Membership

Over 21,000 Members Nationwide Supported by 69 Chapters

Why Join ABC

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.

Join a network of companies striving to be the best the construction industry has to offer.

Politics and policy
ABC actively works with all levels of government to represent members 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


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

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 leading safety evaluation program

Industry Publications and Communications
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.

Education and 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.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Harrison Construction, 5870 Charlie Shirley Road, (map)

ABC of Alabama has significantly upgraded our membership discount and services programs over the last six months.  These changes did have a huge impact on your company and therefore has prompted our Board of Directors to hold business meetings in each district to ensure you are made aware of what is being offered. Below outlines what topics will be covered.

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Healthcare and Association Health Plans
  • Property & Casualty/Surety Bonding Program
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Immigration/Legislation Briefing
ABC of Alabama Homewood, AL (map)
Day 1 - Safety Academy Part 1 - The Road Map to World-class Safety · Dissatisfaction with Current Performance · Leadership Commitment · Cultural Transformation · Deliverable - Transformation Plan for Company and Individual Day 2- Safety Academy Part 2 - World Class Systems and Processes · World Class Results · Deliverable - Transformation Plan for Company and Individual · Best Practice Systems and Process · Balanced Scorecard  
ABC of Alabama Homewood, AL (map)

Course Outline: The training of project leaders in construction is critical to getting jobs built on time and within budget while maintaining client relationships for the long term. This Project Leadership Development Program was developed to address the specific needs of project staff who have great impact on project success. The primary objective is to teach leadership, communication and project management skills in a way that will keep projects moving and build bridges with field staff. Through a combination of educatio n, hands on workshops and self analysis, this six module program will help your project leaders improve their effectiveness both by showing them how to run projects more effectively and by providing them with the tools they need to improve their abilities.