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2013 Builders Exchange Annual Golf Outing – September 16


Wildwood Country Club

The 2013 Builders Exchange Annual Golf Outing will be held on Monday, September 16 at Wildwood Country Club, 5000 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. In addition to being a fun day for all members, the outing will once again generate funds for our scholarship program.  We encourage you to be a sponsor, receive lots of good publicity, and at the same time be contributing to a great cause.

The outing is open to all Builders Exchange member firms and their guests.  The outing is always a very enjoyable event and one that you will want to attend. We will once again include morning and afternoon rounds of golf, refreshments, and relaxation.  Lunch and dinner will be served and there will be door prizes, golf prizes, etc.

There will be two golf flights and both will be scrambles.  The morning tee time will start at 8:00a.m., and the afternoon tee time will start at 1:30p.m.  Space in both flights will be limited and golfers will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The driving range will be open and available for your use beginning at 7:30a.m.  We will have a putting contest, mulligans, and a “poker run” to add more fun to the festivities.  Golfers in the morning flight need to be at the pro shop no later than 7:45a.m. and those in the afternoon flight need to be at the pro shop no later than 1:10p.m. to register.  Green fees with a cart are $60 per person.  The green fees and cart rental will be billed to your firm.

2013sponsorsA buffet luncheon will be served from 11:30a.m. to 2:00p.m. on a “dutch-treat” basis.  The cost will be $15.00 per person and Builders Exchange will bill member firms for those who eat.  Please indicate on the reservation form those who will have lunch in order for arrangements to be made.

Dinner will be served at 7:00p.m., and the cost will be $25.00 per person.  Payment for dinner tickets must be remitted with your reservation blank.  Dinner tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of your reservation blank and check.  Immediately following dinner, the golf and door prizes will be presented.  Please complete and return the reservation sheet as soon as possible.  We must know of your intentions no later than September 9th.   We look forward to seeing you on September 16th!

Click here for the reservation form.

Click here for the sponsorship form.

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Plans and Specifications Reading 101 – July 15th and 17th, 2013


This course introduces participants to reading and interpreting basic construction drawings and specification manuals.  Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of the requirements of contract drawings, understanding terminology, symbols, and conventions used in commercial and industrial drawings, including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical plans and sections.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

°  Demonstrate an understanding of  how a set of Contract Documents comes to be: “The Traditional Scope of Services”

°  Demonstrate the use of engineering and architectural scales

°  Read and understand a set of drawings including plans, elevations, sections and details

°  Read and understand scheduled, symbols, and other drafting conventions

°  Recognize the inter-relationships between Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing  elements of a project

°  Read and understand the basic sections of Specifications

°  Explain the important complementary relationship between Plans and Specifications

The presenter for this eight hour course is Lane Stumler.  Lane is an adjunct faculty member with Ivy Tech Corporate College and a practicing architect in Kentuckiana.

The fee for this program is $295 if registered before July 5th, $325 after the “early bird” date.  The course fee includes participant materials, light dinner and beverages for both evenings.  Reserve your spot today by contacting Mary Ellen Higgins at 502-459-9800 or via email at

Builders Exchange Annual Member Gala

1What do you get when you have a room full of construction professionals, a Master Distiller of bourbon, great food, and many unique items up for bid?  You get a great time had by all!  This spring, the Builders Exchange of Kentucky hosted its 86th Annual Member Gala at The Olmsted, and Maker’s Mark Master Distiller, Bill Samuels, Jr. was our featured keynote speaker.

With an estimated 300 guests in attendance, which was a record for our event, we started the evening with a social hour of cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and our first ever silent auction.  The auction was created by the Special Events Committee of the Builders Exchange.  More than twenty-five items were up for bid with all proceeds going to support the Builders Exchange scholarship fund.

3After the crowd enjoyed a wonderful plated dinner served by the staff at the Olmsted, we were delighted to have Bill Samuels, Jr. share stories about his family’s creation and planning of the Maker’s Mark Distillery.  Mr. Samuels drew several similarities between his family’s business challenges and what our members are facing right now in a tough economy.

