Associated Builders and Contractors is a national trade association representing about 23,000 Contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms from across the country and from all specialties in the construction industry.
ABC is the only national association devoted exclusively to the Merit Shop Philosophy, the principle of providing the best management techniques, the finest craftsmanship, and the most competitive bidding and pricing strategies in the industry, regardless of labor affiliation. Approximately 80 percent of all construction workers are employed by Merit Shop companies.
ABC is committed to developing a safe workplace and high-performance workforce through quality education and training with comprehensive safety and health programs.
ABC has 72 Chapters nationwide including U.S. territories, representing 22,000 merit shop firms.