ASA Midwest Council is a construction trade association of specialty contractors and suppliers serving the construction industry and the community.
Our purpose is to improve the construction process through education, advocacy, and collaboration.
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Save the Date for the 32nd Annual ASA Midwest Council Golf Tournament Monday, October 7th 2019 Whitmoor Country Club
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ASA SHOWCASE & BBQ MAY 15
Queeny Park will be the place to be on May 15th 2019, if you are part of the STL Construction Industry!
JOIN US and multiple vendors, suppliers, GC’s and Subcontractors, for a one stop shop of the latest and greatest, new and innovative construction equipment, supplies, safety equipment and much more! This is an event you do not want to miss! FREE FOOD|FREE DRINKS|BBQ COMPETITION|
ASA Construction Showcase & BBQ Queeny Park May 15, 2019| 2-7 pm
Access Tile Adhesives Technology Corp
Alberici Constructors Aspen Waste Systems Bangert, Inc. Bazan Painting Co. Beaver Valley Supply Bi-State Utilities Co. Brydie Flooring
Clemons Concrete Coatings
Construction Products Sales Contegra Construction Co.
Dewalt Drilling Service Co. ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac
Fabick Galloway Law Firm J D Kutter K&K Supply Knapheide Truck Equipment Makita USA Milwaukee Tool
OnSite Companies Paric Corporation Pat Kelly Equipment Company Pipe & Duct Systems Prime Source Building Products/Grip-Rite Quikrete
Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Seiler Instrument SFW Partners The Sherwin-Williams Company
Congratulations 2019 Gala Award Winners!
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council announced the winners of its Mad Hatter Awards Gala, April 6th. ASA Midwest Council hosted 422 people, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis, for the 26th annual event.
The award categories included General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractors, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractors, and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year. The ASA Legacy Award, and GC Field & Office Employees of the Year, were also recognized at the gala. The ASA Midwest Council awarded special safety awards to qualifying ASA members who have achieved work safety excellence in 2018.
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2019 GC of the Year Award Winners Category A BSI Constructors Category B Kozeny-Wagner Category C BEX Construction Services
2019 Outstanding MEP Subcontractor Category A Guarantee Electrical Category B Kaemmerlen Electric
2019 Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor Category A Flooring Systems, Inc. Category B AME Constructors
2019 Service Provider/Supplier of the Year J D Kutter
ASA Legacy Award: Joe Hoette, Hoette Concrete Construction GC Field Employee of the Year: Terry Meyer, BSI Constructors, Inc. GC Office Employee of the Year: Alex Sherfy, Musick Construction
2018 ASA Safety Cup Winner: George McDonnell & Sons
2018 Safety Award Winners Division I – Murphy Company Division II – Vee-Jay Cement Co. Division III – Bell Electrical Contractors Division IV – Hayden Wrecking Corp. Division V – Drilling Service Co. Division VI – Pipe and Duct Systems, LLC
“I would like to congratulate this year’s award winners and thank everyone for their continued support for the ASA-Midwest Council and the St. Louis area subcontractors,” said ASA-Midwest Council President Jennifer Church , with United Rentals. ” Our nominees and winners are an extraordinary example of what is possible when a project team works together towards their common goal.” “Our awards Gala is all about celebrating excellence in the St. Louis construction industry, and I am truly honored to be serving as president of the ASA Midwest Council this year.”
SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S AWARDS GALA MARCH 28, 2020 AT THE FOUR SEASONS STL.
ASA ANNOUNCES 2019 GALA NOMINEES
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AWARDS GALA NOMINEES! JOIN US ON APRIL 6, 2019 AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
The ASA Midwest Council’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament was a big success, drawing the largest crowd to date, with 222 Golfers!
Members of the construction community gathered at Whitmoor Country Club on Monday, October 1st, and enjoyed 18 holes of golf on an unseasonably warm October afternoon.
While enjoying the day, we raised funds for ASA’s own Tom Owens Memorial Scholarship, which provides funds to young adults, to continue their education beyond high school.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers for supporting ASA’s efforts!
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ASA Midwest Council Celebrates Vegas Style
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council celebrated the winners of its Viva Las Vegas Awards Gala, April 14th, 2018. ASA Midwest Council hosted 412 people, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis, for the 25th annual awards gala!
The award categories included General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractor, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor, and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year. The ASA Legacy Award, Industry Person of the Year, and
GC Field & Office Employees of the Year, were also recognized at the April 14th event.
The ASA Midwest Council awarded special safety awards to qualifying ASA members who have achieved work safety excellence in 2017. This year marked the creation of the new annual ASA Safety Cup award, which will be a traveling trophy awarded to one ASA member each year.
