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.

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Upcoming Events

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ABC Open House and Food Truck Social Please join ABC Arkansas as we celebrate the official opening of our new facility in North Little Rock! Eat, drink, and celebrate with us during this free event on May 30th. ABC has grown so much the last few years and we want to show our appreciation to our members for helping us achieve this new level of success. As a small token of thanks, we will have several food trucks on site serving various cuisine, all compliments of ABC! In addition ...
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Central Dale Carnegie Workshop: Time & Stress Management No matter how hard we try, we can't make more time. We simply have to make better use of the time we have. The key is to invest our time in the most productive way that will yield the best results and minimize stress. During this two hour workshop we will analyze where our time is actually spent. Are we focused on the task at hand, or are we really spending a little too much time around the coffee pot? Once we have a clear picture ...
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ABC Catfish Friday Join us for an all you can eat lunch! This summer, ABC will be hosting a Catfish Fry one Friday a month in our back building, the Arkansas Construction Trades Academy. All member employees and invited guests are welcome to join us for an afternoon of good food and networking! This will be second Catfish Friday this year! Lunch includes: Catfish, Shrimp, Chicken & all the fixins! Lunch prepared by Adam's Catfish Express & Catering. Registration is requir...
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2019 Western Graham Williams Memorial Golf Tournament Join us on June 14th for the annual Western Graham Williams Memorial Golf Tournament at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Alma! Enter a team and enjoy a fun afternoon of golf & networking with other ABC Members. Registration Form Tournament Details Friday, June 14, 2019 Lunch at 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start at 11:30 a.m. Eagle Crest Golf Course 3926 Golf Course Dr. Alma, AR 72921 Cash prices for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, L...
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NEA Being a Leader Worth Following Lunch and Learn Join us on Wednesday, June 19th at Centennial Bank in Jonesboro for lunch and a great educational opportunity where attendees will learn how to be a leader worth following. ABC Arkansas is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for the future leaders of our industry. We encourage all ABC Members and Prospects to attend! Free for ABC Members Non Members - $10 Fee Reservations are required. Event Details ...
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2019 ABC Central Golf Tournament Join us on June 21st for the annual Central Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle! Members and prospects may enter teams or as individual players. Come enjoy a fun afternoon of golf & networking with other ABC Members! Registration Form Tournament Details Friday, June 21, 2019 Check In at 10:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start at 11:30 a.m. Country Club of Arkansas 3 Country Club Circle Maumelle, AR 72113 ...

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.