About Us

A history of promoting skill, integrity and responsibility. As one of America’s oldest trade associations, we advance commercial construction in the Philadelphia region by serving as a powerful voice and a critical resource.

Established in 1891, we are the Philadelphia chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). We provide more than 250 member companies with access to advocacy, networking opportunities, safety services, education and training programs.

A recognized leader.

When members want to improve how their business operates, they turn to us. We provide a forum where members engage in collaborative activities that promote education, safety, marketing and better relationships within the industry as well as with labor and government.

Our membership ranks include commercial, industrial and institutional general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and construction service firms located in southeastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, southern New Jersey, northern Maryland and the eastern shore.


GBCA 2018 - 2019 Membership Directory

Mission Statement

General Building Contractors Association advances the union commercial, industrial, and institutional construction industry by serving members as the leader in labor relations, education, advocacy, safety, and networking opportunities.

Stable Relationships with Related Associations

Stable Relationships with Related Associations

Where possible, GBCA partners with other organizations to get a good cross-section audience as well as a diverse panel of speakers. These organizations include:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Building Owners & Managers Association Philadelphia (BOMA)
  • Center City Proprietors Association (CCPA)
  • Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP)
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC)
  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Women in Commercial Real Estate (CREW)