Carolinas AGC names award recipients


The Carolinas AGC (CAGC) trade association honored a new group of construction professionals by declaring them CAGC 2019 Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Legacy winners.

In naming these people, CAGC states that “these winners—one who has left an incredible legacy on our industry, and four who are still paving the road for future leaders to follow—embody the skill, integrity and responsibility that Carolinas AGC and the Associated General Contractors stand for.”

The winners (see below) were celebrated during an ceremony held during the 2019 Carolinas AGC Summit & Expo.

CAGC Hall of Fame Legacy Award Winner:

Dewey Sanders, Sanders Utility Construction

Sanders along with his brother Jimmy and his father, began landscaping yards when the community housing development started emerging in Charlotte during the 1950s. Their work gave them insight for the need of private water wells and septic systems. In 1966, the siblings formed Sanders Brothers, Inc., which was licensed to bid heavy utility municipal projects. And then in 1997, Sanders and his wife Hazel, along with partnering key employees, established Sanders Utility Construction Co., Inc.

Sanders was praised for his willingness to share his knowledge and offer his advice. He was also described as a man of his word who believed in a firm handshake as a binding agreement.


C. Carroll Heyward, Sr., W.B. Guimarin & Co., Inc.

Upon graduation from The Citadel in 1969, Heyward worked for the Corps of Engineers in Charleston, SC as an engineer in training. Shortly thereafter, he went to work for W.B. Guimarin & Company, Inc. as a project manager and estimator. Making a great impression on the company, Carroll was then appointed to general manager in 1976 and eventually elected to the position of president in 1979.

Heyward served as chairman of the subcontractor/specialty contractors division three times and is a past chairman of the specialty contractors division and the specialty contractor council with AGC of America. It is through these volunteer service roles that he was able to make positive impacts on our industry, both locally and nationally.

Graham Moore, Barnhill Contracting

Moore was born in Oxford in 1951 and attended North Carolina State University. Upon graduation, he moved to Fayetteville, to work at Crowell Constructors. Starting as an estimator, Moore advanced through the ranks from project manager up to general operations manager. In 1987, Crowell then promoted him to company president. During Moore’s tenure as president, Crowell’s revenues and workforce more than doubled. He was credited as a positive motivational force with a unique and effective style of personal communication to help grow the business. In 2006, Barnhill Contracting Company acquired APAC’s eastern North Carolina operations, which included Crowell.

Through his service to the Carolina Asphalt Paving Association, Carolinas AGC, the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, and the NC General Contractor Licensing Board, Moore exemplified an entire career of exceptional leadership.

Nathan McLamb, Carmel Contractors

McLamb was born in eastern North Carolina and raised on a farm near Clinton. He received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from North Carolina State University in 1961 and is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and several other states as well. In 1983, he founded Carmel Contractors in Charlotte, NC, with a focus of commercial construction.

McLamb served as Chair of the original CAGC Membership Committee and as CAGC Building Division Chair. While servicing as the PAC Chairman, he was able to raise a record amount of funds with the help of loyal and generous CAGC members. He is also a Life Member of the National AGC Board.

Richard (Ricky) Vick, S.T. Wooten Corporation

Vick was born in 1955 in Stantonsburg, NC, where he still resided to this day. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1977 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and has been a Registered Professional Engineer since 1982.Upon graduating, Vick began his career with S.T. Wooten as a field engineer. For forty-two years, he has loyally dedicated himself to this company, and currently serves as Vice President.

Vick has also been involved with Carolinas AGC throughout his career,  Most notably, he tirelessly helped raise funds for the PAC. Because of his leadership and support for the PAC, S.T. Wooten employees have consistently contributed more to the NC PAC than any other member company. These funds go far in leveling the playing field for contractors in North Carolina.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.