Celebrating 42 years of service to the heavy construction industry, ECA hosted its annual Installation of Officers at the spectacular Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel. The ECA Executive Board, under the direction of President Brandon Pensick of Ferreira Construction, was sworn in for their term, before a full house marking the momentous occasion in January.

California State Senator, Patricia Bates, delivered an eloquent oath of office to the incoming ECABoard.

Brendan Slagle of J.F. Shea Construction assumed the office of ECA Vice President, Garrett Francis of Fryman Management is ECA’s Executive Secretary, Dave Sorem of Mike Bubalo Construction is the Vice President of Infrastructure Development, Alan Ludwig of Pascal & Ludwig Constructors is the ECA’s Treasurer, and Elizabeth Torrez of United Rentals Trench Safety is the Affiliate Chairperson.

Senator Bates administered the oath to the 2018 ECA Directors: Guy Barker, Trench Plate Rental Co.;Anna M. Carno, Carno Law Group; Gina Colene, Gelman LLP; Barry Corea, Trench Shoring Company; Eric DeCrescenzo, Catalina Pacific Concrete; Toby Edinger, Murray Company; John Gavigan, Vasilj, Inc.; Gene Glassburner, Performance Pipeline Technologies; Kristion Grbavac, GRBCON, Inc.; Michael Grbavac, Ramona Inc.; Nick Hull, Alliance Solutions Group; Warren Hennagin, Marcum LLP; Mark Johnson, Snell & Wilmer, LLP; Scott Kasper, Clark Construction Group; Jordan Latimer, Ferreira Construction Co., Inc.; Gerry McEwen, Garret/Mosier Insurance Service, Inc.; Anthony Niccoli, Atkinson, Andelson; Dan J. Peterson, Dan J. Peterson; Lou Rendon, Frazer LLP; Garrett Richardson, Mission Clay Products Corp.; Tim Rivard, T.A. Rivard, Inc.; Scott Salandi, Patriot Risk & Insurance Services; Nicole Soulages, Commercial Surety; Scott Van Diest, Van Diest Bros, Inc.; Nic Waldenmayer, HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors; Andrew Waterbury, Turner Surety & Insurance

The evening began with a lavish hosted reception as well as entertainment featuring the 16th 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 Mike Prlich & Sons Inc.; 150,000 man hours and over to Murray Company. while the 2017 Personal/Crew Safety Award presented for outstanding achievement in safety went to Scott Comer, J.F. Shea Construction Inc. United Rentals Trench Safety was named ECA Affiliate of the Year and Ferreira Coastal Construction Co, was named ECAContractor of the Year.

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 Elizabeth Torrez, United Rentals Trench Safety.

Thank You Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors – Ferreira Construction, Trench Plate Rental Co., Trench Shoring Co., United Rentals Trench Safety

Bar & WineSponsors – J.F. Shea Construction, Southern California District Council of Laborers

Gold Sponsors – Carno Law Group, Garrett Mosier Griffith & Sistrunk Insurance Svcs., LECET Southwest, Southern California Partnership for Jobs, Murray Company

Silver Sponsors – Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, E-Nor Innovations

Bronze Sponsors – Catalina Pacific/CalPortland, Marcum LLP, Savala Equipment Rentals,

Supporting Sponsors – Dan J. Peterson, LaLonde Equipment Rental, Murray Company, Teamsters Local 166, Turner Surety & Insurance Brokers