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Construction Contractors’ Alliance Winter Meeting Focuses on Solutions; Fall Meeting is Part of CONNECT 2011

Whether gaining certifications, building relationships, investing in training or improving processes and efficiencies, members of the Construction Contractors’ Alliance (CCA) shared many proven strategies to rise above current business challenges at the “Renew Your Focus March 2-4, 2011, CCA meeting in Denver.

For two days, CCA members discussed business challenges and opportunities, including a half-day focus on various company and regional business scenarios. They also toured the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

During the meeting, the group elected five new trustees to serve on the CCA board:

· Bret Bartley, Gibson Plumbing Co., San Antonio, Texas
· John Geyer, J Geyer Plumbing, San Diego, Calif.
· Chris McGinnis, Tucson Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
· Jim Neyer, Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc., Cleves, Ohio
· Bob Price, Price Brothers, Inc. Plumbing Contractor, Charlotte, N.C.
These individuals will join CCA Chairman Matt Erickson of C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co., Alsip, Ill., and a previously elected Trustee, Stephen Jones of Raven Mechanical, LP, Houston, Texas, in leading the organization.

CCA’s next meeting will take place Sept. 21-23, 2011, in conjunction with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) and Quality Service Contractors (QSC) at CONNECT 2011 in Minneapolis. A highlight of CCA’s Alliance Meeting will be a presentation by Jon Gordon, international best-selling author of The Energy Bus. Plumbing and mechanical new construction contractors attending CONNECT 2011 will be invited to attend.

A session on industry supply chain trends and how they affect plumbing and mechanical contractors also is planned. CCA also will reconvene in peer groups to present challenges, topics or issues they have experienced since the last meeting and receive feedback and suggestions from the group in a non-competitive environment.

Additional meeting highlights will include joint activities with PHCC and QSC, including a multitude of outstanding speakers, educational sessions, a Product & Technology Showcase, group dinners, social events and a behind-the-scenes tour of the LEED-certified Target Field Stadium.

For information about the Construction Contractors’ Alliance, visit, e-mail [email protected] or call 800/533-7694. For more information about PHCC’s CONNECT 2011, visit