Message From The President

In today’s carpentry industry, productivity, flexibility and knowledge equal success.  Local 255 knows and understands this.  We want to work with you to help you supply manpower for small jobs to big jobs.  We are here to help you and work together with you.  When you become a signatory contractor, you take the first step towards building a partnership with one of the largest skilled labor unions on the East Coast.  We are the Local that covers the needs for South Jersey.

From the moment you choose Union, your business will benefit from the strength, training and resources of our Local.  You will tap into our large regional network of industry partners including developers, architects, construction manager and general contractors – all of whom can provide access to more bid opportunities.

Utilize the flexibility of our Centralized Dispatch System to capitalize on projects of all different size and scale.  Wherever you work, thousands of highly skilled professionals are only a phone call away.  Take advantage of our competitive rate structure to capture work in emerging markets.

You can leave the training to us as all of our members complete a rigorous 5-year apprenticeship program that incorporates the latest safety regulations and skills in a demanding curriculum.  Journeyman stay current on emerging technologies in our Journeyman upgrade courses as well as numerous manufacturing specific seminars.

You invest in communities by building in the areas where our members live.  Our membership wants to have more opportunities to help educate and inform their community leaders on the value of your projects to their neighborhoods.

When you hire a Local Union 255 member, you are hiring a person who has honed their craft with years of skills training and on-the-job experience.  They are top notch carpenters who will bring their professionalism and commitment to quality to your job site every day.  When you partner with Local 255, you can be assured you will have a steady flow of qualified manpower, your deadlines will be met and your productivity will be high.


John Robinson
LU 255 President

Contractor Information

A relationship is not based on the length of time you spend together, its based on the foundation you build together.

The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters values it relationships with contractors throughout our jurisdiction and beyond. Collectively, we have strong relationships allowing us to work together. We come together to discuss issues and trust each other enough to work through our differences for the betterment of our industry.

This is the basis of our relationships.

When contractors agree to become a signatory contractor with The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters they are ensuring a successful future with a workforce that is well trained and ready to work.  To contact the leaders of our local and specialities, download our Council Representatives contact list or view our contact map.

Carpenters Local 255 would like to welcome our new signatory contractors. We would also like to thank all of the contractors who have recently resigned their agreement. We look forward to working together.

For a searchable listing of New Jersey contractors. please click here.

For a searchable listing of Delaware contractors, please click here.

What our contractors are saying about us

The Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, covering New Jersey, Delaware, counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. Our regional structure ensures that our organization can work cooperatively with contractors efficiently and, most importantly, maintain the superior quality of workmanship that our contractors have come to expect from union carpenters. Carpenters Local 255 is a strong industry partner because our highly skilled craftsmen and women provide our contractors with the manpower they need to be productive, competitive and successful.

Contractor Dispatch

All contractors that need union carpenters for work must call the NJ Dispatch Center between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Contractors who need carpenters for worksites in New Jersey should call the Toll Free Edison Dispatch Center at 1-855-273-1563.
  • Contractors who need carpenters for worksites in Pennsylvania, Maryland or Delaware should call the Toll Free Tri-State Dispatch Center at 855-218-2800.

Please tell Dispatch staff the following information:

  • company name
  • contact person
  • type of work being performed
  • required certifications (if necessary)
  • new job, or an on-going project
  • job location
  • starting date
  • starting time
  • number of carpenters and apprentices

The Union will reserve the right to assign the shop steward for the requested job.

Job Notification Form

For New Jersey Signatory Contractors and members working under New Jersey’s Current CBA, Article XV: Work Rules states that contractors and members are required to provide the Centralized Dispatch 24 hours notice before a new job start. Contractors and members may do this by phone (855-273-1563) or email. To notify by email, please download the following form. Complete and email to

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Industry Partners

Atlantic Cape Community College
Atlantic Care Foundation
Bacharach Hospital Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of Gloucester County
Brendan Borek
Burlington County Chamber of Commerce
Cumberland County Improvement Authority
George Laufenberg Scholarship Fund
IUOE Local 825
Larc School
Mary Bridget Enterprises, Inc.
NJ Alliance for Action
Rowan College
Rutgers University Foundation
Shore Medical Center Foundation
Six Flags Great Adventure
SJ Building & Construction Trades
South Jersey Cancer Fund
Southern NJ AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
Special Olympics
Stockton University
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