775+ Attended the 2019 CAGC Summit & Expo - A Huge Hit!

Wow! What a wonderful weekend. With great speakers, fantastic networking opportunities and a sold out Expo all within a beautiful venue, this has been one of our favorite Summits, by far! We're already preparing to see everyone back next year in Hilton Head. Mark your calendar for our 2020 CAGC Summit July 30 - August 2.  

Don't take our word for it, here's what others said!

"I want to take a minute to commend each of you for what I just saw in this short summary video. First, it is an amazing piece that truly captures the essence of who Carolina AGC really is. We are people! We are professionals. We are the future! We are family! …This video showed young men and women attending this convention together with their families, their children. What a special sight. I commend you for listening and providing a welcoming and open environment for families to come together as one. Our families are extremely important. Work life balance is at the forefront of our young 30 year olds. Balancing two careers while raising the next generation is hard, its difficult. But for an industry association to permit and encourage families to attend does something that might actually not be visible to most. It plants a seed in the eyes of those little boys and girls that may very well be the leaders of our industry in 2035 and beyond. Thank you for thinking outside the box. Thank you for helping shape the construction industry. Great job CAGC."
Mike McLamb, Executive Vice President, State Utility Contractors
“This is without a doubt one of the top events in the Southeast. Thank you Carolinas AGC for all that you do to support all aspects of our industry."
Joshua B. Mauney, Builder of Teams, Business, Relationships & Communities, Paragon Safety Group

Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty

This year's event highlights included:

  • Keynote address from Willie Robertson, the CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty," shared his story of entrepreneurship and dedication built on hard work, faith and family. 
  • Hall of Fame Awards Reception and Dinner, featuring Legacy recipients and our Hall of Fame Inductees who were celebrated for their dynamic contributions to our industry.
  • Top Young Leader Awards' Ceremony, where the best and the brightest leaders 40 years old and under were honored.
  • The Summit Bash, on Friday night featured a blue grass band, cigar bar and breathtaking mountain views.
  • Sold out Expo, with almost 50 booths with something for all aspects of the industry.

A huge thank you to The Omni Grove Park Inn and all of our sponsors, including Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, Bradley, and McGriff Insurance Services, who made this event a reality and our keynote speaker sponsor Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers!

About the Summer Summit

Day sessions on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, were specifically designed for General Contractors, Specialty Contractors, and Suppliers within each division: Highway, Building, and Utility. After the breakout sessions on Saturday morning, registered attendees united to celebrate the CAGC Foundation Safety & Scholarship Winners, Top Young Leader's Award Ceremony and a Keynote speaker! Each afternoon, attendees had have plenty of time to relax and explore the area.  Free evenings mixed with organized special events allowed attendees ample time to network and build new relationships with others. 

About the Expo

Attendees had the opportunity to meet suppliers that offer exactly what they need. Suppliers were able to showcase their business or services in front of 775+ attendees in a dedicated Expo Hall during the conference, the perfect opportunity to grow a business!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Greer Walker
Johnston Allison & Hord
McGriff Construction Practice Group
Marsh and McLennan Agency
People Ready Skilled Trades
Smith Currie and Hancock
Dixon Hughes Goodman
Smith Terry Johnson and Windle
CPS Precast
Luck Stone
Rosen Hagood Law
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers