Message From the Chairman
ABC members share a commitment to meeting and exceeding their clients’ needs. This is done through a focus on quality, teamwork, creativity in overcoming challenges, fair pricing, and above all else, safety. Our members embrace innovation and new technology; we aren’t bound by restrictive collective bargaining agreements that limit originality and efficiency. We advocate for open competition and a fair marketplace in which work is earned on the basis of merit.
ABC members support the merit shop philosophy, which provides an environment that recognizes and advances each worker individually, based on his or her talents, accomplishments and aspirations. Many of those in upper management at ABC member firms have advanced from within their companies.
In response to the shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry, we have expanded our Merit Apprenticeship Program, that state’s only registered group apprenticeship program for open shop contractors. We have launched a pre-apprenticeship program to introduce young people to the industry. Our first pre-apprenticeship class, held at Malden High School, is providing opportunities for some two-dozen inner-city youth, including five women. We have developed the Building Mass Careers website and outreach program to promote the outstanding career opportunities – and excellent
wages – today’s construction industry provides.
As ABC members work together to develop the talent of tomorrow, they also collaborate each day on broad range of commercial projects throughout our region and beyond. In fact, one of ABC’s hallmarks is members working with fellow members. My firm, Plumb House, Inc., enjoys a number of wonderful relationships that date back to my father’s involvement in ABC decades ago.
Relationships and teamwork are key ABC values. The majority of the award-winning projects highlighted in this directory were completed with multiple member firms working together to achieve excellence.
The directory is a resource to help you meet your construction needs. ABC MA members take time from professional and personal lives to contribute to our organization because they believe in a strong, ethical industry that strives for excellence. Their track record bears this out.
Whatever your needs or challenges, our ABC members are ready to successfully address them. In addition to this published directory, member information is always available at www.abcma.org. Please contact us at any time if we can be of help.
President, Plumb House, Inc.
2018 ABC MA Chairman