Associated Builders and Contractors Celebrate At Founders Dinner.

Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Michigan Celebrates Trifecta of Wins and Member Anniversaries At Founders Dinner.

Midland, Michigan, November 2019 – ABC Greater Michigan Chapter held its annual Founders Dinner on November 1st at the H Hotel.   

ABC Greater Michigan Chapter honored 5 critical people as the “Champions of ABC’s Trifecta” who received a full induction into ABC’s hall of fame. Those gentlemen were Arlan Meekoff (former Senate Majority Leader), Chris Fisher (former ABC Michigan CEO), Kevin Cotter & Tom Leonard (both former Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives), and of course Bill Schuette (former Michigan Attorney General). All five are responsible for ABC’s trifecta of wins of prevailing wage, PLA’s and Right to Work!

The chapter was proud to honor member anniversaries on this night of celebration as well. The following ABC Greater Michigan Chapter member companies were recognized for their dedication:

52 Years

B&D Electric

Blasy Electric 

Clark Foundation 

Fidelity Realty

Lansing Electric/Consolidated Electric

Parish Corporation

Westphalia Builders

50 Years                                                                              

Carl Schlegel INC 

D.L. Kesler Construction INC 

McDaniel Sales 

45 Years                                              

AIS Construction Equipment Corporation

40 Years                                                                              

Answer Heating & Cooling, Inc

Fisher Contracting Co.

35 Years                                              

Central Ceiling North Inc.

30 Years                                                              

A/C Electric 

Masud Labor Law Group

McCoy Heating & Cooling Company

25 Years                                                              

Albin Hengesbach Carpentry & Cust. Cabinets INC

Gay Excavating INC

Overhead Door Co. of Lansing

Spirit Steel 

The night was filled with ABC spirit and provided our group a chance to celebrate its members and the wins ABC has tried so hard to keep. “We all stand on the shoulders of giants and giants these legislative leaders have been for years on behalf of Associated Builders & Contractors & Merit Shop. It’s humbling to recognize and reward them,” said ABC Greater Michigan Chapter CEO & President, Jimmy Greene.

ABC is proud to have such a great group and can’t wait to be back next year to celebrate again!


Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is a national trade association with 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. You can learn about ABC National at  ABC Greater Michigan Chapter serves a membership spanning 23 counties. ABC/GMC provides craft and professional education, up-to-date industry communication, legislative representation, as well as affinity programs and packages. For more information contact us at 989.832.8879 or