Monthly Archives: September 2013

Significant Changes in NC Construction Law – Ned McNaughton

A priceless advantage of membership with NCSA is our commitment to staying current with changes in legislation that affect NC subcontractors.  At our September meeting, NCSA Attorney Ned McNaughton presented a solid gold overview of major changes that have occurred in the last two years, including an overview of the confusing and ever-changing lien laws.

See the link below for an overview of Ned’s presentation.

NC Construction Law changes NCSA 9-17-13

Event: Joint Meeting with NAWIC and MMCA featuring Cherie Berry, NC Labor Commissioner

November 19, 2013          5:30pm – 8:30pm

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Don’t miss an unforgettable evening at the Carolinas Aviation Museum.  In the shadow of the Miracle on the Hudson exhibit, we will join with our fellow organizations, the National Association of Women in Construction and the Metrolina Minority Contractors Association, to hear keynote speaker Cherie Berry.

The evening includes networking, a catered buffet dinner and the keynote address.

$25 for members / $40 for non-members with reservation required by November 12, 2013.  Please RSVP to Margaret Drummond

Directions to the Carolinas Aviation Museum can be found here.

This special event is sponsored by McNaughton & Associates, Binswanger Glass, ECM Insurance, Christopher Bryan Company and Concrete Specialty Contractors.  Additional sponsorships are available, if you are interested, please contact

Event: Subtoberfest 2013

October 22, 2013           5:30pm – 8:30pm

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Join us at the historic Olde Mecklenburg Brewery for an evening of networking.  Open to all North Carolina construction subcontractors, Subtoberfest is a venue to engage with like-minded businesses as well as prominent General Contractors.  Bring plenty of business cards to share, and register for door prizes.

$20 with reservation by October 17th, $25 at the door.  Admission includes two microbrews of your choice and buffet dinner of German fare.  To RSVP, contact Margaret Drummond

Directions to Olde Mecklenburg Brewery can be found here.

Event: North Carolina Construction Law Updates with Ned McNaughton

September 17, 2013          5:30pm – 8:30pm

NSCA Attorney Ned McNaughton gives a presentation on major changes in North Carolina Construction Law in the last two years.  Focusing on information that can directly affect your business, Ned elaborates on specific legislation and pertinent cases that can help you protect yourself.  Don’t miss this priceless opportunity!

$25 includes dinner and two drinks with an RSVP by September 13, 2013.  $30 without reservation.  RSVP to Margaret Drummond

Join us at our home base, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.  For directions, click here.

Charlotte NC Subcontractors Association Charts a New Path

Membership votes to restructure and change name to North Carolina Subcontractors Alliance, Inc.

On June 25th, 2013, the members of Charlotte Chapter-ASAC, Inc. voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the organization’s 37 year affiliation with the American Subcontractors Association of the Carolinas, Inc., and its national umbrella organization, the American Subcontractors Association, Inc.   They also changed their name to North Carolina Subcontractors Alliance, Inc., effective June 25, 2013.  Formed in 1976, NCSA has been a resource for local subcontractors for networking, education and legislation reform.  Recently, however, the organization has seen a decline in membership as the construction industry as a whole, and subcontractors in particular, suffered from the downturn in the economy.  NCSA’s Board of Directors worked up plans over the past year to revitalize the organization in light of the ‘new normal’ and the unnecessary duplication of effort with other industry organizations.  “Our past relationship with ASA was great. We knew, however, that something was going to have to change if our organization was going to continue to serve local subcontractors in today’s market,” said President Duff Regan (RC Specialties).  Discussing the change, Past-President Art Rouse (Binswanger Glass) said:  “With this autonomy, we believe we will be able to make a real difference.  We have fresh ideas for networking, education and legislation reform that we now have the power to put into place.”  Continue reading Charlotte NC Subcontractors Association Charts a New Path

Event: General Contractor Lunch ‘n Learn with Shelco, Inc.

August 20, 2013          12:00pm – 1:30pm

Brandon Bambrick and Chip Pope of Shelco visit NCSA members to give insight on BIM Technology and doing business with Shelco.

$20 with reservation by August 16th, 2013, $25 at the door includes lunch.  RSVP to Margaret Drummond

Lunch ‘n Learn location is Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.  For directions, click here.  If you have any trouble finding parking, there is additional parking in the deck across Morehead Rd.