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!


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.


Marketing Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 10:00 am

Sheet Metal JATC Meeting

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm @ Union Hall

Roofers JAC Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:30 am @ Builders Association

Ironworkers JAC Committee Meeting

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm @ The Training Center

Builders Program Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 26 , 2020 at 10:30 am

Builders Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 11:30 am


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Covid-19 Update

The Ohio Department of Health issued mandatory requirements for face coverings in certain high-risk counties.  Trumbull County is one of the counties included in the initial order. Please use the following link to view the actual order: …

The Benefits Of Using Union Contractors: Finding The Best

The Benefits Of Using Union Contractors: Finding The Best When you think of hiring contractors for a project, labor costs and time to completion are likely your top concerns. However, there’s so much more to it! While navigating the process…
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Builders Association Membership Elects 2019 Officers

At its 49th annual business meeting on December 6, members of the Builders Association elected the organization’s 2019 officers and executive committee members. This group of local construction industry veterans will all serve a one-year…
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10th Annual Estimating Comp

Our region’s future in construction went head-to-head in the 10th Annual Builders Association Construction Estimating Competition. Months of mentoring and practice paid off on Friday, March 22, when 18 Youngstown State University civil…
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March Membership Meeting

March Membership Meeting Provides Educational Opportunities The first membership meeting of 2019 was held on March 6, 2019 at the Tippecanoe Country Club. Members in attendance were provided a great educational opportunity about Effectively…
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REMINDER: OSHA 300-A Posting Requirements

The OSHA 300-A form Summary of Work Related Injuries & Illness should be posted from February 1 through April 30. The posting should be at each establishment that you may have and should be posted where notices are normally placed for…
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Get Connected at the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, set for March 6-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Hosted by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, this free event is the largest and longest-running…
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Party After the Party Honors Incoming and Outgoing Presidents

2018 Jeffrey Donatelli & 2019 President Sam Boak Nearly 60 members of the Builders Association gathered recently at the Association's Party After the Party to thank outgoing 2018 President Jeffery Donatelli, Assistant Director of…
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