ABC of the Carolinas Announces 2018 Board of Directors

Board represented by construction executives from South Carolina and North Carolina.

ABC of the Carolinas is pleased to announce its 2018 Board of Directors. Five board members are based in South Carolina with the remainder located in North Carolina.

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Casie Sears Kerr of Raleigh-based specialty contractor Sears Contract, Inc., has been elected 2018 Chairman, representing more than 1,800 member firms in North and South Carolina. Sears-Kerr is excited to start implementing the association’s newly developed strategic plan, saying “ABC is dedicated to being the ‘Construction Association of Choice’ in the Carolinas by bringing value to each of our members through workforce development training, health and safety offerings, membership growth and engagement, chapter development and political advocacy. Through all of the aforementioned goals, ABC promotes the merit shop construction philosophy — encouraging open competition and a free enterprise approach.”

Following is a complete listing of the 2018 ABC of the Carolinas Board of Directors with roles indicated:

Casie Sears Kerr, Sears Contract. Inc. – Raleigh, N.C., Chairman
Dave Knudson, Choate Construction Company – Raleigh, N.C., Vice Chairman
Tom Headlee, Watson Electrical Construction – Wilson, N.C., Secretary/Treasurer
Brian Gallagher, O'Neal Inc. – Greenville, S.C., Past Chairman
Scott Colter, Colter Electric Company – Winston Salem, N.C., CECA Liaison
Allen Amsler, McCrory Construction Company – Columbia, S.C.
Rob Beale, W.M. Jordan Company – Wilmington, N.C.
Kurt Eyring, Miller-Valentine Group – Columbia, S.C.
Harley Garrison, Starr Electric – Greensboro, N.C.
Sam Hayes, Landmark Construction Company Inc. – North Charleston, S.C.
Derek Lanning, Miles-McClellan Construction – Charlotte, N.C.
Chris Moore, Carolina Power – Greenville, S.C.
Art Odom, David Allen Company – Raleigh, N.C
Ken Peeples, BB&T Insurance – Durham, N.C.
Eric Perkinson, Brasfield & Gorrie – Raleigh, N.C.
David Philyaw, T.A. Loving – Goldsboro, N.C.
Steve Smith, Smith Terry & Johnson Construction Law – Charlotte, N.C. Ryan Wathen, Rodgers Builders – Charlotte, N.C.

About ABC of the Carolinas — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas represents the merit construction contractors and related firms in North Carolina and South Carolina. ABC of the Carolinas is a chapter of the national ABC organization which represents more than 26,000 members. For more information and news, visit

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