North Carolina

North Carolina Construction and Home Improvement AssociationsIn North Carolina, there are just over 25,400 construction companies in various trades. In 2013, there has been a steady rise in construction jobs being available due to an increased demand. The demand comes from storm damage and the need for many structures to be either fixed or completely rebuilt. Being a coastal state, hurricanes and strong storms are prone to the area. It is important to keep in mind that a lot of construction work in this state is seasonal.

Contractors

The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors is a website that is dedicated to providing resources and links to additional information. It also has information for contractors regarding testing and education to improve their skills or become licensed. There is a detailed FAQ section to answer the most common questions asked. The board can be contacted directly by calling (919) 571-4183.

The North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association, or NCMCA, works with outside associations as well as masonry workers themselves to maintain safe working environments. This association also works as a team to help masonry workers find avenues for work and training to improve their skills or become licensed. To contact NCMCA directly, call (828) 324-1564.

Roofing

The Slate Roofing Contractors Association has a chapter in North Carolina. This group is dedicated solely to advocating for slate roofing contractors and develops training programs to educate newer contractors. They have also developed a strict set of guidelines and regulations for naturally quarried slate roof installations as well. This is for the safety of both the homeowner and the contractor. To contact this association directly, call (814) 786-7015.

Carolinas Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. is a group dedicated to serving both North and South Carolina as the voice of roofers where legislation and regulations are concerned. It works to put educational tools in place to teach safer roofing practices along with informing contractors of changes in legislation and education requirements. Contractors are able to network through the available forum to connect with other workers to team up on jobs or find a permanent position with an established company. CRSMCA can be contacted by calling (704) 556-1228.

The North Carolina Chapter of the NRCA, National Roofing Contractors Association, is one of the most respected trade organizations pertaining to roofing. The association prides itself on being able to provide education, training and support for this trade group. It also works with state, local and federal entities to improve legislation and regulations to improve the safety of jobs performed. Of the roofing industry workers in North Carolina, 40-percent of those workers come from this association. To contact the association directly, call (847) 299-9070.

HVAC

NC-PMA or North Carolina Plumbing and Mechanical Association is dedicated to providing education and business growth materials to contractors in these skilled trade areas. Where education is concerned, apprentices as well as seasoned contractors are able to sign up for classes to improve their skills or update themselves on legislation, safety regulations and new techniques to make them more appealing to major companies, businesses and homeowners for work purposes. In order to contact NC-PMA directly, call (919) 532-0522.

CPHCCA, the Charlotte Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association has a goal to strengthen their particular trade industry by working with legislation and contractors directly. The association also supports fundraisers and scholarships for those wanting to enter the HVAC profession. You can contact CPHCCA directly via phone by calling (704) 309-0921 for program and participation information.

A chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America is available for North Carolina contractors. It is a non-profit organization with over 60,000 members nationwide. This association helps to write the standards that professionals in this trade perform, such as improving environmental and energy saving system installations as an example. The North Carolina sector can be contacted directly by calling (703) 575-4477.

The North Carolina organizations and associations listed above all work to help the contractors in their respective trades to work within the specified parameters of their line of work. Support and educational tools are available through each of them. Membership to most of them is free and physical participation is rarely required. Many are advocates to work for better legislation and regulations regarding safety and code enforcement to maintain a safer working environment for all contractors.

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