Excellence Alliance, Inc. (EAI) has acquired the National Telecom Alliance (NTA), the country's first alliance of privately held telecommunications and electrical contractors. Michael O'Mara, former CEO of NTA said, "NTA was designed to maximize member company profitability through the implementation of industry business solutions, proprietary programs and systems proven to enhance performance of companies. NTA filled the void for telecommunications and electrical contractors by providing a national forum and marketing organization to help businesses grow." Late last year, Excellence Alliance, Inc. announced that it would be expanding its membership base to provide a complete mechanical solution to businesses and consumers. To accomplish that, EAI established new alliance territories for plumbing, electrical, and refrigeration contractors, and created the Contractors Advisory Board to service these areas. The integration of NTA and its members into EAI will serve as the foundation for the new EAI electrical and telecom alliance. EAI is a membership organization that provides independent contractors with comprehensive business management tools that include training, purchasing power, human resources, consulting and marketing. There are currently over 250 member locations in EAI's nationwide network of residential and commercial/mechanical contractors representing over $2.5 billion in sales and over 20,000 employees.