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.


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.

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.

Latest Chapter News

  • 2020 Christmas on Broadway CelebrationNovember 17, 2020 - 5:02 pm

    Associated Builders & Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky is proud to once again be a sponsor of the 16th Annual Christmas on Broadway celebration! ABC kicked things off on Saturday, November 7 by erecting the tree stand that supports the event centerpiece. The wood for the stand was donated last year by Home Lumber, and the stand […]

  • ABC Fort Wayne Groundbreaking Ceremony 9/3/20September 1, 2020 - 5:45 am

    ABC is excited to be co-hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for our newly acquired facility this Thursday, September 3 at 1:00 p.m. with Felderman Design-Build. Felderman was awarded the remodeling project at the facility which is located at 4201 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne-the old HHGregg building. We would like to invite you, our members and friends, […]

What Our Members Are Saying

“I first joined ABC in 1983 and it has been a major factor in changing the construction industry. Merit shop contractors are now given the full respect that they deserve. ABC supported candidates in the recent elections that successfully fought to get Right to Work Laws enacted and Prevailing Wage laws eliminated. ABC is taking a key leadership role in workforce development initiatives as well as craft training. Don’t forget about the networking opportunities. Our Third Wednesday’s are a very enjoyable way to meet new members and strengthen existing relationships. I would encourage everyone to support ABC and take full advantage of all the great things it can provide you with..”    

Gregory P. Wright, Sr. Business Development Director
Kelley Construction Inc. –

“The ABC has been a strong partner for KCC since the early days. Besides utilizing the services they provide, we have found the networking with other contractors to be invaluable. We have participated in projects we would not have known about without the aid of ABC. We look forward to a long future with ABC on our team.”

Joe Salsman, Operations Manager

 Kentuckiana Comfort Center –

“Incipio has been a member since we launched in 2015. We value the monthly meetings and connections made across the state with ABC. The efforts in education and workforce development are top notch! Incipio values the partnership we have with ABC.”

Molley Ricketts, President & CEO
Incipio Workforce Solutions, LLC –

2020 Executive Club Members