MCEF Partners


Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors

Lee Nations
5165 Old Brandon Road
     Pearl, MS 39208

ABC Mississippi was founded in 1973 and is positioned as one of the largest ABC chapters in the nation. ABC Mississippi benefits include government representation, networking events, safety training, education, simplified job and plan access, member discounts and much more.

Mississippi Associated General Contractors

Bob Wilson
2093 Lakeland Drive
     Jackson, MS 39236

The Associated General Contractors (AGC), the voice of the construction industry since 1920, is an organization of construction firms and industry-related companies committed to improving our physical environment through our commitment to the principles of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.

American Subcontractors Association

Lloyd Spivey
PO Box 216
     Canton, MS 39046

"Better Construction Through Fair Construction"—The American Subcontractors Association promotes and protects the rights and interests of subcontractors and suppliers by building strength in community through education, legislation, networking and professional growth.

Brick Industry Association – Southeast

Jim Stewart
222 Thornhill Drive
     Hattiesburg, MS 39401

In the U.S., Americans have used clay brick pavers since the earliest colonial days. Some pavers are still in place after 200 years. Today, many architects, homeowners, builders, designers and city planners prefer clay brick pavers over other surfaces because of their superior durability and low maintenance.

Mississippi Concrete Industries Association

Joel Waters
5165 Old Brandon Road
     Pearl, MS 39208

Mississippi Concrete Association is the definitive source of concrete information in Mississippi. We represent all facets of the concrete industry and have numerous resources to answer your concrete questions. The most widely used building material in the world. The construction material of choice. THAT’S CONCRETE!

Home Builders Association of Mississippi

Kim Gent
290 Commerce Park Drive, Suite B
     Ridgeland, MS 39157

HBAM is the statewide association affiliated with the local home builder associations and the National Home Association of Home Builders. Through advocacy, savings, knowledge and expertise, these associations provide membership benefits and resources to further the housing industry throughout the state.

Mississippi Department of Education

Dr. Aimee Brown
PO Box 771
     Jackson, MS 39205

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) provides resources and technical support to Mississippi’s public school system. The department also functions as a resource for federal education requirements and funding. MDE is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for all students and ensuring a bright future for every child.

Mississippi Manufacturers Association

Shannon Hillman
PO Box 22607
     Jackson, MS 39225

Manufacturing has always been an important part of our nation's economy. Similarly, in Mississippi, manufacturing continues to be a significant source of jobs for our citizens and one of the largest contributors to our state's economic profile. The manufacturing industry is the backbone of Mississippi's economy.

Mississippi Road Builders Association

Mike Pepper
601 George Street
     Jackson, MS 39202

The Mississippi Road Builders' Association primary focus is securing funding, whether federal or state, to build and maintain the state’s roads and bridges to exemplary standards. MRBA also serves as a liaison between state and federal agencies that participate in the building and maintenance of roads and bridges.

Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association

Michael Arnemann
711 North President Street
     Jackson, MS 39202

The objects and purposes of this Association include to improve communications and understanding within the entire asphalt paving industry; to influence fair and equitable design, specifications and inspection; to protect the doctrine of free enterprise and competition; and much more!

Mississippi State Board of Contractors


Stephanie Lee
PO Box 320279
     Jackson, MS 39232

The Mississippi State Board of Contractors is the contractor licensing authority for the state and is comprised of ten members appointed to staggered terms by the Governor. The Board members select the Executive Director for the agency and are responsible for setting policy for the licensing standards.

National Association of Women in Construction

Peggy Harthcock
PO Box 1424
     Jackson, MS 39215

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network.


Dr. Aimee Brown
PO Box 771
     Jackson, MS 39205

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.


Katrina Kersh
13614 Progress Boulevard
     Alachua, FL 32615

NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry.