Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the 2020 Craft Instructor of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year award winners. All award recipients will be honored during the Careers in Construction Awards event at ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tenn., on Aug. 19.

  • Ron Cayton, a general superintendent with Gaylor Electric, was named the 2020 Craft Professional of the Year. The award honors a construction craft professional who excels in his or her field while also demonstrating a commitment to safety, education and the merit shop philosophy. Read more.
  • Bryan Gamble, a certified electrical contractor and instructor for the ABC Greater Tennessee Chapter, was named the 2020 Craft Instructor of the Year. ABC presents the award to an instructor who possesses outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through communications skills and innovative teaching to promote lifelong learning to the future construction workforce. Read more.
  • Brandon Mabile, business development manager, Performance Contractors, received the 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award, which is based on career achievement, leadership and vision for the future of the commercial and industrial construction industry. Read more.

Honoring top construction professionals is among ABC’s top initiatives to heighten interest in careers in construction. ABC’s 69 chapters offer more than 800 apprenticeship, craft, safety and construction management education programs across the country, and ABC members invest $1.6 billion annually in workforce development. Visit for more information on careers in construction.