2020 UAC Management Conference
March 18 20, 2020
Venue:Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites
10 Drury LN
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4614
Fee(s):This event has a fee
An Educational and Networking Event Exclusively for Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Industry Signatory Contractors
Join PHCC signatory contractors from across the country for the Union-Affiliated Contractors (UAC) Management Conference – focused on helping you navigate the opportunities and challenges facing your business today and in the future. Education topics include: Legal Clinic, Effective Contract Negotiation Strategies, Issues Facing 2nd & 3rd Generation Business Owners Roundtable, Active Shooter, Local/State Advocacy in a mixed union/open shop PHCC chapter, Wearing the Trustee Hat and Chapter Best Practices.
Ariano David J.
Organization: Ravinia Plumbing & Heating Co.
David Ariano is President of Ravinia Plumbing, Heating & Electric Co. Inc. in Lincolnshire, IL where he employs journeyman and apprentice licensed union plumbers and other skilled trades’ persons. He started with the company in 1994 with his father Don Ariano (retired), and prior to that held a research and development position for the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.
David served as
Organization: John Baethke & Son Plumbing, Inc.
John Baethke, of John Baethke & Son Plumbing on the northside of Chicago, has been a licensed plumber for 30 years. John has also been qualified as a cross-connection control device inspector since 1996. In the competitive field of plumbing, John is the only Licensed Green Plumber in all of Chicago.
John Baethke is very involved in the professional industry of plumbing. He is the Director o
Beiriger Jeffrey J.
Organization: Wisconsin Association
Jeffrey J. Beiriger is president of Association/Management Services, Inc., a company that provides management and lobbying assistance for local and state associations, including the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association of Wisconsin, the Plumbing Contractors Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Water Well Association, the Minnesota Heating and Cooling Association and th
Organization: Terry Plumbing Company
Kelly Castrogiovanni is President/Owner of both Terry Plumbing (TPC) and TPC Fire Protection located in Countryside IL. Kelly entered the plumbing and piping industry as a union contractor in 2010 with a varied and impressive range of business experience from Chicago-based companies – featuring 6 years as a Hotel Operations Manager for Fifth South LLC; 12 years as a Project Manager for Lucca Bui
Covert Wesley H.
Organization: Laner Muchin, Ltd
Wesley (Wes) joined Laner Muchin in 2008 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2014. Wes focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits law, including health and welfare benefit plans, defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, and multiemployer plans. Wes' practice also includes counseling clients as to compliance with various federal laws, including the Affo
Amber joined Laner Muchin in 2009 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2015. She regularly counsels clients on compliance-related and strategic issues arising under a broad range of federal, state and local employment laws.
Amber conducts employment-related corporate investigations in a variety of settings and frequently conducts supervisory training on a number of employm
Dave Drumel is the owner and President of Lighting Solutions, Inc. Dave is a solutions-driven risk strategist and engineer that has leveraged strong leadership, business acumen, risk control, and technical expertise to take companies to the next level and deliver unparalleled results across all areas of an operation. He has 25+ years of leadership experience in the Milwaukee construction indust
Organization: Bob Frame Plumbing Services Inc.
David P. Frame is CEO and 3rd generation owner of Bob Frame Plumbing Services Inc., a 4th generation business in South Bend, IN. Currently Dave serves as Vice Chair for UAC (Union Affiliated Contractors) and on the Health & Welfare Committee for Local 172 & St. Joseph Valley PHCC in addition to serving as Chair on the Insurance Safety and Risk Management Committee for National PHCC & Federated In
Kuhn Richard J.
Organization: RJ Kuhn Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Richard J. (“Rick”) Kuhn is Co-Owner and President of RJ Kuhn Plumbing, Heating & Cooling located in Oswego, Illinois. He joined the company in 1996 in the plumbing service area. Rick is a 1996 graduate of Northern Illinois University, having earned a BA in Psychology. He also previously completed HVAC technical training at College of DuPage, and earned an Associates’ degree from Wabaunsee Colleg
Roger serves as the President of Vista Safety Consulting, LLC. He has over 25 years of experience in health & safety and during this time has acquired a wide range of technical and management skills. Providing professional advice to a broad range of industry sectors including construction, manufacturing, retail, food processing, and temporary staffing, Roger utilizes his knowledge in all aspects
Mr. Samson has represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law for over 27 years with a particular emphasis on traditional labor law. He has also litigated cases before federal and state courts as well as state and local agencies in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge actions. He routinely advises clients on a host of employment-related issues including employer inv
Dan began his career in law enforcement as a patrolman with the Hickory Hills Police Department in 1989. He spent a number of years serving in a patrol function before taking on the assignment of developing the agency’s first Gang/ Narcotics Unit. After overseeing this project for a couple of years Dan was assigned to the United States Customs Task Force where he served from 1997-1999, working in
Vanek James F.
Organization: Laner Muchin, Ltd
Jim joined the predecessor to Laner Muchin in 1989 and has been a partner in the Firm since 1994. Jim focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits law including drafting defined benefit, defined contribution and welfare benefit plans. In addition, Jim serves as counsel to several multiemployer benefit funds and Associations. Jim is also a frequent speaker and represents employers in