An Organization of Union – Affiliated Contractors

Our Mission
The Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling and Mechanical Contractors is dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and training of the industry for the protection of our environment and the health, safety and comfort of our community.

Home PhotoThe Association is an organization of union-affiliated contractors, primarily located in the southwestern Illinois counties of St. Clair, Madison, Bond, Clinton, Monroe, Randolph and Washington. Contractor members of the Association employ members of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

Our members install and service hot water systems, steam boilers, air conditioning units, as well as plumbing and drains. We and our fellow contractors provide the safest piping systems for water purification, hospitals, sewage treatment, power plants, steel mills and many other public and private buildings.

Annual Scholarship
The Association offers annual scholarships to aid those wishing to further their education.
CLICK HERE to download the rules and application form.

The Southwest Illinois Employers – UA Safety, Education & Training Fund, by and between the Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling and Mechanical Contractors and Locals 101, 360 and 439, was established to fund safety education and training programs to members of the Association and to comply with the requirements of the Labor-Management Relations Act and ERISA. The Great Southwestern PHCC Substance Abuse Policy was also established to fund a testing program as an aid in reaching the goal of a drug free working environment.

Continued Education Seminar
The Association in combination with Local 101, Local 360 and Local 439 will be holding a continuing education seminar. You must call and register prior to the event, and you will need to provide your plumbing license number. On the day of the seminar you must sign-in and register with your plumber’s license. If you do not have your license, you will not receive credit for the event.

Date: TBA
Time: 7:00 am – Registration, 8:00 am – Seminar
Location: Local 101, 8 Premier Drive, Belleville, IL

For more information or to sign up:
Contact: Rich Fuess
Phone: 618-234-5504
Email: rich@local101.net