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BUILDERS EXCHANGE OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK • SINCE 1888

ROBEX Q4•2019

Image 360 Graphics, Signage & Displays

Champion Academy

A Ground-Breaking Solution to Rochester's Workforce Crisis

Workforce Diversity New Requirements

Technology

Is it a Phone or a Computer?

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Q4•2019 Features 10

Champion Academy

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NAWIC Update

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Technology

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Company Profile

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Legal Update

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Leadership

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A Message from the President

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A Letter from the Chairman

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Digital Networking

A Ground-Breaking Solution to Rochester's Workforce Crisis

History and News from the Rochester Chapter

Is it a Phone or a Computer?

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Image 360 - Graphics, Signage and Displays

New Workforce Diversity Requirements

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The Habits of High Performing People

Marketing Your Services Online

Project profile 16

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Elmwood Avenue Cycle Track ROBEX Staff and Board of Directors

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Index of Advertisers

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New Members

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Quarter 4 • 2019

BX STAFF

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President Aaron Hilger

Executive Committee

Vice President, Marketing & Operations Kim Gaylord Planroom Manager & Membership Director Corrine Taylor Accounting Manager Taryn Deinhart Research & Communication Manager Mariel Fedde Planroom Coordinator Robin Stewart Planroom Reporter Nicole Gissendanner Executive Assistant Jenna Kraeger

Chairman Robert Morgan Upstate Roofing & Painting Vice Chairwoman Melissa Geska U.S. Ceiling Corporation Secretary Brian O’Shell Ajay Glass Treasurer Victor E. Salerno O’Connell Electric Company Immediate Past Chair Kevin Cannan A.A.C. Contracting

Board Members David Cooper Rose & Kiernan Mike D’Hont Western New York Floor Co. Anthony DiTucci Livingston Associates John Greene Unified Electric

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have always enjoyed the seasons – the beautiful red leaf that I found on my car this morning on the way to play squash made me smile. There is a beauty in fall that is so different from spring, but equally lovely. Fall and spring are the transition seasons, not just for the weather and the start or end of school, but also for the construction season. Rochester is having a great year and all of our members are busy! That certainly makes meetings more fun and increases participation, even as we start to get ready for the slower winter season. This season’s work level was driven by a good public market and very robust private market. Consider that between 2000 and 2019, there were about $2.3 billion dollars of projects in Rochester’s urban core. That sounds like a lot, but really is only about $120 million a year. However, some context brings a little better focus. About $770 million of that was announced in 2019. You should feel busy, because we are! A lot of members have asked me how long I think this strong market is going to last. It was probably the most common question at the clambake, apart from “How did you get such great weather again?” I wish I could answer the latter, but the former is a little easier. Right now, this market probably has a year to two years left on it. The public side of the market faces some challenges that include the lack of a federal highway bill, which seems increasingly unlikely due to the hyper partisanship in Washington. At the state level, tax receipts are shrinking, and the cost of government is increasing. That is not sustainable for long and will have an impact on projects if it lasts too long. In the local private market, there are really only so many higher-end places that can be built in the urban core, or senior living spaces in the suburbs. We may be reaching market saturation in those areas – not yet, but close. There is still growth in affordable housing, which will help sustain the market. We are also hearing from our peers on the West Coast that project views and numbers of bidders on projects have substantially increased in the last months. That often indicates a slowdown, and we are typically a year or two behind those markets. The net of all of that is there are some signs that the market may cool; balanced with an immediate outlook that is favorable. We have focused a lot on workforce development in the last few months. A very active committee chaired by Anthony DiTucci is guiding our efforts to aggregate information about all of the different programs that already exist in Rochester. Look for expansions on our website for information about how to connect to programs and recruit new staff. We will also be adding a job board to match people interested in the industry to construction companies. We are also expanding our April career day and investing in programs like the Champion Academy to promote construction careers. The committee and staff welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please let us know what you are thinking and anything you know about strong programs. I would also like to recognize a couple corporate milestones that occurred this year. LeChase Construction celebrated its 75th anniversary in September. LeChase has been a stalwart in the industry and on our board. I had the great privilege of working with Will Mack when he was board chair early in my tenure, and Builders Exchange has benefited from all of their support! SMACNA Rochester (Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, Rochester Chapter) also turned 50 this year. Builders Exchange has a long history of supporting the HVAC contractors that dates back to the early 1900s. Most recently, we have supported SMACNA Rochester since 2005. The SMACNA contractors are some of the most active members, and many board chairs have come from their ranks. Past chairs include Curt Peterson, Don Fella, Tom Roth, Robert Roth, Erich K. Postler and Elmer W. Davis. I have the privilege of knowing and working with many of these leaders. Erich Postler was one of the first people continued on page 8

