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Make connections. Build your workforce.
Drive your company forward.
Build your workforce.
Drive your company forward.
As the nation’s premier construction association, Associated Builders and Contractors provides a strong foundation for our members’ growth. Since 1950, ABC has helped construction executives like you develop skills, lead a safe and productive workforce, find support and expand your network to achieve sustained success to build the places where America works, lives, plays, heals, learns and prays.
Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 chapters nationwide help our members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of our communities. You’ll find we’re member-driven and member-strong, helping our 22,000 members thrive.
Business Management Expertise
Because our industry is constantly changing, ABC provides thought leadership and analysis on economic trends, workforce development, insurance, estimating, project management, safety and liability, technology and innovation and the legal, legislative and regulatory landscape to help you achieve peak business performance. With robust webinars, compliance resources and an award-winning magazine, ABC helps members stay current on the latest industry trends.
ABC hosts national and local events throughout the year, including a users summit, convention, legislative fly-in, and leadership institute. Plus, you can join peer groups that let you share ideas, develop connections and find avenues to grow and improve your business. ABC is simply the best possible place to expand your network and foster key relationships.
Expanding and Upskilling Our Workforce
With ABC’s exclusive workforce development network, you’ll grow and develop your most important resource: your people. ABC’s 68 chapters build the talent pipeline through more than 800 craft, safety and construction management education programs. And you’ll get access to world-class workforce development tools, a tremendous value.
What if your company could be six times safer than the industry average? It’s not just possible, it’s doable, with ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Participating ABC members measure their safety processes and policies on leading indicators such as supervisor safety training, pre-planning for project safety and behavior-based safety, all with the goal of implementing or enhancing programs that dramatically improve safety performance.
ABC is a relentless advocate for our industry on topics ranging from vaccination mandates and OSHA rules to environmental regulation and complex work rules. ABC works to ensure open competition for construction contractors based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation, and helps members support pro-merit shop legislation and fight red tape with one powerful voice—and a mighty PAC.
When your company achieves Gold or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, you can apply for the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential to demonstrate your commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management—including inclusion, diversity and merit—and community relations. With that credential, you will be eligible for ABC’s annual Top Performers lists, which recognize ABC members’ achievements ranked by work hours.
As a member, you have access to discounts for businesses and their employees from 20,000 companies, from cell phone service and hotels, to fuel and vehicles, to ABC’s Tech Marketplace, which provides access to innovative digital construction solutions. ABC members saved more than $33 million using member discount programs in 2021. Plus, save money and eliminate the hassle of administering employee benefits with the ABC Insurance Trust.
Step Up to Where You Belong.
ABC membership improves companies,communities and careers.