AGC Houston is a full service membership organization providing more than 500 member companies with access to advocacy, networking opportunities, safety services, and education and training programs.
An AGC Houston membership automatically enrolls your company in Associated General Contractors of America, providing additional valuable benefits and access to resources and training. Our membership includes general contractors, specialty contractors, associates (suppliers) and affiliates (professional services firms). AGC Houston’s membership territory reaches 24 counties and our members represent a $2.3 billion market.
Discount Programs – Sometimes the savings realized from the discount programs alone can pay your membership dues several times over. We offer discounts on everything from cars to temporary power service, workers' comp insurance purchasing group, and a 401(k) Multiple Employer plan. Through AGC of America, members receive discounts in four categories: general business solutions, industry specific discounts, travel and finally vehicles and fuel programs.
Information & Professional Development
Content is a key component to why members join the chapter and why they continue to participate year after year. AGC provides a rich offering of networking events and training programs for both professional and jobsite employees. Events and classes are provided at significant savings to current AGC Houston members and are posted online in our monthly calendar.
We are proud to lead the nation with the safest construction jobsites based on safety records and zero incidence rates.
Business & Networking Opportunities
Member Events – Through a myriad of events that bring together members and industry partners, AGC Houston helps to broaden your connections to the commercial construction industry.
Committees – AGC is an association run by members, not staff. Our association’s mission is accomplished directly by member support. Serving on a committee is one of the most efficient ways to get involved with AGC leaders and representatives of our industry.
- Quarterly Member Mixers
- Membership Orientations
- Annual AGC Champions Golf Tournament
- Construction Leadership Council (CLC) events include: happy hour mixers, golf tournament and poker tournament
- Annual BBQ Cook-Off
- Annual Chapter Business Meeting (with keynote address and state of the economy)
- Annual Mid-Year Safety meeting (with keynote address)
- Biennial APEX Awards
- Annual Government Affairs Committee events include: Annual Advocacy Breakfast, legislative briefings and annual sporting clays tournament
AGC Southwest Chapters Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan
Beginning with just a few companies in 2010, this plan has grown to 120+ companies and over $450 million in assets, making it the largest AGC plan in the country.
Benefit from financial strength and superior loss control program. Managed by a board comprised of CompGroup AGC members – Texas-based General Contractors and Subcontractors, it is a TDI approved Workers Compensation Purchasing Group.
- Discount – the benefit of the purchasing power of millions of workers’ comp dollars to give you the best premium discount.
- Claims Management – aggressively managed claims ensure that injured employees are paid promptly and fairly and fraudulent claims are dealt with accordingly.
- Loss Control – Safety plays a large role in this program. Members receive job site loss control visits to assist in controlling claims.
- Dividend – Dividends are available to members based upon a Program then Individual loss ratio. Under Texas law, dividends cannot be guaranteed, until they have been declared.
What more information? Contact your insurance agent and request CompGroup AGC quote or the Program Administrator, Roberts & Crow at 800-406-9614 – ask for Julie Schatz.
Reliant Energy Discount Program
Setting up electrical service at a site is one of the tedious details you have to handle before you can start work on a project. Let Reliant's program for AGC Texas Building Branch (www.reliant.com/agc) make it a lot easier.
The program provides the following to AGC members throughout Texas:
- A dedicated representative
- Concierge service
- Industry support
- Special pricing
What more information? Call 1-855-350-8656 or visit us at www.reliant.com/agc for more information.
National Purchasing Partners
AGC Houston has teamed up with NPP to bring you discount pricing on wireless service, travel, office and maintenance supplies and more. Access products and services, while leveraging the power of group purchasing, to get valuable discounts for your business, employees and yourself. Membership is free and NPP negotiates the rates, and makes them available to AGC members.
ConstructConnect is a leading provider of software solutions for the preconstruction industry. They help commercial construction firms streamline their workflows and maximize productivity by digitalizing their preconstruction process.
Communications & Publications
AGC Houston offers a wide variety of useful resources for the construction industry through collaboration with members and industry partners who contribute time, energy and knowledge and serve on committees.
AGC Houston publishes the quarterly magazine, Cornerstone. Each issue is dedicated to bringing members relevant information about the Chapter, its members and issues affecting the commercial construction industry.
Members' Edge Newsletter
AGC Houston also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, Members' Edge, which covers local, state and national news. Do you have news to share or would like to see a particular story or issue addressed? We’d love to hear from you!
AIA/AGC Recommended Practices Manual
For more than 50 years, the AIA/AGC Joint Committee has provided a forum for the Design and Construction community to discuss pertinent issues related to the construction industry. One tool developed by this partnership is the Recommended Practices Manual, which is organized to reflect the typical project delivery flow from early planning stages through completion of construction and warranty.
A Local Snapshot: Greater Houston Bulletin
This school construction cost report is the result of a collaboration between members of the Associated General Contractors of America, Houston Chapter (AGC) and members of the Association for Learning Environments, Gulf Coast Chapter (A4LE).
The goal of this report is to provide information to assist local school districts in planning for their construction projects.
Houston Area Wage Survey
Every three years, AGC Houston and other area commercial construction trade associations and councils collaborate on a local craft wage survey. The results of the survey include average hourly rate, average health & welfare, average pension, average vacation, and average package.