The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

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

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Students explore internship possibilities

MCERF will pay MCAA members $1,000 each for up to two interns in 2017. Apply here.


Learn about MCERF from those who contribute and from those who benefit. Watch the "MCERF Story" videos.

  • U of MO Wins Final 4 Competition

    MCERF Funds Vision of GreatFutures

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

  • Attracting the Brightest and Best 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

  • Interns Teach Tech

    Funding Values to Teach our Next Generation

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

  • Our Partners are Vital to Our Continued Success

    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

  • 2017 Reilly Family Scholarship Award

    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

MCA of Indiana Contributes to MCERF

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana has contributed $5,000 to the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) bringing the association's total contributions to the Foundation to $110,000.

MCERF President Mark Rogers presents named, memorial scholarships at MCAA2017.

MCERF President Mark Rogers presented four scholarships created to honor the industry leaders they are named after. The students receiving these scholarships were selected by MCAA’s Career Development Committee for their exceptional academic performance, leadership skills, interest in developing a career in the mechanical industry, work ethic and technical abilities.

MCAA President Tom Stone Reflecting on Success

Noting that we have record attendance at MCAA 2017, MCAA President Tom Stone opened the convention by encouraging everyone to take a moment to reflect on our success. “[T]he people in this room are successful because we never stop learning. This week we will listen to exceptional leaders and visionaries and technical gurus – and take home with us what we learn. Our annual convention is unparalleled in our industry,” he said.