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.

Upcoming Events

  1. 1st Aid/CPR/BBP/AED Class – Bowling Green, KY

    April 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Continuing Education – Louisville, KY

    April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 2:00 pm
  3. Southwest 22nd Annual Golf Outing – Bowling Green, KY

    May 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Latest Chapter News

  • ABC – Coronavirus Legislative UpdateMarch 30, 2020 - 4:54 pm

    Good morning, The CARES Act just passed the House Friday afternoon by voice vote and is expected to be quickly signed into law by President Trump today. ABC wanted to provide some additional information on the bill’s small business and tax provisions for you and your members. Lawmakers will leave town again and return to […]

  • COVID-19 PandemicMarch 23, 2020 - 3:52 pm

    As ABC members, business owners, and managers, we want to help prepare you for changes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 –

2019 Executive Club Members