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 its 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.

Member Success Kit

Click below to view our Member Success Kit. In it you will find useful membership information for our chapter.


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.


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Latest News and Articles

  • $52B CHIPS Act a boon for construction, but challenges remainSeptember 1, 2022 - 8:00 am

    By Sebastian Obando | Originally posted on constructiondive.com The White House announced Wednesday President Joe Biden will sign the $52 billion CHIPS Act, which subsidizes the semiconductor industry and provides a 25% tax credit for companies that build facilities in the U.S., on August 9. Platitudes from construction pros started piling in as soon as Congress […]

  • ABC hits out at US Inflation ActAugust 30, 2022 - 8:00 am

    By Liam McLoughlin | Originally posted on aggbusiness.com The ABC has sent a letter to Congress highlighting its concerns about the bill The measures planned in the legislation include raising US$739bn and authorising US$370bn in spending on energy and climate change, and US$300bn in deficit reduction. Kristen Swearingen, the ABC’s vice president of legislative & […]

  • More Than a Century of Safety: The Legacy of Edward W. BullardMay 17, 2022 - 8:00 am

    By Carrie Williams | Originally posted on constructionexec.com  Promoting both awareness and action in support of occupational safety and healthy workplace culture, World Day for Safety and Health at Work was established by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003. Observed each year on April 28, there is perhaps no better day to reflect on […]

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