The Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc. is a local Construction Users Council serving the Metro-East area of Southwestern Illinois and is affiliated with the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT).

The primary purpose of COCA is to increase safety awareness; and the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the Construction Industry.

Owner/User members include the major industrial and utility firms, located in Southwestern Illinois, who procure significant construction and maintenance services.

Construction Associate members include construction companies, design and engineering firms, equipment and materials suppliers, and firms which provide other services necessary to ensure safe, well-managed, high-quality, cost-effective construction projects in the Owner/Users’ facilities.

COCA is located at 2812 North Center Street, Maryville, Illinois (about 15 miles east of downtown St. Louis).

For information on becoming a member of COCA, please contact us.


  • COCA Board of Directors Elects New Board Officers for 2018

During our December 2017 Board of Director’s meeting, Jon Bach, Asset Management Specialist at Afton Chemical, was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Also elected for the Vice-Chairman position is Greg Robert, Director of Maintenance at Dynegy and elected as the Secretary/Treasurer is Mr. Joseph Wickenhauser, Safety Improvement Coordinator, Olin Brass Fabricated Products.

These officer positions are filled for at least two years, with a third year option.

  • COCA now also accepting “Sponsors” for our Golf, Trap, Burger and Brat event
    To obtain the “Sponsorship Opportunity” form, click on the link at the right of this page, under “COCA Sponsorship Opportunities”.
  • COCA now accepting “Sponsors” for Training and Educational Programs (i.e. Quarterly Meetings & Conferences)
    For more information on the “Sponsorship Guidelines and Request Form”, click on this link: Guidelines & Sponsorship Form.  You may also obtain this information and form by clicking on the link in the right side column under “COCA Sponsorship Opportunities”.

New Members for 2018

  • Extreme Force and Valves
  • Dugan Tool & Die
  • Abateo

To see the complete listing of COCA, Inc. members and links to their websites, click here.

COCA, Inc. is affiliated with Ameren Illinois’  Act on Energy program, which affords businesses the opportunity to receive financial assistance in improving energy efficiency.