This is an exciting time in Greater Milwaukee – economic indicators have improved over last year, setting a course of continued optimism for the construction industry. Current headwinds include workforce shortages, supply chain challenges, and uncertainty with Covid-19. However, our unwavering dedication to the safety of our workforce and our commitments to our customers-only heightened by the pandemic and essential nature of our business – continue to reach new levels, supported by passionate professionals and industry-leading tools.
the Great Resignation, flexible work schedules, and the war on talent have challenged our industry. Over the past decade, we have worked tirelessly with AGC members and advocates to shine a brighter light on workforce development, outreach, and retention. Via hands-on partnerships with WRTP | BIG STEP; Employ Milwaukee, Building Advantage, local high schools, and colleges in our region, our members excel at attracting the next generation of builders, designers, and engineers to our industry. It is our duty to develop supportive and guided pathways that create a diverse and inclusive pool of talent. This remains a devout commitment for 2022.
The AGC-GM carries the important responsibility of serving as the construction industry’s voice – even more critical within today’s changing public and political landscape. Over the past year, we continued to work locally and nationally to address covid public policies as well as the persistent supply chain concerns plaguing our marketplace. We will continue to serve as steadfast advocates for our members, pursing actions that advance our industry, increase efficiencies, eliminate waste, and build meaningful careers.
In partnership with the Allied Construction Employers Association (ACEA), we will be bargaining with Laborers, Cement Masons, Bricklayers, and Iron Workers to bring a common sense solution for the construction industry in the local market. Through it all, we will focus on the AGC-GM’s tenets of skill, integrity, and responsibility.
Beyond bargaining, we will continue to work with AGC-WI, ACEA, and other industry associations to ensure a high level of services to our members. These partnerships will allow us to better promote the industry with a unified voice, and best serve the unique needs of our members efficiently and effectively.
I am honored to serve our members as your 2022 AGC-GM present. I look forward to the coming year supporting AGC’s mission and together finding new ways to advance our industry.
2022 AGC-GM President
2023 Board of Directors
AGC Past President
Selzer-Ornst Construction Co.
AGC Senior Vice President
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
VJS Construction Services
National AGC Director
AGC Education & Research Foundation Chairman
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
AGC Labor Policy Chair
Just Construction Consulting
CG Schmidt, Inc.
AGC Associate Director
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental
AGC Associate Director
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
2023 AGC Construction Leadership Council Chairman
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.