October 2017 Print

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Making our members your choice for commercial construction, because building this community is our legacy.

TSACA unites commercial contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and associate members to work together & serve our local communities. Please Contact Shaél to refer your commercial construction business partners to TSACA or direct them to This Link to apply.

The 2018 TSACA Board Election results were announced at the Pig Roast on September 28th.

Congratulations to:

Amber Duncan-RE Smith: 3 year GC term

Jake Vaughn-Vaughn Dirtworks: 3 year Subcontractor term

Jonah Weaver-Joplin Concrete: 3 year Supplier term

Brian Eggleston-American Construction: 1 year Member At Large term

Chris Williams-Joplin Stone: 1 year Member At Large term


Have you renewed your membership?

If your membership is set to expire, you will be sent a renewal notice. There are several options that include Membership Renewal, On-line Plan Room and Sponsorship Packages. Please contact Shaél if you have any questions. You can renew online.

There are MANY opportunities to showcase your business at our events, in our newsletter and on the website.  Contact Shaél for more information on how you can become a TSACA Sponsor.

Every month our Plan Room provides members with access to an average of 20 plans!  Our plans are provided through multiple sources, including our members.  Contact our Plan Room Specialist at INFO, to add Plan Room access to your TSACA membership.   

Have you checked out our new website? www.tristatecontractors.net 

This is your one-stop shop for all things TSACA! 


Board of Directors

Event Info & Registration

Plan Room 


and much more!


Working together to earn the business that makes our community prosper...one relationship at a time.

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Welcome New Members


We did not add any new members in September


Refer your colleagues in commercial construction to TSACA!  

Access Our Online Application Here 

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Monthly Meeting


***Would you like to sponsor the October meeting?***

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TSACA Monthly Membership Meeting

1201 Logo 

 Social Hour- 5:30-6:30


Our speaker will be Lorin Curtis, Construction Instructor for Franklin Technical Center. He will be talking about adult training programs.

Please RSVP by 10/6 @ NOON

Click here to Register

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TSACA Events

Huge Thank You to BEI for sponsoring the 16th annual Pig Roast!

We got really lucky with some beautiful weather for this year's Pig Roast.

We changed things up by switching from a horseshoe tournament to a cornhole tournament.

Cornhole Tournament Results:

1st place-Kelly and Dawn with Contractors Portables

2nd place-Bryce and Darcy with Branco

3rd place-Justin and Rich with Branco

Trip on Us went to Jake Vaughn with Vaughn Dirtworks

The raffle raised approximately $1800 for Scholarship Fund

Thank you to all who purchased tickets!!!!

This is the link to the Pig Roast Photos

Pig Roast Photo Gallery

Next up is the

***Fall Golf Tournament*** 

Carthage Golf Course


October 20, 2017

Carthage Golf Course

Registration and BBQ lunch at 11 with shotgun start at NOON

Boomer Sooner BBQ

***Many sponsorship opportunities available***



If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Shaél




You can register and make payments for monthly meetings & events straight from our website!

 Stay up to date on available training!

 Click here to view our calendar


     Here's what's coming in 2017:


Christmas Party - December 2 (sponsored by United Rentals)

There are MANY opportunities to showcase your company at our events.  TSACA appreciates ALL underwriters, sponsors and volunteers!!

Want to join our social committee?  Email Shaél

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Plan Room

Do you know you can order plans from your computer with our on-line Plan Room?  Do you have plans that you want to save on the cloud? Do you need more information about jobs you are bidding?

Would you like to attend a Q & A with engineers and architects who build these plans? Did you know you can order full size plans?  TSACA Member pricing beats all local print shops!

TSACA offers a Plan Room membership with a large variety of on-line and in-house plans with bid dates and details to meet your expectations.  With our full size black and white and full color printers you can have your prints in less than one day.

***Plans Currently on the Plan Room***

MODOT Neosho Resurface and Add Shoulder, Riverton School Phase 4, El Dorado Springs Classroom and Gymnasium Addition Second Release and Cooper Rock Skilled Nursing Unit-Rogersville 

Check out our Website Calendar to register for our quarterly Plan Room classes.  


Contact Planroom to answer your plan room questions or to add plan room to your membership.

City of Joplin - August Building Permits Issued

City of Joplin Project Bid Schedule

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Legal & Legislative Committee


The Legal & Legislative Committee at TSACA works to facilitate our relationship with local city and state governments in the Tri-State Area.  This committee is comprised of representatives from the varied divisions of our membership and meets quarterly to discuss and work toward resolving issues and agenda items submitted by our membership.

How can the Legal & Legislative Committee help you and your business with legislative issues from the city to the state level in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri? Email Shaél to submit issues.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please contact Jerrod Hogan, the Legal & Legislative Committee chair.

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City of Joplin


The City Liaison Committee was created in early 2016 by the Legal & Legislative Committee to facilitate a working relationship with the City of Joplin.  The goal of this committee is to meet regularly and maintain an open line of communication between our membership and the City of Joplin Building Department officials to resolve issues that we mutually face in the commercial construction industry.

Working together, we have been able to support positive changes to city policy regarding updated change orders that protects the city and provides a fair and predictable process for contractors.

Our meetings are now focused on working with staff to improve building permit applications and the inspection process.

The City of Joplin recently joined TSACA's membership, and we appreciate their desire to work alongside us.  Our combined efforts have and will continue to bring about positive change to our communities.  You can help us help you by submitting your specific, recurring issues with City of Joplin procedures or processes for our agenda.  The City will also present agenda items and inform us of upcoming projects.

Please consider joining us for our next meeting at the TSACA office.  If you cannot attend, but have a question to add to our agenda, please email Shaél.  These meetings are open to all TSACA members, and we encourage you to attend!


Next TSACA CLC Meeting

October 11, 2017

8:15 a.m.

 Click here to submit agenda items and to RSVP 


COJ Public Works Department

 COJ Planning, Development & Neighborhood Projects

COJ Bid Postings

COJ Disaster Recovery Link

 COJ Building Permit Fees

COJ Standard Specifications w/Revisions (1/17)

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Charitable Giving

“Small Successes Go A Long Way”

The Charitable Giving Committee was established to unite our members in the spirit of giving. 

**TSACA members donated over $100,000 in labor and materials to Ozark Center Turn Around Ranch in 2012. The project included a new shower and bath installation, lighting upgrades, landscaping, playground,and cosmetic improvements. 

**In 2016 members of TSACA provided the CP Center of Tri-County with many much needed repairs to their building including lighting, fence repair, classroom, multipurpose room and office repairs, as well as repairing doors and even donated a large color copier!!


CP Center Press Release

It is exciting to share our valuable resources with other deserving causes in our community. 

 If you are interested in participating on the Charitable Giving Committee, please Email Shaél. 

Committee members will seek requests to present to the board, organize our resources, and navigate the project(s). 

 Thank you for supporting our community!  If you would like to submit a project or be contacted to support our community through TSACA Charitable Giving Projects, please Contact Shaél for more information.

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TSACA Scholarship



Thank you for your generosity and support.

 Every time you attend a TSACA event, you have an opportunity to reinvest in the communities you live in.

The TSACA Scholarship fund was created to support students pursuing a degree or certification (to any trade school, accredited college or university) in a construction related field.

This scholarship is open to employees of member companies as well as children of employees of member companies. All applicants will be considered, but preference for scholarships goes to construction related fields.

YOUR Opportunities to Invest:

Monthly Meeting Raffle

Event Raffle Items

Golf Tournament Mulligans

Pig Roast Trip On Us Proceeds

Christmas Party Live & Silent Auction Items


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