GAIN BUSINESS CONNECTIONS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

As an ABC member, you can make decisions influencing the construction industry and help shape ABC policies by being part of a committee. This is also a great way to develop your leadership skills and gain access to knowledge about the industry while networking with other industry professionals. The committees work hard and play hard at their meetings and socials. Pick the one (or more!) that stands out to you!

 

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BUSINESS ISSUES


COMMERCIAL COMMITTEE

Shares best practices, monitors union activity, studies industry trends, and provides educational content for commercial contractors.

Chair: Chris Luberoff, Polk Mechanical Company
Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn

Meets: 1st Wednesday @ 1:00 PM

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Responsible for evaluating, recommending, and implementing D&I programs and seminars, working with other committees to make D&I an integral part of all ABC programs, advising members on D&I developments, and conducting campaigns to increase member awareness of the need to operate in a diverse and inclusive manner.
Chair: Bill Brown, Austin Industrial
Vice Chair: Darryl Samuels, D. Samuels & Associates
Staff Liaisons: Steven Tillis & Mimi Wright
Meets: 4th Thursday @ 9:00 AM

 

ELITE
Promotes the construction industry through student outreach, plans and participates in community service projects, facilitates the professional development of members, and above all, is an avenue for industry networking.
Chair: Peyton Burns, Holes Incorporated
Vice Chair: Julia Edwards, Gray Reed & McGraw
Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
Meets: Meets at Events Monthly

 

HUMAN RESOURCES COMMON PRACTICES
Provide HR representatives of ABC member companies with an avenue to share best practices and discuss new/revised regulations that impact their direct operations. The committee provides an opportunity for legal counsel members of ABC to provide quarterly updates on changing regulations.
Chair: Zeke Smith, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction
Staff Liaison: Shatona Gay
Meets as needed

 

LOGIC – Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction
The ABC Women’s Peer Group represents the interests of women within the construction industry: protecting, inspiring, and assisting with increasing the quality and availability of women entering the industry. The committee will promote a posistive image of the industry to other women within and outside of the industry.
Chairs: Sara Bongard, SpawGlass  & Kara Przybyl, Action Gypsum
Staff Liaison: Lauren Harrell
Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30 AM – Breakfast Provided

 

MARKETING
Seeks to create opportunities for marketers to deepen their reach with target markets through collaboration, education, and peer group projects, while promoting positive industry image to gain maximum media and exposure for the association.
Chair: Kimberly White, Stewart Organization
Staff Liaison: Lauren Harrell
Meets 1st Tuesday @ 11:30 AM – Lunch Provided

 

OSHA PARTNERSHIP
A strategic partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with the overall goal of maintaining a relationship that focuses on preventing fatalities, controlling or eliminating serious hazards, and improving the safety management system. (Open to ABC-OSHA Partners only.)
Chair: John Bolt, S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd
Co-Chair: Clinton Forsyth, Fast Track Specialties
Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
Meets: 4th Wednesday at 10:00 AM

 

SAFETY
Investigates new safety information and programs, provides members with safety information, monitors safety curriculum of ABC, develops safety documents and manuals for member use and encourages STEP participation.
Chairs: Gustavo Castillo, Turner Industries Group & Scott Oliver, Harvey Builders
Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
Meets: 4th Wednesday at 11:00 AM

ADVOCACY


GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Identifies ordinances, legislation, regulation, and judicial decisions which affect the merit shop building and construction industry and determines actions to protect ABC members.
Chair: Brandon Mabile, Performance Contractors
Vice Chair: Darlene East, Holes Incorporated
Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
Meets: 1st Tuesday @ 10:00 AM

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)
Works to elect and then educate politicians at all levels and seeks to influence their opinions on issues related to the construction industry.
Chair: John Glaze, Fast Track Specialties, LP
Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
Meets: 3rd Tuesday @ 10:00 AM

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT


CONSTRUCTION CAREERS YOUTH COMMITTEE (CCYC)
Formed in 2006 as a joint effort between ABC, CMEF, and Houston Business Roundtable to promote and support Construction Industry workforce education at public schools.
Chair: Carla Thompson, Turner Industries
Staff Liaison: Steven Horton
Meets Bi-Monthly: 2nd Thursday @ 8:00 AM

 

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING COMMITTEE (ITC)
Collaborates with local area community colleges and other training sources to provide education for craft professionals.
Chair: Blair Williamson, Ref-Chem
Staff Liaison: Kristin McAdams
Meets: 1st Thursdys @ 7:30 AM

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

STAFF LIAISON – MICHELLE ASELTINE


MEMBER SERVICES
Promote ABC events and training offered by ABC/CMEF to prospective members and the general construction community through networking. Personally visits and welcomes each new member to ABC and will act as the main point of contact for new members should they have any questions about ABC membership and help them determine the best ways to get the most out of their membership. They also attend ABC events to network with prospective members.
Chair: Zeke Smith, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction
Co-Chair: Sarina Landers, Karsten Interior Services
Meets: 2nd Wednesday @ 11:30 AM – Lunch is Provided

PROGRAM COMMITTEES

STAFF LIAISON – MIMI WRIGHT


BBQ COOK-OFF
Organizes the event which is a combination of a supplier, expo, and BBQ Cook-Off.
Chair: Melanie Sharp, Craig & Heidt, Inc.

 

EVENT COORDINATION COMMITTEE
Coordinates all events, fundraisers, and mixers to maximize participation and fundraising.
Chair: Sonny Covington, Insgroup

 

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION
Plans and organizes this major chapter event to acknowledge the best projects built by ABC members.
Chair: Morgan Fountain, TDIndustries
Vice Chair: Debbie Moore, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction

 

FISHING TOURNAMENT TASK FORCE
Oversees all the logistics of the tournament including the Captain’s Party and tournament details.
Chairs: Pat Stepanski & Lee Aitken, Holes Incorporated

 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S EXPO & CRAWFISH BOIL
Plans and organizes all details for this event.
Chair: Amber Goss, Baker Concrete Construction, Ind.

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT
Plans and organizes golf tournament annually to raise money for the ABC scholarship foundation.
Chair: Buddy Rogers, Aries Building Systems
Vice Chairs: Peyton Burns, Holes Inc. & Cole Hermes, Watermark Graphics

 

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM/CASINO NIGHT
Plans all aspects of the casino-style event from start to finish.
Chairs: Sonny Covington, Insgroup & Leo Delvige, BMF Solutions LLP 

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES 


BUDGET & FINANCE
Responsible for monitoring chapter’s financial reporting, decisions and investments.
Chair: Mark Rush, Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP (mrush@hlb-cpa.com)
Staff Liaison: Steven Tillis
Meets: 2nd Monday on even numbered months @ 11 AM

 

FACILITIES
Responsible for monitoring building facilities and contracts
Chair: Open
Staff Liaison: Shatona Gay
Meets: As needed