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History of PCEA


Professional Construction Estimators Association of America, Inc. (PCEA) was chartered in 1956 with 35 members from various construction disciplines in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some of the Charter members remain active today.

During our early years, members rallied together to exchange ideas, promote educational endeavors and high ethical standards, while simultaneously developing new friendships. Under the leadership of Charlotte’s early presidents, the members set forth many goals to promote and support the industry while expanding the voluntary association. As a result of these efforts, a second chapter was formed during 1958 in Greensboro, North Carolina (now called the Triad Chapter). The Raleigh-Durham Chapter (now called the Triangle Chapter) followed behind in 1963. Subsequent chapters were formed in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and Florida.

Vern W. "Bill" Helms of the Charlotte Chapter was elected as our first National President in May 1975 during the first annual convention at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since then, PCEA has grown to almost 1,000 members with twelve chapters in five states. Current goals include active expansion to other market areas.

PCEA members have always been active in the promotion of construction education for the betterment of the industry. Each chapter individually coordinates, develops and establishes programs to assist and enhance the educational endeavors in their community while pursuing the educational goals of membership. PCEA Chapters support educational programs ranging from, but not limited to, scholarships to local students, endowed scholarships at several Universities, providing construction instructors, purchasing equipment for use in technical training and introducing construction as a trade to "at risk" students.

In 1988, PCEA established the National PCEA Ted G. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. named in honor of our first Executive Director who passed away in 1987. The Foundation is funded through donations from the Chapters, companies, individual members and through the Order of Isosceles Fellowships. This Foundation awards annual college scholarships in each of the states served by PCEA.

PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENTS

 Vern W. "Bill" Helms  Charlotte Chapter  1975-1976
 W. Aubrey Federal  Charlotte Chapter  1976-1977
 William A. Downey, Jr.  Triangle Chapter  1977-1978
 R.P. "Stephen" Davis  Charlotte Chapter  1978-1979
 Marshall L. Gurley  Triangle Chapter  1979-1980
 Marshall Y. Feimster  Piedmont Chapter  1980-1981
 G. Keith Middleton  Charlotte Chapter  1981-1982
 Carl Seager  Triad Chapter  1982-1983
 S. Ray Currin  Triad Chapter  1983-1984
 Larry Thompson  Piedmont Chapter  1984-1985
 H.H "Hub" Lyles  Charlotte Chapter  1985-1986
 Lynn Nash  Catawba Valley Chapter  1986-1987
 W. Clay Hodge  Fayetteville Chapter  1987-1988
 Tim Harward  Triangle Chapter  1988-1989
 Eddie Carroll  Triad Chapter  1989-1990
 Jack Smith  Piedmont Chapter  1990-1991
 Don Earles  Columbia Chapter  1991-1992
 Steve Boheler  Charlotte Chapter  1992-1993
 Grover Edwards  Catawba Valley Chapter  1993-1994
 Mel Rosenbaum  Charlotte Chapter  1994-1995
 Richard Mosby  Central VA Chapter  1995-1996
 Danny Alford  Triangle Chapter  1996-1997
 Lynn Keaton  Piedmont Chapter  1997-1998
 Wally Mills  Triangle Chapter  1998-1999
 Dennis Childs  Columbia Chapter  1999-2000
 Ron T. Kiser  Triad Chapter  2000-2001
 Chris Betts  Charlotte Chapter  2001-2002
 Alva D. Gaskin, Jr.  CSRA Chapter  2002-2003
 Kevin Jackson  Triangle Chapter  2003-2004
 Aaron Helms  CSRA Chapter  2004-2005
 Denton Wall  Coastal Plains Chapter  2005-2006
 Dean "Trey Shaw  CSRA Chapter  2006-2007
 Charles S. "Chuck" Sauls  Orlando Chapter  2007-2008
 A. Wade Tippett  Coastal Plains Chapter  2008-2009
 Gail Chapman  Columbia Chapter 2009-2010
 Randall Williams  Catawba Valley Chapter  2010-2011
 Cebert White Hampton Roads Chapter  2011-2012
 Lance Pollock Triad Chapter  2012-2013
 Matt Solomon Columbia Chapter 2013-2014
 Patty M. Delgado Catawba Valley Chapter 2014-2015
 William H. Barton  Columbia Chapter 2015-2016

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