AGCVA 2022 Annual Convention


This will be a powerful experience.
As an industry, we have faced - and are still facing - some substantial challenges.  We know that so much is possible, despite these challenges, and we are ready to face them with you.  Therefore, we've designed this event to equip you with the tools, the ideas, and the connections that you will need to keep your business moving forward. 

Don't take our word for it, though.

Register Now

Download our step-by-step registration instructions by clicking here.  (Tip: print them out for quick reference as you register.)

*If you have questions about registration, please contact Missy Gupton. 
Email:  |  Phone:  804-364-5504 x230

To download a printable copy of the registration program, click here.

Event Schedule

Thursday, January 20, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Hospitality Suite open

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon:  New Member Meet & Greet with the AGCVA Board of Directors 

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
AGCVA Board of Directors Meeting

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Convention Welcome Reception

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Irish Coffee hosted by Marsh McLennan Agency

Friday, January 21, 2022

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hospitality Suite open

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Good Morning with Bloody Marys and Mimosas
Convention Kick-Off Breakfast

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Convention Headline Presentation: Beyond the Pivot: Reinvention for the Uncertain Future
Presented by Scott Wayne & Ace Callwood, Envoy

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • What's In Your Contract?
    Presented by Jim Harvey, Vandeventer Black, LLP

  • Empathetic Communication & Self-Advocacy
    Presented by Elizabeth Byland, Envoy

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Humans Connecting with Humans
    Presented by Ace Callwood, Envoy

  • Heat Illness and Prevention: Helping You Prepare for the New Standard
    Presented by Shelomith Gonzalez and Laura Duckworth, UVA Facilities Management
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fun Session - Chunky Hand Knit Lap Throw

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 
General Membership Lunch Meeting
*If you are not registered for the General Membership Meeting, lunch is on your own.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
District Officers Council Meeting

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fun Session: Mixology Workshop
Learn how to make an Apple Cider Mule and an Albatross...and taste them, too!

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fun Session: Charcuterie Building & Wine Pairing

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Your AGCVA Photographic Story
Individual, couple, and group photographs taken by Gitchell's Photography, in conjunction with the Chairman's Reception

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Chairman's Installation Reception

7:00 p.m.
Chairman's Installation Banquet


Saturday, January 22

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
AGCVA Past Chairman's Breakfast
*Past Chairmen Only

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hospitality Suite open

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Legislative Update

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Young Adults Corn Hole Tournament
*Ages 10-15

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fun Session: Home Sweet Home Wooden Door Hanging

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  • Hot Topics in Accounting and Taxes
    Presented by Matt Smith and Kevin Branner, YHB | CPAs and Consultants
  • Cyber Security, What Now?
    Presented by Duke Baldridge & 
    Toye Oshoniyi, Dominion Risk Advisors; Kevin Adler, Woods Rogers, Attorney at Law; and Mark Bowles, Network Computing Group, Inc.

  • Recruiting in 2022
    Terry Keffer, Keffer Business Services
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Peer Group Roundtable Discussions
Join us for these lightly faciliated conversations among your peers.  Boxed lunch included with session registration fee.
  • Associates Council 
  • Large General Contractors 
  • Small General Contractors 
  • Subcontractors 
  • Women in Construction 
  • Young Construction Leaders
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Corn Hole Tournament
*Single elimination

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fun Session: Mixology Workshop
Learn how to make an Apple Cider Mule and an Albatross...and taste them, too!

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fun Session: Charcuterie Building & Wine Pairing

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Annual Celebration with The Dickens Band! 
Come dressed as your favorite construction industry personality, trade, role, or  character from the big or the small screen!  Some ideas to consider: a Carpenter, Plumber, a Business Development professional, Bob the Builder, Tim the Toolman Taylor, Fred Flintstone, etc.  BUT,  if dressing up isn't your thing, that’s okay; come as you are!


Hotel Information

The Greenbrier Resort

101 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV, 24986

In order to access the group's block rates listed below, hotel accomodation reservations must be made by no later than December 30, 2021.

To reserve your room(s), call the AGCVA registration phone number:  855-766-3431
When you call, AGCVA will appear on The Greenbrier Reservations Department caller ID.  However, please remind the individual that you are speaking with that you are with AGCVA and attending the AGCVA Convention.

