Dear ABC Member:

Thank you for your membership in Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Members like you have helped to make ABC one of the leading business associations in the country today.

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

The dramatic rise of ABC began in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore 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. Their courage and dedication to the merit shop philosophy spread rapidly, and in time ABC became the fastest growing association in the United States.

Now you can display the member logo sticker to show that you're #ABCMeritShopProud help to increase ABC's visibility across the country. An order form is available HERE for purchasing ABC member logo stickers for your front office, jobsite signs, vehicles, equipment and for the hardhats of the men and women employed by your firm. You can also order them online at the ABC Store member portal using the member code MeritShop.  

We also encourage you to display the logo on your company's letterhead and website. To receive a free electronic version of the ABC member logo, please email your request to

ABC thanks you for your continued support and for your dedication to the free-enterprise system. To learn more about the many ways ABC works to benefit your firm, visit We wish you every success in the year ahead.




Michael D. Bellaman

Associated Builders and Contractors, President and CEO