OUR MEMBERSBUILD CENTRAL OHIO
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 member companies. Our mission is to help our members develop their workforce, as well as win and deliver work safely, ethically, and profitably, to benefit their communities through the merit shop philosophy. With 70 chapters nationwide, ABC member firms comprise all specialties of construction within the industrial and commercial sectors.
The ABC Central Ohio chapter was founded in 1968, with Northern Ohio and Ohio Valley chapters established subsequently. Our work includes government representation, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communication, technology, recognition through our chapter awards programs, employee benefits, best practices information, and business development.
A free market system where success is based on free-enterprise principles.
To be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry.
To advance and defend merit shop principles and promote the success of our members and their employees through advocacy, workforce development, safety services, and networking.
- economic freedom within a free-market economy
- open and fair competition
- responsibility, accountability, and integrity
- personal and industry performance and professionalism
Believe in free enterprise.
Believe in the right of employees and employers to engage in individual or collective bargaining to determine wages and working conditions, within the boundaries of the law.
Believe in the responsibility of employers for the general welfare of employees and for fair compensation, as well as the responsibility of employees for satisfactory performance.
Support sound legislation around worker compensation, safety, and unemployment.
Support legislation that embraces fair play for employers and employees and promotes the preservation of the free enterprise system.
Oppose monopolies and price or wage fixing in the public and private sector, as these are detrimental to free enterprise.
Believe in and support legal protection of the rights of employees, regardless of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin or relationship to any labor organization, and in equal work opportunities for legal residents.
Believe in the responsibility of all branches of government as stewards of taxpayer dollars, and therefore support the awarding of government contracts only to the lowest responsible bidder and oppose unjust pressure to violate these principles.
Believe that cooperation, reconciliation, free enterprise, and a democratic government best serves all Americans, and that business leaders have a responsibility for preserving these by becoming active in political and civic affairs.
Oppose violence, coercion, intimidation and the denial of the rights of employees and employers.
Meet The Team
Board of Directors
In the truest sense of the word, ABC Central Ohio is a member-run association. Members identify issues critical to merit shop construction and work together to find solutions using the resources of one of the largest construction-related groups in the world.
The association is governed by an 12-member board of directors. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
All members of the association are eligible to serve on the board. Anyone interested should contact the ABC Central Ohio office at 614-529-4300 for additional details.
Brian Haughn (Chair)
Executive Vice President
Haughn & Associates, Inc.
Scott Ruth (Vice-Chair)
Larry McKeever (Past-Chair)
McKeever & Niekamp Electric, Inc.
Scott Bechtel (Treasurer)
Tax Senior Manager
GBQ Partners, LLC
Mason Law Firm
Jess Howard Electric
Claggett & Sons, Inc.
Ohio Heating & Refrigeration
G III Reitter Walls
Bi-Con Services, Inc.
Philip Sisia, Jr.