Build With Integrity

Electrical Corporation of America (ECA) is a leading, privately held electrical contractor headquartered in the Kansas City area. Carving out a specialized niche in the areas of industrial power, automation, process electrical, communication systems, commercial building and instrumentation for customers across the nation, ECA has built its reputation on construction and delivering complex electrical projects while meeting demanding and difficult schedule deadlines.

ECA has built its reputation on construction and delivering complex electrical projects while meeting demanding and difficult schedule deadlines.

Founded in 1970 by past-president and CEO John "Jack" Welborn, ECA's leadership has evolved from the steady hand of past-president Jim Lacy to its current president and CEO Don Laffoon. Throughout its 40-year history, the management and employees of ECA continue to embody the company's long tradition of quality workmanship in a safe environment. It is ECA's philosophy to "build with integrity" that has earned the company a stellar reputation among its industry peers and a long list of repeat companies both in Kansas City and nationwide.

Over 80 percent of ECA's annual volume comes from customers who look to repeat their success by choosing ECA for a second project. The company's ability to consistently meet customer demands has resulted in steady and sustained growth throughout its history and has consistently earned the company a top raking in Engineering News Record's "Top 100 Electrical Contractor's List." New technologies, new methods and new concepts have led to the addition of outside-industry personnel to answer customer needs in the areas of software development, construction management, electronic communications and mechanical design. ECA has recently expanded into the area of electrical maintenance and testing for customers that offers a full guarantee on their electrical distribution equipment.

Fortune 500 companies use and trust ECA for their most demanding and difficult projects for a reason; ECA "builds with integrity"on time, every time.

ECA has both the financial strength and expertise to complete electrical projects of any size or complexity by utilizing the most cost-efficient methods, tools, and technologies for their customers. Fortune 500 companies use and trust ECA for their most demanding and difficult projects for a reason; ECA "builds with integrity" on time, every time.

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Safety

Electrical Corporation of America's Safety and Health Program is a written program that is implemented at each job site. This manual is introduced by the Corporate Safety Philosophy that states simply "accidents and the injury and/or loss associated with them are preventable." The particular responsibilities of each employee to achieve the Zero Accidents goal are listed for top management, all levels of supervision, technical staff and the field craft person.

ECA employs a full time Safety Manager to assist at all levels of the organization with the implementation of the Safety and Health Program. The Safety Manager is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) who provides technical advice to the staff and coordinates field audits of safety performance.

The focus of policies incorporated into the Safety and Health Program Manual are regulatory driven for the most part. Hazardous Energy Control, Chemical Hazards Communication, Permit Required Confined Space, Fall Protection, Fire Prevention, Respirator Protection, Articulating Boom and Scissor Lift Operation are some of the fundamental policies which satisfy OSHA regulations. Other policies have less to do with satisfying regulations and act more as value added policies necessary to satisfy company loss control measure and client requirements. These policies are tailored to specific needs and are developed in-house. They are revised as appropriate to include changes in regulations, client requirements, and ECA's exposer control needs.

Other Safety Program features are:

  • - New Hire Orientation with "Safety & Health Handbooks" distributed and discussed with all employees.
  • - Accident/Incident Reporting and Investigation
  • - Restricted Activity Work Program
  • - Substance Abuse Testing at the time of hire, post accident and for cause.
  • - Hazard Recognition, Assessment and Control Training.
  • - Weekly Tool Box Meetings which include discussion of injuries and site exposures
Membership/Affiliations
  • - American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Heart of America Chapter
  • - Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP)
  • - Veterans of Safety
  • - National Safety Council
  • - Kansas City Area Construction Safety Group