Associated Builders And Contractors, Inc. is built for today’s homeowners who is looking for quality that lasts, quality that looks impressive and quality that is within their price range. Associated Builders and Contractors has designed a series of styles that are traditional but have a contemporary flair with a fine selection of species and finishes to complete the look of any kitchen. Associated Builders And Contractors, Inc. has superior craftsmanship that’s comfortably affordable and tremendously attractive.
Massachusetts’ cabinetry doesnt get any better when you choose Associated Builders And Contractors, Inc. Wood is a product of nature. How wood looks and feels is affected by climate, soil nutrients, growing season, season of harvest and age at harvest. Wood contains natural imperfections and is part of its appeal and character. Every piece of wood—even within the same tree—is slightly different in color, texture and grain from every other piece. All wood species and finishes should avoid long term exposure to moisture. Cherry is characterized by its red undertones, but may vary in color from white to a deep, rich brown.
A close-grained wood with fairly uniform texture, cherry wood reveals pin knots and curly graining. All wood will mature with time, and it is especially true for cherry wood, of which the finish will slowly mature to a rich, darker tone. Those who choose this highly sought-after quality in cherry cabinetry should expect to witness this evolution. Maple is a close-grained hardwood that is predominately white to creamy-white in color, with occasional reddish brown tones.
White maple typically features uniform graining as compared to other wood species, characteristic markings may include fine brown lines, wavy or curly graining, bird’s eye dots and mineral streaks. Its elegant, straight grained appearance sets it apart from the more common “cathedral grain” properties of plain sawn red oak. With inherent enhanced stability, quarter sawn red oak is a more desirable, higher value alternative to plain sawn for any red oak application. Contrary to plain sawn oak, straight grain oak is cut for figure.
At ABC, our mission is clear and unwavering: “To advance and defend the principles of the merit shop in the construction industry.” We are committed to creating an environment where open competition, free enterprise, and fair play thrive, allowing merit-based contractors and their employees to succeed and flourish.
Our Core Values:
ABC is guided by a set of core values that define our organization and shape our actions:
Merit-Based Philosophy: We believe that contractors should be awarded projects based on merit, performance, and value, rather than through favoritism or discrimination.
Open Competition: We advocate for a level playing field where contractors can compete fairly and openly, leading to better quality, innovation, and cost-effectiveness.
Safety and Excellence: We prioritize safety, training, and education to ensure that the construction industry continues to improve and deliver projects of exceptional quality.
Free Enterprise: We champion the principles of free enterprise, believing that a competitive marketplace benefits everyone involved.
ABC offers a wide range of services and resources to support construction industry professionals:
Education and Training: Our comprehensive training programs, including apprenticeships and safety certifications, help contractors and their teams develop the skills necessary for success.
Advocacy: ABC tirelessly advocates for policies that promote free enterprise and the merit shop philosophy at local, state, and federal levels.
Networking: We provide a platform for professionals to connect, share knowledge, and collaborate, fostering innovation and growth within the industry.
Workforce Development: ABC is dedicated to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce through initiatives that promote careers in construction.
Safety Excellence: We offer safety programs and resources to ensure that construction sites are safe environments for workers.
Why Choose ABC?
Industry Expertise: With over six decades of experience, ABC is a trusted source of knowledge and support within the construction sector.
Advocacy Power: We have a strong track record of successfully influencing policies that benefit the construction industry.
Education and Training: Our training programs are renowned for equipping professionals with the skills they need to excel in the field.
Community: ABC fosters a sense of belonging and collaboration within the construction community, helping businesses grow and thrive.
Associated Builders And Contractors (ABC) is more than an organization; it’s a movement dedicated to shaping the future of the construction industry. Whether you’re a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or individual professional, ABC welcomes you to join us in advancing the principles of the merit shop and building a brighter future for construction. Together, we can achieve excellence, foster innovation, and ensure that the construction industry continues to thrive in the spirit of free enterprise and open competition. Your journey towards a stronger, more successful construction career begins with ABC.