Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Pennsylvania is one of the more than 72 chapters in a nationwide federation that consists of more than 22,000 member companies across the United States.
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.
- 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.
- Through its national office and chapters, ABC's objective is to provide its 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, recognition through national and chapter awards programs, employee benefits, information on best practices and business development through an 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.
Associated Builders and Contractors will provide the best training, government and legal representation, and programs to ensure members a competitive advantage, add value to the industry's clients, promote a safe work place and enhance the lives of the industry's employees.
The 3 guiding principles of ABC are:
- Fight PLA's and keep markets open
- Provide quality education and training below market prices
- Provide networking opportunities with other business owners
Associated Builders and Contractors will lead the construction industry, promoting and defending the guiding principles of the merit shop and free enterprise whereby anyone can succeed solely on merit.
For more information about ABC, please E-mail us or call the chapter office at 412.231.1446.
Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
3500 Spring Garden Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412.231.1446 | Fax: 412.231.3201Email Chapter Office