ABC: A History of Principle, Integrity, Strength and Quality
These are just a few words that describe Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC). Started modestly in 1950 by seven contractors in Baltimore, ABC has grown to a membership more than 21,000 firms in 68 chapters throughout the U.S., proving that the pooling of resources continues to be a valuable approach to addressing common industry challenges.
ABC of Oklahoma was established in 1972 and is located in the 6100 Center Office Park in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Although ABC was born in a courtroom through its labor relations activities, it has developed into a full-service organization that provides apprenticeship and craft training programs, management education, marketing and networking opportunities, safety certifications, government relations and grassroots activities, and discounted products and services.
ABC is built upon the free enterprise, or merit shop, philosophy which upholds that every construction contractor should be able to compete on any construction project, with a level playing field, regardless of labor affiliation. The free enterprise philosophy is also the freedom of contractors to engage the most competitive subcontractors, to hire and train a workforce as the contractors best see fit, to utilize efficiencies where called for and to pay competitive wages as dictated by market conditions. It promotes the freedom for construction users to receive the best value for their construction dollar.
ABC is a one-stop resource for all of the tools needed to run a successful business. ABC is the future of America’s construction industry, whose members work with one another for the betterment of the industry as a whole, the advancement of free enterprise, and the improved profitability of their own companies. We at Associated Builders and Contractors are working hard to help America remain the land of opportunity.