Merit Construction Alliance

Merit shop construction is the preferred choice in Massachusetts and the nation. The private and public sectors recognize the benefits of quality workmanship, competitive pricing and attention to customer service – the hallmarks of merit shop contractors.

The merit shop work philosophy places the customer's needs first. The highly trained, licensed and skilled craftsmen of the merit shop industry represent an impressive 83 percent of all construction workers in Massachusetts. Merit shop is the clear choice of the craftsmen, as well as their customers.

Merit shops are competitive by nature. The merit shop philosophy says customers benefit when qualified, responsible contractors compete in a fair and open bidding process that awards construction contracts to the most qualified, most competitive bidder. Conversely, taxpayers and shareholders, as well as quality, suffer when competition is stifled.

Read what other independent voices say about the benefits of working with open shops.