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ABC/CMEF’s 2020 Inaugural Celebration Welcomes New Board of Directors and Recognizes Member Awards

HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, held its annual Inaugural Celebration at the Downtown Aquarium on January 16. The association recognized incoming board of directors, committee chairs, and the 2019 Members of the Year.

The members of the 2020 ABC Executive Committee, who were elected by ABC/CMEF membership, were sworn in to serve for either a one-year or three-year term. Their responsibilities include setting policies and goals that will guide the association, ensuring policies are carried out by board, staff, and committees, and making sure there is adequate funding for programs and events.

“Having the opportunity to be a leader of such a great association is an honor for me,” said Phil Restivo with Turner Construction and the 2020 ABC/CMEF Chairman. “We have several new programs lined up the 2020, and I’m excited to see what this year has in store.”

The 2020 ABC Executive Committee includes Sam Craig with Craig & Heidt, Inc, John Glaze with Fast Track Specialties, Paris Gill with KBR, Phil Restivo with Turner Construction, and Mark Rush with Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP.

2020 board members include Warren Adamson with S&B Engineers and Constructors, Rusty Barnhill with Force Corporation, Joel Boe with Cajun Industries LLC, Sara Bongard with SpawGlass Construction, Dwayne Boudreaux with Ref-Chem LP, Edwin Brink with Worley, Billy Cauthron with Tellepsen, Joe Cotten with Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Matt Daniel with Skanska USA, Bob Deatherage with Bechtel Construction Services, Darlene East with Holes Incorporated, John Golashesky with Turner Industries Group LLC, Robert Hancock with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, Mike Holland with MAREK, Elaine Howard with Andrews Myers PC, Michael Luck with Locke Solutions Precast Division, David McCleskey with Brown & Root Industrial Services Inc., Zac Ridner with Fleet IQ, Wendell Rychlik with W.T. Byler Co, Saleem Qassem with Structure Tone Southwest LLC, Silvia Zurita with Synergen, and Lohn Zylicz with D.E. Harvey Builders.

To learn more about ABC/CMEF, please visit our website at www.abchouston.org


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. 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. Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston represents the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees in the policy making process of the government, protects and enhances the free enterprise system within the construction industry, and provides educational, marketing, and informational programs for the benefit of members and their employees. Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) is the vehicle through which industry and craft professionals in the Houston area receive formal training. Our goal is to recruit new entrants and retain existing workers through a variety of programs focused on assessment, training, and continuing education. We believe that a community approach to training is fundamental to developing a skilled and educated craft workforce within the entire industry.