The weekly email from ABC you don't want to miss!
February 15, 2018

THANKS for renewing your membership for 2018! If your company is not on the list, there's still time to renew. Reply to this email to request another copy of your renewal invoice. And, don't worry, we'll run a final "thanks for renewing" list again in a few weeks. 
Acousti Engineering Co. of FL
Action Labor
Advanced Disposal Services
Aerostar SES LLC
Agantic Group, LLC
AIM Printing & Graphics
All Pro Asphalt
All Weather Contractors, Inc.
Allstate Steel Co., Inc.
Alpha Foundations Specialists
Argos Concrete & Block
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
B & H Interiors, Inc.
Baker Klein
Batson-Cook Construction
Bender & Modlin Fire Sprinkler Inc.
Bent Construction
Blanchard Caulking & Coating
Boyd & Jenerette
Brasfield & Gorrie, L.L.C.
Breaking Ground Contracting Company
Brothers Group Construction Company
Brown & Brown Inc.
C.C. Borden Construction, Inc.
Carlton Construction
Cecil W. Powell & Co.
Certified Air Contractors, Inc
Childers Roofing and Sheetmetal
Coastal Construction Products
Coastal Electric Company of Florida
Cox Fire Protection
Dana B. Kenyon Co.
Danis Construction LLC
Dicky Smith & Company, Inc.
Dixie Contract Carpet, Inc.
Door Control, Inc.
ECS of Florida LLC
Ennis, Pellum & Associates, CPAs
Enterprise Fleet Management
Environmental Stoneworks
Exteriors Plus Inc.
F&G Construction
Foley & Lardner, LLP
FordHarrison LLP
G.T. Leasing
GCP Applied Technologies
GrayRobinson Attorneys At Law
Herc Rentals, Inc.
Hoffman Commercial Construction
Hufcor Florida Group
Integrated Construction, LLC
J. Register Roofing Company, Inc.
J.E. Abercrombie, Inc.
Jacksonville Business Journal
JAX Refrigeration
Jimerson & Cobb P.A.
Lee & Cates Glass
Lighthouse Electrical Contractors
Lockwood Quality Demolition Inc.
Marietta Sand Corporation
McVeigh & Mangum Engineering
Miller Electric Company
Performance Painting Contractors Inc.
Professional Cooling & Control Systems, Inc.
Ram Jack
Ray Ware Hardware
Realco Recycling Co.
Regency Electric Company Inc.
S. David & Co., Inc.
Sauer, Inc.
Scherer Construction
Sight & Sound Productions
Sign It Quick
Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp.
Spectra Contract Flooring Inc.
Taylor Day Grimm & Boyd
The Sherwin Williams Company
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp.
Tradesmen International
Trillium Construction
Tritt & Associates, P.A.
USI Insurance
Vanguard Electrical Contractors Inc.
W.W. Gay Mechanical
Walton Signage
Waste Management
Whitley Steel Co., Inc.
Wiginton Fire Systems
Yellowstone Landscape

See you soon,
Karin Tucker Hoffman
Associated Builders & Contractors - Florida First Coast Chapter
"Do Business with a Member!"
2018 Platinum Annual Sponsor
 * * * * * Upcoming Events * * * * *
Feb. 15
ABC Open House
Feb. 20
ABC Women's Council luncheon
Feb. 23
March 7
Membership Committee meeting
...volunteers needed!
March 13
Safety Committee meeting
...get involved!
March 15
ABC YP's 5th Annual
Chili Cook-Off
March 23
STEP UP class to prep for STEP application
March 23
Monthly Luncheon featuring OSHA Update 
Save the Date!
ABC Golf: April 16
2018 Gold Annual Sponsor
February 23 Luncheon: Economic Update

We're back at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club this month for our luncheon on the fourth Friday. Join us on Friday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m. for networking, the latest Chapter news and an economic update from JAX Chamber President & CEO Daniel Davis.

As a reminder, pre-registration is required, and is as simple as sending an email to ABC Membership & Events Assistant Cassie Donlen at Please join us!

