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.
Join a network of companies striving to be the best the construction industry has to offer.
Growing your company has never been easier. From business leads and construction referrals to green building initives and awards programs, ABC offers tools to help its members develop business opportunities and promote company achievements and capabilities to potential clients.
politics & policy
ABC actively works with all levels of government to represent member interests and the merit shop construction industry. Fortune magazine has recognized ABC’s efforts in Washington, D.C., by naming the association one of the “most influential” organizations in the United States.
ABC members can take advantage of exclusive savings on business and personal services offered through ABC’s discount programs. Descriptions about the savings and services, along with contact information and direct links, are provided for each of the partnering companies.
ABC’s safety programs and products help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites, one of the construction industry’s most critical needs. In addition to training resources, ABC provides members with the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) guide - the industry’s leading safety evaluation program.
apprenticeship & craft training
ABC is a leader in apprenticeship and craft training for merit shop contractors. Through its chapters, ABC delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their productivity and safety, and advance their careers. The delivery of services and programs varies by region.