Becoming a signatory contractor with the Northwest Regional District of Carpenters involves more than just signing some legal documents and calling the hall for manpower. It means building a relationship that benefits your company and your clients. The more successful you are and the more work you win, the more our members/your workers benefit.

Some of the ways we can help you;

•Teach you how the Northwest Regional District of Carpenters and the regional contract can make your business a success.
•Develop or improve relationships with Council Representatives at all NWRDC Locals so you can expand your business to new areas of the Northwest.

•Help you understand monthly remittance reports for benefits.

•Let you know about projects you may be interested in bidding.

•Provide information about Market Recovery Funds which may be available.

Find subcontractors to bid on your jobs (even for specialty work).

•Bid competitively by reducing or eliminating the “x-factor.”

•Provide state-of-the-art skills training for your workers.

•Provide safety training and literature for your workers and supervisors.


Contractors find many benefits to signing an agreement with the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. But, like any busines decision you make, you’ll want to learn all the details before you sign on the dotted line. We don’t blame you.

Before you enter a relationship, you’ll want to know how it’s going to work. What is the relationship between a contractor, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and the affiliated Local Unions? What is the stamp system for benefits? If I have a problem on the job, how do we solve it? When I’m bidding a job or looking for work to bid, who do I contact?

Answering these questions–and easing your mind about stories you may have heard that make you uneasy–are the job of our Contractor Relations Department. They will walk you through the details of the collective bargaining agreement, explain responsibilities of the union and a signatory contractor, review any paperwork that needs to be completed and explain both the geographic and work jurisdiction of the carpenters union.

In short, we’ll start building what will be a cooperative, mutually successful relationship we hope will last for years. Set up an appointment at our office or yours or, if you’d just like to have an informal talk on the jobsite or over a cup of coffee, call or email us.

We encourage you to ask some of our union contractors about their experience with the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. We’re sure one of our active contractors would be happy to answer any of your questions.

If you need help or have questions about your
agreement, remitance reports, manpower or bidding,
Because part of our job is helping you do your job.