The Voice of the electrical construction industry
Setting the Standard
for Traditional & Integrated Electrical Systems
About AZ NECA
The Arizona Chapter NECA was chartered on July 29, 1947 in Phoenix Arizona. At the time of the founding, the chapter covered the entire state of Arizona. As the state grew, our jurisdiction changed and our members are located from Casa Grande to the Nevada border.
Our members consist of contractors who perform work in residential, low voltage, solar, service, commercial and industrial work.
The Arizona Chapter is a chartered chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
NECA is the voice of the $100 billion industry responsible for bringing lighting, power, and communications to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office and 199 local chapters advance the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. The National Electrical Contractors Association celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001.
Origin of an Industry.
The electrical construction industry was still in its infancy when a group of contractors came together to establish what would become the National Electrical Contractors Association.
The industry itself can be said to have been born in 1987, when Thomas Edison changed the course of history by introducing a successful carbon incandescent lamp. In fact, many of the first electrical contractors rose from the ranks of employment in the Edison Electric Illuminating Companies that were formed around the country. The first official electrical contracting business opened shop in New York City in 1882. Soon, hundreds of other electrical contracting companies sprung up in major cities across the continent.
Trade associations began to flourish at about this same time, partly in order to represent management interest in response to the growing organized labor movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
History of the NECA Arizona Chapter
Meet Our Board of Directors
President – John Brunia
Vice President – John Gannon
Governor – Shane Snyder
Treasurer – Steve Swain
Director at Large – Chris Carrasco
Director at Large – Ben Mlinar
Meet the Staff
Executive Assistant – Hanna Little
Executive Manager – Debra Margraf
Director of Marketing and Development – Sabrina McNinch