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s we move into autumn and approach the holidays, it’s always a reminder that we are entering a season of giving. Although all sorts of industries partake in charitable efforts, I can’t think of one that is more philanthropic than the construction trades. Supporting our local community can be performed in many ways. You can donate your time to Habitat for Humanity, rally your employees to cook a meal at the Ronald McDonald House, support a charity by putting a foursome together for a golf tournament, or volunteering your time to serve on a notfor-profit board. Every day our construction industry is providing support to our local community through charitable acts. However, most of the time these actions go unnoticed for a variety of reasons. In many cases it is because companies don’t want to “brag” about being charitable. We do it because it is the right thing to do and it feels good to support those that need our help. And although I fall into this same category of “flying under the radar,” I think we are missing out on an opportunity as an industry to raise the image of the construction trades by not sharing these stories with the rest of our industry and those that surround us. The Builders Exchange can begin to be the voice that shares your stories and acts of kindness. This is a great opportunity for us to create some added buzz for those who are considering making the construction trades a career path. Bolstering our image by simply sharing facts about the things we are already doing as an industry is a simple task. But we need to hear your stories so we can begin to elevate the image of our hard-working crews and staff. To share what your company is doing to support our local community please contact Kim Gaylord by phone or email at kim@robex.com. Bob Morgan, Chairman, Rochester Builders Exchange CEO, Upstate Roofing & Painting Inc. A Message from the President continued from page 6

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to welcome me to Rochester and was so generous with his time and advice. Don and Curt were both strong chairs who kept the exchange focused and set us up to grow. Many nice things could be said about each of them, but then I would need a longer column! I hope that a simple “Thank You!” to both LeChase and SMACNA conveys how we feel about these long relationships. Associations are successful because of the people who care about them. Thank you for being a member and supporting Builders Exchange! Aaron Hilger

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oland Williams recently answered that question at a Builders Exchange Board meeting. From someone in our lives, we have all benefited from three things. First, we experienced Unconditional Love. Perhaps it was a parent(s) or a grandparent(s), but someone loved and supported you. Second, we experienced Conscious Consistency. We were given rules, showed the norms of society, told to do our homework, and taught that learning was important. Finally, we were held accountable – strategic accountability – for our actions and behaviors. An example might be receiving recognition for a good grade or for academic achievement; and being challenged if we failed to live 10

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Welcoming Committee, World Long Drive, July 2019 up to certain standards. Another word for these activities is “parenting.” Roland Williams and his Champion Academy call it “Extreme Mentoring.” Regardless of what you call it, helping change the dynamic in the city schools

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and center of Rochester is vitally important for the health of our community. The Builders Exchange Board has actively been looking at ways to help the dire situation in Rochester, and the Champion Academy is one strong solution. The Champion Academy was founded in 2015 by NFL Super Bowl champion player Roland Williams, a Rochester native and former teen in poverty. After 10 years of running a summer football camp in Rochester, Williams wanted to do more for at-risk teens. He knew that schools, law enforcement, and traditional youth–serving organizations had models to reach vulnerable youth, especially young children, but that they struggled to adequately support teenagers living in poverty and experiencing chronic trauma. He spent the entire year of 2014 interviewing at-risk teens in Rochester, people in Rochester who interacted with at-risk teens, and people who avoided interacting with at-risk teens to find out what works, what doesn’t, and why. He studied the literature and went to national conventions. He found there are no short-term fixes or single programmatic approaches that work for urban teens in poverty. In response, Williams created the Extreme Mentoring

