Welcome to BTEA

Established in 1903, Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) is New York’s largest Contractor Association. BTEA serves as the construction contractor’s unified advocate for construction safety standards, professional development, government advocacy and communications.

In working with real estate owners, city and state public agencies, building trade unions and the public, BTEA continues to steward the next generation of solutions for a vital, sustainable and safer construction industry.

Learn more about our:

Returning to Work

COVID-19 Guidelines

BTEA continues to provide industry leadership and guidance as New York and the nation emerge from the ravages of the Coronavirus pandemic. In a new and unprecedented time for the construction industry, BTEA continues to work amongst real estate, labor and construction stakeholders to provide guidance for returning to work with strict attention to the safety and health of its workforce.

Rebuilding New York

COVID-19 and Moving Forward

BTEA’s Contractor Resource Center provides guidance and direction to the industry for managing and performing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Jay Badame


Stephen Gianotti


Peter Vrankovic


Louis J. Coletti

President and CEO


Membership in the Building Trades Employers Association begins with joining one of our 26 construction contractor associations, representing the major builders in New York City.