Associated General Contractors relocating to East Chattanooga, selling Southside headquarters

Photo by Dave Flessner / The 5,520-square-foot headquarters of the AGC of East Tennessee on 21st Street in Çhattanooga is being sold to Scenic City Accounting which will use the office for the accounting firm, Integra Wealth and another office tenant. AGC, which has moved its map room facilities online with its digital services, is moving its headquarters into a smaller office at The Mill off of Main Street and will use the former Mary Ann Garber school for meetings and classroom facilities.

As it prepares to open the Chattanooga Construction Career Center in East Chattanooga by this fall, the trade association for local contractors has moved out of its home for the past 40 years on Chattanooga's Southside.

The Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee, which represents more than 230 building contractors in a 22-county area, is selling its West 21st Street office near Interstate 24 and moving into smaller leased offices at The Mill off of Main Street.

For meetings and training, the group plans to also use some of the meeting space being prepared in the new construction training facility at the former Mary Ann Garber elementary school.

"We had an attractive offer for our building, and we've come up with a different model moving forward," said Leslie Gower, executive director for the local contractors association.

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