Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston is pleased to announce the Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship has been added to the list of available scholarships offered to college students pursuing a career in the construction industry. The ABC Scholarship Foundation also includes the Bill Brown Memorial Scholarship, the Phil Coplen Memorial Scholarship, the Jim Gaudet Memorial Scholarship, and the Michael Moore Memorial Scholarship.
The Bob Taylor Memorial Scholarship was established by ABC in honor of Bob Taylor, a lifetime member of ABC who had been a part of the association for over sixty years. Bob was the Owner/CEO of Gulf Oxygen when a customer invited him to be a part of ABC. Bob went on to be one of the first charter members and was Chairman in 1978. During his membership, he recruited over one hundred and fifty members and later became the first chairman of business development for ABC National. He was also a founding father of the Political Action Committee (PAC) in both Houston and National. He served with the US Army in World War II, deploying to the South Pacific with stints in Okinawa, Japan and Korea.
Bob was a firm believer in ABC, and advocated for the association’s values of political advocacy, networking, and training, and spoke highly of the Houston Chapter to everyone he came across.
To learn more about ABC, visit our website at www.abchouston.org.
To make a tax-deductible, charitable donation to the ABC Houston Scholarship Fund, please visit http://web.abchouston.org/events/ABC-Scholarship-Foundation-Donation-531/details.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.