Recognizing Extraordinary Service to the Foundation

Distinguished Service Awards


Dave Scott was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Service Award at the AGC of Washington Annual Convention in February 2019. Dave is credited with advancing our education programs through the creation of the popular Foreman Training Program (FTP) series, which has already provided specialty training to over 300 people. Dave serves as an instructor for the Superintendent Training Program (STP) and the Project Management Development Program (PMDP). The development of these varied courses allows the Foundation to offer leadership courses at every level. Dave’s rapport with students is outstanding, as evidenced by his positive course evaluations.

Dave Scott has over 35 years of construction experience. Beginning his career as a carpenter, he worked his way up to Superintendent and Company Safety Director. His diverse work experience provides his students with a comprehensive perspective of what is required to be successful in today’s construction industry. He is a highly regarded and valued partner of the AGC Education Foundation.


Paul Garlock was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for his years of dedication and contributions to the Foundation. Friends and colleagues honored Paul at the AGC of Washington’s Annual Convention on January 29, 2016.

Paul Garlock is a certified project superintendent with more than 35 years of construction-industry experience. He started as an apprentice carpenter, and earned his way through the ranks of carpenter, carpenter foreman, tenant improvement superintendent, assistant superintendent, project superintendent, senior project superintendent, and now project general superintendent at Lydig Construction.

Paul has taught continuing education courses for the Foundation since 1987. He developed, implemented, and currently teaches the Foundation’s Construction Technical Skills (CTS) series and Time Management for the Construction Professional courses. He has taught PMDP and STP, and sits on the AGC of America STP curriculum task force. Paul has served on the Continuing Education Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Foundation’s workforce development committee, Tomorrow’s Construction Workforce Today. Paul was recently voted in to serve on the Foundation’s general Board of Trustees.


Lee Kilcup was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Service Award for his years of dedication and contributions to the AGC Education Foundation.

Lee graduated from Washington State University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. He started his career with Webcor Builders, PK Construction, and RC Hedreen Co. He retired from GLY Construction after 27 years with the company. Lee’s job titles have included field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, project manager, chief estimator, VP of Operations, Senior VP, president, CEO, and homebuilder. Lee served as Board of Trustees president for both the AGC Education Foundation and the AGC of  Washington.

Lee has played an instrumental role in establishing the Foundation’s Construction Leadership Series, which launched in September 2014. He has participated in the AGC Executive Management Course and various peer groups and executive trainings. Lee and his wife Anne joined the Foundation’s Legacy Society in 2012.


Bob Barrett is an innovator who has spent a lifetime leading positive change as an industry professional, community leader and volunteer. Bob was been honored for his years of dedication and contributions to the AGC Education Foundation with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.

Bob joined Sellen Construction in 1973, the Monday following graduation from the University of Washington. He moved up the ranks at Sellen and heard about the AGC EF from his friend and mentor Bill Scott, then CEO and Chairman. Bob joined the Board of Trustees of the AGC EF in 2000, served as President from 2003-2005, and continues to be a member of the Executive Committee.

Bob has played a pivotal role in the strategic planning and vision of the AGC EF. He is a staunch supporter of the Foundation’s mission to promote the industry through construction education. Not only does he give generously of his time and talent, he established the Bob Barrett and Family Endowment Fund.


Allan Osberg’s dedication to both his work and community is truly unparalleled. He was raised in the Seattle area and attended Lincoln High School. His father Axel Osberg formed the Osberg Construction Company in the 1920’s and turned his attention towards public works projects. Allan graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1945, and then proceeded to Harvard University to receive a Master’s Degree in the same field, specializing in Soil Mechanics. Two years later, he joined the family company.

Allan’s first exposure to the AGC occurred in the 1950’s when his father was the president of the Mountain-Pacific Chapter in 1955. He, in turn, became president in 1965. In 1974, following the merger of the Seattle-Northwest and Mountain-Pacific Chapters, Osberg served as the first president of what became the AGC of Washington. Read More


Don was an exceptional man who led an exceptional life. In 1952, he married Clarice Best of West Seattle. Together they raised their six children in Medina, Washington. After a heroic two year battle with pancreatic cancer, Don passed away at home on March 29, 2008 with his family by his side.

Don was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington, graduating from Aberdeen’s Weatherwax High School where he played the trombone in the marching band. He served in the Army during World War II and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Washington, where he was a Phi Kappa Sigma. After graduation, he joined his father Paul and brother Robert forming Bocek and Sons, later named Bocek Brothers Construction Company. Read More