With 149 earning ABC Craft Professional Certificates, this year’s graduating class was the largest in our history, existing first as individual chapters and now as a two-state unified chapter!

ABC 2016 Year in Review

ABC Takes Home the Gold at the National Craft Championships

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/3/2016– Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) brought home the gold, along with other prestigious awards at the 30th Annual National Craft Championships. The apprentices from Indiana/Kentucky competed alongside 170 of the association’s top craftsmen from 28 states. Apprentices can win a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Safety medal for their performance. […]

ABC Member to Chair Committee in Trump Administration

Indianapolis, IN 2/20/17. ABC of Indiana/Kentucky member Gary Hobbs, CEO of Black and White (BWI) Contractors, will be chairing a small, national business group focused on real estate development in urban distressed committees and how that can create economic opportunities for those within those communities.

KY Right to Work Recap

We are still full of excitement surrounding the historic action of Governor Bevin and the Kentucky legislature to pass Right to work and full repeal of Prevailing Wage. It is important; however, to remember the intentional actions taken by ABC to reach this remarkable point.

Gaylor Electric President Chuck Goodrich Begins Term as ABC National Chair

For Immediate Release Contact: Jeff Leieritz (202) 905-2104 leieritz@abc.org WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3 – Chuck Goodrich, president of Indianapolis-based, national electrical contractor Gaylor Electric Inc., began his term as the 2017 chair of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) on Jan 1, 2017. As chair, Goodrich will guide the 21,000-member association’s national initiatives and lead ABC’s Executive […]

Victory in Frankfort: Right to Work and Prevailing Wage

Contacts: Catrona Lanctot: (317) 596-4950 cat@abcindianakentucky.org For Immediate Release Frankfort, KY, 1/12/17– Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) stands with the strongest support of the action taken by the Kentucky Senate and the historic action of the Kentucky House last week. Governor Bevin signed both House Bill 1 (Right to Work) and House Bill […]

From the President

The stars seem to be aligning in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2017. The new Kentucky House and Senate leadership, along with Governor Bevin, appear to be interested in labor reform. Specifically, they have discussed Right to Work and Prevailing Wage reform. ABC has been a successful leader on these issues: namely, Right to Work in Indiana (2012), followed by Right to Work in Michigan (2013) and Wisconsin (2015).

2016 Election Re-Cap

All the time, PAC investments, free enterprise funds from ABC, and member’s direct involvement of their own resources, resulted in the successful election of all but one candidate who received our support. Our only loss was that of Representative Connie Eckert (IN). This is an incredible testament to the efforts of the association and its members to promote the Merit Shop agenda!