WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3
– Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc.
, an Indianapolis-based, national electrical contractor, began his term as the 2017 chair of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Jan. 1, 2017. As chair, Goodrich will guide the 21,000-member association’s national initiatives and lead ABC’s Executive Committee and 170-member Board of Directors.
“Associated Builders and Contractors members and their employees look forward to Chuck’s high-energy leadership during this pivotal time as President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, a fellow Indianan, are about to take office in Washington,” said ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman. “ABC shares the administration’s goal of creating opportunities for all Americans to play a valuable role in rebuilding our cities, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools and hospitals. Chuck and Gaylor Electric’s award-winning commitment to world-class safety, innovation, workforce development and community service shows the value merit shop contractors bring to growing jobs and our economy.”
Goodrich began his 25-year career in the construction industry as an intern with Gaylor Electric in 1991 and was named president in 2014. The national electrical contractor has 13 offices in seven states. Gaylor Electric is an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor
and has been recognized for its world-class performance, achieving the platinum level of ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) program
and earning 19 Excellence in Construction® Awards
Goodrich earned a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction management from Purdue University and is a graduate of Clemson University’s Project Management Academy. He has served on ABC’s national Executive Committee for three years: as chair-elect in 2016, secretary in 2015 and as the Mid-America region vice chair in 2015 and 2014, which includes members and chapters in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
A leader in the business community, Goodrich is chairman of the Riverview Health Foundation and chair-elect of the Purdue Construction Advisory Board for Building Construction Management. He is a member of the National Honor Society for Construction, Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety and Design-Build Institute of America. He has been recognized for his leadership and philanthropy with the James J. Leonard Memorial Award, the ABC Outstanding Chapter Support Award and the Gaylor Optimist Award, as well as being named Business Person of the Year by the City of Noblesville. Goodrich also participates in the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and All Pro Dads.