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!

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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…
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.



Trade Release January 4, 2021

Trade Release U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Specific Employers to Submit Required 2020 Injury and Illness Data by March 2, 2021   U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety…
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Annual Report 2020

Our annual meeting is a time for The Builders Association to present yearly reports and welcome incoming officers and Executive Committee members. And, while 2020 has presented numerous challenges over the past several months, it hasn’t…


Program Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:30 am

Builders Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:30 am

Marketing Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10:00 am @ The Builders

Ironworkers JAC Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm @ The Training Center

Sheet Metal JATC Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm @ The Union Hall

Painting & Decorating Contractors Chapter Meeting

Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm @ Michael Alberini’s

Sheet Metal & Roofing Contractors Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm @ The Grand Resort

Training Conferences

None at this time