Benefits of Membership

Member Benefits



More Members, More Clout!

As the economy is proving to be somewhat challenging and the political climate continues to change, ABC is fighting even harder to keep bidding free and open so you can fairly and competitively bid on projects. ABC has seen an increase in union attempts to place Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on public works projects, as well as an increase in job targeting on private work. It is imperative, now more than ever, that the merit shop contractors ban together to stop the implementation of PLAs, job targeting and discrimination, so you and all merit shop contractors can bid competitively. The more members ABC has supporting us, the more clout we will wield in all areas of the state and the stronger and more effective we will be in keeping this an open bidding environment. We need YOU to be a part of the revolution.

Why Join ABC?

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) is the largest open shop construction trade association in the United States. With a network of state organizations and local chapters, and a strong National Office, ABC is the only organization that can serve Contractors and Subcontractors in all trades (as well as Suppliers and Associates) who want to conduct their business in an unrestricted market. The ABC New Mexico Chapter represents contractors from New Mexico.

Chapter Priorities for your ABC Membership

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, Associated Builders and Contractors helps its members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

Helping You Win Work

ABC New Mexico Chapter makes it easier to meet the people you need to know in the industry, whether it’s a networking event or a one-on-one lunch with an owner. ABC NM facilitates those critical meetings and helps get you in touch with the right people to help you grow your business.

Delivering Work Safely

If safety isn't important in your company then ABC NM membership is not right for you. Our Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) is a proven tool helping you get work, lower your mod rating, save you money on your worker's compensation premium, and most important, help all your workers go home safely to their families every night. ABC is an ally in building a safer workplace.

Our safety programs help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites – a critical need in the industry! OSHA recognizes ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) program as a leader in improving company loss prevention plans. Whether your company is initiating a safety program for the first time or looking to make the jump into a world-class program – ABC’s STEP program will provide you with a valuable road map to success.

Delivering Work Ethically

Training: Having a trained and skilled workforce will help you deliver your project to the best of your ability. We have a state and federally approved apprenticeship program in five trades: carpentry, sheet metal, electrical, plumbing and drywall.

Public Works Compliance: We are your labor compliance experts! Our staff can answer your prevailing wage questions. We offer one-on-one training as well as company-wide training. We will help you ensure you are complying with the law.

Government Affairs: You need to know the law in order to comply with it. ABC NM is focused on your best interests and on maintaining fair and open competition for merit shop contractors like you.

Ensuring profitability

ABC NM knows you started your company to make a profit, to benefit your family and your community.

Get exclusive discounts with ABC’s National Business Partners! ABC partners with a variety of national service companies, helping members run their businesses efficiently and productively.

Apprenticeship Programs

Carpentry Program

Electrical Program

HVAC Program

Laborer Program

Masonry Program

Plumbing Program

Sheet Meal Program


Networking Events

Member Luncheons

Quarterly Mixers

Bi-Annual Joint Association Luncheons

National Conventions

Free Friday Morning Seminars

Corn Hole Tournament

Classic Golf Tournament

Apprentice Graduation

Chili Cook off & Car Show

Night Glow Golf Tournament

Safety Awards Luncheon

Sporting Clay Tournament

Excellence in Construction Awards Dinner

Annual Awards Luncheons

Political Advocacy

Fight Anti-Business Project Labor Agreements

State and National Legislative Conferences

Legislative Updates

Grass Roots Lobby Network


Education & Training

Introduction to Leadership

Project Supervision

Project Management

EPA 608 Certification

Journeyman Upgrade Classes

Medical Gas Certification



Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP)

NM OSHA Partnership Agreement

Monthly Safety Meetings

Links to important safety information

Numerous Safety Class & Training

Discounts on Insurance with STEP


Business Development

Online Membership Directory

Chapter Newsletter

ABC National Publications

Accredited Quality Contractors Program