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People and Awards

ABC Honored to Receive the Pledge to America’s Workers Presidential Award

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:19 AM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23—Associated Builders and Contractors is honored to announce it has received the Pledge to America’s Workers Presidential Award, which will be presented today at a White House event. Among nine recipients, ABC was selected based on its achievements in workforce education and fulfilling its 2018 pledge to recruit and upskill at least 500,000 workers by 2023.

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ABC Honors Student Winners of 2020 Construction Management Competition

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:25 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19—Twenty-six teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, held virtually for the first time this week. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same construction management project, received awards in five categories.

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ABC’s Construction Executive Names The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:40 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4—Construction Executive magazine, published by Associated Builders and Contractors, today announced The Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms in the United States, which will be published in the magazine’s 200th July/August 2020 edition. The list also includes the top 10 construction accounting firms ranked by the total number of construction CPAs, percentage of revenue from construction, total number of employees with a certified construction industry financial professional certification and number of U.S. offices.

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ABC Cancels Convention 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020 2:16 PM

WASHINGTON, July 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the cancellation of ABC Convention 2020, which was scheduled for Aug. 17-19 in Nashville, Tennessee. The event, which includes the National Craft Championships, Construction Management Competition and National Excellence in Construction® Awards, was previously postponed from March due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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ABC Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, June 23—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.

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ABC Names the 2020 Craft Professional of the Year

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Ron Cayton, general superintendent, Gaylor Electric, Charlotte, North Carolina, was named the 2020 Craft Professional of the Year. Cayton will be honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 19.

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ABC Names 2020 Craft Instructor of the Year

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Bryan Gamble, a certified electrical contractor and instructor for the ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter, was named the 2020 Craft Instructor of the Year. Gamble will be honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 19.

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ABC Names the 2020 Young Professional of the Year

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON, May 19—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced Brandon Mabile, business development manager, Performance Contractors, Houston, received ABC’s 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award. Mabile will be honored during the Careers in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 19.

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ABC Honors the 2019 National Excellence in Construction Award Winners

Monday, April 6, 2020 9:35 AM

WASHINGTON, April 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced 92 Excellence in Construction® winning projects collectively worth nearly $2.9 billion, which will be presented during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects.

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ABC Names Tri-City Electrical Contractors 2020 Contractor of the Year

Monday, April 6, 2020 9:33 AM

WASHINGTON, April 6—Associated Builders and Contractors today named Tri-City Electrical Contractors Inc., headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida, as its 2020 Contractor of the Year, an award that recognizes companies for corporate integrity, commitment to safety, professional development and expert craftsmanship. The award will be presented at the 30th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala during ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Aug. 18.

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