February
22
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Our Member Hosted Networking Mixers provide a fantastic opportunity for ABC members to connect and develop lasting relationships with like-minded industry professionals. 

This mixer is hosted by ABC Member ATCO Structures & Logistics.  They are a worldwide leader in modular design, manufacturing, and construction. They rent and sell mobile office trailers in various sizes and floor plans to suit your needs, from relocatable offices and classrooms to blast-resistant offices, washrooms and lavatories, and steel storage containers. Our workforce housing camps are known for their comfort, made for all weather conditions, and commonly in remote sites. They also design, manufacture, and assemble high-quality permanent modular buildings. These include Schools and Daycares, Recreational and Community Centers, Commercial Spaces, Affordable Housing Buildings, Health Care Clinics, Hospitals, Hotels, Motels, etc.

This event is a FREE member benefit for ABC members in good standing.

ABC Member Hosted Networking Mixer Hosted by ATCO Structures
March
1
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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 fellow 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!

 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

• Title Sponsor: $5,000 (1 available); Includes (2) teams of four, logo/name featured on all promo
materials, company name on event web page, social media recognition as Title Sponsor, one Title
Sponsor sign on the course, logo displayed on all electronic scorecards, a 2-minute introduction of the
company during the award reception. and sponsor-provided tablecloth displayed on one of the
registration tables.
• Award Reception Sponsor: $3,000 (1 available); Includes one team of four, sponsor recognition on
tournament trophies, company name on the event web page, sponsor sign on the course, logo
displayed on all electronic scorecards, and recognition during the reception, and 1-minute introduction
during the award ceremony and announcement of tournament winners.
• Swag Bag Sponsor: $2,500 (1 available); Includes one team of four, logo on swag bags given to all
players, sponsor sign on the course, logo displayed on all electronic scorecards, and recognition
during the reception. Swag bags with logo provided by the sponsor.
• Golf Hat Sponsor: $2,500 (1 available); Includes one team of four, hats with sponsor logo given to
all players, sponsor sign on the course, logo displayed on all electronic scorecards, and recognition
during the reception. Hats with logo provided by the sponsor.
• Golf Ball Sponsor: $2,500 (1 available); Includes one team of four, sponsor sign on the course, golf
balls with sponsor logo given to all players, and electronic scorecards. Recognition during the
reception. Golf balls with logo to be provided by the sponsor
• Beverage Station Sponsor: (6 Available); $1,250; Includes four representatives plus a vendor table on
the course, sponsor sign on the course, and logo on all electronic scorecards. Recognition during the
reception. ABC provides the beer. Sponsors can upgrade to a full bar but must purchase alcohol

through Wildcat.
• Beverage Cart Sponsor: (4 Available); $500; Includes two representatives plus a cart that you can
decorate, sponsor sign on the course, and logo on all electronic scorecards. Recognition during the
reception. ABC provides the non-alcoholic beverages (beer is no longer allowed on the
beverage carts).
• Electronic Scoreboard Sponsor: $750; Includes sponsor sign on the course, logo on all electronic
scorecards and recognition during the reception.
• Tee-Box Sponsor: $500; Includes four representatives plus a vendor table on the course, sponsor sign
on opposite course, and logo on all electronic scorecards. Recognition during the reception.
• Raffle Prize Sponsor: $500; Includes sponsor logo on raffle tickets, signage at the prize table, logo
displayed on all electronic scorecards, and recognition during the reception.
• Door Prize Sponsor: $300; Includes signage at door prize table, logo displayed on all electronic
scorecards, and recognition during the reception.

In-Kind Donations:
• Cook Team Sponsor: Bring your cook team to prepare amazing food during play
• Ice & Water Sponsor: Provide our guests with Ice and bottled water.
• Sunscreen/Chapstick Sponsor: Provide 300 Sunscreen or ChapSticks to distribute at check-in
• Cigar Sponsor: Sponsor receives vendor table to provide 300 cigars to distribute at check in.

