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 Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel on January 14. The association recognized incoming board of directors, committee chairs, and the 2020 Members of the Year.
Members of the 2021 ABC Executive Committee, who were elected by ABC/CMEF membership, were sworn in to serve for a 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.
At the celebration, the Houston chapter welcomed incoming chair, Sam Craig with Craig & Heidt, Inc. Despite the circumstances of COVID-19, ABC Houston was able to host over twenty virtual and in-person events in 2020. The association was pleased to be able to host the first event of 2021 in-person.
The 2021 Executive Committee includes Sam Craig, Craig & Heidt, Inc.; John Glaze, Fast Track Specialties; Paris Gill, KBR; Phil Restivo, Turner Construction; and Mark Rush, Ham, Langston & Brezina.
The 2021 ABC Board of Directors include Sara Bongard, SpawGlass Construction; Dwayne Boudreaux, Ref-Chem, L.P.; Edwin Brink, Worley; Bill Brown, Austin Commercial; Robert Burelsmith, E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.; Nancy Cagle, Eyesite Surveillance; Joe Cotten, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing; Darlene East, Holes Inc.; Stuart Folse, Cajun Industries; John Golashesky, Turner Industries Group, LLC; Peyton Hill, TDIndustries; Sarina Landers, Karsten Interior Services; Michael Luck, Locke Solutions Precast Division Group LLC; Brandon Mabile, Performance Contractors, Inc.; Wendell Rychlik, W.T. Byler Co.; LLC; Zeke Smith, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; Dennis Yung, Skanska USA Building, Inc.; Silvia Zurita, Synergen.
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.