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ABC President Russell Hamley Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Greater Houston Members

HOUSTON– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce that President Russell Hamley is celebrating twenty-five years of serving Greater Houston area contractor and supplier companies.

Hamley’s construction industry career started in 1982 when he started as a project manager for high-rise commercial projects. He then joined the association in 1996 and started his career as chapter president. In his role, Hamley is responsible for the operation of the association as well as its educational affiliate, Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF). Together, ABC and CMEF provide Houston-area commercial and industrial contractors with access to award-winning training programs, networking and business development opportunities, and political action initiatives. 

“I always knew I wanted to work in construction,” said Hamley. “I remember coming to Houston in 1965 and looking up inside the Astrodome and seeing the girders, rafters, and the lattice work that made the dome, and knew that I wanted to be a part of a group of people who could build something like that.”

“The ABC Greater Houston Chapter has been incredibly fortunate to have a leader like Russell Hamley for 25 years,” says Jennifer Woodruff, Vice President of Operations. “Russell has helped guide the association to become a leading industry voice and political influencer. He has successfully led the organization through tough economic times including a pandemic, ensuring association growth even in the most challenging of times.” 

Hamley has also been very involved with his local community, serving as Mayor of Jersey Village for multiple terms. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Houston Society of Association Executives, and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. 


Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers, and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abchouston.org.