“For me the membership is of primary importance. I was active in the ASCC and DCC while employed with Precision Concrete. When I went into business for myself, I joined the ASCC before I even landed my first project. That is how much I believe in the group and the value I feel that I receive in return. The ASCC is unlike being an associate member of AGC or ABC. The ASCC is “our” group made up of fellow concrete contractors and suppliers. The reception and wealth of knowledge available to the members is unmatched.”
-Scott Truax, CSolutions, Inc.
“I have been a member of the ASCC for over 6 years and cannot begin to tell you about the benefits of the association. The amount of dues compared to the relative benefits I have received is absolutely miniscule. It would be like saying you just paid $1,000 for a brand new Porsche Carrera. It is easy for me to say but I can tell you that the ASCC has somebody in every nook and cranny available to help you with answers to questions regarding our industry and they will do so without hesitation and with exuberance. And the topics range far and wide; concrete tilt-ups, decorative concrete, management, sales, administrative, legal, exit strategies and on and on. And like anything else, what you put into it you will get out of it. It is in the networking and making contacts. It has been said that there are very few original thoughts and in the ASCC there are very few really unique problems that haven’t been encountered, solved and dealt with. Additionally the MIX group I have joined has been fantastic and perhaps I have gleaned more information from this particular group of individuals than anywhere else. I won’t go into detail about that but you need to look into the ASCC so that you can receive benefits like I have. You can call me up at anytime to discuss in more detail.”
-Tom Ralston, Tom Ralston Concrete
“Have you ever been in the middle or even the beginning of a project and you were doing the best you could but just weren’t getting the results your customer was looking for? I have many times and before I became involved in ASCC I had a limited number of places and people to look to for help. Since becoming involved in ASCC I have met and become friends with countless people involved in this great concrete construction industry. When I have problems or need advice on how to maximize equipment I know who to call at Multiquip, Allen Engineering, Somero, Schwing, Soff-Cut, Putzmeister or many others. How about problems with materials; what if you could call the leaders at Euclid Chemical, PNA, W.R. Meadows, and many more? Ever have any technical problems with anything having to do with concrete? At ASCC we have the people more than willing to help you out. I’m talking about the guys who wrote the book! Bruce Suprenant, Ross Martin, Eldon Tipping, Ward Malisch, Bill Phelan and on and on. IT’S THE PEOPLE; the same names you’ll see in the ENR and Concrete Construction magazines and lists of the top concrete contractors in the United States. And do you know what… they all are more than willing to take the time out of their day to help you find the solution to any problem you have. I know because I’ve been helped more times than I can count and I’m glad to help others in return. Believe me when I say that the money is the last thing I worry about getting back from ASCC. The friends I’ve gained, then knowledge we’ve shared, and the good times we’ve had together are things that money can’t buy.”
-Paul Albanelli, Albanelli Cement Contr., Inc.
“There is a lot more to being a member than just what you can list on a piece of paper, even though these are very important to your business. To have guys to talk to that feel your pain on a daily basis, who understand what you go through to run your business, to understand the clients, the workforce that we all have to work with; guys who can give advice but also accept advice, guys who become your friend because of who you are and not what you do, the trust that is developed with individuals who just want to make the industry stronger and better for all of us, who want to raise the bar. I could go on and on about my experiences since being involved in ASCC but you have to experience it to believe and accept the value that it adds to your business and to you as an individual. I truly hope that you will join us in making this organization even better.”
–Harry Moats, Kolde Construction