Building Advantage promotes union commercial construction as the first choice on behalf of union members and the contractors who employ them. Our Member Stakeholders deliver safe, quality construction projects, on time and on budget. They do this through investment in their people, their companies and their industry.
We were created by the Construction Labor Management Council of Southeast Wisconsin to promote the benefits of hiring union construction contractors and tradespeople. Building Advantage is comprised of thousands of tradespeople, hundreds of contractors, and five management associations.
Chris Mambu Rasch
Chris advances the interests of union contractors and tradespeople in the Greater Milwaukee Area. By partnering with industry stakeholders and community leaders, Chris ensures that Building Advantage is at the forefront of crucial construction industry initiatives including workforce, business and economic development.
Katie promotes and supports the work being done by union contractors and tradespeople through various marketing, communications and public relations efforts.
The Building Advantage Executive Board is made up of five labor and five management representatives, along with five industry advisors from across southeastern Wisconsin. Together, we work to solve issues of mutual concern, like recruiting our future workforce and getting our current members back to work.
Founder & President
Business Manager, Financial Secretary & Treasurer
President & Business Manager
Executive Vice President
President & CEO
Building Advantage was created by The Construction Labor Management Council of Southeast Wisconsin to actively promote the benefits of hiring union construction contractors and trades people. We are comprised of nearly 20,000 trades people, 600 contractors and six management associations throughout Wisconsin.
The latest news and communications from Building Advantage and our industry partners.
Union Construction Labor Costs 4% Less than Non-Union
A new report shows that total cost of union mechanical projects was 4% less than non-union projects due to productivity gains. [...]
Commitment to Inclusion is Changing the Construction Industry
The construction industry is keenly aware of its aging workforce and the need to ensure a talent pipeline into the [...]
Building Advantage Supports Efforts to Invest in American Family Field
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Connell Communications Director (262) 719-6964 firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 Building Advantage Supports [...]
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250 E Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202