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2016 Maryland General Assembly Session- Busy and Productive

One of the major reasons for being a member of ABC is the assurance that we are fighting for your best interests at all levels of government. This was...

Minimum Wage Legislation

The District of Columbia Faces Two Efforts to Raise the Minimum Wage and Mayor Muriel Bowser Introduces $15 an hour Minimum Wage Proposal

2016 Session of Maryland General Assembly Comes to an End

The Maryland General Assembly continued their work up until midnight on Monday, April 11. ABC had a very successful session defeating bills that would...


Member News

  The JBG Companies hires Vikki Kayne as vice president of marketing and communications.
  Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC promotes John Tarpey to chief of organization development.
  Gilbane Building Company promotes Karen Medeiros to vice president and senior director of client development.
  HITT Contracting, Inc. promotes Brian Kriz to executive vice president, Peter Thaler to senior vice president, Evan Antonides, Jon Cadle and Erik Kandler to vice president.
  Ruppert Landscape promotes Vincent Stio and Sean Walters in the Maryland landscape construction branch.
  Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.’s Paul Tse, project manager, explained to Congress how a high school degree and technical education (CTE) program launched his successful career in construction.
  Donohoe Construction Company's project, Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington Convention Center has officially opened its doors to guests.
  Greg Haldeman joins the management committee to focus on Northeast expansion. Lisa Lingerfelt and Camilo Garcia will lead DPR’s Mid-Atlantic operations. 

Donohoe Construction Company selects Pype Inc. to streamline startup and closeout business processes for their Insignia on M project.
  Insight, LLC now offers survey services as well as utility design and coordination.
  Donohoe Construction Company begins construction on the Wharf-Parcel 5 Hotel.
  Ruppert Landscape hires Joe Yasek and promotes Mike Ryan in the Virginia landscape construction branch.
  GeoStructures, Inc. completes the ground improvement work for the REI at the Pike & Rose project in North Bethesda, MD.
  American Minority General Contractors announces the formation of the AMGC Federal Division and new appointments to the AMGC Commercial Division.
  Manhattan Construction Company appoints Elaine Gray as business development director for their DC-area office. Elaine brings more than two decades of commercial design and construction experience.

Pype Inc. was selected to streamline project closeout business processes for HOAR Construction's project, The Commons at McLean.
  Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc. (EC&S) recognized by Montgomery County for extraordinary community service performed in 2015.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) promoted Caleb Vuljanic to assurance partner in metro Washington DC market.
  Donohoe Construction Company promoted Megan Vallach to director of business development.
  Scott Damiecki, CPA, CCIFP of CohnReznick LLP, elected president of Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
  Ruppert Landscape announced the promotion of Chris Bixler in their DCLandscape Construction branch. Chris has been with Ruppert for four years and brings over 10 years of industry experience.
  Ruppert Landscape announced the addition of Wendy De La O and John Quackenbush in their Virginia Landscape Construction branch.
  Gilbane Building Co. appointed Chris Godbold director of interiors.
  Harkins Builders Inc. hired Mark Tillostson as vice president of commercial construction in Tysons Corner.
  HITT Contracting Inc. welcomed Mark Roy as vice president of base building.
  James G. Davis Construction Corp. promoted John Ellen to director of interior estimating and preconstruction.
  Lend Lease (US) Construction Inc. announced the start of construction for 414 Light Street, the ultra-luxury 44-story apartment tower on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
  Pype Inc.'s co-founder Sunil Dorairajan speaks with Montgomery College's Student Chapter about Pype Inc.'s software in the construction industry.
  Ruppert Landscape announces the promotion of Bob Dolan, Tim Schofield and Payton Zudal at their Laytonsville landscape management branch.
  Ruppert Landscape announces the addition of Jobe Axley and Deborah Stipa to their DC landscape management branch.
  Congratulations to Preferred Insurance Services, Inc. on celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
  Ruppert Landscape opens new office for their DC landscape management branch.
  Donohoe Construction Company completes second phase of NoMa multifamily project on 61 Pierce Street NE two weeks ahead of schedule.
  Facchina Construction Company, Inc. promotes both Paul Barry and Jeff Siddens to Vice President of Facchina.
  Donohoe Construction Company wins two awards at the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington’s Subby Awards. In addition to winning the “General Contractor of the Year for Base Building,” Kevin Pugh, received the honor of “Project Manager of the Year” honor.
  Congratulations to Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., CPAs on celebrating their 95th anniversary this year.
  GeoStructures, Inc. announces three new additions to their team. 

