Tag: Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida

Drew WilsonJuly 31, 2018

Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody put another brick in her wall of endorsements Tuesday after earning an official thumbs-up from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida. There were hints the construction trade group would be backing Moody, a former prosecutor and circuit court judge, after the association met in Marco Island last week […]

Scott PowersJuly 26, 2018

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott picked up another Florida business group’s endorsement with the announcement in Marco Island Thursday that the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida is backing his campaign. Scott picked up the endorsement at the annual conference of the group, which represnts 2,500 general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and professional […]

Drew WilsonDecember 7, 2017

North Fort Myers Republican Rep. Matt Caldwell announced Thursday that Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has endorsed him in the Republican Primary to replace termed-out Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “We are thrilled to announce that we are endorsing Matt Caldwell for Commissioner of Agriculture,” ABC board chair Mary Tappouni said. “Matt is a principled […]


The questions are posed by progressive groups and conservative ones; from organizations focused on business, agriculture and education. They come from well-known power brokers and lesser-known influencers. In the months leading up to an election, candidates are asked to fill out dozens of questionnaires detailing their positions. The surveys act as both an educational tool […]

Phil AmmannJune 13, 2015

Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, the state’s largest construction industry trade association, honored three Republicans as its 2015 Legislators of the Year. On Friday, ABC recognized state Sens. Alan Hays of Umatilla and Jack Latvala of Clearwater, and Rep. Keith Perry from Gainesville for their sponsorship and passage of Senate Bill 778, known as […]

Guest AuthorFebruary 9, 2015

February is national Career and Technical Education month, and across the country educators and counselors are preparing America’s next generation of skilled workers. In just a few months, students will graduate from high school, and many aren’t sure of their next step. Florida’s construction contractors face a related but different problem: a major shortage of skilled […]


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