For the Media

Carolinas AGC is the largest construction trade association in the Carolinas. Our 1000 + member firms are general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers and service providers who work within the commercial (non-residential) construction industry. Carolinas AGC is the nation's largest chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and also serves as Carolinas Chapter of American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Carolinas AGC has served the construction industry since 1920. Get more information.

News Releases

Carolinas AGC staff contacts for media calls, including staff expertise:

Allen Gray
Director, Utility Divisions, 704/372-1450 ext. 5231, mobile 704/609-0760

  • Labor Issues (Organized Labor/Unions, National Labor Relation Board)
  • Human Resources/Workforce Management Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Utility Construction Projects in North Carolina & South Carolina
  • Underground Utility Safety & Damage Prevention  
  • Environmental Protection Agency/ Funding & Regulations
  • Environmental Issues

Leslie B. Hope
Director, SC Government Relations & Divisions, 803/799-5380 ext. 5515, mobile 803/240-6649

  • South Carolina Legislation
  • South Carolina Construction Projects (Building and Highway Projects)
  • South Carolina Environmental Issues
  • South Carolina Transportation Issues (Including Gas Tax)
  • South Carolina Building Code Issues

Berry Jenkins
NC Highway-Heavy Division Director, 919/781-3270 ext. 5723, mobile 919/608-0808

  • North Carolina Construction Projects (Highway Projects, NC DOT Projects)
  • North Carolina Transportation Issues
  • North Carolina Environmental Issues
  • North Carolina Legislation
  • Work Zone Safety

Betsy Bailey
Director, NC Building Division, 919/781-3270 ext. 5725

  • North Carolina Legislation
  • North Carolina Construction Projects (Building Projects)
  • North Carolina Building Code Issues

Bill Stricker
Director, Specialty & Supplier/Service Divisions and Workforce Development,
704/372-1450 ext. 5213, mobile 704/578-1260

  • General Contractor/Specialty Contractor Relations
  • Payment & Retainage Issues
  • Craft Training, Certifications
  • Safety Training
  • Bid Shopping