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Ike's Newsletter April 2, 2021

Executive Director's Report

Work Picture Questions – Residential is starting to slow down, but nonresidential is picking up.  This begs two questions: Who should I bid and what should I bid?  Here are some things to consider:

  • Indications are that demand for most subcontractors will continue.  Should you expand your workforce to get more work, or stay the same and get more profitable work?

  • Who is the most profitable GC to work for and what type of projects are most profitable for you?

  • Subcontractor/Supplier members of ASAMW share their experiences on a Subcontractor Information Exchange (SIE) every other month.  The next one is April 8thClick here to register.

  • Dodge report indicates construction starts in February were down 14 percent overall with residential down a whopping 32 percent but nonresidential up 2 percent.  Is it time to change focus from residential/multifamily to nonresidential?

2021 SUBBY’s Soiree Simplified will be June 23rd and Subcontractor of the Year Nominations are in – The following companies are nominated by ASAMW’s GC Partners for Subcontractor of the Year: Beckstrom Electric, Genco Masonry, Goldin & Stafford and Sparkle Painting.  The GCs will vote on the winner next month. 







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Ike's Newsletter March 19, 2021

Executive Director's Report

2021 Subby's Soiree Simplified will be June 23rd - The fifty-seventh Subbys will be held on June 23rd at Westfields Country Club in Clifton, Virginia.  The Subby's Soiree Simplified will include awards and fabulous food and drink, as well as the best opportunity to network with those in the industry whom you most wish to see in person. 

SUBBY Awards will be presented in seven categories, including:

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Ike's Newsletter March 5, 2021

Executive Director's Report

GOLF at Whiskey Creek – Register now before it sells out.  ASAMW welcomes members, prospective members and guests to the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Course for the Spring Golf Tournament.  Enjoy a day of golf and reconnect with your industry colleagues.  Click here for more information and to register. 

Annual Sponsors (See below) Show up Big at Golf Tournament – A number of General Contractors, Subcontractors and Insurance Companies support our mission through Annual Sponsorship.  If you care to support our mission of Better Construction through Fair Construction, click here to become a golf sponsor.  Your association depends on income from this event to maintain its services.  Thanks for your support.

Do You Know How the Law Protects YOU? Plan to be wowed by recent changes in laws and court rulings in the DMV.  See how both the courts and governmental bodies are becoming aware of the value of subcontractors to the construction process.  What do the GCs think about this?  A blue-ribbon panel of Lauren McLaughlin (Smith Currie), Andy Cook (K&L Gates), Brett Harton (Foulger-Pratt) and Joe Averza/Jay Johnson (Gilbane) will enlighten you.  Click here to register for this virtual event.    

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Ike's Newsletter February 19, 2021

Executive Director's Report

Legal Subcontracting – Members were enlightened to learn what they can and cannot do when subcontracting their work.  ASA of Metro Washington wants to keep its members and other subcontractors within the legal boundaries of state and federal wage and hour laws.  Future events will explain how other subcontractors are meeting fluctuating labor needs in an acceptable way. For now, to be in compliance, this is the ABC rule for DC:

(A)  The individual who performs the work is free from control and direction over the performance of services, subject only to the right of the person or entity for whom services are provided to specify the desired result;

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