Putting Contest Sponsored by Aries Building Systems, LLC

Spring Golf Tournament: Registration Open Now
March
1
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ABC Greater Houston extends an invitation to all members to participate in our food drive supporting the Houston Food Bank. As community advocates, Join us in this collective effort to make a difference. Your thoughtful donations will not only provide sustenance but also bring hope to those facing challenges. Together, let's show the strength of our ABC Greater Houston community by giving back, and creating lasting effect on the lives of those in need.

We are accepting drop offs in our office - 4910 Dacoma St. Houston, TX 77092.
More information can be. found HERE

Member Food Drive
April
4
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Get ready for an exhilarating day under the sun! Join us for ABC’s highly anticipated All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish Boil and Corn Hole Tournament, taking place on  Thursday, April 4, 2024. This event promises a perfect blend of delicious food, thrilling competition, and unbeatable camaraderie.

Indulge in the savory delights of our unlimited crawfish boil, expertly prepared by our talented ABC Member cook teams. Quench your thirst with a variety of refreshing beverages from our hosted bar. Whether you're a crawfish enthusiast or simply love a good time, this event is tailored for you.

Don't miss out on the excitement of the corn hole tournament! Watch as ABC members showcase their skills, vying for cash prizes and bragging rights. The tournament welcomes participants of all skill levels, so seize the opportunity to join in the action or cheer on your favorites.

This event is open to ABC Members and their guests, so bring along your family, friends, and clients for an unforgettable day of enjoyment. With limited space for cook teams, tournament players, and Expo Vendors, secure your spot now! Ticket prices cover the "All-You-Can-Eat" Crawfish Boil, access to the Hosted Bar, and all-around festivities.

Crawfish Boil, Corn Hole Tournament Registration NOW Open
April
17
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you and your esteemed team to attend our upcoming seminar on "How to Submit an Award-Winning Entry for the ABC Excellence in Construction Program." This seminar is designed to provide valuable insights and guidance on navigating the submission process effectively.

The ABC Excellence in Construction (EIC) competition aims to recognize outstanding projects undertaken by our contractor members at ABC Greater Houston. This recognition not only celebrates excellence in construction but also enhances awareness within the community about the exceptional quality of work delivered by Merit Shop contractors and their dedicated teams.

Participating in the EIC Submittal not only presents an opportunity for recognition but also serves as a powerful marketing tool. Winners often find that their success in the competition strengthens their credibility, leading to increased visibility and potential for repeat business. Moreover, leveraging your EIC success can significantly enhance your marketing program, positioning your company as a top-tier contractor to prospective clients.

During the seminar, we will delve into various strategies for leveraging your award-winning project to its fullest potential. From crafting compelling presentations to incorporating your achievements into your marketing materials, we'll explore how you can effectively showcase your excellence to clients, subcontractors, and industry peers.

Additionally, we will discuss how you can use your EIC success to benchmark your company's performance within the industry. Evaluating your processes through the lens of the EIC questions can offer valuable insights for continuous improvement and growth.

Lunch will be provided.

Excellence in Construction "How To" Submit an Award-Winning Entry Luncheon
April
29
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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"Take Aim and Join Us for a Day of Fun and Networking at the ABC of Greater Houston Spring 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!"

Spring Clay Shoot: Registration Now Open!
May
10
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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ABC is thrilled to invite you and a guest, along with your supervisor and their guest, to an exclusive dinner to celebrate your completion of the immersive Leadership Forum program. We cordially invite you to join your classmates on Friday, May 10, 2024, at The Junior League of Houston, located at 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027.

 

The evening will commence with a cocktail reception at 6:00 PM, followed by a delectable dinner and ceremony at 6:30 PM. This is a great opportunity for you to relax and socialize with your colleagues and celebrate your career milestone.

 

 

ABC Leadership Forum Graduation Dinner
May
14
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the Thrills of the Captain's Party Calcutta with Exclusive Additions!

Prepare for an evening of excitement and anticipation at the ABC of Greater Houston Captain's Party Calcutta—a unique and electrifying addition to our Annual Fishing Tournament. We've got a thrilling live auction, food, and networking!

