2019 Golf Outing – Big Hit

The 2019 Niagara Region Construction Alliance Golf Outing saw 84 golfers hit the links at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown.

Some of the best weather of the season accompanied this outing.  

I’d like to thank all those who participated and those who sponsored the outing.

NYSBA’s Next President Is From Niagara

NYSBA 2019-2020 President is from Niagara County

Mark your calendars for October 5th, 2018 for the Inauguration of Kristin L. Savard, PE, as the 2019-2020 New York State Builders Association President.  Kristin Savard has been a strong voice for Niagara County’s construction industry all over the state.  Her vision, tenacity, passion, and deep understanding of the industry has led her to the Presidents seat for the New York State Builders.    She’s been a past President of  NRCA and the owner of Advance Design Group in Lewiston, NY. 

She will bring our area and the entire construction industry front and center in Albany.   Kristin has been very active in our Niagara group; serving as past President, on various committees, and as a Board Director, giving a lot of her time to the causes that impact our industry.

About Kristin:

Kristin L. Savard, PE, Civil Engineer, Owner and President of Advanced Design Group Professional Engineering and Land Surveying, PC. is a native of Western New York, who returned home to Niagara County, after 12 years of living out-of-state.  Upon returning home, Kristin utilized the business management, engineering and construction experience obtained while out of state, to become co-founder of ADG in 2005 and then became President of ADG in 2008.

Kristin and her business partner Richard J. Haight, PE teamed to build ADG into a locally owned full-service Civil Engineering and Land Surveying firm that provides planning, design, engineering, surveying, and construction management services for residential, commercial and industrial developments throughout New York and the United States. ADG is certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in the State of New York. Kristin takes great pride in ADG and the family-friendly company that it has become while providing high-quality, on-time, cost-effective projects.

After graduating from Clarkson University and The State University of New York at Potsdam in 1995, with Bachelors Degrees in Physics and Civil Engineering, Kristin began her career as a Project Engineer for engineering and construction firms in the New England Area. Upon her return to WNY in 2002, Kristin joined Wendel Duchscherer, in Amherst, NY before establishing Advanced Design Group. Kristin is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York and Connecticut with 20+ years of experience.  

She is active in her community, where she has consulted for local Planning, Zoning and Town Boards, is a current member of the Cataract Youth Football and Cheer Board of Directors, is a Past-President of the Niagara County Builders Association, is the current Vice-President of the New York State Builders Association and will the 2019-2020 President of the New York State Builders Association.  

Kristin’s most important credentials are WIFE and MOM. She is married to Todd Savard and is the mother of three very active boys: Tyler Ryker and Maddox.  As a family, the Savards enjoy the outdoors, hunting, sports and traveling.

Kristin has proven to be a strong voice for the WNY construction community and activist for keeping the jobs and our families here!

Golf Outing 2018

Construction Industry Professionals From All Over WNY Came To Golf

Golf Outing 2018

Thank you to our members and friends for supporting our Golf Outing! Because of your support, we nearly sold out!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Golf Outing 2018

We nearly sold out this year!

We want to Thank Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex for sponsoring the putting contest.  They are rebate participants of our Alliance.  Any member who purchases a vehicle (commercial or personal) gets a $500 rebate. To date (that we know of) our members have purchased approx 15 trucks and cars from them.  ALL of whom said they would return for their next vehicle. Tim Stack knows how to find you the right vehicle for your work and your budget.  Their service department has highly qualified and experienced mechanics ready to service your fleet or personal vehicles.  The staff and the ownership have big great partners to our Alliance and our members.  Visit them at joececconischryslercomplex.com   

OR stop in the store at 2380 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Phone: (716) 297-5800

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Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex Hosts Putting Contest

NRCA Member and Member Rebate Participant, Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex will be hosting the Putting Contest at our Annual Golf Outing.  Thank you Tim Stack and Team!  This is going to be a very fun experience for golfers! They have some great stuff planned. Get registered today! Click here! 

Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex has done business in Niagara Falls and the greater Buffalo area for over 50 years. Mr.C’s slogan, “We’ll treat you like family” sets a standard that the staff strives to meet every day. As Western New York’s largest volume Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership, we will be able to find a vehicle that meets your needs. We specialize in offering financing for every situation, whether it’s a lease for your new or used car, or whether our “Guaranteed Credit Approval” program meets your needs. Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex is also a Member Rebate Participant.  They offer a $500 rebate to members on the purchase of a new vehicle.

Tim Stack


2380 Military Rd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

  • Sales: (716) 286-5840
  • Service: (716) 268-1068
  • Parts: (716) 501-8906
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Are You Prepared For Predictive Scheduling?

What is Predictive Scheduling?

