Associated Builders and Contractors is a national organization that represents the commercial construction industry both nationa ...lly and locally. Our entire federation consists of 74 chapters which represent 22,000 member firms and more than 2 million workers nationwide. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.
ABC is the construction industry's voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government as well as with state and local governments. ABC's mission is the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation. Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading national organizations representing America's business community and the merit shop construction industry.
The Core Purpose of ABC is to advance and defend the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and to provide members and their employees with an opportunity to compete successfully in our industry.
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 encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.Show more