Lunch and Learn with ABA: The Increasing Cost to Construct

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MPA has launched a new, quarterly program: Lunch and Learn! Each event will be a two hour, in depth, informative panel style presentation and discussion on a timely and relevant topic to the land use and development industry. Each Lunch and Learn will be presented in partnership with another organization, providing greater opportunity for relationship building and expanding the access of information we are able to provide our Members with.

The first Lunch and Learn is in partnership with the Arizona Builder’s Alliance and will look at the increasing cost to construct as a result of the following factors: shortage of materials, supply chain delays, labor shortages, increasing wages and more. The presenters and panelists are as follows:

Danielle Cowling

Tucson Branch Manager, Graybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high-quality components, equipment, and materials. Serving the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets, Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.

Mike Goodwin

Operations Manager, Climatec

Climatec is the leading provider of advanced building technologies and energy solutions for thousands of customers across the country and is the largest building automation company in Arizona. Their team leads the industry with their depth of talent and their dedication to delivering world-class service has made them the largest privately-owned building technologies provider in the nation. Climatec has been making buildings safer, more comfortable and efficient for over 40 years.

Jeff Dupuis

Chasse Building Team

Built different, on purpose. Barry Chasse’s vision to create CHASSE Building Team in 2007 is founded on the concept of team work and building to make a difference; a difference in collaborating and giving back to the Arizona communities we serve and making construction more than just building. Barry started his career in construction nearly three decades ago as a project coordinator earning only $6 per hour. Literally starting from the bottom and learning the ins and outs of all aspects of construction. In the past ten years, Barry has cultivated his company from 10 original employees to over 150 located in Phoenix and Tucson. This has led to CHASSE investing over $3.5 million into charitable causes with a particular emphasis on child-focused philanthropy and efforts that benefit the education of our future leaders.

Judd Dyer

Director, Pre-Construction, McCarthy Building Companies

Established in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has a long history of building facilities that drive greater value. From exceptional levels of quality and safety — to ease of maintenance over time, we are firmly committed to helping our clients and partners achieve the short- and long-term strategic goals of every project we do.

Scott Douglas

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, West Coast Capital

West Coast Capital Partners has invested in distressed commercial real estate assets throughout Arizona, Southern California and Nevada since 1993. We have acquired, repositioned and sold commercial real estate in transactions totaling in excess of $1 billion. As a boutique investment company, we are not catering to fund criteria or capital source requirements. We’ve established a reputation for performing on our commitments and have built numerous long-term relationships in the real estate industry.

Tickets are available to MPA and ABA Members at $75 each, which includes lunch.

Presenting Sponsorships are available, inquire with Staff for more information!


February 23, 2022
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Culinary Dropout
2543 E Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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