Membership

Over 21,000 Members Nationwide Supported by 70 Chapters

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors helps its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. From best-in-class safety programs to discounts with leading vendors, ABC has the solutions for merit-shop companies nationwide. 

Join a network of companies striving to be the best the construction industry has to offer.

Learn more about each of the resources members receive:

Workforce Development

ABC Central Ohio is a leader in continuing education for the construction industry, as well as apprenticeship and craft training for merit shop contractors in the state. ABC Central Ohio delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their productivity and safety, and advance their careers.

Political Advocacy

ABC actively works with all levels of government to represent member interests and the merit shop construction industry. Fortune magazine has recognized ABC’s efforts in Washington, D.C., by naming the association one of the “most influential” organizations in the United States.

Business Development

Growing your company has never been easier. From business leads and construction referrals to green building initiatives and awards programs, ABC offers tools to help its members develop business opportunities and promote company achievements and capabilities to potential clients.

Safety Training

ABC’s safety programs and products help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites, one of the construction industry’s most critical needs. In addition to training resources, ABC provides members with the Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) guide - the industry’s leading safety evaluation program.

Member Discounts

ABC members can take advantage of exclusive savings on business-to-business services offered through ABC’s discount programs.

Industry Publications and communications

ABC provides a wealth of resources to assist contractors in staying current with the industry-related information they need to make informed business decisions. In addition, ABC provides communications leadership and support by working closely with the news media to communicate the industry’s positions to policy makers, owners, educators and the public on a wide range of public policy issues.

Insurance Programs

The ABC Merit Choice® insurance program encompasses both an insurance agency and an association-based insurance trust. Members who choose ABC as their insurance provider receive outstanding support and value-added services. ABC Merit Choice exclusively serves members with insurance and fringe benefit solutions that are objective and resource-based. These solutions include benefit programs, incentive-based programs, health and welfare programs and related services. Member companies rely on ABC to administer programs that help them attract and retain employees, so their companies can enjoy continued growth and profitability.

Events

Who says you can’t have a little fun while getting to know your industry partners? ABC Central Ohio offers multiple opportunities each year to do just that.

Upcoming Events