Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 23,000 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 68 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.
We help our members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethnically and profitable for the betterment of the communities in which they live and work.
Support Merit Shop contractors and members within the construction industry to succeed.
Connecting members and building lasting relationships.
Assume no bad intent
Seek first to understand rather than to be understood
Service, relevance & relationships
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.