Young Professionals


Young Professionals Brochure

To become a member of the Young Professionals group and to join our distribution list, download our brochure.

2018 YP Brochure

Questions & Information

Have a question about getting involved with the Young Professionals? 

Contact Sydney Sachs at 303.832.5812 or

YP Spotlight

Rebecca Zollweg

RK Mechanical, Inc.

Becca Zollweg is a proud Colorado native who graduated from Colorado State University. Becca started in the construction staffing industry in 2012, working for Elwood Tradesmen as a Sr. Skilled Trades Recruiter. After two years, she moved to Reconstruction Experts, a GC that focuses on restoration and remodeling. Her passion for the industry was immediate and after getting her feet wet, set a goal of becoming a recruiter for a large contractor – which she why she is was so proud to join RK
Mechanical, Inc. in early 2016.

As a recruiter for RK, she primarily focuses on filling field, shop, and professional positions for the Energy and Steel Divisions. Becca loves networking and connecting great people to great opportunities.

In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. She has two dogs, a horse, and a cat.

New YP Logo

ABC’s Young Professionals program provides an opportunity for professionals under the age of 40 (or those who have been in the industry for less than 5 years) to network and build relationships with peers and to learn from different perspectives. The goal of the Young Professionals is to build relationships, expand skills and advance careers while continuing to promote open competition and the merit shop philosophy

Young Professionals is involved in many ABC activities and hosts events and educational classes throughout the year on a quarterly bases. Events are listed in the tabs below.

Why Join
  • Opportunity to network and build relationships.
  • Access resources on industry trends and gain insight into the future of construction.
  • Be an active part of the association as you move forward in your careers.
  • Promote ABC Chapter events and the merit shop.
Young Professionals Support Program
Young Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions
Young Professionals at ABC National.

Visit our YP Facebook Page to engage with us and see photos of our events. 

Are you interested in joining the YP Steering Committee and helping to plan our events? You can fill out this application, and we will contact you if a spot opens up. 

Networking Events

Cornhole Cup

February 8th, 2018

ABC's Annual Cornhole Competition is quickly becoming a favorite event among the Young Professionals! Our 2018 Cornhole Cup was held at Woods Boss Brewing, and we had a great time with the over 100 attendees who made it out for the fun competition and networking.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Cornhole Cup:
Erik Henry & Jason Wells with Turner Construction

Check out our pictures on Facebook from the 2018 event. 

Night at the Rockies

May 10th, 2018
6:40 Game

The sold out 2018 Night at the Rockies was a great chance for ABC Young Professionals to network and cheer on the Rockies! 

Pictures are available on our Facebook page

Volunteer Day

For our annual Volunteer Day, ABC's Young Professionals volunteered with Mile High Early Learning Center on Saturday, July 29th, helping to paint their Lowry Early Learning Center.

View photos from the 2018 Volunteer Day on Facebook.

"Mile High Early Learning is Denver’s oldest and largest provider of subsidized quality early childhood care and education—serving thousands of Denver’s vulnerable children every year since 1970."

Bites & Brews with the Board

Bites & Brews with the Board
Thursday, September 13th
Wynkoop Brewing

The first ever Bites & Brews was a success! Young Professionals had a chance to get to know ABC's Board of Directors with this unique opportunity to talk to ABC's leaders about how they've gotten to where they are today and why they choose to be involved in the association, all over delicious beer and appetizer pairings. Attendees were seated in small groups and have the chance to rotate around and speak with four different board members. 

View photos from the event on Facebook.

Executive Panel

Executive Panel

November 8th, 2018

The Young Professionals Executive Panel features a panel of speakers with opportunities for questions and discussion. 

The 2018 Panelists: 

Melinda Denney
DS Constructors, LLC
President/Woman Business Owner (WBE)

Kelly Eustace
Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Inc.
Chairman & COO

Laura Prendergast
Turner Construction Company
Project Executive

Maja Rosenquist
Mortenson Construction
Senior Vice President

Thank you to our 2018 Presenting Sponsor:

Educational Opportunities

Leadership Academy


Field Supervisory Skills


Mixing & Managing Generations

Mixing & Managing Generations
Friday, July 13th
Location: MTech Mechanical
12300 Pecos Street 
Westminster, CO 80234

Mixing and Managing the Generations: Communications Styles, Preferences and Strategies!

7:30AM to 8:00AM Breakfast and Networking
8:00AM to 10:00AM Session Presentation and Discussion

Topics Covered:
How individual experience and preferences influence communication styles
General preferences for the different generations
Tips and strategies for working well with people who have different communication preferences

Anyone looking to better communicate with those in your work place; including your peers, mentors and those you supervise.

Integrated Lean Project Delivery

Integrated Lean Project Delivery
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

What if you could add more value for your customers while meeting schedule and budget requirements? 

By recognizing the various types of waste in project delivery processes, you can start to increase productivity by implementing lean approaches. With a mindset shift, the silos set up by traditional delivery methods can be broken to allow architects, engineers, general contractors, trade partners and owners to closely collaborate and problem solve together.

Learn about a general contractor's leap into Integrated Project Delivery with 3 healthcare projects and the lessons learned along the way.A hands-on simulation will be included.

Presented by Katie Page, GE Johnson Construction Company