5 Reasons Why the Price of Construction Materials is Continuing to Rise

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Expensive construction materials contribute to high housing prices and labor costs. These five reasons offer a brief explanation why material prices are continuing to rise in December. 1.Tariff Increases A hike in steel and aluminum tariffs forces contractors to increase bid prices. As a result, less projects get built. Contractors …

Look Who Joined ABC in 2018!

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2018 has been another awesome year for members at ABC, and we’re excited to invite 78 more companies into the mix! Welcome to ABC! AGGREKO Alta Vista Strategic Partners American Global American Office Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. Anthony Electrical Services Inc. Atlantic Mechanical, Inc. Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. BGE Home …

Top Tips for Construction Business Management

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Savvy contractors remember the 2008 housing crash and the ensuing failure of thousands of construction businesses. The lesson learned? Whether the economy is in boom or bust mode, it is important to utilize solid business principles. Here are 10 tips to help build or maintain a financially stable construction company: …

The 2019 Board of Directors

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ABC Baltimore is pleased to introduce its Board of Directors for the 2019 year. The board members were inducted at the ‘State of the Industry and Annual Meeting’ in November. We are looking forward to a great 2019! The Officers: Chair:  Vic Victoriano, Skillforce, Inc. 1st Vice Chair: Mark McDaniel, …

Habitat Partners with Project JumpStart; Kicks-off Third Year of Habicorps

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Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and Project JumpStart kicked-off its third year of The HabiCorps Workforce Development Program, which, with support from AmeriCorps, trains Baltimore City residents that face significant barriers to employment in the construction trades. The HabiCorps traineeship provides hands-on experience in the construction trades over the …

ABC Baltimore Member Milestone Anniversaries

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ABC Annual Meeting & State of the Industry Member Milestone Anniversaries We are pleased to honor our dedicated ABC Baltimore members that have shown their support over many years. We are happy to be your resource for all things construction. 55 Years        The Crown Electric Co. 55 Years        Fireline Corporation …

2018 STEP Award Winners

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Congratulations to the ABC Baltimore members receiving their 2018 STEP Awards. The winners will be honored at ABC’s State of the Industry and Annual Meeting on 11/7. Level Company DIAMOND A.R. Marani, Inc. DIAMOND Gilbane Building Company DIAMOND Harkins Builders, Inc. DIAMOND Lewis Contractors DIAMOND MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC DIAMOND …

New Projects in ‘The Pipeline’

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Falls Road Project Proposed 152 units (11 Studios, 137 one/two bedrooms, 4 three bedrooms), retail, office and restaurant space. Four existing buildings to be razed. 6241 Falls Rd Baltimore, MD 21209 Design underway 520 S CAROLINE ST Demolition Hearing One – Determination of Architectural Significance 520 S CAROLINE ST Baltimore, …

ABC Launches Lowe’s Discount Program

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ABC is excited to announce our new partnership with Lowe’s that can help member companies save on materials, tools and supplies online or in Lowe’s retail stores. The Lowe’s Accounts Receivable card helps you manage your business and save money. LAR cardholder’s enjoy 5% off every day purchases and ABC …

See what our members are up to!

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See what ABC members are up to! To submit your company’s news, email Ally D’Ovidio. University of Baltimore debuts $23.8M ‘library of forever’ project Constructed by Plano Coudon Read more >> MacKenzie Capital Secures $10.3 Million for Hotel Development, Rehoboth, DE MacKenzie Capital, LLC, are pleased to announce they have …

See What ABC Firms are Among Baltimore’s Fastest Growing

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Congratulations to Baltimore’s fastest growing companies list in the Baltimore Business Journal. American Office BFPE International Bozzuto Group CAM Construction Concrete Protection & Restoration Ecotone KCI Technologies Mahogany Southway Builders Stella May Contracting Walter Electric We are extremely proud of our ABC Baltimore members. For the full article, visit here.

October is Careers in Construction Month

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For recent high school graduates, people interested in changing professions and those seeking a second chance at the American Dream, there is no better time to join the construction industry. A career as a construction craft professional doesn’t require a four-year college degree; workers are educated through earn-while-you-learn, continuing education …

See new projects in ‘The Pipeline’

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Tru Hotel by Hilton Sub-division of existing property into two parcels. Existing parking lot to become 8 story hotel, Tru-Hotel by Hilton, and designated as Parcel ‘A’, 411 S. Central Ave. Existing office and restaurant to become Parcel ‘B’ and remain 415 S Central Ave. 415 S CENTRAL AVE Baltimore, …

Help Increase Participation in ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator, which reflects the amount of work that will be performed by commercial and industrial contractors in the months ahead, reached a record high of 9.9 months in the second quarter of 2018, a 12.2 percent increase from the first quarter of the year. This national forward-looking …

Meet a ‘ABC’s of MWBE Certification’ Panelist: Brittany Tegeler

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As CEO and managing member of Tegeler Construction & Supply, a W/MBE, Britt can’t wait to answer your questions on getting certified at the ‘ABCs of MWBE Certification’ Panel Discussion and Network on October 3rd from 4-7 pm. Britt’s experiences and path toward her certification makes her a subject-matter expert …

Larry Lopez, chair of ABC’s Diversity Committee, testifies in front of U.S. House to discuss the “Local Impact of Economic Growth”

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On September 27th, Larry Lopez, CEO of Green JobWorks and chair of ABC National’s Diversity Committee, testified to the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access The Subcommittee’s goal is to examine how the recent economic expansion is affecting minority-owned small businesses. The hearing’s focus …

Meet a ‘ABC’s of MWBE Certification’ Panelist: Renee Cooper!

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As president of The Four Thirteen Corporation, a WBE, Renee can’t wait to answer your questions on getting certified at the ‘ABCs of MWBE Certification’ Panel Discussion and Network on October 3rd from 4-7 pm. Renee’s experiences and path toward her certification makes her a subject-matter expert on this panel. …

See what our members are up to!

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See what ABC members are up to! To submit your company’s news, email Ally D’Ovidio. Manekin Construction Participates in WMAR’s Built Upon a Dream Manekin Construction was honored to once again be part of the WMAR Built Upon A Dream project which coordinated their efforts for the St. Elizabeth School . Read …

ABC Members Listed in Top Private Companies in Baltimore

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The Baltimore Business Journal annually publishes the list of the Top Private Companies in the Baltimore area based on the percentage growth in annual revenue. Congratulations to the ABC Member companies that are developing Baltimore! Bozzuto Alban Cat Wohlsen Construction Co Harkins Builders Inc. Merritt Companies KCI Technologies Vinton Schafer …

Maryland Pay-stub Information Requirements: What you need to know

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Maryland now requires that earned and used PTO/Sick Time be displayed on employee pay-stubs for employers with 15+ employees Maryland prohibits including Social Security Numbers on paystubs Pay-stubs must be distributed every pay cycle for employers with 15+ employees Pay-stubs can be in paper form or electronic delivery (for employees …