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Who Belongs to the BCA and Why
BCA membership hit an all-time, 100-year record high in 2017 of 285 member firms. This group of professionals includes general and specialty trade contractors, both open shop and signatory. Architects, engineers, geotechnical consultants, surveyors and others are included under their own professional category. Material supplier and associate members -- insurance brokers, attorneys, CPA's, equipment and product suppliers and other specialists -- fill the ranks.
The BCA understands the symbiosis necessary for executing owners' commissions. BCA understands it takes more than contractors. It takes designers, vendors, government and many others to be successful. And this is whom the BCA serves - the whole group of professionals who have a part in taking a building project from concept to completion.
BCA allows collaboration in a genuinely non-competitive environment for everyone involved in erecting nonresidential buildings and infrastructure of Northeast Indiana. Economic development, workforce development, safety training, legislative issues and local governmental interaction are long standing committees that have done real time improvements to the system over the years.
BCA lobbies legislators to keep money focused in northeast Indiana. BCA financially supports the Greater Fort Wayne's Economic Development Division and also supports regional development as an investor with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, holding a seat on their Regional Opportunities Council. Each of the 10 county-level LEDOs in the northeast Indaina region outside of Allen County are also recipients of BCA economic development investments.
BCA has been a strong proponent for a more streamlined permitting and routing process with Fort Wayne and Allen County . BCA is involved in work addressing a variety of subjects important to a profitable business climate for its members and the community they live and work in.
Membership Classifications & Investments
General contractors, construction managers and subcontractors engaged in the nonresidential construction industry of northeast Indiana
Contractor Classes Based on Prior Year's Total Dollar Volume of Business
Class I $5,000,001 and over $1375
Class II $3,000,001 to $5,000,000 $1075
Class III $1,000,001 to $3,000,000 $750
Class IV Up to $1,000,000 $550
Architect & Engineer¹ $325
Firms supplying design and engineering services to business owners and contractors.
Material Supplier² $475
Firms supplying materials and equipment that are used in commercial and industrial construction
Firms providing professional services to companies involved in the construction industry
Includes legal firms, insurance companies, financial institutions and other businesses serving the construction industry
Public Works - Complimentary
An individually held membership for nonprofit government agencies, municipalities and schools. Subject to participation in one event annually.
¹ Firms that are engaged in general contracting services or construction management or who quote installation as a part of their business will be classed as contractors. Contractor class will be determined by the volume of work furnished and installed.
² Suppliers who quote installation will be classed as contractors. Contractor class will be determined by the volume of work furnished and installed.