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40 ABC Companies Honored by the Gould Construction Institute for Stellar Safety Performance


DSC_0964The Gould Construction Institute (GCI) honored 40 ABC-member companies for their outstanding safety performance and presented nine students with certificates marking the successful completion of their programs at GCI’s 10th annual Safety and Education Night on May 15th at the MontvalePlaza in Stoneham.

Prior to the reception and dinner, Tim Irving of OSHA led a safety seminar.

Thirty-five ABC member companies who train with the Gould were also recognized at the event, as were Gould’s instructors.

Ivan Quinchia, the chair of Gould’s Board of Directors, announced that this year’s Safety and Education Night set a record with about 240 attendees and exceeded sponsorship goals.  He also noted that GCI enrolled more than 630 students during the last school year.

Below are the member companies recognized for their safety performance, listed by the level of their award:


Brennan Interiors Contractors, Inc.


Alares, LLC

Breen & Sullivan Mechanical Services, Inc.


Electrical Dynamics, Inc.

Exterior Designs, Inc.

C. E. Floyd Company, Inc.

W.T. Kenney Company, Inc.

J. Lawrence Hall Company

Medford Wellington Service Company, Inc

Methuen Construction Company, Inc.

Metro Walls, Inc.

N.E.L. Corporation

NorthStar Construction Services Corporation

The RELCO Companies

Shawnlee Construction, LLC

C. White Marine, Inc.


Bowdoin Construction Corporation

Callahan, Inc.

CTA Construction Company, Inc.

Dellbrook Construction, LLC

Elm Electrical, Inc.

Interstate Electrical Services Corporation


Rivers Electrical Corporation

R&R Window Contractors, Inc.


Cutler Associates, Inc.

Erland Construciton, Inc.

Florence Electric

MJM Masonry, Inc.

The Middlesex Corporation

North Shore Mechanical Contractors, Inc

Pilgrim Interiors, Inc.

Piping Systems, Inc.

Tocco Corporation

R.H. White Construction Company

Windover Construction, LLC


J.M. Coull, Inc.

Kaplan Construction

Notch Mechanical Constructors

Five students received electrical trade certificates.  Christian DeJesus is from Electrical Dynamics Inc.  Four others – Michael Grzejka, Alex Jennings, David Mover and Louis LaMarca – are from Interstate Electrical Services Corporation.

Three more students received pipefitting trade certificates.  They were David Byors from E. Amanti & Sons and Connor Bilodeau and Kyle Wyatt from Notch Mechanical Constructors.

Also from Notch is Chris Harris, who received his plumbing trade certificate.


ABC MA Breakfast Event: Get your Marketing Plan Ready for 2014

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Does your marketing plan include email and social media?  Do you think Facebook and LinkedIn are a waste of time?  Join us for breakfast, get excellent insight and learn best practices on how to grow your business with email marketing & social media.  You’ll leave with easy to implement tools and tactics that can be launched immediately by anyone on your team.



  • How to build your audience through list-building and fan-building techniques
  • What types of content attract the most attention
  • How to create campaigns and calls-to-action people act on
  • What types of reporting and analytics matter to your business
  • How to integrate it all into one simple strategy

Melissa Albano-Davis, the principal of Grapevine Marketing web design and marketing firm, helps business stop wasting time and money on tired advertising programs, so they can start connecting with their next customers.  She is certified by Google for Adwords and Analytics and Hubspot for Inbound Marketing and she is a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert.  Grapevine’s online marketing programs have helped their client’s cut their costs and multiply their sales, with trackable results.

Skill Level: Entry level to Advanced

Appropriate for: Business owners (small and large), administrators, marketing professionals, anyone interested in learning more about email and social media.


Exciting Changes to ABC Event Programming

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AlexandraABC is pleased to welcome Alexandra Auer as Program & Event Manager.  Alexandra is a Certified Meeting Professional who comes to ABC with over a decade of meeting planning experience with a strong focus on professional trade associations.

 One of Alexandra’s top priorities is to  help enhance ABC programming. In doing that, she will be reaching out to the membership for ideas and involvement.  Our members are our experts and if you’d like to give back to ABC MA by presenting a topic at a small gathering or moderating a roundtable discussion, please let her know!

ABC is also launching a Program Committee, comprised of members interested in selecting the topics presented during the coming year. The committee will communicate via email and monthly conference calls, so the time commitment is manageable.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please send Alexandra your name, company name and a brief statement explaining why you’d like to serve.  She can be reached at or by phone at (781) 273-0123.

RSVP for Excellence in Construction Awards

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Join ABC and the members of this year’s winning project teams as we celebrate the “best of the best” in merit shop construction. ABC is hosting its Excellence in Construction Awards at The Westin Waltham, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

This is one of the most well-attended events of the year, and offers members an opportunity to network with the leaders in your industries. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with business owners, architects, engineers and other decision-makers at some of the best firms in the state, while showing your support of the industry.

The evening begins with a complimentary reception where you can network with members of our industry. Then move into the Ballroom to recognize the winners of the 21st annual Excellence in Construction Awards and their project teams, followed by dinner.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download the sponsorship opportunities flyer here.

Get more details and purchase tickets for yourself or your organization here.