Manhattan Construction and Foulger-Pratt Contracting, LLC selects Pype Inc. to streamline project startup and closeout business processes. 
  Insurance Associates, Incannounces the promotions of Troy Snyder and Carolyn Robbins. 

Pype Inc. was selected to streamline project management for multiple projects by Coakley & Williams Construction
  Ruppert Landscape announces the promotion of Gaby Preece to Assistant Production manager at their Maryland Landscape Construction Branch.
  Insurance Associates, Inc. acquires Allegiance Surety Associates, a leading bonding firm located in Laurel, MD.
  Shapiro & Duncan’s Foreman, James Mayo, coaches his crew on three job sites, illustrating that construction truly is the ultimate team sport. 
  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, PC (CBM) announces Keith Laudenberger, CPA, as partner.
  GeoStructures, Inc. announces the completion of the “Wall in the Woods” project – Grosvenor Heights in Bethesda, MD.
  Ruppert Landscape announces the addition of Esteban Lopez, Area Manager to their Alexandria Landscape Management Branch.
  Ruppert Landscape's corporate office welcomes Chris Schneider and Paul Lenk.
  Ruppert Landscape's management division promotes Tom Barry to vice president.
  Ruppert Landscape's Rich Schubach will retire January of 2016 and Mike Felts will be the Branch Manager in their Maryland Landscape Construction Branch.
  Ruppert Landscape announces the addition of Kate Bluey and Greg Hardy and the promotion of Jack Hendrickson to their DC Landscape Management Branch.
  Ruppert Landscape's Gainesville Landscape Construction Branch announces new promotions.
  Manhattan Construction company has begun renovations and new construction on the 67,000-square-foot Patterson Mansion project located in Washington DC’s Dupont Circle.
  Ruppert Landscape announces new additions and promotions to their Maryland Landscape Construction Branch.
  Rand Construction Corporation founder, chairman and CEO, Linda Rabbitt has been selected as one of the recipients of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. The Horatio Alger Award is annually bestowed upon recognized leaders who have succeeded, despite facing adversity, and who are committed to both philanthropy and higher education.
  DPR Construction announced its Washington, D.C. area office will debut its new Reston, Virginia, location in spring 2016 with plans to achieve Net Zero Energy Building Certification.
  Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the addition of Jared Rothman and Betsy Hernandez and the promotion of Alex Spychalski in our Forestville Landscape Management Branch.
  Insurance Associates, Inc. is excited to announce the hire of their newest compliance officer, Suzanne M. Cline.
  Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce new additions and promotions to their Virginia Landscape Construction Branch.
  Ruppert Landscape's Baltimore Landscape Management Branch  is pleased to announce the addition of Timothy Bonner and the promotion of Collin Fadrowski.
  PCC Construction Components, Inc. joined forces with Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) and assisted a veteran with his move on Veteran's Day. 
  Foulger-Pratt Contracting, LLC plans to develop residential, hotel, office and retail for site near union market.
  Ruppert Landscape ranks among Washington’s 50 Fastest-Growing Mid-Sized Companies.
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) announces new Metro DC partner, Tamara Vineyard.
  Skanska USA Building, Inc. moves forward with, 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Development on the George Washington University campus.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) announces seven new partners and principals.
  Insurance Associates, Inc. joins forces with Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) by Adopting a Veteran.
   R.B. HINKLE'S hydrostatic trencher expedites the DC Metro Silver Line Extension. 
   R.B. HINKLE, the dry utility contractor, on the CSX Virginia Tunnel, faces multiple challenges on the project.
  Ruppert Landscape's former president, Chris Davitt receives Lawn & Landscape Leadership Award at 2015 GIE + EXPO
  DAVIS is strengthening its construction operations with the addition of two new senior level positions.
  CBP has promoted Wes Miller to General Superintendant from Superintendant. 

