Founded in 1901, the National Electrical Contractors Association has delivered resources to its members to help them make better business decisions, provide excellent customer service, and take advantage of innovative technology for more than 100 years. Today, NECA is the instrument for labor relations and the voice of the $202 billion electrical construction industry with 116 chapters nationwide.
The Greater Sacramento Chapter of NECA consists of divisions covering the Sacramento, Redding and Reno areas, and represents 95 percent of signatory electrical contractors. In Sacramento, NECA members are helping shape the future with recent landmark projects including the Golden 1 Center, the renovated SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, and the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center.
“In Sacramento, we’ve grown our market share by 15 to 20 percent in the past five years and almost doubled the union electricians working over the same time period.”
— Fran McDermott, Executive Director
“Our chapter has been growing at a very steady pace,” says Executive Director Fran McDermott. “In Sacramento, we’ve grown our market share by 15 to 20 percent in the past five years and almost doubled the union electricians working over the same time period.”
McDermott and NECA member Frank Schetter, CEO of Schetter Electric, Inc., have been members of the Region Business board of directors since its inception in 2012. NECA member Johnny Smith of Hangtown Electric is currently on the Region Business board as well.
“NECA’s connection to Region Business is beneficial because it targets topics and forms initiatives that are specific to our industry,” Schetter says. “Whether it’s lobbying for building projects or helping to speed and streamline the permitting process, the power of that advocacy has been a great advantage.”
Handling projects small and large, from one-shop small businesses to regional power plants and other key public infrastructure, NECA members are well positioned for the future. “We’ve been onboarding new services in recent years to ensure the strongest foundation for members, and despite the current economic climate, we see continued growth and a very bright outlook for Sacramento,” McDermott says.