Young Builders Council

Young Builders Council

Attract | Collaborate | Educate


The Young Builders Council seeks to build the future of the construction industry by encouraging the professional development of its members through education, outreach, and networking opportunities while enhancing the relationship between young and established members of ABA.


YBC Membership includes these opportunities that are only open to YBC Members:

  • Jobsite Tours
  • Educational Seminars
  • Legislative Updates
  • Monthly YBC mixers, with four of these being joint mixers with ASA, CFMA, and AGC
  • Quarterly YBC Member Meetings
  • “Brews Crews” Networking Small Peer Groups
  • Leadership Opportunities on the YBC Executive Board
  • Leadership Opportunities on the YBC Committees
  • Opportunities to interact with ASU, NAU, and U of A Students about careers in Construction
  • Opportunities to lead and join four YBC Committees, including:
    • Education Committee
    • Legislative Committee
    • Membership Committee
    • Outreach Committee
    • Social Committee
    • Scholarship Committee

If you’d like to be involved in this unique new division of the Arizona Builders Alliance, please complete the nomination form here.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be from an ABA member company in good standing
  • Be under the age of 40
  • Pay annual dues of $250

To learn more, contact Nikki Rutledge at: or by calling the office at (602) 274-8222 ext. 223.

Meet The Young Builders Council Executive Board

Julia Staten​

2023 YBC Chair
Hensel Phelps


2024 Vice-Chair Elect
McCarthy Building Companies

Jeff Keenen

YBC Treasurer
Climatec Building Technologies Group

Cliff Spickler
Immediate Past Chair
INSURICA Southwest
Savannah Carbine

YBC Secretary

Alex Medina

Chair Scholarship Committee
Layton Construction 

Julia Young

Chair Membership Committee
Tempe Mechanical

Jared Wuethrich

Vice Chair Membership Committee
CORE Construction, Inc.

Nelson Mixon

Chair Legislative Committee
Holden Willits PLC

Jake Addis

Vice Chair Legislative Committee
Willmeng Construction

Irvyn Reyes

Chair Social Committee
DP Electric

Dylon Wray

Vice Chair Social Committee

Ben Smith

Chair Outreach Committee
Metal-Weld Specialties

Pruthvi Akarapu

Vice Chair Outreach Committee
GCON, Inc.

Alex Lord

Chair Education Committee
The Opus Group

Krystal Caraway

Vice Chair Education Committee
Rosendin Electric