ABC, its chapters and member companies strive to embrace diversity as an empowering competitive advantage through education, awareness and business practices.

The national diversity committee has developed resources and tools to assist ABC members and chapters in working with America's diverse workforce. If you have any questions regarding these tools, please contact your regional staff member.


ABC National Diversity & Inclusion Summit is a gathering of industry leaders and key stakeholders who understand the value of diversity in construction and who want to network and learn from other like-minded companies and individuals. 


Diversity Resource Groups (DRGs) are voluntary associations of people who have common interests, which may center on race/ethnicity, gender, etc. These groups can play a vital role in articulating, promoting and supporting the needs and goals of their various constituencies.

Employer Guide for Diversity and Inclusion

ABC is committed to supporting industry efforts to overcome the challenges and maximize the opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce and subcontractor/supplier base. ABC’s objective is to help shape an industry that is welcoming to all people—where employees and suppliers are limited only by their own potential, clients’ needs are actively served and shareholders receive value for their investment. The purpose of the Employer Guide is to provide guidance, direction, information, and reference materials for ABC member companies that are initiating or further developing an existing diversity and inclusion program. This resource is FREE to ABC members. Download a preview of the Employer Guide or request a copy of the complete guide.

ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards

The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognize members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their company, workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs.

2015 Categories

General Contractor under $33 Million

General Contractor over $33 Million


Small & Emerging Contractor

Supplier & Associate 

Winners of the National Diversity Excellence Awards were recognized at the ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards celebration on March 2, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The winning companies, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged based on the diversity of the company; a focus on diversity in hiring practices, training and retention; and contractor/vendor relationships, among other criteria.