Public Relations

ABC Cook Off Raises Funds for Local Charities

ABC Public Relations Committee Shares the Holiday Spirit

ABC Public Relations Committee collected toys at the Annual ABC Christmas Social for their Toy Drive.  ABC Member companies donated hundreds of toys to share with local families in need!

Members of ABC Public Relations Committee presented toys from the ABC Toy Drive to the Oyster Creek Police Department on December 7, 2017.  Committee members include Committee Chair Josh Mueller of Tolunay-Wong Engineering, Inc., Co-Chair Jim Mahon of Candlewood Suites Lake Jackson, Co-Chair Andie Harrington of Wolfenson Electric, Inc., Lisa Bundick Woods of Tri-Con, Inc., Jeanna Adams of Wurst Haus Catering, Drew Lindsey of Texas Gulf Bank, Mike Mathis of Wood Group USA, Cheryl Miller of Tolunay-Wong Engineering, Scott Potter of Kelly Services, Shayne Salinas of The Brevard Company, Haley Smith of Performance Contractors, Inc., Roosevelt Thompson of All American Screening & Medical, Scott Vardeman of Gas & Supply, Inc., Debbie Vavra of Park Place Sports & Awards, Cheryl Watts of Performance Party, Inc., and Lisa Williams of Excel Contractors, Inc., Terry McAlister, President & CEO of ABC Texas Gulf Coast and Kelley Cope and Ruby Pratt, ABC Staff Liaisons.



Cook Off Teams and Sponsors Benefit Community

The ABC Public Relations Committee has various activities throughout the year to raise funds for local charities.  In 2017, the committee held its 28th Annual Cook Off.  Funds raised from the event were presented to local charities on September 12, 2017, including:


  • Military Moms and Wives of Brazoria County - $3000

  • Brazoria County Dream Center - $3000

  • PowerPacks - $3000


A check for $500 was also presented to Freeport Boy Scout Troop #345 for their service in working the event.

Food and Toy Drives are held every year during the holiday season to raise funds for local food pantries and donate toys to local families in need.

This is one of the many ways ABC Members build communities!

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors who partner with us to give back to the community: 

ABC Members Care

Christmas came early to the Oyster Creek Police Department this year.  On December 7th, representatives from ABCs Public Relations Committee delivered a trailer full of toys for families in need in Oyster Creek.  The committee is comprised of ABC member companies who place value on giving back to the communities where they live and work.  After learning that Police Chief Tim Bradberry had purchased toys out of his own pocket last year, the committee decided to step in and lend a hand providing hundreds of toys to families in need.  This is one way that ABC member companies work for the betterment of the communities they live in!  Chief Bradberry sent a letter of thanks (below):

 December 12, 2017

 It’s hard to believe it is Christmas time again. There is nothing like a little snow to get people in the Christmas spirit. It has me thinking back to when I was a kid. There is nothing to this day that compares to the excitement of Christmas as a child. Drinking hot cocoa, listening to old Christmas songs and baking cookies to put out for Santa with a cold glass of milk and a note.

Trying to stay awake all night to listen for the sounds of bells and reindeer hoofs on the rooftop, hoping to catch of glimpse of Santa placing presents under our tree.

Then waking in the morning and rushing into the living room to find your presents and trying to wake Mom and Dad so we could start opening them.

These are all great memories for me. My kids have been fortunate enough to share the same types of memories. Sadly, there are families in our area that are not so fortunate; however thanks to Associated Builders & Contractors of Texas Gulf Coast Inc. families in our community will have a good Christmas with many happy memories.

ABC Texas Gulf Coast donated hundreds of toys for needy families and the Oyster Creek Police Department is making sure that they get to the children that need them. I have reached out to my officers and we have comprised a list of families in the Oyster Creek community that need help.

We had a family that recently lost their home in a fire.

Another whose father has been in the hospital for the last three months, and many others who have lost their jobs and simply can’t afford to get their children anything.

In the past we have never had a program to get toys to needy children we simply relied on other agencies. On behalf of the Oyster Creek Police Department I would like to say thank you to Associated Builders & Contractors of Texas Gulf Coast Inc. for everything you have done to make this a good Christmas for many families as well as allowing us the joy of participating in this program.


 Tim Bradberry

Chief of Police