BECOME A MEMBER

The Arizona Transportation Builders Association (ATB) is a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 100 individual businesses in Southern Arizona. ATB represents both residential and commercial general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, engineers, construction industry service providers and public agencies.

TOP 10 REASONS TO JOIN ATB

1 You Make
A Difference

When participating with ATB, you will make a significant difference in our mission and to our community. The best way to do this is to get involved.

2 Strengthens
The Community

As an organization, we can provide a voice for our industry and you know what they say, “there is always strength in numbers.” We also work to give back to the community through our yearly volunteer day.

3 Promotion of
Your Business

By becoming a member, you automatically have your business connected to our website. There are also various other avenues to promote your business through the organization.

4 Work with
Elected Officials

ATB invites and meets with various elected officials each month. If your company is seeking specific assistance with government, ATB can engage with all bodies of government, starting with our elected body.

5 Scholarship
Foundation

By being an ATB member, your employees and/or their family members can apply for any of the four scholarships we offer each May

6 Business Opportunities
& Networking

With three major events per year and several other events a month, there are opportunities to meet face-to-face with other like-minded businesses.

7 Employee Training &
Professional Development

ATB Members offer a variety of training, whether for safety or professional development.

8 Influence
Local Policy

ATB engages and is involved on various committees set forth by local governments. We provide solutions and suggestions for creating efficiencies for our industry.

9 We bring
People Together

Several of our meetings bring together the owners, agencies, consultants, contractors, and suppliers together in one place.

10 Company-wide
Involvement

As a paid member, any employee of your company can participate without additional individual per-employee membership costs.

WHAT OUR SATISFIED MEMBERS SAY

Rich Juliano, American Road & Transportation Builders Association

“ARTBA has been proud to have ATB carry our charter in Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. since 2002. We jointly advocate for our members in seeking to grow transportation investment, reform burdensome regulations, and ensure that safety and efficiency are maximized on our members’ projects. We can only do this with the active participation of chapters like yours. ATB’s contractors have regularly provided ARTBA valuable insight into federal issues and how they affect Southern Arizona. BJ and Lexi are continuing a strong collaboration between the professional staffs of our two associations. I always look forward to visiting Tucson, not only because it’s a great destination, but also because I can learn from ATB’s members, staff and public sector partners every time I am there.”

Jenn Escarcega, Miura Contracting

“As a small business owner and an active member on the Board of Arizona Transportation Builders Association, we are all working together as a team to help build a stronger community through this association (made up of engineers, contractors, subcontractors, public agencies, suppliers and vendors) I have seen this association grow and has become stronger. Lexi Saavedra, Member Services Coordinator is a very hard worker and has made ALL members feel welcomed, heard and appreciated. I am looking forward to working along the side on the new Executive Director, Michele Bettini”

Jim DeGrood, Regional Transportation Authority

“I greatly appreciate the role ATB plays in regional transportation issues. A safe, efficient, and cost-effective transportation network is essential to our region’s growth and prosperity. ATB’s leadership and members are actively engaged in the issues that affect both our industry, and the regional economy. ATB is continuing advocacy for the RTA, and its efforts to increase awareness of the growing transportation-funding gap are particularly valuable. ATB and its members can always be counted on to assist us in our mutual efforts to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of the infrastructure improvements our community depends upon.”

Fred Narcaroti, Ninyo & Moore

“ATB has a long running history of building relationships between the public/private sectors throughout its history and continues to be a pillar in our community. The success of the association is really driven by the leadership and continuity of the organization since it is comprised of volunteers from great companies that understand the industry. One way to identify ATB as a leader in Tucson is that municipal leaders will regularly reach out to the Executive Director and request information on proposed changes, whether they are technical or political. Although the association has been around for 30+ years, the success is the ability to maintain relevance within the community and industry to be a sounding board for contractors, associates and municipal members to learn and succeed together.”

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson

“I want to personally express my gratitude to ATB, its leadership, and membership, for being an early supporter of Proposition 409, which is allowing the City, to provide $100 million of major arterial and street improvements to the citizens of Tucson. When others doubted, the leadership of ATB stood up, did the right thing, helped formulate some of the significant strategies that led to the Proposition’s success, like the creation of the Citizen Oversight Committee, and changed the dialogue in our City.The vote was close and without ATB’s support, I do not know that we would have crossed the finish line. Again, thank you.”

