The Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., locally known as AGC Arkansas, is a voluntary trade association of commercial general contracting firms, specialty contractors and supply and service firms. Established in 1934, it is the oldest and largest commercial construction association in the state. Its primary objectives are to instill skill, integrity and responsibility in the construction industry, to provide training and to serve as the voice of the construction industry in Arkansas.
Through AGC of America, the Arkansas Chapter monitors regulations and concerns coming from our nation’s Capital. AGC of America works closely with Congress and federal agencies in clarifying, interpreting and disseminating essential information so that the interests of the construction industry may be promoted and protected. AGC’s full-time lobbying team, legislative committee and state agency liaison committees vigorously promote and protect the construction industries’ interests in the state legislature and state agencies.
The executive board of the Arkansas Chapter includes president Roger Marlin of Hydco, Inc., vice president Mark Windle of Manhattan Road and Bridge Company and secretary Steve Forsgren of Forsgren, Inc. Together they have more than 100 years of combined experience in the construction industry.
“AGC represents the full spectrum of construction,” Forsgren says. “Building, highway and utility all have a voice through AGC, and cooperatively, we can work better together than separately.”
Windle says the association is a respected advocate for the construction industry and serves as its “voice and face” at the state and national level.
Lobbying isn’t the only advantage of membership, Marlin says. “The networking of individuals that do what we do every day is invaluable,” he says. “The training opportunities through AGC are unmatched with any other association and to have each of our voices heard at the state capital are the reasons that a company should join AGC Arkansas.”