About Us

Founded in 1991, the Minnesota Subcontractors Association (MSA) is a non-profit trade association representing construction industry specialty contractors and suppliers.  MSA is the only association that concentrates on the business issues affecting all subcontractors and suppliers with a focus on slow payment, retainage, indemnification, lien rights, fair contract language, bidding practices and similar issues.  Members include both union and non-union firms from every specialty construction trade.  MSA provides representation in government affairs, education services, scholarships and cooperative action for the improvement of the construction industry. 

MSA is proud to be a member of the National Subcontractors Alliance (NSA); an umbrella organization of construction industry trade associations from across the United States and representing over 3,500 member companies.  

NSA is a member of the Associated Specialty Contractors (ASC), which is an umbrella organization of nine national associations of construction specialty contractors.  NSA is an active participant in ASC working groups.  NSA together with 38 leading construction industry associations is also a voting member of Consensus Docs.   Consensus Docs is dedicated to publishing best practice contracts that are fair to all parties involved in a construction transaction.