AGCVA 2023 Convention

Built to win, and built to last.

A possible recession. Labor shortages. Inflation. Supply chain issues. These are not small challenges, and we are all experiencing tremendous volatility and uncertainty.  

We know that tough times don't last forever, but what is the best way to navigate them? What can you do to protect yourself and your business from the outside forces that threaten your company and your future?

You have a powerful advantage. You are a part of a community of more than 500 of the most well-respected commercial construction companies in Virginia. You are connected to thousands of construction professionals who are facing these same challenges.

Join us January 19-22 at The Greenbrier Resort.  We'll address these problems head-on, bringing some of the top industry thought leaders to you. By attending, you will expand your thinking, learn from experts, lean on the experience of others, and bolster your business. 

Rather than fearing the future, we'll help you find the opportunities to innovate, fortify your organization, and take back control. We'll help you design a future where you and your business grow and thrive.

We have weathered many fierce storms, and we will weather many more to come. Our nearly 100 years of history has taught us that when we face both challenge and opportunity together, we can accomplish just about anything.

Your community is beside you, and we are always stronger together. AGCVA members are not only built to win, but we are built to last.

Your safety is our top priority.
The Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA) values the safety and well-being of its member businesses, their employees, AGCVA’s employees, and anyone attending an AGCVA event. AGCVA will continue to follow all venue, state, and local guidance and directives with respect to COVID-19.  To view our full "Safely Back" Guidelines, please click here.

Registration questions? 
Phone: (804) 364-5504 x201

Convention specific questions?
Missy Gupton 
Phone: (804) 364-5504 x230

Event Schedule

Below is the overall Convention schedule.  Detailed descriptions of specific sessions, meetings, and events can be found in the Session & Event Information section.  We encourage you to register now and check back often, as we will be updating session and event descriptions.  Please note: schedule items marked with an * are new in 2023!

Thursday, January 19, 2023

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Hospitality Suite open

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
AGCVA Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*First Time Attendee Reception

6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Convention Welcome Reception

7:30 p.m.
*AGCVA Board of Directors Dinner
This is for the current AGCVA Board of Directors and their spouse/guest only.

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
*Young Leaders Meet-Up (on your own)
This is an informal opportunity for young leaders to connect.  No additional registration required.

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

On Your Own
Sporting Clays Competition
Must be registered with AGCVA convention for scores to be submitted 

Friday, January 20, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hospitality Suite open

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Bloody Marys and Mimosas

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Convention Kick-Off Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Convention Headline Presentation: Control the Controllables
Presented by Jake Thompson

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
  • Virginia BEST Panel: Your Key to a Model Safety Program
  • Drones in Construction
  • Construction Software & What's Working
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fun Session - Wine & Design

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
District Officers Council Lunch Meeting
This lunch is for District Officers only. 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
General Membership Meeting & District Recognition

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fun Session: Book Club & Coffee
Join a facilitated discussion of Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra.  

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fun Session: Craps Gaming Demonstration 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Women in Construction Meet-Up (on your own)
This is an informal opportunity for women in the industry to connect.  No additional registration required.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Convention Celebration Pictures
Individual, couple, and group photographs taken by Gitchell's Photography, in conjunction with the Chair's Reception

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

6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chair's Installation Banquet

On Your Own
Sporting Clays Competition
Must be registered with AGCVA convention for scores to be submitted 


Saturday, January 21, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Hospitality Suite open

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
AGCVA Past Chairs' Breakfast
*Past Chairs Only

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
AGCVA Board of Directors and Staff Professional Headshots

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

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Fun Session: Bridge with Friends
Cards and score sheets provided.

