Being a part of this organization is one of the best business decisions we have made.
Get Our Our Most Trusted Member Benefits
At CEA, we grow and promote professionalism in the construction industry to provide the highest level of quality and value in building a better Northeast Ohio.
Excellent networking opportunities through CEA’s social activities and owner briefings. Members build relationships as they work together to advance the industry.
Safety training courses, inspections, posters, free membership in the Construction Safety Council and more. Safety audits, onsite OSHA inspections, formal and informal hearing assistance, and assistance during safety crisis-management situations.
Opportunities to build relationships with leaders in the building trades unions. Guidance in day-to-day labor relations, support with contract negotiations, arbitrations, jurisdictional disputes and collective bargaining agreements. Access to wage rates, labor agreements, substance abuse programs, and other labor-management programs.
CEA also partners with organized labor through Cleveland Builds to promote careers in construction trades and apprenticeships among diverse populations.
Training & Education
Valuable contractor training and professional development programs to help our members stay at the top of the industry.
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Working relationships with national, regional, state and local construction associations, chambers of commerce, architectural, engineering and building societies to improve the industry. CEA's advocacy efforts have greatly enhanced the industry's influence in Ohio.
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.
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.
Need to fill a position? Click 'Post a Job' and choose whether to make your listing available to the public or to CEA members only.
Choose Between 3 Plans
We offer different levels of membership for different types of companies. Find out which membership is best for you.
1. Regular Membership
Contractors are regular CEA members. To join you may download an application to complete and return to use or submit your application online.
2. Affiliate Membership
Professional service firms, service providers, suppliers to contractors can be affiliate members. Download an application to complete and return to us or submit online below.
3. Associate Membership
Building owners and developers ("construction users") interested in advising and advancing the construction industry can submit an online application to complete and return to us.
CEA members are committed to leading, learning and making a difference in the Ohio construction industry.
Our members are construction companies, specialty contractors, professional advisors, material and equipment suppliers, and trade associations - all of whom are among the best in the industry.