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What we do

ABC will continually strive to be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC will promote and defend the merit shop philosophy. This philosophy encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

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Our Impact

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. 




ABC Members won more than half of the value of large-scale federal contracts in 2017.



The best-performing STEP participants lowered their total recordable incident rate by 87 percent compared to the industry average.


saved with abc discount programs

ABC members & their employees can take advantage of Business Discounts with ABC's Business Partners. 


Earn & Learn

As the Illinois craft training leader, classes in our construction programs feature scholarship opportunities and our classes are Department of Labor approved which allows students to become Registered Apprentices.



Get Involved

Whether you choose to get involved to gain networking opportunities opportunities, build your future, increase your organization’s exposure in the construction industry, or give back to the profession, you’ll find a meaningful way to participate in the ABCIL community.


Sign Up For a Program

Spark your career with ABCIL and Learn Your Trade Apprenticeship & Craft Training.

Volunteer & Sponsorships

Get involved and engage your membership by serving on a committee or sponsoring an event.

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What are you waiting for? Join the association striving to be the best the construction industry has to offer.