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ASA Board of Directors (2021-22)

Term: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022

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President - Brian Carroll - Sanderford & Carroll, PC, Temple, TX
brian@txconstructionlaw.com

Brian Carroll is the current ASA President.  He has previously served as the ASA Vice President as well as Secretary/Treasurer at ASA.  He is a co-owner and outside general counsel for LoneStar Paving in Austin, Texas.  Brian is also the managing partner at Sanford & Carroll, PC. The primary focus of his firm is representing contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a law degree from Baylor. Prior to pursuing a law degree, Brian worked as a design engineer for two of the preeminent civil engineering firms in the nation. He has also taught senior and graduate level courses in contracts, liability, and engineering ethics at the University of Texas School of Engineering.

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Vice President- Rusty Plowman - Delta Drywall, Inc., Denver, Colo.
rusty@deltadrywall.com

Ross (Rusty) Plowman currently serves as the ASA Vice President.  He has previously served as the Secretary/Treasurer for ASA.  He is currently 50% owner and Vice President of Delta Drywall Inc. He started as an Apprentice Carpenter at Delta in 1980 and became a journeyman during that time. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management in 1986 from Colorado State University, and that year Mr. Plowman started working for Delta as a PM/Estimator.

Rusty has served on the Colorado ASA Chapter Board of Directors, and as Chapter President. Plowman has also served on the AWCI National Board of Directors, the local Chapter President, and has served on the National Board of Directors of ASA.

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Secretary/Treasurer - Brad Miller - Midwest Crane & Rigging, Olathe, KS
brad@midwestcranellc.com

Stephen Bradley Miller is currently the Secretary/Treasurer at ASA.  He comes to us from Midwest Crane & Rigging in Olathe, KS.  In 1977 Brad’s father, William, started a precast erection company called Building Erection Services. This company would grow and diversify into other areas of the construction industry. Brad starting working for his father during the summers and all holidays from 1984 to 1990 and upon graduation joined his father's company.  Brad joined the Operating Engineers in 1993. In 1998 Brad moved into a managerial role in St. Joseph, Missouri. In December of 2001 Brad transferred to Corporate headquarters in charge of the crane rental division.  Brad took over his father's position in local Chapter of ASA in 2005 and remains on the Advocacy Committee.

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Immediate Past President - Brian Cooper - AROK Inc., Phoenix, AZ
bcooper@arok.com

Brian Cooper was the President of ASA for 2020-2021.  He comes to us from  AROK, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona, where he is a managing member.  Mr. Cooper has previously served as the ASA Vice President, as well as the ASA Treasurer and ASA Secretary before the positions were merged.  He grew up in Phoenix and is a third-generation member of his company. As a young child, he was inspired by and taught by his grandfather and father that treating people with respect is mandatory and you can still do business with a handshake.

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Andrew Christ - Compass Constructors, Parkville, MO
andrew@compassconstructors.com

Andrew Christ, Compass Constructors, Parkville, MO.  Mr. Christ graduated from Kansas State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science and Management.  Before joining Compass Constructors, he worked for a large general contractor and helped deliver over $450 million in various projects throughout the United States.  Mr. Christ has been involved in the commercial construction industry since 2004 and became an ICC Accredited Commercial Building Inspector in 2010.  Mr. Christ currently serves as Vice President for the ASA of Greater Kansas City.

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Thomas Freund - Freund Enterprises, Inc, San Antonio, TX
tom@freundenterprises.com

Thomas Freund represents the second generation at Freund Enterprises, Inc., a family-owned business in San Antonio, Texas established since 1964. Freund Enterprises, Inc. provides services in both the HVAC (Comfort-Air Engineering Inc.) and plumbing divisions (Primo Plumbing Inc.) for the construction and service markets. He is one of the five original (one cousin has since passed) “GEN II” to take over from their “founding” fathers. Tom began his career in 1993 after graduating from The University of Texas in Austin and has managed both the sales and operations position for all aspects of the organization.

