Advocacy & Contracts

More than three-quarters of the construction performed in the United States is performed by subcontractors. Whether you're a small, family-owned plastering subcontractor working primarily on renovations of historical properties or a multi-million dollar commercial mechanical subcontractor, your work is subject to:

  • General business laws and regulations (e.g., income tax, anti-trust).
  • Laws and regulations specific to the construction industry (e.g., mechanic's lien laws, anti-'bid shopping' laws, prompt pay laws).
  • And the "private law" of the subcontracts that describe subcontractors' performance obligations and allocate risk.

 

Take Action

Read ASA's latest action alerts and contact your legislators.

 

In Brief

ASA is the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry, representing subcontractors before all branches (executive, legislative, judicial) and levels (federal, state, local) of government, to organizations representing other parts of the construction industry, to the news media, and others.

 

Make a Congressional Connection

Help ASA fight for subcontractor rights by meeting with your members of Congress during your next visit to Washington, D.C. Simply complete and return this form to ASA at least three weeks before your visit. ASA staff will schedule meetings for you, brief you on ASA's federal legislative priorities and accompany you to Capitol Hill. Do your part to improve the business environment for construction subcontractors!


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The Contractor's Compass

SUBExcel 2019

ASA of Baltimore named "ASA 2017 Chapter of the Year"

On March 2, 2018, ASA of Baltimore was named  "ASA Chapter of the Year", at its annual national convention, SUBExcel, in Tempe, Ariz. 

"ASA of Baltimore chapter celebrated in style, its 50th anniversary. A tremendous achievement for any chapter, but an especially amazing one for a chapter that had just triumphed over huge debt, large loss of members, and financially struggling events. With new found enthusiasm from their President and Vice President, as well as their New Executive director, ASA of Baltimore is the place subcontractors really want to be."