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

  • Analyzing Financial Statements
    Presented by Kelli Meadows, Meadows, Urquhart, Acree, & Cook LLP
  • What's the Forecast for the Construction Industry?
    Presented by Ken Simonson, Chief Economist for AGC of America

  • Gen Z: Bridging the Generational Gap within the Construction Industry
    Presented by Toye Oshoniyi, Dominion Risk Advisors and Rob Leonard, Build Smart Institute
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
*AGCVA Construction Workforce Summit and Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Corn Hole Tournament
*Indivdual registration, single elimination

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fun Session: Bourbon with Bud
Cocktails and conversation with Bud Foster, retired VT Football Coach
*Proceeds from this session will be split between Build Your Future Virginia & a charity of Bud Foster's choice.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fun Session: Latin-inspired Dance Class
Learn Latin-inspired dance steps and movements; partner not required 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fun Session: Bourbon with Bud
Cocktails and conversation with Bud Foster, retired VT Football Coach
*Proceeds from this session will be split between Build Your Future Virginia & a charity of Bud Foster's choice.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
*Havana Nights Cocktail Reception

Don your Havana Nights attire and enjoy signature cocktails and hors d’hoeuvres while listening to Latin-inspired music.

On Your Own
Sporting Clays Competition
Must be registered with AGCVA convention for scores to be submitted 

Hotel Information

The Greenbrier Resort

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

The deadline to reserve your room is December 29, 2022.

Reservation Information:

  • To reserve your room, call 855-766-3431 by December 29, 2022.
  • Room block rates:
    • ā€‹$240 (single)
    • $335 (double)
    • Please note: Run of house rooms may be placed in any room type throughout the resort, including the main hotel, cottages, and guest houses.  Rooms are assigned based on availability at the time of check in.
  • The MAP Plan details:
    • Includes room accommodations
    • Includes breakfast:
      • the Main Dining Room
      • room service
      • other dining outlets are available with a surcharge or a la carte pricing
    • Includes dinner:
      • the Main Dining Room
      • Draper's Cafe
      • The Forum
      • room service
      • other dining outlets are available with a surcharge or a la carte pricing
    • Alcohol is NOT included with the MAP Plan at any time.
    • An additional surcharge will apply for room service to guest rooms and cottages.
    • Resort charge of $22.50 will apply (see below for details)
    • Includes complimentary self-parking
    • Includes complimentary wifeless internet in guest rooms and public/meeting spaces
    • 10% discount on Gun Club Shooting
    • 10% discount on Greenbrier Spa Treatments (gratuity based on the full amount)
    • A deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be required when making reservations.  The deposit is refundable until 14 days prior to the arrival.  Cancellations received after this point will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
    • Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m.

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.

Session & Event Information

Friday, January 20

Control the Controllables
Presented by Jake Thompson
Today’s ultra-competitive, always-changing landscape requires a special mindset and skillset in order to create – and maintain – a leading edge. Fortunately, these are two areas that are not determined at birth, but instead can be effectively built with the right focus and choices.

Discover how embracing a competitive mindset through this new perspective will foster professional and personal development at an unparalleled level, and position you with an advantage in your customers’ eyes. In this powerful program, Jake teaches how to make the winning choices that will create a competitive advantage for your organization in a thriving or uncertain market.

Key Lessons:
  • How we can maintain progress in uncertain times by focusing on what's in our control
  • What can we as leaders do to empower and retain our talent
  • Why our mindset and our culture are the two most important assets during turbulent times

District Officers Council Lunch 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.

General Membership Meeting
We hope you'll join us for this 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.  

Fun Session:  Book Club & Coffee
Please purchase and read the book, Mercury Pictures Presents, by Anthony Marra.  At the convention, grab a cup of coffee and join the others for this session, facilitated by Catherine Stelter, Research Librarian.

Fun Session: Craps Gaming Demonstration
Enjoy a gaming demonstration held by the casino staff as they present the basic skills to play the Craps table. Participants have the chance to learn the secrets behind the odds and how the house advantage is set up. Along with the table game, the will also have a better understanding on the mechanics of the slot machine and sports betting. 

Sporting Clays Competition
Please contact The Gun Club directly to determine available times and schedule accordingly.  You will be billed directly by The Greenbrier.  The Greenbrier Gun Club will capture your shoot scores and provide those scores to AGCVA.  You must be registered for the AGCVA Convention in order to participate in the competition and be eligible for prizes.  The top two male and female shooters will be announced, and prizes awarded, during the Havana Nights Reception on Saturday evening.

