• Free and deeply discounted education opportunities through our award-winning Construction Education Institute®. Quickly train new employees and refresh seasoned employees on industry trends and technology. Both office and field personnel will benefit from CEI programming, which includes hands-on skill-building and certificate-earning options.
  • Free consulting from our computer and software expert, Ginnie Floraday. Utilize three hours of personalized training from Ginnie, plus all of her in-person and remote classes offered through CEI! Whether you need personalized tutorials on Bluebeam or a company-wide seminar on Excel, let Ginnie apply her expertise to help you meet your business challenges and simplify your success.
  • Staff coaching on LU597 labor-related questions. These include, but are not limited to, contract and code interpretations, jurisdictions, drug plans, wage & benefits, audits, bonds and apprentice issues.
  • Receive up to one hour of advice and counsel from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins). To access the hotline, email with the name of the employer, a detailed description of the question and issue, including attachments, name of any adverse party(ies) involved in the question/issue, and any particular timing considerations. See additional details here.
  • Free website audit from our own trusted website expert, Guy Haines. In addition, members receive discounted first projects for website redesigns, SEO services, and for smaller edits projects. Guy will also be available long-term for website edits, SEO, or paid ads. Contact Guy at for additional details.
  • Networking events with industry peers at premier venues. We offer opportunities for all members and specialized opportunities for CEOs, Young Professionals, and WiMI members.
  • Access to 25+ MCA of Chicago committees, groups and services. There are so many ways to directly get involved.
  • Underwritten online classes including 10-Hour and 30-Hour OSHA training.
  • Safety Resources including a weekly “Toolbox Talk” email, webinars and seminars. You also get complimentary 10- & 30-Hour OSHA training and subsidized safety gear. Plus, your company may be eligible to win one of our annual safety awards.
  • Free social media audits by expert Lindsey Rosasco. This is the perfect way to make sure your company is staying current with trends on Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Complimentary use of our CEI Classroom, Technology Territory, and Board Room for your company’s private use when available. Click here to reserve a room.
  • Lobbying experts in Springfield and Chicago.
  • Free financial audit by CFO Simplified. CFO Simplified will give your business a review, analysis, and recommendations on how your company can thrive financially.
  • Access to member company information and logos on the MCA of Chicago online membership directory.


  • The Chicagoland Better Heating and Cooling Council (CBHCC): 2 free passes per class
  • The Chicagoland Construction Safety Council (CSC): 33% off classes
  • Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA): state representation
  • The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA):
    • Free or discounted access to national resources, including WebLEM (Web-Based Labor Estimating Manual)
    • One free early bird registration to the MSCA Annual Education Conference, Safety Directors’ Conference, WiMI Convention and MCAA Convention
    • The MCA of Chicago also offers a limited number of subsidies for the Institute for Project Management (IPM) and the Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI).
  • Dedicated staff with over 100 years of combined experience

Member Benefits

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