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 …

Are Your Employee Handbook Policies Creating Legal Liability?

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By: Gregory Currey, Partner, Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP How many of you have seen this on tv before – a lawyer drafting a contract puts a comma in the wrong place, costing his client millions of dollars and sabotages a deal?  While you may not think this could happen …

A Reminder to Read the “Fine Print” in Insurance Policies

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By Don Walsh with WC & S A tough lesson was learned by a General Contractor who did not check the insurance policy purchased by its subcontractor. Owners and contractors typically require firms they hire to have liability insurance and name them as additional insureds should they ever get sued …

Meet a ‘ABC’s of MWBE Certification’ Panelist: Debra Mirabile!

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As president and CEO of DSM Contracting, a WBE, Debra 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. Debra’s experiences and path toward her certification makes her a subject-matter expert on this panel. …

ABC Baltimore Wants to Help Your Minority-Owned Business to Get Certified

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Two ABC groups – The Women in ABC and The ABC Diversity Council – have teamed up to provide construction companies with the opportunity to learn more about the certification process, the importance of getting certified, and the opportunities available to certified minority and women-owned business in construction. The panel …

Mike Rowe’s ‘Returning the Favor’ to Project JumpStart

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‘A man afraid to work is a man afraid to live,’ Antoine Boykins, Project JumpStart graduate tells Mike Rowe. Boykins, a former student of ABC Baltimore’s pre-apprenticeship program, Project JumpStart, and current supervisor with Scaffold Resource, is just one of the program’s many success stories. The program, which combines soft skills, …

ABC’s Four Maryland Chapters Formally Endorse Governor Hogan for 2nd Term

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The four Maryland Chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors [Baltimore Metro, Chesapeake Shores, Cumberland Valley and Metro Washington], endorse and support the re-election of Governor Larry Hogan for a second term. Collectively, the four Maryland ABC Chapters represent more than 1,400 companies throughout the state engaged in the construction industry. …

New Davis-Bacon Wage Survey is Out: Your Participation is CRITICAL

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** MERIT SHOP PARTICIPATION CRITICAL** The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it will be doing a Davis-Bacon wage survey for “Building” construction projects performed in various counties in Maryland (please see the letter from DOL for further details). The survey is for federal, state, local and privately owned projects …

Hotel and Travel Savings Programs for Your Employees – New!

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We’re excited to announce new hotel and housing programs for both members and their employees!  Our former Wyndham program was popular with many chapters, so we developed a stronger program in its place.  This is the 1st of 3 new programs we expect to launch this summer.  Details on the …