Upcoming Events

Start Date: 5/22/2018 5:30 PM
Event Location
Johnny's Italian Steak House, Peoria
Central Chapter General Membership Meeting
Start Date: 6/14/2018 5:30 PM
Event Location
Paramount's Meyer Ballroom, Downtown Aurora
FCAI Scholarship Awards Night
Start Date: 6/15/2018 2:00 PM
Event Location
AT&T Rooftop at Busch Stadium
Central Chapter: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game & Bus Trip
Start Date: 7/13/2018 12:00 PM
Event Location
Orchard Valley Golf Club, Aurora
FCAI Golf Outing

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FCAI History

FCA of Illinois was started by union painting and drywall contractors in Northern Illinois who envisioned an alliance with the National Finishing Contractors Association (FCA) www.finishingcontractors.org. The FCA itself was a young organization, started only a few years earlier, and was formed to exclusively serve union finishing contractors.

A Board of Directors for the new FCAI was formed and had their first meeting in February 2002. These eight directors were also the first members of the fledgling group. During subsequent years, new members were added and programs were developed.

In 2004, FCAI took over the responsibility for contractor negotiations with District Council No. 30 from the local PDCA organization. The local PDCA then disbanded.

FCAI grew to about 180 members by 2008 and became one of the largest, most respected, and strongest union finishing contractor organizations in the country.

Throughout its short history, FCAI has been closely aligned with NiPDi, the Northern Illinois Painting & Drywall Institute, an industry promotion fund, sharing many programs, facilities, and staff.

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