ABC Names 2019 Young Professional of the Year

LONG BEACH, California, March 29—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that Lance Arvel, business development, Group Industries, received ABC’s annual Young Professional of the Year Award. Arvel was honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. 

The Young Professional of the Year is chosen based on career achievement, leadership and vision for the future of the commercial and industrial construction industry.

“The Young Professional of the Year represents the promise of the next generation in the merit shop construction industry,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas. “Lance has already made significant contributions to our workforce during his nearly two decades in the construction sector and involvement with ABC. We look forward to continuing to follow his successful and innovative career.”

Arvel is a past member of the ABC Pelican Chapter Board of Directors and current chair of the chapter’s Young Professionals Committee. He also serves as a mentor for the ABC student chapter at Louisiana State University, which placed third overall in the ABC Construction Management Competition last year. Arvel cited the strong mentorship he’s received as a member of the merit shop community as a key component of his success, and he plans to continue personally contributing to the industry in years to come. 

ABC’s Young Professionals program, sponsored by Autodesk, a leading provider of construction management software, aims to shape the future of our industry by supporting the growth of professionals under the age of 40 who are employed by ABC member companies. As Young Professional of the Year, Arvel received a $10,000 cash prize.

The Young Professional of the Year Award is one of numerous ABC award programs that promote lifelong learning and achievement at every level of the construction industry. Learn more about ABC’s commitment to workforce development at