Tom has been an active participant in the local ASA chapter and has served as a past president of the local chapter. Tom and his wife of 28 years have three sons and continue enjoy the many relationships that the industry has afforded them. Especially those relationships that have developed over time with the direct involvement of ASA San Antonio.

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Scott Holbrook - Crawford & Bangs, Covina, CA
sholbrook@builderslaw.com

E. Scott Holbrook, Jr. is a partner with Crawford & Bangs, LLP. and has been with the firm for more than 30 years. Mr. Holbrook is Legal Counsel to the Los Angeles/Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter and Legal Counsel to the California Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association. On a national level he serves on the Board of Directors for the American Subcontractors Association, was Chairman of the American Subcontractors Association Attorneys Council in 2007-2008, as well as currently chairing the Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund Task Force and serving on the Task Force for Model Subcontracts since 2000. He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society and the Los Angeles County Bar Association Construction sub-section.

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Drew Lewis - F.L Crane & Sons, Florence, MS
dlewis@flcrane.com

Drew is an Estimator/Project Manager for FL Crane & Sons.  Drew has over 13 years of experience working in the construction industry working for a general contractor and FL Crane.  He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction Sciences.  Drew has served since 2017 on the Mississippi Chapter board and the executive committee.

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Kenneth Moore - KCM Cabinets, San Antonio, TX
ken@kcmcabinets.com

Kenneth Moore was born in September of 1960 in San Antonio, Texas.  He graduated from Southside H.S. in 1978.  Kenneth spent a short time going to college but quickly decided that it was not for him and went to work.  He worked for numerous cabinet and millwork companies in the San Antonio area before deciding to start his own casework and millwork shop in 1998.  Since then KCM Cabinets has grown to serve Texas and even some surrounding states.  A loving father and husband to wife, Beth Moore, two kids, Andrea Hannasch and Brad Moore, one step daughter, Tiffany Canada, and two step-grandsons, Hunter and Layne Canada.  When not working to grow his business Kenneth will most likely be found on the golf course, hunting, or at his property along the Texas coast fishing.

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Ray Moya - Prime Electric, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M.
rmoya@prime-electricusa.com

Ray has been an equal owner in Prime Electric, since its inception in 1998.  Prior to that Ray worked as a Project Manager and Estimator for Hughes Electric and Modern Electric from 1980 thru 1998.  Having worked for three successful electrical contractors for his entire career (since 1980) has given Ray a vast array of experiences and duties from both an employer’s perspective as well as that of a business owner. Ray attended the University of New Mexico with a major in Architecture and Planning.  Ray has been a member of ASA since 2000, served on the Board of Directors for ASA New Mexico for 6 years, was Secretary, Vice President and President for the local chapter. In 2017 Ray accepted a position to serve on the ASA National Board of Directors.

 

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Aaron Parker - Silver Star Construction Co. Moore, OK.
aaronp@silverstarconst.com

Aaron Parker is an Estimator/Project Manager at Silver Star Construction Co., Inc. He is a second generation construction worker, and starting working in the construction industry as young as 14 years old. He is a former college athlete at Missouri Southern State University where he played soccer. He has been the chairman for the Silver Star Community Team for three years in total, and is the Past President for the American Subcontractors Association of Oklahoma. He is now on the United Way Norman Board of Directors, as well as a Leadership Norman Class of 2019 "Best Class Ever" graduate.

When he is not hunting or golfing he likes to annoy his wife and their five animals.

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Val Perales - Bazan Painting Company, St. Louis, MO
vperales@bazanpainting.com

Mr. Val Perales is currently Vice President of Commercial Painting at Bazan Painting Company in St. Louis, MO.  He started with Bazan in 1995 while pursuing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.  Val served as President of ASA Midwest Council (2017-2018) and currently sits on multiple committees of his local chapter.

