It was a beautiful day when we hosted our annual WVCA Scholarship Golf Outing at Hulman Links Golf Course on Friday, September 9th in Terre Haute!
We appreciate the teams that came out an enjoyed the weather and the meal. We also extend our appreciation to those companies that sponsored a hole. We hope to see you all again next year!
Happy Labor Day from all of us at the Wabash Valley Contractors Association.
Our mission is to promote Union construction in the Wabash Valley.
Thank you to those who attended the August WVCA Dinner Meeting at Rod & Gun Steakhouse. We would like to give a special thank you to our guest speakers from Thrive West Central: Ryan Keller, Executive Director; and Jon Ford, Director of Business Development.
We can’t wait to see you all at the next meeting on October 20th!
Thank you to all who attended the June WVCA Dinner Meeting. Special thank you to the Indiana Ironworkers who attended as our guest speakers. We will see you at our next dinner meeting on August 18.
Our April dinner meeting last month was well-attended! Thank you to everyone who could join us, and thank you to our guest speaker Lori Danielson with the Vote Yes For Vigo County Political Action Committee for speaking on the current school referendum. We appreciate your willingness to update our members!
Yargus Enterprises, LLC, is pleased to announce the addition/promotion of the following individuals to our Team of Companies at B&S Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Central State Construction, Crown Electric, Inc., and Hannig Construction, Inc.:
Central State Construction, Inc., of Marshall, Illinois, welcomes/congratulates the following individuals:
Brandon Short has been promoted to the position of Operations Manager for Central State. He will be responsible for overseeing daily operations and furthering the Company’s mission as a full-service Residential and Commercial Electrical Contractor.
Jemima Robinson has joined Central State in the position of Administrative/Accounting Assistant. She will be responsible for overseeing the daily needs of the office staff and assisting the accounting department with various duties including payroll, payables, and receivables.
Crown Electric, Inc., of Terre Haute, Indiana, congratulates Brent Smith who has been promoted to the position of Operations Manager for Crown Electric, Inc. He will be responsible for overseeing daily operations and furthering the Company’s mission as a full-service Residential and Commercial Electrical, Communications, and Safety & Security Company. Brent has been with Crown Electric since 1995 and will also continue to support the Company in the area of project estimating/project management.
B&S Plumbing, Heating & Cooling of Terre Haute, Indiana, congratulates Brian Stewart who has been promoted to the position of Operations Manager/Vice President. He will be responsible for overseeing daily operations and furthering the Company’s mission as a full-service Residential and Commercial Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Sewer building contractor and repair company. Brian has been with the company full time since 1992 and will also continue to support B&S in the area of project estimating/project management.
Hannig Construction, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Paul Ryan to Chief Financial Officer for the Companies of Hannig Construction, Inc., B&S Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Central State Construction, and Crown Electric, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of all four companies, executing the companies’ financial strategies, and managing accounting policies/procedures. He has been with Hannig Construction since 2003 as Controller.
Welcome Meg Steward to the position of Marketing Manager for Yargus Enterprises’ Team of Companies. Meg will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for all four Companies including social media/digital marketing and promoting the awareness of all Companies. She will assist with the development of new business and ongoing client relations for all four Companies.
Congratulations to all Yargus Enterprises, LLC, Team members.
The Wabash Valley Contractors Association would like to congratulate all of our scholarship recipients for 2022. Although not all were able to attend the awards night dinner due to winter weather, we congratulate you on your achievements and look forward to your future.
Amanda Waldbieser, Pharmacy, Purdue University (Michael Waldbieser, Michael R. Waldbieser Engineering & Consulting)
George Hosking, Communication, University of Southern Indiana (Gary Hosking, Rapid Reproductions)
Alex Waugh, Legal Studies, Indiana State University (Mike Wagh, MacAllister Rentals)
Andrew Bishop, Business Administration, Indiana University Southeast (Greg Bishop, Garmong Construction)
Levi Herb, Media Arts, Saint Mary of the Woods College (Rodney Herb, Garmong Construction)
Also, at the award ceremony, the following honors were given to WVCA members: SDR Coating Company, Inc., received the Cornerstone Award; John V. Major, MSI Construction, received the Presidents Award; and Brent Smith, Crown Electric, received the Honorary Member Award.
Pictured below are Levi Herb and George Hosking who attended the awards dinner to accept their scholarships.
Garmong Construction is pleased to announce the advancement of Brian Kooistra to Executive Vice President. Brian will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery across the company. He will also oversee safety management and union affiliations.
Todd Thorlton is an Indiana State ’89 graduate who has been involved in the construction industry his entire career.
Working in Outside Sales at Wabash Valley Supply, Probuild, and ABC Supply, Todd has made his selling prowess known in the Wabash Valley. After spending some time with Thompson Thrift, he has made his way back to Outside Sales with L&W Supply.
Congratulations to Todd and L&W Supply for their exciting news!
Did you know that WVCA Member, Anna Wetnight, a Farm Bureau Insurance Agent, has been named one of the top ten agents in the state of Indiana for the last ten years?! At Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Anna Wetnight Agency, her team specializes in home, auto, renters, life and commercial and farm business.
Last year, Wetnight moved her agency to Downtown Terre Haute.
“Downtown Terre Haute has been rebuilding and it’s exciting to be a part of it,” she said. “The amount of attention to detail has been impressive and exciting.”
Wetnight and her team spent eight months in 2021 cultivating business in Downtown and rehabilitating a historic building. The building, which was built in the 1800s, was the original Terre Haute City Hall and later played host to a grocery store, a Kawasaki dealership and Vigo Discount Tire. For forty years, the building sat abandoned, waiting for Wetnight to swoop in and begin her next adventure. And what an adventure it has been! Wetnight claims 2021 had been her agency’s best year yet, and she looks forward to what is to come in 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic drew attention to the services Wetnight offers and what is most important to her clients.
“COVID really effected the industry. We had to find new ways to connect with our clients,” she explained. “Virtual meetings and adaptations really introduced a different way of doing business.”
This pandemic has been hard on everyone and has forced many to consider or reconsider insurance plans. Wetnight’s agency offers Return of Premium Life Insurance. Those who pursue this unique policy make payments for 20 years then give all the money back or take a reduced paid-up policy and never have to pay on it again. Wetnight hopes access to this information will help other local business owners, like herself, make wise life insurance decisions.
Congratulations, Anna on a successful year!