& Empowerment Model (EME), based on his primary research and best practices adapted to Rochester. Williams started Champion Academy in 2015 to pilot the EME model, fill a void in local teen services, and try to produce “meaningful” outcomes – those that can directly break the intergenerational cycle of low educational achievement, teen parenting, and criminality. Key results from Champion Academy’s 2018-2019 programming year show how the program is helping teens in poverty learn how to make the right decisions, especially when faced with life-altering choices. • 278 teens in poverty completed Champion Academy’s yearlong programming • 100 percent of seniors graduated from high school • 0 students dropped out of school • 99 percent of students avoided entering the criminal justice system • 99 percent avoided teen parenthood • 89 percent improved attitudes toward peers, adults and authority figures • 94 percent improved life skill fundamentals • 36 public middle and high schools in the City of Rochester served • 100 percent of participating schools report that Champion Academy is a positive support system for students’ socialemotional and academic development According to Census data, about 10,000 teens in the City of Rochester live in poverty. Most of these teens experience multiple daily traumas. Extensive research associates chronic youth trauma with higher levels of adult violence and crime; psychiatric disorders; family adversities; and poor financial, employment, and educational outcomes. Left unassisted, these traumatized and unprepared teens frankly have little probability of success, fueling a generation of unruly, unmotivated, and uneducated adults that threatens

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the economic health of the entire Rochester region. Champion Academy’s highly trained, paid professional mentors distinguish the program. Champion mentors have experienced extreme urban poverty and understand the keys to transcending the highest-risk environments. Extensive research finds that the single most important factor that fosters resiliency in highrisk teens exposed to trauma is a long-term, consistent relationship with a caring adult. Champion Academy typically begins working with teens in 7th or 8th grade, and stays committed to them year-round for multiple years in succession until they graduate from high school, and even into their college years. They maintain this commitment when teens move

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or change schools. They mentor students in the public, traditional and charter schools in which they are enrolled and must learn to succeed. Champion Academy focuses on improving students’ socialemotional intelligence. Evidencebased research demonstrates that social-emotional skills determine how well people adjust to their environment and how much they achieve in their lives personally, academically, and professionally. The social-emotional skills that students learn at Champion Academy include goal setting, discipline, perseverance, conflict resolution, interpersonal communications, ability to network, ability to collaborate, greater proactiveness, leadership, intercultural sensitivity, and other

skills that are crucial to success in today’s workforce. Recently, the Builders Exchange, along with the Construction Industry Association of Rochester Inc. and SMACNA Rochester Inc., sponsored three students in the Champion Academy Program. While there are not many things we can do to directly help the city schools, this is one we can. Several board members are also sponsoring students. We can make a difference, even if it is only one student at a time. If you would like to learn more please contact Aaron Hilger at aaron@robex.com or Clair Schroeder at clair@championacademyroc.org.

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Project Profile

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In early 2019, Villager Construction was contracted by the City of Rochester to complete the Elmwood Avenue Cycle Track Project. The project consists of a complete roadway green space transformation, converting the existing sidewalk corridor into a multiuse recreational path.

The path begins at the intersection of Mt.

Hope Avenue and Elmwood Avenue where the path includes a 5-foot-wide concrete sidewalk and two 4-foot-wide paved bike lanes. The bike lanes and the concrete sidewalk are separated by a 2-foot-wide exposed aggregate concrete strip.

The path crosses Elmwood Avenue at East

Drive where the path layout changes to one 4-foot-wide pedestrian lane and two 4-foot-wide bike lanes, which are all asphalt pavement. This 12-foot-wide portion of the path also includes new sidewalk ramps, lighting, traffic signals and landscaping.

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School of Medicine, the path transitions into a 8-foot-wide dedicated bike path connecting bike traffic to Wilson Boulevard and Genesee Valley Park. This section of path required the installation of a 4- to 6-foot-tall concrete block retaining wall in order to widen the

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green space area further back into the hillside on both sides of the U of R pedestrian overpass. The wall is over 500 feet in length and follows the curvature of the roadway adjacent to the intersection of Kendrick Road and Elmwood Avenue.

