Charter Cup Winner 2021

Matthew Degli Obizzi Honored with Charter Cup

This year’s winner is Matthew Degli Obizzi of Ralph G. Degli Obizzi and Sons.  This award is presented annually to the ABC contractor member who exemplifies the true meaning of the Merit Shop philosophy and has contributed to the success of the association.


Matthew speaks loud and clear for the merit shop. Ralph G. Degli Obizzi and Sons is a founding member of ABC Delaware doing work in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has served on the Board of Directors and held every office in the association including Chairman of the Board in 2018.  He is a third-generation leader of ABC from his family. His father Ralph Sr. served as Chair in 1993 and his brother Ralph Jr. served as chair in 1999. He also served a 3-year term on the ABC National Board of Directors.

Matthew shows incredible passion for the protection of free enterprise and open competition and is never afraid to speak out on his beliefs.  He is one of the most avid supporters of ABC and promotes our association on daily basis with his employees and friends.

He has served as a former chair of our Careers in Construction Committee and spearheaded our effort with attracting young men and women into the industry. He also was the driving force behind ABC’s efforts with local vocational school districts in providing them with support for their open houses, co-op programs and summer camp.

He has always been one of the first members to step up and help ABC on legislative matters, growing membership or promoting the importance of engaging future leaders into our association to create the next generation of ABC supporters. Ralph G. Degli Obizzi and Sons has a long and distinguished record of support to our association through committee involvement, event participation and volunteer work.

He has been a strong supporter and contributor of both our local Political Action committee and our national Political Action committee which help elect pro-merit shop legislators.

“Matthew is one of the most avid supporters of ABC and promotes our association on a daily basis to employees and friends,” said Edward Capodanno, President of ABC Delaware.  “He is constantly advocating careers in construction and the great opportunity it can provide people.  He is an individual that truly embodies the spirit of ABC and is well deserving of this award.”

1986S. Kenneth AdamsCoastal Group, Inc.
1987S. Kenneth AdamsPace Electric, Inc.
1988James R. GordonWyman Electrical Service Company
1989Karl KrausKershaw Construction Company
1990Dennis W. NealNeal's Inc.
1991Lawrence J.DiSabatino Construction
1992Ralph G. Degli Obizzi, Sr.Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons, Inc.
1993Daniel N. DelcolloDelcollo Electric, Inc.
1994Verino PettinaroPettinaro Construction Company
1995 John S. BonkM. Davis & Sons, Inc.
1996David "Corky" JacobiJacobi Contractors
1997James A. CerulloWohlsen Construction Company
1998Ronald T. MooerJ.A. Moore & Sons, Inc.
1999John W. Walker, Sr.J.W. Walker & Sons
2000Leonard IaconoDaisy Construction Company
2001Ralph G. DegliRalph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons, Inc.
2002Steven G. DignanPaul A. Nickle
2003John W. Walker, Jr.J.W. Walker & Sons
2004Robert C. SuppeRC Fabricators
2005Richard H. TremlDelcard Associates
2006William B. RobinsonGeorge & Lynch
2007Michael B. BerardiNason Construction
2008Gary DrumhellerSC&A Construction
2009Stanley R. SykoraErco Ceilings, Blinds & Floors
2010Douglas JohnstonBruce Industrial
2011Richard RettigMerit Mechanical
2012Lew MorrisonCounty Group
2013Joe SwarterCustom Iron
2014John GoodenMDavis
2015Joe MorettoPearce & Moretto
2016Sonny TelfordSobieski Life Safety
2017Paul LanganTri-M Group
2018Lorri GraysonGGA Construction
2019Steve LexPettinaro Construction
2020Thomas DilleySmucker Company