Jeremy Vermilyea, a shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, recently received the Paul Emerick Training Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Oregon-Columbia Chapter.

The Paul Emerick Training Award is given in honor of past chapter and national president Paul E. Emerick. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of a person or company dedicated to education and training at all levels of the construction industry. Vermilyea was recognized for his countless hours and continued commitment to training and education at such chapter events as AGC University and Tuesdays@4. He also has been an active participant in seminars held at the AGC’s Summer Convention, along with his roles as a board member and counsel to the board of directors.

“It is a special honor to receive the Paul Emerick award,” said Vermilyea. “Mr. Emerick was a pillar of the Oregon construction community, and the company he founded is a leader to this day. I am proud to call Emerick Construction a client.”

The AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter serves as the voice of the local commercial construction industry. The association provides its members with a forum for exchange of ideas and services designed to enhance the professionalism of the construction industry, including workers’ compensation and health insurance; legislative and governmental representation; safety and loss control consulting; and education and pension programs. The chapter also sponsors AGC University, which provides professional development training.

Vermilyea focuses his practice in the areas of construction, commercial litigation, real estate and environmental law. He has more than 15 years of experience representing general contractors, specialty contractors, developers, design professionals and other members of the construction industry. Vermilyea is a past board member and began a two-year appointment as the Chapter’s Counsel to the Board in January 2012. He received his juris doctor, cum laude, from Vermont Law School.

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