About MCA

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago is dedicated to advancing the mechanical construction and service industry.

More than eighty of Chicagoland’s top mechanical contractors rely on MCA of Chicago to help them grow their businesses through benefits offered with their membership. These member contractors are extremely educated, highly professional and the most high-quality, cost-efficient contractors you will find. MCA of Chicago continually searches out and implements new programs in education, safety and training for members, while offering networking opportunities throughout the year.

MCA of Chicago also serves as the voice of the union mechanical contracting industry. The MCA Executive Board bargains contracts with Local 597 for all 400+ union mechanical contracting firms through the Piping Education Council, whose members employ nearly 8,000 Local Union 597 pipefitters and service technicians in the Chicago area.


Mission Statement:MCA of Chicago leads the union mechanical construction and service industry by promoting professionalism, productivity and competitiveness. We serve our members through:

  • Labor relations
  • Education and information
  • Government and public affairs.

Core Values:

Leadership: Demonstrated by visionary judgement, hard work in the earnest pursuit of excellence, and a continuous commitment to competence and quality.

Innovation: Demonstrated by forward thinking services and resources developed and provided in a dynamic, creative and invigorated environment.

Partnership: Demonstrated by an earned reputation for fairness, good faith collaboration and respect for members and their industry.


MCA has also taken a deep look into our industry and assessed how we can help our members achieve success. Read more in our Strategic Plan below.

Explore the Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago Bylaws here.