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ABC members build America

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors and its 69 chapters. help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities where they live and work.

Members of ABC have set the standard for safety, performance and integrity in the construction industry since 1950, and continue daily to raise the bar.

ABC welcomes like-minded contractors committed to excellence, and delivering high-value, high-quality projects on time and on budget, to join us.

For more information on joining ABC, please view the membership FAQ or contact Katy Driver, ABC director of membership development.

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More than 21,000 Members Strong

69 Chapters and More Than 21,000 Members Strong

ABC is the leading organizations representing America’s merit shop construction industry.

ABC Helps Train the Future Workforce

ABC Helps Train the Future Workforce

ABC chapters and training affiliates have 800 apprenticeship, training, safety and management education programs in more than 1,400 locations. ABC members annually invest $1.5 billion in training their workforce.

World-Class Safety

World-class Safety

According to ABC’s 2020 Safety Performance Report, in 2019, ABC STEP Diamond participants were 827% safer than the industry average with an 88% reduction in TRIR rates. ABC is a partner in the Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace.

ABC Helps Train the Future Workforce

ABC Honored With Presidential Award for Workforce Development

When ABC signed the Pledge to America’s Workers at the White House in July 2018, it promised to educate and develop at least 500,000 construction workers over the next five years. ABC has already far exceeded that goal with more than 1.1 million course attendees upskilled and educated in 2019 alone. On Sept. 23, 2020, ABC was awarded the Pledge to America’s Workers Presidential Award at a White House ceremony for its successes connecting high school students, minorities, reentering citizens, veterans and women with rewarding careers in construction in more than 50 professions.

ABC and the Merit Shop Philosophy

Associated Builders and Contractors is the voice of the merit shop in the construction industry. We accept the responsibility for making that voice heard. We believe the merit shop movement is a movement for the betterment of the individual, the construction industry and the nation.

ABC is committed to supporting industry efforts to overcome the challenges and maximize the opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce and subcontractor/supplier base.

ABC’s objective is to help shape an industry that is welcoming to all people—where employees and suppliers are limited only by their own potential, clients’ needs are actively served and members receive value for their investment.

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Current Contractor Breakdown

Current Contractor Breakdown

Of more than 21,000 members, 62 percent are contractors. 39 percent are small contractors, 50 precent are mid contractors and 11 percent are large contractors.

Retention Rate

Retention Rate

93% of contractor members renew
their membership each year.

Members Saved More than $35 Million

Members Saved More Than $35 Million

ABC helps members be more productive, anticipate industry trends and improve their bottom line. Members saved more than $34 million using ABC discount programs in 2018.

ABC Members Build America

Mike Bellaman, ABC’s president and CEO, said the organization’s 21,000 members have an impact on the construction industry nationwide.

“They build all of America,” he said. “They build infrastructure, hard – meaning utilities, roads, etc. – as well as social – which means schools, churches and educational institutions. They build office buildings, retail complexes, stadiums – all the special places that we live in, learn, go have fun in, get healed, etc.” Bellaman said ABC members win work by standing out in a competitive environment.

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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.

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