The AGC of California Achievement Awards honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the construction industry in the categories of:
- Associate Achievement Award
- Contractor Achievement Award
- S.I.R. (Skill, Integrity, Responsibility) Achievement Award
- Specialty Contractor Achievement
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2016 Achievement Award Winners:
ASSOCIATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Marjorie Del Toro
ehs International, Inc.
ABOUT MARJORIE DEL TORO:
Marjorie Del Toro is currently President/CEO of ehs International, Inc. (ehsInc), a nationally recognized company specializing in environmental health & safety. Del Toro has extensive knowledge of the construction, water quality, wastewater industry and public agencies over her 19 years in industry.
ehsInc mission statement is “Protecting our workforce for future generations.” Del Toro took a childhood trauma and turned it into a solution. The senseless death of her uncle in 1978 due to poor workplace conditions sparked her desire to begin her journey to doing her part in keeping the workforce safe. Del Toro, begun her journey in 1997 with $300 dollars and has turned it into a multi-million dollar enterprise.
Marjorie works directly with senior executives and their organizations to develop and implement solutions addressing the challenges of regulatory compliance and risk management. She has positively impacted many small, mid to large public agencies and companies in the manufacturing, construction and water/wastewater industry.
ehsInc’s innovative approach, exemplary understanding of today’s multi-generational workforce, utilization of all technology has to offer along with field personnel with field experience has gotten the attention of International organizations such as Verizon-National, Disneyland World Resorts, Hyundai Gloves, SKANSKA, Hensel Phelps, Jet Propulsion Laboratory – JPL, and Metropolitan Water District.
Marjorie’s extensive involvement in industry organizations demonstrates her commitment to assisting industries to develop safe work environments.
CONTRACTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Monterey Mechanical Co.
ABOUT JIM TROUP:
James “Jim” D. Troup’s fascination with building great things was evident to his parents before he entered kindergarten. Growing up in a small Indiana town, Jim’s favorite toys were “construction truck” Matchbox cars and Tonka trucks, and he would always borrow dad’s garden tools to build a dirt fort in an empty lot. When he was just 14, he drove a 10-wheeler to the dump while working for his Grandfather’s excavation company – how times have changed.
After graduating from Arizona State University in 1982, Jim began his construction career with Dillingham Construction in Pleasanton, CA where he helped to develop a computerized inventory control database to manage all steel fabrication and bolting material requirements on the Golden Gate Bridge Deck Replacement project. In 1985, Dillingham promoted Jim to Project Manager and he was responsible for the construction of several wastewater treatment plants prior to joining Monterey Mechanical in 1989.
Jim immediately made his stamp on Monterey Mechanical with the EBMUD Sobrante and Upper Ozone Treatment Plants and the Chalk Bluff WTP in Reno. Jim’s expertise also found its way to NASA’s Outside Aeronautical Research Facility Model Support. In 1999, Monterey promoted Jim to Vice President and he assumed day-to-day operations of the General Engineering & Construction, Pipe Fabrication and Machinery Installation divisions of Monterey.
Since 2011, Jim has been President of Monterey Mechanical, guiding Monterey through the difficult times created by the economic downturn into its current resurgence. His commitment to retain all key employees throughout the slowdown in the construction industry allowed Monterey to be in a strong position for the future. Under Jim’s leadership, Monterey has expanded performance into alternative delivery project markets and improved EMR from 1.23 in 2011 to 0.60 in 2016.
A District and State Board member and 2011 Chairman of the AGC Joint Engineering Division, Jim remains an active Union Contractor Council member. He also participates on AGC / public agency liaison committees, and has served as a guest speaker for the Construction Leadership Council, offering inspiration and wisdom to our industry’s young professionals.
Since 2014, Jim has been an ACE Mentor and students have travelled to Monterey jobsites to speak with current Project Managers, Project Engineers and Superintendents. He has also provided internships for AGC student chapter members for several years.
In addition, Jim encourages employees to give back by organizing the Company’s participation in Earth Day events and by bringing the bloodmobile to the Monterey yard to give employees that would never have considered donating blood the opportunity to do so. It is Jim’s dedication to creating a workplace that boosts team building, company loyalty and workplace morale that has led to his great success within the construction industry.
SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Brickley Environmental Inc.
ABOUT TOM BRICKLEY:
Tom is the President, General Manager and Co-Owner of Brickley Environmental, an environmental remediation contractor; C.F.O. and Co-Owner of Environmental Contractors Transportation, Inc. (E.C.T.I), a hazardous waste hauling company. Both based out of San Bernardino, California serving all of Southern California since 1982 and 2000 respectively.
Tom is a licensed general contractor and U.S. Air Force Veteran. He currently serves and represents Brickley Environmental as a member of the Local and State Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), Salvation Army Advisory Board, Inland Action, Inc., Environmental Information Association and American Sub-Contractors Association, etc. Tom’s capable management has provided Brickley Environmental with the focus needed to move into the Company’s present position of leadership in the environmental remediation and environmental clean-up services industry.
He has served AGC as a long time Board Member and past chair of the Riverside/San Bernardino District, Specialty Contractor Chair and current Open Shop Chair. He is a long time member of the AGC Building Division and Pac Committee. Tom has helped lead several high profile, local community projects over the years along with the Riverside/San Bernardino Board of Directors and Volunteers.
2015 Achievement Award Winners
2014 Achievement Award Winners