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50 years ago 21 people from 10 states came together in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of that meeting was “to have a meeting of the minds, to pool each experience and evaluate, to make available to each other, the experience of the other states. To review and examine other states and probably improve ours thereby.” The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies was born.

NASCLA President’s Message..................... 1 NASCLA News & Membership ............. 2 NASCLA 2012 Annual Conference .... .............................. 3 - 5 NASCLA 2012 Annual Conference Sponsors ................... 6 NASCLA FY 2012/2013 Officers ..... .................................... 7 NASCLA FY 2012/2013 Board of Directors ............. 8 - 9 NASCLA FY 2012/2013 Committee Members ................ 10 NASCLA Event Calendar ................. 11

October 2012

NASCLA celebrated our first 50 years at our Annual Conference held this year in Sunriver, Oregon. Host Craig Smith, Administrator of the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and NASCLA Immediate Past President, along with the always dedicated and committed NASCLA Staff presented another successful conference that reflected back upon the GREAT achievements and dedication of previous people that have given to our organization and thereby ensuring its success. We are fortunate to have outstanding leadership like Craig Smith and exceptional staff that are always committed to excellence. I thank Angie Whitaker, Executive Director; Kirsten Zacharias, Program Coordinator; Fernando Orona, Publications Coordinator; and Gwen Derse, Bookkeeper for all that they do for the association. I do not want to attempt to list the multitudes of successes and milestones that have been accomplished through the previous 50 years. Instead, I want to look forward to the start of the second 50 years. At this time that state agencies are experiencing budget constraints, diminishing licensees because of an extremely suppressed economy and increased resentment to regulation in general. I am inspired by the never ending dedication of individuals that generously commit to NASCLA. We have been able to succeed because of the constant hard work that is accomplished in the numerous committees. It is the work of these committees that produces the good of NASCLA. I am extremely thankful for the people that volunteer to serve on these committees. Though this year’s committees have been posted on page 10 of the newsletter, please let me know if you are still interested in assisting. As we look forward to our NASCLA 2013 Mid Year Meeting to be held in Alexandria, Virginia on March 13- 15 and NASCLA 2013 Annual Conference to be held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on August 25 – 29; I would like to say that I am deeply honored to be able to serve this year as President of such a fine organization. I realize that we have probably far exceeded the expectations of those 21 people that met in Utah 50 years ago. I also very much look forward to witnessing the achievements of the hard-working committees and individuals that contribute to this association and thereby ensure its future success. I will do everything I can to assist all of YOU in helping YOUR organization address the challenges of the next 50 years. Respectfully,

Steve Pinther NASCLA President



SPECIAL THANKS TO: Tori Garcia, Oregon Construction Contractors Board. Thank you so much for the countless hours and time that you dedicated to our association to prepare the following: NASCLA through the Decades, NASCLA 50th Anniversary Dinner Past President and Honorary Member, Children of NASCLA, NASCLA Sting Operation and NASCLA Leukemia Video Presentations. Additionally, with recording the conference general session presenters and taking conference photos throughout the week along with assembling those videos for the NASCLA Members Only Website allowing our general sessions to be available to our members. Rich Blank, Oregon Construction Contractors Board. Without your service and support, we wouldn’t have been able to provide this personalized transportation to our annual conference attendees. The option allowed our state members, who have limited state travel budgets, to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service to and from the Redmond Airport to Sunriver Lodge. This was a total saving of $150.00 per person compared to the Sunriver Hotel Shuttle.

NASCLA Membership! Meet the New NASCLA Members CONTRACTOR MEMBERSHIPS American Technologies, Inc. BCTEC Brewer Construction of Mississippi, Inc. CCW Construction, LLC Fairway Construction Company, Inc. Harrell Contracting Group, LLC Harrison Brown Construction Heritage Mechanical Services of High Springs, LLC Jacoma Construction Keating Building Company Lowes Companies, Inc. P&M Enviornmentals, LLC Qua-Ser, Inc. Relion Contracting, LLC Seicorp Corporation Southern AG Builders

CONTRACTOR MEMBERSHIPS CONTINUED Southern Retail Construction, Inc. Walker Engineering, Inc. Wooden It Be Nice, LTD BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS DLP Construction STATE MEMBERSHIPS Alaska Division of Professional Licensing Johnson County, Kansas, Contractor Licensing Program Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs North Dakota State Electrical Board


