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  • Industry recognition and awards programs 
  • Exclusive ABC Contractor Referral Program to connect GCs and subcontractors 
  • Industry publications and membership directories 
  • Local and national conferences focusing on Workforce Development, Legislative Affairs and Leadership
  • Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities


  • Monthly networking events
  • ABC.XYZ Young Professionals social & education programs
  • Women Building Washington opportunities
  • 14 committees fueled with more than 250 members to shape the industry and build relationships
  • Peer groups for like-minded business owners to share ideas and discuss business opportunities and challenges
  • Unique member gatherings, golf tournaments, & conferences

Management Education

  • Learning programs for construction industry professionals including:
    • Project Managers’ and Superintendent’s Academy
    • Construction Quality Management (CQM)
    • Negotiations and Contracts
    • Business Writing
    • Plan Reading
    • Prevailing Wage
  • Leadership Development Program to shape the future leaders of our industry
  • Free webinars on a variety of business, legislative and industry topics

Career Development

  • Accredited apprenticeship and construction craft training available in 21 trades
  • Student Chapters at local colleges and universities attracting high quality candidates to the industry
  • Mid-Atlantic Backflow Academy
  • Recruitment resources for member firms
  • Industry community outreach
  • NEW! Construction Career Connectconstruction-specific job board created and built to help you meet your hiring and recruiting needs.




  • Safety Training 
  • STEP Safety Management System
  • SPECS – Strategic Partnership for Excellence in Construction Safety
  • Customizable Safety Resources
  • Safety Peer Group

Government Affairs

  • Your interests are represented at the local and state levels of government regarding legislation and regulatory proposals that impact the merit construction industry in:
    • Montgomery County
    • Prince George’s County
    • Washington, D.C.
  • Members are eligible to receive a free consultation with ABC labor attorneys and access to labor relations resources. 
  • A full-time government affairs director that works tirelessly to monitor legislation in Maryland and DC and promote our members interests.


Member Discounts

  • Save money with exclusive discounts from ABC’s business partners. From insurance to fleet services to wireless service, ABC business partners offer a broad spectrum of savings and discounts - for your firm and your employees.
  • Save on member-only insurance programs
  • Employees of member firms can also save on personal lines of auto and home policies through MetLife and Geico


Together we can build great things

Protect your merit shop

Increase your profitability

Grow your business