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Building a Better West Virginia Since 1923

Learn more about the history of the Contractors Association of West Virginia in its centennial publication.

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The CAWV maintains a dynamic lobbying and government relations program with the specific goals of advancing the collective interests of the construction industry. We work to ensure that there is a level playing field for contractors and maximize funding opportunities for infrastructure projects.

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Hard at Work

The CAWV’s Hard at Work program represents pride in the industry and association. Construction is one of the largest industries in West Virginia. The Hard at Work logo raises the visibility of contractors throughout the state while showing the industry as a career choice.

Welcome to the Contractors Association of West Virginia

The CAWV represents nearly 500 businesses and over 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 one of the most respected trade organizations in the state, and for over 100 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.

Our Mission:

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

Upcoming Events:

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Annual Sponsor Program

Members can now choose an annual sponsorship - or individual sponsorships - to help better plan their budgets for 2024. In addition to the annual program, members can also choose individual sponsorships. The association will continue to offer sponsorships throughout the year for the events included in the packet, in addition to events not listed.

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West Virginia Construction News

West Virginia Construction News is the official magazine of the Contractors Association of West Virginia and has been "The Voice of Construction in the Mountain State" for 86 years. Our bi-monthly publication reaches a pass-along readership of more than 3,000 and consists of building, heavy, highway and utility contractors; engineers; architects; legislators; federal, state and local government employees; and many others associated with the construction industry.

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AGC Edge - Live Virtual Training

Gain your competitive edge with AGC’s Live Virtual Training. The same high-quality learning experience and expert instruction you expect from AGC in-person classroom training but from the comfort of your home or work computer. Courses include BIM, Lean Construction, Project Manager Development, and Construction Supervision.

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ConstructConnect is a leading provider of software solutions for the preconstruction industry. They help commercial construction firms streamline workflows and maximize productivity by digitalizing their preconstruction process. Their product suite enables more project leads, increased specification rates, more accurate estimates, and improved construction bidding.

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Build West Virginia (#BuildWV) is a comprehensive workforce development initiative created to inspire, engage and activate the next generation of West Virginia’s construction workforce. The program was developed to help shape positive perceptions of the construction industry, inform young people and their influencers about the real career opportunities in construction, and help connect them to local training programs.

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As a member of the CAWV, you have the benefit and experience of over 100 years of representing and promoting the interests of the construction industry locally, statewide and nationally. With nearly 500 members, the Contractors Association of West Virginia is the ONLY full-service trade association representing West Virginia’s entire building, highway and utility construction industry. We are pleased to share with you many of the benefits of membership in our association.

The CAWV delivers a full array of services including:

  • Weekly Newsletter & Job Postings
  • Online Planroom
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Money Saving Member Discounts
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Cost-Effective Training/Seminars
  • Stay Updated on Industry News

Welcome to the CAWV: