REGISTER NOW! 4th Annual CTFLC Holiday Mixer at TopGolf Austin

Oct 19 2016

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Join the Central Texas Future Leadership Council at TopGolf Austin on Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 4:30-7:30pm for a night of networking and fun.

 Your evening will include speakers, open bar, free TopGolf, a prize-winning 'Challenge the Pro' contest and the opportunity to help make a difference through Project Santa, the toy drive of the Austin Children's Shelter.  At the below link you are able to register as an attendee, sign up your company as a valued sponsor and let Danielle know your donation amount for Project Santa- she will grab your donation for you and send you an invoice and donation receipt.  (You are more than welcome to get your own gift card for the drive and bring it to the event; they need gift cards in any amount from the following: Walmart, Target, HEB, Academy or Home Depot.)

Click HERE to register, we hope to see you there!

AGC hires Area Manager for West Texas

Oct 19 2016

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AGC hires Area Manager for West Texas

Retired Lubbock DE Doug Eichorst will focus on AGC/TxDOT bond

 Recently retired TxDOT District Engineer Doug Eichorst of Lubbock joined the AGC of Texas staff Monday as  West Texas Area Manager, which will allow the Chapter to develop closer relationships in a part of Texas where  Doug spent 29 years as a leader in the highway construction world.

 “Doug’s background as an engineering graduate from Texas A&M and district engineer in the Lubbock area  uniquely qualify him to work in the industry as we move forward with our increased highway funding program,”  AGC Executive Vice President Tom Johnson said. “We’re fortunate to have Doug Eichorst join the Chapter  staff.”

 Doug had several career opportunities since his recent retirement from TxDOT but chose the AGC staff offer.

 “A lot of what the AGC stands for is developing and creating a good relationship with TxDOT,” Doug said. “That  is the part that I appreciated the most and what really intrigued me into taking the position.”

Doug has been the Lubbock district engineer for 7 years, following Randy Hopmann, who is now TxDOT’s director of District Operations. While considering the AGC offer, Doug mentioned to Hopmann that he saw “this as an opportunity to extend the bond between TxDOT and AGC and to continue to develop that relationship.”

Construction issues are not always easy, Doug noted, “So it’s important to communicate and to work well together.”

Doug started at TxDOT immediately following his 1987 graduation from Texas A&M with a civil engineering degree. His mother suggested he check with the TxDOT district office in Abilene for any job openings. The receptionist indicated there were none available, but Bob Lindley, a deputy district engineer, happened to walk by and invited the young graduate into his office. A 45-minute discussion followed with a tour of the office. By the time Doug returned to his mother’s house, TxDOT had called with a job offer for him to start the following Monday. His first project involved a highway interchange – conceived on the back of a napkin.

“It was a rare opportunity for someone to take an interchange from a napkin all the way to the final product,” he said.

He spent 10 years in Abilene, where the son of an air force father landed as a high school junior. His TxDOT journey continued with 1 ½ years in Pecos and 9 years in Midland as an area engineer.

“Going up to Lubbock was a great opportunity for me. I got to follow Randy Hopmann, who provided a lot of good guidance and direction,” Doug said.

His wife, Karen, grew up in tiny Comstock (20 miles northwest of Del Rio) and had no appetite for big-city living. Lubbock became a comfortable home for the Eichorst’s and their 4 children (ranging in age from 27-13).

“I have had a really good working relationship all my career working with the contracting industry. They provide that ability for Texans to move where they need to go,” he said.

The West Texas area consists of nine TxDOT districts: Childress, Amarillo, Brownwood, El Paso, San Angelo, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, Abilene and Odessa. The vast area has been divided between three AGC staff members.

Executive Vice President Johnson said he “recognizes the importance of close work with the members in that area” since he managed the West Texas area “several years ago.”

Register for the First Annual AGC of Texas Holiday Party Now!

Oct 14 2016

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You and a guest are cordially invited to the AGC of Texas Holiday Party--the first in an annual tradition!  The event will be held December 1, 2016 at the Austin Club from 5-9 p.m.  Attendance is free, thanks to an outstanding group of sponsors.  For more information and to register, click on the link below.  We hope to see you there.

It's Party Time


2016 AGC Scholarship Gala THANK YOU!

Oct 13 2016

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The 6th Annual AGC of Texas Scholarship Gala was another MASSIVE success and we have a LOT of people to thank.  The event, one week ago to the day, had record attendance and raised an astonishing $828,873.50 for the scholarship fund! We could not have done it without the generous contributions from the following members:


 Dinner and Reception Sponsors  Anderson Columbia Co., Inc., Hunter Industries, Ltd., Williams Bros. Construction

 Entertainment Sponsors  HOLT CAT, MUSTANG CAT, WARREN CAT

Event Gift Sponsor    AR Daniel Construction Services, Inc.      

Live Auction Sponsor   Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers



Donated by:  General & Mrs. Tommy Franks    High Bidder: Joey Anderson, Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.




Donated by AGC of Texas     High Bidder Michael McGinnis, Ellis-McGinnis Construction

A&M vs. UCLA

Donated by AGC of Texas     High Bidder Doug Kline, Lhoist NA

A&M vs. New Mexico State

Donated by AGC of Texas     High Bidder Lori Frost, Frost Crushed Stone

A&M vs. UTSA

Donated by AGC of Texas     High Bidder Joe Forshage, Foremost Paving Inc.

A&M vs. Tennessee

Donated by AGC of Texas     High Bidder Doug Kline, Lhoist NA

A&M vs. LSU

Donated by AGC of Texas     High Bidder Bill Thomas, Angel Bros. Enterprises

Tech Package

Donated by  AR Daniel Construction Services Inc.

