In today’s construction industry, a project’s success hinges in large part on the level of skill and productivity of the manpower  – which is why building trade unions like The Builders Association are so important! We represent 15 skilled trade agreements within the commercial and industrial construction industry and work to deliver the most reputable, qualified manpower in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Our member companies have access to state-of-the-art education and training, unlimited manpower from apprenticeship and union labor halls, and a pool of technical, administrative and support resources.


The Builders Association’s top priority is providing its members with every tool possible so that they have the most skilled, productive crews to deliver quality work for project owners. We are the go-to resource for commercial and industrial businesses seeking the most qualified services for their project. See what sets our members apart!


Our reputation as a trusted building trade union is directly related to the quality of our member organizations. When you utilize services through The Builders, you know your job will be done according to expectations and specifications.


Training and continued education result in better productivity, making the cost-value of union construction beneficial to project owners. Our members have access to free training programs and continuing education for skilled journeymen.


Union workers are career men and women with an extensive background in their respective fields. Their training and experience results in jobs that are done quicker, safer and without the need for recalls or repair. Trained crews equal cost savings!

Packard Park in Warren, Ohio by Daniel A. Terreri & Sons, Inc

Member Highlight: Daniel A. Terreri & Sons, Inc.

Many may not have heard of Daniel A. Terreri & Sons, Inc., but their story stretches back four generations in Youngstown.  In 1950, Daniel A. Terreri, along with his two sons, Joe and Tom, started Daniel A. Terreri & Sons, Incorporated…
Exterior of Boak & Sons Contractors.

Member Highlight: Boak & Sons

In 1974, Sam Boak was able to borrow enough money through his father’s steel workers’ credit union to start an insulation business with two employees.  From those humble beginnings, Boak & Sons has grown into one of the region's most…
TEMA Roofing Services

TEMA Roofing Services: Member Spotlight

Founded in 2015, TEMA Roofing Services may not be the oldest roofing company in the Youngstown area, but behind its name lies decades of experience in the roofing industry.  TEMA President Tom Froelich, Jr. got his start at Roth Bros.…
Adolph Johnson & Son Co.

Adolph Johnson & Son Co.: Member Highlight:

In the second half of the 19th century, Sweden--like many nations--was experiencing a dramatic economic and societal transformation. Between 1850 and 1910, a million Swedes emigrated to the United States. One of them was a young Adolph Johnson…
Stevens Masonry

Stevens Masonry Construction, Inc.: Member Highlight

Stevens Masonry team members (left to right): Jakob Seman, John Decampli, Brian Forrester, Jeananne Stevens, Dylan Stevens, Edwin Stevens Construction trades run deep in the Stevens family tree. In 1938 George W. Stevens founded George W.…
Diamond Steel Equipment

Member Highlight: Diamond Steel Construction Company

With a rich history stretching back nearly a century, few companies in the Mahoning Valley can claim to have been involved in as many of the region’s structures as Diamond Steel Construction. Diamond Steel was founded by Clarence Smith…
excavator & hard hats

Member Highlight: DeSalvo Construction Company

Visit the DeSalvo Construction Company website, and you’ll notice their tagline prominently displayed; “The Experience To Face Any Project Head-On.” No statement could be more true when describing the company’s extensive construction…
Overhead view of active construction site work to redevelop Southern Park Mall.

Project Spotlight: Southern Park Mall Expansion Project Pt.2

The Southern Park Mall in Boardman, Ohio has been a staple in the Youngstown community for decades. Over the past several years, the retail landscape has changed, and the Washington Prime Group decided it was time that the Southern Park Mall…
Statue Of George Shuba and Jackie Robinson in Youngstown, Ohio.

Project Spotlight: Wean Park Site for the George Shuba and Jackie Robinson Statue

Several members of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania were involved in the preparation and construction of the George Shuba and Jackie Robinson commemorative statue site, which celebrates the historic handshake…
Overhead view of active construction site work to redevelop Southern Park Mall.

Southern Park Mall Redevelopment: Project Spotlight

It’s no secret that the landscape of retail shopping in America and across the globe has been changing rapidly in recent years. Across the country, shopping centers, strip malls, traditional malls, and standalone retail spaces alike have all…
Youngstown State University Excellence Training Center.

Youngstown State University Excellence Training Center

As the landscape of manufacturing evolves, so must the workforce of the Mahoning Valley.  “When this part of the world began to be developed, it was an agricultural center, then it became an industrial center, then...the internal combustion…
Exterior view of the new headquarters of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

Project Spotlight: Builders Association of Eastern OH and Western PA Headquarters

In 2018, after operating from their former headquarters for nearly 50 years, The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania knew it was time to make a decision about the future of the facility. It had already undergone…


Our apprenticeship programs train workers to become highly-skilled career men and women through a debt-free, technologically-advanced education. These earn-as-you-learn programs pay sustainable wages from the onset and supply our region (and country) with the best workers to build roads, bridges, industrial facilities, schools, and water and energy systems and more. Training periods range from three to six years and include a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training.


New Commercial Building with metal framing under construction.

Deciding on Your Commercial Property: Build vs. Buy

Whether you’re starting a new business or expanding an established company, you need a building! But the question is, should you try buying a pre-existing commercial property and make it your own, or should you do a custom commercial property…

Builders Association Broke Ground on Living Demonstration of Craft Excellence in 2018

The Builders Association broke ground in 2018 on a new, $1.5 million, 4,000+ square-foot office building. That news, alone, is noteworthy because it is another project that will provide economic development in the region. What made this…


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