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Mission Statement

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Signatory contractors and building trades professionals working together to advance our industry by supplying the safest, highest quality and most cost effective construction services at the best possible value.

Done Right The First Time

Members of the Upper Peninsula Construction Council are dedicated to building Upper Michigan and Northern Wisconsin by providing:

  • On-time Project Completion
  • Access to Over 4,000 Highly Trained Craftspeople
  • Extensive Safety Training & Safe Job Sites
  • Cooperation Between the Trades
  • Experiences Supervision for Each Craft
  • High Level of Employer-Employee Cooperation and Coordination
  • Competitive pricing

In Our Communities

The men and women of the UPCC live in our communities. Their children attend local schools, their families use local health care facilities and shop in our stores. UPCC members donate $2 million annually in time, talent, and resources and the living wage, health insurance and retirement benefits they receive help keep our economy strong.

UPCC members bring pride, professionalism, and a strong work ethic to every project, whether they’re working for a signatory contractor or as a community volunteer.

OUR HISTORY

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The Upper Peninsula Construction Council (UPCC) was formed and incorporated in July of 1984 as the Upper Peninsula Construction Labor-Management Council, Inc. We represent the first multi-trade, multi-employer association construction council in Michigan. Membership includes the major construction trades and their respective contractor/employer associations.

The Council is a nonprofit, private corporation funded by a cents-per-hour contribution from workers’ checks that is matched by employers. The Upper Peninsula Construction Council is committed to continuing the mutually beneficial relationship between labor and management in the construction trades.

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Signatory Contractors

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UPCC Board of Directors and Advisors

Management Directors


Cory Bushong

Cory Bushong

Prime Mechanical Contracting

Eric Brey

Eric Brey

Jamar Company

Stan Kaczmarek

Stan Kaczmarek

President, Gundlach Champion, Inc.

Tony Guiliani

Tony Guiliani

VanErt Electric

Andy LaBar

Andy LaBar

CR Meyer

Dan Ostola

Dan Ostola

Johnson Controls

Eric Lonsway

Eric Lonsway

Murray Painting

Marty Sutinen

Marty Sutinen

Vice President - MJ ELECTRIC, LLC (Management Co-chairman)

Sandra King

Sandra King

Berger & King

Jeff Goodney, PE President

Jeff Goodney, PE President

PE President - Closner Construction and Sales, Inc.

Walker Lakenen, Owner/Operator

Walker Lakenen, Owner/Operator

Lakenen Crane & Rigging Service, LLC


Labor Directors


Brian Kerrigan

Brian Kerrigan

MI Regional Council of Carpenters (Labor Co-chairman)

Dean Gutzman

Dean Gutzman

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 111

Geno Alessandrini Jr

Geno Alessandrini Jr

Laborers Local 1329

George Edwardsen

George Edwardsen

Operating Engineers Local 324

Greg Faust

Greg Faust

Business Representative - Zone 5 | Sheetmetal Workers Local 7

Jim Calouette

Jim Calouette

Boilermakers Local 169

John Kleiber

John Kleiber

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2 of MI

Kurtis Monroe

Kurtis Monroe

IBEW Local 906

Scott Pendergraft

Scott Pendergraft

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 111

Tim Roman

Tim Roman

Iron Workers Local 8

Tom Hogan

Tom Hogan

IBEW Local 906

Travis Cary

Travis Cary

Painters Local 1011


Advisors


Bill Verrette

Bill Verrette

Gundlach Champion, Inc.

Damian Hill

Damian Hill

AGC of Michigan

Don Maki

Don Maki

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service

Jack LaSalle

Jack LaSalle

MI Building & Construction Trades Council (Retired)

John LaValle

John LaValle

Iron Workers Local 8 (Retired)

Michael Thibault

Michael Thibault

MI Building & Construction Trades Council

Ryan Stern

Ryan Stern

MI Building & Construction Trades Council

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