4th Year Apprentice, Roofers Local Union #37
You could say Thomas has construction in his blood. When he was younger, his father owned a small construction company, giving him a taste of the construction industry early on. In time, he found that he really enjoyed the challenges and skill that went into being a roofer, but working non-union he wasn’t earning an equitable wage, had few if any benefits, and most importantly, he was not being trained.
“When I filled out my application here at Local 37, there was a question that asked why you wanted to be a roofer,” he remembered. “I answered, the pursuit of knowledge. My apprenticeship has been a tremendous experience, I’ve learned so much and the willingess of the journeymen to teach has been unbelievable.”
Thomas said being a member of Local 37 shows others that he is not just labor, but a skilled professional who’s dedicated to his craft.