On Friday, May 6, the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee Training Facility held its annual Open House and Skills Contest. Featuring the top apprentices in their senior year, this contest showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of Philadelphia’s construction workforce. Congratulations to the winners of the contest, as well as the apprentices working for GBCA member companies and building our skyline.

Click below to see photos from the event!

Contestants working for GBCA member companies (pictured in the photo gallery):

  • Nicholas Corradetti, Local 158, KJMK Construction, Inc.
  • Freddie Garcia, Local 252, Artisan Display, Inc.
  • Christopher Hughes*, Local 158, PDM Constructors, Inc.
  • Nicholas Katz, Local 158, Artisan Display, Inc.
  • Priscilla Torres, Local 158, PDM Constructors, Inc.
  • Chaz Verdon, Local 251, Liberty Flooring


Scroll down past the winners to see press coverage of the event!

Congratulations to the winners!

General Carpentry Winner: Christopher Hughes, Local 158, PDM Constructors, Inc.

Floor Layer Winner: Robert Lutz III, Local 251

Interior Systems Winner: Zachary Mattox, Local 255

Mill Cabinet Winner: Bill Duerr, Local 252

Millwrights Winner: Joe Whalen, Local 219

Watch the Winners’ Ceremony:

Press Coverage:



WHYY (also covered in the Philadelphia Tribune)