Our History

The Sound & Communications industry got its start in Northern California in the 1980s, when the telephone company breakup spawned new startup companies in the installation and service businesses. In 1987, I.B.E.W. Local 202 in Northern California became the first local to distinguish technical workers from inside wireman and negotiate a regional contract.

In 1994 there were 300 Sound & Communication technicians. In 1999, there were 1,660 and today there are over 2,200 technicians. The number of participating I.B.E.W. NECA contractors have increased from 71 in 1994 to 130 today.

The Northern California market was estimated at $16.5 million in 1994, grew to $150 million in 1999, and then expanded to $250 million in 2000. Today, it is valued at over $1 billion.

Our Plan Administrator

The Board of Trustees has authorized the Plan Administrator’s Office to respond in writing to your written or oral questions. If you have an important question about your benefits, you should write to the Plan Administrator’s Office for a definitive answer.

The Board of Trustees is assisted in the administration of the Plans by United Administrative Services.

The address and other pertinent information are as follows:
I.B.E.W. NECA Sound & Communications 
c/o United Administrative Services
P.O. Box 5057
San Jose, CA 95150-5057
(408) 288-4400