National Electrical Contractors Association

The Voice Of The Electrical Construction Industry

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About Us

NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. 
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NECA & The Electrical Contracting Industry

Today, NECA continues to build on a legacy of protecting the public and making innovation possible. NECA contractors strive to be solution-providers for their customers, and their industry expertise benefits everyone working on an electrical construction project.

NECA contractors set industry standards for traditional and integrated electrical systems and lead the industry in the practical application of new technologies.
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Mission & History

NECA traces its origins to the birth of modern electricity. In 1901, a group of electrical contractors met at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, where a major display of electric power had been installed. These contractors joined together to foster trade and reform abuses within their fledgling industry. Today, NECA continues their work, building on a legacy of protecting the public and making innovation possible.
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Member service is at the heart of NECA’s governance and national organization. Our member-led committees and task forces are charged with acting in the best interests of the national association and shaping NECA’s programs and policy proposals. The national association staff is directed in these efforts by the NECA CEO.
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Staff & Leadership

NECA national staff works at the association’s Bethesda, MD headquarters and four regional offices around the country. Staff is responsible for program including labor relations, standards and safety, research, communication, business development, meetings management, and association administration.
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NECA's 119 local chapters across the country support the electrical contracting industry.  NECA chapters are independently chartered organizations who work with national field representatives to develop effective labor agreements and market initiatives.
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Programs & Partnerships

Industry partners are essential for business success. NECA has ongoing relationships with several leading companies serving electrical contractors as a benefit for our members.
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What Are the Project Excellence Awards?

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  • View a complete listing of NECA's resources and industry information by topic.
  • NECA’s education programs provide innovation, business trends and effective leadership exclusive to electrical contractors.
  • NECA is working every day to ensure you have every opportunity available to stay on top of the issues affecting your business and to be directly in touch with your Senators and your Representative in Congress.
  • NECA communities are member-initiated groups where contractors and industry professionals sharing common interests and business concerns can come together.
  • NECA membership isn’t just about saving your firm time and money; it’s also about helping your company make more money and achieve success!
  • NECA contractors employ the most highly trained and reliable workforce in the industry. They will get your job done right the first time, on time, without disrupting your business.