There was a time when
electrical installations were chaotic. Lack of uniformity in
manufacturing specifications for equipment and components hampered
progress, as did the absence of consistent installation procedures.
Viewed as a new frontier, electrical work soon attracted all sorts of
people, few who were skilled and fewer still who had any kind of
A unified voice was necessary to
deal with these issues. NECA was established in 1901 to act as this
voice to create standards for the contractors, as well as work closely
with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to encourage
training, ensure fair wages and establish safety policies. From
its very beginning, NECA has also recognized that, in order for the
organization to function effectively, the good of the public had to be
considered on the same plane as the good of the industry.
NECA has long distributed its
Standard of Installation and promotes the NECA Guarantee, which
promises customers that they can depend on receiving high quality
“on-time, on-budget, right-the-first-time” services from NECA
contractors and their employees.
A qualified electrical contractor:
responsibility for the job.
experienced management organization.
skilled electrical journeymen craftsmen trained to do a quality
properly selected, high quality materials and schedules their
delivery for use in correct quantities and on time.
tools and equipment to gain maximum efficiency and quality in
of the most up-to-date techniques and materials.
National Electrical Codes and applicable local codes.
beyond the code requirements, that all work meet neat and
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