Recognizing members that stand out, go above and beyond normal volunteer activities to enhance the reputation of ABC.
Do you know a fellow member who goes above and beyond normal volunteer duties? Maybe a member who has done something particularly notable to advance the message and mission of ABC/CMEF? Or, a member who has a well-rounded knowledge of ABC/CMEF and its benefits and shares that knowledge with members and non-members alike? Maybe you know of a member who seems to be at every event or training opportunity ABC/CMEF offers? Then, nominate that member for ABC Idol!
Members with the highest level of nominations will be named ABC Idol for the month and be presented with the ABC Golden Hammer until a new ABC Idol is named!
Members who win ABC Idol receive special perks such as:
- Recognition opportunities on the ABC website, e-news, and at the ABC Office
- Special reserved VIP parking at the ABC office
- Recognition at an ABC event
Tell us about your involvement with ABC/CMEF?
I became a board member in 2012, serving on several committees/task forces including being on the executive committee, and served as ABC Chairman in 2018.
Why did you decide to become involved with ABC/CMEF?
Other than believing in ABC’s core philosophy, this industry has provided for my family for three generations, and I felt it was time to give back through my volunteer efforts.
What’s your greatest achievement (personal or professional) and how has it shaped the person you are today?
I am most proud of who I work for and my almost 25-year tenure with E.E. Reed Construction, L.P. I give credit to both my father, who taught me to work hard every day, and to the Reed Family for giving me the opportunity.
What’s the best piece of advice you have to offer for someone new to the industry?
Don’t try to outsmart your competition, you need to outwork them. Understand that this is not a 40 hour/week industry, and be proud of your work ethic.
December 2019 — Jeff Tarpinian, Commercial Southwest Team – Amegy Bank
November 2019 — Carla Thompson, Workforce Development Manager
October 2019 — Scott McAlister, Owner & President of Coastal Ice
September 2019 — Zeke Smith, Director, Strategic Pursuits – Gallant Industrial
August 2019 — Bobby Gonzales, Gonzales Commercial Electric, Inc.
July 2019 — Terry Buza, Slack & Co. Contracting
June 2019 – Amber Goss, Baker Concrete
May 2019 – Nancy Cagle, EyeSite Surveillance
April 2019 – Edwin Brink, Jacobs
March 2019 – Dwayne Boudreaux, Ref-Chem L.P.
February 2019 – Sara Bongard, SpawGlass Construction Corporation
January 2019 – Minora Monsivais, MEMCO