POWER OF TWO

TEXO members are unique in the fact that they are members of the two largest and most influential national construction industry associations in the world: the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Via these national memberships, TEXO members have access to world-class industry communication and training, best practices relative to safety, insurance, cost-saving purchasing programs helping them reduce costs on projects, and processes and services that assure construction owners a quality, safe and cost effective project. Both ABC and AGC promote the values of safety, quality, integrity and ethics within the construction industry. It is through this partnership that TEXO is able to unify, advocate and advance the construction industry in North and East Texas. Below are reasons the power of two is great than one.

                             

Member Discounts

ABC members can take advantage of exclusive savings on business-to-business services offered through ABC's discount program.


Business Development

ABC offers tools to help its members develop business opportunities and promote company achievements and capabilities to potential clients. Resources include business leads, construction referrals and information for green building initiatives and awards programs.


Education & Training

ABC delivers programs that equip craft professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their productivity and safety, and advance their careers.


Student Outreach

ABC Actively promotes construction as top career choice for high school and college students.


Safety Programs

ABC's safety programs and products help members maintain safer and more productive jobsites, one of the construction industry's most critical needs. In addition to training resources, ABC provides members with the safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) guide - the industry's leading safety evaluation program.


Insurance Programs

The ABC Merit Choice (LINK) insurance program encompasses both an insurance agency and an association-based insurance trust. ABC Merit Choice exclusively serves members with insurance and fringe benefit solutions such as benefit programs, incentive-based programs, health and welfare programs and related services. ABC administers programs that member firms attract and retain employees.


Politics and Policy

ABC actively works with all levels of government to represent member interests and the merit shop construction industry.


Industry Publications & Communications

ABC provides a wealth of resources to assist contractors in staying current with the industry-related information they need to make informed business decisions. Additionally, ABC provides communications leadership and support by working closely with the news media to communicate the industry's positions to policy makers, owners, educators and public on a wide range of public policy issues.


Publications & Resources

ABC members are kept up-to-date with a variety of industry specific resources delivered directly to your desktop. 

Economics

AGC provides valuable member resources such as weekly national/regional updates on construction material and in person accessibility to the chief economist who serves as the industry's media expert.


Environmental

For more than a decade, AGC has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop compliance assistance tools to help the construction industry better understand and more efficiently comply with environmental requirements, and even move beyond legal compliance to earn an environmental certification. AGC's exclusive Environmental Network, helps contractors keep pace with the storm water latest environmental developments and invites its members to participate in policymaking on environmental matters such as diesel emission reduction strategies, storm water permit compliance, construction demolition debris management and green construction practices.


Programming

AGC provides a range of valuable products and services, including: professional development courses like the Supervisory Training Program (STP), the Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) and Building Information Modeling Education Program; ConsensusDOCS; safety and health training resources; and conventions, meetings, audio conferences and webinars on the industry's hottest issues.

Legislative

AGC is committed to realizing the legislative priorities facing the commercial construction industry and growing the construction economy. AGC's legislative Action Committee sets our legislative priorities and serves as the regulatory clearinghouse while ensuring that AGC members have a voice in drafting AGC's policy agenda. AGC maintains a $1 million political action committee, AGC PAC, and a network of grassroots activists to make sure the industry's voice is heard at all levels of government.


PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

AGC members receive a complimentary subscription to Constructor Magazine and AGC's News & views Newsletter. Plus, members have access to a variety of E-Forums and Newsletters on specific industry related topics.