We are here with Nic Cornelison who is the President and COO of P&C Construction. He is also a former Chairman of AGC of East Tennessee.
That was a fun ride and I learned a lot in my tenure. I think I was the longest serving AGC Chairman because of Covid. Fun times!
We knew we had bold leadership when you came in, and the Construction Career Center would not have happened without your vision to make AGC more relevant to the industry.
That is wildly important. We have no options but to continue on the path for all things construction to make our workforce relevant and our membership in AGC relevant. We have got to be joiners - not separationists.
You’ve been on the board of AGC for how long?
Somewhere around 17 or 18 years.
You’ve been in construction for quite a while too.
About 25 or 26 years. I started at P&C working with my dad. Basically everyone in my family had been in construction, my grandfather, my great-grandfather. That’s just what I wanted to do. My dad wanted me to go do something different, but I didn’t want to. I wanted to stay in construction and once construction gets in your blood you can never get it out! Peace out - you love it.
You started out as a laborer and came up through the ranks, and now you’re the president of a pretty big firm!
Yes, we are a mid-size contractor. We work basically all throughout the East Coast from Texas to Berlin, Vermont to Cape Coral, Florida where we have projects going on at this time. We are very blessed.
It’s a great group over there at P&C. You have a big focus on safety and workforce development.
We have an outstanding team and I’m proud to be a part of it.
What do you think is next for AGC?
We are just a couple months away from having the Construction Career Center open. We have got to expound on our relevance to our industry, we need to continue to expand AGC’s membership. If you are not a member or thinking of not renewing your membership currently, I would suggest you pay attention to all of the programs and the pieces of the puzzle that AGC helps you put together, and there's more to come with the opening of the Construction Career Center.
Thank you for everything that you do, not only for AGC but for the entire industry. We are so glad you are a part of what we do.
I’m happy to be a part of the team! Thank you.
In his spare time, Nic doubles as a cowboy on his ranch, Lake Majestik Farms. Born and raised in the south, Nic currently resides in Alabama with his wife Chasity and two kids, Paris and Briley.
Each year, the BRIC Awards (Building Recognition in Chattanooga) acknowledge excellence throughout our regional building community. The annual citywide event is held in conjunction with AGC of East Tennessee, AIA Chattanooga, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Interior Designers, American Society of Landscape Architects, green|spaces and Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.
At this year's event, three member firms of AGC - Thomas Brothers Construction, T.U. Parks Construction, and Construction Consultants - were recognized for outstanding projects. Projects were selected based on the following criteria:
· Job site safety
· Technology & innovation
· Quality of Construction
· Impact on Community
· Environmental sensitivities
· Scheduling & Budget
Judge's Choice for Best Renovation Project of the Year Judge’s Choice
Cabeen Originals is an amazing artisan woodworking company that crafts beautiful bars, cabinetry, ceilings, tables, desks and more for commercial and residential use. Aaron Cabeen, a son of a carpenter, learned lessons of the trade from his dad and uses as much reclaimed lumber in his work as possible.