When the average individual hires a contractor for the first time, chances are they’re not quite sure what they’re looking for as they peruse the large list of candidates available to them. But the fact remains that the end result of any job is only as good as the person who’s completing it. That’s why hiring union carpenters and other union tradespeople is essential to a job well done.

What’s the difference?

You might think a carpenter is a carpenter, right? After all, they do the same things, don’t they?

That might be the case, but it’s important to know that a union carpenter is simply better prepared to do your job than someone who is not a part of the carpenter’s union. That’s because they regularly update their skills and participate in continuing education classes so that they not only maintain their finesse but also stay informed of any innovations in the industry. In other words, you’re getting the best available and avoiding the headaches that come with hiring someone who’s not properly trained and certified.

What’s so special about their training?

Union carpentry organizations stand out in the crowd, and each carpenter that belongs to that union has an association and a group of like-minded individuals behind him/her to ensure that the job is well done.

These locally-organized trade unions have state- and nationally-recognized apprenticeship programs that regulate the education each person receives and that provide hands-on training in the trade which the individual is pursuing. They learn at the hands of others who are master carpenters, providing them with a solid education as well a brotherhood of individuals who can provide them with answers and assistance when needed.

Carpenters aren’t the only tradespeople that have unions, of course. You’ll also find unions for roofers, plumbers, electricians, cement masons, bricklayers, painters, tile workers, iron workers, glaziers, and many others. That means when you hire a contractor that only uses union labor, you’re getting the best all around.

Bringing high levels of professionalism

While many of us naturally view superior skills as the most important thing a union carpenter can bring to the table, there’s really much more that a union-related tradesperson provides.

  • Saving time – Because of their superior training, those who belong to the carpentry union get things done right the first time. They’re super-efficient and trained to stick to a schedule. A union carpenter’s knowledge allows them to look at complex blueprints and translate them into the structure they’re meant to be.
  • Knowledge of tools – Thanks to continuing education, union carpenters are kept up-to-date on the latest high-quality tools for their industry. These efficient tools are both a time and money saver as well as a guarantee that your job will be well done.
  • Safety – Both superior training and a solid knowledge of tools for the trade equates to a better all-around safety record and fewer chances of workplace injury when a union carpenter is used.
  • Experience with clients – Every job has its ups and downs and sometimes tension ensues. Thankfully, individuals that belong to a trade union are also trained in how to work with clients and diffuse situations that could become troublesome. Labor relations are also rarely a problem when a company hires union workers and it’s good for public relations as well when union contractors are on the job.
  • Collaboration – Union contractors usually take the time to build relationships with other professionals. For example, our union carpenters have good working relationships with some of the best architects in the area. As a result, a high level of craftsmanship and artistry is achieved when the two work together.

At Core Contracting, we ONLY hire union labor, so you can be sure that when you team with us for your commercial framing, modernization, seismic retrofit, roof structure, siding, or decking projects, you’ll be getting some of the best tradespeople in the region.

We want our clients to know that they can rely on us to conquer even the most difficult challenges that arise before or during a project and we do that by employing a skilled and reliable workforce that brings with them a positive attitude to each job they take on.

Thanks to our union carpenters, you’ll never have to settle for a mediocre end result. Our reputation is only as good as the work we do, and because we know your satisfaction matters, we make sure we leave you with a smile and the desire to hire us again.

For more information about the work performed by our union carpenters, contact us at 760-683-8308.