Associated Builders and Contractors
Southern California Chapter - Get the word out!
ABC is pleased to announce the launch of Your online election resource with all the tools you and your employees need to make the right decisions on November 4th including:

  • Voter Registration Links
  • Candidate Information
  • Important Election Dates & Deadlines
  • Employee Engagement/Do's & Don'ts
  • VOTE Posters and Paycheck Stuffers

For the first time, we are also expanding the field and include the candidates in your state house, state senate and gubernatorial races as well.  Less than 38% of the voting-age population actually voted in the last mid-term election of 2010.  With Election Day just 50 days away it is up to us as employers to change that. Engage.  Educate.  Vote. 

Tutton Insurance Holds First Annual Blood Drive
ABC Member Tutton Insurance is holding it's first annual blood drive Monday, September 22nd from 9am - 3pm at their offices in Santa Ana.  AND....  serving tacos!!!  Give blood - eat tacos!  See the flyer HERE.


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
Be sure to register before October 1st

Returning to Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine for our 2014 Golf Classic, ABC So-Cal is excited to announce that we have partnered with PIN-UP GOLF this year to provide a fun and memorable day for our golfers! Please plan to join us for a great day of golf ! Plus, you’ll have the chance to bid on exciting silent Auction Items and more! Be sure to register before October 1st to take advantage of our early bird discount!  Contact Sue Peterson at 714-779-3199 ext. 310 or by email at with questions or to register. The event brochure can be downloaded HERE Event Website

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!    

Crawford & Bangs, LLP, is an A-V rated firm which has solely dedicated its practice to providing efficient and quality legal services and counseling to the entire Construction Industry since its inception more than 33 years ago. Crawford & Bangs, a long time ABC Member, has handled thousands of construction-related matters, whether on public or private projects, whether commercial, industrial or residential; whether large or small, simple or complex.  Our clients include owners, general/prime contractors, subcontractors, and equipment and material suppliers.  Don't miss the Mechanics Lien Seminar coming up on Friday, October 17 at 9:00 a.m.  You'll want to make sure you're up to speed on the new laws!


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

No Change for Construction Materials Prices in August (9/16/14)
"In general, nonresidential construction remains stable, despite the recent uptick in demand for inputs in North America."—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  For full article, click HERE.

Nonresidential Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August (9/5/14)
"Today's headline number of 142,000 jobs for the overall U.S. economy was disappointing but the nonresidential construction numbers continue to show a steady recovery."—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  Full article, click  HERE.

Nonresidential Construction Spending Rebounds in July (9/2/14)
"Today's encouraging report provides further evidence that a vigorous nonresidential construction recovery is finally at hand."—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  Full article, 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.
F.E.C. Electric, Inc.
Ironwood Electric, Inc.
J.H. Bryant Jr., Inc.
Varner & Associates Electrical Contracting, Inc.


ABC Welcomes it's newest members!

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.
Power Pro Plus, Inc.
Global Electric.