June
20
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Casino Night & Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
June
20
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Unlocking Success in Project Management: Insights from Leaders Across the Construction Industry

Course Description

Unlock the secrets to successful project management with insights from top leaders in the construction industry. This course offers high-level tips and strategies to effectively manage your projects from start to finish. You'll learn critical skills in estimating and cost management, scheduling, and handling construction claims. Whether you're a seasoned project manager or new to the field, this course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to elevate your project management capabilities.

8-8:30 Registration/ Networking/ Breakfast
8:30-10:30 Panels


Key Topics Covered:

  • Estimating and Cost Management: Learn the best practices for accurate project estimation and cost control to ensure your projects stay within budget.
  • Scheduling: Master the art of scheduling to keep your projects on track and meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Construction Claims: Gain expertise in handling construction claims, including strategies for prevention and resolution.

Join us to enhance your project management skills and lead your construction projects to success.

Unlocking Success in Project Management: Insights from Leaders Across the Construction Industry
July
18
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The Associated Builders and Contractors Leadership Forum presents you and your employees an opportunity to take potential or current leadership skills to the next level of success. These highly interactive sessions facilitated by industry leaders will sharpen even a seasoned leadership professional to effectively develop leadership skills that enable all participants to get the best results through the activities of others in the workplace.

Contact: Danielle Hardy Phone : 713-523-6222 Email : d.hardy@abchouston.org Web : abchouston.org

 

2024 Summer Session Dates

July 18 & 19

August 2

August 16

August 30

September 13

September 27

October 11

October 25

2024 ABC Summer Leadership Forum
July
19
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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Elevate Your Day at the ABC of Greater Houston Safety Networking Breakfast and Expo!

Are you prepared to kickstart your morning with a hearty breakfast and connect with the industry's safety trailblazers? Then mark your calendar for the ABC Greater Houston Safety Networking Breakfast—an event beyond mere networking and delivering an immersive experience dedicated to safety excellence.

What Awaits You:

  • Honoring Excellence: Join us in celebrating and congratulating our newest members, the 2024 Top Performers and STEP Award Recipients from Greater Houston. These safety champions have set the gold standard for excellence and leadership in our industry.
  • Expert Insights: Be inspired by a special guest, ABC National's Director of Safety, who will unveil the highly anticipated 2024 Safety Performance Report. Gain valuable insights into the most crucial safety trends and developments in the construction world.
  • Networking Extravaganza: Expand your professional network as you engage with fellow safety enthusiasts, industry leaders, and experts. Forge connections that can lead to collaboration and knowledge-sharing.
  • Innovation Showcase: Learn how to contribute to cutting-edge innovations and the latest construction education and safety training trends at the Construction Careers Exposition.

This event is more than just breakfast—it's a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of construction safety, learn from the best, and celebrate the remarkable achievements of our safety champions.

Don't let this extraordinary opportunity pass you by. Register today to secure your spot at the ABC of Greater Houston Safety Networking Breakfast and Expo—an event that promises to elevate your safety knowledge, connections, and inspiration. Together, let's build a safer and brighter future for our industry!

Safety Networking Breakfast & Expo
September
9
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

"Take Aim and Join Us for a Day of Fun and Networking at the ABC of Greater Houston Fall Clay Shoot Tournament!

Prepare to test your sharpshooting skills, support a noble cause, and relish a thrilling day of clay shooting at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston's Clay Shoot Tournament.

Why You Won't Want to Miss This Event:

  • Clay Shooting Excitement: Step onto the shooting range and aim at clay targets that promise the same excitement as a real hunting experience. Whether you're an experienced shooter or a first timer, this event guarantees an unforgettable adventure.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow builders, contractors, industry leaders, and kindred spirits who share your passion for construction and advocacy. Forge relationships that go beyond the shooting range.
  • Competition and Prizes: Compete for fantastic prizes and recognition in various shooting categories. It's not just about your aim; it's about the thrill of the game!
  • Scenic Beauty: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the shooting range as you take your best shots in picturesque surroundings.
  • Food, Fun, and Fellowship: Savor delicious refreshments, enjoy a hearty meal courtesy of Holes Incorporated, and revel in the camaraderie of your colleagues and friends at the post-shoot gathering.

Whether you're a sharpshooting pro or simply seeking a day of outdoor excitement, the ABC of Greater Houston Clay Shoot Tournament welcomes participants of all skill levels. Join us for a day of shooting, networking, and celebration in the heart of Greater Houston.

Register today to secure your spot and be part of this thrilling event that combines skill, enthusiasm, and advocacy. Get ready for a day of clay shooting – lock and load!"

Fall Clay Shoot
September
13
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FRIDAYS SEPTEMBER 13th, 20th, 27th | 8AM - 3PM

Note: we are offering group discounts. Three or more from the same company, get $250 off on each. Five or more get $500 off each.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is designed for C-Suite leadership, Owners, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors and other Senior Management professionals. In addition to teaching advanced leadership skills, this course focuses primarily on the development of individual leaders, a subtle but important difference. Using trademarked, proprietary assessments that focus on leadership actions and effectiveness rather than just personality traits, and preferences.

