Nolan "Chip" Jones, DOT branch manager of Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., has been elected the chairman of the board of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC) for 2019.
As a 1988 civil engineering graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Jones has more than 30 years of experience in the heavy/civil construction industry. He joined Emery Sapp & Sons in 1999 as a project manager.
Prior to ESS, Jones spent 10-years as an inspector for MoDOT. He is responsible for ESS's 200-plus employees' successful completion of more than $800 million in highway and bridge projects.
Jones has been heavily involved in AGCMO, serving on the board of directors since 2014, and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committees and the Heavy/Highway/Infrastructure Board of Directors since 2015.
Other officers of the AGC for 2019 are Becky Spurgeon, Interface Construction Corporation, chair elect of the board; Scott Drury, Bloomsdale Excavating Co. Inc., vice chair of the board; John Doerr, Tarlton Corporation, secretary-treasurer; Don Rosenbarger, Delta Companies Inc., heavy/highway/infrastructure division chair; D. J. Simmons, ACME Constructors Inc., building division chair; Steve Bubanovich, H.R. Quadri Contractors LLC, heavy/highway/infrastructure division vice chair; and Michael Kennedy Jr., KAI Design & Build, building division vice chair.
Serving on the board representing contractor members are Tim Hudwalker, BSI Constructors Inc.; Troy Musson, Alberici Constructors Inc.; Kyle Phillips, Herzog Contracting Corp.; and Sean Thouvenot, Branco Enterprises Inc.
Serving on the board representing the AGC's specialty contractors are Steve Schrimpf, Schrimpf Landscaping Inc., and Julia Strumpler, Sachs Electric Company.
Serving on the board representing the AGC's supplier/service providers are Jackson D. Glisson III, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C.; and K. Douglas Mertens, Con-Agg of MO LLC.
The ex-officio board members representing the Construction Leadership Council and Young Executives Club for 2019 are Christopher Kozeny of Kozeny-Wagner Inc. and Jeremy Bexten of Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., respectively.
Board members who served 2018 and will continue serving in 2019 include Paul Ideker, Ideker Inc.; Eddie Welsh, Capital Paving and Construction LLC; and William Wagner, S. M. Wilson & Co., immediate past chair.
The Associated General Contractors of Missouri represents more than 500 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties throughout Missouri.