O’Neal’s Brian Gallagher Leads ABC in 2017

Brian Gallagher

Charlotte, NC - Brian Gallagher, vice president of marketing for Greenville based O'Neal Inc. has been elected 2017Chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas, representing more than 1,800 member firms in North and South Carolina.

"2017 has the potential to be a great year for the construction industry in the Carolinas," said Gallagher.  "ABC will continue to support member companies through education, workforce development and training opportunities, and networking events.  We are committed to being a positive voice for the construction industry in our schools and community - providing students with exposure to construction career opportunities, leading community service initiatives, and working with state and national elected officials on critical issues for the construction industry."

Gallagher will lead a diverse team volunteer members on the Board of Directors:

Brian Gallagher
O'Neal Inc.
Casie Sears Kerr
Sears Contract
Tom Headlee
Watson Electrical Construction
Treasurer , National Board
Eric Perkinson
Brasfield & Gorrie
Doug Carlson
ABC of the Carolinas
Scott Colter
Colter Electric Company
CECA Liaison
Ken Peeples
BB&T Insurance
Art Odom
David Allen Company
National Board
Jeff Whitten
Starr Electric
Dave Knudson
Choate Construction Company
Kurt Eyring
Miller-Valentine Group
Ryan Wathen
National Board
Chris Moore
Carolina Power
Robert Beale
W.M. Jordan Company
Derek Lanning
Miles-McClellan Construction
Steve Smith
Smith Terry & Johnson Construction Law


Gallagher went on to say, "Most importantly, ABC will continue to promote the merit-shop construction philosophy - which encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation."

According to ABC of the Carolinas President and CEO Doug Carlson, ABC is the only construction industry association that represents the entire construction team - general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, industry professionals - with an equal voice.