Celebrating 41 years of service to the heavy construction industry, ECA hosted its annual Installation of Officers at the historic Langham Hotel in Pasadena on January 28. The ECA Executive Board, under the direction of new President Brandon Pensick of Ferreira Construction, was sworn in for their term, before a full house marking the momentous occasion.

ECA Legislative Analyst, Peter Mitchell, of the Southern California Group, delivered an eloquent oath of office to the incoming ECA Board.

Toby Edinger of Murray Company assumed the office of ECA Vice President, James Black of Clark Construction Group is ECA’s Executive Secretary, Dave Sorem of Mike Bubalo Construction is the Vice President of Infrastructure Development, and Alan Ludwig of Pascal & Ludwig Constructors is the ECA’s Treasurer.

Mitchell administered the oath to the 2017 ECA Directors: Guy Barker, Trench Plate Rental Co.; Andrew Carlton, Carlton & Alberola; Anna Carno, Carno Law Group; Barry Corea, Trench Shoring Co.; Eric DeCrescenzo, CalPortland; Aaron Dyer, Savala Equipment Co., Inc.; Garrett Francis, Fryman Management Inc.; Gary Futral, Gladding, McBean; John Gavigan, Vasilj, Inc.; David Graham, Traffic Management Inc.; Kristion Grbavac, GRBCON, Inc.; Michael Grbavac, Ramona Inc.; Warren Hennagin, Gelman LLP; Gerry McEwen, GMGS Insurance Services, Inc.; Steve Murow, Dirtonu/Murow Co.; Anthony Niccoli, AALRR; Dan J. Peterson, Dan J. Peterson Company; Garrett Richardson, Mission Clay Products; Tim Rivard, T.A.

Rivard Inc.; Scott Salandi, Patriot Risk & Insurance Services; Scott Van Diest, Van Diest Bros.; Nic Waldenmayer, HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors; Andrew Waterbury, TSIB.

The evening began with a lavish hosted reception as well as entertainment featuring the 15th Annual ECA Silent Auction. Dinner and program followed in the grand ballroom where ECA members and guests toasted the new board.

The ECA Safety Forum also presented honors to contractors in the following categories: 50,000- 150,000 man hours to Pascal & Ludwig Constructors, Mike Bubalo Construction Co., Inc., Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.; 150,000 man hours and over to Murray Company. 2016 Personal/Crew Safety Award presented for outstanding achievement in safety went to Alcorn Fence Company and Pascal & Ludwig Constructors.

Andrew Waterbury of TSIB was named ECA Affiliate of the Year and J.F. Shea Construction Inc. was named ECA Contractor of the Year.

Celebrating ECA Anniversaries for 40 or more years were Ameron International, Colich & Sons, Dorfman Construction Co., Inc., Gladding McBean, Mike Prlich & Sons, Inc., Pascal & Ludwig Constructors, Inc., and Trench Shoring Company. Celebrating 30-39 years were Ayala Boring, Inc., John Simpson, Kamine Law PC, MG Construction Co., Sullivan Curtis Monroe Ins. Services, T.A. Rivard Inc., Tomovich & Associates, and Trench Plate Rental Co.

Thanks again to the Installation Committee for their work on this wonderful event under the direction of chairperson Elizabeth Torrez of United Rentals Trench Safety.

The PAC Silent Auction netted over $14,000 for the evening under the direction of committee chairperson Nic Waldenmayer, HMWC CPAs and Business Advisors, and Gerry McEwen,GMGS.