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Springfield MO 65802
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The Nuts & Bolts – November 1st, 2021

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The Nuts & Bolts
Stay up to date on upcoming events and other important information with The Nuts & Bolts, our weekly e-newsletter.

Salute Awards Banquet
Award Banquet Details

The Salute to Design & Construction Council invites you to the 37th annual Salute to Design & Construction Awards Banquet next Friday!
Friday, November 12, 2021
$50 Early Bird Price | $60 Week of Event Price
$450 Table (10 seats) ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE
Oasis Convention Center
Social Hour at 5 p.m. | Dinner at 6:30 p.m. | Program at 7 p.m.
Tickets & sponsorships are available online here or by emailing
Centerpiece Sponsorship Opportunities:
$50 Option – The Centerpiece Sponsorship does not include seats, the cost of materials to decorate the table, or “swag” items for individuals. Sponsors are recognized in the rotating presentation during the social hour and dinner.
$100 Option – The Centerpiece Sponsorship does not include seats or “swag” items for individual seats. The $100 option DOES include some type of centerpiece purchased on your behalf. Sponsors are recognized in the rotating presentation during the social hour and dinner.
Thank you on behalf of the Salute to Design & Construction Council to those who have confirmed sponsoring!
AGCMO Education Foundation
Branco Enterprises
Build My Future
Cardinal Roofing
Carter-Waters / White Cap
City of Springfield – Dept of WFD / Dept of Economic Vitality
City Utilities
Concrete Promotion Council of the Ozarks
DeLong Plumbing, Heating & Air
Design Fabrication
DeWitt & Associates
Fabick Cat
Generation Next SCA
Killian Construction
Miller Engineering
Nixon & Lindstrom
Palmerton & Parrish Inc.
Paragon Architecture
Sapp Design
Springfield Design Association
About the Salute to Design & Construction
The members of the design and construction industry are gearing up for the Annual Salute to Design and Construction. The first Salute was held in 1985 as one of twelve “Salutes” to various aspects of Springfield’s community (others included Healthcare, Military, Agriculture and Government along seven others) sponsored by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. In 1988, the Salute Council took over the planning and implementation of the Salute to Design & Construction and it has continued to evolve over the years.
Awards Recognized During the Banquet:
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Salute Photo Contest
  • SCA Design Team of the Year
  • SCA Developer of the Year
  • AIA Craftsman of the Year
  • AIA Superintendent of the Year
  • NAWIC Outstanding Woman Awards (Rosebud & Vesta Awards)
  • Scholarship Recipients – Determined by Each Group
Career Days
Teams of speakers visit area schools to talk about careers in construction year-round. If you can spend time discussing your career with eager young people, contact Megan at 862-1313 or
Member Spotlight
Federal Construction, Inc.
26 Years in Business
Federal Construction, Inc. may have started as a bank building firm but has evolved over the years into offering Pre-Construction, Construction Management, Design/Build, Project Management and General Contracting Services for the financial, education, municipal, retail, and professional sectors. Additionally, their company holds Licenses in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Founded in 1995 – In the mid-nineties Federal Protection, Inc. was supplying the bank equipment for a new financial institution in Springfield that was being built by Randy Phelps. Kim and Randy began talking about how Banks are a special type of building and that there should be a general contractor that made this their primary focus. Their partnership formed Federal Construction, Inc. — the “Bank Protection & Construction Management Specialists”. Federal Construction, Inc. was incorporated in October of 1995 as a design/build general contracting firm but was destined to be DIFFERENT!
Presently, Federal Construction, Inc. has completed over 1,200 projects and their staff has over 300 years of experience combined. Their on-site superintendents average 31 years of experience.
Federal Construction, Inc. is a debt-free company. In addition, their sister companies, Federal Protection, Inc., Federal Technologies, and Federal Document Control have over 300 employees and counting.
Previously Federal Construction, Inc. has received the following awards: 2019 Choose Environmental Excellence Award, Water Quality Division Environmental Services City of Springfield. They have also received the 2016 Field of the year “Federal Protection Field”, New Covenant Academy, MHSBCA Missouri H.S. Baseball Coaches Association.
Currently the Federal Construction, Inc. has participated in, Chicken BBQ, Pig Roast, and the Salute Awards Banquet with SCA.
Welcome New SCA Members!
Please join us in welcoming the newest members to the SCA who were approved last month at the October Board Meeting!
Architectural Building Systems
Savannah Adair
2738 E Kearney
Springfield, MO 65803
Supplier – Building Materials Supplier
Dumpster Crushr
Winston Sleeth
1226 S Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65804
Supplier – Waste Management / Dumpster Compaction
Gooseberry Creek Fencing
Phillip Dust
1830 N Maple St
Buffalo, MO 65622
Subcontractor – Residential and Commercial Fence Contractor
Sage Electrical
Mark Nix
PO Box 1316
Nixa, Mo 65714
Subcontractor – Industrial and Commercial Electrical Contractor
Generation Next Monthly Meeting
If you or someone you work with is under 40 years old and interested in learning more about Generation Next, please come to the meeting.
November 10, 2021
Meeting 11:30 a.m.
The Roost Bar & Grill | 4216 S. Cox Rd., Springfield, MO
Officer Election Meeting
Click here for The Roost’s lunch menu and pricing. Food is not provided.
There is no extra cost for SCA members to join Generation Next. Generation Next is the under 40 group of the Springfield Contractors Association. They have monthly meetings and invite all SCA members to participate in social events and community service opportunities.
If you have employees that are under the age of 40 and want to get involved in Generation Next or you want to know more about the group, please contact Tim Potthoff at anytime.
Christmas Party
Join us for the SCA Christmas Party! We will be returning to the former style of dinner and dancing for our Christmas Party this year. We hope to see you all there!
Friday, December 3, 2021
$50 Early Bird Price | $60 Week of Event Price
$450 Table (10 seats) ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE
Oasis Convention Center
Social Hour at 5:30 p.m. | Dinner at 6:30 p.m. | Band 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Thank you to Design Fabrication for sponsoring The Steve Moeller Band!
Christmas Party Sponsorship – $250
The Christmas Party Sponsorship includes logo on signage at the Christmas Party as well as recognition in related emails, social media posts, and the website.
Tickets and sponsorships are available to purchase online here, or please contact the SCA office for more information at 417-862-1313 or
Are you Hiring?
The SCA has a job board at if you are hiring! Send the job description, how to apply, and a copy of your logo to Megan at to post the positions you need to fill.
Generation Next Membership Competition
In an effort to boost involvement and help owners and managers get their younger employees involved in the Generation Next group, Gen Next is going to pay the 2022 SCA membership fee for the company that gets the most new members to attend Gen Next monthly meetings in 2021.
Generation Next meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month either in the evening or over lunch. Anyone that is a member of the SCA and is under 40 years old can be a member of Generation Next for no additional cost. New members will be counted at each monthly meeting, and a yearend total will determine which SCA Member Company had the most new members for the year attend.
If you have employees that are under the age of 40 and want to get involved in Generation Next or you want to know more about the group, please contact Tim Potthoff at or Dana Haase at anytime.
2021 Calendar of Events
Dates are subject to change. Please reference the SCA Calendar of Events for up-to-date information at
2021 Calendar of Events & Sponsorships
November 12 – Salute Awards Banquet (*not just SCA) – $50 in advance, $60 week of event
December 3 – Christmas Party – $50 in advance, $60 week of event
*Second Wednesday Each Month – Generation Next Meetings – No Charge
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