Message from the ECF President
Welcome to the Electrical Council of Florida’s web-site. If this is your first visit, please take a few minutes to learn more about ECF and the many things that our members do that support the electrical industry and the communities where we work and live with our families. Guests are always welcome at our chapter meetings throughout the state. Be sure to check out the “What’s Happening at ECF” event calendar and read the latest issue of News n’ Views on-line magazine which is published quarterly.
Most of our members have been fortunate enough to avoid a serious loss of business during the pandemic. We all worked together to keep things going with the hope that the crisis would soon be over. Little did we know that we would now be facing a shortage of manpower as we try to find realistic ways to bid on the work out there and at the same time, keep the prices fair for our customers. Now, more than ever, membership in ECF has shown me the value of belonging to an association such as ours.
Today, ECF’s local Chapters are hosting meetings, attending CE classes, planning community service projects and special events. I encourage you to attend any upcoming chapter meetings to get to know the ECF manufacturers, suppliers, utilities and business associates who attend and support our chapter meetings and special events. Let’s also remember to invite our inspectors and plans examiners to participate in chapter and educational programs.
ECF continues to work with apprenticeship programs and vocational schools near our chapters to support and encourage quality on the job training and mentoring opportunities whenever possible. It is critical for workers of any age to learn and understand the fundamentals needed to build a stronger workforce that is technically advanced and proficient in dealing with new industry advances, updates and future challenges.
ECF offers information about updates and changes to the NEC and FBC code changes. Need CE credit for license renewal? Members have the opportunity to attend classes taught by qualified instructors at no cost.
Oops – Almost forgot to mention the upcoming Supplier Show Case to be held in conjunction with the November 4 - 5 ECF Annual Conference at the Bilmar Beach Resort & Spa on Treasure Island Beach. You can read all about it here. Together we can all make a difference. Come home to ECF. You are always welcome!
Stay safe – Thank you for your interest in ECF.
The Electrical Council of Florida is a non-profit trade association, owned by its members.
ECF's primary purpose is to strengthen all segments of Florida's electrical industry. While there are issues that are unique to specific disciplines, many share common goals which can be achieved through communication and working together.
The association was formed in 1961 by a core group of twenty-two industry leaders who shared the vision of unifying the rapidly changing electrical industry. Today, ECF continues to support new technology, harmony and cooperation ion as "Florida's Electrical Industry Leader".... More
Our mission is to create an environment of mutual growth and recognition of all facets
of the Electrical Industry and to promote the Common Good.