Young Professionals Spotlight

Meet Colton Smoker! Colton Smoker, Project Manager, High Construction Company, ABC Keystone YP Committee Member Role you play in your organization: As a project manager, I am responsible for creating and updating the job schedules with the subcontractors, managing the buyout process, writing contracts, change orders, and day to day challenges that may come up […]

The Upgrade – Finding Life Lessons Through Entertainment

BY: BRITTANIE LEWIS , SAFETY & RISK COORDINATOR, WOHLSEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Do you want to live your life on your terms? Do you want to improve focus and stop procrastinating? I have no doubt that you have read at least one of these questions across a multitude of mediums boasting tips and suggestions to make […]

Don’t Improv: Lay the Groundwork and the Rest Will Follow

By: Ethan Klink, Producer, Strickler Agency, Inc. As a young professional in an industry where I am surrounded by tenured and well-established professionals, I am constantly trying to find ways to earn the respect and trust of my clients and peers. Society has conditioned not only me, but the millennial generation, to focus on the […]

Young Professionals Spotlight

Eric Gurnsey, General Manager – Harrisburg Branch, Tradesmen International Role you play in your organization:  I am the General Manager for our Harrisburg Branch. I run the operations and sales team, as well as setting and keeping up with budgetary expectations, while maintaining a safety-orientated workforce which consists of 100-150 field employees. As a Young […]

Young Professionals Spotlight

Mason J. Brandt, E.I.T., Design Engineer, Providence Engineering Corp. Role you play in your organization:  As a Design Engineer at Providence, I assist Project Engineers and Project Managers with primary structural engineering support on a large variety of projects. Each workday is different, and daily tasks may include performing calculations, drafting reports, reviewing drawings, developing […]

Member Spotlight – American Micro Industries, Inc.

An interview with Drew McLaughlin, Chief Operating Officer, American Micro Industries, Inc. Share your company’s story: American Micro Industries was founded in 1995 by Michael E. Lehman, a Naval Veteran and Electrical Engineer. We currently have a Custom Components Division specializing in electrical insulation and machined non-metals. The Soundproof Cow Division specializes in acoustics and […]

Young Professionals Spotlight

Ashley Buckingham Marketing Director D.E. Gemmill, Inc. Role you play in your organization:  At D.E. Gemmill, Inc., I am responsible for leading all activities related to conceptualizing and implementing marketing and communication strategies. My key responsibilities include business and market development, market research, strategic direction for promotions and advertising efforts, creating creative content, design and […]

Young Professionals Spotlight

Tim Myers Estimating Manager Wohlsen Construction Company Role you play in your organization:  Estimating Manager. As a Young Professional, how has your involvement with ABC Keystone helped you? I have been on the YP Committee for six years, and I have enjoyed getting to know other YP’s from different construction organizations, and organizations that support […]

Embrace Your Vulnerability

By Brittanie Lewis, Risk Management Administrative Assistant, Wohlsen Construction Company Fears and vulnerabilities by no means signal “I won’t be successful.” I don’t have to have all of the answers, and neither do you. This isn’t a movie. We are not the seemingly invincible superheroes. My voicemails used to pile up on post-its marked ‘Call […]

Young Professionals Spotlight

Lucas Henry Account Manager Aerotek Role you play in your organization:  I oversee the business development of our construction staffing division for Lebanon, Berks, and Lancaster counties. Why do you wake up and go to work every day? My family! My wife Sarah and our children Veyda, Kaydence, and Emmett. As a Young Professional, how […]

Is the Golden Rule Dead?

By Dennis J. Shindle, Jr. CPA, CCIFP, Senior Manager, Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C. A huge topic of many management training courses/seminars that I’ve attended is the challenge and opportunity of three different generations of employees and business owners working at the same time. People often interpret the various generations within the workforce as a negative […]

Young Professionals Spotlight

Dennis J. Shindle, Jr. CPA, CCIFP Senior Manager Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C. Role you play in your organization:  I am a senior manager with Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C., and I work primarily with small to medium sized businesses providing tax, financial statement, and consulting services. I also hold the Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional credential […]