Thanks to Enterprise Fleet Management for sponsoring this luncheon. 
Women's Council Luncheon 2/20

It's all about the heart at ABC's February 20 Women's Council luncheon. Please join us on Tuesday, February 20 at Rogers Towers from 11:30-1 p.m. 

Therese Tappouni, Certified HeartMath Trainer and Author, will teach scientifically proven and practical ways to reduce and control stress at work and at home.  Registration is $20. Complete details here. RSVP via email here.
2018 Silver Annual Sponsors
Career Days at Area Schools

Wondering where the next generation of skilled tradespeople will come from? Worried that too many kids are being sent down a one-size-fits-all college track that doesn't make sense for all kids? Wishing you could tell young people about career opportunities in your field?

ABC is partnering with Junior Achievement at area high schools and middle schools to help get the message to local students about great careers in commercial construction. Want to help out? Volunteers and role models are needed for career fairs on March 15 and April 18, plus various dates in May. Email Karin if you can give a few hours to this important effort. 
Construction Night with the Icemen 2/25*

JAX Mechanical, a department of JAX Refrigeration, is proud to serve as the "Keeper of the Ice" - the official rink maintenance provider for the  Jacksonville Icemen Get ready as JAX Refrigeration hosts the Icemen's first ever "Construction & Trade Industry Night" on Feb. 25.  The puck hits the ice that Sunday at 3pm as the Icemen host the Brampton Beast. 

In between the action, JAX's mascot, Fridgie, will battle against some of the toughest First Coast mascots in the first ever Mascot Challenge and hundreds of plush Fridgies will be propelled into the stands! The first 3,000 fans receive a special commemorative towel. JAX Refrigeration employees, friends and family can get special discounted tickets at . A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to support JAXCares and  Dreams Come True of Jacksonville

JAX Refrigeration kicks off the day with a celebration to commemorate eight years of successfully serving the refrigeration/HVAC needs of the Jax community and companies around the country with a pre-party from noon-2 p.m. at Jacksonville Sports Tavern. Food, beverages, live band and Fridgie, along with other mascots, will be there to meet fans. RSVP for the party to Joy Bardin at 904.249.1400 or email at .

***Paid Member Advertisement***
2018 Bronze Annual Sponsors

ABC & Your Logo Tees for $6.50

ABC member Proforma NorthPoint is offering an ABC Membership t-shirt or STEP
certified t-shirt for STEP qualified companies. These high-quality shirts come in grey and safety green and the price includes your one color company logo on the left chest.
The tees run $6.50 each for S-XL and there are no setup fees. And, Proforma NorthPoint is donating one dollar for each shirt you purchase back to ABC. 

Simply order online at with Username: ABCFirstCoast and Password: NorthPoint.  Complete  details here.
New Safety Resource for ABC Members

One of the six leading indicators from ABC's Safety Performance Report involves new hire orientations, specifically the length of the safety portion of the orientation. Does your company need help in this area? Great news!

ABC has developed a New Hire Safety Orientation PowerPoint template along with a Participant and Facilitators Guide, so member firms with the need can have the resources to begin their "Road to World Class Safety". The template is customizable.

The template is available upon request to the Chapter President and will be available online with other ABC national safety resources soon. 

The 2018 STEP Application is now LIVE online. 
Click here to take the first "STEP" to improve your safety program!

Breaking Ground Contracting
Campbell Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Southeast, Inc. 
The FaverGray Co.

Auld & White Constructors
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. 
Dana B. Kenyon Co.
J.E. Abercrombie, Inc.  
Regency Electric Company

Allstate Steel Co., Inc. 
Tradesmen International

Carlton Construction
Cox Fire Protection
D.E. Scorpio 
Dicky Smith & Co.
JAX Refrigeration
Marietta Sand Corporation
Yellowstone Landscape

All Weather Contractors
Blanchard Caulking & Coating
Associated Builders & Contractors - Florida First Coast Chapter
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