ABC Wrap Up

Over 6,000 attendees made their way to Atlantic City last week for the 2016 Atlantic Builders Convention, the Conference and Expo – Where Building Begins. NJBA and the ABC Committee thank all of those who were in attendance. We hope to see you again next year! Save the date: April 5-6, 2017!
~Tuesday – March 29, 2016~
Industry Awards Luncheon

NJBA honored the best of the best from 2015. To view the full list of award recipients, click here.  For more photos of this event, click here.

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NJBA Legislative Panel – The Future of Housing in New Jersey
Ron Ladell of Avalon Bay moderated a panel with NJ State Senators Raymond Lesniak and Bob Singer; and Assemblymen Gary Schaer and David Rible. The panel discussed legislative trends that affect the housing market and economy in NJ.
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NJBA President’s Party – A “Beach” Ball

NJBA celebrated the newly installed 2016-2017 slate of Officers and welcomed President Dwight W. Pittenger, Esq. to his new seat as President of the NJBA with a Beach Ball. Senate President Steven Sweeney and Assemblyman David Rible presented a Joint Legislative Resolution to Immediate Past President George Vallone for his contributions to the industry while serving as NJBA President.
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~Wednesday – March 30, 2016~
Exhibition Open
 
Nearly 400 exhibitors attended ABC this year to showcase the latest products and services. Thank you to all who participated. We have already sold 25% of next year’s floor-space! Interested in reserving for 2017, contact Diane at 609-570-2155.
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Annual Economic Forecast & Builder Panel
 
Leading economist Kevin Gillen, Phd., Chief Economist of Meyers Research LLC headlined the Economic Forecast, focusing on economic trends in both the local and national real estate markets. Dr. Gillen was followed by a star studded panel of building industry leaders featuring Carl Goldberg, Managing Member of Canoe Brook; Ralph Zucker, President of Somerset Development; David Fisher, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for K. Hovnanian Homes; and Chris Gaffney, Group President of Toll Brothers, Inc. Steve LaTerra, Managing Director of Meyers Research LLC moderated the panel. For a copy of Dr. Gillen’s presentation, please click here.

The Builder’s Beach Party – “Head on Down to Margaritaville”
The Builder’s Beach Party was the place to be Wednesday night. Located at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, right off the Boardwalk in Resorts Casino Hotel, this event featured terrific live entertainment.
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~Thursday – March 31, 2016~
Exhibitor Awards
Congratulations to Pella Windows and Doors, which was presented with the ABC Cornerstone Award for their 67 continuous years of support to ABC as an exhibitor!
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Awards were also presented to the following companies for best exhibits. Click the exhibitor’s name below to view their award presentation and booth space.
 
Award Company Name Booth #
First Place 10 x 20 or larger 416
10 x 10 Eco Tile Imports LLC 212
Second Place 10 x 20 or larger F&C Professional 1016
10 x 10 French  & Parrello Associates 1013
Third Place 10 x 20 or larger General Electric 1419
10 x 10 Fullerton Ground Maintenance 1219
The following exhibitors were presented awards for 10 years of continuous dedication to the Atlantic Builders Convention. Click on their names below for photos of their award presentation.
Company Booth #
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty 819
84 Lumber 1209
Accredited Home Elevator MA4
All-tech Inc. 1615
Appliance Brokers Ltd. 1301
Archer & Greiner,  P.C. 609
Bethlehem Precast Inc. 815
BHB Insurance Services – a USI Company 622
Bowman Consulting 823
C&L Services 623
Carfaro, a division of Fairway Building Products 514
Construction Journal 715
Delaware Quarries Inc. 902
Direct Cabinet Sales 1203, 1204
Eastern Contractor Services 711
Ecolsciences, Inc. 822
Flaster/Greenberg PC 1109
Fox Rothschild, LLP 1004
French & Parrello Associates 1013
FWH Associates, P.A. 825
General Electric 1419
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla 1009
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP 909
Guardian Home Technologies 1321
Hill Wallack LLP 709
Huber Engineered Woods 801
Investors Bank 804
Jem Appliance 1413
Johnny on the Spot, LLC 1100
Kipcon Inc. 911
Landscape Maintenance Services, Inc. 627
Maser Consulting, P.A. 810, 811
New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board 905
Omega Pool Structures Inc 525
Pella Windows & Doors 816
Professional Warranty Service Corporation 907
Residential Warranty Company 714
RGA, Inc. 712
Seifer Kitchen Design Center 1205, 1206
SESI Consulting Engineers 1025
Stark & Stark 807
Taylor Photo 805
Taylor Wiseman & Taylor 1207
TES Inc. MA26
Total Access 1323
Universal Supply Co. 1201, 1202
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage MA13
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. 512
Wilkin & Guttenplan 910
WindowRama 1019

Sales & Marketing Awards Banquet
 
The grand finale of ABC 2016 was a Carnaval – Rio Themed Spectacular!
Click here to view the full list of SAM Award winners. Click here to access photos available for purchase.
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Thank You to Our ABC Sponsors!
 
84 Lumber
Abby Lifts, Inc.
Amboy Bank
Builddirect.com
Burns GMC Truck
Central Jersey Landscaping, Inc.
ChazMaTazz Formal Wear
Christopher Gaffney
Construction Journal
Ferguson
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Gannett NJ
HF Closet Systems
Houzz
Jacuzzi Luxury Bath
Johnny on the Spot, LLC
K. Hovnanian Homes
MaGrann Associates
Meet AC
Migman Media LLC
Margaritaville
NJ Advance Media
NJ Realtors
Old York Country Club
Paslode Inc./TetraGrip Subfloor Fastening System
Pella Windows & Doors
Penn Jersey Signs
PS&S
PSE&G
ReVireo
Shore Builders Association of Central New
Jersey
Single Throw Internet Marketing
socialfix
Steel Pier
Superior Plus Energy Services
The News Funnel
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Tyler & Carmeli, P.C.
Send Us Your Comments!
We are constantly looking to make ABC a better experience for exhibitors and attendees. Let us know what you think, email Diane: Diane@njba.org.