Open Shop Salute


CT ABC started their community service project for military families entitled “Open Shop Salute” in January 2009. CT ABC, in conjunction with the National Guard, spearheads efforts to help military families in need, be it those who have a loved one currently serving or are a veteran. CT ABC is the largest trade association for construction companies in Connecticut. Through the generosity of our members, business partners, and member suppliers, we endeavor to provide services to military veterans and their families in need at no cost. Completed projects include:

Plumbing & Sheet Rock work
Chimney Repair
Electrical Upgrades
Septic System Replacement
Kitchen Renovation
Bathroom Renovation
Disability Modifications & Accessibility
Deck Repairs & Replacement 
New Roof Installations
Basement Doorway Repair and New Hatchway Door
Flooded Basement Work
New Electric Panel Installation
New Sump Pump Installation
Fall Yard Clean-up and Landscaping
Power Washing
Fence Repair

CT ABC member companies have donated countless man hours (both field and supervisory levels), equipment and monetary donations but we still need your help!



Open Shop Salute committee members:



Vince Attwater Young, Chair, G. Donovan Associates, Inc.
Robert Jacobsen, Chair, BCI, Inc. d/b/a Butler Company
Chris Fryxell, CT ABC
Louis Gold, AssuredPartners
Scott Herold, Macri Associates, Inc.
Suzanne O'Brien, CT ABC
Rita O'Donnell, Connecticut National Guard Family Programs


Open Shop Salute in recent news

Bristol Press, August 18, 2016

NBC 30, August 22, 2016

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