Could Your Company Be At Risk

17 02 2017

Fourth Circuit Decision Opens The Door To Joint Employer Liability For Contractors – Could Your Company Be At Risk?

On January 25, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals[1] dealt a significant blow to the traditional contractor-subcontractor relationship.  In finding that a contractor and subcontractor could be considered “joint employers” of the subcontractor’s workers for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the court’s decision has opened a Pandora’s Box of potential wage and hour issues, including claims for overtime pay against contractors and higher tier subcontractors from the employees of lower tier subcontractors. Click here to read more of this article.

Article submitted by CPN Member Arty Bolick, Brooks Pierce. Arty is a CPN Board Member and is currently serving as CPNI Chairman.


2016 Holiday Party – ‘Tis The Season

20 12 2016

CPN hosted a holiday party on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Greensboro Country Club. Members from around the state gathered to celebrate the season and enjoyed a festive evening of food and drinks.

Click here to see the photos.

2016 Sporting Clay Tournament Recap

22 11 2016

The 2016 CPN Sporting Clay Tournament was held at Hunting Creek Preserves in Harmony, NC on Friday, November 11, 2016 (Veteran’s Day). The tournament was made up of 16 teams with shooters from across the state to participate in this year’s tournament. Thank you to all the sponsors, players, and volunteers for making the tournament a success. A special program honoring our veterans featuring the local high school color guard and Colonel David Jones was enjoyed by all attendees.

The tournament kicked off with beautiful fall weather. 2016 Chair Ron Rothrock, Ron Rothrock & Associates and committee members Richard Conner, Conner Gwyn Schenck, Leo Stepansky, Shelco LLC,Tony Jordan, Resolute and Robert Coon, Scott Insurance organized a day full of networking, fun, and friendly competition.  Lunch was a Country style buffet feast with all the fixin’s provided by Conner Gwyn Schenck and Davie Construction Company. The tournament concluded with a light reception and awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all the 2016 tournament and raffle prize winners. Click here to view the tournament photos

First Place Tournament Winner  was awarded to the Labor Source team.
Team Players included:
-CPN Member Terry Lester
-Paul Yodis
-Gerald Tucker
-Jackie Blythe

2nd Place Tournament Winner was awarded to the Johnson Modern Electric team.
Team Players included:
-Josh Johnson
-Mike Porter
-Brian Laws
-Jordan David

Last, but not Least awarded to the Conner Gwyn Schenck #2 team.
Team Players included:
-CPN Member Jay Wilkerson
-Kevin Lugo
-Luke Farley
-Larry Gillen

2016 Golf Tournament at a Glance

24 10 2016

The 2016 CPN Golf Tournament was help at Sapona Ridge Country Club in Lexington, NC on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers for making this year’s tournament a huge success. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the CPN Institute, a 501 (c) 3.

Click here to see the photos from the tournament.

Congratulations Winners:

1st Place – HICAPS:

  • Neil Biller
  • Peyton Fairbanks (member)
  • David Yates
  • Wayne McGee


  • Perez
  • Anne Goodson (member)
  • Chris Brookman
  • Kevin H.

Last – ESPA Architects & Planners:

  • Karen Kontoulas
  • Jane Kirpatrick
  • Jody Efird
  • Shiloh Cloninger

Closest to the Hole #7

  • J. Stem (RL Vanstory team )

Longest Drive – Men

  • Chris Brookman – JE Dunn team
  • Amy Aponte – Clark Nexson team

September Statewide Meeting Recap

23 09 2016

We had a  great meeting at Forsyth Technical Communicaty College on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The Star Award Winning Project “B/E Aerospace Developmental Lab” was our highlight. We heard from team members: Leo Stepansky, Shelco, Paige Smith, West & Stem, Toby Hill, Shelco, and Manan Adhyaru, S&ME, Inc.

CPN members and guests were joined by student from the Forsyth Tech School of Architecture who were happy to network and take CPN member son a tour of their studio. Thank you to our event sponsors: S&ME, Sharpe Images, and Shelco LLC. Visit the event page to see photos from the meeting!


June 16, 2016 Statewide Meeting | Charlotte

23 06 2016

We had a great crowd for the Summer Statewide meeting at UNC-Charlotte. Meeting provided information & tours of the Holshouser Renovation.
We heard from project team members about the challenges of renovating a campus building to fit in with the updated campus scheme. Members came from Greensboro, Raleigh, and Charlotte to tour the Star Award winning project. Click here to view photos from this event.

2016 Annual Conference Recap

13 06 2016

The CPN Annual Conference was held May 6-8, 2016 at The Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Inn, Hilton Head, SC. CPN members and guests from around the state “weathered the storm” for a terrific weekend of fellowship. Highlights included:

  • A welcome reception on “The Pier” complete with live music, seafood, a dolphin sighting, and a beautiful sunset.
  • The 2016-17 CPN of CPNI Board of Directors were voted in and took their oath of office.
  • Keynote Speaker Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership,  held a lively discussion on the NC Economy and trends that are shaping our competitiveness. Download his presentation here from Dropbox.
  • 2016 Service Award Winners announced
  • 2016 Star Award Winners announced
  • Spectacular dinner, dancing, and photo booth fun!

Check out all the photos from this year’s conference. We hope to see all CPN members at the 2017 Annual Conference May 5-7, 2017 at the Boardwalk Inn, Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC.

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