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If I’m a member of The Builders’ Association, what does the upcoming membership unification with AGC Kansas City mean for me?

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It was recently announced that two of the region’s biggest commercial building associations, The Builders’ Association and the Kansas City Chapter of AGC, will merge memberships on Jan. 1, 2023, to become The Builders, a chapter of the AGC. Unified, the association will have over 600 construction firms and related businesses as members, and all current Builders’ members will have access to new and expanded benefits, including discount programs, training and advocacy at the highest levels of government. “Our members have told us they are most concerned about workforce shortages and supply chain problems,” said Rob Cleavinger, Board of Directors chair for The Builders’ Association & JE Dunn Construction Company senior vice president. “With the strength of our two association memberships merged and engaged at the national level, we are in a stronger position to be able to support solutions to these issues.”  



Meet the Expert

Miles Boyer is the Springfield Office Manager for The Builders' Association, which is a nonprofit commercial construction trade association serving hundreds of member companies that employ over 25,000 people in mid-America. Founded in 1887, The Builders’ Association has advanced the construction industry by delivering safety, craft and management training; employment, labor and government relations; and construction plans and technology tools.

Four service and training centers operate in Kansas City, Jefferson City and Springfield to serve both union and nonunion member companies and to aid collaboration by connecting passionate people and businesses, with a vision of improving lives through construction.

This is accomplished in several ways, including:

  • 3,000+ safety trainees annually. 

  • Community outreach. 

  • 1,500+ apprentices in cosponsored programs. 

  • Delivery of business education and professional development. 

  • Negotiation of 27 collective bargaining agreements. 

  • Coadministration and trustee-appointment authority for 28 fringe funds with over $3 billion in assets. 

  • Government relations services at the local and state level, as well as federally through AGC Kansas City, a chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America and the association’s sister organization. 


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