ABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter

ABC Western Pennsylvania Chapter, located in Allegheny County, encompasses 18 counties in the Western Area of PA. A board of directors comprised of representatives from the area governs the chapter.

The mission of ABC WPA is to be the leading authority in the construction industry by:

  • Promoting, protecting, and defending free enterprise in construction;
  • Promoting, protecting, and defending principled competition for our members;
  • Providing education and training opportunities;
  • Expanding business development opportunities.

We strive for excellence by providing valuable resources and services in a professional, knowledgeable and timely manner through our dedication and commitment to the construction industry and each other. We take pride in protecting, promoting and defending the merit shop philosophy and free enterprise system.

ABC Western PA, was established in 1974 and located in Reserve, PA, covers a 18-county area in western Pennsylvania.

“We are here to be the voice of the free enterprise construction industry, as well as a support system, a network of quality companies, and an association to foster growth both across the Pennsylvania economic scale, as well as within one’s own company,” states Justin Erdner, President of the WPA Chapter. “We strive to be a stream of strength, information, support, and education.”


ABC Western PA's 18 County Footprint

We  represents contractors, suppliers and associate firms from Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren, Washington and Westmoreland.


ABC is the leading organizations representing America’s merit shop construction industry with 69 Chapters and More Than 21,000 Members Strong.

ABC chapters and training affiliates have 800 apprenticeship, training, safety and management education programs in more than 1,400 locations. ABC members annually invest $1.5 billion in training their workforce.

According to ABC’s Safety Performance Report, ABC STEP Diamond participants were 827% safer than the industry average with an 88% reduction in TRIR rates. ABC is a partner in the Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace.

When ABC signed the Pledge to America’s Workers at the White House in July 2018, it promised to educate and develop at least 500,000 construction workers over the next five years. ABC has already far exceeded that goal with more than 1.1 million course attendees upskilled and educated in 2019 alone.

ABC Philosophy

Associated Builders and Contractors is the voice of the merit shop in the construction industry. We accept the responsibility for making that voice heard. We believe the merit shop movement is a movement for the betterment of the individual, the construction industry and the nation.

ABC is committed to supporting industry efforts to overcome the challenges and maximize the opportunities associated with an increasingly diverse workforce and subcontractor/supplier base.

ABC’s objective is to help shape an industry that is welcoming to all people—where employees and suppliers are limited only by their own potential, clients’ needs are actively served and members receive value for their investment.