SMART 33 is Today's Union

SMART 33 partner contractors focus on helping all contractors expand their business without the worry of the right number of qualified employees, health insurance coverage, training, retention, and other critical needs.

Partnering with SMART 33 gives you access to a skilled and flexible workforce of over 3,000 highly trained employees.

“Union construction work sites are 17% more productive than non-union sites.” (The Construction Users Roundtable)

Our trained employees use the newest equipment and training to get the job done right the first time.

The best contractors attract more of the most profitable jobs.

Our Mission

To build strong partnerships between our members, our business partners, our customers and our community. We are committed to provide those we serve with solutions to promote success for all involved.

"De-Cal and SMART 33 have teamed up to perform many diverse projects. SMART 33 has the ability to supply skilled work force necessary for each job. We look forward to a long term relationship into new markets and keeping current with the future technology. Thank you SMART 33!


    "Since we have converted over from a non-union shop to a union shop our revenue has more than doubled. It has been the best decision we made. With the well trained work force we have been able to run more efficiently and profitably. Thanks for helping us make a great decision."

      Imperial Heating & Cooling, Inc.

      "We have proudly been employing members of SMART 33 for over 30 years. SMART 33 has provided us a professional workforce that has completed a 5 year apprentice training program, 30 hour OSHA training, and participate in our drug free workplace program. Having a professional workforce is a requirement for us to maintain our reputation as a professional, successful mechanical contractor."

        York Mahoning Mechanical Contractors, Inc

        SMART 33 skilled workforce is a key component to Avon Lake Sheet Metal's continued success. Being able to access skilled labor from SMART 33 allows Avon Lake Sheet Metal to meet our customers' demands, even in a rapidly changing marketplace. As a member of the JATC, I have seen firsthand the partnership that exists between SMART 33 and the contractors, and their strong commitment to providing a highly skilled workforce.

          Avon Lake Sheet Metal Co., Inc.

          Gary Wightman

          VM Systems normally employs 80-100 workers. During our business times, we have had over 150 employees. It is very reassuring to know that our manpower needs can be met through our partnership with Local 33. VM Systems started as an HVAC contractor in 1973. Industrial work was added in 1993. Architectural metal, custom fabrication, and TABB have been added over the last eight years. These divisions rely on quality, trained manpower supplied by SMART 33 to meet the requirements of these projects.

            VM Systems, Inc.

            Kenneth J. Gabel

            SMART 33's training center is absolutely the best in the area. The handling of the HR by SMART 33 is a distinct benefit. It makes adding employees easier. They are also a great resource in alerting contractors to upcoming projects. We started as a small company in the basement of our home, to now occupying a building over 25,000 square feet. This demonstrates that partnering with SMART 33 was a good choice for the growth of our company.

              Commercial Comfort Systems, Inc.

              Fran Lanciaux

              We have designed numerous projects that have used SMART 33 trained employees. We have found their members to be highly trained professionals who consistently deliver on time and under budget.

                McKinley & Associates

                Ernie Dellatorre

                JD&E has worked with several mechanical and roofing contractors utilizing a skilled labor workforce consisting of journeyman and apprentice members of SMART 33. We have been very satisfied with all of the work, and are particularly impressed with the SMART 33 apprentices and apprentice training program. We would not hesitate to recommend any contractor who is signatory and hires SMART 33 trained employees.

                  JARVIS, DOWNING & EMCH, INC.

                  K.T. Carfagna

                  Since 1947 Sperling has had a committed partnership with SMART 33 in the availability of both highly trained individuals in skills and safety, when needed and where needed.

                    Sperling & Ventilating Co., Inc.

                    Wayne Lemke