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HCA Welcomes its New President, Bruce White

Wednesday, January 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mark Dubuisson

The Houston Contractors Association celebrated the beginning of its 58th year as an association with a new President, Bruce White, President of Jerdon Enterprise L.P.  “I appreciate being given the opportunity to do my part to serve this organization. We are all benefiting from what those who have served prior have done to improve contractor’s relationships with the City, the County and numerous others.” stated Mr. White.  Bruce, along with six new Board Members, was sworn into office at the annual HCA Christmas Dinner & Dance on December 6th.  During his remarks Bruce thanked his friends, family and gave a special thanks to Jerdon Chairman and past HCA president, Jerry Brown stating that “without your leadership, friendship and mentorship none of this would have been possible for me.”

Bruce took a moment to congratulate the other incoming Board Members on their election and thanked the out-going members for their dedication and service over the past two years.  The new Board Members sworn in at the Christmas gala were; Sherry Barker with C.E. Barker Construction who will serve at the Vice President /Treasurer,  Hugh Brightwell with Jacobs Engineering, Joe Coleman with Beyer Construction, Joe Rizzo with Cherry Companies and Ronnie Wills with Aggregate Technologies.  Peck Boswell was sworn in as Director Ameritus which is a one year term.  The other board members will serve a two year term.
A highlight of the Christmas party again this year was the auction.  This year’s auction was very successful and had something to offer for everyone.  HCA would like to thank everyone who was generous enough to donate to the auction.  As a quick recap of who won the bidding; Bruce Truesdale with Waukesha-Pearce Inc. won the rifle donated by Cherry Companies.  Connard Barker with C.E. Barker won the gun safe donated by Doggett Heavy Machinery Services.  Gregg Reyes with Reytec Construction Resources and Bill Metivier with Romco Equipment both won a Matagorda Bay fishing trip donated by AAA Asphalt Paving.  Jim Slack with Slack & Co. Contracting and Alicia Jimerson with Jimerson Underground both won a skeet shoot package for 15 donated by Mustang Cat.  Brian Manning with Texas Sterling Construction and Joe Rizzo with Cherry Companies both won a wine tasting for eight donated by Boyer Construction.  Ken Rickett with Mustang Cat won the deep sea fishing trip donated by AAA Asphalt Paving.  Jim Slack with Slack & Co. Construction won a night vision hog hunt for two donated by AAA Asphalt Paving.  Alicia Jimerson with Jimerson Underground won the turkey hunt donated by ACT Pipe & Supply.  Mike Hoffman with AAA Asphalt Paving won the Destin, Fl. beach house donated by Peltier Bros. Construction.  Gregg Reyes with Reytec won the quail hunt donated by Inflight Outfitters/Triple B Services.  Gregg Reyes with Reytec won the Costa Rica Beach house trip with fishing and golf donated by ACT Pipe & Supply.  Mike Hoffman with AAA Asphalt Paving was the big winner taking home the grand prize, the salmon fishing trip for two in British Columbia Canada, donated by Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers.   Again thank you to our donors and to our bidders that have made this a high point in the Christmas event.

This year’s Christmas Party was yet again, another outstanding success.  The HCA Board of Director’s and staff would like to thank all of our members that attended.  This year HCA added an additional $5.00 to the ticket price as a per person donation to the Fisher House Foundation which provides close housing for the families of injured veterans during hospitalization for illness, disease or injury.

I also would like to recognize the efforts of Richard and Elaine Peltier for their work on the Christmas party.  A special thanks goes out to Mustang Cat, ACT Pipe and Supply, Doggett Heavy Machinery Services, and Waukesha-Pearce Industries for being our Christmas event sponsors this year.  A big thank you also goes out to our volunteer auctioneers from Ritchie Brothers for working the auction and to all of our drink sponsors.  Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors for their tireless efforts in making this party the success that it was.