2018 General Contractor of the Year Category A McCarthy Building Companies Category B Kadean Construction Category C LANDCO Construction
2018 Outstanding MEP Subcontractor Category A PayneCrest Electric Category B Aschinger Electric
2018 Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor Category A T. J. Wies Contracting, Inc. Category B AME Constructors
2018 Service Provider/Supplier of the Year Fabick Rents
ASA Legacy Award: Bob Pfeil, Affton Fabricating & Welding
ASA Industry Person of the Year: Tim Wies, T J Wies Contracting
GC Field Employee of the Year Dennis Bentlage, Contegra Construction Company
GC Office Employee of the Year Joe Sneed, J.E. Foster Building Company
2017 Safety Award Winners Division I – Sachs Electric Company Division II – PayneCrest Electric, Inc. Division III – Golterman & Sabo AND John J. Smith Masonry Division IV – BAZAN Painting Co. Division V – Hayden Wrecking Division VI – Affton Fabricating & Welding AND Lindberg Waterproofing
ASA Safety Cup Award Winner Hayden Wrecking
SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S AWARDS GALA-APRIL 6, 2019
ASA ANNOUNCES 2018 AWARD NOMINEES
ASA Midwest Council Celebrates 50 “Groovy” Years
ASA MWC PAST AND CURRENT PRESIDENTS CELEBRATE 50!
The ASA Midwest Councilcelebrated our 50th Anniversary with a party on November 4, 2017 at The Thaxton in downtown STL!
The event was a nod to the 1960’s, when ASA Midwest Council was established!
What a great way to mark 50 years of ASA empowering the STL subcontracting community through Advocacy, Education, and Cooperation!
To see the event photos, just click on the link below!
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ASA Midwest Council elects 2017-18 Officers & BOD
ASA Midwest Council Elects 2017-18 Officers, Board of Directors
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA)-Midwest Council recently elected its officers and board of directors for 2017-18.
(pictured Val Perales, president; Tom Henson, secretary; Jennifer Church, vice president; Mark O’Donnell, treasurer)
Mr. Val Perales, Vice President at Bazan Painting Co. was elected as 2017-18-chapter president.Perales succeeds Ms. Amy Heeger, AME Constructors, and he will serve a one-year term which began July 1 and will expire June 30, 2018.
“I am honored to have been elected to serve as the next President of ASA Midwest Council.” Perales said.“My goal this year, will be to continue our organization’s 50-year mission of helping our members be more efficient and effective at doing business, through ASA’s focus on education, advocacy, and cooperation within the construction industry.”
Jennifer Church of United Rentals was elected vice-president. Tom Henson, of Affton Fabricating & Welding, Inc. will serve as secretary, and Mark O’Donnell of Schmersahl Treloar & Co. will serve as the association’s treasurer.
Members of the 2017-18 Board of Directors also include: Steve Albart, Enterprise Bank & Trust; Jeffrey Loebner, Gencorp Services; Brian Hayden, Hayden Wrecking; Richard Russell, Sachs Electric Co.; Chris Sauer, TJ Wies Contracting; Sal Vitale, Vee-Jay Cement Contracting.
ASA Midwest Council is celebrating our 50th anniversary with a BIG party on November 4th 2017.
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ASA Glitter & Gold Awards Gala Lights up the STL Sky!
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council celebrated the winners of its Glitter & Gold Awards Gala, April 1st, 2017. ASA Midwest Council hosted 366people, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis, for the 24th annual event. The gala was capped off by fireworks to celebrate the chapter’s 50th anniversary, and all of the evening’s nominees and winners.
The four categories for awards were General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractor, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor, and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year. The ASA Legacy Award, GC Field & Office Employees of the Year and Owner of the Year, were also recognized at the gala.
The ASA Midwest Council awarded special safety awards to qualifying ASA members who have achieved work safety excellence in 2016.
2017General Contractor of the Year Category A BSI Constructors Category B Kadean Construction Category C LANDCO Construction
2017Outstanding MEP Subcontractor Category A Guarantee Electrical Category B Aschinger Electric
2017Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor Category A Flooring Systems, Inc. Category B Golterman & Sabo
2017Service Provider/Supplier of the Year Fabick Rents
ASA Legacy Award: Tom Heeger, AME Constructors
GC Field Employee of the Year Ralph Reckamp, G.S. & S. General Contractors
GC Office Employee of the Year Greg Zuzack, LANDCO Construction Owner of the Year:
Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM), Robert O’Loughlin
2016Safety Award Winners Division I – Sachs Electric Company Division II – PayneCrest Electric, Inc. Division III – Kirberg Company Division IV – BAZAN Painting Co. and Golterman Sabo Division V – Benson Electric AND Drilling Service Company AND Grant Masonry Contracting Division VI – American Steel Fabrication AND George McDonnell & Sons
SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S AWARDS GALA-APRIL 14, 2018
The Tom Owen’s Memorial Scholarship was created to honor long time employee of Charles E. Jarrell Contracting. Tom Owens(10-9-55 to 4-29-08) worked for Jarrell for 20 plus years. While at Jarrell, Tom served as Jarrell’s CFO, Controller, Safety Director and Office Manager. He was also responsible for managing public relations, and he was the corporate liaison for area unions. He was truly one of a kind, so on his passing C.E. Jarrell and ASA Midwest Council worked together to establish the memorial scholarship in his name, to honor his memory, and assist well deserving young adults with their pursuit of higher education degrees.
