ABC Fort Wayne Groundbreaking Ceremony 9/3/20

ABC is excited to be co-hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for our newly acquired facility this Thursday, September 3 at 1:00 p.m. with Felderman Design-Build. Felderman was awarded the remodeling project at the facility which is located at 4201 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne-the old HHGregg building.

We would like to invite you, our members and friends, to join us for this momentous occasion! This event will be held outside, but please be sure to bring a mask. We will have masks available should you need one.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Board Trustees for their efforts in securing this facility and for their due diligence in providing us with the visibility and space that were so greatly needed. 

Rob Griffith, Gaylor Electric, Inc. – Chair

Kris Griffith, Ferrer Mechanical Services, Inc.

John Fredericks, Fredericks Inc. Contractors

Brian Muncy, Somerset CPAs

Travis Ayers, Lehman’s Mechanical Contractors

Scott Starks, Royal Flush Plumbing

Dan Babcock, James Babcock, Inc.

Jacob Kerr, Brandt Construction, Inc.

Vic Szczechowski, ATS, All Trades Staffing, Inc.

Mike Webster, freije engineered solutions company

Mendel Smith, SCS Construction Services, Inc.

Dan Drewry, Drewry Simmons Vornehm

Please call or email me to let me know if you can attend, and I hope to see you Thursday!

Felisha Anderson

Council Manager – Northeast/Northwest

4615 Ellenwood Drive

Fort Wayne, IN  46806

260-441-9897, Ext. 160

260-441-9846 Fax

2020 STEP Applications Due July 31st

I know this year started out a little bumpy, and we haven’t had our safety meetings where we remind everyone to complete their STEP applications. So this email is being sent to remind everyone that the 2020 STEP applications are due Friday, July 31. This deadline gives ABC national time to review and verify the applications, print the certificates and get them in our hands prior to our Gala. This year, the Gala will be held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

Congratulations to our 2020 STEP participants to-date! I know there are a number of companies that started the application but have yet to complete it. Don’t forget to finish them up!

As a reminder, there is no charge if you complete the online application. If you choose to print and mail the application, there is a $35 charge. If you want to learn more about ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, click HERE.

ABC’s Top Performers

ABC’s Top Performers lists recognize ABC member contractors’ achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified. Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the listings highlight contractors that have earned ABC’s Accredited Quality Contractor credential for their commitment to corporate responsibility in quali-ty, safety, talent management, education, community relations and diversity; those that won nation-al Excellence in Construction,® Safety Excellence and Diversity Excellence awards; and those that hold des-ignations awarded to diverse companies to help procure work from government and private entities.
The 2020 lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 120 General Contractors, Top 30 Electrical Contrac-tors, Top 20 Plumbing/HVAC Contractors and Top 30 Specialty Contractors, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top 75 Performers With Special Designations.
To be eligible, Top Performers demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 827% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2020 Safety Performance Report. Visit for additional details.

CONGRATULATIONS to Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky Chapter’s 2020 Top Performers for your hard work and dedication to the merit shop philosophy!
Top 200 Performers Ranked by Work Hours
20 – Gaylor Electric, Inc.
52 – Titan Contracting
81 – Scott, Murphy & Daniel, LLC
148 – Meyer Najem Construction
156 – Runnebohm Construction Co.
162 – Steinberger Construction, Inc.
184 – Wurster Construction Co., Inc.
199 – Summit Construction Co., Inc.
Top 75 Performers w/Special Designations
STEP Gold and above members ranked by work hours
41 – T.E.M. Group, Inc.

2019 EIC Award Winners