As the program continued, we paid tribute to our members for their long tenure with the Builders Exchange starting from 25 years up to 55 years!  It was exciting and rewarding to honor many of the members who have been associated with the Builders Exchange for such a long period of time.

2We also recognized the Builders Exchange Scholarship Award recipients who received almost $40,000 in funds to attend a college of their choice.  This brought the total awards to more than $300,000 since the scholarship was created over fifteen years ago.

After the scholarship awards were presented, one randomly selected person at each table received a commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle that had the Builders Exchange of Kentucky logo engraved on it.  Naturally, Mr. Samuels was more than gracious to stay afterwards and sign many of the bottles and have his picture taken with our members.

To close the evening, our Board President, Sam Tommie of River City Glass & Mirror, gave our toast with a theme for all of us to remember in that “we are all ONE membership”.  A great message to end a great evening enjoyed by everyone.

View the gallery below for more pictures.

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2nd Annual BX/AGC ACE Mentor Sporting Clays Tournament

The Builders Exchange of Kentucky and the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky will be hosting our 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament to benefit the Kentucky-based ACE Mentor Programs on Friday, August 23rd at the Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Kentucky.100% of the event proceeds will go to fund scholarships for and operations of the ACE Mentor Programs in Louisville and Lexington high schools.
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The tournament information is outlined below but generally consists of a morning flight on Friday which is immediately following by the awards lunch/pig roast/networking event at approximately 1:00 PM. The cookout will run until 3:00 PM. Deadline for entering is Friday, August 9th. Since we are limited to the first 35 teams, we encourage you to secure your team as soon as possible. We can only accommodate the first 35 teams and this event will sell out.Click here for registration, payment forms and directions to the Jefferson Gun Club.

If you would like to enter or support the sporting clays tournament, (i.e. door prize, cash donations, or serve lunch, please contact John Cary, Gary Lloyd, or Richard Vincent. Your support and participation is very much appreciated.

Best Regards,

John Cary – Builders Exchange – 502-459-9800
Gary Lloyd, Chairman – LBM Construction Co. – 502-452-1151
Richard Vincent – AGC of Kentucky – 502-223-8845


Make checks payable to:

ACE of the Bluegrass

P.O. Box 457

Frankfort, KY 40602

1. Participation in this event will be limited to 35 registered 4-man teams. Enrollment will continue until August 9th or when 35 teams have registered.

2. Designated “Team Captain” on the entry form will be responsible for his/her team registration and will serve as the contact for team and receive all communications.

3. Registration will be held between 8:00 A.M. and 8:45 A.M. on Friday, August 23rd at Jefferson Gun Club. 85 Years

4. Food & drink will be provided. Food to include PIG ROAST from Juicy Butts (No alcohol until after the shoot has concluded)

5. Our Federal Tax I.D. Number is 27-3992812 for those of you who require one. ACE of the Bluegrass is a 501(c)3 organization.

6. Included in the registration fee will be shells for 20 and 12 gauge shotguns.

7. IMI will be providing eye and ear protection to all participants. Thank you!!

8. Each participant must sign release and hold harmless all involved parties at registration.

9. Prizes will be provided to teams that finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd with other prizes awarded as well.Raffle for very nice items will also be offered for interested participants.

10. 5th Shooter may be added to each team (optional) for $250. Each team will be scored by the top 4 scores per station. Please note on registration documents.

11. Event Sponsorship ($2500) – Includes Team of five (5), prominently displayed banner at range, signage at station, listing in promotional materials and association publications. Team will also receive a cart.

12. Station Sponsorship ($200) – Includes professional signage at station (limited to 15 sponsors).

13. Pig Roast Sponsor ($2000) – Includes prominently displayed professional signage during pig roast. Opportunity to address attendees at awards banquet. Promotion by associations in respective publications.

14. Stationary & Mobile Watering Station Sponsors ($500) – Includes signage associated with beverage service, either mobile or at strategic locations on course.

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