Associated Builders and Contractors of Baltimore is the largest organization in Maryland to represent the commercial construction industry. Our 650 members represent the leading general contractors and specialty contractors in the region.
ABC Baltimore is focused on helping its members develop their people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably.
Contractors join ABC for access to networking, safety training, construction management (Estimator/PM/Superintendent/Administration) classes, and apprenticeship trade programs. ABC’s subject-matter experts assist their members on everything from contract issues; to regulatory compliance to MOSH inspections and more.
Membership is corporate so there is no limitation on employee participation. Companies and employees alike can reap a broad range of benefits from discounts to their workers comp insurance to vehicle acquisition, Verizon cellular and more.
We provide member introductions here locally in Maryland to across the United States where there are more than 70 chapters nationwide. ABC also has a number of peer groups for your employees so they can grow professionally, get their questions answered, and share best practices.
Networking Events: During the year, nearly 3,000 construction professionals will attend at least one ABC Baltimore event.
Management Training: Through our Construction Management Academies ('Project Manager/Estimator Academy'; Superintendent's Academy'; Administration and Accounting Academy'), as well as our blueprint reading classes and our Professional Development Program, ABC Baltimore trains nearly 600 management-level professionals each year.
Apprenticeship Training: With over 500 students, ABC Baltimore is the largest provider of apprenticeship training in the region. We offer state and federally approved programs in 16 different trades. Our pre-apprenticeship program, Project JumpStart, is nationally recognized for its track record in helping train and place Baltimore City at-risk individuals in career-track construction jobs.
Safety Training: ABC Baltimore is the ONLY construction membership organization in Maryland to employ a full-time OSHA-authorized outreach trainer. Each year, ABC trains nearly 1000 workers in everything from OSHA 10 and 30-hour to 1st Aid/CPR; Flagger certification training and more.