Join a network of companies striving to be the best the construction industry has to offer

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors helps its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. From best-in-class safety programs to discounts with leading vendors, ABC has the solutions for merit-shop companies nationwide.

Government Affairs

  • ABC realizes the only way to improve the merit shop climate is through sound, fair labor and business legislation / regulations.
  • ABC employs professional lobbyists who work hard on your behalf both on a (local) state and federal level, to ensure your voice is heard.
  • We are committed to ensure that any labor or industry-related legislation reflects the interests of ABC and its membership.
  • No other association knows the construction industry and protects you like ABC.

Merit Shop - Protecting Your Rights

  • When unexpected labor problems occur, ABC members get top-priority treatment.
  • All members receive a free consultation with their chapter’s legal counsel.
  • Chapter staff is experienced in labor relations and knows how to handle your situation.

Training & Safety

Working with Career and Technical Centers

Training Now for the Future – Is your company ready for the changing workforce? ABC members are. In fact, the NCCER craft training program covers over 17 trades. Trades like carpentry, electrical, sheet metal, drywall, roofing, sprinkler, painting and plumbing. NCCER is fast becoming the industry standard for training. ABC also provides supervisory and management training classes covering areas such as scheduling, project management and safety training.

Improving Jobsite Safety – ABC sets the industry standard for jobsite safety. As a member, you receive the latest safety information and assistance, including a complete safety training program and the latest information to help you comply with OSHA concerns. When new laws or regulations are enacted, ABC Chapters are ready to help your business comply. Keeping your work force safe reduces accidents, eliminates OSHA fines and largely reduces your workers compensation costs.