Maine State Building & Construction Trades Council

Building Careers.

Building Community.

Building Maine.

John Napolitano has served as President of the MSBCTC since 2007. He is also Business Manager of Local 716 of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, being a member since 1975. He is also President of the New England Pipe Trades, President of the Tri-State Mechanical Allied Craft Council, a Trustee of the Southern Maine Central Labor Council and Member of the State Apprenticeship Council, and the Maine Economic Growth Council. After graduating from Cheverus High School in 1973, John attended trade school and entered the apprenticeship program of Local 716. He is a native of Portland, Maine. 207-838-2312

Don Nazaroff -  Executive Officer

Don started his career in in 1984 as a 1st year Apprentice, graduating in 1988 to Journeyman. He has been on the Executive Board, Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, and has sat on many Negotiation Committees. In 2006 he assumed his current position as Labor/Management Representative for the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17.  603-396-2926  

Photo: Portland Press Herald

The son of a retired Boilermaker and AFSCME member, Jason was named the Maine Building & Construction Trades Council's Executive Director in August of 2017. Prior to assuming his post, Jason has worked in and with various levels of government, from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to Portland, Maine City Hall and many in between. Currently a member of the UA Local 716, he also holds a Bachelors degree from Catholic University and a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University. Born in northeastern Pennsylvania, he currently lives in South Portland, Maine. 207-613-0584

Robert Burr - Vice President

Robert is the Business Representative of Local 4 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Burr was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, honorably discharged after deployment to the Persian Gulf in Operation Desert Storm. Burr grew up in Westwood, Massachusetts and now lives in Scarborough, Maine. 207-468-0646

Over 5,000 Workers. Strong.

The Maine State Building & Construction Trades Council (MSBCTC) strives to improve the health, job safety and economic conditions of the members of its affiliates, and of all working men and women in Maine's construction industry. 

Through advocacy and education, the MSBCTC also promotes the security and welfare of the general public by:

  • ​Protecting and strengthening collective bargaining as a means of securing and improving the wages, hours of labor, safety and other conditions of employment for the members of its affiliates
  • Advocating at the federal, state and local levels to win passage of laws and regulations that protect and promote the rights of working men and woman along with their families,
  • ​Assisting its affiliates in promoting a productive working relationship with local community organizations whose purpose benefits workers and the general public.

Lewis Overlock - Treasurer​​​

Lewis served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1994 to 1998, and then became a member of LiUNA Local 327 in 1999, where he has served as Auditor and Vice President. He has worked an organizer for LiUNA since 2013. He was elected Treasurer of the Maine Building Trades Council in 2017. 207-961-6353

Chuck Fraser - Secretary
Chuck started apprenticeship with IBEW Local 1253 in 1985, and became a Journeyman Electrician in 1989.  In 1992 he became an Organizer, a position he held until 2001.  From 1994-1996 he was the Training Director for Local 1253, and was elected its Business Manager in 2013.


Jim Valente - Executive Officer

Jim started his career in the IBEW in 1987 and became a Journeyman  in 1991. He has been on the Executive Board and the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. In 2014 he was appointed to his current position as Business Manager for IBEW Local 567207-786-9770 

Our Officers

Jason J. Shedlock  - Executive Director

​​​Reggie Munson - Executive Officer

Reggie is a Navy Veteran of 10 years and a member of the VFW.   He has been an iron worker since 1989 and worked the tools in his trade until 2012. He is a former Vice President of the MSBCTC and is currently the Business Agent and Industry Analyst for the Ironworkers Local 7. 207-314-3530

John Napolitano - President