Welcome to Associated Builders and Contractors of Empire State
We are the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, a national construction association devoted to merit shop contractors. The Empire State Chapter serves over 400 members throughout New York State from our central office in East Syracuse, and from branch offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, New York City and Long Island.
With apprenticeship requirements on the rise for both public and private work, ABC’s Empire State Chapter is proud to offer this ten-trade, NYSDOL-approved program including: electrician, plumber, pipefitter, carpenter, sheet metal worker, painter and decorator, iron worker, construction craft laborer, drywall taper (finisher), and roofer.
This valuable, member-created resource hosts meetings and informational webinars while also acting as a referral service that links contractors with professionals in a number of industries to aid with critical issues. This committee has helped hundreds of member contractors by providing them with direct assistance from expert attorneys, insurance agents, bankers, and other industry professionals.
The Chapter’s dedicated government affairs team advocates for and against a multitude of legislative policies – at the local, state, and federal levels – for the benefit of merit shop contractors throughout New York State. Our advocacy efforts focus on the promotion of fair and open competition, while fighting policies that prohibit the growth and success of merit shop contractors.