Government Advocacy: Construction generates billions of dollars in revenues every year … and government generates countless regulations and legislation that complicate the business of construction. ASA is YOUR voice in Washington, your state houses, and your counties & cities. Legislators and decision makers hear ASA on issues that affect business conditions for all subcontractors and suppliers.
Strength in Numbers on Industry Issues: ASA’s powerful voice in the construction industry for 50 years has improved business conditions for subcontractors and suppliers. ASA fights the big battles FOR YOU on issues such as insurance, retainage, standard contract language, prompt payment, bid shopping and more.
Education and Knowledge: The Contractors’ Knowledge Depot on the national ASA site is your source for educational products on contract management, human resources, finances and more. On-demand videos, manuals, audio podcasts and other resources are produced to address issues from the subcontractor/supplier perspective. The Contractors’ Knowledge Bank provides a powerful tool with FREE access to hundreds of documents that cover virtually ALL construction-related topics.
News You Can Use: ASA members receive the monthly educational journal, The Contractor’s Compass, to keep up to date on the latest developments, trends and economic news in the industry. ASA’s weekly e-news bulletin, ASAtoday, gives ASA members the hottest business tips and news from Washington and the construction industry. You get an advantage over your competitors who don’t have ASA on their side.
Office Depot Discount Program: Your ASA Membership includes membership in the Texas Construction Association (TCA), TCA has partnered with Office Depot’s National Commerce Group to provide our members with discounts on almost all products. TCA members receive 15-30% off the top 100 items businesses purchase most and up to 80% on additional business products. In addition to product discounts, our members pay only 2.5 cents for black and white copies, 29 cents for color copies, and receive 40% off finishing services.
Texas Mutual Insurance Company: The program provides for lower workers’ compensation insurance premiums to its subcontractor members through its group purchasing power and premium discounts. The program was developed by subcontractors to benefit subcontractors. In addition to participants being eligible for Texas Mutual Insurance Company’s regular dividend, they are also eligible for the Special TCA group dividend. Coverage can be purchased through the members’ insurance agent. Click here for more info
TCA-WEX Fuel Card Program & Rapid Paycard: Take advantage of TCA's WEX Fuel Card Program for discounted pricing on fuel management. Get all of the tools you need to reduce costly waste and save up to 15% on fuel management costs. WEX's fuel card program gives you security by helping to protect against unauthorized spending and gives your drivers the convenience of being able to fill up just about anytime and anywhere they want. The program can also help manage fill-ups from on-site bulk fuel tanks. Contact Patrick Finnegan, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Virtual Builders Exchange: VBX is an online construction news service. VBX serves as a clearinghouse for construction professionals who need to find and exchange critical information during all phases of the construction process. First-time users earn significant savings on their VBX dues. Be sure to tell them that you're a member of ASA to get your discount.
Belden's Automotive Fleet Program: Commercial fleet service & maintenance program. This program is intended for those business which have multiple outbound "commercial vehicles" to perform their business functions. This program can reduce costs and increase the dependability of their vehicles.
Schlitterbahn Discounts: For year-round fun at Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, your membership entitles you to Partner Discounts. Discounts are available for admission, season passes, retail, food and beverage items, accommodations and more. Contact the ASA Office for details & for group codes.
IBTX Cost Containment: Construction industry expert IBTX is extending their exclusive private exchange to all ASA members. As an ASA Member we invite you to apply to qualify for a level-funded cost containment solution. The program trends include single-digit renewals with a rich Cigna network paired with a value-added wellness package. You don’t have to wait for your renewal to quote!
Your ASA membership entitles you to all of these benefits and more:
Informative Meetings: ASA meets annually for its national convention, SUBExcel, to provide exceptional learning and networking opportunities to improve your business.
Membership Directory: All members receive complimentary listings in the chapter and national online resource that is made available FREE on the Internet. It is a networking and advertising tool that will give your company extra exposure and visibility to the construction industry.
ASA San Antonio Career Center: Post your company's job openings on our website and in an email blast reaching over 1500 professionals in the construction industry.
DeWitt Churchwell Memorial Excellence in Construction Scholarship: Student must be the child of a current employee of a member company of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. South Texas Chapter (ABC), the San Antonio Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and/or the American Subcontractors' Association San Antonio Chapter (ASA); must have graduated from any high school in Texas or have received a GED; plan to pursue a career in any field related to Construction; and be unable to attend college without financial assistance.