Peer Groups

Peer Groups

ABC’s peer groups offer like-minded business owners an environment conducive to sharing ideas and discussing business opportunities and challenges–all with the goal of improving their businesses. 

Peer groups consist of six to 10 ABC member companies within a trade or interest area and with similar annual revenues. Members in the same peer group do not operate in the same competitive market, which fosters trust and an open exchange of information. 

PEER GROUP BENEFITS
  • Forum for executives to discuss key business issues
  • Opportunity to learn from fellow contractors that have faced similar business challenges
  • Sounding board for new ideas Strong network of peers who embrace the merit shop philosophy Business consultants who can serve as a corporate advisory panel
  • Ability to have candid conversations about operational challenges and the need for cost savings, improved productivity and increased efficiencies

How A Peer Group Works

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Resources Provided to Peer Groups

Peer groups are a valuable benefit of ABC membership. ABC National provides resources to each group to ensure it has what it needs to operate efficiently. Those resources include:
  • Annual peer group conference
  • List of vetted facilitators skilled in working with peer groups 
  • List of vetted speakers for peer group meetings
  • Assistance in comparing financial information/data analysis 
  • Provide assistance with filling peer group vacancies in timely manner
  • Dedicated conference call for peer groups
  • Dedicated GoTo Meeting account for peer groups 
  • LinkedIn group for peer group members only 
  • An online toolkit that contains meeting resources 
  • A membership directory of all peer group members, including contact information
  • Complimentary meeting space at ABC National meetings and the National office 
  • Coordination of hotel and sleeping rooms, as needed 
More information about these resources can be found in the Peer Group Member Only section. Contact peergroups@abc.org for access to the Member Only section. 

Annual Peer Group Conference

This annual one-day conference will be held in conjunction with the ABC Leadership Conference on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Miami, FL. The conference will consist of a general session, best practices sessions and networking session to generate new groups and match members to existing groups. Click here for more information and to register! 

Join a Peer Group

GROUND RULES FOR PARTICIPATION
  • Peer group members must be an executive of an active ABC member company. 
  • An initiation fee of $250 is required to connect a member to an existing group or establish a new group.
  • Annual participation fee is $250 per member, plus any additional costs for travel and meeting expenses. 
  • All members are required to sign a confidentiality agreement; information disclosed in the group is confidential.Participation in face-to-face meetings and conference calls is required. 
  • Members who frequently miss meetings will be considered not active and will be removed from the group. 
  • Participants agree to time and financial commitment and may be asked to host a peer group meeting.
  • Member must be willing to be open and transparent with other peer group members for the collective good of the group. 
  • All the travel and meeting costs are the responsibility of peer group members. ABC National can provide meeting space at national meetings. 
COMPLETE A PROFILE FORM

Many factors are considered when being considered for a peer group including:
  • ABC membership required
  • Company type/trade
  • Geographic location (non-competing members)
  • Annual volume
Complete the online profile form. If you have questions, please contact peergroups@abc.org