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Valley Partnership to talk on construction labor

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Valley Partnership’s topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Feb. 26 will be on the availability of construction labor in Metro Phoenix. The panel will feature Jerry Barnier, Founder, Suntec Concrete; Jeff Eschliman, vice president of Operations of Maracay Homes; Fred Ingersoll, director of apprenticeship & training at Arizona Builders Alliance; and Brad Nelson, project superintendent… Read More →

ABA Member Spotlight: Marty Hedlund

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Marty Hedlund Sr. vice president and Southwest district manager, Sundt Construction, Inc. Years in construction: 32 Years at Sundt: 31 Years as an ABA member: Since the beginning! Sundt was involved in the merging of AGC Building Chapter and the ABC organization into the ABA. Role at Sundt: I lead about 100 talented employee owners… Read More →

ABA: Commercial Construction Poised for Rebound

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By Mark Minter, executive director, Arizona Builders Alliance Joe DuVall, president, ABA, project executive, Kitchell Sometimes, it looked like the Great Recession was never going to end. Layoffs, shrinking or non-existent margins, projects that bid but never got built all seemed to be the order of the day in recent years. It looks like the… Read More →

ABA Board of Directors gets new 1st Vice President

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

The Arizona Builders Alliance announced that Mike Epstein, Owner of Tucson’s Epstein Construction, was recently elected 1st Vice President for the ABA Board of Directors.  This means Mike will serve as the ABA’s 2016 President. In 1983, at the suggestion of two architecture  professors at the U of A, Mike Epstein sought a summer job… Read More →

John Nyman elected to ABA Board of Directors

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

The Arizona Builders Alliance has welcomed John Nyman, Tucson President for Concord General Contracting, as a newly elected board member of the ABA’s statewide board at the May 29, 2015 board meeting. John has 38 years of general contracting experience.  John consistently raises the bar on defining the delivery of excellence as indicated by Concord… Read More →

Eric Buchholz named regional ABA chairman

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Arizona Builders Alliance installed Eric Buchholz, of Sun Mechanical Contracting, as Southern Arizona Chairman.  The new leadership team also includes CORE Construction’s Fred Knapp.  The two were sworn in at the 21st annual ABA Installation Dinner on Friday, April 17th, at the Tucson Country Club.  More than 200 attended the event, including Tucson Mayor Jonathon… Read More →

Sweeping changes for contractor tax classifications

The Arizona construction industry is bracing for sweeping changes to the prime contracting tax law in January of 2015. The legislature has enacted changes that range from who must have a tax license to a major switch creating a difference between service and prime contracting. The Arizona Builders Alliance is working with the Department of… Read More →

Joe Duvall of Kitchell installed as ABA president

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The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC), welcomed Joe Duvall as the 2015 ABA President. Duvall, Project Executive of Kitchell Construction, has been in the commercial building industry since 1985. Duvall joined Kitchell right out… Read More →

Nelson Brown elected to ABA Board of Directors

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The Arizona Builders Alliance welcomed Nelson Brown, president of J.B. Steel, as a newly elected board member of the ABA’s statewide board at the January 2015 board meeting.  J.B. Steel is an AISC certified fabricator and erector of structural and miscellaneous steel servicing Arizona. Nelson earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic… Read More →

Justin Kelton promoted at McCarthy Building Companies

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

  McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently promoted Justin Kelton to executive vice president of Arizona construction in the Southwest Division. In his new role, Kelton will oversee operations and business development in airport, municipal, healthcare, commercial development, solar and renewable energy, parking, higher-education, K-12 and job order contracting construction projects in Arizona. He is also… Read More →

Mike Specht elected to ABA board

The Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association, formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) welcomed Mike Specht as a newly elected board member at the September board meeting. Specht joined Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC in 1999. He is a vice president in… Read More →

Kortman Electric Takes ABA Leadership Into Boardroom

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The Arizona Builders’ Alliance represents the collective knowledge of more than 350 contractors, suppliers and professional service firms who work in the commercial construction industry. Membership means the ability to tap into and grow with fellow leaders in the industry. For one Arizona company, ABA’s leadership classes are a family affair. The four owners of… Read More →

Ready For The Rebound!

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As the U.S. and Arizona markets improve, commercial contractors remain optimistic about the pending rebound. In anticipation of that growth, the Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA) has retooled its strategic plan to focus on a more modern, streamlined approach to membership services. Founded in 1994, by the merger of the Building Chapter of the Associated General… Read More →

Sundt’s Marty Hedlund elected to ABA board of directors

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The Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA), a statewide construction trade association, formed as an alliance of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) welcomed Martin R. (Marty) Hedlund, P.E., DBIA as a newly elected board member.  Hedlund joined Sundt Construction, Inc. in 1984 and currently serves as the Profit Center Manager… Read More →