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.
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Education and 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.
Growing your company has never been easier. From business leads and construction referrals to green building initiatives and awards programs, ABC offers tools to help its members develop business opportunities and promote company achievements and capabilities to potential clients.
Politics and Policy
ABC actively works with all levels of government to represent member interests and the merit shop construction industry. Fortune Magazine recognized ABC’s efforts in Washington, D.C., by naming the association one of the “most influential” organizations in the United States.
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.
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.
Employees of ABC members can take advantage of exclusive savings on products and services for their own personal use offered through ABC’s discount programs. Family members may be eligible as well. Descriptions about the savings and services, along with contact information and direct links, are provided for each of the partnering companies.
ABC provides a wealth of resources to assist contractors in staying current with the industry-related information they need to make informed business decisions. In addition, ABC provides communications leadership and support by working closely with the news media to communicate the industry’s positions to policy makers, owners, educators and the public on a wide range of public policy issues.
The ABC Insurance Trust exclusively serves ABC member contractors. They provide objective, customized group benefits solutions that enable firms to attract, retain, and reward employees, so their companies can grow consistently and profitably. These solutions are delivered through health and welfare programs, retirement plans, administrative services and prevailing wage programs tailored specifically for the construction industry..
ABC actively promotes construction as a top career choice for high school and college students. ABC chapters and members partner with schools, meet with students and instructors, and hold special events to promote careers in construction.
Awards & Recognition
ABCSD's prestigious Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards program recognizes the most innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects across the nation. In addition, ABC presents awards for member achievements in safety and general and subcontractor projects of the year.