A common, prevailing notion in the Massachusetts construction industry is that it costs more to work with organized, labor-affiliated Gasfitters or Plumbing contractors. Massachusetts's customers and business owners are increasingly recognizing this as a myth. Sure, you can always go lowest dollar on anything in life. However, it is also always true that you get what you pay for.

Going for the lowest bottom dollar in any building carries risks, sometimes serious ones. In a situation where a plumber and gasfitter or Plumbing shop is non-affiliated, workers may often have less training, the company may be less stable, and this poses the risk of greater work place and job site uncertainty and accident risk. Ultimately these costs are borne by the employer or the owner of the project.

Businesses, Commercial Developers, Owners, and Project Managers within the Massachusetts Plumbers and Gasfitters jurisdiction all come to the Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 12 to work with the most advanced and highly-skilled and flexible workforce in Massachusetts.

Contrary to the perception conveyed by mass media and some cable news, affiliation with our organization establishes a co-operative and collaborative approach that will result in more project wins and higher profitability for your company, thanks to access to the most highly-trained and skilled plumber and gasfitters in Massachusetts. I invite you to meet our contractors on the pages that follow, all of whom, through their dedication to job safety, productivity, have worked to make Massachusetts's buildings safer and more comfortable for the employees and residents who occupy them.

As we in Massachusetts transition to greener and more energy-efficient structures, our contractors are helping their customers take Energy Management and safe, sutainability in Massachusetts "to the next level." Every aspect of our work, and yours, will be impacted by this.

I very much look forward to addressing your questions and concerns about our organization directly.

Please take a moment to browse some of our contractors' and members' success stories on the pages that follow, and as always, feel free to contact me directly with any questions and to discuss how we may help your business to thrive in the Massachusetts community in 2013 and beyond.


Tim Fandel
Business Manager
Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12