COVID-19News & Updates

Become a Member

Event Calendar

Education & Training

Powering Chicago

About ECA Chicago

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 600 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. 

Latest News

Fox Business: Suicide Rate Among Construction Workers Hits Crisis Levels
07/01/2024

Fox Business: Suicide Rate Among Construction Workers Hits Crisis Levels

The construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates compared to other industries, the CDC said.

Kevin O’Shea, president of Shamrock Electric Co., Inc., has one vital message to construction workers who are struggling with their mental health: call him. It's a message he shares as much as possible, given the growing number of suicides among workers in the industry.

ECA 52nd Annual Spring Conference (June 12 - 13, 2024)
06/14/2024

ECA 52nd Annual Spring Conference (June 12 - 13, 2024)

Program was held at The American Club in Kohler, WI.

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) held its 52nd Annual Spring Conference on Wednesday, June 12 – Thursday, 13, 2024 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. The conference had 86 registrants!

2024 FWC Women Rock: Annual Awards Reception
06/07/2024

2024 FWC Women Rock: Annual Awards Reception

The program was held at the Offshore Rooftop in Chicago, IL.

On June 5, 2024, the Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) celebrated 35 years of Women Rocking the Industry at the Offshore Rooftop at Navy Pier.

View All News

Upcoming Events

 July 2024 
SMTWTFS
 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
   
View All Events
Tue
16
2024
April 16 - December 31, 2024

Culture of Collaboration Workshop

Transforming Our Industry Together: Introducing the DEI Program for ECA of Chicago

In a constantly evolving world, the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our workplaces has never been more critical. It is with great excitement that we introduce a pioneering DEI program tailored specifically for the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) of Chicago

view event details >
Mon
15
2024
July 15 - 17, 2024

2024 ELECTRI Council Meeting

July 15 - 17, 2024

Intercontinental Boston, Boston, MA

2024 ELECTRI Council Meeting July 15 - 17, 2024 International Boston Boston, MA

view event details >