Charter Cup Winner 2023

Mike Horsey Honored with Charter Cup


Mike Horsey is the winner of the 2023 Charter Cup. This award is presented annually to the ABC contractor member who exemplifies the true meaning of the Merit Shop philosophy and has contributed most to the association.

Mike has shown incredible passion for the protection of free enterprise and open competition in Delaware and is never afraid to speak out on his beliefs.

He has served a six-year term on the Board of Directors. He also has served on various committees including Legislative/Legal Rights, Kent/Sussex Advisory Committee, and most recently, chaired the Kent/Sussex Membership committee.

Mike 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 the association to create the next generation of ABC supporters. He was instrumental in our expansion into Kent/Sussex counties, truly making us a statewide organization. He helped with recruitment of new members and informing them of the membership benefits. He recently was the driving force behind our efforts to recruit residential developers to the association and the formation of a residential committee that meets to discuss issues and concerns affecting their businesses.

He has been a strong supporter and contributor of both our local Political Action Committee and national Political Action Committee, which helps elect pro-merit shop legislators. He also encourages other ABC members to get involved in the legislative process and guides them understanding the value of having your voice heard.

“Mike is one of the most avid supporters of ABC and promotes our association on a daily basis with his employees and friends,” said Edward Capodanno, ABC Delaware President.  “He is constantly advocating the benefits of belonging to our association and what the return on investment will be for your company. 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
2021Matthew Degli ObizziRalph G. Degli Obizzi and Sons
2022Jeff DiSabatinoDiSabatino Construction