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Tradesmen International Overview

Cleveland, OH
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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  • BREAKING NEWS: ABC National and Tradesmen International are excited to announce the 2017 Craft Professional of the Year:

    And the Winner of ABC's 2017 Craft Professional of the Year is . . . - News from Tradesmen International

    Adam Ruff of Price Electric Tradesmen International is pleased to congratulate Adam Ruff of Price Electric on being named the 2017 Craft Professional of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors. This prestigious award is given out annually to a field employee who is a master of their skill, is a strong leader and demonstrates ...

  • 10 Million Man Hours! That's how much our team of craftsmen has worked over each of the last three years. Are you ready to join America's elite skilled workforce?

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Tradesmen International – Why Work For Us?

As North America's premier Construction Labor Support company, Tradesmen International offers contractors and industrial clients a direct path to maximize labor productivity for every dollar spent on skilled labor. We focus on genuine partnerships with our clients, providing unique Total Labor Support ® services to help them achieve the correct balance of full-time workers and contingent skilled labor, as well as to take full control over all labor-related costs.

Tradesmen International

  • Continuous quality and innovation in serving contractors' contingent labor
    needs since 1992
  • More than 100 offices in major metropolitan markets throughout North America, including all major seaports
  • More than 5,000 active North American and international clients
  • Thousands of full-time, safety-conscious craftsmen in all trades, at all skill
    levels available locally or traveling
  • Custom staffing solutions for the broadest range of construction,
    manufacturing and industrial segments:
    • Commercial
    • Heavy Industrial / Light Industrial
    • Manufacturing / Fabrication
    • Institutional
    • Residential
    • Maritime: Shipyard / Yacht
    • Energy (wind turbine/solar/ethanol/nuclear)
  • Our Major Accounts Group covers every city across North America with proven heavy-industrial craftsmen who are experienced in shut-downs, outages, refinery turn-arounds, relocations and new construction. This group is comprised of local and travel-dedicated trades who are supported and dispatched by the company's Project Support Group
  • Our Marine Division utilizes both local presence and national reach to provide the experienced, proven shipyard-worthy marine craftsmen you need, wherever you need them
  • Every Tradesmen International craftsman arrives with a Satisfaction Guarantee
  • A North American support staff of more than 600 employees who "speak your language," selected for their first-hand experience and understanding of construction, labor management and recruitment

Core Values Drive Our Business

Our Core Values of Safety, Honesty, Customer Responsiveness and Quality drive our business. All employees – office and skilled craftsmen – gladly accept and abide by these values, which affect every aspect of our workforce and client relationships.


Safety is Tradesmen International's #1 Core Value. It is taken so seriously that OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Safety Training is provided at no cost to all our craft employees. And, highly encouraged.

A company-wide Safety Program, implemented in our first year of business, encourages self-safety while also fostering alertness among co-workers. The program provides on-going safety training opportunities and includes incentives for our skilled craftsmen to stay accident-free.

Our Safety Department is headed by the corporate-based Director of Safety Communications who supervises a team of Safety Specialists positioned in Tradesmen offices across North America.

Our Company's safety goal is simple, yet significant: Increase Safety Awareness, Maintain Safe Behavior and Prevent Accidents among Our Employees and Our Clients' Employees.

Tradesmen International emphasizes OSHA 10-Hour training as the cornerstone of a safe, productive and compliant working environment. It is incorporated in an interactive, online course that is both convenient and effective in ensuring understanding and retention of the best safety practices and hazard awareness. Rest assured that when any Tradesmen employee steps onto your jobsite, they'll be prepared with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment and armed with a solid understanding of, and personal commitment to, safety.

We offer various types of Safety Training to Tradesmen clients, including both 10-Hour and 30-Hour OSHA training programs. It should also be noted that our Field Representatives and Safety Specialists are trained in safety site evaluations. It is their responsibility to visit jobsites to ensure on-going safe behavior and safe working environments for all workers.

To Meet with a Tradesmen Safety Specialist and Learn More About OSHA Outreach Safety Training Programs Including Dates and Times, Call 844.402.7233 or Click Here.


Also significant, honesty ensures that all clients are treated fairly and know what to expect when working with Tradesmen. With an honest assessment of our employees' skill levels, we supply our clients with workers who meet or exceed their expectations. If we are unable to meet a specific skill level requested, we'll notify you immediately and offer logical alternatives. Accuracy in craftsmanship is critical to your productivity and we will never knowingly fill a request with a worker that doesn't meet your needs.

Customer Responsiveness

Quick response to our client needs sets us apart. We begin by asking questions that enable us to pinpoint the specific skilled labor need. We then select the right people to fulfill it and make sure the skilled craftsmen arrive at the job on time and with their own tools and PPE. We address any concerns and monitor the job to completion with on-site visits by our field representatives. This level of customer responsiveness increases productivity, making us a valuable partner to the contractors we serve.


Skill training via third-party apprenticeship-style programs is offered to our craft employees on a fee reimbursement perspective based on successful curriculum completion. Our field office personnel are required to participate in on-going training workshops held at our corporate offices. These workshops are truly comprehensive and ensure that those individuals who service your needs understand your business, the particulars of the various trades, and how to assist all sizes of contractors in maximizing their labor productivity while reducing overall labor costs.

Finally, all Tradesmen International employees, whether craftsmen or office staff, are evaluated consistently in order to make certain clients receive service and expertise that exceed expectations.

Tradesmen International lays the foundation by identifying, hiring and training the best people, improving working conditions and using its four Core Values to guide decisions. Each employee is singularly responsible for living these values and representing the company. We prove ourselves everyday by working safely, working with pride, aiming to help clients reduce construction labor costs, doing what we say we'll do, and responding to our clients' needs. Future growth depends on this daily demonstration of the values that have characterized this entire company from day one.

With thousands of contractor and industrial clients, and thousands of high-caliber commercial, industrial and manufacturing craftsmen, we're one of North America's premier construction employers.

We're constantly interviewing – and hiring – those individuals who pride themselves on setting quality standards for the industry. All our employees share a dedication to professionalism, and it shows through:

  • Emphasis on safety
  • Unwavering reliability and punctuality
  • Good appearance and attitudes
  • Highly productive work ethic
  • Exceptional skills at Helper, Apprentice, Journeyman or Master Levels
  • Desire for continuous skill improvement
  • Belief in Tradesmen International's Core Values
  • Commitment to be Drug Free

We provide steady work, competitive wages, safer working conditions and good opportunities for skilled tradesmen to train and increase their earnings. If that sounds like your kind of opportunity, join us.

Employee Benefits

In addition to steady work, safer working conditions and good wages, we provide a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Our comprehensive benefits encourage our employees and their families to build a life-long relationship with us. Benefits include:

  • Dental plan
  • Vision plan
  • Health insurance
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan
  • Vacation Pay Opportunities
  • Incentive programs / Service Awards
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Tool purchase program
  • Employee Store

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    Tradesmen is an awesome place to work for. The atmosphere is positive and the people are great. They are always there for you if you have any questions and are very supportive. It is a gratifying company to work for. Tradesmen is great at communicating and they are always straight forward with you.


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    The Interview went well. Very professional and not overly extensive in the process. Better than most interviews I've been on. Interviewer showed interest and shared feedback. Very good experience and feel that another candidate would experience the same

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