Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, Representing 2,500 Businesses Statewide, Throws Their Weight Behind Adam Putnam for Governor 

July 27, 2017

BARTOW, FL – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Florida endorses Adam Putnam for Governor of Florida. ABC of Florida, representing 2,500 businesses in Florida and an estimated 50,000 jobs for Floridians, is a champion of conservative values and free market policies.

“These businesses, from the largest corporations headquartered in Florida to the smallest service contractor just starting out, are proof that Florida can be the launch pad for the American Dream. They’ve built the institutions of our state, shaped our skylines and provided stable, well-paying jobs to tens of thousands of Floridians. I’m proud to have ABC of Florida on my team in this race for Governor,” said Adam Putnam. “I want every Floridian to have the same opportunity to find their version of the American Dream right here in Florida.”

ABC of Florida made the announcement tonight at the opening night of their annual State Convention in Marco Island. It was a unanimous vote by their State Board to support the one leader they know is the right choice for the future of Florida.


“There’s no question that Adam Putnam is the right choice for Governor of Florida. His conservative values and free market approach will ensure that every individual and every business has the opportunity to compete on a level playing field,”

said Mary Tappouni, President of Breaking Ground Contracting and State Chair of ABC of Florida.

Adam Putnam knows what it means to run a small business. He will fight for the Floridians who are sick and tired of government getting in the way of prosperity. And he’ll work to ensure we have a well-trained workforce that can support our growing economy. As the largest single provider of Apprenticeship Training in the state, acknowledging our skilled worker shortage is of critical importance to our association.

ABC of Florida is the largest commercial construction association in the state. It represents more than 2,500 companies and their tens of thousands of employees statewide.