Get Informed.

What is Predictive Scheduling?

In recent years States have been acting on their own to increase Minimum Wage. As part of the Minimum Wage Legislation that State are adopting, there are add-ons. One in particular being proposed in New York  is “Predictive Scheduling.”

This law will require employers to pay employees in the event they are called off their shifts and/or to pay employees extra  for an unexpected call-in. The particulars  will effect everyone differently. There’s verbiage pertaining to our industry, but you’ll have to understand how it applies to your business.   We urge the entire construction industry and it’s eco-system to educate themselves on this legislation.  Here is the text of the proposed change.

Learn More

On the NYS site there’s a list of frequently asked questions.Here’s a link to those, they answer some good questions.  More importantly, contact your local officials to voice your opinion.  Find them here! 

Rest assured our association leadership is all over this, communicating with our state and federal partners, as well as allocating resources to fighting. We can help you navigate this or refer you to a professional for more expertise. Contact our Executive Officer, Lisa Churakos at ncbaeo@gmail.com.

The Good News

We are ready! Our Board of Directors has been preparing the association for a strategic shift in our model that will help us represent all of the construction and building industry in Niagara. This shift will give us a bigger voice and  better representation of the industry as a whole in Niagara.

The issues that impact contractors and builders also impact landscapers, plumbers, brick layers, home inspectors, realtors, and everyone else serving our home owners.  We are rallying everyone impacted!

 More good news!

We are armed! In 2019, our former President, Kristin Savard, will be appointed President of the NYS Builders Board of Directors. If any of you know her, she doesn’t stand down, and she comes with both gloves on! We will have someone speaking on our behalf from Niagara!

What You Can Do! 

Get Involved! With Kristin at the helm in 2019 and the changes coming in 2018, it’s even more important to stay engaged with the association and help us make our voice louder. Share your opinions with us so we can better represent you.  These laws not only affect our businesses today, they will impact an entire eco-system of professionals who provide  services to our local homeowners.

We want to hear from our local LANDSCAPERS,  CONTRACTORS, SUB-CONTRACTORS, BRICK LAYERS, ELECTRICIANS, REALTORS! Please reach out and share your thoughts on this and how it will impact you. ncbaeo@gmail.com

You can also send comments to the State via email hearing@labor.ny.gov

What You Can’t Do!

Ignore it. Stay silent. Be apathetic.

Member Spotlight October 2017

Tim Stack, Commercial Sales Manager, Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex is Western New York’s largest volume Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealer. We take great pride in the fact that we treat every customer like family, and welcome you to visit us 1st for your next vehicle purchase or any of your automotive service needs.

We extend the National Member Discount ($500) to the Niagara County Builders Association Members, in addition to what ever generous incentives the manufacturer or supplier may be offering at that time. Only Joe Cecconi’s Chrysler Complex offers our special affiliate pricing (1% below new vehicle invoice and $250 off used vehicles in stock), to all member businesses, their employees and families. We also, offer exclusive commercial pricing and “”On The Job”” discounts. Pricing is monitored daily so we ensure our customers the best possible price and value.

Service Department backs up our commercial sales with special “”Business Link”” exclusive member benefits and special commercial pricing – on both Service and Parts – 7 Days a week and with evening hours. Shawn Reardon, our Service Director, is directly accessible to get your vehicle back to work.” Tim Stack has over 40 years experience in the auto business. In the coming weeks, Tim will be reaching out to you to introduce himself and make sure you have the information you and your staff need for the discounts.

Email: timstack@cecconischrysler.com Ph: 716.297.5800 2380 Military Rd. Niagara Falls, NY www.cecconischryslercomplex.com

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Energy Code Basics for Residential Buildings

NYS has a New Energy Code for Residential & Commercial Buildings…Get Prepared!

Make sure you’re familiar with the provisions of the 2015 IECC for Residential buildings and the 2016 NYS Supplement!  Whether you are a builder, a trade contractor, or a building code official, there are many new requirements plus some new compliance paths that offer greater flexibility. Take advantage of this FREE course that will help you better understand the new code inside out!

The course covers a variety of topics including:

  • Energy Code Requirements for Residential New Construction, Renovations and Additions
  • Mandatory Code Requirements
  • Prescriptive Provisions for Residential Building Envelopes
  • HVAC and Water Heating Systems Upgrades and Replacements
  • Air Leakage Requirements and Testing


Gaining a better understanding of these topics will help assure that your projects are code compliant and avoid costly delays. 

Space is limited so register now!  ***CEUs available from AIA, BPI, NY DOS***

Date: Thursday, October 5th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Dunkirk Fire Training Center 665 Brigham Road Dunkirk, NY
REGISTER TODAY! Click the link below:



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