Message From the Chairman
The ABC MA members listed in this directory are among the finest contractors the industry has to offer. They join ABCMA with a common commitment to providing their clients with the highest level of services, which includes delivering projects that are performed with an emphasis on quality, teamwork, creativity in overcoming challenges, fair pricing, and above all else, safety. Our members focus on results; we aren’t regulated by antiquated and restrictive collective bargaining agreements that limit originality and efficiency. We advocate for open competition and a fair marketplace in which merit is the sole determinant for earning work.
Another hallmark of ABC is our promotion of members working with fellow members. There are many long-standing relationships among ABC members and the majority of the award-winning projects highlighted in this directory were completed with multiple member firms working together to achieve excellence.
ABC is committed to helping our members advance through training. ABC’s Gould Construction Institute (GCI) is a fully licensed and accredited private school that provides members with comprehensive trade, safety, and professional development training. GCI is also an OSHA Training Institute partner. Through our Merit Apprenticeship Program (MAP), Massachusetts’ only state-approved group apprenticeship program for merit shops, ABC can help build the skilled workforce of the future by providing contractors with registered apprentices in a range of trades.
In response to the shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry, we recently commenced one of our most important strategic Initiatives in many years. Attracting new entrants to the construction workforce, then developing, educating and retaining them is a challenge that must be overcome to ensure the sustainability and success of our membership and of the industry as a whole.
We plan to address this challenge head on by combining the resources and talents of our three previously mentioned entities (ABC, GCI, and MAP) to provide a platform that will educate prospective Individuals, attract them to a potentially lucrative position in the construction trades, train them in the skills they will need, license them to apply those skills, and provide them with rewarding and successful careers.
This directory is a resource to help you meet your construction needs. Our members are committed to supporting their employees, clients, fellow members, their communities, and the industry. ABC MA members believe in promoting excellence. Their track record, including the most recent winners of our Excellence in Construction Awards featured in this directory, bears out their commitment to being among the industry's best.
Whatever your needs or challenges, our ABC members are ready to address them and deliver services that are will help you achieve success.
President and CEO, Methuen Construction Co., Inc.
2017 ABC MA Chairman