• SWCA
  • Misson & Values


    Since 1947, we have championed a thriving construction industry in Southwest Washington. 

    We help our members train their employees, win more business, become more profitable, and build a stronger community.

    The SWCA provides: 

    • A top-rated retro safety program in the state. On average, our members are reimbursed for 50% of their annual L&I premiums.
    • A plan center that allows members to bid and win more jobs. 
    • Access to a customized 401(k) plan, saving businesses $1,500 on start-up costs, with continued savings on program administration.
    • Business seminars, safety training, and certifications.
    • Annual scholarships and community service events through the SWCA Foundation.
    • Networking and fun!
    • And more. View the full array of benefits here.

     

    ‚ÄčPlease contact us if you would like more information about how these benefits might support your business growth. 

  • History


     

  • Since 1947, we have championed a thriving construction industry in Southwest Washington. 

    In 1947, Clark County experienced one of its first economic booms and construction was at the heart of it. To meet the needs of local contractors, four men: CJ Hearns (First President of the SWCA), Clint John (CE John Company), Al Angelo (The Al Angelo Company), and Larry O’ Collins (Larry O’ Collins Incorporated) began to lay the foundation for the Southwest Washington Contractors Association.


    The Founders recognized that Clark County was often forgotten between the larger cities of Seattle and Portland. In creating the SWCA, they wanted to create a fair process for accessing and bidding on plans, and thus created a centralized brick-and-mortar Plan Center. 


    After development of the SWCA Plan Center, the organization began to seek more resources to further success of the construction industry. Today, the SWCA offers benefits that reduce business owners bottom-line: 401(k), L&I Retrospective Rating Program rebates, Health Insurance, and Life & Disability Insurance.     

     

    Photography courtesy of Port of Vancouver USA.

  • Past Presidents

    Thank you to all the leaders who have served this Association for 70 years! 


     

    2017

    Mike Nieto

    Catworks Construction

    2016

    Bryce Sinner

    Stellar J Corporation

    2015 

    Tracey Malone

    Halbert Construction Services

    2014

    Joe Currie

    JWC Construction, LLC

    2013

    Ron King

    3 Kings Environmental, Inc.

    2012

    Dan Goff

    DK Contracting, LLC

    2011

    Amy Davis

    West Coast Bank

    2010

    Shannon Barnett

    J.L. Storedahl & Sons

    2009

    Trent Rehfeldt

    Rehfeldt Construction

    2008

    Mark Jackson

    Schlecht Construction, Inc.

    2007

    Mark Jackson

    Schlecht Construction, Inc.

    2006

    Keith Knight

    Cherry City Electric

    2005

    Keith Knight

    Cherry City Electric

    2004

    Curt Welch

    Duggan, Schlotfeldt & Welch

    2003

    Tom Collins

    Larry O. Collins, Inc.

    2002

    Tom Collins

    Larry O. Collins, Inc.

    2001

    Scot Walstra

    NW Natural

    2000

    Scot Walstra

    NW Natural

    1999

    Jeff Stevens

    The Concrete Shop

    1998

    Lance Barrett

    Barrett & Company CPA's

    1997

    Bryan Halbert

    Schlecht Construction, Inc.

    1996

    Truman Driver

    Clark County Heating, Inc.

    1995

    Bruce Overbay

    Bruce Overbay Excavating

    1994

    Dave Adams

    D&L Glass Co., Inc.

    1993

    Bruce Overbay

    Bruce Overbay Excavating

    1992

    Cal Grimmer

    NW Natural

    1991

    Jim Schmid

    George Schmid & Sons, Inc.

    1990

    Stan Sorenson

    Sorenson Construction, Inc.

    1989

    Paul Corso

    NW Natural

    1988

    Duane Altman

    Studer's Floor Covering

    1987

    Gordon Aubert

    James E. John Construction

    1986

    Glenn Osborn

    Rap-I-Form

    1985

    Bob Josephson

    Columbia Roofing

    1984

    Roy Heikkala

    Heikkala Construction

    1983

    Mike Allen

    Clark County PUD

    1982

    Lee Liston

    Perma Curb

    1981

    Wray Dusenberry

    Dusenberry Construction

    1980

    Jerry Schmaltz

    Con-Form Construction Co.

    1979

    Wayne Heikkala

    Heikkala Construction

    1978

    Byron Miller

    Larry O. Collins, Inc.

    1977

    Jim Kosterman

    Harlen's Drywall

    1976

    Mike Kimberling

    NW Natural

    1975

    Thomas H. Temple

    Temple Plumbing

    1974 

    Thomas H. Temple

    Temple Plumbing

    1973

    Dick Schwary

    Schwary Construction

    1972

    E.J. "Bud" Brabeck

    N/A

    1971

    1970

    Larry Pruitt

    Pruitt Construction

    1969

    Mel Hochhalter

    E&H Heating

    1968

    Harold Johnson

    Johnson Construction

    1967

    Cecil Poff

    Poff Construction

    1966

    Graydon Downing

    Vancouver Roofing & Sheet Metal

    1965

    Stan Hudlicky

    N/A

    1964

    Graydon Downing 

    Vancouver Roofing & Sheet Metal

    1963

    Ted Angelo

    Angelo Construction

    1962

    Merle Burgess

    N/A

    1961

    Gen H. Hicks

    Hicks Plumbing

    1960

    Robert L. Taylor

    N/A

    1959

    A. Richard Moll

    Moll Construction

    1958

    Gene Rushford

    N/A

    1957

    L.E. Raley

    Raley Construction

    1956

    Jack Fullerton

    Larry O. Collins, Inc.

    1955

    Grant Major

    N/A

    1954

    1953

    1952

    1951

    1950

    1949

    Larry O. Collins

    Larry O. Collins, Inc.

    1948

    A.R. Nieman

    N/A

    1947

    C.J. Hearns (Cecil)

    N/A