Membership Makes a Difference at ABC

Sharing the Value of Membership with Peers

Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeastern Michigan (ABC SEMI) is the only association committed to ensuring an open and competitive construction marketplace. We believe every person must have the opportunity and right to work. As an association we prepare, educate and foster goodwill for employers as well as their employees.

“Bringing people together is what ABC is all about,” said ABC SEMI Membership Director John Manor. “Whether you are looking to benefit from contractor interaction, gain a better understanding of industry-specific government legislation, or to ensure your safety program is up-to-date, ABC provides a unique and beneficial service which far offsets the cost of membership.”

The opportunity to market your company is an added benefit for both associate and contractor members. We know members supporting members builds a stronger and more resourceful organization. The choice is up to you to join, the challenge to keep a competitive marketplace is up to us. ABC has been successful in stopping union-only contracts in the past and we will continue our work until we are all on a fair playing field.

“It is my goal to make sure members can save big on ABC’s discount programs without a huge undertaking,” said Manor. “On average our contractors save over $1,000 a year with ABC’s Verizon phone discount. Couple that with a few of the many other discounts ABC has negotiated for us, and members can easily save more than their dues. Membership in ABC truly DOES pay for itself!”

The vision of ABC SEMI is an environment in which people and companies succeed based on free-enterprise principles within the free-market system. ABC SEMI will continually strive to be the leading voice promoting free enterprise within the construction industry. We will promote and defend the merit shop philosophy. This philosophy encourages open competition and a free-enterprise approach to construction based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

“We help members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work,” said Manor. “That is my commitment and ABC and our members. I want to help solve the problems and issues that are preventing our members from reaching their full potential.”

Over the next year, ABC SEMI Staff, Board, Committees and Volunteer Leaders will focus their energy and resources in the following areas:

  • Delivering Value to Grow and Develop Membership
  • Business Development and Networking Opportunities
  • Supporting Pro-Active Legislation that Gives a Voice to the Merit Shop
  • Enhancing Safety Services to Support Members
  • Workforce Development and Training Programs
  • Promoting ABC SEMI Initiatives to Our Members and General Public

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