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Governor Hogan Vetoes Mandated Sick and Safe Leave Legislation

Last week Governor Hogan remained true to his word and vetoed H.B. 1, the mandated sick and safe leave legislation strongly opposed by ABC and the entire...

New Paid Leave Legislation

On Tuesday, February 21st the DC City Council introduced two new pieces of legislation regarding Universal Paid Leave. Both bills would alter the Universal...

Maryland Business Coalition Holds Press Conference Regarding Sick and Safe Leave Legislation

A coalition of business organizations held a press conference on Monday, January 23 expressing great concern over the current language contained in the...



Member News

  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP donated 773,741 pounds of food in their sixth annual Count the Cans Campaign.
Welcome to our new members:
CDJ Genie Services, LLC
Construction Cleaning Services
Natalie A. Cioffi
  Congratulations to the following members for being recognized as a top workplace in the Washington Post's 2017 Top Workplaces list.

Welcome to our new members:
Carrier Corporation
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 
Madeline McCormick
  Insurance Associates, Inc. recognized as a Top Work Place by the Washington Post.
Welcome to our new members:
The Prosperity Consulting Group, LLC
Business Services, Insurance and Employee Benefits 
Maggie Spivak
  Forrester Construction announced the addition of David Uffelman as vice president, operations to their team.
Welcome to our new members:
The Clean Water Partnership
General Contractor, Site Preparation, Landscaping and Irrigation
Nicole Copeland
  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., CPAs announced the promotions of several members of their staff.
Welcome to our new members:
Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, LLC
Scott Livingston
Ruppert Landscape announced the promotion of Tim Schofield to financial analyst in their landscape management division.
Harvey W. Hottel, Inc.: Scot Hottel
Did you know one of the projects Harvey W. Hottel, Inc. is most proud of is a recent geothermal project for Kentlands Clubhouse? And that Scot's favorite television show is Vikings?
  Forrester Construction Company celebrates a major project milestone for the new vascular surgery center being constructed at 9201 Cherry Lane, Laurel, Maryland on July 14.
  Monarc Construction, Inc. celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Monarc Construction, Inc.: John Bellingham
Did you know one of the projects Monarc Construction, Inc. is most proud of is the Sweden House/ House of Sweden. And that John's ancestor came to England in 1066 with William the Conqueror?  
  Bozzuto Construction Company was recognized as one of the Washington Post's 2017 Top Workplaces.
  Forrester Construction recognized as a Washington Business Journal 2017 Best Place to Work.
Therrien Waddell: Jerry Therrien
Did you know Jerry took graduate courses in art with the idea that he would become a biological illustrator while he learned the construction craft in the field? And that he wanted to be a marine biologist when he was a kid? 
  Ruppert Landscape announced the addition of a software development team within the company’s IT department.
Total Environmental Concepts, Inc.: Ted Bedell
Did you know one of the biggest challenges Total Environmental Concepts, Inc. faces is aligning employees' priorities to match strategic initiatives? And that Ted's first job was a paper boy?
  Ruppert Landscape named as one of the largest landscape companies in North America by Lawn & Landscape magazine.
  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C., CPAs announced merge in tax expertise of Bethesda, MD-based practitioner William G. Blumenauer, CPA.
Welcome to our new members:
Cobbs, Allen & Hall, Inc.

Marc Escalona
  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP announced that Stephanie Fenner, CPA and Luke Martonik, CPA have been admitted as Partners.
  Congratulations to the following ABC members recognized by Washington Business Journal as the 2017 best places to work.

Hercules Fence: Evan Winston
Did you know one of the projects Hercules Fence is most proud of is the Warrior Transition Building inside Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD? And that Evan wanted to be a doctor when he was little?
Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. announced the promotion of Sherry Kissal to vice president. 
Welcome to our new members:
American Contracting Corporation

Finishes: Ceiling Suspension, Drywall and Tile and Terrazzo
Adam Shirazi
  Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc. announced the addition of Jamie Mooney as vice president/producer.
  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP hosted its 22nd Annual Government Contracting Update event. 
Welcome to our new members:
D and S Millwork, Inc.

Wood and Plastics: Prefabricated Structural Wood, Finish Carpentry/Architectural Woodwork
Rob Redmond
  Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. announced the addition of Leslie Titcomb as a HVAC service manager.
Welcome to our new members:
Tools & Accessories Corp.

