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.

Upcoming Events

  1. ABC Kentuckiana Annual Golf Scramble

    September 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  2. Northwest Member Appreciation Cookout (Lafayette, IN)

    September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Southwest Golf Outing – Bowling Green, KY

    September 27
  4. Awards of Excellence

    September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Southeast Golf Outing – Lexington, KY

    October 4

Latest News and Articles

  • ‘Lean In’ circles help women in construction to face prejudiceSeptember 16, 2021 - 9:00 am

    Originally Posted on www.compsmag.com The three women shared their stories over Zoom during a Lean In Circle for Tradeswomen, one of 76 launched nationwide and in Canada this year by the North America’s Building Trades Unions and Lean In, the women’s advocacy group started by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. About 700 tradeswomen are […]

  • Help wanted: 430,000 construction workersSeptember 13, 2021 - 9:00 am

    By DAVID HELVESTON, President & CEO, ABC Pelican Chapter  |  Originally posted on www.bicmagazine.com Construction companies need to hire 430,000 more workers in 2021 than they employed in 2020, according to an ABC analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. That jaw-dropping number could potentially grow to 1 million or more over the next […]

  • Construction dented by inflationSeptember 10, 2021 - 10:00 am

    By Jonathan Garber  | FOXBusiness  |  Originally posted on www.foxbusiness.com Mounting inflationary pressures held back nonresidential construction spending in July, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Nonresidential construction spending edged up 0.1% in July to $786.7 billion but was negative when adjusted for inflation. Spending fell on […]

2021 Executive Club Members