Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

This is a must-attend virtual conference for ABC members, including merit shop labor attorneys and construction contractors, and ABC chapter presidents, government affairs directors and attorneys. Join ABC leaders and industry legal and policy experts for a virtual conference as they share insights and analysis on the 2020 election results and their impact on legislative, regulatory and legal issues important to the merit shop contracting community. Hear how the elections will shape the futur...
Construction workers spend approximately 30% of their time waiting instead of working due to unavailable equipment, delayed deliveries and workflow variations, which delay precursor steps. To mitigate these challenges, construction firms typically conduct daily job box inventory checks and manually record tool information with handwritten notes, whiteboards and spreadsheets. Besides the errors and inefficiencies that come with manual processes, information gathered through these means is not eas...
This presentation, themed as a tribute to 1980s movies, will focus upon the state of the economy nine months into the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. Special attention will be given to real estate and construction dynamics, labor market performance, state and local government finances, financial market performance, as well as other aspects of economic life. The presentation will conclude with an outlook for the year to come. CE invites you to join Anirban Basu, chief economist for both ABC ...

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Who We Are

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing 21,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 69 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 mission of ABC is to be the voice of free enterprise within the construction industry, encouraging open competition 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.

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