Associated Builders and Contractors - Building Tomorrow's Future in Construction


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 chapter members. Founded in 1950 ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

Both the West Michigan and Southeastern Michigan chapters are partners of Michigan Construction, and are actively involved in career development that supports the construction industry, for both their members as well as individuals. One of Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan Chapter’s beliefs is building people through this philosophy, and to do this they offer specialized training and classes for individuals looking to further their careers in the construction industry.

ABC West Michigan offers a wide range of programs and services for education and training, professional development and networking, political advocacy and cost-saving benefits. Although they are a membership-based association, ABC West Michigan offers these programs as a value-added benefit to both members as well as non-member individuals pursuing a meaningful career in construction. Because of their knowledge and expertise, they are recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the merit shop construction industry.

Associated Builders and Contractors Southeastern Michigan offers a comprehensive training and apprenticeship program through their Construction Academy. An education affiliate of ABC SEMI, this academy is available to both students employed with an ABC SEMI member, or individuals not employed with an ABC SEMI member. For individuals of all ages, at different places in their career path, this is a great opportunity to learn craft trades under experienced instructors and work toward building a career in the construction industry.

Michigan Construction is proud to partner with the Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan and Southeastern Michigan chapters, who are both leaders in apprenticeship, craft and leadership training. Focusing on the goal of helping tomorrow’s builders build their careers with a strong foundational training in various construction careers is what Michigan Construction stands for.

For more information about either organization’s training and educational programs click one of the buttons below. 

ABC West Michigan

Southeast Michigan Construction Academy


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