About Local 149

The Members of UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 149 are proud of their organization. . .

. . . and for good reason. Local 149 is committed to taking whatever steps necessary to meet the needs of our customers, whether through mastering a variety of piping systems or ensuring our members’ and customers’ safety.

Long before the Green Movement, Local 149 focused on efficiency. Members complete a five-year training program in order to have the hands-on skills and classroom knowledge needed to understand a variety of piping systems to meet the needs of our diverse customer base. Whether using water-saving plumbing fixtures, energy-saving air conditioners, or cost-effective hydronic heating, members of Local 149 work to ensure that they are providing the best possible solution for any residential or commercial need.

Local 149 is also committed to ensuring safety at work sites–whether in your home or your business. Along with its contractors, Local 149 has implemented a comprehensive substance abuse policy and safety education program that ensures the safest and most productive workplace available.

Members of Local 149 are not only devoted to our customers, but also to the members of the communities they live in as well. Members and employees of Local 149 have donated resources and countless hours to various charitable organizations such as the United Way, the Salvation Army, March of Dimes, and dozens of local causes.

They also understand the importance of helping out our far-away neighbors as well. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Members acted quickly to help those in need by renting two large box trucks and filling them with clothing, over-the-counter medications, toiletries, and other necessities purchased from local merchants, and driving the supplies down to New Orleans to distribute them to those affected by the hurricane.

More recently, Local 149 jumped at the opportunity to help communities that had been affected by the string of tornadoes that wiped out countless homes in Oklahoma, Texas, and right here in Illinois.

Their commitment to education, community, and their country are just a few of the many reasons the well-trained, drug-free piping professionals of Local 149 are the clear choice for your plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, industrial process, boiler, and medical-gas piping needs. To find a contractor to meet your needs, please visit ourĀ Find a Contractor Page, or call Business Agent Kevin Sage at (217) 359-5201.

Interested in becoming a member of Local 149?