Associated Builders & Contractors Delaware is a member-driven organization. Members donate their time and expertise to serve on standing and special event committees, helping other members get the most from their membership.

The following is a list of ABC Committees and normal meeting times. Special event committees meet on an as needed basis before the event. ABC members are invited to join committees. Contact the ABC Delaware staff member listed under each committee for more information.

Members make a difference in the community by giving time and effort to have a positive impact on the quality of life in the First State
Committee Chairperson: Sallie Ann Conner of Schneider Trailer & Container Rental
ABC Staff Contact: Jean Toman   

Careers in Construction
Promote construction as a career with the development and implementation of programs with the high schools and middle schools.
Fourth Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. 
Committee Chairperson John Johnson, Karins Associates 
ABC Staff Contact: Ed Capodanno  


ABC is committed to supporting efforts to meet challenges and maximize opportunities in an increasingly diverse workforce with an industry that is welcoming to all people
Second Tuesday at 12 noon
Committee Chairperson: Kathy Stiller, Brightfields
ABC Staff Contact: Jean Toman 
Oversee events and programs throughout the year including ABC Showcase, Student Awards Dinner, Crab Feast, Summer Golf Outing, and the Annual ABC Delaware Awards Dinner
Second Wednesday at 12 noon
Chairpersons: Leah Curran, Tri-Supply and Equipment 
Jean Elliott, Kencor Elevator  jelliott@kencorelevator
ABC Staff Contact: Jean Toman

Provide information on emerging trends in green technology to help Delaware become a healthier and more sustainable environment in which to live and work as well as identify and implement education programs and services that are of benefit to our members. 
Second Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Committee Chairperson: Jeff DiSabatino of DiSabatino Construction Company
ABC Staff Contact: Ed Capodanno   
                                 Mike Matweychuk 

Kent/Sussex Events

Committee Chairperson: Neal Messick, Tri-Supply and Equipment nmessick@trisupplyandequipment.comMark Nauman, MacIntosh Engineering
ABC Staff Contact: Charlie Timmons

Kent/Sussex Membership
Committee Chairperson:  John Easom, ACF Engineering
Anthony Kendall, Magnum Electronics
ABC Staff Contact: Charlie Timmons

Legislative & Legal Rights
Advance the interests of all members by monitoring area labor relations cases and union activities while representing the interests of Merit Shop contractors and their employees in the policy making process of the government.
Fourth Thursday at 8:30 a.m
Committee Chairperson: John Gooden, MDavis & Sons
ABC Staff Contact Ed Capodanno      

Membership Growth & Development 
Assist ABC staff in recruiting quality oriented firms that develop programs for new member involvement and satisfaction.
Third Thursday 8:30 a.m.
Committee Chairperson: Dale Kerns, The Tri-M Group
                                             Veronica Jester, Jamestown Painting
ABC Staff Contact: Mike Matweychuk 

Public Relations
Inform construction users and the general public of the benefits of the Merit Shop philosophy as well as keep members informed of the activities of the association.  Also, administer/oversee our Annual Excellence in Construction Awards program.
Third Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
Committee Chairperson: Lorri Grayson, GGA Consruction
ABC Staff Contact Jean Toman   

Safety Health & Wellness
Be responsive to ABC members by providing training, information and notification of changing federal, state and local laws.
Third Wednesday of the month at 12 noon. 
Committee Chairperson: Marie Wright Warfel Construction
ABC Staff Contact Jean Toman       

Young Professionals
The Young Professionals Committee will promote networking and relationships within the construction industry and ABC through a series of social events, industry activities and opportunities that will develop the next generation of construction executives.    
First Thursday at 12 Noon
Committee Chairpersons Brian C. Martinenza Jr .ServiceUnlimited
Ryan Weick, Tera Technology
ABC Staff Contact Ed Capodanno Jean Toman  




Associated Builders and Contractors
(ABC) is a national association that advances and defends the principles ofthe merit shop in the construction industry and provides its memberwith an opportunity to succeed.
The ABC Delaware office is located in theAirport Industrial Parknear the intersection ofRoute 13 & 273 in New Castle.ABC Delaware31 Blevins Drive, Suite BAirport Industrial ParkNew Castle, DE 19720(302) 328-1111(302) 323-1122 faxKent/Sussex Office9283 Old Racetrack RoadDelmar, DE  19940(302) 858-2185

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