WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN ALABAMA AGC?
Why Join Alabama AGC? Because We Are The Best!
Before you join a construction trade association you should ask yourself one question: What makes this association significantly different than another construction trade association? The answer, of course, includes some of the elements you would give when asked about your business.
Alabama AGC’s answer is this: we are older, bigger and better
than our competition. We provide a better product.
... And Here’s Why:
COMMITMENT / Alabama AGC is a $100 million corporation with holdings all over Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida. We have 26 full-time employees and own offices in Florence, Huntsville, Birmingham, Mobile and Pensacola. We also keep an office in Montgomery for our full time lobbyist and his assistant.
LEGISLATION / AGC’s PAC is among the largest in Alabama and provides real influence in Montgomery.
RESOURCES / Having resources is crucial to our members and to the industry we represent. It means that when our board of directors sets policy we have the resources to implement it. And we do this without fund-raising. Our members pay their dues and receive their services.
PROTECTION / Like your business, we are protective of our reputation. So, we do not solicit every contractor for membership. The AGC motto of Skill, Responsibility and Integrity means everything to us. And that commitment has been recognized at a national level.
REPUTATION / Alabama AGC was named Chapter of the Year for 2010 at the 2011 National Convention in March. At the same time, we also were recognized for having the best overall public relations campaign in the country.
RECOGNITION / This most recent recognition marks the second time that Alabama AGC was named chapter of the year; the first was in 2005 for the 2004 year.
HONOR / Alabama AGC has been honored nationally for public relations six times: 2012, 2010, 2007, 2003, 1999 and 1998. Also, in 2004 the chapter was recognized with the national James E. Cashman Award for Best Membership Program.
So, the difference between the Alabama AGC and our competition is that
we are the best at what we do – not just in Alabama – but in the country.
And that has value that any business understands.
MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
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• Family Business Institute
• Avis Car Rental
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AGC has a powerful voice in state and national politics, stopping or
amending legislation that could adversely affect the industry.
AGC has the fifth largest PAC in Alabama.
TRAINING / AGC certifies craft training programs statewide, and offers training for field supervisory personnel and management and partnering training for office personnel. AGC offers a wide variety of publications and communication tools available from our interactive website.
COMPTRUST / CompTrustAGC is a 20-year old well-funded workers’ compensation insurance program for our members. It is a rock-solid provider with rates that are extremely competitive. 36% of the total premiums have been returned to the membership since 1992.
iSqFtAGC / iSqFtAGC is a network of construction offices on the Internet that offers features which bring bidding efficiency and project communication to a new level. It includes the Alabama AGC Internet Plan Room offering plans & specs for publicly bid projects on-line for subscribers in the industry. GCs can also post negotiated work in their “invitation only” private plan rooms. Of course, there is a significant price advantage for subscribers who are Alabama AGC members.
NETWORKING / A major strength of Alabama AGC is the networking among our diverse membership. Our 800+ members range from one-man operations to ENR Top 400 companies. These include commercial, highway, heavy, municipal, utility and specialty firms who work together in the construction community. Finding it easier for people to do business with people they know, AGC offers our members many opportunities to get to know each other through social, service and business events.
AFFORDABILITY / Alabama AGC is cost-effective and efficient. Only five AGC chapters in the nation have a lower dues structure. Even so, only 16 percent of Alabama AGC’s multi-million-dollar budget comes from dues. We at AGC realize your dues and time are an investment in the construction industry. We are diligent in our efforts to provide an outstanding return on that investment.