Much of the work of NUCA North Texas is done in committees. There are currently six standing Committees: Membership, Events, Safety, Government Affairs, Education, and Specifications and Regulations. Members are encouraged to serve on, and lead committees that interest them. All committees actively solicit feedback from the membership at large. Members are encouraged to communicate how our association can serve them better.

Awards Committee


  • Define awards and application process
  • Recruit evaluators and purchase awards
  • Oversee Awards Banquet and presentation of awards
  • Manage Awards budget

Committee Chair:
Patrick Keller (National Trench Safety)

Education Committee


  • Define educational needs of members
  • Coordinate with other committees to recruit speakers and panelists
  • Day of coordination and evaluation
  • Review changes in business practices, materials & processes for new topics
  • Manage Education budget

Committee Co-chairs:
Karen Ensley (Cutler-Smith)

Events Committee


  • Plan and execute social/networking events
  • Plan and execute two major fundraisers: Clay Shoot and Golf Tournament
  • Provide sponsorship opportunities for associate members
  • Manage Events budget

Committee Chair:
Marie Rhom (Buyers Barricades)

Specifications and Regulations Committee


  • Build strong relationships with regulatory agencies including OSHA and municipal governments
  • Facilitate a working relationship with OSHA under our Alliance agreement, including quarterly Roundtables
  • Manage an annual NUCA/OSHA collaborative training event
  • Keep membership apprised of changes to local regulations
  • Manage Regs & Specs budget

Committee Chair:

Recruitment / Retention


  • Oversee North Texas chapter’s membership recruitment and retention efforts
  • Identify and develop prospective chapter members
  • Identify venues and methods for promotion
  • Develop new benefits and services for chapter members
  • Manage Membership budget.

Committee Chair:
David Jones (John Burns Construction Company of Texas, Inc.)

Safety Committee


  • Promote safety, environmental, and regulatory compliance
  • Review industry safety practices and develop programs and training
  • Create a culture of safety awareness for NUCA North Texas
  • Identify safety and health issues in our industry and recommend appropriate actions
  • Provide educational programming
  • Manage the Safety budget

Committee Chair:
Courtney Foster (Standard Utility Construction)