Associated Builders and Contractors

Join a Community Over 23,000 Strong

The Associated Builder and Contractors (ABC) is a leading organization representing America’s commercial construction industry and the merit shop philosophy. With more than 23,000 members nationwide and 1,000 members in Michigan alone, ABC has proven itself to be a community of construction leaders working together to connect, protect, grow, and defend the industry.

As a member of ABC Western Michigan Chapter (WMC), you can look forward to enjoying a wide range of benefits.

Industry Events

ABC WMC hosts a wide range of events throughout the year that are designed to propel the construction industry to new heights. Have breakfast with safety leaders , join us at the capitol, or spend some time fishing to benefit local charities.
A wide angle view of an ABC West Michigan event
a group of men shaking hands standing next to golf carts

Committees and Peer Groups

Whether you want to touch base with industry peers or help plan our next golf outing, there’s a committee or peer group with your name on it. Members are encouraged to join and support groups that pique their interests.

Awards and Recognitions

ABC members can be eligible for several honors, recognitions, and awards. Each year, we celebrate member projects, craftsmanship, apprentice achievements, and much more.
An ABC West Michigan EIC award winner eccentrically pointing towards the camera and hold their award
Three electricians working on breaker boxes

Exclusive Education and Trainings

Enjoy access to our extensive craft and supervisory training programs through partnerships with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and the West Michigan Construction Institute (WMCI).

Advocate for the Industry

ABC is the voice of the merit shop at the state and federal level. However, we know we’re much more powerful when the community comes together. Stay up to date on relevant issues, contact your representatives, and advocate for political change with the strength of ABC at your back.
ABC West Michigan event attendees posing in front of Capitol building
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Member Discount Programs

Membership pays for itself! Gain access to special discount programs with some of the nation’s largest organizations. Enjoy discounts on technology, hotels, payroll, professional development, vehicles, and more.

Culture can be contagious. If you look at ABC and the companies that are members, there’s a lot of consistency in that: stewardship, teamwork, innovation, having influence, being leaders.

Nick Nykerk, President of Lakewood Construction

Become a Member

We can’t wait to welcome you to the ABC WMC family! Fill out the form below to apply. We’ll be in touch soon.

Membership Application - ABC Western Michigan

Company Info
Second Location Address
Company Email(Required)
Company Category(Required)
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Primary Contact
Secondary Contact
What is your company's primary reason for joining ABC/WMC?(Required)
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Membership Category

Contractor Members include firms in all types of construction and/or supplying labor, working on site such as general contractors, construction managers, prime contractors & subcontractors.
Emerging Contractors include firms that have been in business for fewer than 3 years.
Supplier Members include firms that supply materials but provide no on-site labor beyond delivery.
Associate Members include firms providing services but no materials or labor, such as attorneys, accountants, bonding and insurance agencies.
Please report your category accurately from your most recently completed fiscal year's Gross Annual Sales. The ABC of Michigan Membership Directory is available to all members and reflects your reported membership investment category and divison.(Required)
Do you belong to any other ABC Chapters?(Required)
Referring ABC Member

Tax Information: ABC dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal income tax purposes, but may be partially deductible as a business expense. 20.5% of your 2024 dues are not deductible because they are related to lobbying activities on behalf of ABC’s members.