Subcontractors Mourn Sudden Loss of 2010-11 ASA President McLaughlin

The ASA family is mourning the sudden loss of 2010-11 ASA President Timmy McLaughlin, who died Thursday, June 9, 2011, of a heart attack in Charleston, S.C. McLaughlin, 62, of Goose Creek, S.C., was general manager of Austin Construction Company Inc., a site work contractor in Summerville, S.C. McLaughlin worked in site utility and site work construction for 30 years in the Charleston area. He participated in ASA for more than 20 years and was elected to the ASA board of directors in 2004. As ASA president, McLaughlin presided at meetings of ASA’s board of directors, Executive Committee and the membership of the association. He served as the principal spokesperson for ASA and appointed the chairs, vice chairs and members of ASA committees and task forces. “We will miss Timmy’s leadership, his kindness, his humor and his friendship. We will miss him dearly, and express our heartfelt condolences to his family,” said ASA President Kerrick Whisenant, Cornerstone Detention Products Inc., Tanner, Ala. “Without a doubt, Timmy will be sorely missed among our fellowship of subcontractors across the country. He led ASA with a passion for our mission and a heart for our cause. His example leaves a legacy that we can all strive to match.” McLaughlin’s vision for ASA was: “ASA should continue to be an educational source for subcontractors in all phases of business, helping us keep up with the changing conditions in law and business. In addition, ASA should continue to be the leader in government advocacy for subcontractors.” Through the years, McLaughlin served on several ASA committees, including the Bylaws Committee, the Task Force on Meetings, the Task Force on Bidding Procedures, the Task Force on Payment and the Task Force on Chapter Membership Marketing. Previously, he served as vice president and president of ASA of the Carolinas and on the ASAC board of directors. In addition, he represented ASAC on the Specialty Trade Association Council, a coalition of specialty trade associations seeking legislative reform in North Carolina and South Carolina. McLaughlin was a community leader, formerly serving on the board of directors of and chair of the Training Committee for the Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts. He was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. A funeral mass was held Monday, June 13, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek, S.C. Burial took place at Holy Cross Cemetery in James Island, S.C. McLaughlin is survived by his wife, Kathy McLaughlin, and a son and a daughter. The McLaughlin family has set up a memorial to benefit the Boy Scouts — an organization that McLaughlin greatly loved and spent much of his time in, mentoring young men and boys. Monetary gifts may be sent to: Timmy McLaughlin Memorial Fund, Coastal Carolina Boy Scouts of America, 1025 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407. Condolence cards and messages can be sent to: ASAC, 104-A North Woodland Drive, Lancaster SC 29720 or asac@asacarolinas.com.

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