Providing Information About the AGC in Dallas,
Texas, From General Contractor Bob Moore Construction
October 24, 2008 the North / East Texas Chapter of the AGC (Associated General
Contractors), merged with Associated Builders and Contractors of North
Texas (ABC), to form a single organization. The new organization name change
was effective January 1, 2009 and is now known as TEXO The Construction Association
a Chapter of AGC / ABC. TEXO is a Latin term meaning, "to weave or blend,"
appropriate for the two Contractor organizations who for years have been competing
The merger is a continuation of the evolution both organizations
have experienced over the past several years. Originally, AGC served general contractors
primarily, while ABC focused on sub-contractors and specialty contractors. Since
1995, the memberships of both contractor associations have expanded to include
general contractors and sub-contractors alike, blurring the distinction between
the two organizations.
With the merger, the AGC / ABC Chapters speak as a unified
voice for the entire construction industry in Dallas. The merger will leverage
the greater operating efficiencies of a consolidated headquarters staff and location.
The principal location will be in Dallas with a second location in Fort Worth.
North and East Texas Chapters of AGC and ABC, now known as TEXO, has completed
a transition period, consolidated their financial and personnel resources thus
completing the merger. TEXO a Chapter of AGC and ABC is now recognized within
the State of Texas as a powerful lobbying and advocacy group for the Dallas construction
industry with approximately 1,800 member firms.
In support of this effort,
AGCDallas.com was created by AGC member Bob Moore Construction to provide some
historical perspective on the history of construction advocacy and leadership
in Dallas. The history of the AGC and the Dallas Chapter of AGC had its origin
in 1924, includes a merger with Fort Worth AGC in 2001 forming a single chapter.
With its merger with ABC, North Texas Chapter, and subsequent name change to TEXO
The Construction Association, this organization is now the second largest AGC
/ ABC Chapter in the United States, second only to the North and South Carolina
We hope you enjoy learning more about the Dallas AGC and the construction
industry in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. If you have any questions,
us and we will respond shortly.
History of the Dallas AGC
Member Bob Moore Construction recognizes that the AGC Dallas's name was changed
to TEXO The Construction Association in 2009. This
followed the merger of the North Texas Chapters of AGC and ABC. While initially
the name TEXO was not widely recognized with other construction and commercial
real estate businesses, it has since become well known and regarded. The merger
of AGC and ABC in Dallas will continue to offer benefits to the industry and has
already been instrumental in key legislative changes that have made a positive
impact for General Contractors as well as Specialty Contractors all over the state
The purpose of this website is to provide historical information
about the Dallas AGC and to help make the new consolidated organization's information
easier for you to find. For more information about TEXO
The Construction Association Chapters of AGC / ABC, we encourage to you
to visit their website at: