Young Contractors Forum

About the  Young Contractors Forum

The Young Contractors Forum [YCF] is sponsored by the Connecticut Construction Industries Association and the Associated General Contractors of CT.  Founded to provide construction professionals under the age of forty a foundation rooted in excellence, through educational programs and experiences. Also, provides excellent opportunity for firms to be represented in the Association by the next generation. 

Membership Benefits

  • Build a network of peers, expanding workplace effectiveness.
  • Educational Programs focusing on pertinent issues to young construction professionals
  • Accessible information about current industry issues
  • Participation in Industry & Community support events
  • Social events
  • Electronic receipt of Highlights, Bulletins, Program Flyers

Become a Member

To become a member, simply complete and return either the online or printable PDF YCF Membership Application and mail in dues payment.  Membership dues are annual and are included on the application.  For additional questions, please email Jean Barlage.  

Refer a colleague or friend to YCF.  Share this YCF overview flier and application to join!

YCF Upcoming Events 

In 2021, the Young Contractor Forum will have virtual membership meetings.  In person meetings and social events will be reevaluated depending on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Any changes to the schedule below will be updated on the calendar and communicated to members.  Save the dates: 

UPCOMING Membership Meetings

October 21 YCF Membership Meeting - Thursday, October 21, 2021.  Registration is open. 
December 9 (Registration will be announced soon)

UPCOMING Social Outings

Yard Goat Baseball Game & BBQ - Sept. 16, 2021

2021 YCF Calendar [Printable PDF] - includes Leadership Council Meeting schedule

Please visit our calendar for the latest information or email Jean Barlage at

“Young Contractors Forum combines great educational topics and networking opportunities in a fun laid back atmosphere.  I look forward to every meeting!”
---Louis Gold, CPCU, Commercial Risk Advisor


YCF Leadership Council  

Tyson Burk, O&G Industries, Inc.

Vice President
Christopher Filomeno, Acoustics, Inc.

Luke Conrad, Hinckley Allen

Gregg Lionetti, Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.

Council Members: 

Adam Canosa, C.J. Fucci Construction Inc.

Stephanie Greenman, Gilbane Building Company

Emily Ruggeri, Turner Construction Company

Devin Widger, Manafort Brothers Incorporated

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