About Associated Contractors
- Principal Owners: Charlie and James Bishop
- In business for over 36 years
- Bonded and Insured
- Offer turnkey solutions
- Locally owned and operated
- Extensive building experience
- Excellent safety record
- Jobs completed on-schedule
- Budget planning assistance
- Now licensed in New Mexico
- Winner of ten national building awards
The Associated Contractors Team
Charlie Bishop, President and CEO
Charlie was raised in Hamlin, Texas and moved to Abilene in 1969 to attend McMurry University. In 1971 he married Marsha Hester and they began their family when their daughter, Jennifer, was born followed by their son, James.
Charlie earned a degree from McMurry in Business Administration in 1973. He began working in Abilene for Crawford Firestone in 1973. His construction career began in 1980 with Associated Contractors Inc. He was the expediter for Rose and Sons Construction, on the First State Bank building in Abilene, a 40 million dollar plus project. He joined Associated Contractors ,a local general contractor, in 1980 as a salesman and in 2002 bought the business.
In his 27 plus years of construction experience he has successfully managed a variety of projects in Abilene and in the West and Central Texas areas, as well as projects in Oklahoma. The most recent projects include office and maintenance facilities for the many wind farm companies starting up in Texas, mini-storage buildings, office and gas plant buildings for major oil and gas companies in Texas and Oklahoma. Please click on photos to see past projects.
Charlie's sound character and business ethics have won the trust and confidence not only of his customers but also from the suppliers, skilled trade contractors, architects and engineers he works with. His reputation for quality work and fair and honest dealings has earned him repeat business from satisfied customers both large and small.
James Bishop, Vice President
James has been working in the construction business with his father since the age of sixteen. Graduated class of 1996 at Cooper H.S. He has gained valuable insight, knowledge and practical first-hand experience working for his father. James has furthered his knowledge by attending various seminars on building construction and new building products. Most recently he passed the stringent New Mexico contractors license exam. And he will be happy to help you plan and design your next building project.
Meche Trevino, Construction Supervisor
Meche has over 35 years of experience in the building trades.