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Government Advocacy

More than three-quarters of the construction performed in the United States is performed by subcontractors. Whether you’re a small, family-owned plastering subcontractor working primarily on renovations of historical properties or a multi-million dollar commercial mechanical subcontractor, your work is subject to:

  • General business laws and regulations (e.g., income tax, anti-trust).
  • Laws and regulations specific to the construction industry (e.g., mechanic's lien laws, anti-‘bid shopping’ laws, prompt pay laws).
  • And the “private law” of the subcontracts that describe subcontractors’ performance obligations and allocate risk.

ASA is the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry, representing subcontractors before all branches (executive, legislative, judicial) and levels (federal, state, local) of government, to organizations representing other parts of the construction industry, to the news media, and others.

Judicial Advocacy

Each year, courts across the country hand down hundreds of decisions on federal and state laws, as well as court-made or “case” law that apply to subcontractors’ businesses. Many of the decisions impacting subcontractors interpret the contract provisions of subcontract agreements—provisions like pay-if-paid, hold-harmless, duty-to-defend, and no-damages-for-delay. Some of these decisions are precedent-setting and carry significance for subcontractors across state lines.

Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund

ASA’s Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund supports ASA’s critical legal activities in precedent-setting cases to protect the interests of all subcontractors. ASA taps the SLDF to fund amicus curiae, or “friend-of-the-court,” briefs in appellate-level cases that would have a significant impact on subcontractor rights.

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Featured Events

December Charity Luncheon

Dec 12, 2018
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Mardi Gras Drawdown

Feb 22, 2019
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The Contractor's Compass

Partnership Progam

The Mississippi ASA Board of Directors on or before December 31st of each year accepts nominations from its membership for General Contractors, Architects & Engineers who should be considered as ASA “Partnership Member Firms”. This is an elite group of construction professionals that are NOT subcontractors or supplies and they are not eligible to become ASA Member Firms. This program was established so that the chapter could recognizes those firms that exemplify strong professional working relationships with ASA of Mississippi’s member firms. All “Partnership Member Firms” are discussed and voted on by the chapters Board of Directors.

ASA is proud to announce its 2018 Partnership Program Nominees:

• Benchmark Construction – David Marsh – President
• Brasfield & Gorrie -  Ryan Springer – Project Director
• JESCO Construction, Inc. - Jerry Maxcy – President
• Probity Contracting Group, Inc. – Matt Harrell - President

 

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2018 Golf Tournament Sponsors

Lunch Sponsors

Puckett Rents
A&B Electric

Beverage Sponsors

Gipson Steel
Glass Inc.
Kline Mechnanical

Hole Sponsors
Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc.
Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay, P.A.
United Piping, Inc.
JL Roberts Mechanical Contracting LLC
Benchmark Construction Corp.
Ivey Mechanical Company, LLC
Jernigan Copeland & Anderson, PLLC
Sunbelt Rentals
Massey Glass
Capital Concrete Cutting, Inc.
Bulldog Construction Co
Probity Contracting
Steel Service Corp
Synergy Electric
Sunbelt Rentals
White Construction Co
Blue Line Rental
Indpendent Roofing
Horne LLP

Special Event Sponsors

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Plan House (long drive)
Sunbelt Rental (hole in one)