NASCLA 2012 Annual Conference NASCLA members and supporters gathered in Bend, Oregon from September 30 – October 4, 2012 for NASCLA’s 50th Annual Conference hosted at Sunriver Lodge. The 2012 Annual Conference was truly an incredible success with evaluations coming back at 4.59 out of 5! The agenda included NASCLA Committee Meetings, 9 Educational General Sessions led by some of the most prominent industry professionals, along with several networking events. The NASCLA Program Committee and Staff strived to make this years’ 50th Annual Conference a commemorative experience for all in attendance. The NASCLA committee meetings commenced Sunday afternoon, September 30th, and continued on Monday, October 1st. During the various meetings the members worked hard to accomplish NASCLA committee goals and projects. NASCLA would like to recognize all the committee members for their ongoing dedication, hard work and support throughout the year. You can find the newly appointed committee members of FY 2012/2013 on page 10.

NASCLA Opening Reception

The conference officially got underway on Monday evening, October 1st, when attendees gathered for the opening reception on the Merchant Trader Café Lawn outside the Sunriver Lodge building where attendees had the opportunity to mingle and network. During the opening reception the NASCLA 2012 Conference Sponsors were acknowledged. The 2012 sponsors included: Prometric, PSI, Sears Home Services, US Remodelers, Access Laserpress, Prov, Inc., The Home Depot, GL Solutions, Oregon Home Builders Association along with the National Association of Home Builders and Harmari. On Tuesday, October 2nd, Craig P. Smith, NASCLA President and Administrator of the Oregon Construction Contractors Board, and Cheryl Myers, Director of Economic and Business Equity from the Oregon Governor’s Office, welcomed everyone to the NASCLA 50th Annual Conference. Before General Sessions began, Craig Smith introduced NASCLA’s 50th Year Presentation that highlighted the development and accomplishments of NASCLA from 1961 to the present. Dr. William Badger, Professor Emeritus, Left to Right: Ron Galloway, Chuck Marceaux, Kathy LeCroix and Steve Pinther Del E. Webb School of Construction and Arizona State University kicked off the first General Session on Leadership in My Rearview Mirror, which discussed building your own personalized leadership style. Keith Lee, Principle of The Public Affairs Group, and Division of the Law Offices of Keith L. Lee, followed with a session on Legislative Relations. John Jozwick, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Rider Levett Bucknall, Ltd, spoke on The Road Ahead: Mapping the Construction Industry Economy Into 2013, giving attendees an overview of the current and future economy. Craig P. Smith Welcoming Attendees to NASCLA’s 50th Annual Conference

Other popular sessions were held on Wednesday, October 3rd, by Paul Greenwood, San Diego Deputy District Attorney, Head of Elder Abuse 3

NASCLA 2012 Annual Conference Prosecution Unit, who presented Converting a Construction Fraud Complaint into a Successful Felony Financial Elder Abuse Prosecution and How to Get Your Local Prosecutor on Board: Successful InterAgency Investigative Collaboration. Both sessions brought in investigators attending the nearby National Construction Investigation Association (NCIA) Conference; it was great to see our partnership at work. Louis Ling, Board Counsel of the Nevada State Contractors Board, presented two sessions again this year, first on Creative Regulatory Strategies for Tough Times followed by Top Regulatory

Paul Greenwood General Session

Cases on Thursday, October 4th. On Wednesday evening, NASCLA Past Presidents, Honorary Members and current Board of Directors came together for a special reception in the Hearth Room of the Sunriver Lodge where they celebrated NASCLA’s Anniversary with friends and colleagues. Additionally, the Installation of Officers for FY 2012/2013 occurred during this private reception.

While in Bend, NASCLA provided the conference guests with a chance to experience the grandeur of Oregon’s natural beauty by taking a group excursion to the Lava Lands and Benham Falls. The journey began with the exploration of a lava field, where guides shared the fascinating geology Left to Right: Steve Pinther, Craig Smith, George Whalen, Keith Warren, John Curl, Joe of Central Oregon. Guests were surrounded by Rogers breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in North America, the Cascade Range. The tour continued with a hike to Benham Falls where the calm Deschutes River fell over the lava.

