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Welcome to the Electrical Contractors´ Association

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) is a construction trade association that provides business and labor relations services to nearly 700 electrical contractors in Cook County, Illinois.  ECA is also known as the Chicago and Cook County Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  The Association works with its industry partner, Local Union #134 IBEW, to negotiate and administer labor agreements, coordinate apprentice and journeyman level training, as well as promote the industry on behalf of these employers.  Since 1903, ECA has provided educational opportunities and business services to not only to assist the electrical contractor by improving the business climate and bringing increased profitability, but to enrich future generations. ECA and IBEW Local 134 work hand in hand to provide a highly skilled, efficient and safe workforce for the City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. 

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Kelso-Burnett Company honored with NECA Project Excellence Award

Flagship McDonald's, Chicago

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created by the National Electrical Contractors Association to recognize electrical contractors who have done remarkable work during the previous calendar year.


NECA Premier Partners

Profile of a NECA Premier Partner - Part 2

NECA's Premier Partner sponsorship program connects NECA members to the leading companies in the electrical construction industry. The Chicago and Cook County Chapter, NECA will focus on each NECA Premier Partner over the coming months. This month's focus will be on 3M.


Member to receive the NECA 2019 "Abraham Lincoln Leadership" Award

James McGlynn, Sr., McWilliams Electric Company is to receive the NECA 2019

The Chicago & Cook County Chapter, NECA would like to congratulate James McGlynn, Sr. as the recipient of NECA’s 2019 “Abraham Lincoln Leadership” Award. He is to receive the award during the upcoming NECA Convention in Las Vegas.

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Upcoming Events

 August 2019 
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August 21, 2019

ECA Summer Social: Cubs Rooftop Event

August 21st, 2019

Wrigleyville Rooftops: 3637 N. Sheffield, Chicago

Join us in the Legends Suite at 3637 N. Sheffield for the Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants game on August 21st! Doors Open at 6:05pm / Game begins at 7:05pm

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September 11, 2019

ECA Regular Membership Meeting

Special Evening Meeting

Gibson's Steakhouse, 2105 Spring Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 954-0000

ECA Membership Meeting - special evening session Gibson's Steakhouse 2105 Spring Road Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 954-0000 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm A presentation will be made by an Operations / Safety representative from ComEd. Discussion to include any updates with ComEd, working with ComEd, issues that electrical contractors need to be aware of for new service, cut-overs, shut-downs, and outage issues, among other areas. More Details to Follow, Soon.

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