TBG Holiday Hours & December Updates

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Tis the Season of Gratitude: Reflecting on an Incredible Year

As we embrace the holiday spirit, we want to extend warm wishes to our valued clients and industry partners. Please take note of our holiday hours: The Barbour Group will be closing early on Friday, December 22nd, and will reopen on December 27th. Additionally, we will be closed on Monday, January 1st, to ring in the new year.We are thrilled to share the joyous moments from the recent holiday season, where The Barbour Group proudly played a pivotal role as a host sponsor at The Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors’ (AHCC) unforgettable holiday party at La Cuchara. The evening was filled with camaraderie and meaningful connections, reflecting the collaborative spirit that defines our industry. We extend our gratitude to all of the sponsors and attendees for making the evening such a remarkable event.Amidst the festive cheer, The Barbour Group had the pleasure of attending the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Gala at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. The evening was nothing short of elegant, capturing the essence of celebration and community. We were also honored to participate in the holiday festivities hosted by Global HVAC, Immersive Concepts, and Pillar Construction, and we express our sincere thanks for their warm invitations.

As we approach the new year, we’re excited about the upcoming events on our calendar. Join us for a Panel Discussion with the Carroll County Chamber on Success Building for Contractors on January 11th. Save the date for AHCC’s panel discussion with Carpenter Contractor Trust on Estimating and Bidding on March 14th, and don’t miss Karen Barbour’s participation in ASA Baltimore’s panel event on Work-in-Progress Reports on January 16th. These events promise valuable insights and networking opportunities.

As we reflect on the past year, The Barbour Group is immensely grateful for the continued support of our clients and industry partners. Your collaboration has been integral to our success, and we look forward to another year of shared achievements and growth. Thank you for your trust and partnership.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Warmest regards,

The Barbour Group


Take a look at what TBG has coming up!

8 AM January 11th, 2024

Construction Know-How for Success Building

Join us for a morning of networking and invaluable insights at the “Construction Know How for Success Building” conference.Date: January 11th, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Coley Rice Lounge, McDaniel College,2 College Hill, Building 25, Westminster, MD 21157 map

Are you a contractor looking to elevate your business to new heights? This conference is tailored just for you. Our expert speakers will delve into essential topics including surety bonds, construction claims mitigation, bank lines of credit and loans, and proper financial statement preparation. Gain the knowledge you need to steer your company towards success.

Registration & Networking runs from 8:00am-8:30am with more networking after the speakers conclude.

Hosted by:

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
The Barbour Group

Event Details:

  • Learn crucial strategies for business growth.
  • Network with industry peers and experts.
  • Discover the keys to effective financial management in construction
4:30 PM January 16th, 2024

Work-in-Progress (WIP) Reports: Why and How to Improve your Processes – AHCC’s President participates in a Panel Discussion by ASA Baltimore

AHCC’s president, Karen Barbour, will be participating on a panel of experts in accounting, bonding/surety, project management, and reporting systems will discuss the critical importance of timely and accurate WIP Reports and the people and processes needed to execute.

  • Team Accountability – communications between the field, project managers, and accounting
  • Managing Ahead – solid data as the foundation for forecasts and making good decisions
  • Pitfalls – are you incentivizing non-compliance with procedures?
  • How to track scheduled work and un-scheduled work (change orders) in WIP reports
  • Bonded Projects – how surprises can cost you lots of $$, bonding risks
  • Best practices and practical barriers to following them

Follow the registration link below for more details from ASA Baltimore’s website and Join us at the Olive Grove Restaurant in Linthicum on January 16th from 4:30-6 in the evening for an invaluable educational experience. Bring your team!

Heavy Hors D’oevres and soft drinks included.

8:30 AM March 14th, 2024

Estimating & Bidding Seminar

Cost: FreeDate: March 14th, 2023Time: 8:30 AM


Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters

801 W Patapsco Ave

Baltimore, MD 21230

Following the wild success of our previous panel lunch in La Plata, we have decided to do it again! AHCC, the Carpenter Contractor Trust, & Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters are teaming up again and bringing it to Baltimore. Mark your calendars for 8:30 am on March 14th for registration. Breakfast eats will be provided during registration and networking before we settle down for a lunch and learn. Hear from the experts on topics focused on estimating and the bidding process and the best practices involved. Stay tuned for more details and keep an eye on your inbox for your invitation!

December 2023

MDHCC Invites You to Participate in the State of MD Disparity Study

The State of Maryland (“State”) is conducting a comprehensive Utilization and Availability Study (the “Disparity Study”), led by MGT Consulting Group (“MGT”). The overall purpose of the Disparity Study is to determine whether there is racial and/or gender business discrimination in the markets in which the State does business – both public and private sectors.As part of that process, the State will collect data regarding the availability of firms owned by minorities and women, and the utilization of these firms as contractors and subcontractors in the Maryland marketplace. In addition to analyses of quantitative data, the Disparity Study will also examine qualitative data about business discrimination (to the extent that it exists) provided by business owners, trade associations, business organizations, and other stakeholders.We encourage ALL business owners to provide information about their experiences, particularly with respect to discrimination, while doing business or attempting to do business with the State of Maryland and other public or private entities in Maryland’s market area. We hope that all firms, not just certified firms, will participate. For ways to get involved, please see the “Business Owner Engagement” page below.