Welcome to the 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 government agencies, building trade unions and the public, BTEA continues to advance the next generation of solutions in the evolution of a construction industry that is increasingly productive, safe, sustainable, diverse, and provides the middle-class jobs that New Yorkers deserve.

Learn more about our:


Elizabeth Crowley

President and CEO

Patrick A. Wehle

Executive Vice President

Scott Wolkowitz


Senior Associate Member


Membership in the Building Trades Employers’ Association begins with joining one of our 24 construction contractor associations, representing the major builders in New York City.