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FLEX – Future Leaders Exchange

ABCC’s Young Professionals Program


A young professional is anyone employed by an ABC member company in good standing who is under the age of 40. ABC established the Young Professionals program to develop the next generation of ABC leaders and encourage networking among the “best and brightest” up-and-comers in construction. ABC Carolinas has developed it’s own version of this National program called FLEX, which stands for Future Leaders Exchange. This was coined by a committee of young professionals who promote and advocate for younger individuals to be more involved in the industry.


Our FLEX group, operating in all seven of our Councils, provides the opportunity for you to network, and build relationships with, other individuals who are at the same place in their career. These relationships will be integral as you progress within the industry and your career. FLEX also allows for expansive industry exposure and opportunities for community involvement. Peer Groups and Mentoring are another aspect of FLEX that we hope continues to provide knowledge and resources to the next wave of construction professionals.

Our mission is to promote and encourage the participation and involvement of young, industry professionals by creating a platform to build relationships with peers, for professional development, volunteering and community involvement opportunities, and share best practices. We will strive to create awareness of, and strengthen, the core principles of the merit shop philosophy to ensure the viability and growth of future leadership within ABC and the construction industry.

What’s the Cost?

The 2024 fee has been waived

What Does That Include

  • Networking Events
  • Jobsite Tours
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Professional Development Seminars

How to Register

Click on the button below to download an application form.

For Inquiries

Contact our Director of Marketing and Communications

Kristen DeBerry

For Inquiries

Contact our Regional Membership Director – Charlotte/Triad

Abby Yerkovich

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Not only is ABC the leader in our industry as it relates to Safety, Workforce Development, and the protection of the Merit Shop. It is also where I have found the highest quality subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers to help us deliver the best projects to our clients. ABC Carolinas and its Members continue to lead the construction industry in every way.

Ryan Wathen
Rodgers Builders

ABC Carolinas provide the perfect environment to network and connect with subcontractors, vendors and suppliers in the industry. Their focus on safety, workforce development and government affairs adds significant value to the construction industry in North Carolina and South Carolina. For Graycor, our investment and participation in ABC Carolinas continues to pay dividends and a solid return on investment.

Brian Gallagher

The networking opportunities and professional relationships I’ve developed would have never happened without ABC Carolinas. I am proud to be a member of a trade organization that fights for its members.  I am constantly amazed at the pool of knowledge that surrounds me when I attend an ABCC function.  If you care about the construction industry, you should be a member of ABC Carolinas.

Mike Douglas
Samet Corporation

ABC Carolinas sets the bar for Industry networking, engagement, training, and future success. The combination of general contractors, sub-contractors, vendors, and suppliers is second to none! Their commitment to welcoming every new Member company and introducing them to all the above is something you will not experience in any other group.

Karen Yoder
Catalyst Construction Company

The events that ABC of the Carolinas puts on are second to none! Lots of networking opportunities and great training programs to boot!

Sam Hayes
Landmark Construction