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Patty Peterson - Tindall Corporation, Petersburg, VA
pattypeterson@tindallcorp.com

After becoming a Certified Drafter & Designer at Porter and Chester Institute, Ms. Peterson went to work in Ceco Concrete’s Hartford, CT engineering department in 1987, where she coordinated many large commercial & industrial projects throughout New England. During this time she attended Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) at night to pursue an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technologies. In 1995, Peterson moved to Virginia and began working for Tindall Corporation, a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Manufacturer, where she later became a Project Manager, working on projects throughout VA, MD, and NY. She later earned a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering Technologies from Old Dominion University.

In 2004 Ms. Peterson became a Senior PM, was later promoted to Director of Organizational Development, and is now the Director of Quality Standards, Training & Certifications. She has served as a Board Member at Large and on the executive track as a member of the ASA of Metro Washington Chapter . She’s now on her 2nd rotation on ASA’s National Board.

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John Reynal - Encore Mechanical, LLC, Southlake, TX
johnr@encoremechanical.com

John is the Founder and President of Encore Mechanical, LLC, based in Southlake, TX. Encore is a mechanical contracting and service company that has built its market leading reputation for installing Variable Refrigerant Flow HVAC systems and earned spots in both the Gator100 and the Aggie100 which recognizes the fastest growing 100 companies in the world that are owned by graduates of the University of Florida and Texas A&M University. John currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas, an ASA sponsored organization that provides craft training for the North Texas construction community. John also serves on the Board of Associated Industries of Texas (AITX) which is committed to promoting and producing a new generation of skilled trades professionals. John graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics, and Texas A&M University with a Master of Science in Construction Management. John is married to Beverly Reynal, Executive Director of American Subcontractors Association North Texas Chapter and they enjoy visiting their two girls, Katherine and Caroline who are both attending Texas A&M University.

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Tony Vermaas - Sobie Company, Caledonia, MI
tvermaas@sobiecompany.com

Tony Vermaas has been President/CEO and CFO for the Sobie Company since January 1, 2016, serving as CFO in the six months prior to taking over ownership from Austhof family. He has served on the West Michigan chapter of ASA since July 2016 serving as President from July 2018-June 2019. He is also a current board member of the ABC West Michigan chapter and has served in that capacity since January of 2017. Prior to his various roles with Sobie Company, Mr. Vermaas spent fifteen years running a number of service based national and international marketing and advertising firms.

ASA Task Forces & Committees (2021-22)

Term: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

For questions regarding the ASA Task Forces and Committees, please contact Shannon Oscar at soscar@asa-hq.com.

ASA wants you to get involved! 
Interested in joining a Committee or Task Force?
Contact the Chairperson listed below and start making an impact!

Think Tank
Chair: Andrew Christ
Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal Company
Independence, MO
andrew@cornellroofing.com

There shall be a Rap Council, which shall serve as a “think tank” for the purpose of developing innovative ideas for consideration by the Association.

ASA Task Force on Ethics in the Construction Industry
Chair: Shannon MacArthur
MEMCO
Spring, TX
shannonmacarthur@marekbros.com

The Ethics Task Force is a group of individuals dedicated to promoting and selecting industry award recipients.  The Ethics Task Force insures that award applicants and nominees meet award specific requirements and select each award recipient based on those requirements.

Nominating Committee
Chair: Brian Cooper
AROK Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
bcooper@arok.com

The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for identifying and evaluating prospective candidates for the Board of Directors and other leadership positions. This process will include nominating at least one eligible candidate for each pending vacancy on the Board of Directors for the following fiscal year as well as compiling a list of candidates that have been nominated by petition of at least 2.5% of regular members.  The committee is responsible for assuring that candidates nominated by petition meet eligibility requirements. Additional tasks include preparing a report, including the slate of candidates, for the Secretary to submit with a ballot to the membership no fewer than 45 days prior to the Annual Meeting, identifying and recommending candidates for vacancies in directors and officers to the President, evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the Board of Directors and making recommendations for improvement, and developing and recommending a program for Board development.

