ABC Merit Shop Philosophy


Upcoming Events

Hutchinson Mechanical Services (map)
Fee: $85.00 This awareness course is designed for the at-risk employee. The class will provide a basic understanding of the OSHA Standard for fall protection and the methods available to control fall hazards. This course is designed as a refresher course for the Competent Person and a must for anyone working in an environment where fall hazards exist.   Topics:  Identifying fall hazards Introduction to the OSHA Standard Use and appli...
Golden Palace Diner (Danish, bagels, coffee, & tea)  8:00 AM -10:00 AM 2623 S Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ   Chickie’s & Pete’s 12:00 PM -2:00 PM 183 US-130, Bordentown, NJ 08505   Marlton Tavern 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 65 E Main St., Marlton, NJ 08055
Town Diner 8:00 AM -10:00 AM 431 US 130, East Windsor, NJ 08520   The Godfather of Morristown 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10 Lafayette Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960   Hailey’s Harp & Pub 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 400 Main St., Metuchen, NJ 08840
Woodstown Moose Lodge #932 (map)
Woodstown Moose Lodge, 1 Bypass Road, Woodstown, NJ 08098. ABC’s Crabfest is a one of a kind event, perfect for building relationships with other members and a prime sponsor opportunity EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 9/22!!!! Crabfest is a social event that brings together New Jersey’s merit shop and those that support what our members do.Bring your friends, clients, customers, and co-workers to enjoy this fun night! Click Here to Registe...
Alpine Painting & Sandblasting (map)
This 2 Day Course will be held at Alpine Painting & Sandblasting, located at 17 Florida Avenue, Paterson, NJ 0750, from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Fee: $125/person (includes your OSHA 10 Card) This 10-hour Construction safety course was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with an awareness of construction health and safety concerns in the construction industry. All attendee...
Alpine Painting & Sandblasting (map)
This 2 Day Course will be held at Alpine Painting & Sandblasting, located at 17 Florida Avenue, Paterson, NJ 0750, from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Fee: $125/person (includes your OSHA 10 Card) This 10-hour Construction safety course was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with an awareness of construction health and safety concerns in the construction industry. All attendee...
Newark Liberty Intl. Airport -Newark, NJ (map)
This seminar teaches: WHY HAVE CLAIMS ESCALATED OVER 300% SINCE1979 -Why Submittal Approvals Does Not Get You Off the Hook !!! -A Winning RFI System-Daily Reports that Makes Your Company Money -Types & Sources of Change Orders / Claims& Winning Strategies for Each Type -Learn the Art of Pricing Change Orders / Negotiation Tip-Win Defective Documents, Conflicts, Omissions & Ambiguities Every Time-Pricing Delay & Disruption Claims -Winning Strategies / Insider Tips -Ca...
Courtyard New York JFK Airport (map)
This seminar teaches: WHY HAVE CLAIMS ESCALATED OVER 300% SINCE1979 -Why Submittal Approvals Does Not Get You Off the Hook !!! -A Winning RFI System-Daily Reports that Makes Your Company Money -Types & Sources of Change Orders / Claims& Winning Strategies for Each Type -Learn the Art of Pricing Change Orders / Negotiation Tip-Win Defective Documents, Conflicts, Omissions & Ambiguities Every Time-Pricing Delay & Disruption Claims -Winning Strategies / Insider Tips -Ca...


Who We Are

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 70 chapters across the United States. 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 and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.


Our Mission

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.


Our Objective

To provide members with an organization to deal with issues on an industry-wide basis. ABC's activities include:

  • Government representation
  • Legal advocacy
  • Education
  • Workforce development
  • Communications
  • Technology
  • National & chapter awards programs
  • Employee benefits
  • Information on best practices
  • Business development
  • Online contractor search directory

ABC was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, MD. to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. Their courage and dedication to the merit shop philosophy spread rapidly, and within time, ABC became the fastest-growing association in the United States.

Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America's business community and the U.S. construction industry. We look forward to welcoming each of you to our ABC family and to the home of merit shop excellence. Thank you for visiting.

To join the ABC please print and fill out the application below and mail, with payment, to:

ABC New Jersey chapter

100 Gaither Drive, Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
p: (856) 437-4130




Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing more than 21,000 members from more than 21,303 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.