Room Block and Rates

  • Single Occupancy: $240 per room, per night
  • Double Occupancy: $335 per room, per night
*The MAP Plan includes room accommodations, breakfast in the main dining room, breakfast room service, dinner in the main dining room, dinner room service, and dinner at select outlets on the resort property.  This is subject to change.  Lunch and alcohol are not included in the MAP Plan.  For breakfast or dinner, other dining outlets are available with a surcharge or at a la carte pricing.  Room service has an additional surcharge of $5 for delivery to guest rooms and $10 for delivery to cottages.  
Parking:  Self-parking is complimentary.  Valet parking, if utilized, is $25 per vehicle, per day.

The Greenbrier's daily Resort Fee of $22.50 per person includes: morning coffee service, afternoon tea, nightly movies in the theatre, historical tours and presentations (bunker tours excluded), on-property transportation, resort-wide wireless internet connectivity, cyber cafe with complimentary high-speed internet, champagne toast in the Casino Club, culinary demonstrations, hiking trails, use of the resort Fitness Center (at Tennis Center or indoor pool), use of the resort's indoor and outdoor pools, local and toll free phone charges, and entertainment provided by the Casino Club's Beverage Entertainers.  These amenities are subject to change based on seasonality or availability.

Convention attendees receive the following:
  • 10% discount on Gun Club Shooting.  Please schedule your shoot time directly with the Gun Club staff.  You will be billed directly by The Greenbrier.  The Greenbrier Gun Club staff will capture your shoot scores and provide the scores to AGCVA.  The top two male and top two female shooters will be announced, and prizes awarded at the Convention Celebration on Saturday evening.
  • 10% discount on Greenbrier Spa Treatments
    (Gratuity is based on the full retail amount.)

Session Information

Friday, January 21

Beyond the Pivot: Reinvention for the Uncertain Future
Presented by Ace Callwood & Scott Wayne, Envoy
Combining innovation and negotiation techniques, we will guide you through ways to respond to markets, redesign customer journeys and build anti-fragile business models for unpredictable futures.

While everyone's talking about their reflexive pivot, we're more focused on what the pandemic has taught us about long- term changes we can make to build sustainable businesses that flex in the face of uncertainty. In this interactive conversation, we teach you techniques for understanding how we have changed as individuals and organizations, how to rapidly identify new customer perspectives, how to create new demand for your services, and how to be prepared for the next crisis.

Drawing from the schools of design thinking, crisis management, and old-fashioned asset-sweating, we guide you through the tough questions you, as leaders, have to ask yourselves and your organizations.  We'll show you how to frame those answers to engage and motivate your employees.

What's In Your Contract?
Presented by Jim Harvey, Vandeventer Black, LLP
Do your eyes glaze over at the thought of deciphering indemnity provisions, forum selection clauses, limitations of liability like no damage for delay, flow-down provisions? Do you think it's all “boiler-plate” that you can’t do anything about? Come learn the common pitfalls in contracting and how to best prepare to protect your business. 

Empathetic Communication & Self-Advocacy
Presented by Elizabeth Byland, Envoy
This highly interactive talk explores the building blocks of empathy and skills of communication while harnessing the wider techniques of social work and improv theatre.  By walking you through a series of exercises, you will learn the importance of active listening, acceptance, and collaboration, as well as how to communicate in styles that reinforce the voices of team-mates both to self-advocate and to advocate for the wider group. 

We explore elements of of the multiple types of intelligence - especially inter-personal and intra-personal intelligence - and practice techniques in deploying those powers to be both better listeners and better communicators as individuals, and as a team. “Sympathy is when we would feel the same way as another if we were in the same position…Empathy is the extraordinary ability to imagine another’s experience if we were them in their position.” Empathetic communication is the skill of remarkable leaders and it allows you to communicate across historic social boundaries to connect, understand, and inspire.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Humans Connecting with Humans
Presented by Ace Callwood, Envoy
Cutting through the lectures and programs and speeches, this is the conversation executives actually want to have. What is DEI and why does it matter to me? What’s the cost and benefits in terms of time, resources, financial returns, and wider impact? How do I shape what’s right, and the right fit, for my organization?

Beyond the lip-service press-releases, and tweets, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a fundamental operating issue for every business and organization. This interactive talk guides you through the core definitions, historical contexts, and the DEI bottom-line for employee, customer, and supplier experiences with your organization. Through the DEI lenses of engagement, productivity, and innovation, we align that doing the smart thing for your organization inevitably intersects with doing the right thing for society. We cover key questions to be addressed by you as leaders and some suggested best-practice solutions that can be put in place. Interactive, challenging, honest, and practical. This is the conversation many leaders have been craving, facilitated by approachable experts.