Attorneys’ Council
Chair: Bethany Beck
Sanderford & Carroll, PC
Temple, TX
bethany@txconstructionlaw.com

The ASA Attorneys’ Council is compromised of legal counsel representing chartered chapters, state organizations, ASA general counsel and other ASA member attorneys in good standing from across the country. Our Attorneys’ Council provides networking end educational opportunities for legal contemporaries from every region, meeting several times throughout the year both in person and remotely. They are also a crucial resource for the American Subcontractors Association, providing cooperative assistance in the development of programs, procurement of speakers, and other matters of interest to the Association. We are always looking for new faces and fresh perspectives to join in our efforts on behalf of the subcontractor community, so please reach out today with interest in participation on the Council!

ASA Task Force on Meetings
Chair: Jeff Burmeister
Kahua
Tampa, Fla.
jburmeister@kahua.com

The Meetings Task Force consists of members who are dedicated to enhancing ASA’s Annual SUBExcel Convention.  Members of the Meetings Task Force are  asked to actively participate in monthly meetings, held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 2:30pm Eastern Time.  The Meetings Task Force is always seeking new members and would welcome all those who would like to participate in growing the SUBExcel Convention.

ED's Council
Chair: Loni Warholic
ASA-Central PA
Harrisburg, PA
lwarholic@asacentralpa.com

There shall be an Executive Directors’ Council, members of which shall be designated by each chapter, chapter-in-formation and state organization. The Council shall designate one of its members as chair. The Council shall provide recommendations in writing to the Board of Directors as appropriate.

Finance Committee
Chair: Anthony Brooks
Platinum Drywall,
Maumelle, AR.
anthony@platinumdrywall.net

The Finance Committee is responsible for monitoring the financial affairs and assuring the financial integrity of the Association. This committee is responsible for preparing an annual operating budget and a capital budget for approval by the Board of Directors. These tasks include reviewing and recommending financial policies, as well as recommending to the Board a certified public accountant to annually audit the financial documents of the Association.  This committee will monito significant controls and corrections of reportable conditions and assure that the financial responsibilities delegated to management have been appropriately discharged. The Finance Committee is responsible for recommending to the Board of Directors any other actions necessary to assure the financial integrity of the Association.

Bylaws Committee
Chair: Courtney Little
ACE Glass Construction Corp.
Little Rock, Ark.
clittle@asa-hq.com

The President shall appoint at least five regular members to a Bylaws Committee, which will work to prepare and submit an annual report to the membership. This report should include any bylaws amendment proposed by petition of at least two point five percent (2.5%) of regular members and include its own recommendation on such proposed amendment. The committee report shall be submitted to the Secretary to distribute to the membership with a ballot no fewer than forty-five days prior to the Annual Meeting.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers of the Association, the Immediate Past President, and two directors selected annually by the officers. The chair of the Executive Directors’ Council shall serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Committee. It shall be responsible for the coordination and management of the affairs of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors. The actions of the Executive Committee shall at all times be consistent with the budget, programs and policies of the Association and are subject to review and approval by the Board.

Investment Committee
Chair: Courtney Little
ACE Glass Construction Corporation
Little Rock, Ark.
cl@aceglass.net

ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy
Co-Chairs: Courtney Little
ACE Glass Construction Corp.
Little Rock, AR
clittle@asa-hq.com

Gloria Hale
Hale Glass
Placentia, CA
gloria@haleglass.com

ASA Task Force on Contract Documents
Chair: Sean Calvert
Calvert, Menicucci, P.C.
Albuquerque, N.M.
scalvert@hardhatlaw.net

ASA Task Force on the Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund
Co-Chairs: Scott Holbrook
Crawford & Bangs
Covina, Calif.
sholbrook@builderslaw.com

Russell O'Rourke
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Cleveland, OH
rorourke@meyersroman.com