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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 contractors are the technical professionals responsible for the most innovative and safest electrical construction in the U.S.

NECA & The Electrical Contracting Industry 

NECAVisionimgIn the U.S., electrical contracting is an industry valued at over $171 billion annually, made up of over 70,000 electrical contracting firms employing over 650,000 electrical workers.

NECA members are electrical contractors who work in all aspects of electrical construction. While most qualify as small businesses; large, multi-area electrical contracting firms are also members of the association.  

NECA contractors set the standard for traditional and integrated electrical systems and lead the industry in the practical application of new technologies. Our members offer their clients 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, 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 so they can your job done right the first time, on time, without disrupting your business.

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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 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. Learn more


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. Learn more 

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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.

Benefits of Membership

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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Awards and Recognition

Each year, NECA presents the following awards to members of the Association and the industry in recognition of their outstanding contributions

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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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