Mt. Vernon , Iowa (July 12, 2005) -- Gary Bromley of ABI Corporation was awarded the Robert D. Sawyer Distinguished Service Award at the CFA annual awards luncheon July 8, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in San Francisco, CA.
Bromley, founder of ABI Corporation, is recognized for his dedication to the industry for over three decades. Founded in 1968, ABI was originally operated out of Bromley’s own basement. In 1988, ABI moved to its current location and has grown into a leading concrete foundation contractor in Kansas City. Their company now employs 50 dedicated employees with diverse experience in residential and commercial construction.
Bromley’s attitude about the industry goes hand in hand with how ABI Corporation is run.
“We constantly strive for and are driven by the highest customer satisfaction with a dedication to quality and service.” states Dan Bromley, president of ABI and son of Gary.
The ABI Corporation began sharing ideas and innovations with others in the CFA in 1988, and have been an active member ever since. Gary Bromley was CFA president in 1995 and 1996, and his son, Dan, currently sits on the board of directors. Over the years, Bromley has helped the CFA set higher industry standards by setting many fine examples of quality, several which were entries in the “Basement from Hell” contest.
Bromley accepted the award stating, “I am not only honored to be acknowledged on the same level as Bob Sawyer, but with all the men who have received this award before me.”
The Robert D. Sawyer Award is named on behalf of Bob Sawyer, the first CFA executive director, and it is presented to a contractor member whose contributions to the industry merit recognition. The award recognizes individuals who commit countless time and resources to serve the industry, as Bob Sawyer did for the CFA. Bob Sawyer passed away last year after a brief illness. His inspiration and leadership brought together a group of minds that are focused on improving the technology and practices in the poured wall industry.
The CFA is a voluntary, nonprofit association that brings together concrete contractors and professionals nationwide to improve the quality of cast-in-place concrete walls and foundations. The CFA provides promotional materials, educational seminars, and networking opportunities to its members and the industry. CFA also works on behalf of its members and the entire industry to develop support and influence code bodies. For more information about CFA, please visit www.cfawalls.org or call 866-CFA-WALL (232-9255).