The Tom Owens Memorial Scholarship Committee seeks funds to provide scholarships for individuals who are entering a college, university, trade school or post graduate school. The fund is a 501c3 charitable organization and contributions can be made at any time. All applications must be received before January 31 and all rules and eligibility requirements must be followed. Scholarships are given on an annual basis and all eligible recipients may receive an award for no more than two years.
The Midwest Council demands the highest ethical conduct from its volunteers, contractors and paid staff, including compliance with all federal, state and local laws and the Association’s own policies and procedures. If any member, contractor or employee is aware of any such breach or potential breach of such law, policy or procedure with respect to the Midwest Council, he/she should bring such problem to the attention of the Association president. If the problem is not resolved after discussion with the Association president or if he/she feels that discussion with the Association president is inappropriate, he/she is encouraged to approach another officer of the Association, Executive Director or Chapter Attorney. The Midwest Council will not tolerate any form of retaliation against an individual who avails him/herself of this procedure. The procedure should not be construed, however, as preventing, limiting or delaying the Association from taking any disciplinary action against any individual, where the Association deems disciplinary action is appropriate.
conflict of interest policies for board of directors
Adopted by The Board of Directors August 17, 2005
There exists between the Board of Directors and members of ASA a fiduciary relationship that carries with it a strict and unbending duty of loyalty. Directors are responsible for administering the Association’s affairs honestly and economically, and exercising their best care, skill and judgment for the sole benefit of the Association. The giving of this service, because of the varied interests and backgrounds of the Directors, may result in situations involving a dual interest that might be interpreted as a conflict of interest. However, this service should not be rendered impossible solely by reason of possible conflict of interest.
Potential conflicting interests exist between the Association and any organization or firm with which the Association does business, and between the Association and any organization or firm providing services similar to those services offered by the Association to its chapters, individual members, nonmembers, and other organizations and firms. It is, of course, impossible to list every circumstance giving rise to a possible conflict of interest; however, they may include:
A position of material financial interest in an outside concern from which ASA secures services, goods, or which provides services competitive with ASA;
Any services of a consultative, managerial or directive nature provided to any outside concern that does business with or provides services competitive with ASA;
Any gifts, excessive or unusual entertainment or other favors received from any outside concern that does, is seeking to do business with ASA, or is a competitor of ASA.
If a Director becomes aware that he/she has a possible conflict of interest or that another Director has a possible conflict of interest, he/she should immediately notify the President and the Executive Director. The President and the Executive Director shall review the situation and inform the Board of Directors of a potential conflict of interest situation. The Board of Directors shall obtain an opinion from an outside independent counsel with respect to real or potential conflicts of interest in order to prevent a conflict that could operate to the detriment of the Association.
If the Board of Directors determines that a conflict exists, the Director with the conflicting interest will not be prevented from participating fully in discussions related to the issue or from answering pertinent questions of other Directors. However, the Board of Directors may request the interested Director to abstain from voting on matters related to the conflicting activity or Association. Such vote shall be duly recorded.
This policy will be reviewed annually for the information and guidance of Directors at an annual orientation or at the first Board of Directors’ meeting of the fiscal year. New Directors will be advised of the policy upon election.
Dues Collection & Policy
Fiscal Year is July 1 to June 30.
All potential members applying for membership shall meet the requirements per by-laws.
All members applying for membership must present membership application and check. An applicant is not a member until payment has been received.
If a member checks “yes” to the following question, the application must be presented to the board for approval: “Is applicant owned or controlled in whole or in part by a General Contractor, A/E Firm, Construction Manager, Construction Owner or by any individual(s) who are owners or directors of same?
All new members will pay one full year of dues up front and receive a pro-rated invoice the second year.
A Change in Membership Form must be sent to National.
Report the new member on the Dues Summary Report and submit payment before the 15th of the following month.
All renewing members shall receive an invoice for the next fiscal year by May 31.
Pro-rated invoices for members who joined during the fiscal year will be mailed by May 31.
Dues invoices will be mailed with a letter from the president.
All dues invoices and applications must have the amount that is non-deductible due to legislative lobbying activities. This amount shall be given to the ED by the chapter Treasurer.
When payment is received, ED shall enter the payment in QuickBooks and deposit check.
A spreadsheet will be kept of all dues collected with their reporting dues summary month.
