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ABA LDF Graduate Luncheon

Held December 12th at the DoubleTree Inn by Hilton, the ABA honored graduates of the Senior Executive Program and the Leadership Development Forum. Over 250 members attended to honor the graduates. Featured speaker, Carol McMullen, offered 10 tips for building relationships. Carol will be retiring from the ABA at the end of December and taking on a role as a Consultant with the Association. The ABA extends Congratulations to the 2013 graduates of the SEP and LDF Programs!Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)watch full Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 movie online read more

ABA Leads Efforts to Pass State Bill 1446 Changing TPT Laws

The Arizona Builders Alliance has worked with the Department of Revenue, the League of Cities, the Construction Financial Managers Association, the Arizona Tax Research Association and industry allies to pass SB 1446, creating sweeping changes to sales tax on contractors. The Arizona construction industry was braced for confusing and unworkable changes to the prime contracting tax law effective January of 2015. The State Legislature had previously enacted changes to TPT that range from who must have a tax license to a major switch creating a difference between service and prime contracting. read more

Bo Calbert, a finalist for CFMA’s Executive of the Year Award!

Bo Calbert, President of McCarthy, was recently named a finalist for the CFMA’s 2015 Executive of the Year Award!

Robert “Bo” Calbert, president of McCarthy Building Companies Southwest Region, oversees the 150 year-old firm’s construction operations in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. Under his leadership, McCarthy earned the prestigious industry honor of being named 2014 Contractor of the Year by Engineering-News Record Southwest. During his more than 30-years with McCarthy Bo has been involved in building communities across more than 10 states with major projects in healthcare, semiconductor, water/wastewater, solar, education, hospitality and entertainment, laboratory, aviation, office and retail. In addition, his community leadership encompasses involvement in civic, industry and non-profit organizations, including Greater Phoenix Leadership, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Alliance for Construction Excellence, Arizona Builders Alliance, Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commission and the Caitlin Robb Foundation. read more

Congratulations ABA Members!

Every year the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Construction Financial Managers Association recognizes outstanding individuals in the construction industry.  This year the awards recognize the contributions and successes of several members of the Arizona Builders Alliance.

Congratulations to Bo Calbert for winning the Construction Executive of the Year award.  Also nominated was John Krecek of JFK Electrical Contracting. read more

Eric Buchholz installed as Southern Arizona Chairman of Arizona Builders Alliance

April 27, 2015 – Arizona Builders Alliance installed Eric Buchholz, of Sun Mechanical Contracting, as Southern Arizona Chairman.  The new leadership team also includes CORE Construction’s Fred Knapp.  The two were sworn in at the 21st annual ABA Installation Dinner on Friday, April 17th, at the Tucson Country Club.  More than 200 attended the event, including Tucson Mayor Jonathon Rothschild and Marana Mayor Ed Honea.  Outgoing Chairman Brad Lloyd, Lloyd Construction was honored along with the leadership team that included committee chairs and industry advisors. read more

John Nyman Elected to ABA Board of Directors!

The Arizona Builders Alliance welcomed John Nyman, Tucson President for Concord General Contracting, as a newly elected board member of the ABA’s statewide board at the May 29, 2015 board meeting.

John has 38 years of general contracting experience.  John consistently raises the bar on defining the delivery of excellence as indicated by Concord receiving the 2006 and 2010 Cornerstone Award, General Contractor of the Year.   In addition, John received the 2011 Construction Industry’s Good Scout Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America and the 2012 Jerry Wyatt Community Service Award presented by the Cornerstone Building Foundation. read more

President’s Corner – Rob Caylor

Welcome to the greatest Contractors Association in the world!
I say that because of the commitment from our members that make it simply the best. We are the ABA.
I want to personally thank Lorraine Bergman for her commitment to the association and her tireless efforts as president this past year. Her commitment and dedication is second to none. read more

The Arizona Builders Alliance’s Call for Help is Overwhelmingly Answered by Members

The Arizona Builders Alliance participated in a cell phone drive to donate minutes to soldiers overseas.   A total of 1,015 cell phones were collected by more than 100 ABA member companies between Feb. – May of this year.  Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

The phones were donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. They collect cell phones and sell them to recycling firms, and use those dollars to buy calling cards for soldiers overseas.  For every two phones collected, one-hour of calling time is donated. read more