Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) was incorporated in April 1980 from the outgrowth of the Merit Shop in Louisiana and the need to adequately service the construction industry throughout the State. It has developed into a statewide, diverse, non-profit, trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and associates who have joined together to advance the construction industry by aggressively supporting the merit shop philosophy and the free enterprise alliance. The Pelican Chapter, ABC now has 480 members and covers 52 parishes in the State of Louisiana.
To promote and protect the Merit Shop Philosophy and the principles of the free enterprise system in the construction industry. The Association will achieve the mission by enhancing the image of the construction industry and by providing craft training, political influence, and business opportunities for all of our members. We will be positioned so that others seek us out for our position on construction-related industry issues and opportunities.