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

  • Plan Ahead: 2025 Construction Trade Shows and Conferences SetJune 3, 2024 - 4:53 pm

    By Jordanne Waldschmidt | Originally posted on equipmentworld.com Today’s construction business owners are up against numerous headwinds, from inflation to stubbornly high interest rates to skilled worker shortages. But navigating a challenging business climate is a little easier when you take time to invest in yourself and your business. One of the best ways to […]

  • DOL overtime expansion ‘unlawful,’ business groups argueMay 31, 2024 - 4:20 pm

    By Caroline Colvin | Originally posted on highereddive.com Brief: The U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule update is unlawful, several groups business groups told a federal court on May 22, asking a judge to block the regulation just weeks before its effective date. The plaintiffs claim in a lawsuit the rule expansion violates the Fair […]

  • Tech-savvy Workers Needed to Solve Construction Workforce ShortageMay 30, 2024 - 4:44 pm

    By Adam Stark | Originally posted on forconstructionpros.com The construction sector has a severe staffing issue. According to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the construction industry will need to attract 546,000 new workers to keep pace with the demand for labor. This is much more than just a potential problem for tomorrow. It’s an urgent […]

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