Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 member companies. Our mission is to help our members develop their workforce, as well as win and deliver work safely, ethically, and profitably, to benefit their communities through the merit shop philosophy. With 69 chapters nationwide, ABC member firms comprise all specialties of construction within the industrial and commercial sectors.
The ABC Inland Pacific chapter was founded in 1979. Our work includes government representation, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communication, technology, networking, recognition through our chapter awards programs, employee benefits, best practices information, and business development.
To be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry.
A free market system where success is based on free-enterprise principles.
To advance and defend merit shop principles and promote the success of our members and their employees through advocacy, workforce development, safety services, and networking.
- economic freedom within a free-market economy
- open and fair competition
- responsibility, accountability, and integrity
- personal and industry performance and professionalism
Believe in free enterprise.
Believe in the right of employees and employers to engage in individual or collective bargaining to determine wages and working conditions, within the boundaries of the law.
Believe in the responsibility of employers for the general welfare of employees and for fair compensation, as well as the responsibility of employees for satisfactory performance.
Support sound legislation around worker compensation, safety, and unemployment.
Support legislation that embraces fair play for employers and employees and promotes the preservation of the free enterprise system.
Oppose monopolies and price or wage fixing in the public and private sector, as these are detrimental to free enterprise.
Believe in and support legal protection of the rights of employees, regardless of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin or relationship to any labor organization, and in equal work opportunities for legal residents.
Believe in the responsibility of all branches of government as stewards of taxpayer dollars, and therefore support the awarding of government contracts only to the lowest responsible bidder and oppose unjust pressure to violate these principles.
Believe that cooperation, reconciliation, free enterprise, and a democratic government best serves all Americans, and that business leaders have a responsibility for preserving these by becoming active in political and civic affairs.
Oppose violence, coercion, intimidation and the denial of the rights of employees and employers.