NECA Chapter is governed by the local
contractors who make up its membership.
Typically the members involve their key
management and staff in the development
and oversight of chapter services.
The result of this broad based
participation, is an association that is
continually refined to meet the evolving
needs of the membership. In addition
to local services, members also have
access to the staff, programs and
resources of the national association.
Together, these provide NECA members with
a comprehensive source for information and
an effective vehicle to create positive
change in both their local and national
Highlights of Chapter Services
these successful programs and services are
made possible only through the involvement
and leadership of our Chapter members.)
Members of NECA find themselves in a
unique position. A position of
sufficient power to shape their own
business environment. Although
competitors, NECA members in the local
Chapter and in the Chapters worldwide,
share the same desire for a strong and
healthy electrical industry. Instead
of just playing the cards dealt them, NECA
members stack the deck to favor
contractors who deliver quality services
such as the best in materials, skilled
craftsmanship, safe and productive job
sites, high value for each construction
dollar, and strong business integrity.
Locally, this Chapter prides itself on the
many ways that it has helped improve the
business environment. Chapter
members have played an important role in
the development and continuing
administration of the WV Contractors
Licensing Law and the WV Electrician
Licensing Law. They have also had a
significant impact on several rulings made
by the WV Public Service Commission
relating to electric and
telecommunications utilities. These
and the other important contributions made
by NECA members, allow them to be more
effective competitors. NECA members
strive to raise the standards of the work
performed in the industry, by fighting any
initiatives that would undermine the
delivery of anything but quality to the
Education & Networking Get-A-Ways
The Chapter sponsors two weekend
events at resort destinations throughout
the region, i.e. Canaan Valley, Glade
Springs, The Homestead, The Greenbrier
etc. These feature educational
meetings, opportunities to network with
other contractors and associate members,
and plenty of free time for recreation.
The cost are subsidized by the Chapter to
encourage attendance. Many member
bring their office and supervisory staffs.
These are family events with activities
for adults and children of all ages.
Chapter members can also participate in
two outstanding annual trips sponsored by
the national and regional offices.
NECA's Convention and Exposition is
held annually in the nation's most
attractive cities, and the Spring Meetings
are held in luxurious resort destinations
such as Hawaii, London England, Colorado
Springs and the Bahamas. The Chapter
often offers a financial reimbursement for
members who attend these functions.
The reason for the incentive is simple,
opportunities abound for contractors to
gain new ideas, make important contracts
and discover new ways to improve their
businesses. The more successful
contractor members become, the stronger
the Chapter becomes.
Chapter coordinates the union agreement
negotiations process. Efforts are
made to promote conditions which will help
members increase profitability and market
share, while at the same time satisfying
the needs of the skilled work force.
Members also sit on other policy setting
committees such as the grievance
(labor-management) committee, pension and
health benefit funds, JACT or Joint
Apprenticeship and Training Committees and
LMCC's or Labor Management Cooperation
Available to borrow are a large
variety of resources in print, video and
computer formats for many topics including
safety, management, marketing and much
Individual Member Needs
Members can rely on the Chapter to
assist them with specific problems they
run up against, and equally important, to
assist them in taking advantage of
opportunities that present themselves.
The Chapter staff can serve as the
member's additional overhead employees in
times of a crunch. NECA's
professionals are highly skilled in
problem solving and have a national
network of industry contracts to help get
the right information quickly.
Examples: Substance Abuse Policy, EEOC
Regulations, NEC questions, OSHA
Inspections, Financing alternatives, New
The NECA Chapter is structured to serve a
wide variety of contractor members.
A newer and smaller firm might find NECA's
programs on safety or the other essential
elements of a construction business the
most attractive. As the company
evolves, NECA and other member contractors
stand ready to assist with specialty
marketing advice, worldwide business
contracts, and peer groups to help
troubleshoot problems and learn of how to
take advantage of hidden opportunities.
The NECA member is never alone, they
always have the support of others in the
industry who share their drive for
Jobs In Other Parts of the
The NECA Chapter has successfully
assisted its members in securing work in
other states and other countries.
Reliable information is often the
difference between a profitable and well
run project and a "black hole"
project that sucks both your financial and
managerial resources dry.
NECA National Services
for a complete presentation of services.
Examples of what you will find:
Marketing, EC Magazine, NECA Foundation,
Convention/Exposition, Technical and
Training, Governmental Affairs, Management
Education, Labor Relations and much more.