Building Trades History

The Parkersburg-Marietta Building and Construction Trades Council is an organization comprised of local construction unions and their members who work in West Virginia and Ohio. The Council is an affiliate of North Americas Building Trades Unions.

The Building & Construction Trades Council of Parkersburg was chartered December 1st, 1938, in Parkersburg, WV.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Building & Construction Trades Council was chartered June 24th, 1969, with jurisdiction over 6 Counties in Ohio. Athens, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble and Washington.

On April 10th, 1980, the Parkersburg-Marietta Building & Construction Trades Council was formed by a merger of these Councils with jurisdiction over West Virginia Counties; Tyler, Pleasants, Ritchie, Gilmer, Calhoun, Wirt, Wood and Jackson, and Ohio Counties; Noble, Morgan, Washington, Monroe, Meigs and Athens. In 2007 the jurisdiction was expanded to include Ohio Counties, Muskingum, and Perry.

Mission Statement

Our objective is to assist affiliated local building & construction trade unions to secure improved wages, hours and working conditions through the collective bargaining process, to provide state-of-the-art training through the registered apprenticeship training model, develop Labor-Management partnerships creating harmonious cooperation between employers and employees and promote the development of safety and health programs. All to create opportunities for workers a pathway to a quality career with pensions and benefits.


Business Managers

Buddy Malone
July 2019 – Present

Bill Hutchinson
August 2008 to July 2019

Sam Davis
September 1994 to August 2008

Steve Crum
March 1994 to September 1994

John Seafler
April 1980 to March 1994

Office Managers

Pam Smith
September 1980 to April 2022


Council Officers & Trustees


Jeff White
UA 168


Vice President

Nathan Beha
UBC 436


Recording Secretary

Tim Maxcy
Roofers 242


Sargent at Arms

Matt Kennedy
Boilermakers 667



Brad Winans
Ironworkers 787


John Dean
Operators 132


Jed Hooper
Laborers 639