Featured Committees

    Diversity & Inclusion

    The Diversity & Inclusion Committee (D&I) is responsible for evaluating, recommending, and implementing D&I programs and trainings, working with related committees to make D&I an integral part of ABC, informing the membership of D&I developments, and conducting campaigns to increase member awareness of the need to operate in a diverse and inclusive manner.
  • Meets the 4th Thursday of Each Month at 9:00am. Breakfast Provided. Virtual option available via Zoom, sent in monthly meeting invites.
  • CHAIR Bill Brown, Tellepsen
    CO-CHAIR Darryl Samuels, D. Samuels & Associates
    STAFF LIASON Jasmine Manning
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    Young Professionals

    The ABC Greater Houston Young Professionals Committee promotes the construction industry through student outreach, markets, and manages ABC’s Scholarship Foundation, plans and participates in community service projects, facilitates the professional development of members, and above all, is an avenue for industry networking.
  • Meets 2nd Wednesday of Each Month. Meetings alternate between the ABC office and at local bars/restaurants followed by happy hours for socializing and networking.
  • CHAIR Iris Flores, TDIndustries
    VICE CHAIR Julia Bobbitt, Gray Reed
    EVENTSClaire Karsten, Karsten Interior Services
    STUDENT OUTREACHMarissa Martinez, S&B Engineers
    SECRETARYBenjamin Johnson, Colwell Electric
    STAFF LIASON Austin Vaughn
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    LOGIC

    Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston Women’s Peer Group represents the interests of women within the construction industry and assists with increasing the quality and availability to women that will promote a positive image to other women within and outside of the industry.

    Vision
    1)To assist women who are presently in the industry through education, community, and networking programs, and 2) To provide a channel for women to enter the industry workforce.
  • Meets 2nd Tuesday of Each Monthat 8:30am. Breakfast Provided. Virtual meeting option available via Zoom, sent in monthly meeting invites.
  • FOUNDERNancy Cagle, Eyesite Surveillance
    CHAIRNora Casanova, Karsten Interior Services
    CO-CHAIRWendy Arias, Harvey Builders
    COMMUNITY SERVICE CHAIRHeidi Bothmann, Holes Incorporated
    STUDENT OUTREACH CHAIRGabriela Perez, MEMCO
    HOW-TO CHAIRClaire Karsten, Karsten Interior Services
    LEADERSHIP PANEL CHAIRMakinze Hotaling, Eyesite Surveillance
    SOCIAL CHAIRTracy Vo, Construction EcoServices
    MEMBERSHIPBiddie Webb, LIMB; Taylor Messinger, Harvey Builders
    STAFF LIASON Susana Salgado
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    COMMERCIAL COMMITTEE
    Shares best practices, monitors union activity, studies industry trends, and provides educational content for commercial contractors.
    Chair: Chris Luberoff, Polk Mechanical Company
    Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
    Meets: 1st Wednesday @ 1:00 PM

    DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
    Responsible for evaluating, recommending, and implementing D&I programs and seminars, working with other committees to make D&I an integral part of all ABC programs, advising members on D&I developments, and conducting campaigns to increase member awareness of the need to operate in a diverse and inclusive manner.
    Chair: Bill Brown, Tellepsen
    Vice Chair: Darryl Samuels, D. Samuels & Associates
    Staff Liaison: Jasmine Manning
    Meets: 4th Thursday @ 9:00 AM

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
    Promotes the construction industry through student outreach, plans and participates in community service projects, facilitates the professional development of members, and above all, is an avenue for industry networking.
    Chair: Iris Flores, TDIndustries
    Vice Chair: Julia Edwards, Gray Reed & McGraw
    Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
    Meets: Meets at Events Monthly

    LOGIC – Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction
    The ABC Women’s Peer Group represents the interests of women within the construction industry: protecting, inspiring, and assisting with increasing the quality and availability of women entering the industry. The committee will promote a positive image of the industry to other women within and outside of the industry.
    Chair: Nora Casanova, Karsten Interior Services
    Vice-Chair: Wendy Arias, Harvey Builders
    Staff Liaison: Susana Salgado
    Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30 AM – Breakfast Provided

     OSHA PARTNERSHIP
    A strategic partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration with the overall goal of maintaining a relationship that focuses on preventing fatalities, controlling or eliminating serious hazards, and improving the safety management system. (Open to ABC-OSHA Partners only.)
    Chair: Rick Garza, Harvey Builders
    Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
    Meets: 4th Wednesday at 10:00 AM

    SAFETY
    Investigates new safety information and programs, provides members with safety information, monitors safety curriculum of ABC, develops safety documents and manuals for member use and encourages STEP participation.
    Chair: Gustavo Castillo, Turner Industries
    Staff Liaison: Austin Vaughn
    Meets: 4th Wednesday at 11:00 AM