Arizona Utility Contractors Association Rejoins NUCA!

Arizona

Chapter Members Enthusiastic About Renewed National Affiliation

AZUCAThe National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and the Arizona Utility Contractors Association (AZUCA) are pleased to announce AZUCA’s board of directors voted unanimously on April 29 to rejoin NUCA as the affiliated state chapter for Arizona under a new name AZUCA Arizona Chapter of NUCA. The combined associations now have over 40 member companies with 20 of those being contractors.

NUCA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved Arizona’s request to rejoin the national association at the national board’s Nov. 2 fall meeting.

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“We are very excited to welcome back Arizona utility construction members to NUCA. Working together will help both our organizations give more back to the industry and improve our membership services,” said NUCA CEO Doug Carlson. “Engaging more Arizona members in our many benefits and industry programs equals a bigger positive impact at both the national and the state and local levels.”

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“AZUCA members are excited to broaden our scope of service to our members and our local communities,” said AZUCA President Clint Overton. “With the new National affiliation assisting our chapter’s membership network, we can now have a greater impact for the industry and our members.”

The Arizona chapter held its first event as a newly rejoined NUCA Chapter in July at a golf outing in Flagstaff. The event had over 100 participants, a much larger number of attendees than the event has seen in the last few years. “We are well positioned to continue bringing our members together throughout the pandemic, and now we want to position them for greater prosperity and a louder legislative voice in the future,” said Overton.

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The state association meets monthly with the existing AZUCA board of directors. Safety, Governmental Affairs, Events, Membership and Scholarship committees are now being formed. The association would like to continue with trainings/events/meetings on a quarterly basis. A membership breakfast with an attorney to discuss construction contracts dealing with materials shortages, delays, inflation and the pandemic was scheduled for the end of October. AZUCA Arizona Chapter of NUCA was able to award seven scholarships to deserving AZUCA Arizona Chapter of NUCA member dependents in August and September.

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“It’s very exciting to recharter a former chapter and bring them back to NUCA,” said NUCA Chairman-elect Ryan Kinning and chapter development committee chairman. “When a former chapter decides to come back to NUCA it shows that they see the progress we are making, and they see this progress making their association stronger. Their members see the strong value of being part of our national association and the many benefits NUCA can now offer to their members and chapter.”

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The Arizona chapter held its first event as a newly rejoined NUCA Chapter in July at a golf outing in Flagstaff, which featured over 100 participants.

Members planned to attend the Washington Summit in November with in-person meetings, and are excited to receive their Charter at the National Convention in March 2022 in San Antonio. NUCA’s rejuvenated affiliation in Arizona promises to open more doors for AZUCA Arizona Chapter of NUCA members over the years ahead. AZUCA members are automatically NUCA National members with full benefits.

A call for nominations was sent out in October to solicit additional representation from member companies on the board of directors. From this, an election will be held and the new board will be inducted at the January 2022 Annual Meeting/Holiday Party. The AZUCA Arizona Chapter of NUCA Board of Directors would like to be the top industry resource for its members across the years ahead.

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AZUCA Arizona Chapter of NUCA Board of Directors:

  • President: Clint Overton, VW Connect
  • Vice President: Justin Platchek, BPG Designs
  • Treasurer/Secretary: Jared Asay, Conover Asay CPAs
  • Immediate Past President: Arvid Veidmark III, SSC Underground
  • Director: Larry Antolik, Vermeer
  • Director: Robert Hill, CenturyLink
  • Director: Austin Stadeli, B-Line Directional Drilling
  • Director: Andrew Uster, Assured Partners

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