Welcome to BTEA Northeast

The Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) Northeast is the leading voice for the union building trades contractor throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and portions of upstate New York.

We encompass seven area trade associations that employ tradespeople from eight local building trades unions and our labor committees negotiate with 14 different trades covering over 85 different local unions in the northeast region.

Our Numbers Are Growing

Servicing States
Trade Associations
Local Unions

Member Affiliates

Find a Contractor

BTEA Northeast has a network of contractors with decades of experience and training. Find a contractor near you.

BTEA’s education and training program has been completely revamped for 2022! Introducing the BTEA Educational Trust, providing member associations and union contractors with intensive skills training and professional development.

Thank you for your support of the 2022 BTEA Northeast National Building Trades Recovery Week.  We look forward to sharing our plans for 2023 over the coming months.

Thomas J. Gunning passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on July 16, 2022. On behalf of the Building Trades Employers’ Association Northeast and the Gunning family, we would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support. Tom Gunning dedicated his life to advancing the construction industry, working as a laborer in Local 223 and ultimately retiring as the Executive Director Emeritus of the Building Trades Employers’ Association Northeast. Serving over 250 contractors for more than 35 years, Tom’s illustrious career lives on through the work of the countless professionals he mentored throughout his tenure. Most importantly, Tom was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.

1st Annual BTEA Northeast Golf Tournament

To Benefit The Thomas J. Gunning Fund

Please join us on Thursday, August 17 at Pinehills Golf Club for the 1st Annual BTEA Northeast Golf Tournament to benefit the TJG Fund. The Gunning family is proud to launch the TJG Fund in memory of Tom, who lived his life in service to others. We look forward to celebrating his legacy and officially launching the TJG Fund with you all.

BTEA Northeast’s 2023 Education and Training Program is live. With a wide range of topics, courses have been selected to help all members further their professional development.

BTEA Northeast remains committed to bringing the unionized construction industry together to break the stigma of substance use disorder (SUD), improve mental wellness, and educate both labor and management about viable wellness resources.

Join Us

Be a part of BTEA’s expansive network of union contractors! As a member of BTEA Northeast, your firm has opportunities to forge new partnerships through business networking, establish your voice and advocate on planning and development initiatives.