Flagger Certification

August 22, 2018, 8am-4pm

$75 Members, $100 Non-Members

Learn professional flagging techniques and proper work zone set-up in accordance with standards and guidelines of the Federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Upon successful completions you will receive your Flagger Certification valid for 3 years.

Forklift Safety Training & Certification

2018 Forklift Training PostcardInstructor: Travis Brock, ASP CHST, Shield of Armor Safety
August 9, 2018 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Do your employees operate a Powered Industrial Truck, better known as a fork lift? We can help lift your firm to success by offering a qualified level fork-lift operator course. Your employees will be trained on the following different Classes of Powered Industrial Trucks: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 7. We will provide classroom training for these types of lifts and a practical evaluation tool to be used at your convenience.


2018 Cheater’s Cup Winners Announced

2018 Golf Web Banner Winners

On behalf of the LCCA Board of Directors, we would like to thank the players and sponsors of the 2018 LCCA Cheater’s Cup Golf Classic. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit our scholarship program, and continue to support the work we do within the industry.

Winning Team: Parr Lumber & Weyerhaeuser Team (Scott Keylock, Kevin Trevana, Tim Frazier, Mike Peck)

Closest to the Pin: Mark Backstrom (Pacific Tech Construction)

Long Drive: Josh Urich (R Harper Cutting)

Corn Hole: Brothers Pipeline Team (Adam Helenberg, Rick Stone, Clint Mathews. Craig Gagner)

50/50 Raffle: Marge Sims (Specialty Concrete Team)

Thank you to all of our Sponsors for their support of this event!

Tournament Sponsors: Newrock Homes and RE/MAX
Golf Cart Sponsors: Builders FirstSource and Twin City Glass
Dinner Sponsor: Cowlitz County Utilities Coordinating Council
Photo Sponsor: Stewart Title
Hangover Kit Sponsor: KLOG / KUKN / The Wave
Registration Sponsor: Umpqua Bank Home Lending
String & Mulligan Sponsor: Brothers Pipeline
Drink Cart Sponsors: Copies Today and Specialty Concrete
Contest Sponsor: Express Employment Professionals
TEE Party Sponsor: Cascade Title
Frozen Towel Sponsor: Brothers Pipeline
Hole Sponsors: AFLAC, Advanced Excavating Specialists, Advanced Messaging & Dispatch, Affordable Construction, All-Out Sewer & Drain Services, B&M Heating & Air Conditioning, C & R Tractor & Landscaping, Cascade Natural Gas, Cowlitz County Title, Cowlitz County PUD, Kelso/Longview Chamber of Commerce, Newrock Homes, Rawhide Electric, Renaud Electric, Heating & Cooling, Walker Insurance Agency, and Watkins Tractor
Prize Sponsors: Affordable Construction, All Out Sewer & Drain, B & M Heating, Bud Clary, C & R Tractor, Fibre Federal Credit Union,  Lexar Homes, Newrock Homes, Renaud Electric, Woods Logging Supply, MVP Graphics, Walker Insurance


LCCA Membership Appreciation BBQ

Each summer, the LCCA hosts a free barbecue for members. This is a great opportunity to network with other LCCA members in a relaxed environment and learn more about your membership benefits. Scholarships will be awarded to students, R.O.I.I. checks will be presented to participating members, and our Silent Auction will take place. Music by “The Dreamers” Larry & Desiree.

2018 BBQ Invitation

July 24th, 2018 from 4:30PM – 8:30 PM at the Kelso/Longview Elks (900 Ash Street, Kelso)

Confined Space Training

Competent Person Training Class PostcardMay 10th, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Member $125, Non-Member $175
Instructor: Travis Brock, Shield of Armor Safety & Risk Management

Do your employees enter confined spaces? Do you know the definition of what a Confined Space is? All employers who have employees enter these types of spaces are required to provide training for their employees. These spaces are items such as:

– Utility Vaults
– Trenches
– Sewers/Manholes
– Silos
– Process Vessels
– Hoppers
– Pits
– Ductwork
– Piping Systems

Note: Confined Space accidents are one of the most common fatality accidents in construction. Attend this course to identify common mistakes and the role of the attendant, entrant and supervisor.

