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HRCC Endorsements

Sponsor Endorsements

"HRCC is a distinctive conference focused on equipping HR professionals to successfully navigate the unique challenges of the fast-paced and ever-changing merit shop construction industry. While legal updates and subject matter experts are important for continuing education and adopting current best practices, the networking opportunities are vital to learn about practical application, implementation, and lessons learned. Development of peer relationships and mentor insights may prove invaluable in those situations when participants need to “phone-a-friend” for guidance in a pinch. The craft-based focus in areas of recruiting, onboarding, skills training, compensation, employee relations, and legal landscape differentiates this conference from the norms of general HR conferences.”

Debra K. Johnson, SPHR

Alpha Resources, LLC

“The Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) is a valuable organization that fosters NCCER’s mission to provide rigorous and relevant workforce solutions. HRCC ensures its members are at the forefront of HR services and workforce efficiency issues by sharing research, industry trends, and best practices that impact craft training and employment. Any company seeking to improve the quality of its recruitment and retention efforts should join this network of like-minded professionals.”

Boyd Worsham, President & Chief Executive Officer
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

“HRCC has been a national organization devoted to HR, labor and employment issues in the construction industry for more than 35 years. The HRCC annual conference is outstanding; it provides a focused and unique agenda for construction HR and labor professionals at all levels. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with seasoned constructional professionals and learn best practices at international, national and regional companies.”

Mark M. Stubley | Ogletree Deakins

“I am labor and employment attorney with 40 years’ experience representing merit shop contractors. I have been involved in HRCC for many years. I believe it is the best organization for HR professionals for merit shop contractors to network in a closed and small environment, exchange information and get access to educational and other materials. The annual conference is excellent and must attend for industry professionals. It covers a wide range of human resources issues specific to the construction industry and the challenges faced by merit shop contractors. Presentations also include the latest developments in labor and employment law by top attorneys in the industry. I strongly recommend HRCC for industry HR professionals.”

Dion​ Kohler

Attorney at Law

Jackson Lewis P.C.

A Stellar Experience with the H.R.C.C. (Human Resources Construction Council) - A Beacon of HR Excellence

I am thrilled to share my exceptional experience with the H.R.C.C. a true paragon of Human Resources excellence. As a dedicated professional with over 35 years in the field, I can confidently attest to the invaluable contributions this association has made to my network, career growth and development.

From the moment I joined in 2002, I was welcomed into a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for advancing the field of Human Resources focused in the engineering and construction industries. The H.R.C.C.  provided me with a wealth of resources, cutting-edge insights, and unparalleled networking opportunities that have been instrumental in shaping my approach to HR challenges in the construction Industry.

One of the association's standout features is its commitment to continuous learning. The well-curated workshops, seminars, and webinars cover a broad spectrum of HR/construction topics, ensuring that members stay at the forefront of industry trends. I have personally benefited from these sessions, gaining a deeper understanding of emerging HR technologies, best practices in talent acquisition, and innovative employee engagement strategies.

The networking opportunities facilitated by the H.R.C.C.  are nothing short of transformative. Connecting with HR professionals from diverse industries has broadened my perspective and provided me with a valuable support system. The association's events are not just about exchanging business cards; they are about building lasting relationships that transcend professional boundaries.

The H.R.C.C.  also plays a pivotal role in advocacy and thought leadership within the HR community. Their commitment to championing ethical practices, diversity, and inclusion has inspired me to be a more conscientious HR executive.

In addition to the professional benefits, the sense of community fostered by the H.R.C.C.   is truly heartwarming. The genuine camaraderie among members creates an environment where everyone feels empowered to share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs. It's more than an association; it's a family of HR professionals committed to each other's success.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly endorse the H.R.C.C.  to any HR professional in the construction seeking to elevate their career and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of Human Resources. The wealth of knowledge, the network of passionate professionals, and the sense of belonging make this association an indispensable asset to anyone dedicated to thriving in the dynamic world of HR.


Eric Gaber

President E&C Services, Inc.

If you are seeking timely information regarding our industry’s workforce development initiatives and challenges, and wish to be an active participant in developing solutions, then I highly recommend you become a member of the HRCC.


I have been an active member of HRCC for many years. The organization’s focus is on workforce development, craft training, hiring and retention strategies, and timely legal topics including best practices for dispute resolution and many other areas. HRCC is comprised of our industry’s most knowledgeable and experienced Human Resource professionals.  The group is large enough to offer a wide and diverse range of ideas, yet small enough to discuss and explore new solutions for challenges facing our industry.  Learn how your problem may have already been solved by others in your field.


The HRCC annual conference is a great event with experts presenting information on numerous relevant industry topics. It also provides excellent networking opportunities.


I encourage you to contact HRCC for more information on how you can join and benefit from an HRCC membership.

Dan Bennet
Director of Business Development | Major Accounts
Tradesmen International

I have had the privilege of presenting to HRCC twice in recent years. Both times I've attended HRCC I've been impressed with the caliber of the leaders in attendance. The open exchange of information and trust among peers in this group make HRCC an invaluable forum. HRCC offers HR leaders at every stage of their career ample opportunities for networking, sharing of best practices, and professional development. 


It was great seeing you and your colleagues!


