ABC NH/VT ‘Big Top BBQ’ Safety Awards and Future Leaders Recognition

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Vermont Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC NH/VT) held its annual “Big Top BBQ” Safety Awards and Future Leaders in Construction/Superintendent Certification graduation on June 15 at the ABC NH/VT Chapter Office in Concord, N.H.


Band SL Chase Steel

Two types of safety awards were presented during the evening: the ABC NH/VT Safety Award and the ABC STEP Award. Both awards are earned through self-auditing process in which winners proved that their company safety standards and results exceeded the standards set forth by the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

ABC NH/VT Safety: The ABC NH/VT Safety Awards are intended to convey ABC’s strong support of safety performance in full recognition of the fact that each firm has the responsibility for execution of safety, to ensure an overall safe workplace.

Student Jeremy Jefferson

(l-r) Dani Carville, safety coordinator, and Lori Chasse, VP

STEP: ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) is a safety benchmark and improvement tool that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry practices regardless of company size or type of work.

Two individuals received recognition for their successful completion of the Construction Supervision Certification program, also known as “Super Cert.” This program consists of a minimum of 10 courses: seven required and three electives. Topics include: contract and construction documents, safety, quality control document control and estimating, planning and scheduling, resource control and cost awareness, jobsite leadership and communication, basic construction law, basic structural principles, project estimating, and understanding codes. The certificate program required courses are aligned with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) project supervision curriculum. This nationally recognized course content includes testing to validate learning and assure that the basic concepts and skills have been learned by the student. The elective classes were developed by construction industry professionals to provide more in-depth knowledge on specific topics. Completion of all courses is not a requirement; many choose to enroll in individual courses that will help them in their given professions. Since its inception in 2013, 114 people have taken classes; of those, 22 have completed the program in full.

(l-r) Jennifer Monkiewicz, VP, ABC Self-Insured Group Trust for Worker’s Comp; Tim Barton, VP – DECCO, Inc. board member; and LeAnne DiMartino


The Future Leaders in Construction (FLiC) program graduated 26 students from 13 different companies, one of whom also showed his dedication to his profession by simultaneously participating in Super Cert.

FLiC’s program engages students in lively discussions and activities that help them develop both personally and professionally. Topics include: understanding behavioral preferences, communication, listening, generals in the workforce, setting and achieving goals, attitudes, conflict management, team building, feedback, coaching, and change and transformation. Materials include the use of world-renowned author Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, DiSC personality and behavioral preferences, guest speakers, TED Talks, and selected readings that support each month’s topics. Classes meet once a month for eight months. In addition to class content, participants conceptualize and implement a Return on Investment project that addresses an area of their work life in need of improvement, is in alignment with their leadership and business goals, and uses S.M.A.R.T. goal setting.

Since 2007, the FLiC program has graduated 258 professionals from field personnel to vendor/suppliers to owners.


SIC 15 UNDER 50,000 Man-Hours
First – Bonnette, Page & Stone Corp
Second – TCD Construction
Third – Sullivan Construction
SIC 15 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours
First – Fulcrum Associates, Inc
SIC 15 100,000 – 200,000 Man-Hours
First – Lewis Builders Development
Second – North Branch Construction
SIC 16 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours
First – Andrews Construction Co, Inc
Second – R.M. Piper, Inc
Third – Leighton A White, Inc
SIC 16 200,000 – 300,000 Man-Hours
First – Methuen Construction
Zero Cases Resulting In Lost Workdays:  Methuen Construction
SIC 16 Over 2,000,000 Man-Hours
First – Cianbro Corporation
SIC 17 UNDER 50,000 Man-Hours
First – Dowling Corp
Second – Gorman – Thomas, Inc
Third – Harry-O Electrical Corp
SIC 17 50,000 – 100,000 Man-Hours
First – MSI Mechanical Systems, Inc
Second – Rose Steel
SIC 17 100,000 – 200,000 Man-Hours
First – Damon Insulation Company
Second – S L Chasse Steel
SIC 17 200,000 – 300,000 Man-Hours
First – DECCO, Inc
Second – EnviroVantage, Inc
Third – Denron Plumbing & HVAC
SIC 17 Over 300,000 Man-Hours
First – Granite State Plumbing & Heating
Second – Hampshire Fire Protection Co
First – ROI Staffing
Second – Novel Iron Works, Inc.
Third – Northern Design Precast, Inc.