Who We Are
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.
We are small family firms, specialty organizations, as well as medium sized companies and large corporations. While our member sizes and specialties vary, we are united in the belief that America was built on free market principles and that all work should be awarded to solely on the basis of the best value proposition offered (i.e. on the merits of the organization’s offer).
Ohio Valley ABC is a construction trade association built on the merit shop philosophy. We work for our community of members by providing innovative and valuable tools necessary to win work, increase productivity, and enhance profitability.
Ohio Valley ABC will continue to be the recognized, innovative leader in providing advocacy, services and resources. We will dedicate resources to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of candidates interested in construction careers. As a training partner, we will set the standard for custom educational opportunities which drive the growth and advancement of construction professionals. We will develop our safety partners to expand the impact of quality education to multiple industries within OSHA Region 5. We will maintain a 70% contractor ratio while strategically growing OVABC membership and increasing the engagement of existing members.