Captain's Party Calcutta Live Auction Highlights:

  • Pick up Team Shirts
  • Review of Tournament Rules: Start the evening with a comprehensive review of the Fishing Tournament rules.
  • Guide/Team Assignments: Find out who you'll be teaming up with or discover the experienced guides who will lead you to the best fishing spots.
  • Live Auction: Engage in a thrilling live auction where you can bid on remaining boats that were not purchased in advance.

Whether you're an experienced angler or eager to join the fishing action, the ABC of Greater Houston Annual Fishing Tournament, Captain's Party, Side Pot Competitions, and Captain's Party Calcutta offers an extraordinary opportunity to combine your love of fishing with friendly competition and networking.

Don't miss the boat—register today to secure your spot at this unforgettable event that promises a day of fishing excitement, friendly rivalries, and an evening of celebration and anticipation. Join us for a fantastic day on the water and an unforgettable night at the Captain's Party!

25th Annual Fishing Tournament Captain's Party
May
17
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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FRIDAYS MAY 17th, 24th, 31st | 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 : MAY 17 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 : MAY 24 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 : MAY 31 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 FEBRUARY 9th

 

Intelligent Leadership for Senior Executives
May
17
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Set Sail for the ABC of Greater Houston Annual Fishing Tournament, Captain's Party, Calcutta Live Auction, and Side Pot Competitions!

Get ready to cast your lines, engage in friendly yet profitable competition, and revel in an afternoon of camaraderie at the ABC of Greater Houston Annual Fishing Tournament.   

Fishing Tournament:

  • Hook the Big One: Join the main tournament and compete for the day's top angler title. Cash prizes await those who land the biggest catches, but that's just the beginning!

Side Pot Competitions:

  • Big Trout, Big Red, Big Flounder, Big Ugly, and Most Spots on a Red: Enter these exciting side competitions to showcase your expertise in catching specific species and win cash prizes. 
  • Best Female Team: The first-place all-women’s team will be awarded $850.
  • Top Guide Pot: Awarded to the first, 2nd, and 3rd place guided boats.
25th Annual Fishing Tournament
May
29
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you and your esteemed team to attend our upcoming seminar on "How to Submit an Award-Winning Entry for the ABC Excellence in Construction Program." This seminar is designed to provide valuable insights and guidance on navigating the submission process effectively.

The ABC Excellence in Construction (EIC) competition aims to recognize outstanding projects undertaken by our contractor members at ABC Greater Houston. This recognition not only celebrates excellence in construction but also enhances awareness within the community about the exceptional quality of work delivered by Merit Shop contractors and their dedicated teams.

Participating in the EIC Submittal not only presents an opportunity for recognition but also serves as a powerful marketing tool. Winners often find that their success in the competition strengthens their credibility, leading to increased visibility and potential for repeat business. Moreover, leveraging your EIC success can significantly enhance your marketing program, positioning your company as a top-tier contractor to prospective clients.

During the seminar, we will delve into various strategies for leveraging your award-winning project to its fullest potential. From crafting compelling presentations to incorporating your achievements into your marketing materials, we'll explore how you can effectively showcase your excellence to clients, subcontractors, and industry peers.

Additionally, we will discuss how you can use your EIC success to benchmark your company's performance within the industry. Evaluating your processes through the lens of the EIC questions can offer valuable insights for continuous improvement and growth.

Lunch will be provided.

Excellence in Construction "How To" Submit an Award-Winning Entry Luncheon
May
31
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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ABC’s Dawn of Leadership: Breakfast Forum

Guest Speaker: Captain Tom Chaby served as an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years. Throughout his career, Tom spent over 12 years deployed to over 70 countries around the world leading special operations at every level. Tom is an executive coach helping senior leaders build team effectiveness and develop performance optimization. Tom is currently working closely with  Fratarcangeli Wealth Management; Don Pablo Coffee; Globus Medical and DEX Imaging. Additionally, Tom is a public speaker focusing on leadership; team effectiveness; performance optimization and resilience. He collaborates with Fortune 500 corporations, sports teams and universities by bringing his experience and insights to help organizations grow. Tom has spoken to and worked with Bill Gates, Dennis Washington, CBRE leadership, Intuit leadership, American Medical Association (AMA), Coach Cooper and the Tampa Bay Lightning; Coach Harbaugh and the University of Michigan Football,” Coach Saban and the University of Alabama Football Team, the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Mets, and the New York Yankees coaching staffs along with dozens of other high
performance organizations.
 

