On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee held its Annual Skills Contest and Open House at the Carpenters Apprentice School of Philadelphia & Vicinity.

Congratulations to the winners!

General Carpentry

Richard Wiebal, Talley Brothers

Interior Carpentry

Steve Costello, Philadelphia D&M* (pictured above)
*GBCA Member Company


Brandon Haupt, Baumgardener Floor Covering


Dean Grob, Rhoads Industries


Aaron Martin, Artisan Display Inc.

Wharf and Dockbuilders

Liam Castle, Commerce Construction

Heather Jones, of GBCA Member Smith Flooring, Inc. (pictured above), won 1st place in the Hardwood section of the Floorlaying competition, and 2nd place overall in Floorlaying! She was also the only woman who made it into the competition this year.



Congratulations to all of the apprentices working for GBCA Members who competed this year!

Michael Bentzley
Local 164
Frank T. Lutter, Inc.

Paul Cosenza
Local 164
Philadelphia D&M

Steve Costello
Local 164
Philadelphia D&M

Justin Grose
Local 158
Component Assembly Systems

Heather Jones
Local 251
Smith Flooring, Inc.

Ian Kover
Local 167
Madison Concrete Construction

John Laska
Local 158
Philadelphia D&M

Mark Linfante
Local 158
TN Ward Company

Shane Weiser
Local 158
Frank V. Radomski & Sons, Inc.