Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is a major
non-profit merit shop construction industry trade association with a national
membership of more than 22,000 member companies
. 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.
The ABC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter exists for the purpose of
defending and promoting the merit shop construction industry by:
•Improving our business opportunities through unified
political action, business development and market expansion.
•Improving the safety of members and their employees through
programs designed to equip them with the expertise and desire to achieve
"zero lost time injuries" and "drug free" work sites.
•Improving member employees' skills and knowledge through
apprenticeship, craft training, supervisory classes, workshops and seminars.
•Improving relationships between members by means of
exchanging information, expertise and resources in order to resolve common
•Improving member employer/employee relations through the
development of high quality fringe benefit programs and business/performance
management skills within the member firms.
•Improving the construction industry's image through public
relations, ethical practices, environmental sensitivity and service to the
communities we serve.