ABC believes contractors should have equal opportunity to win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably.
The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) North Florida Chapter represents contractors from Leon to Escambia Counties. ABC is the largest open shop construction trade association in the United States and is the only organization that can serve Contractors and Subcontractors in all trades (as well as Suppliers and Associates) who want to conduct their business in an unrestricted market to protect and enhance the merit shop philosophy within the construction industry.
We are guided by a vision to provide leadership and be the recognized voice of the construction industry – to provide a forum of open exchange and camaraderie through membership, service, and networking; to promote integrity and ethics through the Merit Shop Philosophy. We work toward improving education and training in the construction industry and are active in encouraging and facilitating participation in the political process.
Across three decades, our mission has been to advance the Merit Shop Philosophy which encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.