PARTICIPANTS WILL GAIN

  • A personal development plan, customized to each participant The ability to leverage their own strengths to ignite their full potential using leading indicators.
  • Recognize and develop the strengths of others.
  • Identify and avoid leadership tendencies that derail progress and careers.
  • The ability to positively effect: safety, productivity, employee turnover, and client relations.
  • How to act courageously, honorably, and effectively in uncertain times.

 

In person sessions will be held at the ABC office. Breakfast and lunch to be provided

 

PART ONE : SEP 13 Inner-core, building the self. 

• Understanding the nine engines that drive  performance in individuals and teams. 
• The interplay between dominance and maturity  of leadership engines and how they increase or  derail the effectiveness of individuals and teams. 
• Identification and understanding of each  attendee’s personal leadership “fingerprint” i.e.,  their dominant and recessive engines and how  efficiently these engines are performing, as well  as forward looking data to understand how one’s  
individual leadership engines change in times  of stress or disruption. (Not based on personality  preferences, but on real life actions) 
• Developing strategies for leveraging existing  strengths, identifying unused strengths, and  countering immature or derailing tendencies  before they manifest themselves.  
• Development of individual core purpose  statements; the power of governing principles.

PART TWO : SEP 20 Outer-core, igniting inner core strength to positively impact outer-core  effectiveness
(critical thinking, decision making, emotional leadership, team leadership, communication,  drive for results, talent development, etc.). 

• Understanding the two engine ignitors and four  transformative values and how to apply them  to individual growth and team cohesion and  alignment.  
• IOPT: Input/Output Processing Template.  Understanding the four basic methods of  processing and acting upon information.  Understanding the interplay of the four  methods. Develop the ability to effectively  
move between these four methods to promote  understanding, buy-in and accomplishment of  goals. The leadership mindset and the effects of  vulnerability on the bottom-line. 
• Creating and promulgating a massive vision. • The power and challenge of agility. 
• Seven secrets to leading others and leaving your  legacy. 

PART THREE : SEP 27 The inseparable relationship between leadership and culture. 

• Understanding the effects of culture on  performance, safety, productivity, employee  retention, customer relations, etc. 
• The elements of a successful culture, and how  strong cultures get sidetracked. 
• Understanding the three C predictive pyramid  
and the five cultures of culture.  
• Understanding of the Stealth Cultural  Transformation Model and its application. • How to predict and achieve future superior  sustained performance of leaders. 

PART FOUR : (HELD VIRTUALLY) Applying the skills learned, maintaining motivation, the individual  development plan. 

• During parts one , two, and three (in-person)  participants will create individual development  plans with the help of a Master Certified  Executive Leadership Coach.
• After the completion of the in-person training,  participants will be grouped into smaller  “mastermind” contingents that will meet for  approx. 1-2 hours every other week for two  sessions.  
• These Mastermind” session will be facilitated by  a Master Certified Execute Coach. Attendees will  receive continued specific coaching and fine  tuning from the coach as they progress through  their personal development plan. Attendees  will benefit from the participation of the other  attendees as they share triumphs and challenges,  insights, and support. 

 

 

 

SAVE $500 IF YOU REGISTER BEFORE JULY 9th

 

Intelligent Leadership for Senior Executives
September
20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Excellence In Construction Awards Ceremony
October
3
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get Fired Up for the ABC Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Expo: Where Grilling Meets Networking, Full Bellies, and Good Times!

Calling all BBQ enthusiasts and networking aficionados! Join us for the annual ABC BBQ Cook-Off, a sizzling event that combines the love of grilling with the art of networking at the Bayou City Event Center Pavilion.

What's Cooking:

  • BBQ Showdown: Fire up your grills and showcase your culinary expertise in a friendly BBQ competition. Bring your A-game and prepare to impress the membership with your smoking skills.
  • Networking Paradise: Connect with fellow ABC members and industry professionals in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Forge new relationships while savoring the flavors of BBQ excellence.
  • Company Showcase: As an ABC member, you can host a tent and spotlight your company's products and services to an engaged and diverse audience.
  • Bring Your Crew: This event is not just for professionals—it's for the whole family! Bring your loved ones, friends, and colleagues for fun, food, and festivities.

The ABC Annual BBQ Cook-Off and Expo is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and it’s your chance to shine as a grill master and a networker extraordinaire. Share your passion for grilling, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow BBQ enthusiasts, and take advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase your company.

Mark your calendars, gather your grilling gear, and prepare to savor the flavor of success at the ABC Annual BBQ Cook-Off—an event that celebrates the art of grilling, networking, and good times. Don’t miss out on this BBQ extravaganza that brings the ABC community together in style!

17th Annual BBQ Cook off & Expo
October
17
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Join Us at the  ABC Annual Planning Conference: Shaping the Future of Our Association and Industry!

Your Association, Your Voice, Your Future!

Are you ready to significantly impact the future of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the construction industry as a whole? It's time to invest in your membership, industry, company, and employees by joining us at the highly anticipated 2025 ABC Annual Planning Conference.

