Association

NULCA

Formerly known as the National Utility Locating Contractors Association, we are now “Nulca – representing utility locating professionals”. Nulca was formed in 1994 by several contract locating companies to advance locating throughout North America. In 1996, Nulca published its first Competency Standard for training utility locators. This guideline has since become the industry standard and is now in its fifth revision. It serves as the basis for the Nulca Accreditation/Certification program, rolled out in March 2016 through a partnership with NSF, the industry leader in safety-based risk management solutions and verification.

Nulca also works closely with numerous industry associations and organizations to prevent utility damages as well as to promote safety and enhanced communication. Nulca will continue to work to promote professional locating from the individual technician to the largest company. Our members include contract locators, in-house locators, pipeline companies, private locators, SUE contractors, vacuum excavators, regulators, one call systems, manufacturers and suppliers and many others.

Website: www.nulca.org

Florida Natural Gas Association

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The Florida Natural Gas Association (FNGA) was established on December 9, 1961 by a reorganization of the Florida-Georgia Gas Association in order to promote, protect and encourage the growth of the natural gas industry in the State of Florida. The association has been working to protect the interests of the natural gas industry, its members and consumers. The FNGA is your voice, offering services and benefits you could never enjoy as an individual. The FNGA means you speak with a strong, united voice of Florida’s entire natural gas industry.

Web: www.floridagas.org

Village of Pinecrest

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Pinecrest was incorporated on March 12, 1996 and is one of thirty-four municipalities in Miami-Dade County. Pinecrest is home to approximately 18,223 residents (2010 Census) and is conveniently located south of Downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. Pinecrest encompasses approximately eight square miles and is recognized as one of the most beautiful residential areas in South Florida.

Contact: Mark Sanioli
Email: mspanioli@pinecrest-fl.gov
Web: www.pinecrest-fl.gov

Florida Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors

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Florida’s Plumbing and HVAC Organization (FAPHCC) is an Association concerned with the health and safety of our society and the environment. Through a partnership of Industry Contractors, Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Industry affiliate members we stand as the voice of our industry in the State of Florida. To serve our associates benefit and future growth, our organization uses the nation’s leading technology, educational and training techniques to gain an economic advantage for our members in their chosen profession. With the highest of ethical standards, we pride ourselves as Florida’s strongest advocate for Plumbing and HVAC issues on Local, State and National levels.

Web: www.faphcc.org

Florida Irrigation Society, Inc.

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The Florida Irrigation Society (FIS) is a not-for-profit Society established in 1966. Our goal is to promote sound irrigation practices through awareness and education. The Florida Irrigation Society Membership consists of Irrigation Contractors, Irrigation Designers, Consultants, Educators, Equipment Manufacturers, Equipment Distributors, Municipalities, and Students.

Web: www.fisstate.org

Gold Coast Builders Association

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GCBA is a dedicated South Florida builders association dedicated to fulfilling the “American Dream” of affordable home ownership for everyone.

GCBA is the local affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA).

We provide exceptional service to our members through strategic planning, governmental affairs, education, and sales and marketing, while fostering business relationships between members.

Web: www.gcbaonline.com

Florida Rural Water Association

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The Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) was originally formed for the benefit of small water and wastewater systems throughout Florida. We now serve all systems, large and small. We are a nonprofit, non-regulatory professional association. We are not a government agency. Our primary purpose is to assist water and wastewater systems with every phase of the water and wastewater operations. Our Active members consist of public water and wastewater systems, such as counties, municipalities, associations, districts, mobile home parks, schools, authorities, etc. Our seven board of directors are elected from the membership at our Annual Business Meeting.

Web: www.frwa.net

Suncoast Utility Contractors Association

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Suncoast Utility Contractors Association (SUCA) is a trade association representing 100+ member companies in the Florida counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Manatee, Sarasota and part of Polk. Our members provide the materials and workforce that builds and maintains Florida’s network of water, sewer, gas, electric, telecommunications, excavation, and construction site development industries. SUCA offers its members the opportunity to build relationships and create unique business opportunities, stay up-to-date on the latest industry news and participate in shaping industry-related legislation. We are working together to advance our local underground utility construction industry.