Group Excursion to the Lava Lands and Benham Falls


NASCLA 2012 Annual Conference The conference came to a close on Thursday, October 4th, in the Great Hall where NASCLA held the 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration. Dinner began with a unique video that showcased past NASCLA photos along with several interviews of NASCLA Past Presidents and Honorary Members on their memories of NASCLA. A special interview was given by Joy Evans, an Honorary Member from the Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors, who handled the first administrative duties for the association; much of her contribution to NASCLA was done on Anniversary Dinner in the Great Hall at Sunriver Resort her own personal time. She attended her first NASCLA meeting in 1967 just five years after NASCLA was formed. She ended her interview with this advice: “When a man comes in the office in his work clothes, be nice and help him in every way you can because he has a family to feed… We’re here to help contractors.” Also during the banquet, a special award was given to Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director, her husband Kevin and their son Reid by Craig P. Smith. This President’s Award was a “thank you” for Angie’s hard work and her family’s dedication to NASCLA throughout the years. Craig Smith gave his final remarks to conference attendees and welcomed Steve Pinther, Board Chairman for the Idaho State Contractors Board, as NASCLA’s FY 2012/2013 President. The conference proved to be one to remember for all who attended and we look forward to the 2013 Annual Conference next year in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! Craig P. Smith presenting the President’s Award to Angie Whitaker and Family.

Left to Right: George Whalen, Robbie Brooks, Angie Whitaker, Joe Tavaglione and John Curl NASCLA Anniversary Cake


NASCLA 2012 Annual Conference Sponsors! The NASCLA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Staff Would Like to Thank the 2012 Conference Sponsors for their Generous Contribution and Unwaring Support of the Association!






Thank You 2012 Sponsors! 6

NASCLA FY 2012/2013 Officers PRESIDENT Steve Pinther Idaho State Contractors Board Post Office Box 245 Ashton, Idaho 83420 E-mail:

Phone: (208) 390 - 9950 Fax: (208) 652 - 3608

1st VICE PRESIDENT George Whalen Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board One Capital Hill, 2nd Floor Providence, Rhode Island 02908 Phone: (401) 222 - 1268 E-mail: Fax: (401) 222 - 1940 2nd VICE PRESIDENT & 2nd IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Keith Warren Alabama Electrical Contractors Board 2777 Zelda Road Montgomery, Alabama 36106 Phone: (334) 420 - 7232 E-mail: Fax: (334) 263 - 6115 TREASURER John Curl South Carolina Residential Builders Commission 300 Rainbow Drive, Suite 209 Florence, South Carolina 29501 Phone: (803) 896 - 4696 E-mail: Fax: (803) 896 - 4656 SECRETARY Joseph Rogers Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors 2525 Fairlane Drive Montgomery, Alabama 36116 Phone: (334) 272 - 5030 E-mail: Fax: (334) 273 - 8260 IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Craig P. Smith Oregon Construction Contractors Board Post Office Box 14140 Salem, Oregon 97309 Phone: (503) 378 - 4621 E-mail: Fax: (503) 373 - 2007


NASCLA FY 2012/2013 Board of Directors Kathy LeCroix Executive Director Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors

Stephen P. Sands Registrar California Contractors State License Board

Keith Warren Executive Director Alabama Electrical Contractors Board

Mark Browne Program Director Colorado State Electrical and Examining Board of Plumbers

J.R. “Chip� Carden, Jr. Executive Director Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board

Clifford Cooks Program Manager District of Columbia, Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

Joseph C. Rogers, Jr. Executive Secretary Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors

Eduardo R. Ordonez Executive Director Guam Contractors License Board

David Wilcox Executive Director Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board

Verna Oda Executive Officer Hawaii Contractors License Board

Greg Crow Administrator Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board

Steve Pinther Board Member Idaho State Contractors Board


NASCLA FY 2012/2013 Board of Directors Michael McDuff Executive Director Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

Craig P. Smith Administrator Orgeon Construction Contractors Board

Margi Grein Executive Officer Nevada State Contractors Board

George Whalen Executive Director Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board

Robert “Robbie” Brooks, Jr. Executive Director North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors

Janet Baumberger Administrator South Carolina Residential Builders Commission

Dale Dawson Executive Director North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors

Carolyn Lazenby Executive Director Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors

Nancy Routh Associate Secretary/ Treasurer North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors

Melissa McBride Management Analyst 3 Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Jan Hubbard Administrator Oklahoma Construction Industries Board


NASCLA FY 2012/2013 Committee Members Accredited Examination Program Committee Heidi Lincer-Hill (CA), Chair Greg Crow (AR) Charles Hickey (GA) Al Nyman (FL) Joe Rogers (AL) Stephen Thompson (TX) Doug Traylor (LA) George Whalen (RI)

Membership Committee George Whalen (RI), Chair Dawn Bellis (KY) Mark Browne (CO) Lillia Ann Gray (SC) Jan Hubbard (OK) Melissa McBride (WA) Craig P. Smith (OR) Stephen Thompson (TX) Keith Warren (AL)

