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. Electrical Code Update Continuing Education

    January 21
  2. How to Avoid the Wrong Hire – Seminar

    January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. OSHA 10 Hour Construction Course

    February 1 @ 8:30 am - February 2 @ 3:00 pm
  5. How to Retain Key Employees Educational Workshop

    February 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Latest Chapter News

  • Gaylor Electric President Chuck Goodrich Begins Term as ABC National ChairJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:17 pm

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeff Leieritz (202) 905-2104 WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3 – Chuck Goodrich, president of Indianapolis-based, national electrical contractor Gaylor Electric Inc., began his term as the 2017 chair of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Jan 1, 2017. As chair, Goodrich will guide the 21,000-member association’s national initiatives and lead ABC’s Executive […]

  • Victory in Frankfort: Right to Work and Prevailing WageJanuary 12, 2017 - 11:19 pm

    Contacts: Catrona Lanctot: (317) 596-4950 For Immediate Release Frankfort, KY, 1/12/17– Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) stands with the strongest support of the action taken by the Kentucky Senate and the historic action of the Kentucky House last week. Governor Bevin signed both House Bill 1 (Right to Work) and House Bill […]

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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