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About ABC

Associated Builders and Contractors will provide superior programs and service to give its members a competitive advantage, to add value to the industry's clients, and to enhance the lives of the industry's employees.

ABC's great diversity is also its strength.  We believe our member firms provide the finest construction services in the industry.

Each ABC member firm, regardless of its size or specialty, shares one thing in common: a steadfast commitment to the free enterprise system and the merit shop philosophy.

This philosophy maintains that the construction process operates best when guided by the principle that the lowest responsible bidder should be awarded the contract.

ABC promotes 3 guiding principles: 
  • Fight PLA's and keep markets open 
  • Provide quality education and training below market prices
  • Provide networking opportunities with other business owners


ABC will continually strive to be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC will promote and defend the merit shop philosophy. This philosophy encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

Core Values

ABC values economic freedom within a free-market economy, with open and fair competition and diverse participants constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance.

ABC values the highest levels of personal and corporate standards of behavior characterized by responsibility, accountability and integrity, with demonstrated personal and industry professionalism by all participants.