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Welcome to The Contractors Association of West Virginia

The CAWV represents over 450 businesses and 20,000 employees in the building, highway, industrial and utility contracting industries. Our members are “Hard at Work” building safe roads and bridges, modern schools and hospitals, and water and sewer infrastructure that increases the quality of life for all West Virginians. The CAWV is the state’s only full service organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the construction industry in West Virginia. The CAWV is one of the most respected trade organizations in the state, and for over 95 years has been a traditional leader of the business community in advancing legislative and public policy issues. We are “Hard at Work” building a better West Virginia.




 The Contractors Association of West Virginia serves its members, the construction industry and general public through communication, education, representation and promotion.




Construction News


Contractors continue to experience record price increases for materials according to latest AGC Construction Inflation Alert


For more than two years, the U.S. construction industry has been buffeted by unprecedented increases in material costs, supply-chain bottlenecks, and a tight labor market. AGC of America’s Construction Inflation Alert is intended to help owners, public officials, and others understand what contractors are experiencing. It also outlines steps owners and contractors can take to adjust to the fast-changing market conditions. The July 2022 edition—the 8th since early 2021— states “previous editions of this guide have highlighted the extreme runup in material costs that began in early 2020.  More recently, prices have moved in divergent directions for different materials.  But, on balance, they continue to climb at a much higher rate than the consumer price index.”


Industry has seen a wide range of cost increases from April 2020 to June 2022, including:


       Steel mill products (up 124% in 26 months)

       Lumber and plywood (up 61%)

       Copper and brass mill shapes climbed 68%

       Aluminum mill shapes (up 53%)

       Plastic construction products (up 55%)

       Gypsum products (up 44%)

       Truck transportation (up 40%)


The current version of the Alert can be accessed by clicking here.




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Contractors Association of West Virginia

2114 Kanawha Blvd. E. Charleston, WV 25311 Phone 304.342.1166 Fax 304.342.1074