Our Committees are open to all member company employees. When you participate in one of the Chapter Committees, you have first-hand involvement in shaping membership services & growth.
Let's make the most of your membership! If you're interested in volunteering, please contact our office at (504) 468-3188
to set up a meeting with a staff liaison.
Apprenticeship & Craft Training Committee
Chad Pierce - EXCEL Group
Description: Initiate and maintain the highest level of skill training and assessment for the apprenticeship and craft training programs, with emphasis of safety and cost-effectiveness, to ensure that the local owners and contractors have access to a skilled workforce.
Jacob Reichert - Cajun Industries
Description: Sustain steady growth through retention by supporting member involvement (committee participation, event attendance, course enrollment), and through new member identification and recruitment of qualified construction-related businesses.
ABC Merit PAC
Phil Rebowe - Carr, Riggs & Ingram
Political Advocacy Committee
Rob Wooderson - Durr Heavy Construction
Description: To provide a means for endorsement of & contributions to political candidates who best support the Merit Shop philosophy; to support or oppose any statewide, regional, or local proposition, referendum, constitutional amendment, bond or tax election, or any political cause or issue as may be directed by the Merit PAC officers; to solicit, receive, hold, administer, and disburse funds for political purposes as directed by the Merit PAC officers in accordance with the Merit PAC Bylaws and policies.
Protect and advance the Merit Shop construction industry by working with elected & appointed officials at all levels of government; federal, state, and local. Our main priority is to prevent passage of legislation robbing employees of their right to a private ballot election when deciding upon unionization in the workplace. The right to a private ballot, a cornerstone of our democracy, guarantees workers protection from coercion and intimidation. ABC will oppose any efforts to undermine this through legislation.
Safety & Management Education committee
Jerry Arnold - Woodward Design+Build
Description: Develop and excute overall management and safety education training programs to meet (1) member needs, (2) required accreditation standards, (3) improve safety efforts, (4) provide a safe and healthy environment, and (5) increase awareness and participation.
Wes Ramsey - NIKO Industries
Description: Coordinate and implement educational programs, special events, and advertising/marketing venues to enhance, strengthen, and unify the construction industry while maximizing awareness of current trends and topics of interest.
Programming includes, but not limited to, the following:
SPEAKERS SERIES PROGRAM (Legal Edge Series, Lunch & Learn Series, Final Friday Series)
PRESIDENT'S CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT
MEMBER BOWLING TOURNAMENT
$10,000 TRUST FUND SUPER RAFFLE
CHAPTER AWARDS GALA
ABC OF LOUISIANA FISHING RODEO
ABC OF LOUISIANA STATE CONVENTION