Heat Illness & Prevention: Helping You Prepare for the New Standard
Presented by Shelomith Gonzalez and Laura Duckworth, UVA Facilities Management

General Membership Meeting
We hope you'll join us for this lunchtime session.  This is your opportunity to find out the latest about what AGCVA is doing for you and how to maximize your member benefits.  You'll hear about any new initiatives, progress made, opportunities to get involved, and more.  

District Officers Council Meeting
This is one of a few conversations held regularly throughout the year when leaders from each of AGCVA's districts share updates, successes, challenges, and goals.

Saturday, January 22

Legislative Update
Come hear from AGCVA about how we are advocating for your business with both legislators and regulators in Richmond as well as in Washington, D.C.  Members of the AGCVA lobbyist team will provide an update on the 2022 General Assembly session.  What legislation is AGCVA supporting and what legislation is AGCVA opposing - and why?  What other legislation is AGCVA watching?  AGCVA is focused on ensuring that commercial contractors have a strong voice in the capitol.  Come to this session to learn about all that we are doing on your behalf.

Hot Topics in Accounting and Taxes
Presented by Matt Smith and Kevin Branner, YHB | CPAs and Consultants
With the change in administration, we are on the heels of what is expected to be another large tax reform/change that will be developing over the coming months.  In addition, due to the pandemic, there are tax incentives available that contractors should know about and be evaluating on a quarterly basis.  Lastly, we are on the heels of a lease accounting change that will impact the balance sheet of most, if not all, contractors.  This lease accounting change will impact several vital ratios for contractors that financial institutions and sureties use in the underwriting analysis and process.

Cyber Security - What Now?
Presented by Duke Baldridge and Toye Oshoniyi, Dominion Risk Advisors; Mark Bowles, Network Computing Group; and Kevin Adler, Woods Rogers Attorney at Law
Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance have become commonly used terms in our current environment - and rightfully so.  Contractors need to understand the full scope of their exposure to cyber loss.  This can be daunting.  It requires knowledge of the types of breaches, common risks, exposure identification methods, and risk mitigation.  Our panel will help you understand:

  • Cyber threats affecting contractors
  • How to mitigate the risk of a cyber attack
  • How contractors can protect themselves should they have a cyber attack

Recruiting in 2022
Presented by Terry Keffer, Keffer Business Services
Finding and retraining qualified employees is and will continue to be a challenge in the construction industry.  Planning is critical for the success of any construction project and well-developed recruitment plan is no different.  When it comes to hiring the best, you have to have a plan.  You will hear about the latest trends in sourcing, assessing, and hiring employees while learning how to build a more purposeful recruitment plan.  Discussion and sharing of effective hiring strategies among participants is encouraged.

Peer Group Roundtable Discussions with Boxed Lunch
Back by popular demand, these conversations are a great opportunity to connect with other members, discuss common challenges, and collaborate to create solutions with like-minded individuals.  Join the conversation that is most relevant to you - Associates Council, Large GCs, Small GCs, Subcontractors, Women in Construction, or Young Construction Leaders.  All will be lightly facilitated to promote conversation, but the discussions will be largely driven by those who participate.  A boxed lunch is provided with session registration fees.


Thank you to the following companies for their loyal and generous support of this event!

Want to see your company listed below?
If you are interested in supporting this event, contact Eddie Gupton, AGCVA Convention Committee Chair.

Signature ($20,000-$7,500)



Premier ($5,000-$2,000)

Tidewater District

Partner ($1,500-$1,000)

Lyndon Steel DAVKEN Mechanical, Inc.  
Vandeventer Black, LLP    

Supporter ($500-$250)

Boxley Materials Company Perry Engineering Company  
Goodwin William Staffing CM Munden Construction Services  
WGK Construction, LLC    


Registration Type EXTENDED
Early Bird
through 12/3 


Last Minute
AGCVA Member Contractors $500 $550 $575
AGCVA Member Service Providers & Suppliers $500 $550 $575
AGCVA Education Members $500 $550 $575
AGCVA Owner/Developer Members $500 $550 $575
Spouse $250 $300 $325
Young Adult (Ages 13-20) $150 $200 $225
Kids (Ages 12 & under) $50 $100 $125
Non-Member $1500 $1750 $2000

Leverage Your Community

We are a powerful community of over 500 member companies, which means you have access to a robust network. AGCVA members are people just like you; they face the same challenges, are ready to share ideas, and who care about your success. No matter your role, experience level, or interest, we have something for every member of the construction community.