ABC Craft Professionals Rank in the Top 3 at the National Craft Championships

Long Beach, CA, 3/22/18– Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) brought home four medals at this year’s National Craft Championship competition in Long Beach, CA. The apprentices from Indiana/Kentucky competed alongside 170 of the association’s top craftsmen from 28 states. Apprentices can win a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Safety medal for their performance.  “The National Craft Championships is a great opportunity to show off the exceptionally skilled and well-trained craftsmen and women that work on Associated Builders and Contractors member job-sites,” said 2018 ABC National Past Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc. Indianapolis. “ABC looks forward to showing off the very best the merit shop construction industry has to offer and drawing needed attention to the terrific career opportunities available in the construction industry.”

The competitors from Indiana/Kentucky received the following awards:

Silver Medal, Austin Tingler, DEEM LLC (Indianapolis, IN)
Silver Medal, Lucas Anderson, Gaylor Electric Inc. (West Lafayette, IN)
Silver Medal, Geoff Lippert, Ellis Mechanical Inc. (Indianapolis, IN)
Sprinkler Fitting
Bronze  Medal, Zach Dague, Brenneco Fire Protection (Flora, IN)
ABC Indiana/Kentucky also recognizes the following Craft Champions who competed:

Travis Helmuth, Electrical- Commercial/Industrial, J.O. Mory (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Justin Spivey, Pipefitting, DEEM LLC (Indianapolis, IN)
Randy Waterman, Carpentry, Ancon Construction (Goshen, IN)
Mark Zeller, Electrical- Commercial/Residential, Huff Electric (Indianapolis, IN)

Finally, Gene Senter, an Electrical 3 Instructor for the chapter, was recognized as a National Craft Instructor of the Year Finalist.

In addition to the strong performance of our apprentices, ABC of Indiana/Kentucky received 3 membership awards (for achieving 90% retention, for achieving growth, and meeting our annual membership goal for 2017) at the annual Chapter Awards Luncheon. ABC Indiana/Kentucky is thrilled with the high performance of our chapter at the 2018 National Craft Championships!