Associated Builders and Contractors humble history started with seven contractors meeting in a Baltimore living room in 1950 to discuss the shared belief that construction contracts should be awarded on merit to the most qualified, lowest-priced responsible bidder.
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 Chapters help 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. 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 is the largest commercial construction trade association in Florida with five chapters across the state, and a chapter network that covers every state in the union. With the National headquarters in Washington, DC, ABC is the only organization that can serve contractors and subcontractors in all trades (as well as suppliers and associates) who want to conduct their business in an unrestricted market.