Why Join

ABC members receive real-dollar value from their membership and a big return on investment for the membership dues they invest each year by belonging to ABC. You might benefit more or less from each item listed, but no matter what, your membership dollars will be maximized!

Politics & Policy

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.

Business Development

Growing your company has never been easier. From business leads and construction referrals to green building initiatives and awards programs, ABC offers tools to help its members develop business opportunities and promote company achievements and capabilities to potential clients.

Member Benefits

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.

Safety Programs

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.

Education & Training

ABC is a leader in apprenticeship and craft training for merit shop contractors. Through its chapters, ABC delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their productivity and safety, and advance their careers. The delivery of services and programs varies by region.

Industry Publications

ABC provides a wealth of resources to assist contractors in staying current with the industry-related information they need to make informed business decisions. In addition, ABC provides communications leadership and support by working closely with the news media to communicate the industry’s positions to policy makers, owners, educators and the public on a wide range of public policy issues.

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.

Insurance Programs

The ABC Merit Choice® insurance program encompasses both an insurance agency and an association-based insurance trust. Members who choose ABC as their insurance provider receive outstanding support and value-added services. ABC Merit Choice exclusively serves members with insurance and fringe benefit solutions that are objective and resource-based. These solutions include benefit programs, incentive-based programs, health and welfare programs and related services. Member companies rely on ABC to administer programs that help them attract and retain employees, so their companies can enjoy continued growth and profitability.

Member Categories

Contractor Members

Include general contractors, construction managers, prime contractors and subcontractors. Dues are based on previous year’s construction volume. ABC is the only construction trade association that exclusively supports merit shop contractors.

Supplier Member

Firms furnishing products and materials to construction companies. Dues are based on previous year’s sales volume. As equal members in the association, suppliers have an outstanding opportunity to take an active role with their customers in education, political action and business development.

Associate Member

Professional service firms, such as attorneys, accountants, bonding and insurance agencies, and construction owners. As equal members in the association, membership in ABC is an excellent opportunity to expand business contacts while supporting merit shop construction.