MEMBERS BENEFITS

Advocacy

ATB is an effective organization that understands the needs and concerns of our Members and through its lobbying at local, state and national levels represents and fights for its member interests. The Government Affairs Committee works closely with the elected bodies to ensure strong levels of communication. Receive weekly emails “Moving Our Economy-Weekly” for up-to-date notices and information.

Networking

This is an opportunity to meet and work together with other Contractors, Associates members and community leaders who share your interests and concerns.

Quarterly and monthly dinners and mixers are an effective tool to meet new prospects and maintain relationships.

Safety Training

ATB Members provide a wide range of safety training classes addressing the needs of our Members. Ongoing interaction between Safety Professionals from our Members, sharing interpretations of safety regulations and newly encountered problems by participants at our monthly ATB Safety Committee meetings are only a few of our numerous strengths.

Member Support

Belonging to an association such as ATB, your business will find members who prefer to do business with other members who are known for quality products and services.

Participation

As a member, you are entitled to the opportunity to be represented in our association, will gain you exposure at local and national levels with other associations and businesses.

Promotion

ATB has a wide variety of opportunities for your business to promote both within the
association and without. This is a great way to show your support of ATB as well as educating members of your business products and services.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

$2,200.00/ Year

CONTRACTOR MEMBERSHIP

This category is reserved for Contractors only. A Contractor Member is defined as someone who is principally engaged in excavation, earth- moving, paving, construction of utilities or public works. All Contractor Members serve on the board of directors. Membership with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and all the rights and privileges thereof are optional and available at an additional cost. These memberships are at the discretion of the applicant. The dues are billed annually from the time you join.

$990.00/ Year

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

This category is reserved for private utilities, suppliers and providers of materials or services, professional or otherwise to Contractor Members. Associate Members elect their own representatives to sit on the Board of Directors. Membership with the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and all the rights and privileges thereof are available at an additional cost. These memberships are at the discretion of the applicant. The dues are billed annually from the time you join

$700.00/ Year

AGENCY/ MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

This category is reserved
for government agencies like
Pima County, City of Tucson, government departments like Tucson Water or Pima County Department of Transportation, and other quasi-governmental agencies.

Annual dues of $700.00 are billed annually from the time you join.

ATB COMMUNITY IMPACT

ATB Scholarship Foundation

ATB values education and the future of our children. The Scholarship Committee awards up to four scholarships each year to students whose employer or parent/guardian is an ATB member. The ATB Scholarship Foundation was formed to encourage and support students graduating high school, seeking continuing education, or planning to attend trade school. Your support increases the scholarship endowment!

Southern Arizona Construction Career Days

Students can explore careers in the construction industry firsthand through an exciting day of programs that will bring to light various career paths in the Transportation, Structural, Mining, and Engineering and Building Industries. They can participate in hands-on demonstrations with local construction tradespeople, learn about heavy equipment, and visit with local construction industry professionals at the career and college booths.

Social Fundraisers: Trap Shoot & Associates Even

These a relatively new events to ATB continue to be well-attended. The Trap Shot event is great for the avid shooter or hunter, and easy to learn if you are a rookie. With the relatively new cornhole tournament, this new mini tournament is great for co-workers, family and friends of all experience levels to have a fun day together. These events help defray costs for annual volunteer day/community

Volunteer Day & Other Community Support

ATB values education and the future of our children. The Scholarship Committee awards up to four scholarships each year to students whose employer or parent/guardian is an ATB member. The ATB Scholarship Foundation was formed to encourage and support students graduating high school, seeking continuing education, or planning to attend trade school. Your support increases the scholarship endowment!

READY TO BECOME AN ATB MEMBER?

Our non-profit association encompasses the full range of stakeholders in the construction industry while working together to provide high-quality products and services that enhance the region’s planning, growth and development. Southern Arizona is one of the fastest growing places in America, and with the growth, comes the need to build infrastructure.

Our Goals

EDUCATE, SUSTAIN, AND PROMOTE THE COMMON INTEREST IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Founded in 1984 as Tucson Underground Contractors Association by Ed Snell, Tricon, Ben Luster, Luster Contracting, Godon Nelson, Nelson Pipeline, and Lucky Hurford of SAECO, represented local contractors only. Years following, the association changed its name in the mid-1990s to reflect and expand service offerings.

In 2014, TUCA amended its name to be the Arizona Transportation Builders Association (ATB) and is still a nonprofit organization consisting of more than 100 individual businesses and organizations in Southern Arizona.