With limited workspace and high

traffic volumes, the project required a great deal of coordination with the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Monroe County and the City of Rochester. However, the project is in its final stages and is on its way to a successful completion. Villager was also contracted to complete the Scottsville RoadElmwood

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Project for the City of Rochester over the summer. This project started in August and nicely complements the Cycle Track Project with new pavement, sidewalk ramps, traffic signal loops and lane striping along the roadway adjacent to the track. Completion of the Scottsville RoadElmwood Avenue project to the Erie Canal is slated for spring 2020. www.robex.com

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NAWIC

Constructing Women

by Melissa Wentlend, NAWIC Rochester President

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ixteen women formed a group in 1953 to create a support network of women in construction. They called themselves Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. The group grew and gained national charter in 1955 to become the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The Rochester, New York, chapter was started in 1985 and continues to meet on the first Wednesday of 20

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every month to enhance the lives of women in the construction industry. Nationally, membership is now around 5,000 members and provides professional development, education, networking, leadership training, and public service. With these numbers, I still run into people every day that have never heard of NAWIC. That’s probably because the construction industry is still such a

male-dominated industry. Women make up less than 10 percent of the construction industry. The number currently stands at 9.9 percent, up from 9.1 percent almost 30 years ago. That’s not even a whole percentage point in 30 years! Of all the women in construction, 28.6 percent of them are in sales and office settings, 31 percent are professional and management, 21 percent are in www.robex.com

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It is hard to picture yourself in a position if there’s no one else there to be an example. Many women in the industry don’t have strong female role models that have worked their way up in the construction world. It’s not easy for aspiring young female construction workers to find seasoned women in the business when we only make up 9.9 percent of the business. in the United States. This should be a solid reason for women to get into construction, but there are also many barriers. The barriers are different for everyone, but the general themes are childcare vs. hours of work, the physical needs of labor in the field, loved ones telling women

that construction is only for men (I honestly can’t believe this still happens, but it does), and self-doubt. It is hard to picture yourself in a position if there’s no one else there to be an example. Many women in the industry don’t have strong female role models that have worked their way up in the construction world.

It’s not easy for aspiring young female construction workers to find seasoned women in the business when we only make up 9.9 percent of the business. Most of my mentors have been male. It is important for everyone in the construction industry to help grow the younger generations. Those of us that are in continued on page 24

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After all, all you do on your phone is make some calls, check your emails, update Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, a little online banking, some shopping on Amazon.com, maybe check your 401k, and while you’re at it maybe even finish that earnings statement for your boss. Wait a second…that sounds a lot like all of the tasks I do on my desktop computer. Well, you guessed it… that’s because it is. We often take for granted convenience over security. Everyone wants to be the first to get information and our smartphones enable us that do just that. We’re able to complete more tasks in less time because we aren’t encumbered by the availability of a desktop or laptop anymore.

Whether we’re in our cars or sitting in the bathroom we can still be working and completing tasks. All of this convenience is great because it allows us more access to information on the go but it also exposes us to the same risks that we’re exposed to on our traditional computing devices. Mobile malware affects you differently depending on what phone OS (operating system) your phone uses. Android is currently the biggest mobile malware target with some reports indicating that roughly 95% of mobile malware is targeting devices that use the Android OS. The Android OS allows you to bypass installation of apps through the Play Store which exposes you to continued on page 30 www.robex.com

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more malware. Don’t give up hope yet though, there are many good apps available that are dedicated to protecting Android devices from malware, adware and other malicious programs. For those of you with Apple phones running iOS (Apple’s phone Operating System) the good news is that you are less likely to be exposed to malware due to their “walled garden” approach. Apple’s walled garden App Store— where applications are fully vetted before being made available to customers—has prevented widespread malware infection of iOS users. As a centralized point of distribution, the App Store provides users with confidence that the apps they download have been tested and validated by

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Apple. However, iOS isn’t 100% invulnerable. Recent examples, such as the iOS-based malware XCodeGhost and jailbreaking have proven that iOS is vulnerable to malicious attacks as well. Jailbreaking an iPhone allows you to gain admin privileges and bypass Apple’s restrictions. On a jailbroken iPhone, you can install apps from anywhere and tweak the OS in ways not normally possible. This is the built-in protection that essentially makes iOS more resilient to attacks. Bottom line for those of you with iPhones, don’t jailbreak it and you will be relatively safe. Your best bet with iOS is to install apps that scan email attachments and inspect downloads for malicious content. If you have not yet retired your

Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile you may want to consider it sooner than later. Windows 10 Mobile will sunset on December 10th 2019 and after that Microsoft will stop patching future bugs and vulnerabilities. Regardless of your phone OS there is a definite need for security and there will always be new threats that emerge. Protect yourself and look into a good app to protect your device and your information stored on it. So, is it a phone or is it a computer? I say both. For more information, contact Layer 3 Technologies, Inc. at (585) 254-1966 or visit their website at layer3.tech.

