Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida is the largest Commercial Construction Association in the state. Representing more than 2,500 General and Specialty Contractor, Associate and Supplier members, we take our role as “The Voice of Commercial Construction” very seriously. We dedicate our legislative and political efforts to supporting and advancing the free enterprise and merit shop philosophies of which we ascribe to. We will defend the notion that taxpayers and the industry are best served when construction takes place in an open and competitive market and where projects
are awarded based solely on the merit of a company.

ABC of Florida is governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from our five ABC chapters - Central Florida, East Coast, First Coast, Gulf Coast and North Florida.

ABC of Florida employs a full-time lobbying team to fight for the interests of the association and the industry at-large during the legislative session. Additionally, there is an annual Day at the Capitol where members from throughout the state, descend upon Tallahassee in their hardhats to discuss the real-life impacts of government regulations on construction – one of the top five economic drivers of Florida’s economy.

ABC of Florida Chapters

ABC North Florida

DeeDee RasmussenPresident & CEO

1415 Piedmont Drive East
Tallahassee, Florida 32308


ABC Florida First Coast

(including Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
Karin Tucker HoffmanPresident & CEO
[email protected]
8657 Baypine Road, Suite 101 Jacksonville, Florida 32256

ABC Florida Gulf Coast

(Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples, Lakeland, Gainesville & Ocala.)
Steve Cona IIIPresident & CEO
[email protected]

2008 North Himes Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33607


ABC Central Florida

(including Orlando, Kissimmee & Daytona Beach)
Michele DaughertyPresident & CEO
[email protected]orida.org

651 Danville Drive, Suite 200
Orlando, Florida 32825-6393


ABC Florida East Coast

(coastal counties from Brevard to Key West including Miami, Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach)
Peter DygaPresident & CEO
[email protected]

3730 Coconut Creek Parkway, Suite 200
Coconut Creek, Florida 33066


ABC of Florida Board of Directors

Douglas Gartenlaub

Burr & Forman, LLP

Steven Lockhart

Finfrock Construction, Inc.

Michael Dodane, P.E.

MiGre Engineers, LLC

Michael Jordon

Universal Forming, Inc.

Thomas Wert

Dean Mead

Michele Daugherty

President ABC Central Florida

George Cuesta

Cuesta Construction

Carlos Ardavin

Areda Construction, Inc.

Timothy Dornblaser

The Everglades Group

Clay Fischer

Woodland Tilt-Up

Brian Wolf

Smith, Currie & Hancock 

Peter Dyga

President ABC East Coast

Michael Gruber

ECS of Florida, LLC

Wendy Rouse

Argos Ready Mix


J.D. James/Nature Bridges Inc. 

Karin Tucker Hoffman

President ABC First Coast

Terrance Sterett

FCL Builders

Steve Shea

Universal Fire Protection

Gary Griffin

B&I Contractors

Nick Krarup

Coastal Construction

David Turcious

Guignard Company

Steve Cona, III

President ABC Gulf Coast

Wayne Mayo

Southern Standard Construction

Kelvin Enfinger

Greenhut Construction Company

DeeDee Rasmussen

President ABC North Florida