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Mission & History

About SAM

Meeting Subcontractor's Needs

SAM seeks to provide informative and factual business practice information such as industry payment practices, change order procedures, and job-site experiences. We do this through a monthly business program that also serves to alert members to changes in rules, regulations, and laws affecting daily business operations. We hold seminars with in-depth information on subjects requested by members, and provide up-to-date reports of court filings, bankruptcies, and job or tax liens as part of our monthly meetings.

SAM Seminars

SAM's General Counsel, Spike Cutler, presents two half-day seminars each year.  In April, Spike will review the newest Contract Language to be aware of so that your company does not agree to terms which are not in its best interest.  In November, Spike will review the Texas Lien Laws.  In Texas, we have one of the most complicated lien processes in the country with which to abide to protect our right to payment on construction projects.  

Check our calendar for the dates of this year's Seminars.  

Monthly Meetings

Members also enjoy monthly meeting presentations on topics such as these:

  • Total Quality Management
  • Loss Prevention
  • Cyber Security
  • Delay Damages & Impact Recovery
  • Critical Dates in the Business Lives of Subcontractors
  • Active Shooter Procedures
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Drug Prevention in the Workplace
  • Texas Prompt Pay Laws
  • Job-site Crime Prevention
  • Hiring and Firing under Texas Labor Laws
  • Texas Sales Tax
  • Construction Unemployment Claims Mediation v. Court