Who we are and what we do:

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 69 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. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

ABC is the merit shop construction industry's voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.

ABC's mission is the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

ABC's objective is to deal with issues on an industry-wide basis through its national office and chapters.

ABC's activities include government representation, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communications, technology, recognition through national and chapter awards programs, employee benefits, information on best practices, and business development through an online contractor search directory. On a National level, ABC was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, Md., 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. The courage and dedication of those seven contractors helped to quickly spread the merit shop. Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America's business community and the merit shop construction industry.


Our Mission

ABC Arkansas’ mission is to advance the merit shop philosophy by promoting safety training, education and free enterprise principles for the betterment of the construction industry.



Value Proposition

Based on the Merit Shop Philosophy, we help Members develop people, win work and deliver work Safely, Ethically and Profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.


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Upcoming Events

Core 4 Authorized Instructor Training Program   ABC Arkansas is excited to host this four-day train-the-trainer certification program on March 2nd - 5th in North Little Rock! Upon successful completion, this Core 4® Authorized Instructor Program will enable instructors to certify operators on boomlifts, scissorlifts, counterbalance forklifts and rough terrain forklifts. Trainees will receive comprehensive instruction on how to successfully present theory, coach, eva...
Core 4 Authorized Instructor Training Program   ABC Arkansas is excited to host this four-day train-the-trainer certification program on March 2nd - 5th in North Little Rock! Upon successful completion, this Core 4® Authorized Instructor Program will enable instructors to certify operators on boomlifts, scissorlifts, counterbalance forklifts and rough terrain forklifts. Trainees will receive comprehensive instruction on how to successfully present theory, coach, eva...
Core 4 Authorized Instructor Training Program   ABC Arkansas is excited to host this four-day train-the-trainer certification program on March 2nd - 5th in North Little Rock! Upon successful completion, this Core 4® Authorized Instructor Program will enable instructors to certify operators on boomlifts, scissorlifts, counterbalance forklifts and rough terrain forklifts. Trainees will receive comprehensive instruction on how to successfully present theory, coach, eva...
Core 4 Authorized Instructor Training Program   ABC Arkansas is excited to host this four-day train-the-trainer certification program on March 2nd - 5th in North Little Rock! Upon successful completion, this Core 4® Authorized Instructor Program will enable instructors to certify operators on boomlifts, scissorlifts, counterbalance forklifts and rough terrain forklifts. Trainees will receive comprehensive instruction on how to successfully present theory, coach, eva...
Central Foreman & Superintendent Leadership Training Program   ABC Arkansas, and training partner FMI, will be providing a two-day professional development course for Superintendent/Field Leadership on March 11th and 12th in North Little Rock! Training will focus particularly in the areas of productivity, time management, effective communication & negotiations all with the aim of driving world class leadership.   Reservations are required. Spots are lim...
Central Foreman & Superintendent Leadership Training Program   ABC Arkansas, and training partner FMI, will be providing a two-day professional development course for Superintendent/Field Leadership on March 11th and 12th in North Little Rock! Training will focus particularly in the areas of productivity, time management, effective communication & negotiations all with the aim of driving world class leadership.   Reservations are required. Spots are lim...
Mental Health and Stress Management Safety Advisory Discussion via Zoom   Tuesday, March 16th 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   This past year has been full of stress and uncertainty. Now more than ever, it's important to prioritize one's mental health and learn how to manage stress.   Join us for this FREE virtual mentoring session on Tuesday March 16th via Zoom!   Expert speakers will discuss: How to understand and protect one's mental h...
Webinar: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity® presented by FranklinCovey Date: Thursday, March 18 Time: 8:30 a.m. CT Speaker: Jean White, FranklinCovey Consultant   ABC Chesapeake Shores is hosting a one-day live virtual workshop that will cover all five choices of FranklinCovey’s “The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.®” This hands-on program focuses on combining timeless principles with current neuroscience resear...
ABC Central Cajun Night Crawfish Boil   Join us for ABC's Annual Central Cajun Night Crawfish Boil on Thursday, March 18th! This year the event will be hosted at ABC Arkansas’ facility between our two buildings in North Little Rock! Family, friends, and clients are welcome to enjoy this casual social night featuring:   Crawfish served with Potatoes & Corn / Gumbo/ Shrimp / Beer and Soft Drinks!     Registration Form &...