February 14, 2020
AGC Members Connect with Over 70 General Contractor Representatives at our Annual Meeting
Over 160 Total Members in Attendance!

What a way to kick off the new year! With over 70 representatives from general contracting companies in attendance, our Annual Meeting served as the perfect place to make meaningful connections within the industry. Thank you to everyone who attending our 2020 Annual Meeting and helped us welcome our 2020 Board of Directors!

Board of Directors Photo Left to Right: Jeremy Shecterle - AGC Past President, Mike Stern - AGC Senior Vice President, Rupert Kotze - AGC Chmn. Education & Research Foundation, Matt Tadisch - AGC Secretary/Treasurer, Kevin O'Toole - AGC-America National Director, Christine Sladky - AGC Construction Leadership Council Chairman, Kimberly Wacker - AGC Associate Director, Tim Just - AGC Labor Policy Chair, Mike Abuls - AGC President, Scott Heberlein - AGC Director, Mike Fabishak - AGC Chief Executive Officer and  Jose Sanchez - AGC Associate Director.

Along with the great networking opportunities, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Commissioner of the Department of City Development, Rocky Marcoux, who presented on Future Construction Markets in Milwaukee.

Over 160 Members gathered at the Grand Ballroom of the Wisconsin Club to celebrate another outstanding year in construction in the Greater Milwaukee Area. They were able to meet the 2020 Board of Directors, and enjoy the fellowship of our Member colleagues and friends. With upwards of half the attendees representing one of our General Contractor representatives, our Annual Meeting serves as one of the most valuable networking events of the year. We have repeatedly heard of lasting professional relationships which have been developed during the reception hour and dinner. Thank you again to everyone who attended, we hope to see you next year!


Follow AGC of Greater Milwaukee on Facebook to see more pictures from the 2020 Annual meeting.

To learn more about AGC and our upcoming events, visit our website or contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100 with any questions.

Thank You to All of our Sponsors!
ACE Mentor Program
Babcock Solutions, LLC
The Brehmer Agency
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Sanchez Painting Contractors
Reynolds Rigging and Crane

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The CLC Kick-Off Engaged Student Chapters and Honored Past Chair

Thank you to everyone who sponsored and attended the Construction Leadership Council's Annual Kick-Off! The night was filled with networking, great food and a newly modified program!

One of our favorite moments from the 2020 CLC Kick-Off was the newly added presentation of the CLC Gavel Plaque. The CLC Gavel Plaque was created to honor our past chair for their dedication and hard work as well as giving them an opportunity to speak about their time leading the CLC.  This year we had 2020 chair, Christina Sladky, present the newly coveted CLC Gavel Plaque to 2019 Chair, Ben Bergles.

The Gavel Plaque wasn't the only new feature added to the CLC Kick-Off Program, we also added a section where representatives from our CLC student chapters spoke to our membership and gave updates from their respective universities. We heard from representatives from UWM, MSOE and Marquette not only give updates on their chapter, but also detail their chapter's plans for 2020 and shared their personal experiences with the CLC.

After the CLC student chapter updates the CLC had the pleasure of hosting Senior VDC Manager, Robert Glover, from Barton Malow who will be gave an excellent presentation on Virtual Design



Follow the CLC on Facebook to see more pictures from the 2020 CLC Kick-Off.

If you're interested in becoming a member of the CLC, please reach out to Henry Kruger at hkruger@agc-gm.org or 414-778-4100.

 Thank You to our Sponsors
American State Equipment Co., Inc.
Berghammer Construction
CG Schmidt, Inc.
CornerStone One, LLC
Creative Constructors, LLC
Daily Reporter
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Doral Corporation
Fabick Rents - The CAT Rental Store
Grunau Co., Inc.
Hetzel-Sanfilippo, Inc.
Hunzinger Construction Company
Hurtado Zimmerman SC
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
J.F. Ahern Co.
J.P Cullen & Sons, Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Reynolds Rigging and Crane
State Painting Company
The Rockwell Group, Inc.
Total Mechanical
VJS Construction Services

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Mike Fabishak Honored at AGC-WI Annual Meeting

The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (AGC-WI) recently hosted a joint reception with the AGC of Greater Milwaukee (AGC-GM) and our Construction Leadership Council - Greater Milwaukee Chapter leaders at the historic Pfister Hotel.

Along with a special appearance from Brewer's Manager, Craig Counsell, AGC-GM CEO, Mike Fabishak was honored with the AGC-WI's Horizon Award for his dedication to developing Milwaukee's construction workforce. Congratulations Mike! Mke has made it his goal to promote the industry, build relationship and enhance the overall image of the industry. With those skills Mike has helped lead some amazing organizations in Milwaukee to grow the construction workforce. Mike sits as a co-chair for WRTP BIG/STEP, a co-chair for Building Advantage and a board member for Employ Milwaukee where he also leads their Construction Industry Advisory Board.

We encourage you to learn more and get involved with these incredible organizations!

WRTP| BIG STEP is industry-led, worker-centered and community-focused. Our mission is to enhance the ability of private sector organizations to recruit and develop a more diverse, qualified workforce in construction, manufacturing and emerging sectors of the regional economy.
Learn more about WRTP BIG/STEP here.

