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People and Awards

ABC Announces Promotion of Téa Gennaro to Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:35 AM
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the promotion of Téa Gennaro to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She will be responsible for managing and directing the accounting, finance and facilities functions at ABC and its affiliated organizations—the ABC Political Action Committee, ABC Retirement and Savings Plan, Construction Legal Rights Foundation, Trimmer Construction Education Foundation and ABC Services Corp.
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Alabama Electrical Training Instructor Named ABC’s Craft Instructor of the Year

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named its 2017 Craft Instructor of the Year: Roger Thompson of New Hope, Ala., electrical craft training instructor for the North Alabama Craft Training Foundation (NACTF) and chief electrical estimator at Jesse Stutts Inc., both in Huntsville, Ala. Thompson received the honor at ABC’s Careers in Construction awards ceremony on March 3 during the Workforce Week ’17 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

Iowa Construction Supervisor Named ABC Craft Professional of the Year

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named Adam Ruff of Ely, Iowa, field supervisor at Price Electric, its 2017 Craft Professional of the Year. Ruff received the honor at ABC’s Careers in Construction awards ceremony on March 3 during ABC’s Workforce Week ’17 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Congratulates 2017 National Craft Champions

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners of the 30th annual National Craft Championships (NCC) during its Careers in Construction awards ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The ceremony took place March 3 at the conclusion of ABC’s Workforce Week '17. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Announces National Diversity Excellence Award Winners

Thursday, March 2, 2017 10:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that it has awarded National Diversity Excellence Awards to five member companies: Hensel Phelps, Wu & Associates Inc., Diversity Construction Group, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo and United Rentals Inc. Representatives from each company received the award on March 1 at ABC’s 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during the association’s Workforce Week ‘17 in
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ABC Honors Contractors with Industry-leading Safety Performance

Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the winners of the 2016 National Safety Awards at Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A total of 44 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance on March 1 during the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards. Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Honors America’s Top Construction Projects

Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored 98 projects collectively worth $2.4 billion at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

hth companies Named Contractor of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors

Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:55 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., March 3– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has named hth companies of Union, Mo., 2016 Contractor of the Year for exceptional leadership in training, safety, innovation and commitment to the merit shop philosophy. Founder and CEO Greg Hoberock accepted the honor at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala on March 2 during Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Executive Magazine Launches Mobile App

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 22—Construction Executive magazine recently launched a new free mobile app for Apple, Android and Kindle devices. Readers now have access to a mobile version of articles from the magazine, which cover topics ranging from construction industry news and market developments to business issues and technology trends.  Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Announces Craft Professional and Instructor of the Year Finalists

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 8– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced the finalists for its 2017 Craft Professional of the Year and Craft Instructor of the Year awards. Winners of both awards will be announced March 3 during ABC’s Workforce Week ’17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read the rest of entry »