ABC of Florida
ABC of Florida is a collaboration between all chapters in the state. It meets six times per year with the state lobbyist and representatives from each of the four other ABC chapters in the state. One of those meetings is in Tallahassee during the Session, and one is at the state convention site. ABC of Florida sets the state legislative policy, legal policy and guides political support for state office holders.
Apprenticeship Funding Committee
This committee reflects the commitment by ABC and its members to further the services of apprenticeship training in Central Florida. ABC has established a fund to make grants at the recommendation of this committee to multi-employer Merit Shop training programs in all trades.
Business Development Committee
The Business Development Committee develops events to increase business opportunities for merit general, subcontractor, and supplier members while increasing public awareness of ABC.
The Business Development Committee oversees the monthly Builders Business Breakfast meetings with speakers from construction users, including but not limited to developers, municipalities, school districts, universities.
The mission of the Education Committee is to increase the levels of skills, knowledge, abilities, and safe behaviors for ABC Members and the Central Florida Construction Industry through consulting and training services.
This mission will be accomplished by the following activities:
Create strategic business relationships with member companies to assist them with identifying, quantifying, and sourcing needs in the training, education, developmental, and safety areas.
Identify, design, develop, deliver, and/or source high quality products and services in response to the identified needs and anticipated needs of member and industry companies.
Develop and embrace quality standards for our products and services and assure compliance with same through effective screening, professional evaluations, and periodic surveys of ABC resources and members.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday each month at noon at the ABC office. See class schedules at www.abccentralflorida.com/education.htm
Excellence In Construction Awards Committee
This Committee produces the Excellence in Construction Awards program which recognizes the outstanding quality of merit shop construction produced by Central Florida ABC member companies.
The Golf Committee produces the spring, summer, fall, and night golf tournaments.
The Legislative Committee plans programs with local lawmakers and supports ABC of Florida legislative conference. The members develops issues and a legislative agenda for the association and grassroots support for key legislative initiatives.
PAC members collect funds and then interview and distribute funds to political candidates on behalf of ABC.
Members Services Committee
Serves a dual purpose – member recruitment and retention. The committee is responsible for building an effective membership recruitment plan which identifies and implements new ways to recruit members. The committee also provides and effective member outreach program using Ambassadors to retain members and create new ways to involve members in Chapter events and activities in order to maintain a strong and growing association.
Poker Run Committee
The Poker Run Committee organizes and plans the spring and fall Poker Runs for motorcycle enthusiasts.
Programs & Events Committee
Programs and Events Committee produces “Member Doing Business with Members” events focused on networking and showcasing opportunities for our members.
• Fishing Tournament
• Legislative Hobnob
• Construction Expo
• Chili Cook-off
• Develop new networking events
Public Relations & Communications Committee
The Public Relations and Communications Committee promotes ABC, ABC members, merit shop construction and the construction industry to the local media.
Student Chapter Committee
The Student Chapter Committee facilitates communication and maintains an ongoing relationship between college students and ABC members in order to provide a positive image of construction and to attract high quality candidates to the industry.
Central Florida Chapter ABC 2012 Chairs
|ABC UCF Student Chapter Committee
||WELBRO Building Corporation
|Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund Committee
||J. Shelton Lee
|Business Development Committee
||Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
|Excellence in Construction Awards Committee
||Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC
||Labor Ready Southeast
|Member Services Committee
||Michael B. Combs
||Sutton Leasing, Inc.
||Adam H. McKinnon
|Poker Run Committee
||Speedy Concrete Cutting of Central Florida
|Public Relations & Communications Committee
||Energy Air, Inc.
|Programs & Events Committee
||Labor Ready Southeast