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Who We Are

NECA is the voice of the $171 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.

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.

Mission and 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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Why Join NECA?

Electrical contractors count on NECA to deliver the resources that help them make better business decisions, provide excellent customer service, and take advantage of innovative technology.

Learn more about the benefits of NECA membership including education and training, business development, publications and research, tools and resources, exclusive events and discounts on services.

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More About NECA 

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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