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Our Heritage, Mission and Founding Goals

Because You Need More Than a Temporary Labor Staffing Solution

In 1992, the face of construction labor support was the conventional “temporary labor staffing ¬†solution.” But that face was about to change.

A commercial electrical contractor in Northeast Ohio, Joseph O. Wesley, had recognized first-hand the vast need for a new construction staffing paradigm: one in which a contingent construction labor force of superior quality could supplement a contractor’s core workforce in order to level out workload peaks and valleys, and better match workload to workers. To achieve it, Mr. Wesley founded Tradesmen International. Two decades later, the company has assembled what is recognized as North America’s premier construction workforce, providing thousands of high-caliber, safety-minded craftsmen to businesses across the industrial spectrum.

Our Mission

Tradesmen’s mission is to partner with our clients, never losing sight of our own roots in contracting to help each client complete their projects on time, on or under budget, with the highest levels of safety, quality and construction labor productivity.

Our Founding Goals

Tradesmen International was established in 1992 and quickly matured in the construction market by committing to three distinct goals:

  • Improve clients’ overall construction labor productivity while efficiently servicing their contingent construction labor needs
  • Provide America’s skilled craftsmen reliable work, fair compensation and benefits, opportunities for skill and career growth, as well as safer overall working conditions
  • Help maintain and elevate the high levels of pride and craftsmanship that are the traditional hallmarks of the skilled construction trades