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May 2022


AGC MA Hires Marion Jones, MPA, Director of Workforce Development & Industry Inclusion

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AGC MA is pleased to welcome Marion Jones, MPA in the newly created position of Director of Workforce Development & Industry Inclusion. In this role Marion will be responsible for promoting vocational and educational pathways for students into the commercial construction industry. She will be responsible for creating bridges between AGC MA members, the education community, and underrepresented populations and promote diversity and inclusion in the industry by utilizing the voices of the community to develop a plan for attracting people of all backgrounds.

Marion’s extensive career history includes 15 years in the field of training, talent, and workforce development. As a Training and Talent Development Consultant, Marion has partnered with clients across the world, including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations delivering upon initiatives in key organizational performance areas. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Baruch, City University of New York (CUNY) and a B.A. in Communications.

We look forward to having Marion join the AGC MA team!

Marion Jones



2nd Annual Diversity Summit


Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. | Wellesley College, Hay Amphitheatre

AGC MA and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion are hosting the second annual Diversity Summit outdoors at the Hay Amphitheatre at Wellesley College. .

This year's Summit will explore the theme of Access to Opportunity for diverse businesses in the industry. Keynote Speaker Andre Lima will discuss the new Supplier Diversity Strategies at the City of Boston. Immediately following, a diverse panel representing developers, institutional owners, and diverse businesses will discuss best practices in expanding opportunities through procurement and growing businesses through joint ventures and subcontracting.

Finally, following the panel program there will be a networking opportunity for attendees from diverse businesses to meet with other industry stakeholders and potential partners.



Safety Awards Brunch


Friday, June 17, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. | Seaport Hotel - Light House Room

Join us as we celebrate the recipients of the 2021 AGC of America National Safety Awards and the Massachusetts Merit awards.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients!

National AGC Safety Awards

  • Bond Civil and Utility Construction, Inc.
  • Citywide Contracting, LLC
  • Colantonio, Inc.
  • Columbia
  • Commodore Builders
  • Construction Coordinators, Inc.
  • D.A. Sullivan & Sons, Inc.
  • Erland Construction, Inc.
  • Ernest Guigli & Sons, Inc.
  • F.W. Madigan Company, Inc.
  • G. Greene Construction Co., Inc.
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Lee Kennedy Co., Inc.
  • M.L. McDonald Sales Company, LLC
  • Sea-Dar Construction
  • Senate Construction Corp.
  • Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Siena Construction Corporation
  • Tocci Building Corporation
  • W.S. Kenney Co., Inc.
  • W.T. Rich Company, Inc.
  • Walsh Brothers, Inc.
  • Weston & Sampson, Inc.

AGCMA Merit Awards

  • Bond Building Construction, Inc.
  • C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.
  • Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
  • Dellbrook | JKS
  • Dimeo Construction Company
  • Elaine Construction Company, Inc.
  • John Moriarty & Associates, Inc.
  • TG Gallagher
Join us at the Safety Awards Brunch!

AGC MA Annual Meeting & Social

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More than 150 AGC MA members attended the 2022 Annual Membership Meeting and Social held on May19th at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA. The meeting and event included the association business agenda, recognitions, awards and social gathering.

Click here to read the full description of the meeting and view all of the photos

AGC MA & MCAP Scholarship Program

AGC MA and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) give out scholarship awards each year to deserving individuals who are enrolled in a construction or civil engineering degree program.

The deadline to submit is June 30.

Click here to fill out a scholarship application.

Robert L. Petrucelli Scholarship Program

The Robert L. Petrucelli Scholarship Fund of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc. was created to provide resources to advance the workforce development and inclusion goals of the commercial construction industry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Fill out the grant application here.

Visit the Scholarship Website. Contact Kara Cady with any questions.

Workforce Development Census

As everyone grapples with workforce constraints, AGC MA is actively engaged in developing the next generation of construction managers and tradespeople. The AGC MA Workforce Development Task Force has been meeting regularly to ensure that students, teachers, and administrators interested in commercial construction can easily identify vocational and educational pathways to careers in the industry.

We are aware that many of our members are also conducting their own workforce development efforts like recruiting from local high schools or engaging in community career fairs. We would like to help build off these efforts to ensure that your workforce efforts are sustained. 

