Merit Construction Alliance
Open 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 open shop work philosophy places the customer's needs first. The highly trained, licensed and skilled craftsmen of the open shop industry represent an impressive 80 percent of all construction workers in Massachusetts. Open shop is the clear choice of the craftsmen, as well as their customers.
Open shops are competitive by nature. The open shop philosophy says customers benefit when 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.