Look Up…Look All Around You
Our Association, Building Restoration Contractors Association (BRCA) comprises the City’s leading union building restoration contractors who consistently bring quality craftsmanship, safety and value to the restoration of New York City’s buildings. Members of our Association represent the essential resource for restoring building facades, including exterior masonry restoration, maintenance, and waterproofing, among the many restoration services. The BRCA provides restoration services to the City’s best known landmark structures and institutions, as well as to a wide range of commercial and residential properties. We strive to maintain their architectural beauty and useful life while complying with local laws in New York City.

The Skylines of New York City Are Ours
Building owners and managers, architects and engineers, and contractors should ask, “How can I put my best façade forward?” And the answer consistently points to the quality, craftsmanship and safe work environment provided by members of the Building Restoration Contractors Association for both landmark and non-landmark buildings. Most significantly, members of our Association are union contractors who utilize highly skilled trades people who are members of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local Union No. 1.
Who Are These Diverse Skilled Craftsmen?
Members of Local Union No. 1 represent the most highly skilled trowel trades craft workers, including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers and pointers, cleaners and caulkers. Contractor members utilize these skilled trades people to offer the highest quality workmanship in restoring a diverse range of building projects. The International Masonry Institute (IMI), with which members of the BRCA are also affiliated, is an international labor-management cooperative of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and the contractors who employ its members. IMI programs include, among its many activities, the development of training programs for BAC trowel trades craft workers as well as a comprehensive safety training program.

Better Safe…Never Sorry
Local Union No. 1 provides state-of-the-art safety and skilled training through its apprentice school located in Long Island City. Building Restoration Contractors Association members employ graduates of this training program on their projects. The BRCA dedicates itself to advocating for safe and skilled union restoration work in New York City, understanding the value and integrity we bring to each and every task. Members of our work force have special riggers licenses, safety certification, liability insurance and comply with NYC Buildings Department regulations, offering the development and design community a consistent source for excellence – responsible contractors who deliver the highest level of quality on every job site.