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What do you like best about your job and/ or the industry? After 20 years, there is still something to learn and/or something to solve every day. Doing that now, with a collaborative staff, is stimulating and a lot of fun.

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remain constitutionally enforceable. Predictably, the reauthorized law includes a few “upgrades” to the state’s MWBE program to enhance opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses to participate in construction contracts let by state agencies and public authorities. But buried within that reauthorization law is an entirely new regulatory program that, as of January 11, 2020, will now require every contractor within the State to also

make good faith efforts to achieve state-mandated diversity goals within its own workforce, as well as within the workforces of its subcontractors. Many contractors are already familiar with contract terms requiring them to commit to nondiscriminatory hiring practices and to report periodically on the diversity of its workforce. Under the new law, however, they will now be required to meet specific diversity goals or furnish a good explanation for failing to do so. The new law (Article 28 of www.robex.com

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(vii) Asian men; (viii) Asian women; (ix) Caucasian women. Presumably these goals will be publicized in a format similar to the prevailing rate schedules published each year by the DOL Bureau of Public Work. With these aspirational goals in place, every state contracting agency will then be required to include in its advertisements for bids or proposals, specific participation goals for each trade, and each protected class, that will be expected to be met on the project. In each case, those percentage goals must be the same aspirational goals published by DMWBD and the DOL, unless the state agency can produce “numerical evidence demonstrating that the application of the aspirational goal would not be practicable, feasible, or appropriate.” Under current law, successful bidders are required, post-bid, to submit utilization plans showing how they intend to meet project goals for MWBE participation. However, the new workforce diversity law requires every bidder to submit, with its bid, either a detailed waiver request (discussed later in this article) or a certification that it will make good faith efforts to achieve the goals for all trades and classes, including (1) the level of participation it expects to achieve among its own employees (2) a list of its proposed subcontractors, and (3) the participation levels that each subcontractor is expected to achieve. This is problematic because it seems to require a bidder to commit to its subcontractor before it has the job. If a bidder chooses instead to request a waiver of one or more goals it must still submit with its bid the level of participation that it expects to achieve in its own workforce and in the workforces of its intended (named) subcontractors, and those levels must represent “the maximum feasible participation of minority group members and women in each of the construction trades” required under the contract. It must also submit “numerical evidence setting forth why the achievement of the workforce participation goal is not practical,” along with documentation of the efforts made by the contractor and its subcontractors to promote the inclusion of minority group members and women in their respective workforces for the contract in issue. If a bidder fails to provide either a sufficient certification or supporting documentation, or a detailed waiver request, it may be given five business days to remedy the deficiency. Otherwise, the contracting agency is prohibited by the new law from awarding the contract to that bidder. If a bidder’s certification or waiver request is accepted, the contracting agency is then required by law to assure that the contractor makes good faith efforts to achieve its own workforce goals and those of its subcontractors. To that end, the law requires contractors and their subs to

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submit utilization reports at least monthly, documenting the hours worked by employees of the contractor and its subcontractors, including “the race, ethnicity, gender, and trade, profession, or occupation of each employee” that performs the work of the contract. Although contractors have been required to file similar reports in the past, they have been mostly for informational purposes. These new reports will be used to monitor compliance with the now-

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mandatory participation goals. If a contractor proves unable, after good faith efforts, to meet the workforce participation goals, or if a subcontractor fails to do so, the contractor may request a partial or total waiver setting forth the reasons for such failure. Acceptable reasons include that there were insufficient minority group members or women available in the construction trades required; or, in the case of a subcontractor, that the contractor periodically monitored the subcontractor’s workforce, notified the subcontractor of deficiencies as they occurred and, nevertheless, was unable to compel the subcontractor’s compliance. The new law is notably silent as to what the specific penalties are for a contractor’s (or a subcontractor’s) failure to achieve workforce diversity goals once a contract has been awarded. However, based on the precedents that have evolved under the MWBE programs, likely penalties might include back charges, liquidated damages or even contract termination, not to mention the risk of a False Claims Act investigation from the New York State Attorney General’s Office or even a criminal indictment by the U.S.