Best wishes,

Cal Beyer

Cal Beyer, CWP 

Human capital risk management and wellbeing consultant

Member Endorsements

Attending the Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) conference has been a transformative experience for me since my first visit in New Orleans in 1991. The HRCC offers a unique platform that brings together the best minds and practices in the construction industry, specifically tailored for HR professionals.


One of the most significant benefits is the opportunity to network with industry leaders and peers. The connections I've made at HRCC conferences have been invaluable, leading to collaborations, insights, and friendships that have lasted throughout my career.


The conference sessions are always informative and insightful, providing the latest trends, best practices, and innovative strategies in HR specific to the construction industry. These sessions have not only helped me stay ahead of the curve but have also inspired me to implement positive changes within my organization.


Moreover, the HRCC conference is a great place to discover new tools, technologies, and services that can enhance HR operations within construction companies. The exhibitors and sponsors showcase a wide range of solutions, offering practical solutions to everyday challenges faced by HR professionals in the construction sector.


Overall, attending the HRCC conference has been instrumental in my professional development, providing me with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to succeed in the dynamic and competitive construction industry. I highly recommend the HRCC conference to any HR professional looking to elevate their career and make a meaningful impact in the construction sector."


Clay Hicks I Industrial Human Resources

Yates Constructors I 1853 Data Drive,Birmingham, AL 35244

Direct:  (205) 547-5205 I Cell: (205) 504-4755 I


The power of people! The importance of relationships! We all build things, but have you thought about the impact of building relationship across the industry? HRCC has been an amazing way for me to connect with like-minded individuals, who are facing the same challenges day to day. Through the years, I’ve been able to build amazing relationships with individuals across the U.S., these relationships have turned into solid friendships. Whether it’s talking about a challenge at work or following up on the family, HRCC has played a significant role in helping me grow my career but also has allowed me to develop life-time friendships.


Benj Van Donge

Dir of Workforce Ops


1400 7th Ave NE | Sioux Center, IA 51250

712-938-0094 | 712-441-3099 (cell)



HRCC offers a unique platform for HR & Recruiting professionals to collaborate on industry best practices with its annual conference.  Insight acquired from the topics presented are always timely and relevant to the challenges we face on a day to day basis in HR.  From recruiting struggles and labor laws to HR technology, nothing seems too broad for this group to tackle in an ever-changing industry.  HRCC provides an inclusive and safe environment to network with like-minded professionals who face the same trials and has proven to be a great support system for many.  The genuine relationships developed from getting to know fellow members has been an invaluable resource in my career and has enhanced my passion for serving others!


Courtney Q. Lockwood

When I attended my first HRCC Meeting in 1998 and quickly realized this group was something to be a part of for years to come.  The Human Resources Construction Council is a unique group.  Made up of direct competitors and vendors coming together on an annual basis to share their wealth of knowledge to make the individuals that attend, their companies and the industry we serve better for it.  Being able to take back to your company what you learned at the HRCC Meetings and apply it in real world situations is invaluable.


I have found the networking opportunities within the group are endless and is the main reason HRCC exists.  We are all dealing with similar challenges with staffing, training, labor laws, etc.  Chances are, someone in the group has been there and done that and can lend advice on how they handled a particular topic or situation. 


If you are looking for a Human Resources group to join, to learn about what is impacting Staffing, Recruiting, Human Resources, Training and Labor Laws in the Industrial Construction world, this is one group you will want to be a part of.


Jeff Sutton

VP Operations

XL Industrial Services, Inc.


I was first aware of HRCC back in 1991.  My HR Mentor from Yeargin Construction joined the fledgling group.  I left the Construction Industry in 1999 and rejoined it in 2017.  I ran across a LinkedIn post from HRCC advertising the upcoming conference and immediately joined!


 HRCC is an amazing group of diverse companies and vendors.  It struck me as rather interesting that many of the members and vendors were folks I had worked with in the 1990’s!  It felt like coming home.  I have enjoyed our meetings ever since, always looking forward to talking with my colleagues. 


 A couple things I have noticed along the way, it is no longer large Industrial Contractors.  The group has expanded to Commercial and Infrastructure construction.  This allows for a greater breadth of knowledge and experience within the group.  The other thing, the open willingness of the group to share information, best practices and knowledge.  All you have to do, is ask!


Mike Biskie,SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director

2701 Prince Street Fort Myers, Florida 33916

Office: 239-332-4646 | Direct: 239-344-2761

Mobile: 239-339-3509


I have a deep gratitude for the invaluable support, understanding, and wealth of knowledge provided by the Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC). As a lifelong member of the construction industry, I have had the privilege of experiencing firsthand the exceptional level of professionalism and dedication exhibited by the board and members.


What sets HRCC apart is not just the wealth of knowledge they collectively share, but the genuine sense of understanding and empathy in their interaction. The challenges in our industry are unique and their ability to empathize and navigate through the complexities of our field(s) have been most helpful in providing practical solutions and tailored advice that benefits my organization more with every interaction.


 I recommend anyone in the Human Resources field or Construction industry seeking a knowledgeable and supportive organization to look no further than the Human Resources Construction Council.


Ivan Dominguez

Director, HR Operations & Talent Acquisition

Apache Industrial

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