Who We Are

Chuck Claar, WBC Past Board Chairman
R.W. Murray Co.

Washington Building Congress (WBC) is a membership association comprised of businesses and individuals from all aspects of the commercial construction, real estate, and design community. The organization was founded in 1937 to unify and strengthen our local industry and to represent the collective interests of the entire building community.  WBC promotes advancement of the commercial construction industry by focusing on professional development and networking opportunities.

Today our membership numbers over 1,000 representatives including property owners and managers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, realtors, architects, engineers, government officials, public utilities, accountants, manufacturer’s representatives, bankers, lawyers, bonding agents, labor unions, trade associations, consultants and virtually any other type of business with an interest in the industry.

Our longstanding tradition of cooperation and partnering within the construction community has positioned the Washington Building Congress as the recognized industry umbrella organization within the Washington metropolitan region.