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Get to Know the Nominees!

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The 4th finalist for Construction Executive of the Year is....

Get to Know the Nominees!

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Third nominee for CEoY is a double header..


Rick Rummel & Rod Rummel, Rummel Construction
Rick and Rod Rummel began their construction careers as teenagers working for a family owned business in Missoula, Montana. Upon graduating from college in Arizona both were employed by a local road building firm and continued to advance their construction experience.  In 1996 Rick and Rod formed Rummel Construction, Inc.  With the help of many people and a reasonable economy the company began to grow and has evolved into a large heavy civil construction company that safely executes quality construction projects throughout the Southwest.
Be sure to join us Thursday, April 17, 2014 for the 2014 Construction Executive of the Year Banquet to be held at the Hotel Palomar Phoenix - Cityscape -  East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004http://vos.cfma.org/valleyofthesun/events/eventdescription/?CalendarEventKey=0864b09c-8add-4057-aa51-45c10c19d89f&EventTypeKey=&Home=/Events/Calendar/

Get to Know the Nominees!

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Here is the 2nd nominee for the VoS CFMA Construction Executive of the Year:
Jason Carter of Whiteriver Construction
Jason has over 20 years experience in the construction industry and has been with Whiteriver Construction since 1995. Jason has specific construction experience in many different types of projects, including school facilities, correctional facilities, and assisted living facilities. Before following the traditions of his father and grandfather who both owned and managed their own construction companies, Jason worked in the legal field at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. Jason has over 300 hours of continuing training and education including the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Jason's serious work ethic, attention to detail, and passion for exemplary client service has been critical to the growth that Whiteriver Construction has enjoyed and that has earned Whiteriver Construction, Inc. the honor of being one of the fastest growing companie…

Get to Know the Nominees!

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Here is the 1st nominee for the VoS CFMA Construction Executive of the Year:

James Murphy of Willmeng Construction


Construction Background: James received his B.S degree from the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University in 1998 and a M.S degree in 2009. He's held positions at Ames Construction, Martin K. Eby, & Mardian Contractors, Inc. before joining WIllmeng in1999.Affiliations/Organization: AZ Builders Alliance, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., AZ Humane Society, Boys and Girls Clubs, International Facility Management Association, Sunshine Acres, Cox Charities AZ, NAIOP, Renaissance Executive ForumsFirst Job: Backfill crew for Ames Construction.First Construction-related Position: Project Engineer for Mardian Contractors, Inc.Born: Born in Corpus Christi, TX raised in a variety of towns in Texas and Arizona.“My hobbies include anything outdoors, golf, hunting, fishing and football. I love the game of football regardless of who is playing.”

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Scholarship Application-Fall Semester Deadline - April 1

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Scholarship Requirements and Application


The Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) will award an educational scholarship up to $2,500 in value for each semester. (Summer sessions do not qualify.) We acknowledge that one of our primary goals is education. We also acknowledge the need for qualified employees in the construction field. These needs will be filled largely by students graduating from our area schools. We hope these scholarships will prove to be an investment in the Arizona field of construction by providing promising financial/construction professionals with some assistance while completing their studies. The applicant should demonstrate the following qualities and skills: Has received or will receive a diploma from an accredited high school. Have a grade point average between 3.00 and 4.00 (if already enrolled in college or technical school) or GPA between 3.40 and 4.00 (if graduating from high school). Demonstrate a relation…

The results are in from the 2013 CFMA Salary Survey!

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With the economy slowly recovering, this data is even more crucial to companies as we navigate the “new normal” in our industry.  Thanks to those who participated as we had a larger turnout, making the numbers that much more representative of what local companies are paying.
Subcontractors represented 62% of the responses and General Contractors made up the remaining 38%.  Of all the responses, 67% were part of the Building/Industrial Group.  The results of the survey are broken down by employee counts and interestingly enough, about 25% went into each category.

The committee focused on our CPA, bond, and insurance broker associate members to send out to their clients, who may not have been members of CFMA, as well as construction associations and organizations.  
We had very good responses from several associations as well as potential members of CFMA, which helped boost the total number of responses.  CFMA still led with 43% of the responses.


