Chicago Construction News special feature
ASA Chicago, a local trade association representing subcontractors of all construction trades for over 50 years, knocked this year’s Meet the GCs event out of the park on Oct. 5 at the Wintrust Field, also known as the Schaumburg Boomers stadium.
Several members complemented the event organizers on a LinkedIn.com thread after the evening intended to connect general and subcontractors, developing and enhancing relationships.
The annual event needed to be “virtual” in 2020 because of COVID-19. With vaccines and proper precautions, however, the in-person gathering could resume this year.
ASA Chicago’s executive director Marissa Veith thanked volunteers, members of the ASA’s Business Opportunities Committee and Michael Larson and the Schaumburg Boomers team “who provided excellent service for our reformatted event.”
Representatives of more thane 30 major Chicago area general contracting firms participated.
GCs included: Walsh Group, W.E. O’Neil Construction Co., Unified Construction Group, UJAMAA, Tyler Lane Construction, The George Sollitt Construction Co., Summit Design + Build, Skender, Power Construction Company, Pepper Construction, Mortenson, McShane, Leopardo, Lamp Incorporated, Krusinski, Kiewit Infrastructure Co., James McHugh Construction Co., IHC Construction Companies, Graycor Construction Company, GMA Construction Group, Gilbane Building Company, F.H. Paschen, Clark Construction Group, Bulley & Andrews, Bear Construction Company, and others.
Sponsors included RentalMax LLC, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, and Cathodic Protection Management, Inc.
The General Contractor Council (GC Council) was launched in 1999 with the intention to improve communication and create a thriving partnership to benefit ASA Chicago members and the industry at large. Recognizing the importance of subcontractors, the mission of ASA Chicago’s GC Council is to facilitate communication, cooperation, understanding, and improved relationships between GCs and subs by providing access, education, and exchange of information based on common goals and interests. This annual affair is a key opportunity to facilitate this dynamic for ASA Chicago members and prospects looking to network, fill their pipelines and strengthen relationships.