What to Expect:

Strategic Focus: Our conference will incorporate the four pillars of ABC into our organization's vision for 2025.

Key Topics: Get ready to dive into thought-provoking discussions, address complex issues, and explore critical topics such as:

  • Workforce Development: How can we build a more skilled and motivated workforce to meet industry’s evolving demands?
  • The Value of Membership: Discover the value of being part of the ABC community and how it benefits your company.
  • Membership Engagement: Explore why companies join or discontinue their membership and how we can enhance their experience.
  • Political Advocacy: Learn about the importance of maintaining a strong political advocacy voice to influence policies that benefit our industry.
  • Safety Culture: Delve into fostering a culture of safety excellence within our association and among our members.

Inclusive Gathering: This one-day conference is open to all ABC members, welcoming voices from every corner of our association. However, we strongly encourage committee chairs and ABC/CMEF Board Members to attend and actively participate.

Your Voice Matters: This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard, share your insights, and collaborate with fellow ABC members dedicated to shaping a brighter future for our industry.

Action and Impact: The outcomes of this conference will guide our strategic initiatives, advocacy efforts, and association activities throughout 2025. Your involvement can lead to tangible change.

Don't miss this chance to participate in the conversation that drives the future of ABC and the construction industry. Your commitment to this event can help us build a stronger, more vibrant association that advocates for our collective interests.

Mark your calendar, register today, and be part of the 2025 ABC Annual Planning Conference—an event that empowers you to shape the future of your association and industry. Together, we build a brighter tomorrow!

2025 ABC Greater Houston Planning Conference
November
18
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tee Off for Success at the ABC of Greater Houston Golf Tournament!

Get ready to hit the greens and make your swing count at the highly anticipated Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston Golf Tournament. This event promises an unforgettable day of golf, networking, and camaraderie against the stunning backdrop of Greater Houston.

Why You Can't Miss It:

  • A Day of Golf Excellence: Prepare for an exhilarating day of golfing on a meticulously maintained course, challenging your skills and enjoying the fresh air of the great outdoors.
  • Networking Opportunities: Forge meaningful connections with industry professionals, contractors, and like-minded golf enthusiasts. Share insights, discuss opportunities, and strengthen your network.
  • Friendly Competition: Compete for exciting prizes and recognition in various categories, including the longest drive, closest to the pin, and the coveted tournament championship.
  • Scenic Beauty: Immerse yourself in the golf course's natural beauty, providing a refreshing break from your everyday routine.
  • Refreshments and Awards: Cap off your day with a delicious meal, an awards ceremony, and an opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments with colleagues and friends.

Whether you're a seasoned golfer or just looking for a fun day out on the course, the ABC of Greater Houston Golf Tournament welcomes players of all skill levels. Join us for a day of golf, friendship, and celebrating our vibrant construction community.

Register today to secure your spot and tee off for success at the ABC of Greater Houston Golf Tournament. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect, compete, and enjoy a day of golfing in the heart of Greater Houston!

Fall Golf Tournament
December
13
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate the Season with Us at the ABC of Greater Houston Annual Christmas Party and

PAC Fundraiser!

Get ready to usher in the holiday spirit with a night of festive cheer, networking, and goodwill at the much-anticipated ABC of Greater Houston Annual Christmas Party and PAC Fundraiser!

What Awaits You:

  • Festive Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the season's magic as we transform the venue into a winter wonderland. Twinkling lights, holiday decor, and a warm ambiance set the stage for an unforgettable evening.
  • Music and Dancing: Move to the season's rhythm with live music that will have you tapping your toes and hitting the dance floor. Revel in the joy of dancing with fellow ABC members and friends the night away.
  • Delectable Delights: Savor mouthwatering holiday treats and culinary delights. Our Christmas party is a culinary extravaganza that promises to delight your taste buds.
  • Beverages and Libations: Raise a glass and toast to the holidays with various beverages, including festive cocktails, wine, and more. It's a time for merriment and celebration!
  • Live and Silent Auction: Participate in our live and silent auction, where you can bid on exclusive items and experiences. All proceeds from the auction benefit the ABC Political Action Committee (PAC), supporting our advocacy efforts.
  • Networking Extravaganza: Connect with industry leaders, professionals, and fellow ABC members in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Forge valuable relationships that can lead to future collaborations and success.
  • Supporting the PAC: Your participation in this event directly contributes to our PAC's mission of advocating for a strong and prosperous construction sector in Greater Houston. Join us in making a difference!
  • Spread the Joy: Feel the season's warmth by bringing your colleagues, friends, and loved ones to share in the holiday spirit.

The ABC of Greater Houston Annual Christmas Party and PAC Fundraiser is more than just a party; it's an opportunity to celebrate the season, connect with industry peers, and make a meaningful contribution to our advocacy efforts.

Mark your calendar, don your festive attire, and join us for a night of holiday magic, music, dancing, and goodwill. Together, we can make this season extra special and support a brighter future for construction in Greater Houston. Don't miss out on this joyous occasion!

Christmas Party & Inaugural Celebration