2017 Annual Conference
March 23-25, 2017
Jekyll Island, GA
The New Westin Hotel is directly on the beach and it will be beautiful in March! Make plans NOW to attend.
Moisture Science 101
by Dan Welklin, Precision Comfort Systems
How To Run A SUCCESSFUL Sales Call
by Ron Smith, Comfort Consultant
The State of the HVAC Industry
by Bud Mingledorff, Mingledorff's
How to Hire Salespeople to Shorten the Gap Between Hiring and Becoming A Profit Center
by Eddie Huff, Sandler Training / Hire Guru
Technology's Impact on the
by Vicki Moss, Honeywell
by Ted Miltiades, Dept. of Community Affairs
SBA Certification of
Women Owned Businesses (WOB)
by Terrie Denison, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration, Georgia District Office, Atlanta
You only get what you ask for!
Learn what to ask for and how to ask for it!
by Matt Thompson, Splash Omnimedia
President Kevin Reeves Represents CAAG at various industry meeting
Construction Industry Employer Roundtable
Mr. Kevin Reeves, President of Parker’s Heating & A/C/, Inc., Americus, GA and 2016-2017 President of CAAG and Bruce Widener, CAAG Exec. Dir. attended the Construction Industry Employer Roundtable meeting on Sept. 7, 2016, to discuss how the construction industry can work more closely together on all issues affecting the construction industry and especially work force development.
Mr. Mike Kenig, Holder Construction, chaired the meeting, which was the third such meeting this year, and talked about communication and sharing resources among all the various construction associations who attended. He emphasized that if we could have one voice for the construction industry we could have a much larger impact on public policy. To help accomplish this goal, Bruce suggested that instead of each association having their individual“Day at the Capitol” that it would have a much greater impact if we had a“Construction Day At The Capitol”with all associations participating the same day. We could all possibly wear hard hats to identify us as one extremely large group, the construction industry. Mr. Kenig said this would be a powerful show of strength at the capitol. Attendees seemed to like this idea.
Mr. Kenig, said that, as a group, we could coordinate our efforts and have an alignment when and where it made sense. He said that there was a lot of state and federal money available for employee training but the construction industry had to compete with all the other industries such as manufacturing, automotive, etc. for the funds.
Work Source Georgia, a new state program, was discussed and Mr. Reeves said that this might be something that would be of interest to our members. It provides $2500 per person per year for up to 2 years for employees who are “under” employed or unemployed.
This group will continue to meet to discuss mutual issues. We appreciate Mr. Reeves taking the time to come to Atlanta to represent CAAG at this meeting.
CAAG President Kevin Reeves,
Parker's Heating & A/C, Inc. Americus
Mr. Mike Denig (left), Holder Construction.
Among the groups who are involved in this meeting are:
Greater Atlanta Home Builders Assn.
Atlanta Electrical Contractors Assn.
Ga. Highway Contractors Assn.
Independent Electrical Contractors
American Subcontractors Assn.
Ga. Construction Aggregate Assn.
Ga. Ready Mixed Concrete Assn.
Ga. Utility Contractors Assn.
Plumbing & Mechanical Assn. of GA.
Georgia Trade Association Leaders Meet
Kevin Reeves, CAAG President, and Bruce Widener represented CAAG on May 24, 2016, at a meeting of Georgia Trade Association Leaders at the Georgia Power headquarters in downtown Atlanta to discuss various issues of interest to everyone in the construction industry. Chief among these today was what is being done on workforce development. A lot is going on with this topic and you will be hearing a lot more about it in the coming weeks. There is going to be a coordinated effort in the construction industry to attract and train young people in the trades. Mr. Reeves pointed out that one important thing that needs to be done is to "change the image of the construction trades. The perception is that these are low paid blue collar workers when, in fact, hvacr technicians often make much higher wages than many college educated individuals and have a much easier time finding meaningful employment."
Scott Draper, GPC, did a great job of kicking off the meeting with a legislative update.
Kevin Reeves, Parker's Heating & A/C, Inc., Americus, GA
was elected CAAG President at the Conference.