About Us

Who We Are
Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut (CT ABC) is a membership association representing merit shop contractors. Merit shop contractors account for over 80 percent of the construction industry in Connecticut and 86 percent of the industry nationwide. As a chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, a national association with over 23,000 members and more than 2,000,000 employees, our 200 chapter members are afforded a strong voice at the local, state and federal levels.

Merit shop contractors and their employees support free enterprise – the belief that all construction contracts should be awarded to the lowest responsible, qualified bidder based on merit, regardless of the company's nonunion or union affiliation. We are a voluntary membership organization working to advance and support the entire construction industry. Our membership is diverse; ranging from some of the largest and most established firms in Connecticut to new firms just entering the commercial and public construction market.

CT ABC was chartered in 1976 as a chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors; however, it originally began in 1972 as a part of the Yankee Chapter, with 112 members.


Mission Statement
CT ABC is the recognized advocate and defender of merit shop contractors and addresses the unique challenges of our members.

Vision Statement
CT ABC is the premier resource for construction.