J. Stout Auctions Upcoming Event

J Stout June 27 Auction Web Banner

J. Stout Auctions’ June 27th Auction items and information available on J. Stout Auctions website.


2018 Cheater’s Cup Golf Classic

2018 Golf Web Banner Save the Date

The LCCA hosts an annual one-of-a-kind golf tournament that is the event of choice for light-hearted golfers and non-golfers alike. This highly anticipated event is limited to just 18 teams of four. No matter whether you sponsor or play, the “Cheaters Cup” presents an outstanding marketing and networking opportunity that reaches a large diversified group of members and guests. Proceeds benefit the LCCA Scholarship Fund.

When: June 1st, 2018. 1:00 PM Shotgun start
Where: Three Rivers Golf Course, 2222 S River Road, Kelso, WA

Click here for the 2018 Cheater’s Cup Golf Sponsorship Information

Click here for the 2018 Cheater’s Cup Registration Forms

2018 LCCA Scholarship Program – Application Period Open

Scholarship Web BannerThe Lower Columbia Contractors Association will be awarding scholarship grants to college or vocational/technical school-bound students, who currently intend to pursue studies leading to a career in the building industry, such as: Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, Industrial Design, Carpentry, Electrician, Plumbing, Construction Management.

All application packets must be postmarked by April 13, 2018. The selection committee will make its decision in early June. Scholarship recipients will be contacted by mail. All applicants will be mailed notice of their final status.

2018 LCCA Scholarship Application Form


Paid Sick Leave Workshop

January Sick Leave Workshop Postcard

January 24, 2018 11AM Presentation, 12PM Lunch 
Instructor: Nicole M. Tideman; Walstead Mertsching
Initiative 1433 created a mandatory paid sick and safe leave requirement for all employers that went into effect January 1, 2018.
The instructor will discuss a variety of options you have available to comply with the new law.
Join the LCCA on Wednesday January 24th at 11 AM to learn more about your requirements as employers regarding the paid sick leave law.

BIAW Supports Hirst Fix Legislation Passed by Legislature

January 19, 2018

The Building Industry Association of Washington, which represents nearly 8,000 members in the home building industry, applauds the Washington State House and Senate for passing SSB 6091 yesterday evening, which fixes the 2016 Washington State Supreme Court ruling known as the Hirst decision. Governor Inslee signed the Hirst fix legislation at 12:25 p.m. today.

This legislation will ensure home builders can get back to building in rural areas that rely on household wells, and will help the people of Washington in keeping housing affordable.

“We fully support the final bill passed by the House and Senate,” said 2018 BIAW President Kevin Russell. “In the bill, for example, rural areas can continue to rely on the Department of Ecology as the state’s resource manager, which creates certainty and predictability for home builders, property owners and families that rely on household wells to build on rural land.”

BIAW thanks Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake), Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside), Rep. David Taylor (R-Moxee), Rep. Vincent Buys (R-Lynden), Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien) and Rep. Larry Springer (D-Kirkland) for their leadership in  working on a Hirst fix on behalf of Washington’s residents.

SSB 6091 passed last night includes:

  • 3,000 gallons per day per connection for domestic wells in certain basins with existing watershed planning.
  • In certain basins without watershed planning, household wells could withdraw 950 gallons per day per connection. This would change to 350 gallons per day for indoor use only in drought conditions. However, outdoor use would be permitted for fire buffers. The home building industry would also have representation on water enhancement and restoration committees in these local basins. These committees will invest $300 million dollars into improving the state’s water resource.
  • Local governments would once again be able to rely on Ecology as the state’s resource manager.

Prior to the passing of this legislation, those impacted by the Hirst decision faced expensive water surveys in some counties to determine the availability of water and moratoriums on building permits in others. The result was that new construction in many rural areas came to a near halt, leaving home builders, property owners and families in limbo on if they could rely on household wells – or build on their land in the near future.

Last September, an economic study commissioned by BIAW revealed full implementation of the Hirst decision would lead to $6.9 billion lost in economic activity each year in Washington, $37 billion in lost property values in areas impacted by Hirst, and nearly 9,300 lost jobs (FTEs) annually in rural Washington, among other impacts.

“This legislation provides clarity, certainty and predictability for rural home builders, property owners and families and will continue to preserve rural jobs and protect rural economies,” said BIAW Executive Vice President Art Castle.

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Known as the “Champions of Affordable Housing,” the Building Industry Association of Washington is the largest trade association in Washington State, representing nearly 8,000 member companies involved in the home building industry.