Membership

Classes of Membership

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Contractor membership is limited to any construction firm licensed to perform construction in California. Contractor member dues are based on the average dollar volume of construction billed during the previous two years. The minimum dues of $790.00 are due each January. Contractor members will also be assessed a mandatory minimum contribution of $155.00 for the AGC Legislative Funding Program.

Contractor members must submit an annual volume report indicating the total dollars of construction billed for the previous calendar year. This report shall include the volume of all construction contracts, public or private, bid or negotiated, performed within the 57 counties of California, exclusive of San Diego County. Quarterly volume dues payments are billed based upon this report according to the dues schedule.

Contractor Membership Application

Specialty Contractor membership is limited to firms licensed to perform construction in California which meet the follow condition:

  • At least 80 percent of its gross annual volume is billed for construction performed
  • under licenses other than the following classifications: A, B, C-8, C-12, C-21 and C-42

Specialty Contractor member dues are based solely on the average dollar volume of construction billed during the previous year. Specialty Contractor members are required to submit an annual volume report, on a form provided by AGC, indicating the total dollar volume of construction billed for the previous year. It includes the volume of all construction contracts, public or private, bid or negotiated, performed within the 57 counties of California, excusing of San Diego County. Specialty Contractor Members joining mid-year shall receive a prorated credit towards the following year's dues based on the date of their application. Dues are payable each January. Minimum annual dues are $790.00. Specialty Contractor members will also be assessed a mandatory minimum contribution of $155.00 for the AGC Legislative Funding Program.

Specialty Contractor Membership Application

Small Business Contractor membership is limited to any construction firm licensed to perform construction in California that meets the following requirements: an entity holding a valid California Contractors License for not more than seven years, whose annual construction volume is not more than $5 million and has not previously been a member of the Association. A contractor may remain in this category for a period of three years after which the member will be assessed the standard contractor membership dues.

This new classification allows the Association to introduce the new small business contractor to all the AGC services available and to network with his/her peers. Dues include a contribution to the AGC Legislative Funding Program. Dues and labor fees are member obligations and members are liable for the costs of any necessary collection action including attorneys fees. For federal income tax purposes, dues paid to AGC may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses (AGC has elected to pay the proxy tax on lobbying activity in lieu of reducing tax deductibility of dues payments). Dues are not deductible as charitable contributions. Consult your tax professional for specific advice.

Small Business Contractor Membership Application

Joint Venture membership is limited to construction firms formed as a joint venture and licensed to perform construction in California. Joint Venture member dues are based on dollar volume of construction billed during the current year in accordance with the dues schedule. The minimum dues of $790.00 are due each January. Joint Venture members will also be assessed a mandatory minimum contribution of $155.00 for the AGC Legislative Funding Program.

If all firms participating in the joint venture are Contractor Members of the AGC of California, the joint venture may pay full volume dues as indicated above OR pay only the minimum dues and apply the prorated volume of the joint venture to the volume reported by each participating member firm. A joint venture which, for whatever reason, does not exercise this option is obligated to pay volume dues on the basis of current construction volume, not the average of two previous years.

Joint Venture Membership Application

Membership in the Associate classification is limited to firms which provide a product or service to the construction industry for which a contractor license is not required and which is not otherwise eligible for AGC Contractor or Specialty Contractor membership.

Associate dues are based on the firm's annual gross sales, billings or fees within the 57 counties of California, exclusive of San Diego County, as outlined below and include membership in AGC America as well as a contribution to the AGC Legislative Funding Program. Dues for Associate members joining mid-year are prorated towards the following years dues.

Membership in the Public Agency classification is limited to public agencies which provide a service to the construction industry for which a contractor license is not required and which is not otherwise eligible for AGC Contractor, Specialty Contractor or Associate membership.

Dues for Public Agency members are $525 annually. Dues for Public Agencies joining mid-year are prorated towards the following year's dues. Dues are member obligations and members are liable for the costs of any necessary dues collection action including attorneys fees. For federal income tax purposes, dues paid to AGC may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Dues are not deductible as charitable contributions. It is always wise to consult your tax professional for specific advice.

Public Agency Membership Application

Young Constructor Membership is limited to past AGC Student Chapter members who have earned a degree and have been hired by a non-member company or existing Construction Leadership Council (CLC) members that may be transitioning between jobs or going to a non-member company. An individual may hold membership under this classification for up to 10 years or until hired by a member firm. The Young Constructor Member shall be entitled to regular mailings and publications of the Association and will be entitled to the social privileges of the Association at the member rate. Annual dues for this membership is $150.

Young Constructor Membership Application