Program Committee George Whalen (RI), Chair John Curl (SC) Margi Grein (NV) Kathy LeCroix (AL) Michael McDuff (LA) Steve Pinther (ID) Craig P. Smith (OR) Stephen Thompson (TX) Keith Warren (AL)

Accredited Examination Program Submarketing Committee Greg Crow (AR), Chair Heidi Lincer-Hill (CA) Al Nyman (FL) Vic Weston (LA) George Whalen (RI)

Model Legislation Committee Jamie Durham (AL), Chair Kathy LeCroix (AL), Co-Chair Hendon Coody (AL) Greg Crow (AR) Jessica Fotinos (AZ) Lillia Ann Gray (SC) Roger Hales (ID) Jan Hubbard (OK) Ellen Leonard (AL) Craig P. Smith (OR) George Whalen (RI) David Wilcox (AL)

Publications Committee George Whalen (RI), Chair Robbie Brooks (NC) Greg Crow (AR) Dale Dawson (NC) Steve Pinther (ID) Joe Rogers (AL) Craig P. Smith (OR)

Education Committee John Curl (SC), Chair Mark Browne (CO) Charles Hickey (GA) Marri Lamoureaux (OR) Kathy LeCroix (AL) Brooks Myers (TX) Al Nyman (FL) Steve Pinther (ID) Craig P. Smith (OR) Stephen Thompson (TX) George Whalen (RI) Fiscal Policy & Procedures Committee John Curl (SC), Chair (FY 13/14) Robbie Brooks (NC) (FY 13/14) Steve Pinther (ID) Joe Rogers (AL) Craig P. Smith (OR) Keith Warren (AL) George Whalen (RI) (FY 12/13)

Nomination Committee Craig P. Smith (OR), Chair Robbie Brooks (NC) Greg Crow (AR) John Curl (SC) Margi Grein (NV) Carolyn Lazenby (TN) Kathy LeCroix (AL) Joe Tavaglione (CA) George Whalen (RI) Keith Warren (AL)


Residential Committee Janet Baumberger (SC), Chair Dale Dawson (NC) Charles Hickey (GA) Brooks Myers (TX) Al Nyman (FL) Vicki Pickering (AR) Steve Pinther (ID) Stephen Thompson (TX) George Whalen (RI) Derrick Williams (SC) Resources Committee Margi Grein (NV), Chair Melissa McBride (WA) Michael McDuff (LA) Joe Rogers (AL) Stephen Sands (CA) Craig P. Smith (OR) Keith Warren (AL)

NASCLA Event Calendar

Fiscal Year 2012/2013 November 15, 2012 NASCLA Executive Committee & NERP Board of Directors (Only) Conference Call

Calendar of Events

April 25, 2013 NASCLA Executive Committee & NERP Board of Directors (Only) Conference Call

December 7 - 8, 2012 NASCLA Strategic Planning Meeting Phoenix, Arizona The Annual Strategic Planning Meeting is a two-day meeting designed to work on both NASCLA and NASCLA Educational Resources and Publications (NERP) 3 Year Strategic Plan/Vision and develop long term projects and goals. January 17, 2013 NASCLA Executive Committee & NASCLA Board of Directors Conference Call March 13 - 15, 2013 NASCLA 2013 Mid Year Meeting Alexandria, Virginia The Mid Year Meeting is designed as a planning and project oriented session for NASCLA’s Board of Directors, Committee Members and State Members.

May 16 - 17, 2013 NASCLA Budget Meeting Jackson Hole, Wyoming NASCLA’s Executive Committee and Fiscal Policy and Procedures Committee will meet to review the interim financials and prepare the NASCLA and NERP forecasted budgets for fiscal year 2013/2014. June 27, 2013 NASCLA Executive Committee & NASCLA Board of Directors Conference Call August 25 - 29, 2013 NASCLA 2013 Annual Conference Coeur d’Alene, Idaho NASCLA’s Annual Conference is a great opportunity for NASCLA Members to come together to discuss current issues relevant to the regulation of contractors. The conference also provides a forum for participants to interact and exchange information on current issues in the industry.

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) was founded in 1962 as a nonprofit corporation. Its membership is comprised of states that have enacted laws regulating the business of contracting. NASCLA is dedicated to the mutual assistance of its member states in striving for the better regulation of the construction industry to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public. National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies 23309 North 17th Drive Building 1, Unit 110 Phoenix, Arizona 85027 Phone: 623.587.9354 Fax: 623.587.9625 11

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