Saturday, January 21

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 2023 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.

Analyzing Financial Statements
A company's financial statements tell a story to third party users as well as to the company itself.  Understanding what the users of the financial statements are looking for can be key to the company's growth and stability.  In addition, being able to identify trends in financial data can allow management to make better decisions faster.  We will take you through several examples of how to analyze your financial information and how third parties utilize that analysis.

AGCVA Construction Workforce Summit and Lunch
Back by popular demand, AGCVA's Construction Workforce Summit will assemble workforce organizations from across the commonwealth that can help you find qualified, talented people and keep your company moving forward.  Connect with leaders representing veterans, trained job-seekers, eager recent graduates, and more.  The summit will feature brief, high-level introductions to the representatives of these talent pipelines and showcase how you can take advantage of what they have to offer.  After hearing about these workforce resources that are available to you, take time to walk around to the presenters' booths and learn more details on the next steps in getting involved.  Please note:  A boxed lunch is included with your registration for this session.

Corn Hole Tournament
This will be a single elimination tournament to include up to 32 participants, making up 16 teams. You will register as an individual rather than as a team. We will have a waiting list available in the hospitality suite to account for no-shows. We will wait a few minutes for those registered to arrive and will fill no-show spots from the waiting list. Those on the waiting list need to be present at the start of the tournament in order to be placed in an empty slot. Those on the waiting list will be entered in the tournament if and when spaces become available. Waiting list participants will be assigned based on the order in which they sign up.


Thank you to the following companies for their loyal and generous support. These companies are a large part of why AGCVA and its members are built to last.

Interested in sponsoring this event? 
Click the button below to view options and select your preferred sponsorship.

Presenting Sponsor ($25,000)


Chair's Installation Banquet ($15,000)



Havana Nights Cocktail Reception ($12,000)


Convention Keynote Speaker ($10,000)


Convention Kick-Off Breakfast ($10,000)


Board of Directors Dinner ($8,000)


Audio Visual Sponsor ($5000)


Chair's Reception Sponsor ($5,000)


Roanoke District

Welcome Reception Sponsor ($5,000)


Lanyard Sponsor ($5,000)


Bloody Mary & Mimosa Sponsor ($5,000)


AGC Connect App Sponsor ($4,000)


Bourbon with Bud Sponsor ($4,000)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session:  
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Session:  

Key Card Sponsor ($3,500)


Past Chairs' Breakfast ($3,000)


Wine Sponsor for Chair's Installation Banquet ($3,000)


Hospitality Sponsor ($3,000)


Professional Photography Sponsor ($2,500)


Convention Program Sponsor ($2,250)

Assured Partners

Platinum Sponsor ($2,000)

Core & Main LP  

Gold Sponsor ($1,500)


Bar Sponsor for Corn Hole Tournament ($1,500)


Silver Sponsor ($1,000)

Jamerson-Lewis Construction, Inc.

Workforce Development Forum Boxed Lunch Sponsor ($750)

Goodwin William Staffing

Sporting Clays Prize Sponsor ($500)

C&K Trucking Lynchburg Ready Mix
Core & Main LP  

Corn Hole Tournament Prize Sponsor ($500)

C&K Trucking CSE, Inc.
WGK Construction, LLC Meadows Urquhart
Acree & Cook LLP
I.P. Structures, LLC  

Fun Activity Sponsor ($500)

Perry Engineering Company, Inc.



Registration Type
Early Bird
through 12/1 


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/Guest $250 $300 $325
Young Adult (Ages 13-20) $150 $200 $225
Kids (Ages 12 & under) $50 $100 $125
Non-Member $1500 $1750 $2000


Registration Policy

All convention registrations must be received by Monday, January 9 at 5:00 p.m. Phone and/or email registrations are not accepted. 

Cancellation requests must be submitted by no later than Monday, January 9 at 5:00 p.m. Cancellations received after this date will be offered no refund, however, substitutions are allowed.

Please be reminded that your hotel reservation is entirely separate from your event registration. Please be aware of any terms and conditions related to hotel reservations and/or cancellations.


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.