We are the thousands of women and men who work for the signatory contractors, suppliers, and skilled trade building industry in our regions. Covering Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque and the rest of Eastern Iowa– we’re here to support our communities and grow the economy.
Built by Pros is a group of unions, firms, and professionals living and working in the Eastern Iowa Region, from Burlington to Dubuque, Waterloo to Washington, and Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. We bring years of service and over 15,000 craftspeople and contractors to complete your project.
Are more than 15,000 people building trades’ craftspeople and employees of union signatory contractors.
Are skilled professionals who work for more than 200 sub-contractor and building industry supply firms.
Build the offices, the manufacturing plants, hospitals, power plants, courthouses, libraries, churches and schools in this region.
Donate materials and our professional skills and raise funds to help improve the lives and living standards in our communities
Work to communicate about jobs in the trades across Iowa
The Building Pros have a salary impact of over $750 million annually, which translates to spending power that supports our local community businesses, services and tax base.The Building Pros of Eastern Iowa represent a myriad of skills that make up our ever-changing and advancing industry.
We have formal training ranging from world-class apprenticeship programs at many area training centers, to university and college programs that provide the foundational skills that make the Building Pros of Eastern Iowa second to none. The Building Pros practice drug-free, safety trained, professional work in Eastern Iowa’s diverse and vibrant commercial building industry.
Who are the Building Pros of Eastern Iowa? A group of unions, firms, and professionals living and working in the Eastern Iowa Region, from Burlington to Dubuque, Waterloo to Washington, and Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. We bring years of service and over 15,000 craftspeople and contractors to complete your project.
What are my career choice options? The skilled trades and construction industry has almost infinite opportunities for careers. Everything from carpenters, electricians, and plumbers to accountants, estimators, and project managers.
How’s business? A gain of 400 construction jobs in the past year gives Cedar Rapids a 16th place national ranking in construction job growth according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Is there a skilled trade shortage? “Skilled trades” refers to a number of occupations which require specific hands-on skills, such as machinists, welders, plumbers, and electricians. These occupations are a critical part of the nation’s workforce, and play key roles in the fields of manufacturing, construction, and repair.
For the sixth consecutive year, skilled trade vacancies are the hardest to fill in the U.S., and for the fourth consecutive year, skilled trade roles are the hardest to fill globally. Every year, ManpowerGroup–a high-profile workforce services firm–conducts a study to determine which positions are the hardest to fill for employers. The past three years, the same item has ranked #1 on the list: skilled trades.
Built By Pros P.O. Box 10363 Cedar Rapids, IA 52410