Who We Are

The BTEA is identified throughout New England and the northeast as the major voice for the union building trades contractor. The BTEA encompasses seven different area trade associations that employ tradespeople from several different local building trades unions.

To best serve our membership we maintain a strong affiliation with various national contractors associations. Along with several national affiliations, we maintain close working relationship with several of the area building trades unions. The BTEA forms labor committees from each of its seven trade groups in order to negotiate with 13 different trades covering over 85 different local unions in the northeast region.

The BTEA also tracks legislation and government affairs that affect the construction industry. Through the years the BTEA has developed and maintained a healthy relationship with the leadership on Beacon Hill. This relationship affords us the opportunity to influence policymaking that would affect the construction industry. Members and staff travel regularly to our nation’s capitol to sit down with our Congressional Delegation and voice our opinion on issues at the national level.

The BTEA strives to maintain healthy and prosperous relations between labor and management. We get involved in organizing and sponsoring joint safety programs, informational seminars, and training programs to promote the construction industry. We also serve as trustees on several joint apprenticeship and training committees. By doing this we can help our members recruit qualified men and women needed to carry our industry well into the 21st Century.

For over 70 years the BTEA has made a positive impact on the construction industry. Our members have enjoyed positive working relationships with the various trade unions and national associations that we work with on a daily basis. Our goal is to maintain a positive environment in which contractors and tradespeople can enjoy health and prosperity within the construction industry.

Membership Benefits

What BTEA Membership Means to your Business:

  • Forges partnerships between your business and government for economic development
  • Contributes to a healthier local economy
  • Creates opportunities that generate business for your business
  • Provides financial incentives to local businesses
  • Offers technical assistance for new and existing businesses
  • Acts as an advocate for planning and development issues
  • Provides the opportunity to become involved through committee participation
  • Produces newsletters, business updates, various area business publications and the BTEA
  • Membership Directory
  • Hosts special events, receptions, and business openings throughout the area
  • Provides opportunities to network with fellow members, business leaders, and local and state officials

For a Full List of all our Contractor and Associate Member Benefits download this document:

BTEA Membership Benefits



Albert J. Welch III
The Welch Corp.

Vice President

Kevin R. Gill
McCusker-Gill, Inc.

Executive Director

Thomas J. Gunning

Associate Executive

John Ferrante

Labor Relations Consultant

David P. Powell

Office Manager

Jeanne E. Tempesta

Director of Finance

Membership Coordinator

Thomas S. Gunning

Director of Labor Relations

Board of Directors
Russell J. Anderson
Southeastern Metal Fabricators, Inc.
David Carter
Beacon Waterproofing & Restoration, Inc.
John S. "Jack" Desmond
Cox Engineering Co.
Rodney Frias
S&F Concrete Inc.
Mark Kennedy
John M. Kennedy Company
Donald MacKinnon
Component Assembly Systems Inc.
Robert Marshall
Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Inc.
Francis H. "Frank" Norton
Bay State Air
Thomas J. Steeves
T. J. McCartney Inc.
Laurence "Larry" Miller
Salem Glass Company