Benefits and Services

CEA member benefits include:

Training and Education.  We offer valuable contractor training and professional development programs to help our members stay at the top of the industry.
Safety. We support the safety of our contractor members through classes, inspections, posters, free membership in the Construction Safety Council and more. We also perform safety audits and provide onsite OSHA inspection as well as formal and informal hearing assistance. Contractors also receive help in safety crisis-management situations and receive MSDS Binderworks safety data sheet service for half price - go to the CEA Store for details.
Labor Relations.  We guide our members in their day-to-day labor relations, providing support with contract negotiations, arbitrations, jurisdictional disputes and collective bargaining agreements. Our members have access to wage rates, labor agreements and even substance abuse programs. Members also serve as trustees to various industry fringe benefit funds.
Diversity. We offer training and provide mentoring opportunities to help female and minority contractors. Our affiliate Contractors Assistance Association spearheads these programs and also partners with organized labor to promote careers in construction trades and apprenticeships among diverse populations.
Lobbying and Liaison. CEA works with national, regional, state and local construction associations, chambers of commerce, architectural, engineering and building societies to improve the industry. Our Legislative Committee and PAC Fund have greatly enhanced CEA’s influence throughout Ohio.
Wage Data.  We provide our members with information on union wage rates and industry market conditions throughout the U.S. to help them compete for contracts in other parts of the country. CEA's Ohio Construction Industry Wage Data service is also available to all members through the members-only section of our website.
Legal Services. CEA has negotiated discounted member pricing from some of the best law firms in Northeast Ohio who are also CEA Affiliate Members. These attorneys guide members through the maze of laws and legislation affecting the industry.
Marketing. CEA advertises and promotes members to owners and developers seeking quality contractors for their construction needs. We actively seek opportunities to highlight our members’ projects and expertise.

Networking. Our members have excellent networking opportunities through CEA’s social activities and owner briefings, and as they work together to advance the industry. View our upcoming events.

Savings Program. CEA members can take advantage of discounts and savings programs from a number of local and national businesses.