Why Join ABC

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is the largest open shop construction trade association in the United States. With a network of state organizations and local chapters, and a strong National Office, ABC is the only organization that can serve Contractors and Subcontractors in all trades (as well as Suppliers and Associates) who want to conduct their business in an unrestricted market.


Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors helps its members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

Helping You Win Work
ABC West Virginia makes it easier to meet the people you need to know in the industry, whether it’s a networking event or a one-on-one lunch with an owner. ABC West Virginia facilitates those critical meetings and helps get you in touch with the right people to help you grow your business.

Create a flow of contacts and referrals through our online database, a searchable database! This incredible benefit allows ABC members to create and maintain their own detailed and FREE company profile where GC’s and owners can search for specific contractors capable of doing specific work. 

Delivering Work Safely
If safety isn't important in your company then ABC membership is not right for you. Our Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) is a proven tool helping you get work in the public works arena, lower your mod rating, save you money on your worker's compensation premium, and most important, help all your workers go home safely to their families every night. ABC is an ally in building a safer workplace.

Our safety programs help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites – a critical need in the industry! OSHA recognizes ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program as a leader in improving company loss prevention plans. Whether your company is initiating a safety program for the first time or looking to make the jump into a world-class program – ABC’s STEP program will provide you with a valuable road map to success. 

Delivering Work Ethically
Training: Having a trained and skilled workforce will help you deliver your project to the best of your ability. We have a state and federally approved apprenticeship program in seven trades: carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, pipe fitter, sheet metal and sprinkler fitter. We can help you comply with prevailing wage requirements.

Government Affairs: You need to know the law in order to comply with it. Our team of lobbyists at the national, state, and local level are focused on your best interests and on maintaining fair and open competition for merit shop contractors like you. 

Legal Assistance: Legal assistance and labor relations services provide members with practical advice, while advancing merit shop principles.

Ensuring profitability
ABC knows you started your company to make a profit, to benefit your family and your community.

Get exclusive discounts with ABC’s National Business Partners! ABC partners with a variety of national service companies, helping members run their businesses efficiently and productively. The chapter’s highly competitive insurance programs help contractors attract and retain quality employees with lower rates on Life, Medical, & Dental Insurance plans through large group trust rates.  

Use all the tools available through your partnership with ABC West Virginia to make your dreams of success a reality.