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January 27, 2014
The AGC of Washington honored Loren Pease of Pease Construction as Contractor of the Year; Ken Day of Ness & Campbell Crane as Subcontractor of the Year; and Char McLees of Coast Crane as Affiliate of the Year. The awards were presented Jan. 24 during AGC’s annual convention at Seattle’s Four Seasons Hotel.
The AGC Education Foundation also presented its 2014 Distinguished Service Award to Bob Barrett of Sellen Construction.
Pease recently served on AGC of America’s Federal Contracting Task Force and took a leadership role collaborating with AGC members around the country to help ensure that federal contracts don’t unnecessarily limit competition for federal construction projects.
Pease is a member of two of AGC’s labor negotiations teams. Additionally, he served on the AGC’s Education Foundation board from 1998 to 2013 and has long been a strong advocate for education.
Day has been a member of AGC for many years. His participation at AGC events and in the Government Affairs program is commendable. He is invested both personally and professionally in the association, and his effort is a prime example of what makes AGC “member-driven.”
Day serves on the AGC board, helping to guide the association and ensure that it is on sound financial and operational footing.
McLees will forever be remembered as one of AGC’s most endeared and dedicated members. In 2013, she lost a heroic battle with cancer, but her legacy lives on.
McLees loved attending the Southern District’s dinner meetings and golf tournaments, and warmly embraced the local food-bank project the district has supported for three decades. She made friends wherever she went, and was truly a big part of the AGC family.
Barrett has served the construction industry throughout his career, and has been an active member of AGC for many years. In 2000, he joined the AGC Education Foundation board and has played a pivotal role in the strategic planning and vision of the foundation. A strong believer that education is the key to the future of the industry, Barrett is committed to serving the mission of the foundation to promote the industry through continuing education.
Barrett dedicates not only his time, but also his personal resources to the industry: In 2005, he established the Bob Barrett Family Endowment Fund.
Sean Lewis is the marketing manager for AGC of Washington. He has been in the construction industry for 20 years.