The Northwest Utility Contractors Association is a nonprofit trade association that represents Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The primary purpose of this association is to represent the best interests of contractors engaged in the construction of utility lines, excavation, site work, and trenchless technology, and associate members that support the industry.

Our mission is to preserve the identity and common interests of the utility contracting industry; promote better relations between utility contractors and governmental agencies, general contractors, labor, engineers and the public at large; foster, encourage and maintain safety standards; represent the common interests of utility contractors at national, state and local levels; and to engage in research to aid the utility contracting industry.

Executive Director
Jenny Dixson

Ryan McDonald

Vice President
June Kalkhoven

Secretary / Treasurer
Kendall Miller

Immediate Past President
Mat Warrington

From Our Blog

2021 Women of Vision

One of Jenny Dixson’s goals as the leader of NWUCA is to promote the trades as a viable option for teens graduating from high school. In February 2020, she visited multiple high school counselors to en- courage them to have their students attend NWUCA’s career fair and provide an opportunity for them to learn the benefits of working in the industry.  “I was getting an overwhelming positive response and our career fair was shaping up…

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2019 NWUCA Safety Award Recipients

NWUCA’s committee met yesterday to review and choose the winners of the 2019 Safety Awards.  Congratulations to each team for a job well done! Safety Award – Under 50 Employees – McDonald Excavating Safety Award – Over 50 Employees – MEI Group Thank you for the high priority you both place on maintaining a safe workplace. Enjoy your Traeger BBQs!

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DJC to honor young movers and shakers, longtime industry influencers

The Daily Journal of Commerce is proud to announce the 2019 Phenom and Icon honorees. The Phenom honorees are: Mike Antonishen, David Evans and Associates Inc. Caroline Baggot, Skanska USA Building Angie Helfert, Mortenson Construction Adam Jongeward, DCI Engineers Tom Marshall, Troutman Sanders LLP Johnny Metoyer, CBRE | Heery Gwen Montgomery, Murraysmith Liz Morgan, JHL Design Jonathan Singer, Barg Singer PC Russell Vaniea, Green Hammer. The Icon honorees are: Jim Carkin, Emerick Construction Company Martin Cloe, Andersen…

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NWUCA Dozer Day in 2020

Thanks to your incredible support of our annual event, we processed close to $125,000 in sales Saturday night!  We were able to realize this amazing total through your sponsorships and generous bidding!  Our paddle raise yielded $10,000 to go towards our support of the industry and community projects!  The additional funds will go towards educational scholarships, support of the NW College of Construction, our free Equipment Rodeo and Family Fun Day, and our first upcoming…

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2019 NWUCA Chapter Award Winners and Scholarship Recipients

Heart of NWUCA Award – Gary Stephens – MEI Group This award is not given out annually.  It’s only awarded to members that have dedicated themselves to the success of NWUCA and the industry.  Gary Stephens is an example of that member and is this year’s recipient of the award.  Gary is one of the founding members of NWUCA and served as President from 2000-2001.  He is still a very active past president and participates…

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2019 Hood to Coast – Team NWUCA

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