Founded on the Merit Shop Philosophy, ABC Virginia helps its members develop, educate and grow their teams, win work in a competitive environment and conduct that work safely, ethically and profitably while promoting inclusion and diversity.
ABC-VA BY THE NUMBERS
Number of STEP Members
# of Enrolled Apprentices
Meetings with Virginia Legislators (2022)
Breaking Down Our Chapter
Annual Events & Trainings
- General Contractors 18% 18%
- Specialty Contractors 50% 50%
- Suppliers 32% 32%
- Networking 33% 33%
- Young Professionals 18% 18%
- Management Education 113% 113%
- Safety 138% 138%
WHY JOIN ABC VIRGINIA?
EVENTS & TRAININGS
Making connections that turn into business partners is essential to our members. That’s why we host numerous memorable member networking events throughout the year. Our calendar is also filled with management education training to keep your professional development goals attainable.
Apprenticeship Training & Workforce Development
ABC-VA is dedicated to developing talent to strengthen your workforce. Our industry-leading apprenticeship programs offer electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall and carpentry, as well as sheet metal and pipewelding craft training.
Our State Workforce Development Director also works tirelessly to ensure we’re offering our members additional programs, such as Build Your Future and V3, to close the workforce gap.
Safety is paramount in the construction industry. ABC-VA offers various OSHA courses, safety training by leading experts, CPR, AED & First Aid Certification and much more. Additionally, joining ABC gives you the benefit of participating in STEP, our world-class safety management program that can make your company up to 645% safer.
Associated Builders and Contractors is the voice of the merit shop in the construction industry, believing competition should always be open and fair. Our chapter accepts the responsibility for making that voice loud within the Commonwealth of Virginia, often meeting with political figures to ensure our members’ concerns are heard and addressed.
Hear It From Our Members
Balfour Beatty just celebrated forty years as an ABC Virginia member, a true testament to how much value we find in the Association. Being a Diamond STEP and Accredited Quality Contractor member demonstrates Balfour Beatty’s commitment to safety, quality, training, community relations, and inclusivity. Our forty years of involvement in the Association and its events have allowed our firm and our people to develop strong industry relationships and provide additional opportunities to give back to the construction industry.