The story of ASA of the Shenandoah Valley begins with Eddie Dean of Dean Brothers Inc. Ed, while in conversation with Jim Blauch of Blauch Brothers Inc., was expressing his desire and perceived need for area Subcontractors to have a united voice and suggested the possibility of an association. Jim agreed, and they decided to start an inquiry of area subcontractors to gauge interest in an association. It became very apparent that other area subcontractors were also in agreement of a need for a representative association. Additionally, it was acknowledged of the importance for a core group of subcontractors to be willing to commit to the formation of this association, subcontractors that would be vested in the success of the association by committing to leadership, attendance and financial support, that original group consisted of ;
Ed Dean of Dean Brothers Inc.
Jim Blauch of Blauch Brothers Inc.
Seth Berkey of Partners Excavating Co.
Clyde McDaniel of McDaniel Contractor Services LLC
Jeff Gordon of Mid Valley Inc.
Keith Wilt of Superior Concrete Inc.
Scott Dameron of Black Brothers Painting Inc. (no longer ASA members)
John Knepper of Trumbo Electric Inc.
Daniel Blosser of Riddleberger Brothers Inc.
This group of individuals interviewed and selected the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) as the association to represent all area subcontractors. This selection was based on ASA’s established strength and progressive governmental advocacy on behalf of subcontractor rights. The American Subcontractor’s Association of the Shenandoah Valley was formally formed in the summer of 2010 with our first meeting on September 23, 2010.
History of ASA National
The Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association (FASA) was established in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity to support research, education and public awareness.
Through its Contractors’ Knowledge Network, FASA is committed to forging and exploring the critical issues shaping subcontractors and specialty trade contractors in the construction industry. FASA provides subcontractors and specialty trade contractors with the tools, techniques, practices, attitude and confidence they need to thrive and excel in the construction industry.
FASA’s Contractors’ Knowledge Network has four components:
- Contractors’ Knowledge Quest, a program for commissioning and funding research on issues of importance to construction subcontractors and specialty trade contractors.
- Contractors’ Knowledge Bank, an online knowledge base of research and educational materials on issues of importance to construction subcontractors and specialty trade contractors.
- Contractors’ Knowledge Depot, a “bookstore” of digitized educational products designed for construction subcontractors and specialty trade contractors.
- The Contractor’s Compass, a monthly educational journal designed to equip construction subcontractors and specialty trade contractors with the knowledge they need to prosper. The American Subcontractors Association has made the Compass its official educational journal.
Mission, Vision & Values
ASA Vision: The American Subcontractors Association is recognized as the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry.
ASA Mission: The American Subcontractors Association amplifies the voice of and leads trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community.
ASA Values: The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, integrity and membership diversity.