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History

In September 1948, ten people met in Seattle to form a chapter of the Associated General Contractors. They adopted by-laws and applied for a charter, thus starting the Alaska Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.
As Alaska grew, so did AGC.

After receiving its charter in December 1948, the AGC Alaska chapter opened its offices in the Reed building in Anchorage in April of 1949. The office, still located in Anchorage, has moved to accommodate a larger staff and offer an Online Plans service as well as many other services.

Fairbanks, always a town busy with summer construction, was the location of a Plans Room that first opened in 1951.  The Anchorage manager divided his time between Anchorage and Fairbanks, usually in Fairbanks one week a month.  Now the Fairbanks office has grown to have its own staff person to handle members’ needs.

The AGC contracted with Doors and Windows Unlimited to open a plan center in the Kenai area to accommodate our members in that area of the state in 1984.  This contract office did not have any direct employees of the association.  This office moved in 2000 to the Copyworks office, but was closed in 2002 when that business closed.

The AGC continued its full service to members by opening a second branch office in Juneau in May 1979.  The full-time assistant manager doubles as a lobbyist during the legislative session to keep members abreast of legislation and to remind the lawmakers of the concerns of the vital construction industry.  However, this office was closed in 1992 for lack of participation.

The Alaska Chapter has different Committees to address the areas that are of interest to members, from labor to finance and safety to education.  Besides being active on local committees, our Chapter members serve on national committees and some serve as national AGC Directors.  These people and the AGC as a whole are concerned about the future of the industry in Alaska and the United States.  Only by helping guide the direction of construction in the nation can we be sure that Alaska’s needs are met. Dues test

1948

AGC of Alaska founded and Anchorage office opened

1951

AGC of Alaska Fairbanks office opens

1959

AGC of Alaska Contractor magazine first goes to print

2014

AGC of Alaska creates Online Plans for members and non-members

AGC of Alaska Past Presidents

1948-1950 - R. H. Stock*

1951-1956 - D.L. Cheny*

1957-1958 - P. D. Koon*

1959-1960 - Lloyd Martin*

1961 - Lloyd Burgess*

1962 - A. C. Swalling*

1963-1964 - Leonard Thomas*

1965-1966 - James E. Folston*

1966 - W. Ray Rogers*

1967-1968 - Dave Stock*

1969-1970 - James Lundgren*

1971-1972 - Leo Walsh*

1973 - Jack Miller*

1974-1975 - S. C. Stephens*

1976 - E.W. “Pete” Casper*

1977 - George E. Atkinson, Jr.*

1978 - Lon R. McDermott

1979 - John Seawell*

1980 - Conrad G.B. Frank*

1981 - W.D. “Wally” Parker*

1982 - George Williams*

1983 - Derald Schoon

1984 - Alice C. Ebenal

1985 - George W. Easley*

1986 - Cliff Berg*

1987 - Patrick Steward

1988 - Paul DuClose

1989 - William Jones, Sr.*

1990 - F. Michael Swalling

1991 - Stephen L. Walsh

1977 - George E. Atkinson, Jr.*

1978 - Lon R. McDermott

1979 - John Seawell*

1980 - Conrad G.B. Frank*

1981 - W.D. “Wally” Parker*

1982 - George Williams*

1983 - Derald Schoon

1984 - Alice C. Ebenal

1985 - George W. Easley*

1986 - Cliff Berg*

1987 - Patrick Steward

1988 - Paul DuClose

1989 - William Jones, Sr.*

1992 - Allen Vezey

1993 - Dick Cattanach

1994 - Michael C. Brechan

1995 - Tim Brady

1996 - R. Greg Romack

1997 - Russell Schwartz

1998 - J.A. Fergusson

1999 - Patrick Reilly

2000 - Michael Miller

2001 - Bert Bell

2002 - Marie Wilson

2003 - Phil Anderson

2004 - Roxanna Horschel

2005 - Terry Fike

2006 - Robby Capps

2007 - Glen Knickerbocker

2008 - Roger Hickel

2009 - Sam Robert Brice

2010 - Dave Cruz

2011 - George Tuckness

2012 - Tony Johansen

2013 - C. John Eng

2014 - Kevin Welker

2015 - Meg Nordale

2016 - Dana Pruhs

2017 - Dan Hall

2018 - Jim St. George

2019 - Cuauhtemoc "Rod" Rodriguez

2020 - Chris Reilly

2021 - Current President Gary Klebs