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Contractors Beware: Major Changes in the ROC Complaint Process

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Under the ROC's new procedures, from the moment a complaint is filed, virtually every step in the investigative and citation process has changed.
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC) has adopted significant changes in the way it responds to complaints against its licensees. Abandoning its previous complainant-driven process, whereby citations were issued solely at the request of the complainant, regardless of whether the ROC found merit in the claims, now the ROC will decide whether the evidence provided by the complainant and/or gathered by the ROC investigator warrants a citation.
Also, for the first time, the ROC will review previous claims made against a contractor and how the contractor handled them as part of its evaluation of a pending complaint, in order to help determine the appropriate sanctions.
Finally, once a complaint is filed, the ROC owns the process. This means that even if the complainant and the contractor settle their dispute, the ROC is not necessarily g…

Happy National Potato Chip Day!

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When : Always March 14th

National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, its not just a snack food. Its the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.

Did you Know? Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.

Make your own potato chips! Its easy to do. The kids will love it, and so will you. Find out how.

Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy.... eat potato chips during meals and snacks.


Sign up today - space is limited!

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As we are aware, HABOOB season is just a few months away and with it, the possibility of damage to your office, equipment, and company vehicles.  To help with PLANNING in the event of catastrophe, CFMA VoS is sponsoring a Nationally top-rated program EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING with the authors Cal Beyer and Brian Cooney as speakers.  This is a program that always receives the highest ratings at CFMA's National Conferences.  Check the date Tuesday March 25, 2014 and be sure to sign up online today before this event sells out!



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The Valley of the Sun Chapter of CFMA
will host
Emergency Management Planning
Presented by Course Authors:
Cal Beyer, VP of Construction Solutions for Murray Securuss
Brian Cooney, CCIFP - Executive VP of Finance & Administration for
Barriere Construction Co. TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014For people with an understanding of construction financial operations who need a better understanding of emergency preparedness planning and want to learn more about:
- Risks & Impacts of Disasters
- Emergency Management Process
- Business Continuity PlanningAttendees earn 4.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Advisory Services.WORKSHOP LOCATION:
Sundt Construction
2620 S. 55th Street
Tempe, AZ85282

Click here for course brochure and registration information.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 21, 2014
This is a Group-Live course at the INTERMEDIATE Level.  A basic understanding of construction accounting & financial management and business operation principles is recommended. Plea…

Happy National Crown Roast of Pork Day!

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When : Always March 7th

You certainly must be kidding, right!? National Crown Roast of Pork Day... Why you ask?

Well, frankly, we do not know. And, why not just Roast Pork Day? Why does it have to be a crown roast pork?

 What we do know, is that it is National Crown Roast of Pork Day, a special day to cook and eat pork. To participate in this day it must be crown roast pork. Any other just will not do.

Have a great day!


Nominate a CFMA Member of the Month! You Could be Next!

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CFMA has more than 6,600 members across the U.S. and Canada, all with a unique story to tell, so let’s get to know each other! Beginning in March, CFMA will highlight one of our members each month in Update, Chap Chats, and on our social media sites! Do you or someone you know deserve the spotlight? Send us a unique, uplifting, interesting, or funny story or fact about a fellow member or yourself to share and you may be featured next! Please send all submissions to bmeinders@cfma.org.





Do not miss out! Sign up today - space is filling up fast!

The Valley of the Sun Chapter of CFMA
will host

Emergency Management Planning
Presented by Course Authors:
Cal Beyer, VP of Construction Solutions for Murray Securuss
Brian Cooney, CCIFP - Executive VP of Finance & Administration for
Barriere Construction Co. TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014For people with an understanding of construction financial operations who need a better understanding of emergency preparedness planning and want to learn more about:
- Risks & Impacts of Disasters
- Emergency Management Process
- Business Continuity PlanningAttendees earn 4.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Advisory Services.
WORKSHOP LOCATION:
Sundt Construction
2620 S. 55th Street
Tempe, AZ85282


Click here for course brochure and registration information.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 21, 2014

This is a Group-Live course at the INTERMEDIATE Level.  A basic understanding of construction accounting & financial management and business operation principles is re…