(Annapolis, MD) On Friday, December 14, 2018 the Chesapeake Shores Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) recognized the graduates of the Leadership ABC Class of 2018 at their annual Holiday Gala which was held in conjunction with the Chapter’s 60th Anniversary Celebration at The Westin Annapolis Hotel. In addition, the coveted Young Leader of the Year award was given to the Member who receives the highest number of points over the course of the intensive 12-month program. 

ABC Chesapeake Shores is pleased to announce Jake Ash, Utility Estimator at Reliable Contracting Co., Inc. as the winner of the 2018 Young Leader of the Year award. Jake earned well over the required program point value by demonstrating a commitment to the merit shop, the community, and professional development.

The Chapter congratulates all the participants who completed the mandatory coursework and demonstrated their commitment to the program as well. Full list below.

Leadership ABC Class of 2018 Graduates
Jake Ash, Reliable Contracting
T.J. Beamer, Reliable Contracting
Matthew Becraft, Sandy Spring Insurance
Hannah Berres, CMI General Contractors
Mike Cooper, Reliable Contracting
George Hassan, Bartley Corporation
Mike Kelly Jr., Kelly Benefits
Daniel Morean, Lywood Electric

Leadership ABC provides a focused track towards leadership and professional development within ABC Chesapeake Shores Member companies and opportunities within the Chapter. It is a comprehensive 12-month program geared toward young leaders under 40 within the Association. Each applicant possesses the dedication and desire to take the next step in excelling at their career and promoting the merit shop construction industry.


Pictured left to right: George Hassan, Drew Overton, Jake Ash, TJ Beamer, Mike Kelly Jr., Matt Becraft, Daniel Morean.
Not pictured: Hannah Berres & Mike Cooper