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Achen-Gardner Construction Heavy Civil General Contractor Monthly Newsletter April 2014 2014 Roads & Streets Conference Achen-Gardner sponsored and hosted the Closing Reception and Trade Show Drawing at the 63rd Annual Conference on Roads & Streets on April 17th. Dan Spitza, Achen-Gardner Vice President and Co-Owner, was the MC for the event and called out the names of attendees who were drawn for a prize. Since it is our 25th Anniversary this year, we planned a special celebration where all attendees received free beer and some prize winners received Achen-Gardner 25th Anniversary hats, shirts, and flash drives. The conference, held at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ on April 16-17, is the largest annual event for Arizona engineers, contractors and their vendors, from both the public and private sectors. Approximately 1,400 attendees and 100 exhibitors participated in the 2014 conference. Visit our website for more photos and information. What everyone is talking about... AZ Water Association Conference: Dan Spitza, Achen-Gardner Vice President and Co-Owner, will be speaking at the conference on Thursday, May 8 about our South Chandler Wastewater Force Main, Water Transmission Main, and Lift Station Project. Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament: A total of 142 golfers participated in the tournament on Friday, April 11 at Western Skies Golf Club in Gilbert, AZ. More than $149,000 in scholarship funds have been raised to date. Helping Special Needs Kids Take Flight: 144 Sky Kids had the chance to soar with eagles at the Third Annual Fly Day Event For Special Kids at Phoenix-Goodyear Airport on April 12. Gilbert Road Improvements: New aerials provide a bird’s-eye view of this ongoing roadway improvements project. Northsight Boulevard Extension Project: The project recently reached substantial completion and the art piece has been installed in the center of the roundabout. We are very proud to receive a Build Arizona Award from the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors for our South Chandler Wastewater Force Main, Water Transmission Main, and Lift Station CMAR Project. 25TH ANNIVERSARY FACT Achen-Gardner Construction (AGC) is a company with modest beginnings. In 1989, Achen-Gardner Engineering (which is now AGC) shared office space with Farmers Insurance in Chandler and also worked part time out of another office in the City of Casa Grande. Early employees, including AGC President Dennis Troggio, would take their computers home at the end of each day, not knowing where they would be going to work the next day. This continued for six months until full-time office space was acquired in Chandler. In 1995, AGC moved to a new office in Chandler (pictured below), and in 2013 we established an office in Tucson.