FCA was officially created on Jan. 10, 1997 at Chicago’s O’Hare Hilton.
The fledgling group of contractors (pictured here) approved articles of incorporation and elected the first FCA board of directors and officers. During the group’s first official board meeting, Bob Swanson was elected as the first President of the Board.
During the spring of 1997, FCA’s international office was established in Washington, D.C., and its first executive director was hired.
FCA International’s vision is to be the contractor association that makes a difference in North America.
FCA International’s mission is to educate, advocate and legislate to enhance its members’ opportunities for profitability, and to move the industry forward and influence its direction.
The 5 major goals that drive FCA’s strategic plan are as follows:
Enhance FCA’s effectiveness locally, nationally and internationally in labor-management activities
Maintain a high-quality organization
Enhance industry-wide communication
Increase contractor competitiveness and profitability
Enhance legislative and regulatory advocacy programs