Posted on 3/6/2017 4:33 AM By Maggie Murphy
Having been part of ABC for many years, we’ve gained many relationships with member firms around the country. One instance of help from another ABC firm stands out as a great example of the generosity of our members. I was working on a job with a small electrical contractor that was unprepared for the rigorous job-specific safety program of a large sophisticated project. It was a growing company, but the in-house training was very basic. The contractor’s ability to create its portion of the site-specific safety plan was weak, as was the level of its employees’ understanding of safety.
Posted on 3/1/2017 12:22 PM By Joanna Masterson
When Brooke Wenger started at Triad Engineering, Inc., Hagerstown, Md., as a marketing coordinator nearly a decade ago, she was terrified of going to networking events. She let nerves and the fear of not knowing anyone get to her, not to mention the idea of having to talk in front of a crowd.
Today, as Triad Engineering’s more seasoned director of business development, Wenger spends the vast majority of her time out of the office attending meetings and events, serving on committees, following up on project leads and building relationships with potential business partners.
Posted on 1/24/2017 1:48 PM By Joanna Masterson
Today, Goodrich occupies the office of the president at Gaylor Electric, a position he has held since 2014. The office itself tells quite a story: It is covered floor to ceiling in pictures, plaques and memorabilia highlighting everything from Indiana sports teams to company and family achievements, past Republican presidents and a love for ABC. This year, his passion for merit shop construction is widening in scope as ABC’s national chairman.
Posted on 11/30/2016 8:22 AM By Joanna Masterson
I believe the construction industry will allow me to financially support myself while giving me a balance of time with my family. I also enjoy the idea of traveling for work and meeting new people and seeing different parts of the country.
Posted on 11/2/2016 7:26 PM By Joanna Masterson
We could have the best programs in place, but if our employees can’t navigate the plan, it hurts them and our bottom line. Our internal benefits team provides education, claim assistance and even billing negotiations.
Posted on 9/27/2016 5:48 AM By Joanna Masterson
D.R.B. joined Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in 1992 and hires the majority of employees through ABC’s electrical apprenticeship program. We feel the combination of education and on-the-job training is an excellent resource for the next generation of skilled craft workers.
Posted on 8/24/2016 10:02 AM By Joanna Masterson
As leadership in successful companies is passed from generation to generation, the foundational principles that made the company great must be maintained. However, it is critical that those who may have been a part of the early establishment be willing to yield to strengths and innovative insights brought by new talent.
Posted on 7/7/2016 6:13 PM By Joanna Masterson
Sensors would be the perfect tool to track health and safety issues that might otherwise go unmentioned and unnoticed.
Posted on 5/31/2016 7:12 AM By Don Berry
Construction defect laws requiring pre-suit proceedings are intended to reduce litigation but result in extensive costs if not managed properly. Every contractor can do three things to reduce construction defect costs.
Posted on 5/30/2016 7:54 AM By Joanna Masterson
The more the word gets out that a company is truly supportive of its diverse staff for career enhancement, the easier it becomes to create a diverse team.