Construction Equipment and Tools
Tony Brown
  Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. announced the promotion of Sherry Kissal to vice president and the hiring of Lisa Schlossberg as director of marketing and communications. 
Welcome to our new members:
Lynn Wholesale Flooring

Wood Flooring Finishes
Ray Lynn Jr
  Lend Lease (US) Construction Inc. began site mobilization on 1250 Half Street, Washington, DC mixed-use project.
  Calvert Masonry, Inc. donated brick and mortar along with labor assistance for Clark Construction’s annual “Take Your Son/Daughter to Work Day.” 
  PCC Construction Components, Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. 
  Donohoe Construction Company brokeground on The Glover House, formally the Holiday Inn and previous office space for The Donohoe Companies.
  Ruppert Landscape announces several recently awarded landscape construction contracts.
Welcome to our new members:
JBN Corporation

Site Construction: Pavement Marking and Structural Steel
Tanya Redcross-Smith
  Scaffold Resource, LLC’s Joshua Lloyd received his Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification.
Welcome to our new members:
Milani Construction, LLC
Site Construction: Preparation, Sewage and Drainage
Silvanna Mendez
  DAVIS Construction donated their services and built an outdoor space at the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, DC.
Welcome to our new members:

Supplier, Temporary Utilities
Robert Dorris
  HITT Contracting Inc.'s multifamily team launched their "Trees for Keys" initiative to plant a tree for every apartment unit built.
Welcome to our new members:
Penhall Company

Concrete: Demolition, Precast
Demesheo Wilson
  Ruppert Landscape donated landscape installation to Our House, an adolescent job skills training center located in Brookeville, MD. 
Ruppert Landscape implements name tags for field personnel.
Welcome to our new members:
Sound Structures, Inc.
Concrete: Cementitious Decks, Wood and Plastic: Prefabricated Structural Wood and Finishes: Acoustical Treatment 
Eric Jones
  The JBG Companies hired Steven Museles as executive vice president and general counsel.
HITT Contracting Inc. celebrates their 80th anniversary this year.
  Davis Construction implemented new fall rescue system.
Welcome to our new members:
Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions
Specialties: Exterior Sun Control Devices and Metals: Handrails, Railings and Ornamental
Andrew Hickey
  Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC announced the addition of George Kreis as vice president of business development.
Welcome to our new members:
Atlantic Hardware Supply
Supplier: Tools, Fasteners and Rentals/ Repairs
Jim Colliflower
  Donohoe Construction Company celebrated "Topping Out" on Brandywine Living project in Alexandria. 

Cochran & Mann, Inc.: Mike Cochran
Did you know Cochran & Mann, Inc. worked on the Old Post Office Pavilion Annex for the Trump organization? And that Mike wanted to be an architect when he was a kid?
  Donohoe Construction Company celebrated "Topping Out" on Homewood Suites project.
Welcome to our new members:
Score Drywall, Inc.
Cold Form Metal Framing and Finishes: Acoustical Treatment and Drywall
Steve Karth
  Fox Rothschild  LLP appointed Reggie Jones to managing partner in their DC office. 
Welcome to our new members:
Merit Commercial Windows, LLC
Billy Marut
  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP announced the addition of Janice Kong to their firm as private equity tax director.
Welcome to our new members:
Technopref Industries Construction
Heavy/Highway and Concrete General Contractor
Dorian Beaudouin
  Lend Lease (US) Construction Inc. announced new agreement to be in the Cooperative Compliance Partnership (CCP) with the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH).
Welcome to our new members:
Precision Doors & Hardware, LLC
Doors and Windows
Steven Murdoch
  Donohoe Construction Company's project, Insignia on M, received a Certificate of Occupancy and turned over the first phase of occupancy.
  Hensel Phelps promoted Brad Lewis to corporate director of supplier diversity and Matt McCaulley to director of operations in Chantilly, VA.
Mechanical Engineering Corporation: Michelle Wittig
Did you know one of the projects MEC2 is most proud of is the E-ring at the Pentagon? And that Michelle's first job was at a marina?
  Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, PC hired Barry Fleishman as principal. 
  Ruppert Landscape honored 23 employees at their annual awards banquet. 
Welcome to our new member: 
KBE Building Corporation
General Contractor: Commercial, Design/Build and Retail
Kristen Schrader
  Jack Barry of Donohoe Construction Company was awarded "Superintendant of the Year" by the American Subontractors Association. 
  Safway Services, LLC was awarded an ABC National Excellence Award: Specialty Contractor.
  Shapiro & Duncan Inc.'s plumbing apprentice, Jonathan Davis won second place at the National Craft Competition.
  Shapiro and Duncan, Inc. was awarded the ABC National Eagle Award for project, INOVA Women's and Children's Hospital. 
  Hensel Phelps was awarded the ABC National Diversity Award (General Contractor over $33 million) for their exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community.
  Ruppert Landscape announced the promotions of Patrick Luzier, Mike Ward and Adam Bennett in their landscape construction division.
  Lend Lease (US) Construction Inc. received notice to proceed on the Solaire 8250 Georgia Avenue Project.
Welcome to our new member: 
Holland & Knight LLP
Gregory Koger
  Ruppert Landscape announced promotion of Jennifer Saah to the position of controller in the corporate office.

