Roughly 200 people, including some of the area’s top journeymen, apprentices and contractors, attended the Craftsmanship Awards Ceremony on March 28, held at Windows on the River in Cleveland.
A partnership between the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and the Construction Employers Association, the ceremony honored the top industry projects, the contractors and the men and women who worked on those projects.
During the event, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Dave Wondolowski spoke about the benefits of using union contractors.
“When a project owner hires a union contractor, they know the project will be finished on time, on budget, all work performed safely and at a high quality,” he said.
He also talked about the value of the apprenticeship model used by the union building trades, calling it one of the most important tools contractors and unions have to succeed in the competitive construction industry.
The first recognition of the evening went to the top apprentices from 17 different Cleveland area trades, who were honored as a group.
Following the acknowledgement of apprentices, Tom Wanner, Executive Director of the Cleveland chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association, joined Wondolowski on stage to help honor the area’s top journeymen.
The last awards honored the region’s top projects.
The Cleveland Building Trades congratulates the following individuals, who were honored for their work:
|Apprentice||Local Union/District Council|
|Chris Szabo||Glaziers Local 181|
|Brent Kwiatkowski||Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters|
|Nicholas Lanese||Laborers’ Local 310|
|Mark Holmes||IBEW Local 38|
|Philip Toney||Roofers & Waterproofers Local 44|
|Ramon Candelaria||Plasterers Local 526|
|Nicole Ohmer||Bricklayers Local 5 (Bricklayer)|
|Kenneth ‘Keith’ Kannard||Bricklayers Local 5 (PPC)|
|Bryce Clemons||Tile Layers Local 36|
|Artis Hicks||Cement Masons Local 404|
|Daniel M. Pamer||Boilermakers Local 744|
|Daniel Nottingham||Heat and Frost Insulators Local 3|
|Jennifer Palentera||Painters Local 707|
|Karrie Hill||Sheet Metal Workers Local 33|
|Michael Spagnola||Pipefitters Local 120|
|Joseph Riggen||Plumbers Local 55|
|Travis Coombs||Iron Workers Local 17|
|Journeyman||Union/Trade||Other Key Tradesmen and Tradeswomen Who Deserve Recognition for the Same Work|
|Chuck J. Tully||Boilermakers Local 744||—|
|Ken Kirk||Bricklayers Local 5||Chuck Zavarella, Dave Yerse|
|Michael Bisbee||Carpenters (IKORCC)||Dave Gaines and Joe Mihalick|
|Brian Grigsby||Carpenters (IKORCC)||Tony Rosa, James Kryger, Jeremiah Freeman and Matt Marcial|
|Randall Schaeffer||Carpenters (IKORCC)||Floid Richard, Debbie Steinbicker, Sam Montgomery, Pat Nelson, Tom Williams|
|Jeff Parker||Cement Masons Local 404||Frank Sivillo|
|Michael Mendrea||IBEW Local 38||Brian Delfs, Chase Leggett, Dave Kocmit, Patrick Schwitzgebel, Tim Bury|
|Ronald Coggins||Glaziers Local 181||—|
|Wendy Nolen||Iron Workers Local 17||Ron Meinhart|
|Dave Benak||Laborers Local 310||—|
|Mike Lauria||Operating Engineers Local 18||Keith Strever (General Superintendent)|
|Mark Hussing||Painters Local 707||Greg Warnick, Aaron Sipos, Tom Bussy|
|Warren Engel||Pipefitters Local 120||John Anderson, Alex Bolek|
|Brian Clifford||Plumbers Local 55||Jason Suchy|
|Adam Livingston||Roofers Local 44||—|
|Corey Jackson||Roofers Local 44||Paul Cordell|
|Jesse Sickle||Sheet Metal Workers Local 33||—|
|Scott Savage||Sheet Metal Workers Local 33||—|
|Robert Wingeier||Sheet Metal Workers Local 33||—|
|Mariusz Ossowski||Tile Layers Local 36||Mike Ward, Kurt Kopatz, Tom Sigley|