Electrical and Energy Work in the 21st Century

A common, prevailing notion in the Connecticut construction industry is that it costs more to work with organized electricians or electrical contractors. Western CT's customers and business owners are increasingly recognizing this as a myth. Sure, you can always go lowest dollar on anything in life. However, it is also always true that you get what you pay for. 


Going for the lowest bottom dollar in any building carries risks, sometimes serious ones. In a situation where an electrician or electrical shop is un-affiliated, workers may often have less training, the company may be less stable, and this poses the risk of greater work place and job site uncertainty and accident risk. Ultimately these costs are borne by the employer or the owner of the project.

Businesses, Commercial Developers, Owners, and Project Managers within the Western CT Electricians jurisdiction all come to Local Union 488 to work with the most advanced and highly-skilled and flexible workforce.

Contrary to the perception conveyed by mass media and some cable news, affiliation with our organization establishes a co-operative and collaborative approach that will result in more project wins and higher profitability for your company, thanks to access to the most highly-trained and skilled electricians in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk, Torrington, and Waterbury. I invite you to meet our contractors on the pages that follow, all of whom, through their dedication to job safety, productivity, have worked to make our buildings safer and more comfortable for the employees and residents who occupy them.

As we in Connecticut transition to greener and more energy-efficient structures, our contractors are helping their customers take Energy Management  in Connecticut to the next level. Every aspect of our work, and yours, will be impacted by this.

I very much look forward to addressing your questions and concerns about our organization directly.

Please take a moment to browse our Connecticut Electrical  and Energy Success Stories on the pages that follow, and as always, feel free to contact me directly with any questions and to discuss how we may help your business to thrive in our Western CT communities.


Daniel W. McInerney

Business Manager

IBEW Local 488