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The ABC Delaware Story


Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware’s mission promotes open competition through free enterprise and enriches individuals while developing leaders in our community and the construction-related industries. ABC Delaware’s vision is to be the voice of construction, safely building our community using the free enterprise philosophy.

Our core values include:

  • a free enterprise philosophy that offers opportunity for all
  • quality through innovation, education and training
  • commitment to the community
  • integrity
  • promotion of health, safety and wellness

Associated Builders and Contractors Delaware is part of a national trade association that represents about 23,000 contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms from across the country and from all specialties in the construction industry.

ABC is the only national association devoted exclusively to the Merit Shop philosophy, the principle of providing the best management tech-niques, the finest craftsmanship, and the most competitive bidding and pricing strategies in the industry, regardless of labor affiliation. About 80 percent of all construction workers are employed by Merit Shop companies. 

ABC is committed to developing a safe workplace and high-performance work force through quality education and training with comprehensive safety and health programs.

ABC Delaware is led by a Board of Directors consisting of 13 members.

The ABC 2016 Board of Directors


Thomas J. Dilley

First Vice Chairman
Stephen C. Lex
Pettinaro Construction

Second Vice Chairman
Matthew T. Degli Obizzi Sr.
Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons

David E. Curran
TRI-Supply & Equipment

Thomas G. Lucas
Bancroft Construction

Immediate Past Chairman
Lorri H. Grayson
GG+A Construction


Jake T. Czerwin, Advanced Power Control
Steven G. Dignan, Nickle Electrical Companies
Jeffrey P. DiSabatino, DiSabatino Construction Company
Robert G. Elder, Santora CPA Group

Carl V. Marenco, Wohlsen Construction Company
Howard L. Morrison, County Group Companies
Ronnie V. Sanna, Tri-State The Roofers