Contact: Misty Tjader
Email: mtjader@suca.org
Web: www.suca.org

Plumbing Contractors Association

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Our mission is to promote causes and policies to improve the local plumbing industry and help our members to successfully conduct business. We offer services, education, and guidance to our members. Over the last several years , the Plumbing Contractors Association has made great progress and improvements on many fronts but there's much more to be done and membership and active participation needs to grow to accomplish our goals. The Plumbing Contractors Association is its members! Currently, many of our members are in need of qualified technicians and ambitious young people who are willing and able to be trained in our trade. This is a national concern. Over my 35 year career, I've witnessed our society create a negative bias towards tradesmen and people who work with their hands. Our schools quit teaching hands-on skills decades ago. As a result, we need more qualified people to build and maintain the structures and systems. A strong association can and must help on that front. We ask all our members to assist the Plumbing Contractors Association by participating in our events, training programs, affiliates' programs, meetings and by encouraging non-members to join us so that our collective influence may grow larger. We ask that you support our Associate members by using them when your business is in need of their services.

Web: www.pcamiami.com

NUCA of North Florida

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NUCA of North Florida, Inc (NUCANF) is a non-profit trade association with member firms located throughout the North Florida region. The association is comprised of contractors, material manufacturers and suppliers, public and private utility companies, engineers and surveyors.

NUCA’s mission is to promote the underground utility industry by providing safety training, continuing education, legislative relations, networking opportunities and scholarships.

We received our charter in March 1989 and were incorporated May 1989. We are one of seven chapters in Florida and are affiliated with NUCA (our national association) located in Fairfax, VA and the NUCA of Florida located in Tallahassee.

Contact: Kathy Blackman
Email: nucanf@gmail.com
Web: www.nucanf.com

Floirda Transportation Builders Association

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FTBA is headquartered at 1007 DeSoto Park Drive in the Florida Transportation Center, which houses a full-time staff dedicated to fulfilling FTBA’s mission. Owned by FTBA, the Center is also home to the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida and is conveniently located minutes from the Florida Department of Transportation. The Association is governed by its officers and board, as well as directors from each Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) district. In addition, the Chairman appoints seven District Committee Chairmen, who serve in a liaison and advisory capacity, as representatives of each section of the state.

Contact: Nanette Hall
Phone: 850.942.1404
Web: www.ftba.com

Florida Energy Pipeline Association

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Florida Energy Pipeline Association (FEPA) member companies provide safe and reliable pipeline transportation and support services. FEPA is dedicated to sustaining an efficient and reliable transmission pipeline industry in Florida, through member education and information sharing that emphasizes safety, pipeline integrity, social and environmental stewardship, and cost-competitiveness.

More than 4,000 miles of interstate transmission pipeline traverse the state quietly, reliably and efficiently, delivering natural gas to electric utilities, industry and local distribution companies. In addition, petroleum products such as gasoline, home heating oil, jet fuel, and diesel are transported through approximately 200 miles of FEPA-member intrastate systems.

Contact: Tina Ward
Email: tina@wilsonmgmt.com
Web: www.floridapipetalk.com

NUCA of Southwest Florida

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NUCA of Southwest Florida is a local chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) representing the following counties:

Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry Highlands and Lee

Primary industries that are specifically represented by NUCA of Southwest Florida include:
Water and wastewater pipeline construction
Trenchless technologies
Water and sewer treatment plant construction
Gas distribution
Underground electric construction
Storm drainage construction
Sitework
Mass excavation
Earthwork
Roadway grading

Contact: Rhonda Cason
Email: nucaswfl@gmail.com
Web: www.nucaswfl.com