Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC helps it members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.


ABC offers certified apprenticeship programs, continuing education, management and safety programs designed to enhance professional development.


From innovative & cutting edge topics to OSHA and client-required subject matter, ABC has you covered. ABC members participate in the Safety Training and Evaluation Process and the ABC National Safety Excellence Awards.

Politics & Policy

ABC is the merit shop construction industry’s voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky:
Based on Merit, Performance, and Integrity.

  • We believe in Merit.

    Anyone in the industry should be evaluated, judged, awarded, and rewarded based on his or her merit. Owners should be able to select the most economical and best bidder regardless of that bidder’s status.

  • We believe in Performance.

    Paying employees based on skill, ability, and merit. Promoting based on the merit of skills, ability, and motivation or leadership duties.

  • We believe in Integrity.

    Open and fair competition for securing contracts and/or jobs: not allowing favoritism or group membership as selection criteria.

Upcoming Events

  1. NW Council Meeting – Ft. Wayne

    April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Blueprint Plan Drawing II – KY

    April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Day at the Races Keeneland – KY

    April 27
  4. Public Bidding & Prequalification Seminar – Indianapolis

    April 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Latest Chapter News

  • ABC Takes Home the Gold at the National Craft ChampionshipsMarch 9, 2017 - 11:27 pm

    Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/3/2016– Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) brought home the gold, along with other prestigious awards at the 30th Annual National Craft Championships. The apprentices from Indiana/Kentucky competed alongside 170 of the association’s top craftsmen from 28 states. Apprentices can win a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Safety medal for their performance. […]

  • ABC Member to Chair Committee in Trump AdministrationFebruary 20, 2017 - 3:54 pm

    Indianapolis, IN 2/20/17. ABC of Indiana/Kentucky member Gary Hobbs, CEO of Black and White (BWI) Contractors, will be chairing a small, national business group focused on real estate development in urban distressed committees and how that can create economic opportunities for those within those communities.

What Our Members Are Saying


“In 1986, Wurster Construction chose to leave the union and joined ABC of Indiana. It has been the best move we made in our 74 year history.  The benefits we’ve enjoyed by being a member of ABC have far outweighed what we’ve put in.”    

Al Wurster, Owner
Wurster Construction

SomersetCPAs-logo“The education, networking, camaraderie and support you receive from ABC of Indiana will far exceed the financial investment you make.”

Kenneth J. Hedlund, CPA
Somerset CPAs

2017 Executive Club Members

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