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.


Latest News and Articles

  • Labor Agreements Harm Non-union Workers: ABCNovember 9, 2021 - 10:00 am

    Associated Builders and Contractors said a new report highlights the negative economic impact of government-mandated project labor agreements on nonunion construction workers, who it said comprise 87.3 percent of the construction industry workforce. The study found that the limited number of nonunion craft professionals permitted to work on construction projects subject to a government-mandated PLA […]

  • Construction’s career crisis: Can the industry attract millennials and Gen Z?November 4, 2021 - 6:37 pm

    By Ryan Golden (Reporter) | Originally posted on www.constructiondive.com Younger workers want flexibility and higher pay, and the industry is trying a variety of tactics to recruit them. Construction employment carries with it a perception that the work does not pay well or is more likely to be affected by an economic downturn than other […]

  • Four Ways To Create Meaningful Connections With Next-Generation HiresOctober 22, 2021 - 10:00 am

    By Scott Casabona (Forbes Councils Member) | Originally posted on www.forbes.com Scott Casabona is the President of Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance. With baby boomers retiring at an accelerated pace since the pandemic began, many employers are scrambling to find skilled talent. This mass exodus is creating the need for companies to rethink the […]

2021 Executive Club Members