Why Join ABC? More Members, More Clout!

What is Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.?

• Founded in 1950, it is the fastest growing construction association in the United States.
• A member-run organization consisting of a diverse group of construction-related companies dedicated to preserving and defending the concepts of the free enterprise system
• The only national construction association dedicated to the merit shop philosophy

Political and Legal Representation
• Led the coalition for full Common Construction Wage Repeal in Indiana in 2015
• Fought to pass Right to Work in Indiana, making Indiana the 23rd Right to Work state
• Continuing to fight against union-only Project Labor Agreements (PLAs)
• ABC provides a “first call free” service to members in partnership with our chapter attorney
• Protecting your right to do business through lobbying, Political Action Committees (PAC) and the Free Enterprise Fund

Building Your Business
• Opportunities to network and engage with like-minded people in both Indiana and Kentucky.
• Chapter-wide membership directory and local referrals
• National referral service with access to 22,000 members and 72 chapters across the country (coming soon in 2016)
• Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC): recognizing premier companies in 4 areas of corporate responsibility
• Exclusive Member Benefits and Discounts programs
o ABC Benefits Group
o Workers Compensation
o Business and Employee discount programs

• ABC Publications: The Merit Contractor Connection, Construction Executive, Membership Directory
ABC Executive Club
• Event Sponsorships available in each council throughout the year

Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) to recognize excellent safety programs and help companies implement and improve their safety records
Safety Training Courses 10 & 30 Hour OSHA, First Aid/CPR, Aerial Lift, Crane Reading and Competent Person Training.

Craft and Apprenticeship training opportunities to improve performance and safety, increasing loyalty to your company, and boosting morale in your greatest asset – your employees!
Management education to improve your bottom line from a top-down approach

Social Events and Meetings
• Networking events offered in all six councils throughout the calendar year
• Merit Shop Construction Awards program
• Golf Outings
• Fun Shoots
• Board member opportunities and committee involvement
• Political events

View the Calendar of Events

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

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