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The Builders Association is the leading trade association serving the commercial construction industry since 1906. Builders Association members include the leading contractors and suppliers in the Chicago area construction industry. Our general contractor members range from large, national firms to smaller, specialized companies and build private and public projects worth more than $11 billion annually.

Why choose a Builders Association member?

Builders Association members merit confidence

Builders Association members are financially responsible, have exceptional safety records and know building codes and other requirements. Builders Association members promote worry free and efficient construction.

Maximum efficiency in construction depends to a great degree upon a uniform and harmonious labor relation policy for the entire project, which is assured when a contractor member of the Builders Association is chosen for the job. The association provides labor consultation to member contractors to ensure work productivity and timely and cost-efficient project completion.

They have the ingenuity and experience to meet every construction problem and are kept up-to-date with advancements in construction methods, technology, issues and developing trends through the Builders Association resources.

Builders Association members are qualified as contractors in every way, and among other considerations, have an adequate supply of the right type of equipment and know-how to meet construction schedules with a competent labor force and sufficient materials.

Builders Association members develop industrywide cooperation

As members of the Builders Association, companies also belong to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA), the national trade organization serving the construction industry. There is a mutual feeling of trust and respect that exists between such organizations as the AGC, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Architects that is the result of years of cooperation on the local and national scene. This teamwork rooted in respect insures peak efficiency—work can proceed with no lost time or wasted effort due to friction or misunderstanding.

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