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Our History

Founded in 1885 as the Builders Exchange of Detroit and Michigan, the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) is the oldest and largest regional construction association in North America.

1862

Builders’ Exchanges started popping up all over the country

1885

Founded Builders’ and Traders’ Exchange of Detroit

Began verbally delivering construction news

1919

Began printing construction project information

1936

First publication of Construction Buyers’ Guide

Established the School of Construction Estimating

1964

Established Exchange Group Underwriters, a health insurance program

1974

Organized Construction Federal Credit Union

1982

Organized CAMCOMP, group self-insured workers’ compensation fund

1985

Changed name to Construction Association of Michigan

First Michigan Construction and Design Tradeshow

Introduced then nation’s first virtual plan room

2002

Established Labor Relations Services

2005

Introduced the CAMSafety Program

2008

CAM acquired the Tri-Cities Builders Exchange and brings their membership under the CAM umbrella of services

2011

Formed the Government Affairs Committee

1862

Builders’ Exchanges started popping up all over the country

1885

Founded Builders’ and Traders’ Exchange of Detroit

Began verbally delivering construction news

1919

Began printing construction project information

1936

First publication of Construction Buyers’ Guide

Established the School of Construction Estimating

1964

Established Exchange Group Underwriters, a health insurance program

1974

Organized Construction Federal Credit Union

1982

Organized CAMCOMP, group self-insured workers’ compensation fund

1985

Changed name to Construction Association of Michigan

First Michigan Construction and Design Tradeshow

Introduced then nation’s first virtual plan room

2002

Established Labor Relations Services

2005

Introduced the CAMSafety Program

2008

CAM acquired the Tri-Cities Builders Exchange and brings their membership under the CAM umbrella of services

2011

Formed the Government Affairs Committee

CAM is a not-for-profit organization consisting of over 2,200 members, including general contractors, subcontractors, equipment and material suppliers, architects, engineers and service firms (attorneys, financial management, and others).

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CAM is a not-for-profit organization consisting of over 2,200 members, including general contractors, subcontractors, equipment and material suppliers, architects, engineers and service firms (attorneys, financial management, and others).

Join Us