Associated Builders and Contractors
Southern California Chapter


What You Need to Know About the New Registration Program for Public Works Contractors
In an effort to secure a consistent funding source for the enforcement of prevailing wage requirements and to streamline the monitoring enforcement process, the California legislature approved and Governor Brown has signed a contractor registration program through amendments to Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 of the Labor Code.  This Alert will outline the nuts and bolts of the legislation (known as SB 854) and what public works contractors and awarding bodies need to know to properly register and comply with the new proposed requirements
Click here to read the entire Alert!

REMINDER: DIR’s Public Works Registration and Fee Starts July 1, 2014

ALL Primes and Subcontractors Must Register to Perform Public Work
EVERY contractor, whether you are a prime or a sub, WILL be required to pay the annual $300 fee IF you want to bid on or perform public work projects anywhere in California.  For more information, click
HEREHazard Communication Standard (HCS) 
Click HERE for details on new regulations. 


21st Annual Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of this year's graduates.  Contact Lori LeVoir for more information at

Prevailing  Wage Seminar
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Participants will receive a Workshop Materials Binder containing a Handbook, the Regulations and Sample Forms.  This great seminar fills up quick, be sure and register today! 
Seminar flyer

Safety Roundtable & STEP Award Luncheon
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Presented by the ABC So-Cal Safety Council, your partner in promoting safe jobsites.  Contact Theresa for more information or register via the event calendar.

38th Annual Big Kahuna Golf Classic
Friday, October 24, 2014  
Get out your clubs and get your foursomes ready because it's that time of year again!  Sponsorship opportunities will be available - watch for more details.  Questions?, contact Sue Peterson at speterson@abcsocal.netHope to see you there for another great event!

Member Benefit Programs

RACEWAY FORD of Riverside has great deal for ABC Members!  
Qualify now with as low as one (1) vehicle!  ABC So-Cal Contractor Members can now get the benefit of fleet purchasing discounts - regardless of the size of your fleet! Click 
HERE for more information on how YOU can save.

ABC-So Cal Associate Members - do you know who they are?   Read the short bios HERE  on some of our great associate members.  Be sure and give them a call the next time you are needing the services they provide!    

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
This strong associate member has helped found two ABC Chapters in California and takes pride in working with ABC members and their Chapters throughout the state.  We are fortunate at the So-Cal Chapter to have had them sit on our Board of Directors and provide our members with twice yearly Prevailing Wage seminars, as well as helping to sponsor many of our Chapter events.  Thomas A. Lenz, of member firm AALRR, also serves as our Chapter Council.   aalrr - Providing legal services to the California construction industry for over 25 years.  Check them out!


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ABC National has some great FREE (yes, we said FREE!) webinars coming up - take advantage of this important member benefit. Click on the link....  

Construction Materials Prices Flat in July (8/15/14)
"The weakening of economies in Europe, Japan and elsewhere has reduced demand for construction materials on a global basis." —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  Full report, click HERE.

Construction Backlog Indicator Reaches All-Time High in Second Quarter (8/18/14)
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) reached an all-time high in the second quarter of 2014. CBI improved 5.4 percent following a 2.8 percent decline in the first quarter and currently stands at 8.5; up 3.6 percent on a year-over-year basis.  Full article, click HERE.

Nonresidential Construction Employment Regains Momentum While Construction Spending Falters (8/1/14)
"Gains in momentum for the U.S. economy mean that nonresidential construction is poised for better times ahead.”—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  Full report, click HERE.

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2014 STEP Award Recipients
Stronghold Engineering, Inc.
Champion Electric, Inc.
Hal Hays Construction, Inc.
Ironwood Electric
Wonder Electric
Construction Electric
K&S Air Conditioning
RJ Electric
Shanks Electric Corp.
Sunwest Electric, Inc.
STEP Participant
Empyrean Plumbing, Inc.
Pro-Craft Construction
LCS Construction

Thank You to our generous and much appreciated
2014 Graduation Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor
Harper Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Sunwest Electric, Inc.
Gold Sponsor
The Blue Book of Building & Construction
Tutton Insurance Services, Inc.
Wolds Law Group, PC.

Silver Sponsor
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Cemco Electric, Inc.
Champion Electric, Inc.
Franklin Mechanical Systems, Inc.
Gould Electric
Jones, Henle & Schunck, CPA
Mammoth Electric, Inc.
Milwaukee Tool Corp.
Pro-Craft Construction, Inc.
RDM Electric Co., Inc.
Stronghold Engineering, Inc.
Other Sponsor
Comfort Conditioning Co., Inc.
Dan Worley Plumbing, Inc.
Ironwood Electric, Inc.
J.H. Bryant Jr., Inc.
Varner & Associates Electrical Contracting, Inc.


ABC Welcomes it's newest members!

Red Pointe Roofing
Neff Rental, LLC

West Coast Fire & Integration, Inc.
Facility Solutions Group
E.I.E. Electric
Simco Mechanical, Inc.
OneSource Distributers
SmartWatt Energy, Inc.

Masters Compliance Consulting, LLC
Milwaukee Tool
PSI Plumbing Inc.

MMR Constructors, Inc.
Evergreen HVAC, Inc.
H & E Equipment Services
Glenn Gelman & Associates
Irwin Industries, Inc.
Ontario Refrigeration Services, Inc.
General Motors
Interior Electric, Inc.
R.D. Olson Construction, Inc.
Creo Electric, Inc.
Pipe Constructors, Inc.
Elite Air Conditioning, Inc.