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?
Turner Industries is very active with ABC/CMEF. My involvement is on the CMEF side of the house. I am a past committee chair for the Craft Training Committee and take an active role still with that committee and also serve on the Industrial Contractor Committee and the CCYC committee. I serve on Task teams when asked and always try to be sure Turner supports events set up by CMEF.
Why did you decide to become involved with ABC/CMEF?
When I took my position with Turner Industries Group in 2014, my management team wanted stronger involvement with ABC/CMEF. The first task I involved myself within the Houston region five years ago was with CMEF. After spending some time visiting with that group, I saw the value for our employees and our involvement has continued and grown since that first meeting.
What’s your greatest achievement (personal or professional) and how has it shaped the person you are today?
My greatest professional achievement was being promoted to a Regional Manager for Turner Industries Group. I am very proud of the company I work for and strive to support our employees. Seeing our graduates at CMEF graduation and looking at their families pride is what encourages me to continue to support craft progression. My success with this company falls 100% on the support I receive from my Management team. Working for a company that values Workforce Development and receiving the guidance that my senior management gives me makes my team very successful.
What’s the best piece of advice you have to offer for someone new to the industry?
Go to school to support your Craft Progression. Take advantage of the courses that CMEF offers.
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
December 2018 – Kandrekia Bryant, Oxford Builders
November 2018 – Luis Rivera, MEMCO
October 2018 – Sarina Landers, Karsten Interior Services
September 2018 – Ed Hoffmann, Function-4
August 2018 – Lhoren Morris, Occucare International
July 2018 – Matthew Knight, Aggregate Technologies
June 2018 – Pat Stepanski, Holes, Inc.
May 2018 – John Glaze, Fast Track Specialties
April 2018 – Jon Parow, Comfort Systems USA South Central
March 2018 – Lee Aitkin, Holes, Inc.
February 2018 – Danny Myers, Lighthouse Video Surveillance
January 2018 – Mark Rush, Ham, Langston, & Brezina