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Your Money: Choose contractor with care

...written estimates; and contact BBB for a copy of their Business Review. The BBB has reviews on more than 100,000 general contractors across North America, available free at bbb.org.ASKS YOU TO PAY FOR THE ENTIRE JOB UP-FRONT OR DEMANDS ONLY...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-01/your-money-choose-contract
North Augusta City Council picks Brasfield and Gorrie LLC for stadium construction

...litigation still pending, the North Augusta City Council selected Brasfield and Gorrie LLC on Monday evening as general contractor for the multipurpose stadium portion of the city's $144 million riverfront development Project Jackson.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-05/north-augusta-city-counc
Augusta-area high school students test trade skills in East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge

...electrician techniques to welding. Contracting firms Gold Mech, R.W. Allen and Ireland Electric, and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia put on the event, not only to give students an opportunity to hone their skills but also to start a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/augusta-area-high-school-s
Dedications, renovations are easier said than done

...ordinance is back on the table at the request of Grady Smith, who wants his company to do subcontracting work for general contractors on city projects."It's all about earning a living," he said, bristling at Commissioner Bill Lockett's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-11-08/dedications-ren
Worker shortage felt by some local builders

...A recent nationwide survey by the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that 83 percent of construction...most severe in the Southeast, where 86 percent of general contractors reported hardship in finding qualified workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-07/worker-shor
Amendment seeks to revive commissioners' eligibility to submit contracts for city business

...subcontractors "down on the money train" behind several walls of supervision, including architects, engineers, general contractors and the city's representative, Heery International."I'm bidding against four or five other people, in-towners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-03/amendment-would-again-al
Committee to study waiving Augusta commissioners' conflicts of interest

...desire for local vendors to compete to perform work as subcontractors under general contractors who bid for the city's contracts."We work for the general contractor, not for the county," said Smith, one of the three censured last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-04/committee-study-waiving-
Biz Bits

...First Bank Mortgage for September.SCOTT CLARKAward/honor: Elected to the executive committee of Associated General Contractors of Georgia.Details: He is president and chief operating officer of R.W. Allen LLC.BOWLES CONSTRUCTIONAward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-18/biz-bits
Historic warehouse to be converted into downtown apartments

...wagon factory on the corner of Ellis and Ninth streets will soon provide more downtown residential rentals.Augusta general contractor Mark Donahue is converting the former Lowrey Wagon Works, which has sat boarded-up for years, into 19 loft and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-09-16/historic-wa
Smith cites 'pressure' in pulling controversial agenda item

...brother since 1975, Smith Brothers Mechanical, has in many instances been the low bidder on subcontracting work for general contractors on city and other projects because of the firm's experience and it still received service calls from city departments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-10/smith-cites-pressure-pul