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Learn about the chapter! Recognized as one of the most influential and fastest growing organizations in the country, ABC is a national association of dedicated individuals, companies, and corporations, who for over half a century, have advanced and defended free enterprise, excellence, and the Merit Shop philosophy throughout the construction industry.  Since 1971, ABC has been the champion of free enterprise in Louisiana.  The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. is returning profit to the industry and the individual.





Merit Philosophy


"Merit Shop is a way of doing business in which companies reward employees based on performance and encourage them to reach their highest level of achievement, and in which contractors are awarded based on safety, quality, and value, regardless of labor affiliation."

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is the industry's voice for merit shop construction, having coined the term to describe a method of doing business that rewards people based on their skills, knowledge, and abilities; not on their membership or ranking in an organization or group. Work should be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder regardless of labor affiliations. ABC believes that union and merit shop (open shop) contractors should work together in harmony.

ABC is the only construction association that promotes the merit shop philosophy and actively markets it membership to the construction industry. ABC has over 22,000 members nationwide with 70 chapters covering the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.

ABC members (600+ members in Louisiana) support sound legislation in the areas of workers' compensation, safety, and unemployment compensation. ABC and its members believe legislation embraces fair play for both employer and employee that is the underpinning of our free enterprise system. Laws should protect the rights of employees to work regardless of membership or nonmembership in a labor organization.

Some of the key points regarding the role of merit shop construction in building America include:

  • Merit shop construction offers unlimited growth and career advancement.
  • Merit shop construction protects an individual's right to work and embraces the principle of fair play.
  • Merit shop construction accounts for approximately 87% of the construction put in place in the United States.
  • Industry polls reveal that 93% of the construction workers employed by merit shop companies have more work hours available per year than their union counterparts.

 

ABC promotes and defends the individual's rights to unlimited opportunities. Merit shop construction provides unlimited growth and career advancement to workers who recognize the value of hard work and dedication. Skill development and experience lead up the path of personal career growth.

ABC and its members firmly believe that work opportunities in this nation should be available to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, age, sex, or national origin.

Pelican Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

19251 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone : (225) 752-1415
Fax : (225) 751-9470
 
222 Walcott Road
Westlake, Louisiana 70669
Phone: (337) 882-0204
Fax:  (337) 882-6757


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Pelican Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

19251 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone: (225) 752-1415
Fax: (225) 751-9470

222 Walcott Raod
Westlake, Louisiana 70669
Phone: (337) 882-0204
Fax:  (337) 882-6757


Sponsors
Ace Enterprises / Ace Waste

Ace Enterprises / Ace Waste

Alliance Safety Council

Alliance Safety Council

Boh Bros. Construction Company, LLC

Boh Bros. Construction Company, LLC

Bottom Line Equipment

Bottom Line Equipment

Cajun Industries

Cajun Industries


CB&I

CB&I

Doggett Machinery

Doggett Machinery

EXCEL Contractors, Inc.

EXCEL Contractors, Inc.

Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

Group Industries, LLC

Group Industries, LLC


Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP CPA's

Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP CPA's

ISC Constructors

ISC Constructors

Jacobs

Jacobs

James Construction Group

James Construction Group

Lapco

Lapco


Louisiana CAT

Louisiana CAT

MMR

MMR

Pala Group

Pala Group

Performance Contractors

Performance Contractors

RES Contractors

RES Contractors


Triad Electric & Controls

Triad Electric & Controls

Turner Industries Group

Turner Industries Group

United Rentals

United Rentals

Vector Electric

Vector Electric

Westgate

Westgate


Whitney Bank

Whitney Bank

Workbox

Workbox

Ardent Services LLC

Ardent Services LLC

BIC Alliance

BIC Alliance

PBC Industrial Supplies

PBC Industrial Supplies


Plant Performance Services

Plant Performance Services

Regions Insurance

Regions Insurance

American Gateway Bank

American Gateway Bank

Bancorp South Insurance Services

Bancorp South Insurance Services

Bengal Crane & Rigging

Bengal Crane & Rigging


Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

CLP Resources, Inc.

CLP Resources, Inc.

DXP

DXP

Gulf Coast Occupational Medicine

Gulf Coast Occupational Medicine

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors


Lafarge

Lafarge

MED-PRO

MED-PRO

OneSource EHS

OneSource EHS

Repcon, Inc.

Repcon, Inc.

The Reynolds Company

The Reynolds Company


Tolunay Wong

Tolunay Wong