The Merit Shop is a philosophy encouraging open competition and a Free Enterprise approach that awards construction contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.  Merit Shop is not Union vs. non-Union; it's simply a way of doing business built on the system of free enterprise.

Founded on this philosophy, Associated Builders & Contractors helps its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, & profitably for the betterment of the communities in which we live. 

Membership is available for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Associates of the Commercial & Industrial sectors of construction industry.

Why become a member?
  • Training and Education Opportunities

  • Business Development

  • Legal Resources

  • Safety Programs

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Political Advocacy

  • Industry Publications

  • ABC Insurance Trust

  • Member Business Partner & Employee Discount Programs

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