ABC will continually strive to be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. ABC will promote and defend the merit shop philosophy. This philosophy 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 economic freedom within a free-market economy, with open and fair competition and diverse participants constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance.
Furthermore, 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.
Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors helps its members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.