Caddell Construction President and CEO, Eddie Stewart, was selected as the cover feature for the June 2017 issue of Business Alabama magazine. The article highlighted Stewart’s selection as the 2018 president of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the largest U.S. construction industry association and a strong advocate for thousands of large and small construction-related businesses nationwide. He will be the first Alabamian to serve in this prestigious role which coincides with the AGC’s centennial celebration. Stewart is currently the national AGC vice president and has been an active member and officer for more than 25 years. “I am very honored by this privilege to serve an organization that has and will continue to do so much for our industry.”
The article explored Stewart’s perspective on some of the benefits of AGC involvement. “AGC has a great relationship with many Caddell clients, including federal agencies. Having the opportunity to work one-on-one with the policy and decision makers of those agencies was a tremendous benefit to Caddell. We’ve also formed many successful joint ventures because of the companies and individuals we met through AGC.”
When asked about some of the challenges facing the construction industry, Stewart cited the severe shortage of skilled construction workers, the rapid pace of technological change, and facing the inevitable “unexpected” on construction projects. “No matter how much planning you do, you’re always encountering unexpected conditions. We are constantly trying to solve these problems to keep our schedule and quality intact.”
Mr. Stewart will be officially sworn in as AGC President in February 2018 at the AGC National Convention in New Orleans.
Established in 1983 and headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Caddell Construction Company is an international, full-service design/build contractor for projects in the federal ( U.S. State Department, Dept. of Defense, GSA, DOE, FBOP, Dept. of Justice) commercial, and industrial/power sectors. With more than $10 billion in current and completed projects in 32 countries and every region of the U.S., Caddell is recognized as an international leader in construction safety, quality, security, and schedule performance.