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 answers 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.
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. We keep $1 million in our PAC fund and have real influence in Montgomery. Having those 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 the service.
Like your business, we are protective of our reputation and particular about whom we work for. 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. 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. 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. Alabama AGC has been honored nationally for public relations five times including 2010 – 1998, 1999, 2003 and 2007. 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.