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Attorney’s Office for mail fraud or wire fraud. As noted above, there are obvious impracticalities in what this new law seems to require of contractors on bid day. The law also leaves unaddressed the respective responsibilities of a union contractor and the labor unions with which he or she is a signatory to assure that union work crews achieve the level of diversity required under particular state contracts. It’s also unclear how and when the affected State Agencies will carry out their responsibilities under the new law. The DMWBD is supposed to post the aspirational goals by trade and protected class by October 1 of each year, but that hasn’t happened yet. And it is unclear

how state contracting agencies will proceed to set project targets if the “aspirational goals” aren’t in place by January 11, 2020 when the law takes effect. As this article was being written, neither the state Division of Minority & Women’s Business Development nor the State Department of Labor have published any guidance on how this new law will be interpreted or applied. Nor was any information available from either agency by phone inquiries to their central offices in New York City and Albany. Come January 11, 2020, prospective bidders on state contracts need to read the front-end documents carefully, to identify

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Leadership

Make High Performance a Force of Habit Hard worker. Not seeing the results you want. Stuck in the daily grind and looking for more.

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oes this sound like you or someone you know? It may come as a surprise that many people feel that way about themselves. High performance people aren’t born high performing. Instead, they rely on 6 habits different and specific habits that have been identified through research. Author Brendon Burchard outlines these habits – seeking clarity, generating energy, raising necessity, increasing productivity, developing influence and demonstrating courage – in his book

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Over the course of 20 years, Burchard studied and interviewed people all over the world to come up with the answers to these questions. • Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others, and then are able to sustain that success over the long term? • Of those people who pull it off, why are some miserable and others happy on their journey? www.robex.com continued on page 48

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• What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what kinds of habits, training, and support help them improve faster? He has proven that with the right habits, anyone is capable of dramatically changing results and becoming a high performer in almost any field. He lines them up, explains them, illustrates them, and promises that whether you are a student, entrepreneur, manager, CEO, athlete, or stay-at-home parent, these habits will help you reach your next level. Let’s review each of the habits, along with the skills you must practice to make them become habits

Habit #1: Seek Clarity

The first step is being clear on who you are, what you want to achieve and how you want to interact with others. Practice • Envisioning the “future four” – self, social, skills, service • Determining the feeling you’re after. (“What is the primary feeling I want to bring to the situation?”) • Defining what’s meaningful to your life experience, and then spending more time doing things that bring you meaning and make you happy.

Habit #2: Generate Energy

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Practice • Releasing tension, setting intention • Bringing more joy into your daily life • Optimizing your health through exercise, nutrition and sleep

Habit #3: Raise Necessity High performers feel they must perform well. To emulate them, you must continuously fuel the “whyâ€? fire – whether the “whyâ€? comes from internal stakeholders or external demands. Practice • Knowing who needs your “Aâ€? game (connecting with a reason to be your best for others). • Affirming the “whyâ€? by sharing your goals with others. When we verbalize something, it becomes more real and important to us. • Leveling up your squad, so that you’re surrounding yourself with positive, nourishing and uplifting people who encourage you and believe in you.

Habit #4: Increasing Productivity

Focus on the important tasks, minimize distractions like checking your email or your phone, and avoid fake deadlines. Practice • Increasing the outputs that matter. What productive outputs matter in your business? • Charting your five moves – for every goal, what five moves will make the goal happen? Knowing them allows you break them down into tasks and deadlines, and put them on a calendar. • Get insanely good at key skills (“progressive masteryâ€?) to become more productive and competent. Are there skills you need to master to grow into the person you hope to become?

Habit #5: Developing Influence

Actively develop and nurture a positive support network, both at work and outside of work. High performance achievement is not possibly without one.

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Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner Practice • Teaching people how to think about themselves, other people and the greater world • Challenging people to grow by challenging their character, their relationships and their contributions • Role-modeling the way. If you want to be respected, you have to give the same respect.

