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2020 Wasn’t the Year We Had Planned…


late January with a magnificent centennial gala, and coming after a decade of economic expansion, the global corona- virus pandemic waylaid our plans for more prosperity and centennial revelry. Undaunted, however, your AGC


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team pivoted quickly under the astute leadership of our CEO Peter Tateishi to lobby to ensure our industry was deemed “essential,” enabling all of us to keep our doors open, albeit in a reduced manner. Your State


Board and Officers took the oppor- tunity of our simpler and less busy lives to work collaboratively to update AGC in many important ways, including launching the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, and then embracing their first recom- mendations, and completely overhauling our dues structure. Build California reached new heights


and millions of impressions, and with it, we started to change the perception of our industry with our state’s youth. We finished the year with a substantial update to our Strategic Plan, which will be finalized shortly and rolled out to the entire membership in the first quarter. I am grateful for the incredible


leadership and teamwork of our State Board and Officers. Tey made this year one that, despite the pandemic and social unrest in our country, we can all look back on and be proud of. Moreover, I thank our


4 January/February 2021


ow – 2020 proved to be quite a year, one for the history books! After kicking off the year in


Officers and Board members for staying on for another year of service. Your continued leadership is exactly what our industry needs at this vital juncture! In this issue


I am grateful for the incredible leadership and teamwork of our State Board and Officers. They made this year one that, despite the pandemic and social unrest in our country, we can all look back on and be proud of.


of California Constructor, we look ahead and cover the latest business trends in financial management, project delivery and market forecasts. We are fortunate that we have so many outstanding Associate members in all these areas who are able to keep us apprised of the best practices for us to manage and invest our money, minimize risk and improve our operations. I urge you to reach out to our Associate members to tap into their expertise and learn how they can help you run your business better. I know I have for many years, and it’s made a real positive impact on our operation! 2021 will be an


exciting year, with a COVID-19 vaccine starting to roll out and hopefully our lives returning closer to normal. I don’t know about you, but I miss in-person meetings and events, shaking hands, hugging friends and family. Until then, your state board and officers will keep working hard to advance our industry and help strengthen your business. Wishing you good health, peace and prosperity in the new year!


Mike Blach, President AGC of California


California Constructor


Published bi-monthly for members of the Associated General Contractors of California


3095 Beacon Boulevard West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 371-2422 www.agc-ca.org


Publisher


Al Rickard Association Vision (703) 402-9713 arickard@assocvision.com www.associationvision.com


Editor


Carol A. Eaton Eaton Communications (707) 789-9520 eatonc@comcast.net


Graphic Designer/Production


Carole Tieme Tieme Creative Media (912) 351-5373 carole@thiemecreativemedia.com www.thiemecreativemedia.com


Correspondence


Address editorial and circulation correspondence to: California Constructor, AGC of California, 3095 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 371-2422 or call Carol Eaton at (707) 789-9520 or eatonc@comcast.net.


Copyright 2021


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