 

 

 

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Leadership Development Networking Breakfast & Expo
June
20
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Elevate Your Game and Join the ABC Texas Hold'em Tournament: An Unforgettable Evening of Poker Excellence!

Prepare for an electrifying night of poker, strategy, and camaraderie at the 2024 ABC Texas Hold'em Tournament—a gaming event like no other!

Why You Can't Miss This:

  • Friendly Competition: Gather your card-playing colleagues and valued customers for a night of friendly competition that will put your poker skills to the test.
  • High Stakes: Sit at the poker table and experience the thrill of high-stakes poker, where every hand could lead to victory and fabulous prizes.
  • Fabulous Prizes: Win big with a chance to claim fabulous prizes that await the evening's top players. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the game, there's a reward in store for you.
  • Great Food and Drinks: Savor delectable food offerings and quench your thirst with cold, refreshing beverages. Enjoy the culinary delights and drinks as you strategize your way to victory.
  • Networking Extravaganza: Connect with fellow ABC members, friends, and industry peers in a relaxed and engaging environment. Forge new relationships while sharing your poker prowess.

This Texas Hold'em Tournament promises a memorable evening of excitement, competition, and good company. Don't miss the chance to elevate your game, enjoy the thrill of poker, and connect with the ABC community.

Register today to secure your spot at the 2024 ABC Texas Hold'em Tournament—an event that combines skill, strategy, and camaraderie for an unforgettable night of poker excellence. Join us and make this year's tournament a winning hand!

Texas Hold' Em Tournament
July
19
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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 & PAC Fundraiser
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

 

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September
20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Step into the Spotlight at the ABC of Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards Gala: Where Networking and Recognition Shine Bright!

Prepare for an enchanting evening of celebration and recognition at the prestigious ABC of Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards Gala. This event brings together the best and brightest in merit shop construction, honoring the most outstanding construction projects and contractors of the year for their remarkable achievements in leadership, safety, innovation and inclusion, diversity, and equity.

What Awaits You:

  • A Night of Excellence: Join us as we shine a spotlight on the exceptional projects that define excellence in construction. The Excellence in Construction (EIC) program is a yearly self-nominating award where general and specialty contractors proudly submit their projects for recognition.
  • Outstanding Projects: Witness the unveiling of outstanding projects that showcase the skill, innovation, and dedication of ABC members in our region. These projects represent the pinnacle of achievement in the construction industry.
  • Networking Extravaganza: Connect with industry leaders, professionals, and fellow ABC members during a night filled with networking opportunities. Forge valuable relationships that can lead to future collaborations and success.
  • Recognition and Applause: Celebrate the achievements of the industry's best as we honor the award-winning projects and the teams behind them. Applaud the ingenuity and craftsmanship that have shaped our region's construction landscape.
  • Inspiration and Insight: Gain inspiration from the remarkable projects and the professionals who have brought them to life. Discover the latest trends, technologies, and innovations driving the industry forward.

The ABC of Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards Gala is more than an event; it celebrates the talent, dedication, and innovation that define our industry. Whether you're a project leader, a construction enthusiast, or a supporter of excellence in construction, this gala promises an unforgettable evening.

Mark your calendar, reserve your seat, and be part of the ABC of Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards Gala—an event that honors excellence, fosters connections, and inspires a brighter future for the construction industry. Join us in celebrating the projects that shape our world!

Excellence in Construction Awards Gala ( BLACK TIE AFFAIR)
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
8:00 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