Being an IBEW Contractor

Contractors, better known as employers of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers membership, are the most critical component in putting our Apprentices and Journeymen to work. They are the organizations which bid on the projects we want to build. They are our partners, period!

Focus on having your job done on-time and on-budget every time!

Our electrical contracting partners help companies and organizations “find a way” to increase profitability through efficient performance of traditional work and the capture of new types of work in emerging technologies. This is why both NECA and the IBEW are placing an ever-increasing emphasis on business development.

“When the challenge is to remain competitive, success-driven electrical contractors find a way.”

The benefits of being an I.B.E.W. Contractor

Flexible manpower – Having skilled manpower available when you need it saves money. IBEW members are available when you need them, for as long as you need them. When your project is finished, their employment concludes or you can move them to another job. No recruitment or advertising is necessary. No time is wasted chasing and interviewing new prospects. No “trying them out for a week or two.” We can put skilled, qualified workers on your doorstep in less than 48 hours, every time.

Supervision – How long does it take you to develop a good foreman or superintendent? How much money does it cost you along the way? One of the most common reasons companies like yours become union contractors is that they want to grow. We can provide qualified supervision. If you could add two foremen and crews next year, how much would that add to your bottom line?

Lower safety-related costs – Our training programs stress the connection between
safety and competitiveness. IBEW members put safety first every time, which means you save on comp costs, downtime costs, and absenteeism costs

Training – We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year training our members in trade-related and safety areas. Every union employee you hire will save you the hassle and expense of providing this training for your employees

Productivity – Higher productivity means higher profits. IBEW members are the the best trained, most highly skilled and productive craftsmen available. That means on-time and on-budget.

The Experience and Knowledge of our Electricians is unmatched.

Annually, the IBEW 716 invests over a million dollars and spends 180,000,000+ hours training members to handle any project on-time and on-budget! Keeping our craftsmen prepared for the future is our primary focus.

Hear from a Contractor

Your reputation and brand are what is most important to you – so why wouldn’t you hire the most trained, passionate, and skilled manpower available? Call us today and talk with us about what option makes the most sense for you.

There is no cost to the employer. The employees pay union dues.

There is no cost to the employer. The employees pay union dues.

There is no cost to the employer. The employees pay union dues.

There is no cost to the employer. The employees pay union dues.

There is no cost to the employer. The employees pay union dues.

IBEW and Customer Satisfaction

The age old expression that says organizations succeed or fail based upon how their customers feel about them is 100% accurate. Our success is based solely on whether or not our customers (end-users) feel we accomplished the job. Did our electricians get things done on-time and on-budget? When we arrive and leave a jobsite, we want our customers to understand that the membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 716 has one goal: to serve you, the customer, to the best of our abilities. No matter what, your satisfaction is our number one priority, period.

Everything begins with an end-user who has a need or a want. The contractor contacts the distributor who finds a manufacturer that has the product needed to fulfill the end-user’s stated need. The contractor takes that product, coupled with skilled manpower and meets the demand. The point we are attempting to make is this: our process begins and ends with the end-user’s needs and satisfaction in mind. The only reason our organization exists is to obtain and retain a satisfied end-user. Since the electrical labor business depends on this relationship to produce and satisfy a customer, it is important to understand each part of the relationship or partnership. We are certainly not perfect, but we believe trained and skillful electricians, coupled with a passion and love of our craft, equals happy end-users.

Our Commitment to Our Craft

What’s most important for the I.B.E.W. is for us to understand our customers’ business. We invest considerable time, energy, and resources focusing on what makes your business successful. We determine how our participation in your project can enhance success as your business grows and evolves. We’re not just vendors–we strive to be our customers’ partner dedicated to your business’s success.

At IBEW 716, we built our organization on serving the electrical needs of all of our Houston customers. We are skilled laborers committed to our craft and deliver great service with our combined experience in the field and dependability when you need a job done right the first time.

Our Code of Excellence defines how we approach every jobsite. We feel the following goals must be achieved when we begin and end your project:

Come to work on time, fit for duty and ready to work.
Obey recognized customer and employer rules.
Demonstrate zero tolerance for alcohol and substance abuse.
Exercise proper safety, health and sanitation practices.
Own up to ‘8 for 8’ and be on the job unless otherwise allowed or authorized to leave.
Follow safe, reasonable and legitimate management directives.
Encourage respect for the customer’s rights and property, as well as for others on the job.
Exercise the skills and abilities of the trade.
Care for tools and equipment provided by the employer.
Eliminate waste and other forms of property destruction, including graffiti.
Limit lunch and break times to allocated periods; adhere to established start and quit times.
Leave inappropriate behavior to those of lesser knowledge.
Employ the proper tools for the job and maintain personal tool responsibilities.
No solicitation of funds or selling of merchandise without the Business Manager’s approval.
Curtail idle time or pursuit of personal business during work hours, including cell phone use.
Expel job disruptions and refuse to engage in slowdowns or activities designed to extend the job or create overtime or any other conduct that casts the IBEW in a bad light.