Cochran & Mann, Inc is pleased to announce Charles Turell as the newest Project Manager to the team.
  Chaney Enterprises announces a new concrete product that will result in a lower cost and higher durability for most paving projects.  
  Ruppert Landscape hires Robert Porter as Area Manager in the Gainesville Landscape Management branch.
  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C.(CBM) holds it's 2nd Annual School Supplies Drive with a 66% increase in donations over last year. 
  Dixon Hughes Goodman's (DHG) Brian Israel awarded MACPA's Men Who Get It Award, honoring men who actively support women in the workplace. 
  Hoar Construction recently earned the National Marketing Communications Award from the Society of Marketing Professionals Services. 
  Ruppert Landscape promoted Eric Long to Area Manager in Laytonsville Landscape Management Branch.

  DHG Wealth Advisors LLC has been named to CNBC's 2015 Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Companies in the United States. 
  Ruppert Landscape announces the promotion of Collins Fitts to Branch Manager in the Gainesville Landscape Management Branch. 
  Peter Reilly, President and Managing Partner at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), received the 2015 Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA) Outstanding Member in Public Accounting award.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman welcomes Seth Davis to the Metro DC Market as a Tax Advisory Partner.
  Forrester Construction Company announces $100 million in projects awarded.
  Clean Earth, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Hector Sanchez to Senior Vice President of Operations.
  Clean Earth, Inc. has promoted Cheryl Coffee to Director of Environmental Compliance.
  CBM is proud to partner with the Housing Opportunity Community Partners for their second annual school supplies drive, benefiting underprivileged students in Montgomery County. 
  Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc. is pleased to announce that ownership in Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc. has been extended to and accepted by Sean K. Gormley.
  Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle launch new website.
  Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the promotion of Dan Trocher to the position of Branch Manager in the Laytonsville Landscape Management branch. 
  Donohoe Construction Company holds a Topping Out luncheon for their Homewood Suites project after the placing of the final beams brought the structure to its highest point.
  WCS Construction, LLC is pleased to announce that the US Green Building Council has awarded LEED Gold designation to the recently completed 2 M Street project.
  Donohoe Construction Company celebrates the placement of the final beams which brought their 625 H Street NE multifamily project to its highest point.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman’s (DHG) Human Resources team was announced as a top three finalist by the Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington in the category of Innovation. 
  Scaffold Resource LLC introduces three new team members. 
  Insurance Associates, Inc. announces the promotion of Troy Snyder to Director of Employee Benefits.
  Ken Baggett, currently serving as Co-CEO, has been appointed  CohnReznick's first Chairman of the Board. 
  Insurance Associates, Inc. is extremely proud to be named a Top Workplace in The Washington Post" - Stephen A. Spencer, President of Insurance Associates, Inc.
  Henley Construction awarded LEED Gold for the Gaithersburg Public Library.
  Donohoe Construction Company project, DelRay Tower Apartments, has achieved LEED Silver status.
  Mechanical Engineering and Construction Corp. employee, Derek Liggins, has been featured in a Washington Post Article entitled "A second chance for a Maryland man leads to a career, a home and a wife".  
  Harkins Builders is expanding its market reach into Virginia, and renovation work is playing a significant role. 
  WCS Construction, LLC has been awarded the Archer Park Phase I Site Work by Archer Park, Limited Partnership. 
  Donohoe Construction Company celebrates The Bonifant reaching its maximum height of eleven stories. 
  The partners of CohnReznick have elected Frank P. Longobardi Chief Executive Officer beginning October 1, 2015.
  The custom access techniques provided by Safway Services are featured in an exhibition entitled "Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom". 
The Colonel, a Donohoe Construction project, celebrated its Grand Opening in Washington, DC’s Shaw neighborhood on Thursday, May 21st. 

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