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Who We Are

Our Association

Distribution Contractors Association is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit, professional trade organization formed in 1961 to facilitate the exchange of information related to the construction and maintenance of gas distribution pipeline systems throughout the United States. Our members over the years have evolved into turnkey utility contractors that operate at all levels of utility construction and directional drilling.

DCA serves as a link between its members, government agencies, organized labor and other industry organizations. Through its many programs, committees and organized events, DCA also offers its members professional recognition and the opportunity to serve this specialized facet of the underground construction industry.

Our Members

DCA maintains the reputation of a tight-knit family. By contributing their time, experience and insights, in developing new ideas, techniques and equipment, members add greatly to the value of the association.

Membership is open to all companies in gas distribution and mainline construction, but also engaged in horizontal directional drilling, telecom and fiber optics, water and pipeline rehabilitation work.

DCA is proud of its excellent relationship with organized labor and is respected as a leader and a voice for the contractor members that participate in our collective bargaining and national distribution agreements. However, membership in the association does not imply signatory status or obligate open shop contractors to our national agreements.

Membership in DCA is evidence of a distribution contractor’s commitment to quality workmanship and cost-effective, safe construction. Our members promote and abide by the highest standards in the industry and view safety as paramount.

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DCA is a gathering of the best in the business, union and non-union, suppliers and providers, gas distribution and other utilities. It is a gathering of quality contractors and associates working together to deliver superior value to the natural gas and underground utility industry.

Through the years DCA members have become family to each other. Lifelong friendships and relationships built upon trust and cooperation have truly made DCA the leading industry association that it is today.

To discuss the benefits of membership in the Distribution Contractor Association, contact us through the CONTACT US button above, by phone, email or the application on JOIN US page.

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Top Ten Reasons

There are many reasons to join DCA. Whether it be for News, Outreach, Access to other industry professionals, Government Relations, and more. See why becoming a member of Distribution Contractors Association is a must-have for the underground pipeline industry.

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DCA History

The origins on the Distribution Contractors Association can be traced far beyond the association’s first annual convention February 5-7, 1962. Founders of the association had been getting together informally fin 1960, and the association was actually chartered in August 1961.

The issues that the association was formed to deal with were around long before 1961, as well. Natural gas distribution contractors had no voice with the gas industry. In addition, these contractors were not recognized by national labor unions and had to renegotiate contracts with locals every time crews entered a new jurisdictional area....

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Board of Directors

Jay Osborn
DCA President
Michael Hickey
DCA Vice President
Ben Nelson
DCA Treasurer
Robert Darden, CMP, CAE
DCA Executive Vice President
Dale Mykyte
DCA Immediate Past President
Pat Michels
DCA Past President Director
Dan Carson
DCA Director
Jim Lagios
DCA Director
Andy Miller
DCA Director
Kevin Parker
DCA Director
Ray Swerdfeger
DCA Director
Steve Dockendorf
DCA Director
Randy Hayes
DCA Director at Large
Vince King
DCA Associate Member Director
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Professional Staff

Rob Darden
Executive Vice President
Teri Korson
Director of Administration
Candace Green
Director of Communications
Becky Hopkins
Director of Meetings
Donna Reed
Director of Member Services
Eben Wyman
Washington D.C. Representative

DCA Membership

Contractor Member

Contractor Membership is open to companies specializing in distribution construction and maintenance. As a member, you will be exposed to a wealth of information involving every aspect of the utility distribution industry....



Associate Membership is open to businesses that supply the industry with equipment, materials and services. Members will be exposed to a wealth of information involving every aspect of the utility distribution industry...


Industry Member

Industry Membership is for any individual who is regularly employed as a consultant, employee, officer, director or elected official of any corporation or governmental unit engaged in the distribution industry (as generally defined in such labor agreements which are to be negotiated)...