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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.

In 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 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.


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.


NECA’s Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. It represents the most comprehensive business-to-business marketing and sales opportunity ever presented to reach the $130 billion electrical construction industry.

Premier Partners of NECA showcase their brands, products and services to the electrical construction industry through hundreds of NECA events, publications and digital platforms year-round, including the annual NECA Convention and Show, the industry’s premier trade show and gathering.


Empowering Lives and Communities


  • Deliver exceptional values for our members though relentless focus on their success
  • Attract, develop and retain the best talent
  • Collaborate with world-class partners to advance our industry
  • Foster member relationships

Core Values

  • Customers Focused: Our customers are our members
  • Leadership: To be the driveing fore to shape our industry
  • Partnership: NECA and its Cahapters will collaborate to deliver optimal values for our members
  • Accountablilty: We measure what we do wirh a commitment to continuous improvment, transparency, and integrity
  • Excellence: The standard by which individual and team performance is measured and rewarded
  • Innovative: A declaration to be more efective through delivering creative solutions
  • Stewardship: Invest in our people and industry to leaver our world a safer and better place for future generations
  • Community: To share experiences, ideas, and have fun

Want to Join NECA?

There are many benefits to joining NECA. Local NECA chapters review all initial membership applications. Once approved for membership by a NECA chapter, an electrical contractor is eligible for national NECA membership. The chapter submits the contractor’s application for national membership. Join now!