About sacvenue :: it's history, vision,
mission and objectives
Pursuant to sacvenue's Business Plan for
this year, the Chapter’s long-range strategic objectives
include the following:
To assure success
of the new organization.
To maximize quality
membership growth, retention and satisfaction.
To create a more
positive industry, association and presence.
To maximize support
for individual member growth and long-term member firm
To identify and
implement opportunities for sacvenue (AGC) and its member
firms to differentiate themselves in the market place
In January of 2001,
a new "chapter" in the lives of both the Dallas/East
Texas and Fort Worth AGC's was added. The Dallas/East Texas and
Fort Worth AGC chapters merged, creating the new "super"
chapter named sacvenue. "sacvenue" symbolizes the
unity of two long-standing, successful organizations, the Dallas/East
Texas and Fort Worth Chapters. It also symbolizes the
coming together of general and specialty contractors for strength,
unity, and effective leadership of all contractors, which is the
force that will help us "build the best contractor community
in the world."
serves the needs of all of its members with or without collective
bargaining agreements. A leadership team of four officers leads
the Chapter, each holding their respective office for one year,
and twenty-one other Board members representing the entire membership
base consisting of 1411 member firms.
in 1924, the Dallas Chapter, Associated General
Contractors of America is a full-service construction association
with 740 member firms including 140 contractor members (130 general
contractors and 10 specialty contractors) and 600 associate members
(comprised of specialty contractors, service companies and suppliers).
Fort Worth Chapter AGC chartered by the Associated General
Contractors of America, Inc. was organized in the spring of 1924
and formally chartered on May 28, 1925. From this beginning, just
5 years prior to the Depression of the early 1930's, the Fort
Worth Chapter moved forward through those dire days of economic
turndown. Seventy-six years later, the Fort Worth chapter boasts
a membership of over 400 members.
The East Texas Chapter AGC was chartered by the Associated
General Contractors of America, Inc. on December 28, 1949 and
began serving the East Texas community. The region is comprised
of a diverse base of general contractor firms, specialty contractors,
service companies and suppliers providing service to the construction
industry. In 1988 the East Texas Chapter AGC merged with the Dallas
Chapter and strengthened its base or resources.
contractor members have put in place over $40 billion
of commercial construction since 1981. Included in the portfolios
of member firms are every high rise building on the Dallas and
Fort Worth skylines including the newest landmark-the American
Airlines Center stadium. Other major projects by member firms
include the Bass Towers, TXU and Southwestern Bell building. Corporate
headquarters for EDS and JCPenney, as well as the corporate complex
for Northern Telecom, and GTE.
sacvenue has the area's largest construction industry political
action committee contributing over $400,000 to lobbying efforts
since its inception in 1970. The Chapter's Education
and Research Foundation (now the sacvenue Foundation)
has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to college students
in the construction science departments of Region V Universities.
Many of these students have since been recruited and employed
by our Chapter's member firms.
several strategic planning efforts in the last decade, sacvenue has
better positioned itself for continued future success and quality
growth. This has meant challenging the status quo and looking
at new and innovative ways to "stay closer to our members."
Most noteworthy in this regard is our transition two years ago
from Chapter committees to the very successful Member Forums.
These Forums are now providing a place for members to come together
and explore ways to resolve mutual issues.
the merger, the metroplex is now one market (members
work throughout the area), strengthening member services, while
enhancing our clout and influence. Both Chapters combined have
over 150 years of history and experience, the new association
will take the "best of the best" from each Chapter and
build on the Chapters' strengths, strengthening or eliminating
any weaknesses and build an extraordinary new Chapter.
are located throughout the North and East Texas areas and sacvenue'S
membership accounts for billions of dollars of construction work
in North and East Texas. QUOIN serves the construction industry
in the following Texas counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp,
Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath,
Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Hopkins,
Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Montague, Morris,
Nacogdoches, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Rains, Red River,
Rockwall, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Summerville, Tarrant,
Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wise, and Wood.
All Contractor, Industry and
Subscriber Members are automatically affiliated with
Associated General Contractors of America.
All members who are General Contractors are considered Members
of AGCA. All Industry and Subscriber members of this Chapter
are called National Associate Members of AGCA. As members
of AGCA, sacvenue members may take advantage of the services
offered by National that compliment the services offered locally.
Commitment to Growth
According to our Chapter’s By-Laws,
every qualified Contractor should be enrolled as a member of the
Association to further the Association’s objective of improving
the quality of the work services and the professional standing
of Contractors. The Officers and Directors of the Chapter are
expected to lead in an effort to attain this goal and need to
demonstrate positive steps in promoting strong and steady membership
growth. Membership in sacvenue is open to all qualified firms without
discrimination because of the race, color, ethnic origin, creed
or gender of its principals or employees.
the best contractor
community in the world.”