The CAWV is the state chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Founded in 1923, the association serves contractors who perform commercial building, utility, industrial, highway and heavy construction throughout the state of West Virginia. The CAWV represents nearly 500 construction-industry businesses. Joining the CAWV gives your company a chance to get involved in an organization that works every day to make the construction industry strong. If you are currently not a member of CAWV, join today and help us build a better West Virginia. MEMBERSHIP TYPES: CONTRACTOR MEMBERSHIP ($950 - plus quarterly volume dues) Contractor members are those who submit bids directly to owners or their agents. This category also includes contractors who usually contract to general contractors or owners for a portion of the project or other specialized work. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP ($750) Associate members are those who supply products and services, equipment, material or supplies to a contractor. Some examples include pipe suppliers, banking institutions, equipment dealers, law firms and design companies.