Associated Builders and Contractors
Southern California Chapter


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

Hazard 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

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

Presented by the ABC So-Cal Safety Council, your partner in promoting safe jobsites.  Watch for details!

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.

FedEx Fridays - Member Rewards Program

July 1 - August 15 - Don't miss out!   

ABC members are eligible for special weekly offers from Starbucks®, iTunes®, FTD® and more. When you register for the FedEx Advantage® discount program, you will be automatically enrolled in FedEx Fridays. You’ll get exclusive offers emailed to you every Friday for this limited-time promotion. And, you’ll continue to receive discounts of up to 29% on select services all year long, ever after the promotion ends.  Enroll now  or call 1-877-875-2270 by Aug. 15, 2014. Be sure to use passcode ABCFDX.

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!   


Blueprint Construction Services, LLC
Led by a management team with over 25 years of local market experience in construction recruiting, sales and operations management, Blueprint knows how to help.  We recruit and screen every day to build a highly skilled workforce to be ready when you need them. We are able to attract and retain such a strong workforce by offering competitive wages, medical and dental benefits, vacation and holiday pay.


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ABC National has some great FREE webinars coming up - take advantage of this important member benefit. Click on the link....  

Construction Materials Prices Inch Higher in June (7/15/14)
"Prices for inputs to construction industries have now risen in five of the year’s first six months.” —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  For full report, click  HERE.

Construction Adds Jobs in June but Nonresidential is Sluggish (7/3/14)
"Given that the economy added over 200,000 jobs for the fifth consecutive month in June, there is some optimism about improvement in the second quarter; however, the lack of monthly construction employment growth, particularly in the nonresidential sector, is troubling.”—ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.  For full report, click HERE.

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2014 Continuing Education
(updated as of July)

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

Silver Sponsor
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Cemco Electric, Inc.
Pro-Craft Construction, Inc.
Other Sponsor
Comfort Conditioning Co., 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.