Located in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of 95 chartered Chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. AGC was established in 1918 after a request by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson recognized the construction industry's national importance and desired a partner with which the government could discuss and plan for the advancement of the nation. AGC has been fulfilling that mission for the last 90 years. A full service national trade association with a nationwide network of exceptional chapters, AGC represents nearly 30,000 leading firms in the industry - including general contractors, specialty contractors and service providers and suppliers. AGC members play a powerful role in sustaining economic growth, in addition to producing structures that add to productivity and the nation's quality of life. AGC is truly the "voice and choice" of the construction industry.
The St. Louis BBB serves 92 counties in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois, stretching from Columbia, Mo., to Cairo, Ill. The BBB is a non-profit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. The BBB provides objective advice, free Business Reviews, charity wise-giving reports, dispute resolution service, alerts, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. We are supported by our Accredited Businesses, who have agreed to uphold our standards and to respond to consumer complaints.
The Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity has been in the area for more than 129 years. It was in St. Louis that Peter J. McGuire first organized a city-wide carpenters alliance and issued the call for a national carpenters union in the first edition of The Carpenter, which remains the national publication for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. From its inception in 1882, the District Council has carried forward the traditions of Brother McGuire. As times have changed, we have evolved to meet the needs of our members and the consumers who hire our Union Carpenters. The Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity consists of approximately 24,000 members with 34 Local Unions representing Missouri, Kansas, and Southern Illinois.
National Association of Home Builders is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large. NAHB has a long history in the industry and with serving its members. NAHB's various groups analyze policy issues, work toward improving the housing finance system, and analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends.