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