Centennial, CO – November 7, 2022: The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors has announced the recipients of its annual Excellence in Construction® Awards. This year’s 14 world-class construction projects display local contractors’ commitment to safety, innovation and quality in planning, executing and delivering construction projects. The award-winning construction projects for 2022 are listed below. Many of ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter’s EIC projects will go on to compete in the 33rd annual National EIC Awards during ABC Convention 2023 in Kissimmee, Florida.
2022 ABC ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER EIC WINNERS AND CATEGORIES:
( * indicates Excellence and first place, ** indicates Merit and second place)
*FCI Constructors, Inc., Northglenn Civic Center, Institutional: $25 to $100 million
*Hensel Phelps, Denver International Airport Great Hall Project – Phase 1, Mega Projects: All projects over $100 million
*iiCON Construction Colorado, LLC, USFS Colorado Springs Air Tanker Base, Federal Government/Military: Less than $10 million
*MTech Mechanical, Anschutz Health Sciences Building, Mechanical: Commercial: More than $10 million
**Duro Electric, Northglenn Recreation Center, Electrical: Commercial: $2 to $10 million
**Encore Electric Inc., PSD Schools: Wellington and Prospect, Electrical: Institutional: More than $10 million
**Encore Electric Inc., Valley View Hospital Central Energy Plant Expansion, Electrical: Commercial: $2 to $10 million
**Encore Electric Inc., University of Colorado Anschutz Health Science Building, Electrical: Commercial: More than $10 million
**FCI Constructors, Inc., Thyra Thomson Office Building, Commercial: $25 to $100 million
**Greiner Electric, Tributary Clubhouse, Electrical: Commercial: Less than $2 million
**Kuck Mechanical Contractors LLC, Eaton Middle School, Mechanical: Commercial: Less than $2 million
**Milender White, Stout Street Recuperative Care & Legacy Lofts, Other Construction
**RK Mechanical, Kiewit RidgeGate Campus (K1 and K2), Mechanical: Commercial: More than $10 million
**RK Steel, CU Anschutz Health Sciences Building, Specialty Construction: Commercial $2 to $10 million
PROJECTS OF THE YEAR WINNERS
General Contractor Project of the Year
Hensel Phelps, Denver International Airport Great Hall Project – Phase 1
Specialty Contractor Project of the Year
MTech Mechanical, Anschutz Health Sciences Building
About the Excellence in Construction® Awards: ABC’s Excellence in Construction® Awards is the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. The Excellence in Construction Awards celebration honors the nation’s most innovative and high-quality construction projects, safety programs and diversity programs.
About ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter: Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter is dedicated to advancing the Merit Shop philosophy. We provide to our diverse member companies, their employees, and the construction industry, leadership, safety education, workforce development, advocacy, and other services to ensure members a competitive advantage.
Contact: Ann Guiberson, 303.832.5812, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us at our ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter holiday mixers on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Mash Lab Brewing & Kitchen in Northern Colorado, and Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver. ABC Members and Guests are welcome to attend. Please register in advance. Sponsorship opportunities are available. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!
Registration is now open – reserve your spot today:
Join other ABC members and be recognized! There's still time to complete your ABC 2022 STEP application and be recognized. Our ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter STEP application deadline is Thursday, December 15th at 5:00pm. This is also the ABC National application deadline.
What is STEP?
ABC’s STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) is a program that was implemented in 1989 and has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work.
~ STEP was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. ~
Participating ABC member companies measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents.
Why Participate in STEP?
Participating in STEP will help make improvements to your safety program and if that isn’t reason enough to fill out an application, other benefits of being a STEP member include being eligible for Accredited Quality Contractor, Top Performers and National Safety Excellence Awards, and an opportunity to be recognized at both local and national levels.
STEP helps contractors focus their safety effort to have the highest impact and best measurable results.
~ Comparing data from the STEP program with other data from the field show that STEP participants are up to 645% safer than the industry average. ~
ABC will provide information on best practices that will reduce TRIR, DART and EMR, and you will be able to measure improvement from year to year.
Getting started with STEP is free, and it can help lower workers compensation insurance rates.
WHO Should Participate?
Commercial and industrial contractors as well as suppliers who want to make a commitment to achieving world-class safety performance who perform work in the following NAICS codes.
Members that are suppliers are also welcome to apply!
We would love to see you become part of STEP, visit abc.org/step for more information and to start filling out your application today.
Hello ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Members:
There is never a slow time in the construction industry. October is here and I am delighted to share this chapter update with you.
WHERE WE ARE
Our New Team: Our newly recruited team is on board with more than 50-years of combined association experience. Heather Santos is our new Operations Manager. Heather is working across the organization in operations, administration, membership, and events. Amanda Segebart is our new Education and Workforce Development Specialist. Amanda will be involved with safety and education programs, workforce development activities and communications. Lori Bond is our part-time office assistant. Our staff team knows associations and has the experience to support our strategic vision. We can’t wait for you to meet and connect with them.
New Chapter Office: Our new office is in the Denver Tech Center. It has great space for committees, members, and business partners to gather and meet. We’ll be hosting a meet and greet before the end of the year to give members a chance to stop by, check it out and meet the new team.
Strategic Planning Underway: Our 2023 strategic planning is underway and proceeding well. The Board of Directors and staff recently met with Mike Bellaman, CEO ABC National for a discussion on the core principles of ABC and our chapter’s responsibilities locally. Our entire planning focus is to meet member needs and improve service to members. We are working on both internal and external priorities and on improvements that will enhance our programs and service to members. When the plan is complete it will be in alignment with ABC National’s four pillars – Health and Safety; Political Advocacy; Workforce Development; and Membership Growth. We will share regular updates with you.
