ABCWV Young professionals


ABCWV Young Professionals Mission Statement

The ABCWV Young Professionals (YP) program was established to develop the next generation of leaders, and to encourage networking among the "best and brightest" up-and-comers in construction.  Young professionals include active and prospective ABC member company employees who are under the age of 40.  Membership is free.

ABC is the leading force in the construction industry for workforce development, education, leadership and professional development.  For Young Professionals, that means offering networking, education and charitable opportunties to help the next generation of leaders excel in the construction industry.  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.

Benefits of Joining

  • Grow Your Social Capital

    Build a substantial network of industry professionals by attending YP networking events. Take the time to build your contact list with individuals who are at the same place in their career. These relationships will be integral as you progress within the industry.

  • Learn From Your Peers

    Get to know others in the industry and expand your knowledge. Our YP group offers integral leadership training and mentoring opportunities to provide knowledge and resources to the next wave of construction professionals.

  • Volunteer Your Time

    Give back to your community by participating in the YP sponsored volunteer and community outreach events. Our YP group allows for expansive industry exposure and the opportunity for community involvement with industry peers.

  • Make New Friends

    New to the area or just starting a career in the construction industry? Meet peers working in the industry.

  • Get Motivated

    Those who stay involved are more willing to stay on track with personal and professional goals.

  • Commitment is the Cost

    With no membership fees, the ABCWV YP group allows those just starting out to get involved without the pressure of accounting for membership dues.

Encourage Your Team to Participate

● Help foster long-term stakeholders in the construction industry leading to employee retention. 

● Invest in the future of your company.  Succession plans start here. 

● Keep generation Y & X engaged in industry trends and events. 

● Networking will help enhance current and future customer relationships. 

How to Register?

Register by filling out the form below or by e-mailing Ashley Sodosky at  

Upcoming YP Events

Click the brochure below for more details regarding our upcoming Young Professionals Leadership Academy.  If you'd like to register, you can do so by clicking the "Register Now" button provided below.  


Contact Us

Clay White, ABC YP Committee Co-Chair

The Thrasher Group

(304) 848-7824


Ashley Sodosky, ABC YP Committee Co-Chair

TERRADON Corporation 

(304) 228-2422

ABCWV YP Committee Members

Clay White, Co-Chair

Ashley Sodosky, Co-Chair

Tiffany Rogers, Tri-County Electric

Chelsea Creta, Jackson Kelly, PLLC

Austin Hinkle, Cherry River Construction

Hollie Massie, Swope Construction Co. 

Dave Shaffer, Rodeheaver Group

Andria Wymer, Applied Construction Solutions