David A. Hardt

NECA President

David A. Hardt is the current president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and contributes the President's Desk column monthly. He took office in January 2015 and will serve a three-year term.

Articles by David A. Hardt

June 2016
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) works daily to ensure electrical contractors (ECs) have every opportunity to stay on top of the issues that affect their businesses and to be directly in touch with their senators and representatives in Congress.
May 2016
As I’ve traveled around the country, I have met countless electrical contractors who perform all kinds of specialized construction work related to the design, installation and maintenance of electrical systems. Whether it’s high-voltage power transmission or low-voltage lighting, they ensure these systems work in a safe, effective and environmentally sound manner.
April 2016
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has long been considered the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States.
March 2016
Business development is a hot topic these days. Many electrical contractors often think about how it can improve their bottom line. For those who don’t, now is the time to start.
February 2016
Last year proved to be busy in Washington, D.C. Our country witnessed one of the most productive legislative years on record. Let me put this in perspective—more laws were enacted in 2015 than in the first year of any two-year congressional term since 2009. In addition, Congress passed more substantive laws in 2015 than any first-session year since 2007.
January 2016
A lot can happen over the course of a year, and that is certainly the case for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). I’ve met members from around the country and learned much throughout my first year as NECA president, which included a wonderful experience at NECA 2015 San Francisco. Our association has grown in many ways, several of which I discuss below.
December 2015
A major part of the National Electrical Contractors Association’s (NECA) mission is to shine a light on the importance of apprenticeship programs. They are a vibrant force within the electrical construction industry. There are more than 445,000 total apprenticeships across the country, and more are added every day, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
November 2015
Something I’ve thought a lot about since I became president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the value of membership in our association. I want to know more about our members’ perception of the value they want and receive from NECA. Considering this part of NECA is both fascinating and enlightening, and it will result in some historic changes at our association.
October 2015
I’ve learned throughout my career to embrace change and the technological advances that come with it. It isn’t always easy, so I’ve had to do it at my own speed. But it’s a necessity in the electrical contracting industry, and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) has stepped up to lead the way.