United Contractors creates educational opportunities that provide members with relevant industry-related content to promote professional development.

Upcoming Events

  • Alameda County Fairgrounds Pleasanton, CA

    2021 UCON BBQ

    We're Back!

    UCON Events are back and they are better than ever!

    You are invited to join United Contractors IN PERSON to our most loved, most attended event of the year…The Greatest BBQ on Earth!

    The United Contractors BBQ is our oldest standing, largest and most “infamous” event, running more than 40 years.

    In 1980 a handful of Contractors and Associates got together to BBQ for each other, their office teams and family members. Today the UCON BBQ still remains true to the values that it was created from: Every member matters, no matter how big or small.

    Family Feel. Unity and Friendship. Food and Fun! We hope you can join us for a good time, entertainment and amazing food at UCON’s Midway themed event.

    Registration is now closed. Name changes can be made at the event check-in booths. Walk-in registrations will NOT be accepted.

    *United Contractors is following state and CDC guidance for this event. Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask, unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask. Masks will be available at check-in, regardless of vaccination status. *Subject to change per CDC/County guidelines.

    **UCON's Chili Cook-Off will return in 2022!

    Construction Finance
  • August 10, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom. Limited to 50 participants.

    Construction Finance

    This class covers detailed topics and best practices for construction accounting and finance.

    Prompt Payment
  • August 12, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    How to Get Paid

    Liens, Bonds, Stop Payment Notices, Prompt Payment Statutes and many Practical Tips

    This class will cover mechanic's liens, stop payment notices, and bond claims. You will learn practical tips to get paid!

    Ron Bailey
  • August 18, 2021 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom. Sponsored by UCON's 2021 Annual Sponsors.

    From Battlefield to Boardroom

    Ron will talk about a combat philosophy and its applicability in today’s boardroom. You will learn how to reshape your organization based on the following eight guiding principles: Intellectual Innovation, Boldness, Trust, Integrity, Teamwork, and Surprise, and how it can improve your organization. You will leave with a different model of thinking in an uncertain environment.

    Confusion between Leadership and Management
  • August 19, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Tastes Great – Less Filling: The Confusion Between Leadership and Management

    Leadership and management are very different but equally important for project and business success. The problem is we never talk about the distinctions and end up doing both poorly.

  • August 24, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Communications for Construction Professionals

    After completing this course, you will walk away with powerful techniques, tools and strategies that will make a significant impact on your communication skills in the office, job site or out in the field, including strategies for remote and hybri

    Recruiting & Retaining the Next-Generation: DEI Executive Roundtable
  • August 26, 2021 10:00am  -  1:00pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Recruiting & Retaining the Next-Generation: DEI Executive Roundtable

    Join United Contractors for an interactive Executive-Level Roundtable focused on how company practices around “DEI” (Diversity, Exclusion, and Inclusion) can help leaders: Recruit and Retain Gen Z and Millennials.  

    Construction Insurance and Bonding
  • August 26, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom. Capacity for this class has been reached. Click the button above to join the Waitlist.

    Construction Insurance & Bonding

    This course is designed to introduce the concepts of insurance, surety, and risk management for construction companies and projects.  We will dive into specific insurance coverages, types of surety bonds contractors can expect to see in their cont

    Surviving an Active Shooter on the Jobsite and Office
  • August 31, 2021 2:30pm  -  4:00pm
  • Program hosted via Zoom.

    Surviving an Active Shooter on the Jobsite and Office

    Active shooter situations are becoming all too common. They are unpredictable, evolve quickly, and are over in minutes. In this webinar, we focus on “survival” not on fear. In an active shooter scenario, you have only seconds to make a decision!