The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the voice of the $171 billion industry responsible for bringing electrical power, lighting, and communications to buildings and communities across the United States.
NECA contractors hold a high standard for superior performance and are committed to delivering quality results. Our contractors are the experts at the top of their field. They know the latest technology. They take the time to understand your business’s unique needs, and they find the innovative solutions to meet them. 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 disruption.
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.
NECA’s national office, chapters, and member contractors have long practiced constructive and responsible labor relations in concert with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the world’s oldest and largest union of electrical workers. Peaceful settlement of grievances and jurisdictional disputes are implemented at NECA’s national and local levels through cooperative forums. Ensuring fair wages and benefits, as well as a unified skill set and training, for electrical workers serves the best interests of the industry and NECA customers.