Community Family Centers helps primarily low-income families in Houston’s Greater East End. Elizabeth McPherson attended a Friday-morning agency tour to learn about the programs and services that are offered there, and to observe the Food Fair which on that particular day was being run by volunteers from construction companies McCarthy and MAREK.
September 14, 2018
Prosecutors filed the first ever wage theft case in Harris County this week against a homeowner who refused to pay a self-employed independent contractor $2,300 for painting the homeowner’s home worth over $1.5 million.
September 07, 2018
The 2018 ABC Careers in Construction Awards Ceremony was an inspiring and celebratory conclusion to the Associated Builders and Contractors annual Convention and National Craft Championships.
August 16, 2018
Representative Kevin Brady spoke to Houston-area business professionals at the Calvetti Ferguson Energy Forum about his work in Congress on tax reform, the House Ways and Means Committee’s proposal for welfare reform, and how all of these reforms relate to renewing the workforce.
June 21, 2018
“I am all for miracles, but sometimes what we’ve got to remember is that what the world will always need is for people to do what they said they were going to do in the first place. To be there for their friends and families, to volunteer, to graduate – the promises that we make and keep, that makes this world.” - Alex Sheen, founder of nonprofit social movement “because I said I would.”
May 31, 2018
Randee Herrin of TDIndustries dreamed of bringing more women into construction, and with help from the United Way and Houston-area business leaders, ten women recently completed a 12-week training program and were honored at a graduation event on May 10.
May 23, 2018
In March, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston and its educational affiliate, Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), hosted a Workforce Development Breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport. ABC members were given the opportunity to network and fill their breakfast plates as they gathered before the hour and a half presentation.
May 04, 2018
A group of college students from Auburn spent their spring break this year travelling to the Houston area from Alabama to volunteer on work crews repairing homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey last August. Midway through their week of work, they were taken on a field trip to learn more about how the flooding during Harvey occurred and to visit an active construction jobsite.
April 05, 2018
As the Associated Builders and Contractors of America (ABC) prepared to host the National Craft Championships in Long Beach, California on March 20-22, Elizabeth McPherson and Lauren Harrell spoke with four of the craft trainees and apprentices from the Houston area who will be competing in the event.
March 15, 2018
ACE Mentor Program Houston’s annual Build it Forward event is a “win” on every level, benefitting local charities while building interest in construction careers and relationships between organizations who support those careers. At the Houston affiliate’s annual Build it Forward event, Elizabeth McPherson talks with some of the people whose support makes this event a “win” on every level.
January 17, 2018