Membership Survey: To best understand the membership’s current needs and priorities, we will be soliciting member input. Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 4th) an electronic member survey will be emailed to the primary contact for each member company. Your voice matters!
New Website Coming Soon: We are all about stepping up our game. Keep an eye on your inbox for our new website launch.
WHERE WE ARE WITH MEMBERSHIP
Membership renewals will go out on Tuesday, October 11th and will be emailed to the primary contact for each member company.
An updated partnership program will be announced and available in November. At the request of ABC National, our partnership program will be offered separately from dues renewals. If you are doing budgeting before then please feel free to give me a call at the office and we’ll be happy to provide insight on the program. As always, please reach out with your questions and either myself or a board member will assist you.
Call for Board Members: One way to support our ABC community is to serve on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is seeking prospective candidates for several board positions. An announcement will go out this week to members. We are inviting individuals that want to serve on the board and want to serve the industry as a leader.
Remaining 2022 Chapter Events and Looking Ahead to 2023:
Thank you for your membership and for supporting the ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter. Please feel free to contact me anytime if I can be of assistance or if you would like more information on any topic.
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Associated Builders and Contractors’ Rocky Mountain Chapter announces its endorsement of Joe O’Dea for U.S. Senate. ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter represents 150 local contractors in the industrial and nonresidential construction sector throughout the state, and O’Dea is a local construction business owner.
“ABC Rocky Mountain is proud to endorse Joe O'Dea for U.S. Senate because Joe is a construction worker who understands our industry and he will fiercely protect free enterprise,” said Kelly Eustace, 2022 chair of the ABC Rocky Mountain Board of Directors and president of Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Joe knows the importance of championing policy that will create quality jobs and strengthen workforce development across the country. There’s a massive skilled workforce shortage of 650,000 this year alone, and electing leaders like Joe ensures our industry can build the people who are building the places where we live, work, play, heal and learn.”
“I was a union carpenter and I saw quickly how the leadership prioritized politics over their workers,” said Joe O’Dea, candidate for U.S. Senate and owner of Concrete Express, Denver. “That’s a big reason why my company was founded as a merit shop, a belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. I’ve fought off the unions plenty of times because they’d ultimately hurt the bottom line of my workers. I pay my employees more than a union shop, with better benefits. Colorado has found some balance, and in the U.S. Senate, I’ll be a strong, consistent voice for employees to determine their own future. I’d oppose the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, rein in the National Labor Relations Board for exceeding their rulemaking authority. We cannot govern through executive fiat; Congress must weigh in.”
ABC’s Rocky Mountain Chapter is the leading voice promoting fair and open competition in the construction industry in Colorado. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, which encourages an open competition approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation, ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter at 303-832-5812 or email: email@example.com.
The 2022 Colorado General Election is here. Ballots went out on Monday, October 17th. Across the state, Coloradans will make their voices heard by voting on a number of candidates and issues including for Governor, a U.S. Senate seat and all eight of the state’s House of Representative seats on November 8th. There are also nearly a dozen statewide ballot measures to decide on covering everything from affordable housing to psychedelic mushrooms.
This election year will prove to be one of the most important elections for the General Assembly in recent years. It’s the first election since redistricting and the Republicans in the House are looking to close the huge gap only holding 24 seats of the 65.
In the Colorado Senate, the Republicans are looking to take back the majority, which was made a little more challenging in August with Senator Kevin Priola’s announcement switching his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, making the majority 21-14. The Republicans now have to pick up 4 seats and not lose seats that they currently hold.
The ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter Board of Directors approved a list of Candidates to endorse in the upcoming Colorado General Assembly Elections. The Board also approved financial contributions to a targeted list of candidates that will be supportive of our organization and with the goal to flip the Colorado State Senate to a Republican Majority. Click below for the ABC RMC Voter Guide.
The Nominating Committee of ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter is seeking candidates for the 2023 Board of Directors. The Committee is calling for candidates that have a good understanding of ABC’s mission and core values and who want to serve the Rocky Mountain Chapter and the industry.
Serving on the Board of Directors gives members the opportunity to represent ABC locally and be an active participant in advancing the mission of ABC and the Merit Shop Philosophy. Additionally, board service provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to develop leadership skills, broaden professional relationships, benefiting your company as well as individual professional development.
All ABC members are eligible to serve on the Board. Candidates must be employed by a dues-paying company. The Committee is accepting applications for the following positions.
Here’s how to Apply:
The 2023 board slate will be presented to the membership during the Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022. The new Board term begins Sunday, January 1, 2023.
Click here to view the current Board of Directors. If you have any questions on the role of the Board of Directors please feel free to contact me. For other questions related to the Chapter contact Ann Guiberson, President/CEO at 303-832-5812.
Thank you for your membership in ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter!
Nominating Committee Chair
ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter
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ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter
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Showcase your company's talent and dedication to quality, innovation and safety by entering this year's Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards competition.
Project submission deadline Friday, September 2, 2022.
View and download our 2022 Colorado Legislative Report and Session Summary prepared exclusively for ABC RMC members.
ABC Legislative Week was conducted in mid-June in Washington DC. This event is a highlight for anyone passionate about ABC's mission of fair and open competition for all in the construction industry. Its an opportunity to hear from ABC national headquarters staff on the daily work they are doing to challenge and litigate the legislation against the merit shop. Its also a chance for our chapter leadership to meet in person with elected officials.
Board Chair, Kelly Eustace and Past Chair Dennis Walker attended this year's Legislative Week. They had the opportunity to have some good discussion with elected officials in their respective offices at the U.S. Capital. This event and these meetings show the powerful lobbying efforts of ABC and how our member interests are represented.