Welcome to our new member: 
Mileham & King
Furnishings: Window Treatments
Joshua Kenny
  Squire Lemkin + Company, LLP hired Tracy Morey as audit director. 

Welcome to our new member: 

Accounting, Consulting, Business Services
Caroline Sherman

Bozzuto Construction Company's completed project, Union on Queen, is the first and only EarthCraft-certified new construction high-rise affordable multifamily housing community in Virginia.

Welcome to our new member: 
Sandy Spring Bank
Business Services
Rush Seale
  Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP launched a two-month campaign to promote and recognize inclusion and diversity across their firm.

Welcome to our new member:
Atlantic Refinishing & Restoration, Inc.

Concrete Restoration/Cleaning, Masonry Restoration/Cleaning, Tile & Terrazzo 
Robert Goldstein
  The Insurance Exchange, Inc. celebrates their 50th anniversary this year.

Welcome to our new member: 
Brothers Mechanical, Inc. 
Plumbing, HVAC
Monica Cervantes
  Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC named Jason Tomasulo as vice president of legal in their Fairfax office.

Welcome to our new member:
Ellisdale Construction

General Contractor: Design/Build & Construction Manager
Tina Riley

  Gelberg Signs named a family-owned business honoree by the Washington Business Journal.

Welcome to our new member: 
Elite Wall Systems, LLC

Cold Formed Metal Framing, Drywall, Acoustical Treatment
Yohannes Haile

  A.B. Veirs & Sons Paving named a family-owned business honoree by the Washington Business Journal.

Welcome to our new member:
Granite and Marble Express Inc.

Stone, Cultured Marble, Prefabricated Exterior Specialties
Mohammad Reza

Bozzuto Construction Company announced new hire Keith Harris as Senior Vice President, responsible for institutional capital raising and client relations.

Welcome to our new member:
Mahogany Inc.

General Contractor, Finish Carpentry/Architectural Woodwork, Medical Casework
Jeff Hargrave

  Forrester Construction Company promoted Donald Free to vice president, overseeing the firm’s preconstruction services, estimating and purchasing groups.

RCM&D: Charlie Salazar
Did you know RCM&D is a part of the BLocal BUILD college program which provides construction and business training for minority and emerging contractors?
  WCS Construction, LLC announced promotions of Jae Park, Robert Munson and Marty Shaffer at their office.

Welcome to our new member:
Plaza Construction

General Contractor: Commercial, Construction Management/Coordination Firm
Daniel Peyton

  M. Luis Construction Co. Inc. attended discussions about small business regulations at the White House. 

Welcome to our new member:
Potomac Construction Services

General Contractor: Retail,  Other Specialty Construction
Jae Lee

  GeoStructures, Inc. announced addition of Pedro Bengochea as design engineer to their team. 

First Finish Inc. was awarded prestigious "Renovation of the Year" on their project, the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport hotel.

Perfect Glassworks, LLC: Mikhail An
Did you know…Mikhail enjoys hiking, snowboarding and skydiving?
  First Finish Inc. achieved LEED certification on their project Mason & Rook hotel in DC.

Skanska USA Building Inc. promoted Mark Carroll to executive vice president for development operations for Washington D.C. and Robert Ward to chief operating officer for Skanska USA Commercial Development, both in its Arlington office. In addition, Mark Miller joins the Rockville office as senior vice president and account manager for DC operations.
G.E. Frisco Co., Inc.: Neil Argarwal
Did you know Neil grew up in the family-owned business?  
DAVIS Construction announced 48 promotions, including new Construction Executives and Directors.

  John D. “Jack” Trunnell, 65, CFO and co-owner of Trunnell Electric in Rockville, MD, died December 31st after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. Along with his two brothers, Mr. Trunnell led a second-generation family business that celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016 and earned recognition by the Washington Business Journal as one of the leading family-owned businesses in the DC area. He was active in Trunnell Electric for over 37 years.
  BF Joy, LLC celebrates their 100th anniversary this year!

Kastle Systems: Ibrahim Sagatov
Did you know an important part of Kastle’s mission is to give back to the community and they feel ABC gives them that opportunity?

  Donohoe Construction Company's project, Camden NoMA, received a Certificate of Occupancy and turned over the first phase of occupancy.

  WCS Construction, LLC announced addition of Michael Christopher as Chief Financial Officer.

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Donohoe Construction Company celebrates completion of The Bonifant in Silver Spring, MD.
Donohoe Construction Company celebrates completion of The Bonifant in Silver Spring, MD.