The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

provides a solid foundation for the growth and success of the mechanical contracting industry.

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  • MCERF Funds Vision of GreatFutures

    MCERF Funds Vision of GreatFutures

    MCERF Funds MCAA's Vision for GreatFutures for Student Chapter Members

  • Bright Students

    Attracting the Brightest and Best Students

    MCERF invests in programs that attract the best and brightest students to the mechanical and mechanical service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Achieving Spatial Coordination Through BIM

    Funding Methods to Teach our Next Generation

    MCERF underwrites the development of online tools, methods, materials, and technology-focused practices to advance the mechanical contracting and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • MCERF Manufacturer Partners in Maui

    Our Partners are Vital to Our Continued Success

    MCERF receives support from local MCAA affiliates, manufacturers and suppliers, contractors and individuals to help achieve its goals. LEARN MORE

  • Our Board ensures that funds Support our Mission

    Ensuring all Funds Support our Mission

    MCERF is a 501(c)(3) corporation with a Board of Trustees who oversee all donations received in an ethical manor. LEARN MORE

Education & Careers

MCERF supports programs that attract talented, well-educated, and industrious young professionals to our industry.

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MCERF underwrites industry-critical research, which is conducted by leading researchers and consultants.

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Support Us

A foundation's strength and success depend on its partners-its trustees, financial contributors, and volunteers.

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News & Happenings

Interns at MCAA Convention

MCAA and MCERF have shattered 2014's award of 83 interships in a major more than tripling that number!  MCAA is expanding the number of internship opportunities available in 2015 by enhancing the Student Internship Grants program with the financial support of the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF). As a thank you to...

Thanks to All MCERF 2014-2015 Contributors

MCERF Would Like To Thank All of Its 2014-2015 Contributors

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) would like to thank all of their Sustaining Members…those who have given any amount in the current year....

Roscoe Bufkin and Brian Caufield receiving Partnership Enterprise award from MCERF President Mark Rogers

At the December 2014 MCERF Board of Trustees meeting, Brian Caufield (VP/GM Wholesale Plumbing), Mueller Industries, Memphis, TN announced their commitment to donate $100,000 to the Foundation.  Brian cited the synergy between Mueller Industries and MCERF in supporting a number of current and planned career development initiatives. "Mueller faces the...