High Bidder  Angela Clark, Clark Construction of Texas

Henri Bendel Collection

Donated by  A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.   High Bidder  Tracy Schieffer, A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

His & Hers Driver Set

Donated by  Dallas Lite & Barricade   High Bidder  Mike Pruitt, Angel Bros. Enterprises

Neal McCoy Autographed Package

Donated by  Neal McCoy/AGC of Texas

High Bidder  Art Daniel, AR Daniel Construction Services Inc.

John Hardy Jewelry

Donated by  CSA Materials     High Bidder  Robert Overbey, BondPro Inc.

F1 Tickets

Donated by  AGC of Texas     High Bidder  Connor McCourt, McCourt & Sons Equipment

Port Isabel Getaway

Donated by  Lehigh Hanson     High Bidder  Ben Liggett, Oldcastle Materials Texas




Rangers Tickets

Donated by  Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions

High Bidder  Joe Forshage, Foremost Paving Inc.

Flying W Turkey Hunt

Donated by  Hunter Industries, Ltd.

High Bidder  Slate Angel, Angel Bros. Enterprises

Dwight Yoakum Autographed Guitar

Donated by  Mike Farr/Nutty Brown Cafe

High Bidder  Roger Albert, Reece Albert Inc.

Lampasas Quail Hunt for 8

Donated by  Halff Associates Inc.

High Bidder  Jeff Smith, Smith & Company

12G Browning Crossover

Donated by  Ellis-McGinnis Construction

High Bidder  Robert Hall, RK Hall LTD.

Belize Trip

Donated by  Sidney & Connie Cox

High Bidder  J. Barry Clark, Peachtree Construction

Flying W Turkey Hunt

Donated by  Hunter Industries, Ltd.

High Bidder  Berry O'Bryan, Anderson Columbia Co., Inc.

Blue Topaz/Diamond Necklace and Diamond Earrings

Donated by  Kirby-Smith Machinery

High Bidder  Doug Walterscheid, J. Lee Milligan, Inc.

Whitetail Buck & Quail Hunt

Donated by  Angel Bros. Enterprises

High Bidder  Tracy Schieffer, A.L. Helmcamp, Inc.

20G Beretta SP1

Donated by  Reece Albert, Inc.

High Bidder  Greg Angel, Angel Bros. Enterprises

Bobwhite Quail & Buck Hunt

Donated by  Foremost Paving, Inc.

High Bidder  Ben Liggett, Oldcastle Materials Texas

Deluxe Pheasant Hunt for 2

Donated by  Smith & Company

High Bidder  Connor McCourt, McCourt & Sons Equipment

12G Browning Citori Feather

Donated by  Webber, LLC

High Bidder  Johnny Weisman, Hunter Industries, Ltd.

Sportsman's Package

Donated by  Foremost Paving, Inc.

High Bidder  Tommy Willis, Willis Electric

12G Browning Citori Feather

Donated by  Webber, LLC

High Bidder  Johnny Weisman, Hunter Industries, Ltd.

Flying W Turkey Hunt

Donated by  Hunter Industries, Ltd.

High Bidder  Myles McKemie, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions

Ireland Trip

Donated by  McCourt & Sons Equipment

High Bidder  Harry Levy, The Levy Company

Willie Nelson Autographed Guitar

Donated by  Lee & Phillip Taylor

High Bidder  Bob Lanham, Williams Bros. Construction

12G Browning Citori Sporting GV

Donated by  Williams Bros. Construction

High Bidder  Michael Bontrager, J. Lee Milligan, Inc.

Flying W Turkey Hunt

Donated by  Hunter Industries, Ltd.

High Bidder  Colin Keane, McCourt & Sons Equipment

Aoudad Sheep Hunt

Donated by  AGC of Texas

High Bidder  Dean Word, III, Dean Word Company

Canadian Fishing Trip

Donated by  Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

High Bidder  Harry Levy, The Levy Company

Whitetail Buck & Quail Hunt

Donated by  Angel Bros. Enterprises

High Bidder  Mark Ellis, Zack Burkett Co.

Deer Hunt

Donated by  Aaron Cabaza

High Bidder  Todd Jackson, Webber, LLC



Zurich NA


Heart of Texas Tollers

Jordan Foster Construction

Thomas R. Bohuslav Consulting Engineers, PLLC

Resource Documents for new DBE Special Provision

Oct 07 2016

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In January 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation will implement a new special provision for the DBE Program.  There will be major changes.  All contractors and DBE subcontractors must register and perform DBE reporting through its new Diversity Management Software (DMS).  Registration is open now!

To set up a new account, click HERE. 

If you have a username and password in DMS from another entity, you may use it to set up your TxDOT account. For instructions on how to make changes to an existing account, click HERE.  

Several documents summarizing the changes have been created for your use and distribution.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ogden Smith at  

Draft Memorandum to DBE Subcontractors

5-Day Rule Procedures (to be approved 12/15)

Summary of Changes in DBE Procedures

DBE/LCPTracker Seminar Registration

DBE and Payroll Reporting Seminars

Oct 07 2016

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In January 2017, TxDOT will implement new modules of the Diversity Management System (DMS) and launch LCPtracker, the new prevailing wage monitoring system. These systems will be used for DBE commitments, contract management, prompt pay and prevailing wage reporting for construction projects. All contractors will be required to use these systems in order to do work with the department.

In addition, TxDOT will also adopt a new DBE Special Provision which will includes significant changes in the DBE reporting process.

AGC of Texas, in conjunction with TxDOT's Civil Rights and Construction Divisions, will host several seminars to cover these issues.  The seminars are free for all members, DBEs and government employees.  A $50 fee is assessed for all other participants.

For more information and to register, click on the link below.  If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ogden Smith at  


DBE and Payroll Reporting Seminar Registration


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