ABC Honors Student Winners

ABC Delaware honored students, the future of our industry, and those who keep the industry safe during the May 7 Student & STEP Awards dinner at Deerfield in Newark.

STEP Winners

ABC Delaware contractor members were honored for their safety practices with a national STEP award. The award, Safety Training and Evaluation Process offers companies an organized approach to analyze and further develop a contractor safety program. The process offers companies a way to evaluate safety and loss prevention while providing a vital, objective method to measure safety program improvements.

The awards are presented in five categories: diamond, platinum, gold and silver. This year, 36 member companies were honored with awards.


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Color Works Painting
​DiSabatino Construction
Eastern Industrial Services
​EnerG Test
G Build Construction Managers
M. Davis & Sons
​Nickle Electrical Companies
Pearce and Moretto
SC&A Construction
Service Unlimited 




Custom Iron Shop
​EDiS Company
Farrell Roofing
George & Lynch
GFP Cement
The Tri-M Group
​Wayman Fire Protection 
Worth & Company

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Alliance Electric
Bancroft Construction
County Group
Delaware Elevator
Drywall Inc.
GGA Construction
Harry Caswell
J. F. Sobieski Mechanical
RC Fabricators
R. S. Widdoes & Son
Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons
​Wohlsen Construction

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​Bausum and Duckett Electric
Commonwealth Fire Protection
​Erco Ceilings & Interiors
Heritage Interiors
​Nowland Associates





CEFD Scholarship Winners

ABC Delaware chairman Tom Dilley (left) and Careers in Construction Committee chairman John Johnson present Samuel Saxon with his CEFD scholarship.

ABC Delaware honored the future of the construction industry with its Construction Education Foundation of Delaware scholarships and Careers in Construction awards during the Chapter Awards Dinner on May 5, 2016 at Deerfield in Newark.

This year CEFD honored two students with scholarships as they continue their education. This foundation is a 501 (c)3 subsidiary of ABC Delaware. The scholarship program is for students graduating from high school who are continuing their education at a post-secondary institution in a construction-related field. The scholarship winner receives $1,000. It can be renewed each year as long as they are still in a construction-related major and carry a 2.75 GPA. This year we have two winners of the CEFD scholarship.The first recipient is Samuel Saxon. Samuel is a senior at Sussex Tech and will graduate with a 3.92 grade point average and will be attending the University of Delaware in the fall majoring in Civil Engineering. He was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2014. While at Sussex Tech, Samuel was the winner of the annual Carpentry Competition for the last three years. He has been working for the past three years for Robert Construction and Common Sense Solutions. Samuel is also a Junior ROTC member at Sussex Tech starting as a supply officer and this year being the Logistics and Operations Manager. He has been a scorekeeper and manager for the Sussex Tech swim team during his high school career. His career goal is to obtain a four-year degree in engineering and to start his own general contracting firm.

ABC Delaware chairman Tom Dilley (left) and Careers in Construction Committee Chairman John Johnson present MacKenzie Steele with her CEFD scholarship.

Our second CEFD Scholarship winner is MacKenzie Steele. MacKenzie is also a senior at Sussex Tech with a 3.8 grade point average and will be attending the University of Delaware majoring in mechanical engineering with an architecture concentration. MacKenzie was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2013. At Sussex Tech, she is currently the vice president of the Student Government Association and a member of the Alley Cat Competition Dance Team. She was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Award recently for her work at Frederick Douglass Elementary School and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Her career goal is to become a mechanical engineer spanning multiple disciplines.

Student Career Winners

Six students were honored this year with Careers in Construction Student Awards. These awards are given to a student enrolled in the construction trade curriculum that has shown outstanding academic achievement and completed a successful co-op program with an ABC Member. Each individual receives a tool bag and a gift certificate for $250 to a local supply house for them to purchase tools that can help them get started in the construction industry. An award is given to two students each at St. George’s, Delcastle and Hodgson. 

Student winner from Delcastle: Hector Ortiz (welding) who worked with Joe Trincia from RC Fabricators.






Student winner from Delcastle: John Foote Jr., who worked with Quality HVAC, with Careers chairman John Johnson.






Hodgson student winner: Zackery Taylor (plumbing) who worked with Jim Russell from M. Davis.






Hodgson student winner: Estaban Mendoza (right) with Matt Miller from Nowland Associates.






St. George’s student winner: Andrew Huhn (electrical) with Steve Dignan of Nickle Electrical Companies.






St. George’s student winner: Riley Hall (carpentry) with Tom Dilley of Spacecon.





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