Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors helps its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. From best-in-class safety programs to discounts with leading vendors, ABC has the solutions for merit-shop companies nationwide. 

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Government Affairs

ABC actively works with all levels of government to represent member interests and the merit shop construction industry. Fortune magazine has recognized ABC’s efforts in Washington, D.C., by naming the association one of the “most influential” organizations in the United States.

Member Discounts

ABC members can take advantage of exclusive savings on business-to-business services offered through ABC’s discount programs. Descriptions about the savings and services, along with contact information and direct links, are provided for each of the partnering companies.

Member Discounts
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ABC’s safety programs and products help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites, one of the construction industry’s most critical needs. In addition to training resources, ABC provides members with the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) guide - the industry’s leading safety evaluation program.

Business Development

To stay competitive, contractors and contractor-related firms are looking for ways to improve productivity and profitability. ABC Heart of America Chapter offers tools to help its members develop business and highlight company achievements and capabilities to potential clients.

Apprenticeship & Training

ABC Heart of America Chapter Apprenticeship Programs meet the skilled workforce needs of the American industry, training qualified individuals for lifelong careers. Registered Apprentices help mobilize America's workforce with structured, on-the-job learning in the construction industry. ABC's Registered Apprenticeship Program connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers, resulting in a workforce with industry-driven training and employers with a competitive edge.

Student Outreach

ABC actively promotes construction as a top career choice for high school and college students. ABC chapters and members partner with schools, meet with students and instructors, and hold special events to promote careers in construction.