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64 journeymen graduate from ABA apprenticeship programs

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

On Thursday, June 15, at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel, 64 individuals graduated from the ABA-AGC Education Fund’s three apprenticeship programs, enabling them to be Heavy Equipment Operators, Heavy Equipment Diesel Mechanics and Electricians.  “Graduating from the program means that these individuals hold journeyman status and will be recognized as certified, competent and highly skilled tradesmen… Read More →

Arizona Builders Alliance names 2017 president

Arizona Builders Alliance
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) appointed Ken Kortman of Kortman Electric as the organization’s 2017 president. In his role, Kortman will facilitate discussions with the board of directors and utilize their direction and support to ensure consensus on industry issues and challenges and help the organization achieve success in 2017. “My goals are to promote the… Read More →

Commercial real estate firms give back for the holidays

by in AZRE Magazine

The season for giving runs year-round for many in the commercial real estate industry. There are countless different ways that companies and employees give back to communities throughout the year from fundraisers and drives to in-kind donations for local charities. This time of year brings with it, added seasonal efforts such as charity toy and… Read More →

Arizona Builders Alliance helps more than 950 students

Arizona Builders Alliance
by in AZRE Magazine

The Arizona Builders Alliance participated in a school supply drive to donate school supplies to over 950 children at Children First Academy – Phoenix Campus and Sequoia Charter School Elementary. A total of almost $20,000 was collected by more than 100 ABA member companies between July and August of this year. The Arizona Builders Alliance… Read More →

Q&A: ABA’s Mark Minter wants more construction training

Mark Minter
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The last few years have been turbulent for the construction industry in Arizona. But helping to calm the seas has been Arizona Builders Alliance, which represents more than 270 member companies, including contractors and professional service firms, serving the needs of the commercial and industrial construction industry. And leading ABA through the industry’s roller-coaster ride… Read More →

Sundt looking to hire skilled workers

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Sundt Construction is looking to hire several hundred craft skilled workers by the end of 2017 in an effort to add more workers to transportation and industrial projects across the state, according to a spokesman. The Tempe-based contractor is hosting a job fair on Friday to add skilled workers to projects in Mesa, Gilbert, Maricopa and… Read More →

Arizona Builders Alliance announces new board members

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide commercial construction trade association, recently elected a new board president and added four new directors to its board. Mike Epstein, owner and managing member of Tucson-based Epstein Construction, has been tapped as ABA’s new board president. Four new directors were also elected: Steve Grauer, vice president and district manager… Read More →

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

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

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

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

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

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 →