Thank you to everyone who attended our 2021 Annual Meeting on January 25, 2021! Over 200 GBCA members signed in live for the virtual event, which reviewed and celebrated GBCA’s achievements in 2020. In addition to watching the program, members interacted with one another in a live chat.

While 2020 was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, GBCA and its members learned to keep Philadelphia’s union commercial construction industry running, and we look forward to applying our lessons learned in 2021.

Featured Speakers:

  • Natalie Kostelni, Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Benjamin Connors, GBCA
  • Joseph Clearkin, James J. Clearkin, Inc.
  • Michael Armento, Torcon, Inc.



The event also introduced GBCA’s newest Board of Directors members. Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, Joseph Clearkin, spoke about his work strengthening relationships with labor unions and trade partners, and about how the industry came together to share safety resources during COVID-19 response.

Incoming Chairman of the Board, Michael Armento, spoke about continuing the work building up the industry. Looking forward, GBCA will look to encourage people to join the industry through workforce development programs, construction education programs, and tuition reimbursements for individuals in post-secondary construction programs. He also spotlighted GBCA’s Construction Leadership Council, and the value of the group’s supporting emerging professionals in the construction industry.

2020 was a challenging year, so revisit our 2021 Annual Meeting and look to a year of new opportunities!


Thank You to the 2021 Annual Meeting Sponsors!