I joined the Carpenters Union in 1988. I served a full apprenticeship and started my career in the residential field. The custom homes market was where I honed my skills in framing, interior trim, exterior trim and siding. The market evolved into production homes and national builders, which is where I stayed until 2000. I then returned to a more custom builder for the next six years. In 2006, I transitioned to heavy highway work; performing form work, welding and pile driving on interstates, toll roads and municipal projects throughout Northern Illinois. This led me to commercial building foundations and eventually to the interior systems, framing, drywall. acoustical ceilings and millwork. In 1997 I was elected to the office of Warden. I have since held the offices of Trustee, Recording Secretary and Vice President. I am also a Delegate to the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council and have been since 2000. As President of this Local, I am here to represent the members and keep this Local Union Strong!
I was born a carpenter. My career in carpentry began in 1987, when I had the honor of being the first class to graduate from the Carpenter Training Center in Elk Grove Village, obtaining my Carpenters Local Union 1889 card. Appointed in 2010, I joined the Executive Board as a Warden and served in that role for three years. In 2013 I was elected to the position of Trustee and remained until Late 2014, when I was appointed to act as interim Vice President position. Myself, wife and three daughters reside in Lockport, Illinois.
I have been a proud union carpenters since 1982. I served my apprenticeship in the residential sector. In 1990, I transitioned into commercial work, concrete high rise work. During that time, I also worked in the heavy highway division along with some time in interior systems and millwork sector working with cabinets and laboratory equipment.
I have been a carpenter since 1992. Starting in DeKalb he restored apartments and homes. Kitchens and bathrooms were a honed specialty until 1998. The lure of free education, health coverage, a living wage and retirement savings led me to Local 1889. Over the past 15 years I, my wife and two children have shared a lot of great days and nights living in Lisle. When I get a chance I enjoy watching open wheel racing. You can follow me on twitter@Lislehouse.