Why Join - Top 10 Reasons to be a CCA Member
1. Strong Legislative Influence that Supports
CCA has one of the most widely respected and
effective lobby teams aggressively representing your interests at the Colorado
State House. Our primary goal is to obtain increased funding for infrastructure
construction projects across Colorado. This includes airports; light rail
facilities; bridges and dams; highways and streets; parking lots; underground
utilities such as phone, fiber optic, water, gas and sewer lines; power and
telecommunication transmission centers; wastewater and storm water pipelines;
and wastewater treatment plants. CCA also works to reduce governmental burdens
on your business and kills or amends dozens of bills each year that would be
harmful to its members. CCA is the voice of those of us who build the vast
majority ofour state’s infrastructure.
2. Working Toward Regulatory Reform
CCA has embarked to engage in the regulatory
arena advocating for clear, fair and reasonable standards. We are working to
encourage regulatory agencies to focus on assistance and compliance rather than
inspections and fines. We realize this is an uphill battle in today’s
environment but CCA, more than any other organization is up to the task.
3. Owner Agency Relations and Member Advocacy
CCA membership provides contractors with an
effective liaison to owners and regulators throughout Colorado, including CDOT,
counties, cities, special districts, federal agencies, private developers and
more. Member Briefings and Constructability Reviews provide CCA members with
unique opportunities to learn about upcoming projects and to engage informally
with public and private owners from across the state. CCA committee and task
force membership maximizes the ability of contractors to provide input on issues
that impact the construction community, such as methods of contracting,
specification creation and clarification, environmental regulation, and
affirmative action compliance. CCA membership also provides contractors with
access to individual assistance in resolving problems with project owners,
utility owners, and regulators.
4. Workers Compensation Discounts and Dividends
CCA Members who qualify for the dividend program
are entitled to a 4% discount on their premium. In addition, dividends paid to
members over recent years have been substantial. Also, Members with an audited
premium of $20,000 or more can elect to purchase the Individual Loss Control
Dividend (ILCD). The premium and losses of policies that elect the ILCD will not
be included in the Association dividend calculation and the ILCD is a filed plan
that is guaranteed!
5. Competitive Group Health Insurance
The Contractors Health Trust was established in
1968 by contractors for contractors and offers a variety of plan designs to
accommodate the needs of employers and employees desiring greater flexibility
for both salaried and hourly employees. The Trust is contracted with Anthem Blue
Cross and Blue Shield which is one of the nation’s largest, most experienced
health benefit organizations providing members with the best network and choice
of providers. For more information please contact Bradley Herzog, Health Plan
Director, at 720‐235‐1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out individual plans at www.contractorshealthtrust.org.
6. Group Drug Testing Program
The Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) has
established a partnership arrangement with Conspire! to offer members a
discounted rate for employee drug and alcohol testing and background checks.
Members of CCA can also order instant‐results on‐site drug and alcohol test kits
through this program.
7. Vehicle Discounts
CCA and Dodge have teamed up to offer members
significant discount on 2012 Rams Trucks, Durangos, Jeep Grand Cherokee and
more. CCA members also qualify for discounts on GM products, discounts on GM
products and fleet service discounts through Enterprise Fleet Management.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of CCA
membership is the opportunity to network with industry colleagues. CCA holds two
annual golf outings, numerous membership meetings, and an Annual Convention &
Expo. There are also many committees and task forces to join, speaker series,
classes and seminars to attend.
9. OJT and Apprenticeship Programs
CCA provides two OJT programs to assist
contractors in meeting project training requirements and increasing the skill
level of its workforce. The CCA Apprenticeship Programs provides classroom and
on‐the‐job training for contractors to increase the number of skilled employees
in the Heavy‐Highway‐Municipal Utility Construction Industry through the formal
apprenticeship training process. The CCA Manpower Training Program (MTP)
provides a method for contractors to train their employees in skilled trade
areas while meeting CDOT project OJT requirements. For trainees, the MTP offers
the benefit of learning a skilled occupation that can be pursued as a life‐long
10. Industry Specific Training
The class selection which is offered during the
winter and spring months are the most popular sessions that CCA conducts
throughout the year. These classes provide CCA members with the majority of
their required training which professionals need to manage their projects
safely, within schedule and on budget.