Serving subcontractors and specialty trade contractors since 1966.

About ASA

About ASA


The ASA is a non-profit trade association representing subcontractors and specialty trade contractors. Founded in 1966, the national association serves more than 7,000 member companies through a nationwide network of local and state chapters.

The American Subcontractors Association, (ASA) members work in electrical, mechanical, drywall, plaster, steel, masonry, concrete, plumbing, roofing, excavating and nearly every other specialty trade in the construction industry. Members are also suppliers to the construction industry such as insurance, consulting & materials, – almost every construction industry need is offered through our members.


The association strives to inform building owners, financial representatives, government officials and others of the fact that more than 80 percent of all industrial and commercial construction is performed by subcontractors. It also emphasizes needed reforms on such issues as prompt payment, retainage, surety bonding, lien rights, bidding practices and entitlement to payment.

ASA is the only construction association that concentrates exclusively on the business issues affecting all subcontractors and specialty trade contractors. Its growing membership includes both union and nonunion firms from virtually every trade specialty