Builders Newsroom


April 5, 2024

The Builders announces finalists for 2024 Building Excellence Awards

The Builders, a chapter of the AGC, will announce the winners of the Building Excellence Awards live on June 6, 2024, during an event taking place in Kansas City, Missouri.


March 7, 2024

Angie McElhaney installed as 2024 Builders chair

A ceremonial passing of the gavel during The Builders 137th Anniversary Event marked the start of McElhaney’s board chair tenure for one of the largest commercial construction associations in the country


Jan. 4, 2024

Construction firms have mixed outlook for 2024

Firms predict transitions in demand for projects, the types of challenges they will face and technologies they will embrace.


Jan. 3, 2024

2024 Outlook survey advisory virtual media event featuring Angie McElhaney

Construction association will release its 2024 Construction Hiring & Business Outlook on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. CST


Oct 17, 2023

Career Development & Exploration Center (CDEC) Grand Opening

The Builders, a chapter of the AGC, and Burns & McDonnell have teamed up to open the Career Development & Exploration Center (CDEC), an educational and training facility in North Kansas City, Missouri.


Oct 16, 2023

Construction Inclusion Week Kickoff Event

The construction industry kicked of a week-long, nationwide series of events focusing on diversity and inclusion with a “toolbox talk” at the new Kansas City Current stadium project.


Oct. 11, 2023

Lance A. Claiborne succeeds Don Greenwell

The Builders, a chapter of the AGC, announces that Lance A. Claiborne has been selected to serve as new President of the 650-member organization with a 25,000-employee base beginning Oct. 2, 2023.

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Jan. 26, 2023

Brandy McCombs becomes first woman to chair The Builders board

For the first time in its 136-year history, the commercial construction trade association will have a woman in the top leadership role with the Board of Directors

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June 10, 2022

AGC Kansas City Chapter honors contractors for top projects at Building Excellence Awards

JE Dunn Construction Company among the firms that took home top honors at 2022 Building Excellence Awards


June 8, 2022

Region’s Fast-growing $8.3 Billion Construction Sector Contributes An Extra $10 Billion To Local Economy

On June 8, 2022, The Builders’ Association/AGC Kansas City held a media event to announce The Builders, a chapter of the AGC.

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April 22, 2022

OSHA, The Builders’ Association to honor fallen workers during 2022 Workers’ Memorial Day event

This year’s event will take place at The Builders’ Association downtown Kansas City office and will feature a performance by country recording artist Matt Snook. The public is invited to attend.

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April 19, 2022

AGC Kansas City Chapter announces finalists for 2022 Building Excellence Awards

AGC Kansas City is celebrating its biennial Building Excellence Awards this year at KC-LIVE on June 8, 2022, at 5 p.m.

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Jan. 11, 2022

2022 Outlook survey advisory virtual media event featuring Chris Stanton

Construction group to release 2022 national and state* hiring and business forecast for commercial construction on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 12 p.m. EST

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Jan. 10, 2022

Builders’ Association names 2022 Board of Directors

The Builders’ Association is pleased to announce the appointment of its 2022 Board of Directors. Rob Cleavinger, Senior Vice President JE Dunn Construction Company and 2021 Vice Chair, was seated as Chair of the Board in a virtual meeting Jan. 6.

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May 13, 2021

Materials Price Increase

Proliferating materials price increases and supply chain disruptions squeeze contractors and threaten to undermine economic recovery.


March 15, 2021

The Builders' Association sends letter to Missouri governor

The Builders' Association sends letter to Missouri governor urging clarification of construction's place in the vaccination plan.

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March 5, 2021

Builders’ celebrates Women in Construction Week

Four women from across the construction industry shared their career stories during a podcast hosted by the Kansas City Business Journal.

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Feb. 11, 2021

Bill Snyder shares advice for building leaders during The Builders’ Association virtual anniversary

On Feb. 19, 2021, The Builders’ Association celebrated its 134th anniversary with a virtual version of the annual banquet event: Building Leaders.