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Springfield Contractors Association
1313 N. Nias
Springfield MO 65802
Phone: 417-862-1313

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The Nuts & Bolts – September 4, 2023

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The Nuts & Bolts of SCA
Stay up to date on upcoming events and other important information with The Nuts & Bolts, our weekly e-newsletter.
Happy Labor Day!
The SCA office is closed today in observance of Labor Day.
September General Membership Meeting
General Membership Meetings are back! The September meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of September due to Labor Day.

We will be electing a board member from the floor, so make sure you plan to attend. Each member company will have one vote.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Networking & Lunch Buffet 11:15 am | Program 11:30 am
$23 per person in advance | $28 after registration deadline
Diamond Room | Knights of Columbus

A Practical AI Workshop for Construction Innovators

We all now have access to the world’s most powerful AI, which everyone seems to be going crazy for. What’s all the noise about, and how do you find the signal? We’ll show you the leading AI office tools, how to experiment with those tools, and how you can use them to start eating away at the tedium in your day.

Sponsor: Croley Insurance

The registration deadline is Monday, September 11, at 10 a.m. Cancellations must be made by the registration deadline to receive a refund.

Register online here.
Welcome New Members

Join us in welcoming our newest members from September and August!


Kinsey Batten
3171 E. Sunshine St
Springfield, MO 65804
Associate – Construction Estimating Software

D&N Coatings LLC
Daniel Beiler
5795 Hwy 5
Hartville, MO 65667
General Contractor – Commercial Roofing, Metal Roof Coating Systems & Flat Membranes

Hogwild Enterprises LLC
Leonard Smith
P.O. Box 399
Willard, MO 65781
Subcontractor – Excavation, Demolition, Underground Utilities, Hauling, Site Clearing and Prep

Integrated Facility Services
Chris Ruth
1055 Cassens Industrial Court
Fenton, MO 63016
General Contractor – Mechanical Contractor

TAG Truck Center
Zach Caudle
5376 W State Hwy 266
Springfield, MO 65802
Supplier – Western Star Truck Dealership

Xtreme Exteriors
Josh Cram
PO Box 173
Nixa, MO 65714
Subcontractor – Residential & Commercial Exterior Construction

Member Spotlight – Felin Communications
Felin Communications is a company that will fill skill and time gaps on teams so you can focus on your highest and best use of resources. They work with solopreneurs and large marketing teams alike. Most teams have something they don’t quite have the time or skills to do in house but can’t justify hiring an additional staff member. Felin Communications works primarily with business-to-business companies, but also serves business-to-consumer clients with highly unique or high net worth prospective customers. Felin Communications was formerly Hightide Communications a company of SBJ Publishing for 6 years and was acquired by Mar’Ellen Felin in 2021 from her employer. Felin is the owner and a marketing strategist, project manager, marketing talent wrangler, and copywriter. Felin’s mix of products and services include but are not limited to:

Branded apparel, copywriting, copy editing, content marketing, corporate gifts, geofencing and retargeting digital advertising, ghost writing and blogging, graphic design, media placement, printing, promotional products, public and media relations, social media management, tradeshow materials and displays, video content (interviewing, shooting, and editing) and web design.

In 2009 as the Vice President of Sales and Creative Services for Springfield Business Journal, Mar’Ellen noticed many companies had marketing hurdles they were struggling to overcome. Most often those hurdles weren’t from a lack of skills, but from a lack of time. Sole proprietors and over tapped marketing departments simply can’t get everything done. In 2016 the company started helping small and large businesses. Since then, the team has helped nearly one hundred clients with ongoing or one-time projects so they can focus on their highest and best use of resources.

They are proudest of the flexibility and adaptability they have to meet the individual needs of their clients. The clients they work with on a daily basis, have creative teams dedicated to them, ensuring the depth of knowledge and consistency they would expect of internal staff. For those clients Felin Communications serves as an extension of their team. Their other clients have one or two projects a year that require unique marketing skills. Mar’Ellen can assemble a team unique to that project in order to meet the client’s particular needs.

Mar’Ellen Felin is the incoming secretary for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools Board. She is also involved with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council and Leadership Springfield Class 13 Alumni volunteer. Felin is a former Springfield Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree. She also served on the Salute to Construction committee for ten years.