Habit #6: Demonstrating Courage

Don’t be afraid to share your ideas. Take bold action and make your actions known. Look for people who will help you because they share your vision. Practice • Honoring the struggle – nobody who has achieved

greatness avoided the struggle. When we learn to see struggles as a necessary part of the journey, we can find true peace and personal power. • Sharing your truth and ambitions. A successful person fails to achieve the next level of success because they chose to strive in silence. If you don’t ask for help, the right people can’t come into your life. • Finding someone to fight for. High performers will do more for others than for themselves. Of course, it’s not enough simply to know these habits. They require daily practice and the choice to practice them or not. These are not “life hacks.” They all require a major, conscious and consistent effort. Before every meeting, phone call or starting a new project, take a moment and

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Jeff Haden, author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win, and a contributor to Inc. Magazine, interviewed Burchard when High Performance Habits was published in 2017. About “Generating Energy,� Burchard had this to say. “Our research shows, unsurprisingly, that most people lose energy throughout the day. By 2 or 3 p.m. they’re starting to flag, and many finish the day feeling wiped out. But some people – some extremely busy and productive people – aren’t wiped out. “What we found is that most people bleed out energy and

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Please let our advertisers know you saw their ad in this issue. Rochester Davis-Fetch Corp........................................... davisfetchcorp.com................................ 52 Rochester Laborers Local #435.................................................. local435.org................................ 61 RSMP....................................................................................... rsmpnews.net................................ 27 Samson Fuel.........................................................................samsonfuel.com.................................. 5 Sessler Environmental Services............................................... sesslerenv.co................................ 57 SMART Local 46..........................................................................smw46.com................................ 59 The Pike Companies.....................................................................pikeco.com................................ 48 Upstate Roofing & Painting........................... upstateroofingandpainting.com................................ 42 US Ceiling Corp........................................................................usceiling.com................................ 51 USI Insurance Services...................................................................... usi.com................................ 62 Weckesser Brick Co...................................................... weckesserbrick.com................................ 24 West Fire Systems........................................................ westfiresystems.com................................ 22 Western New York Floor Co.......................................................wnyfloor.com................................ 37 Window Repair Systems.......................................windowrepairsystems.com................................ 29 World Wide Bonding Agency.................................................wwbagency.com................................ 47

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ADS Masonry 1900 University Ave. Rochester NY 14610 585-698-0756 Aslan Sweeney Aslan.sweeney@gmail.com www.adsmasonry.com Advanced Caulking Services Inc. 2151 Big Sewickley Creek Rd. Sewickley, PA 15143 412-496-3360 Glenn Stroupe gstroupe@advcaulking.com www.advancedcaulkingservices.com American Equipment, LLC 6112 Collett Rd. West Farmington, NY 14425 585-924-5480 Richard Clark dclark@americanequipmentllc.com www.americanequipmentllc.com Armstrong World Industries 827 End Street Waterport, NY 14571 585-250-7080 Bob Gouger regouger@armstrongceilings.com www.armstrong.com

Belfast Inc. 364 Timothy Lane Suite 16 Ontario, NY 14519 844-344-3478 Lindsay Wojick

Entre Computer Services 2000 Winton Rd. South Building 1, Suite 300 Rochester, NY 14618 585-760-1010 Andre Godfrey

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Edge Building and Construction 277 Alexander Street Suite 407 Rochester, NY 14607 585-310-5120 Jeannine Rossignol Jeannine@edgebandc.com www.edgebandc.com Element of Pride 210 Clovercrest Drive Rochester, NY 14618 585-755-6223 Tony Tefel tony@elementofpride.com www.elementofpride.com

Envoy Environmental Consultants, Inc. 57 Ambrose Street Rochester, NY 14608 585-454-1060 John Cygan john_cygan@envoyenvironmental.com www.envoyenvironmental.com Ferrari Excavating 45 Steel Street Rochester, NY 14612 585-467-7325 Louis Ferrari II ferrari@rochester.rr.com www.ferrariexcavating.com Gal-Son Development, Inc. 1890 S. Winton Rd. Suite 100 Rochester, NY 14618 585-654-6650 Andrew Gallina andy@gallinadev.com www.gallinadev.com continued on page 62

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Montanosa Restoration, LLC 10 Carin St. Suite 4 Rochester, NY 14611 716-512-2789 Jesus Crawford

R&L Contractors Group, Inc. PO Box 460 Marion, NY 14505 315-576-7621 Logan Crilly

Rochester Pipeline, Inc. 294 Elmgrove Rd. Rochester, NY 14626 585-270-5256 Arron Vandenbosch

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Prime Time Services, Inc. 780 Curran Rd. Shortsville, NY 14548 585-289-3877 Kevin Hartson

Rochester Flooring Inc. 100 Triple Diamond Way Webster, NY 14580 585-749-8665 Jason Calder

You're Hired Rochester 216 Meigs Street Rochester, NY 14607 585-748-7769 Amanda Falzone

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