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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. That belief remains a guiding principle today. Let ABC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter help your business navigate the waters of today’s economy and set a course for success.



ABC will be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry and will promote and defend the merit shop philosophy which encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.


The Vision of ABC is an environment in which people and companies succeed based on free-enterprise principles within the free-market system.


ABC values the highest levels of personal and corporate standards of behavior characterized by responsibility, accountability and integrity, with demonstrated personal and industry professionalism by all participants.


The Core Purpose of ABC is to advance and defend the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry and to provide members and their employees with an opportunity to succeed.

ABC Texas Gulf Coast Affiliates


defending and promoting the merit shop construction industry 



      providing safety training for Brazoria County and Petro Chemical   

      Industry for over 35 years  


       the educational affiliate of ABC Texas Gulf Coast

  keeping you up to date with the latest news and events

Navigate to Success

Brazosport Safety Council (BSC) offers Basic Safety Orientation Training as well as Site-Specific Training, and is a member of the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC).

Merit Shop Training, Inc. (MSTI) offers a variety of craft training and assessments, and is an accredited assessment center of NCCER.



Getting involved with ABC increases your business' visibility, provides valuable networking opportunities and gives you the tools to effectively grow your business. 

Connect with us and other ABC member companies to get the greatest value that membership provides.

ABC Members enjoy many benefits, including discount programs and affordable employee insurance programs.  Plug into these benefits to increase your profitability.

ABC Texas Gulf Coast represents the interests of its members at the local and state levels of government regarding legislation and regulatory proposals which impact the merit construction industry. ABC lobbies on behalf of the industry in the Texas Gulf Coast area, and is recognized as the voice of the merit construction industry.

Set the Direction

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a major non-profit merit shop construction industry trade association with a national membership of over 22,000 firms. ABC has grown more than 500% since 1970 making it the fastest growing construction trade association in America. ABC represents general contractors and sub-contractors of all trades, plus suppliers of materials and equipment, and other professionals associated with the construction industry.

Know the Ropes

ABC Texas Gulf Coast is committed to developing a safe workplace and a high-performance workforce. Our vision includes an industry open to all contractors, members with a highly trained workforce and excellent safety records.

Brazosport Safety Council (BSC) delivers training and the skills necessary to work safely both on and off the job with a variety of course offerings for area industry professionals.

Merit Shop Training, Inc. (MSTI) is the educational affiliate of ABC Texas Gulf Coast and is an approved Assessment Center for the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCCER).  MSTI offers Electrical Continuing Education, American Petroleum Institute Training, and Construction Management Academy. Craft training is  provided in conjunction with Brazosport College.

Smooth Sailing

ABC Texas Gulf Coast is dedicated to helping our members network within the construction industry to advance their business objectives, create new business opportunities, gain insight into emerging trends – and have fun! We look forward to seeing you at the next event. Build your brand reaching industry-specific audiences with ABC Texas Gulf Coast sponsorships. Offering a variety of sponsorships to our members, each level combines face-to-face, print and digital marketing opportunities to maximize your marketing efforts.