About Us

Mission Statement

To improve the construction industry in Washtenaw County and increase the success of WCA members by providing leadership in the areas of business development, workforce development, labor relations, communications, safety, and education.



Board of Directors


  • President – Jerry Brand, Granger Construction
  • Vice President – Kirk Fischer, John E. Green Company
  • Treasurer – Mike Everett, Acoustic Ceiling & Partition

Board Members:

  • Tom Baker, Baker Construction
  • Ted Barker, Shaw Construction & Management
  • Bruce Smith, Spence Brothers
  • Dennis Ruppert, United Mill & Cabinet



User Liaison Committee

  • Identify ways to improve contractor/user relations
  • Conduct one-on-one meetings with major users
  • Encourage use of local contractors by major users
  • Serve as WCA representatives to the Public Owners/Contractors Committee
  • Meet Monthly

Chairperson: Larry Hill

Labor Relations Committee

  • Negotiate labor contracts
  • Serve on joint grievance committees
  • Some members will serve on fringe benefit fund boards
  • Meet as Needed

Chairperson: Open

Social Events Committee

  • Plan/conduct PYRAMID Awards
  • Plan/conduct golf outing
  • Plan/conduct golf league
  • Plan/conduct any other social events
  • Meet Monthly

Chairperson: Jeff Koepp

Workforce Development Committee

  • Determine topics for seminars
  • Conduct “Just Build It!” Construction Career Expo
  • Attend college/high school job fairs
  • Oversee WCA Summer Intern/Scholarship Program
  • Meet Monthly

Chairperson: George Beal

Member Relations Committee

  • Serve as liaison to new WCA member firms and help their representatives get involved in WCA activities
  • Help retain members at membership renewal time in the fall
  • Help WCA staff plan topics for bi-monthly WCA membership meetings
  • Help WCA staff identify potential new members
  • Meet Monthly

Chairperson: David Bruce