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AGC announces 2013 officers



Scott Hiatt. Image provided by AGC.
Scott Hiatt. Image provided by AGC.

The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America has named its 2013 officers and board of directors.

The new officers are as follows: Scott Hiatt, president (A&K Earthmovers), Craig Holt, first vice president, (Sierra Nevada Construction) and Justin Ivory, second vice president, (A-1 Steel, Inc.) and Trish Bullentini-Kuzanak (Martin Iron Works), treasurer.

Hiatt is president and CEO of A&K Earthmovers of Fallon. The family-owned business began in 1957 specializing in agricultural field leveling and has emerged as a leading multi-dimensional, general engineering firm.

Hiatt, a football standout at Churchill County high, studied business at Western Montana College in Dillon, Mont.,  and engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman before returning to Fallon to work with the family business (A&K).

He worked summers at the firm, eventually becoming the vice president of the engineering department and one-third owner along with his two older brothers.

“I look forward to the honor of leading the northern Nevada’s leading contractor organization as we move forward to a better regional economy,” Hiatt said. “I will strive to continue AGC’s leadership position on work place safety, infrastructure investment and engaging in public-private partnerships for economic diversity and development in Nevada.”

The AGC also named its 2013 directors: Le Arnold, (TNT Construction), Vickie Francovich (Building Solutions), Bob Gardner (Gardner Engineering),  Greg Gerhardt (Gerhardt & Berry Construction), Sherri Key (Lindell’s Painting), Brien McKenzie (McKenzie Construction, Inc.), Eric Scolari (RHP Mechanical Systems), Lance Semenko (Q & D Construction) and  Johnnie Stolz (Omboli Interiors).

The AGC also named its ex-officio directors for 2013. They are:

  • Jack Byrom – Truckee Meadows Water Authority
  • Bruce Gescheider – Moana Nursery
  • Jim Dodson, Atkins
  • Brian Hartman – Hartman Engineering
  • Gordon Hinkel – Basalite Concrete Products
  • Scott Smith- Kleinfelder
  • Art Sperber- Sperber Consulting
  • Dean Stone – Bragg Crane

The AGC’s national directors for 2013 are:

  • Dave Backman, K.G. Walters
  • Mike Cate, Pavers Plus
  • Frank Lepori, Frank Lepori Construction
  • Fred Reeder, Reno Tahoe Construction
  • Craig Willcut, United Construction
  • Rod Cooper, Granite Construction
  • Piero Bullentini, Martin Iron Works
  • Deane Shaver, Shaver Construction, Inc.
  • B.J. Sullivan, Clark & Sullivan Constructor

The Nevada Chapter AGC comprises Northern Nevada’s top general contractors, specialty contractors and building professionals. The chapter’s 250-plus members make up a bulk of the area’s construction firms and related businesses. The construction industry accounts for more than 18,000 Washoe County jobs and shows one of the highest average hourly wages at nearly $21, according to the Nevada Department of Employment. The Nevada Chapter AGC’s success over the years can be directly attributed to working together to build a better community.  AGC members build our hospitals, roads, runways, schools and parks, and also contribute to the quality of life that makes Nevada a great place to live. For more information, visit  or call Melissa Duvall at the Nevada Chapter AGC office, (775) 329-6116.

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