Advancing the Industry

What is the Construction Advancement Foundation?

The Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. (CAF) is a not-for-profit, regional construction industry trade association with over 500 affiliated contractor companies. The CAF serves contractors working in Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Starke, and Jasper Counties in northwest Indiana. Contractors affiliated with the CAF work primarily in the industrial, commercial, public, works, and institutional markets of the construction industry.

The mission of the CAF is to serve the professional construction industry of Northwest Indiana by enhancing quality through safety, education, cooperation, and by advancing the economic environment and public policies that affect CAF contributors. To fulfill this mission, the CAF works on a broad range of program areas including workforce development, safety training, supervisory/management training, government relations, and labor-management relations.

The CAF recognizes that quality employees are vital to helping an organization to remain competitive. To help facilitate the process of matching up quality people with our member contractors, the CAF can be a valuable resource to students seeking employment in the construction industry. The CAF's school-to-career program helps inform veterans, students, and other individuals about the prospective career opportunities that exist in the professional building and construction trades. Another pillar of the school-to-career program is to help college students and recent college graduates find internships and employment opportunities with northwest Indiana contractors. Additionally, our education and training programs can help individuals develop the skills that contractors find valuable.

The Construction Advancement Foundation has many valuable resources that can help you develop a competitive edge and jump start your career in the construction industry. Please feel free to contact our office or visit our website for more information about the CAF.

CAF Contact

Kevin Comerford, Director of Professional Development
6050 Southport Road, Suite A
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 764-2883