Therefore, we are asking every company to please complete this Workforce Development Census. The survey will catalog at a high level our members efforts to develop the next workforce from colleges, high schools, and the general public and we will use the results to identify common connections and assist your efforts. 



2 years after George Floyd’s death: progress yet ‘unfulfilled promises’ in construction

Construction Dive has chronicled discrimination against minorities on jobsites since Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin suffocated George Floyd under his knee two years ago this week.

Where Is Inflation Headed? Nine Signs to Watch

Inflation is close to a 40-year high—a development that is challenging households, companies and government policy makers. Is the wave of unusually high price increases near a peak? If so, how soon will inflation slow and by how much? And most important of all, where will inflation settle in the longer-run?

Businesses, trade groups launch opposition to 'millionaires tax' proposal

More than 80 business owners, trade groups and retirees launched a campaign Monday against a proposed tax increase on wealthy earners that they say could hurt Massachusetts' middle class.

Project Stakeholder Best Practices for Material Volatility Mitigation

The construction industry has faced significant upheaval and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic. This uncertainty has created volatility of material pricing and has been particularly disruptive to supply chains. These conditions have placed many construction firms in financially precarious positions and brought projects across our nation to a halt. Prices being paid during the procurement phase in many instances are substantially higher than the price quoted during bid preparation, with certain material costs doubling and tripling in a short time span. 


AGC of America Virtual Programs


AGC of America is now offering virtual programs. The upcoming programs include AGC’s Building Information Modeling Education Program (BIM EP), Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) course, and Lean Construction Education Program.

When you register, choose AGC MA as the "referred by organization."

AGC Virtual Learning Programs>>

National Purchasing Partners Program


300,000+ NPP members enjoy exclusive pricing in an easy-to-use B2B marketplace. Save on brands like Verizon, Staples, Expedia, Sherwin-Williams, Airgas and more.

NPP membership is free and there is no obligation to purchase.

For nearly 20 years, NPP has been a trusted savings provider for companies, large and small, leveraging group buying power to negotiate top-tier B2B discounts.

For more information and to see other available discounts click here.


Walsh Brothers, Inc. Wins AGC Build America Award

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The Chestnut Hill Adult Oncology and Imaging Center project was an accelerated singe phase fit out of 140,000 square feet across the two top floors of a former retail mall to create an academic outpatient medical center. The center included over 50 exam rooms, over 60 infusion bays and private rooms, including hot lab, CTs, MRIs. Other features included ultrasound, X-ray and mammography, a clean room pharmacy, diagnostic testing lab and café. The fully comprehensive cancer center will also provide psychosocial oncology, palliative care and survivorship programs.




Blue Horizon Benefits is dedicated to turning the traditional sales-centric approach to benefits on its head. They become integral to their clients’ business operations to give them a competitive edge. They believe this partnership model represents the future of their profession.

27 Garden Street, Suite 1A

Danvers, MA 01923

(978) 560-3965


Create custom applications for complex projects. The world’s largest projects require unique solutions that fit the requirements of the job and keep information flowing seamlessly across the organization.

290 Congress Street, 4thFloor

Boston, MA 02210

(617) 771-3096


Keeping your jobsites rolling smoothly is what you do best and SiteKick makes sure you have all the information you need to make the best decisions to keep your project on time and under budget. Learn more about what makes SiteKick the most advanced tool a jobsite manager can have.

1330 Lagoon Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55408

(603) 502-5285


Arch Insurance provides specialty risk solutions to clients worldwide across a wide range of industries. Our mission is to provide our insureds with superb coverage and claims handling through careful and diligent underwriting of risks and business-friendly solutions.

300 First Stamford Place #8

Stamford, CT 06902

(959) 207-1778

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JobSiteCare is a physician-led practice centered around caring for injured workers. We provide immediate telemedical triage, diagnosis, and guided treatment right on the job site. Our physicians and staff manage the injured workers’ case from start to finish. We enable maximum medical improvement to be reached as quickly as possible while ensuring optimal Local/Federal OSHA compliance.

