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Mary Tappouni Named Chair, ABC of Florida

January 28th, 2017 · Leave a Comment

M. Tappouni Jan 2017

Mary Tapouni

Mary Tappouni, president, Breaking Ground Contracting Company, a commercial general contractor headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., was recently named chair of the board of directors of ABC of Florida.

ABC of Florida is the statewide body of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) that represents the commercial construction industry in Tallahassee to advance policies that benefit the industry.

“The statewide organization’s focus is on legislative matters that impact the commercial construction industry. Mary brings the ideal skill set to the job. She’s a General Contractor and business owner, and she’s a community leader with plenty of political savvy and experience. ABC of Florida is in good hands this year,” said Karin Tucker Hoffman, president/CEO of ABC Florida First Coast Chapter.

This year as chair, Tappouni will lead the organization to reach policy goals in support of the commercial construction industry. ABC chapters throughout Florida protect businesses in legislative and regulatory areas, provide workforce development, apprenticeship, management and safety training, and enhance networking opportunities for its members.

“Mary is acutely aware of the importance of engaging in the legislative and political processes on behalf of the commercial construction industry. We look forward to working with Mary during her time as chairman of the board to advance the key legislative priorities of the association, to build upon the recognition of the association, and to pass strong and sensible regulatory reform on behalf of the Merit Shop Contractor and the industry at-large,” said Rick Watson, ABC of Florida General Counsel and Chief Lobbyist.

ABC of Florida logo Jan 2017

About ABC of Florida

Associated Builders and Contractors is “The Voice of Commercial Construction.” Its Mission is to be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC of Florida will promote and defend the “merit shop” philosophy. This philosophy encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.  ABC of Florida has the strongest network of commercial and industrial contractors in the State and Florida with five chapter offices serving over 2,500 companies in every major construction market. For more information, visit here.

About Breaking Ground Contracting Company

A State-of-Florida certified woman-owned business entering its 20th year, Breaking Ground Contracting Company is an award-winning, commercial general contractor providing quality construction services to both public and private clients. With demonstrated experience in health and fitness facilities, medical and professional offices, institutional and government projects, as well as numerous specialty construction projects, Breaking Ground offers clients the solutions they need to reach their goals. the company’s portfolio includes new construction, renovations, tenant build outs, and additions with services in general and sustainable (LEED) construction, pre-construction, design/build and construction management. Breaking Ground Contracting is a leader in sustainable construction through their commitment to high-performance building and environmentally conscious practices. For more information on Breaking Ground Contracting Company, visit here.

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