Our industry continues to see a major impact from labor shortages which currently stand at an approximate 500,000 deficit nationally and 30,000 deficit for Pennsylvania. ABC Keystone is taking on this challenge with an outside-the-box approach to bring about opportunity to help toward solving this challenge.

FOUNDING MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Warfel Construction | February 2024

Our greatest achievement is the experience we provide to our clients, made possible through our people and the unique culture of Warfel that has developed and evolved since 1911. We have grown and been successful over time by honoring our mission and values and being grounded in doing the right thing.


Quite a few football fans in Pennsylvania are disappointed heading into this year’s Super Bowl (especially those of us who are Steelers or Eagles fans). What is kicking off right now is the start of election season in our state, which may be less exciting for some but will set the stage for an impactful future.

FOLLOW THE MONEY | February 2024

If you watch many crime shows you often hear the investigating officer say, ”follow the money,” As we look at the status of politics, National, State, and Local, we keep asking how we got to the condition we are in. I would suggest all you need to do is follow the money.

FULL STEAM AHEAD | February 2024

2024 is already steamrolling along and there continues to be many challenges to our businesses that we need to be prepared for. Let’s tackle some of them and discuss how ABC Keystone is here and helping our members fight to protect our businesses and the merit shop, free enterprise principles that we all embrace.

Making 2024 Count | December 2023

Much of this past year has been filled with frustration in seeing the decisions made by our state and federal public officials. That has been fatiguing. The new year provides several opportunities to send a message to all. Maybe you’re reading this and are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore … so read on for what you can do about it.

A YEAR IN REVIEW | December 2023

As we approach the end of 2023, I want to reflect on the accomplishments of the Keystone Chapter over the past 12 months. For the third year in a row, membership retention was over 90%, ending the year at 90.4%. As of November 27th, we were only three members shy of growth-plus-one in membership.

Apprentice Spotlight | Quinn Swearingen

What made you choose the trade you are learning?
I chose to get into carpentry to continue the trade that has been passed down through generations! From my grandfather to my uncle, carpentry, woodworking, and construction have always been long-lasting careers. So why not follow in their footsteps and learn a trade that will last for life?

Apprentice Spotlight | Jacob Dusinberre

What made you choose the trade you are learning?
I started in general construction with Lobar Associates. I was with them for 5 years until 2011 when I thought more of the trades. It was actually my father who told me I should look into it.

Apprentice Spotlight | Emma Moore

What made you choose the trade you are learning?
I enjoy seeing the way buildings and homes are put together and seeing all the planning, materials, and work really goes into constructing the world we live in.