Member Benefits

We protect your right to open competition and we champion free enterprise.
  • We are the voice of the merit shop and we accept the responsibility for ensuring your voice is heard in the Commonwealth.
  • We stand firm in our commitment to protecting Virginia’s Right-to-Work statute.
  • Our National and Virginia PACs, along with the Free Enterprise Alliance, focus on supporting candidates who believe in free enterprise and the tenants of our merit shop philosophy.
  • We support our sister chapter, Metro Washington, in the effort to keep the city of DC open for merit shop contractors.
  • We offer free consultation with ABC labor attorneys and access to labor relations resources.  
  • Our government affairs staff lobbies to keep projects competitive and open to all.

We help you deliver quality work safely.
  • Our craft training and apprenticeship programs generate skilled and knowledgeable workers and help fill the gap of skilled workers.
  • Our partnership as a Mid-Atlantic OSHA Training Institute Education Center allows us to offer OSHA 500 programs and other specialized OSHA training.  
  • Our safety peer groups and the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Conference provide the opportunity for safety professionals to share best practices.
  • Our OSHA-recognized Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) establishes a foundation for entering the public works arena, lowers your mod rating and insurance premiums and ensures your workers’ on-the-job health and productivity.

We help you win work and we want you to succeed and be profitable.
  • Our network of Virginia chapter member firms is over 600 strong and 22,000 across the country, expanding your network.
  • Our events and networking opportunities connect you with the people you need to know in the industry.
  • Our social media strategy provides exposure for our members.
  • Our connected staff helps you expand your contacts and referral list.
  • Our local and national business partners provide exclusive member discounts and services, allowing you to run your business efficiently and productively.
  • Our health trust’s highly competitive, low-rate life, medical and dental insurance programs help you attract and retain talented employees.
  • Our professional staff is only an email or a phone call away to answer questions and solve problems so that you can do what you do best … build Virginia. 
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