Who Is ABC Baltimore?


ABC Baltimore provides value to its members by:

CONNECTING them to opportunity

Giving them a COMPETITIVE edge

PROTECTING
their interests

Who We Are

Associated Builders and Contractors is a not-for-profit construction trade association working to promote the interests of merit shop contractors. With overĀ 620 members, ABC Baltimore is the largest such organization in Maryland. Nationwide, ABC represents nearly 24,000 member firms in 70 chapters.

Our History

ABC was founded in 1950 when seven contractors gathered in Baltimore, Md., to create an association based on the shared belief that construction projects should be awarded on merit to the most qualified and responsible low bidders. The courage and dedication of those seven contractors helped to quickly spread the merit shop. Today, ABC is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the merit shop construction industry.

Our Mission

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.


Our members are engaged in every type of construction




  • Office Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Shopping Centers
  • Highrises
  • Schools
  • Industrial Plants
  • Nursing homes
  • Highways

  • Office Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Shopping Centers
  • Highrises
  • Schools
  • Industrial Plants
  • Nursing homes
  • Highways

And everything in-between