All invoices must be paid by July 1.
A past due letter is sent on July 31. Another past due letter is sent on August 31. All members are dropped after September 15 if dues have not been received.
At the July, August and September board meetings, all unpaid dues are distributed to the board and membership committee. A call list is devised by board members and committee members.
Adopted by The Board of Directors June 21, 2006
A free exchange of ideas on matters of mutual interest to subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, suppliers, general contractors, construction managers, design professionals, and construction owners is necessary for the success of The Midwest Council meetings and activities. However, in carrying on our Association activities and meetings we must be mindful of the antitrust laws. We are a group of competitors. The antitrust laws require that competition be open and unrestricted.
The antitrust laws forbid agreements or joint actions which by intention, or by their effect whatever the intention, restrain trade.
Agreements or joint actions which can restrain trade, and thus must be avoided, include:
Anything regarding price, or any terms of sale.
Restrictions regarding production, territories, markets, customers, contract terms or products.
Refusals to deal with competitors or others in any part of the industry.
Limitations on access to the industry and the market and its mechanisms.
In formal meetings, informal sessions, and in casual conversations, and in written documents, it is very important to avoid the subjects mentioned above. An “agreement” among trade association members in antitrust terms in a very broad concept – it may be oral or written, formal or informal, expressed or implied. A “gentlemen’s agreement” to “hold the line” on price or contract terms is more than sufficient to evidence of an unlawful conspiracy to fix prices.
It is important to adhere to the prepared written agendas in meetings.
Antitrust compliance is a continuous necessity, and a day to day endeavor. If at any
time you have any question from the trade restraint standpoint, please confer with The Midwest Council counsel.
Code of Conduct Policy
Adopted by The Board of Directors June 21, 2006
The Midwest Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to representing the construction industry through advocacy, leadership, education and networking. The Midwest Council traditionally has demanded and received the highest ethical services from its volunteers and paid staff. In an effort to maintain the high standard of conduct expected of the Midwest Council with respect to the management of its own affairs and to enable the Midwest Council to continue to serve the construction industry, the Midwest Council adopts the following Code of Conduct applicable to all volunteers and
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall strive to be continually aware of the Association’s mission, values, and ethical standards and operate in a manner consistent with them.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity. This includes avoiding unwarranted negative criticism of colleagues.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall continually strive to increase their professional knowledge and skills and apply them in practice. They should aspire to contribute to the knowledge base of the Association and the construction industry.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff should be alert to and avoid conflicts of interest that interfere with impartial judgment. They should inform appropriate leadership (i.e., officer or senior staff) when a real or potential conflict of interest arises and take reasonable steps to resolve the issue.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not accept or seek on behalf of any person, any financial advantage or gain of other than nominal value offered as a result of the volunteer or paid staff member’s affiliation with The Midwest Council.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff should provide services and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education, experience, training, or other relevant professional experience.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not disclose any confidential Midwest Council information that is available solely as a result of the volunteers or paid staff member’s affiliation with The Midwest Council to any person not authorized to receive such information or use to the disadvantage of The Midwest Council any such confidential information.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not authorize the use of or use for the benefit or advantage of any person, the name, logo, endorsement, services or property of The Midwest Council, except in conformance with Association procedures.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff should not take unfair advantage of their affiliation with The Midwest Council to further their personal, religious, political or business interests.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall strive to operate and act in ways that are in the best interests of The Midwest Council and its members.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall not operate or act in any manner that is contrary to the best interests of The Midwest Council.
The Midwest Council volunteers and paid staff shall fully comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Association in the locations in which it operates.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti Discrimination Policy
Adopted May 21, 2008
A. Statement of Policy. The Association provides equal employment opportunities to each employee and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, handicap or disability, unfavorable discharge from military service, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or citizenship status in accordance with applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
B. Prohibition Against Unlawful Harassment. The Association expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, handicap or disability, unfavorable discharge from military service, status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or citizenship status in accordance with applicable law.
C. Specific Policy on Sexual Harassment. With respect to sexual harassment, the Association prohibits:
Unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; and all other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or otherwise offensive nature, especially where:
a. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment,
b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for decisions affecting an individual’ s employment, or
c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment;
Offensive comments, jokes, innuendos and other sexually oriented statements.
D. Complaint Procedure. An employee who believes she/he has experienced any harassment based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, handicap or disability, unfavorable discharge from military service, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or who believe they have been treated in an unlawful, discriminatory manner, should promptly report the matter to the President of the Association for investigation or if to do so would be in appropriate, to the Vice President of the Association. The Association promptly will conduct a thorough, objective investigation of the complaint and attempt to resolve the situation. If the Association determines that unlawful discrimination has occurred, the Association will take appropriate action. The Association will not tolerate any retaliation against an employee for filing a complaint in good faith.