Felin Communications provides discreet service to all their clients since what they do for their clients often requires confidentiality. They are frequently privy to legal, regulatory, and future strategic marketing concerns of their clients, so they make it a rule to never discuss client business unless necessary in order to complete their scope of work. Mar’Ellen created, and the soon-to-be-released new


Chicken BBQ
Join us for the annual Chicken BBQ! The SCA partners with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for a fun, entertaining evening to raise money for scholarships and WFD funds. Don’t forget some extra cash for the annual Cornhole Tournament, raffle, and to purchase remaining chicken halves.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Gates Open 5 pm | Chickens served 5:30 pm | Annual Cornhole Tournament 6 pm
Springfield Underground | 2021 Le Compte Rd, Springfield, MO

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event.
Order on the SCA Website before Sept. 21st and have them delivered to your local office!

Annual Cornhole Tournament
$20 per team | Sign-Up at Event
Double Elimination
50% Payout | 50% Proceeds go to MSU Construction Club.

Head Rooster Sponsorship: $1,000
• Company logo on 16 oz. plastic cups
• Company logo on back of t-shirts – Worn by event volunteers
• 5 T-shirts
• 4’x8’ Banner with company logo displayed at the event
• 15 Tickets
• Listed on SCA and CSI’s Websites

Hens Sponsorship: $500
• 4’x8’ Banner with company logo displayed at the event
• Company name (text only) on the back of t-shirts – Worn by event volunteers
• 10 Tickets
• Listed on the SCA and CSI’s Websites

Chicks Sponsorship: $300
• 3’x6’ Banner with company logo displayed at the event
• 5 Tickets
• Listed on the SCA and CSI’s Websites

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Confirmations and logos must be received by Wednesday, September 6th to be included on shirts and cups.
Contact the SCA Office at 417-862-1313 or

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors!

Branco Enterprises
Buckley Powder
Emery Sapp & Sons
Federal Construction
Mid-America Safety
Ozark Laser
ServPro of Springfield
South Barnes Masonry
Springfield Glass Company
Superior Rents

Advanced Highway Systems
Berry Tractor
Cardinal Roofing
DeWitt & Associates
Esterly Schneider & Associates
Ewing Signal
Fatboy Electric
Hamilton & Dad
HTSG CPA & Advisors LLC
Imber, LLC
JE Dunn
MTS Contracting
Murphy Tractor
Phoenix Hill, LLC
Premium Painting
Prestressed Casting
ProSource Wholesale
Q & Company
Road Runner Safety Services
Sapp Design
Springfield Roofing Systems
True Engineering Group
Westside Stone
White Cap

Audio Acoustics
Buddy Webb & Company
Miller Engineering
Nesbitt Construction
Palmerton & Parrish
Rental Supply
Sunbelt Rentals
United Rentals

Tickets are available online here.
Salute to Design & Construction
The following awards will be recognized at the event. All nomination forms are due September 22:

Please follow submission instructions on each award.

About the Salute to Design & Construction Awards Banquet

The Salute to Design & Construction Council invites you to the 39th annual Salute to Design & Construction Awards Banquet!

Thursday, November 9, 2023
$50 Early Bird Price | $60 Week of Event Price
Table Purchase (10 seats) only available in advance for $500
Oasis Convention Center
Social Hour at 5 p.m. | Dinner at 6:30 p.m. | Program at 7 p.m.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Banquet Centerpiece Sponsorship – $50 – The Centerpiece Sponsorship does not include seats, the cost of materials to decorate the table, or “swag” items for individuals.
Banquet Centerpiece Sponsorship (with centerpiece) – $100 – 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.

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.

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

Click here to purchase tickets online.
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 or Susan at to post the positions you need to fill.

Online Job Board available here.
Generation Next Meeting
Generation Next meets once a month over lunch on the second Wednesday.

September 13, 2023

Meeting 11:30 a.m.

The Roost Bar & Grill | 2025 W Sunshine Ste 104

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 Gordon Lane at

2023 Calendar of Events
Dates are subject to change. Please reference the SCA Calendar of Events for up-to-date information at

September 12 – General Membership Meeting (Lunch)
September 28 – Chicken BBQ (*not just SCA)
October 3 – General Membership Meeting (Breakfast)
October 13 – Fall Skeet Shoot
November 9 – Salute Awards Banquet (*not just SCA)
November 29 – Christmas Party (*not just SCA)
*Second Wednesday Each Month (lunch) – Generation Next Meetings

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