28 Chargers Road

NewLondon, NH 03257

(706) 744-4441


Lane McNamara is a law firm that specializes in Construction Law, Business Law, Employment Law, Suretyship, Trial Practice, and Insurance Defense. The firm is focused on providing exceptional legal advice and advocacy to our clients and believes that it is the role of the attorney to understand all aspects of the client’s business to provide appropriate legal guidance. If necessary, the attorneys at Lane McNamara have successfully brought major cases to conclusion through mediation, trial, and arbitration.

257 Turnpike Road, Suite 240

Southborough, MA 01772

(508) 905-1010



Casual Conversations with Powerful Women in Construction


June 10 | 8:00 a.m.

BWiC invites you to join the conversation, to build connection, advance an initiative, maybe even solve a problem or two. We are honored to welcome prominent women within the commercial construction industry to share the intentional and the serendipitous, their hero's and the villain's, the opportunities captured, lost and set free, and what they spend far too much time doing, with their time.


We promise, it will be worth yours!


This month we are featuring Judylynn Monaco, Project Manager, Facility Services Department, MIT Lincoln Library


Summer Golf Clinic

Granite Links

June 29 | 5:30 p.m.

Golf is an important part of networking! Learn the basics and more in this 90 minute clinic at Granite Links. Two pro's will instruct all levels of putting, chipping and driving.


Immediately followed by refreshments with a view!


Summer Golf Clinic

Granite Links

July 27 | 6:00 p.m.

Golf is an important part of networking! Learn the basics and more in this 90 minute clinic at Granite Links. Two pro's will instruct all levels of putting, chipping and driving.


Immediately followed by refreshments with a view!


Annual Golf Tournament

Cape Club of Sharon

August 1 | 8:00 a.m.

Join AGC MA for a day on the greens at The Cape Club of Sharon. Contests, Prizes, Good Food & Good Friends! Deluxe cookout immediately following golf. Last year we sold out quickly. Don't miss out on a fun day on the course with your colleagues and peers!


Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Register for AGC MA's upcoming programs and events!

Bill Ronco, of the Young Contractors Professional Institute (YCPI), has created a new online course providing soft skills training on how to manage difficult conversations with construction stakeholders.


"Achieving 1+1=3 Results in Design and Construction Conversations.” Provides a self-managed course based on decades of experience in how to improve collaboration between design and construction professionals. As a result of the longstanding relationship with AGC MA. Member companies can sample 6 of the course’s 60+ lessons for free. If you decide to register, AGC member receive an additional discount of 50% off the course price ($450) for a total of $225.

AGC MA Members Register Here>>

Non Members Register Here>>


Safety Services Available


Safety is everyone's business! When something happens on a job site, it affects not only the individual but also every member of the building team—the building owner/developer, architect, subcontractors, and contractor alike.

Create a culture of safety in your company operations. It is an investment in the future of your firm and your employees. It can create healthier, more productive workers, decrease the likelihood of OSHA fines and costly litigation, and cut down on time loss and employee absences on your site.

Need help in developing a safe work environment or need some safety advice? Contact Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety.

AGC MA has regularly scheduled training programs and can tailor training to fit your firm's particular needs.Learn more on the AGC MA Safety Website.

Other safety services available:

  • OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Trainings
  • Lunch and learns focusing on Silica, Fall Protection, Trenching, Scaffolding and Electrical
  • Job site safety walk through and inspections
  • Safety program consultations/review
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Safety Committee Meetings


Did you know that an AGC MA membership is firm wide? If your company is a member of AGC MA that means every employee of that company can take advantage of the wide variety of valuable benefits including programs and events, exemplary safety training, committee engagement and more.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to any one of our staff members at any time!

AGC MA Staff

The AGC MA staff is here for you!

John Ferrante, CEO - Ext. 114

Lisa Frisbie, Director of Business Development & Marketing - Ext. 115

Marion Jones, Director of Workforce Development & Industry Inclusion - Ext. 113

Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety - Ext. 112

Kara Cady, Operations Manager - Ext. 118

Mark Lyvers, Controller - Ext. 119


Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP)

As a benefit to MCAP contributing contractors, MCAP provides a 75% discount on registration costs for AGC MA programs and safety training.

For any questions contact Kara Cady at cady@agcmass.org.

Lisa Frisbie



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