ABC is a national trade association with 70 chapters and 22,000 members representing more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. We are the only organization to serve contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and associates of all trades who want to conduct business in an unrestricted market regardless of labor affiliation. Our services include federal, state and local government representation, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communications, technology, recognition through national and chapter awards programs, employee benefits and information on best practices and business development.
ABC Northern California (ABC NorCal) was founded in 1976 in Concord, CA. In summer 2008, we expanded our office and training space and moved to our current 26,000 square-foot home in Livermore, CA. Today we represent close to 500 large and small companies across Northern California and train over 550 apprentices and over 300 construction craft trainees per year.
Mission: Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work
Each year, our State and Federally approved apprenticeship training programs train over 550 apprentices in the trades of Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, Electrical, Painting, and Plumbing.
Construction companies that participate in ABCs Safety Training & Evaluation Process are 670% safer than industry average.
ABC NorCal Chapter partners with organizations such as the Salvation Army, Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin, and Ready to Work programs to provide invaluable construction training and career readiness educational programs and opportunities for disadvantaged youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, women, minorities, and veterans.