Building Advantage
Building Advantage was created by The Construction Labor Management Council of Southeast Wisconsin to actively promote the benefits of hiring union construction contractors and trades people. We are comprised of nearly 20,000 trades people, 600 contractors and six management associations throughout Wisconsin.
Learn more about Building Advantage here.

Employ Milwaukee
Employ Milwaukee is the local workforce development board serving Milwaukee County. By convening leaders from business and industry, economic and workforce development, education and training as well as community partners and policy makers, our vision is to develop workforce solutions that promote regional economic growth and employment opportunity for all job seekers.
Learn more about Employ Milwaukee here.

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Start the New Year Right by Investing in Your Employees!
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn this February and March!

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
February 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corporate 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. 


Prefab in Construction
February 25th

11:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Milwaukee Lean Construction Institute

Expediting building processes using prefabricated and modular components are growing in popularity.  Whether it’s to better manage moisture during construction, accelerate construction cycles, or minimize construction waste, prefab is becoming more of a necessity when trying to be competitive in the marketplace.




STP 1: Leadership and Motivation
March 2nd, 4th, 9th & 11th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Instructor: Kevin Higgs - Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others.

Unit 1 Explores:

  • The dollars and sense of people in construction
  • The role of the construction supervisor
  • Helping people perform better
  • Motivating others
  • Leading others
  • Positive feedback
  • Training and orienting crew members
  • Teams and team building
  • Leadership skills in action


Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
March 3rd
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $100
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Employers do have rights during the inspection process, but you must be aware of what they are if you hope to exercise them.  As OSHA continues to change the way it does business, it’s more likely your jobsite will be inspected.  The more you know about handling an OSHA inspection, the more likely your experience will be less painful and costly.  This course will help you find out what you might be doing that catches the eye of the trained OSHA inspector and how to successfully navigate your way through the inspection process.
Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone who works on jobsites and is especially beneficial to field supervisors and their crews.


Active Shooter Training
March 10th
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Alioto’s Restaurant – 3041 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa
Safety Leaders Forum – Comp., CLC Members – $35, AGC Members - $45, *CBA’s - $55, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Mike Bolender, Peaceful Warrior Training Group

Join the Construction Leadership Council and the Safety Leaders Forum for Active Shooter training by Mike Bolender from Peaceful Warrior Training Group (PWTG).  PWTG is made up of numerous Instructors/First Responders who have multiple real-life experiences responding to actual active shooter events.  Their Instructors have studied, researched and trained across the country with active shooter experts, victims and academic researchers to formulate the PW Active Shooter preventative techniques, incident response and tactics along with active shooter first care methods that have been battlefield tested for saving lives.

Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
March 16th & 17th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $60, Associate - $70, *CBA’s - $95,
Non-Affiliated IAP - $150
Gert Grohmann, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Medic First Aid, CPR and AED training is designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider.  This extremely valuable program will help employers comply with OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees on how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.  Two-year certification cards are issued upon completion of this course. 

Intended Audience:  This course is for any adult who wishes to become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, especially those charged with the responsibility to respond in an emergency.

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AGC of America
The AGC Annual Convention Preparing for the Industry of Tomorrow

AGC 2020 Convention | March 9-12 | Las Vegas

The AGC Annual Convention is the place for construction superintendents, project managers, senior executives, and owners to hone their knowledge while making connections that open doors to new opportunities. And CONEXPO-CON/AGG provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your team to explore solutions from more than 2,800 leading construction equipment, services and technology solution providers.

In addition to an incredible line-up of keynote speakers, the AGC Annual Convention will feature more than 30 education breakout sessions across the following tracks:

  • Financial Management and Business Development
  • Highway Transportation and Infrastructure Construction
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Job Site Productivity
  • Safety, Health and Environmental
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Workforce, HR and Diversity

From risk management to safety on the jobsite to the latest in project management solutions, AGC brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Learn more about the AGC 2020 Convention here.

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Industry News
BLURRED LINES: Architects Fight Bill to Remain Distinct from Interior Designers

Legislation intended to give interior designers authority to sign off on plans for some projects is drawing the ire of architects who fear it could blur the line between the two professions.

Senate Bill 303 and Assembly Bill 324 are meant to ease approvals for some projects by giving interior designers the right to approve plans in certain circumstances. The proposal was passed by the state Senate earlier this week after being amended in a way meant to placate representative of the engineering industry who worried language in the proposal could allow designers to do things like move HVAC systems or load-bearing walls.

But Wisconsin’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects fears the bill would still give interior designers too much authority, enabling them in some instances to act like practicing architecture.

“This would be a significant change and would make Wisconsin very unique compared to most states,” said Bill Babcock, executive director of the group. “Would cause confusion. The design and construction industry is pretty complicated already, and this would add new complexity with no benefit to public.”

Architects, engineers and interior designers now typically work closely together on commercial projects, but plans can be... Read full article here.

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In This Issue
AGC Members Connect with Over 70 General Contractor Representatives at our Annual Meeting
The CLC Kick-Off Engaged Student Chapters and Honored Past Chair
Mike Fabishak Honored at AGC-WI Annual Meeting
Start the New Year Right by Investing in Your Employees!
AGC of America
The AGC Annual Convention Preparing for the Industry of Tomorrow
Industry News
BLURRED LINES: Architects Fight Bill to Remain Distinct from Interior Designers
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