Why Join


Why Join?

What is ABC? ABC Is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the principals of merit shop construction, and the only national construction association promoting and defending the free Enterprise philosophy. There are over 23,000 member firms in 68 Chapters nationwide that make up ABC.

ABC Is Free Enterprise In Action

ABC provides a common meeting ground for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry professional members. ABC promotes free and open competition and believes contracts should be awarded to the lowest, qualified bidder. You’re invited to share our vision which states, "ABC Central Texas is the driving force in construction whose members are committed to providing a quality environment wherein companies can grow and prosper." You’re invited to embrace our mission ABC Central Texas protects and advances the Free Enterprise system. We represent the interests of merit shop contractors, employees, and businesses in the governmental policy making process; provide and promote training and education; and enhance the image of the construction industry.

Why Should You Belong?

"Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere." President Theodore Roosevelt, 1908

This famous quote by a great American leader should inspire you to support an organization that works on a daily basis to make the construction industry strong. However, we want you to know the direct dividends that you will receive from your investment in ABC.

  • • ABC is the only full service, Merit Shop Construction Trade Association.
  • • ABC ~ The association that promotes teamwork on the job.
  • • All members have an equal voice.

Why Invest in ABC?

How are you going to get real value from your dues dollars! Through strong training programs; Business Development (meeting new clients, construction leads); Legislative involvement; and Philosophy (supporting a group that fights for Free Enterprise and equality of all members).

ABC is the organization that works to make the construction industry strong. We invite you to share our vision and mission. For more information call 512-719-5263.


2600 Longhorn Blvd., Ste. 105
Austin, Texas 78758
(512) 719-5263

Mon - Thur 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 2 PM

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 68 Chapters help 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.