s Silica Standard
November 19th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP $100
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone. Responsible employers have been protecting workers from harmful exposure to respirable crystalline silica for years, using widely available equipment that controls dust with water or a vacuum system. Find out what this new standard means to your operation.


STP 4: Contract Documents
December 2nd, 4th, 9th & 11th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Kevin Higgs, Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal

This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.

Unit 4 Explores:

  • Introduction to contract documents and construction law
  • Creating a positive environment through partnering
  • Contractual relationships
  • Contract forms and documents
  • Managing general conditions
  • Good documentation practices
  • The schedule as documentation
  • Changes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Time impacts
  • Negotiation of resolutions


OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
December 3rd, 5th, 10th & 12th
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $130, Associate - $180, *CBA’s - $200, Non-Affiliated IAP - $300
Gert Grohmann & Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Need your OSHA 10-Hour training card to get on the job? You’ve come to the right place! This 10-Hour construction safety course was developed by the US Department of Labor to provide construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with an awareness of construction safety and health concerns in the construction industry. All attendees will become familiar with reading and using the OSHA standards for construction 23 CFR 1926. Other construction safety and health standards are also discussed. Attendees receive an update and review of standard construction safety and health principles and information that prepares them to recognize and control a variety of hazardous conditions. An OSHA card will be issued.

Intended Audience: This course is intended for anyone within the industry who has a stake in jobsite safety, especially field crews.


Learn from the Legends – AGC’s Leadership Forum Series
December 11th
11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Luncheon
Wisconsin Club

Join the AGC as we host our initial leadership luncheon with the legends of the industry.
This interactive luncheon features an all-star panel of experienced construction professionals prepared to discuss what they have found to be the keys to success in this industry. This program is open to all but is particularly tailored to young construction professionals aspiring to be leaders in their companies and the industry. A majority of the program will be devoted to Q&A, so be prepared with any questions.



Blue = Management | Green = Safety
Register online at
*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee
For a complete list of this semester's classes or to register for any classes,
contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at or (414) 778-4100
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Industry News
Milwaukee Area has Asset in Workforce but Lacking in Other Ways
Metro Milwaukee compares well with similar metro areas for its talent pool of knowledge workers, including people in the science, engineering, and technology-dependent fields.

Still it lags in key measures of entrepreneurship, including small-business creation, venture-capital funding, and minority-owned businesses.

These findings come from the Wisconsin Policy Forum’s new Metro Milwaukee Innovation DataTool, an online system that can be used to the public. By comparing Metro Milwaukee with 10 similar metro areas using gauges of economic innovation, it aims to help the region assess its strengths and weaknesses as it strives to have a 21st-century knowledge-based economy.

Our findings show several strengths on which the region’s economy can build. In 2018, the Milwaukee metro area ranked second among the 11 metros included in our DataTool for its concentration of employment in jobs that typically require at least a bachelor’s degree, leading every metro except Minneapolis. Milwaukee has made progress in this measure since 2016, when it...Read Full article here.
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Association News
Invitations Have Been Sent for the AGC Holiday Gala!
Get in Front of the Industry and Save While Doing it!
Assure that Your Key Employees Remain Content and Satisfied
Nathan Jurowski, New Executive Director of Building Advantage!
CLC gets Exclusive Look at Cutting-Edge Technology
This Holiday Season, Give Your Employee's the Gift of Knowledge!
Industry News
Milwaukee Area has Asset in Workforce but Lacking in Other Ways
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