Testimonials about Union Histories

"Thank you for a great job, Union Histories! We have received nothing but compliments from the membership on the video and book, and we appreciate your time and effort in making our 125th Anniversary a success. We were very pleased with the outcome of the history of Local 46L -- we have learned so much about our local and its history that hopefully one day, 50 years from now, our future officers can revisit and tell the story of what Local 46L has accomplished and the pride in being a lather and ironworker in New York City!"

Michael Anderson, Business Manager, and Officers, Lathers and Ironworkers Local 46L, New York City

See the Ironworkers Local 46L History Book
"Local 375's 75th-Anniversary Celebration event could not have turned out better, and we were 100% satisfied with UNION HISTORIES and their attention to the details. I was a bit nervous leading up to the celebration, as it was pretty much out of our hands and in the hands of UNION HISTORIES. But after going by the place where we were holding the event and seeing what UNION EVENTS and Ann had put together, I was amazed at just how beautiful and classy the venue looked -- it was all first class, to say the least. The research that UNION HISTORIES did for our History Book was very in-depth ... in fact, I would say you will learn things about your local that you didn’t know about after reviewing your book! I would recommend UNION HISTORIES to any local having an anniversary. These guys are professionals, are organized and are just good at what they do -- you will not be disappointed. Thank you UNION HISTORIES for everything!"

Bob Hubbard, Business Manager, U.A. Plumbers Local No. 375, Fairbanks, Alaska

See the U.A. Plumbers Local No. 375 History Book
"The UNION HISTORIES team performed nothing short of excellence for Sheet Metal Workers Local 45. They contacted me approximately one year before our 100-year charter anniversary and discussed what they could do for us to put together an amazing piece of history. From that initial phone call to the delivery of the final product, everything was seamless. Calvin was very hands-on and receptive to our input and suggestions, while keeping us up-to-date at every point of the process. We can't thank UNION HISTORIES enough for what they did for us! We would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to have an anniversary celebrated or a history book created properly!"

Jon Quijano, Business Representative, Sheet Metal Workers LU 45, Des Moines, Iowa

See the Sheet Metal Workers LU 45 History Book
"Ann and Cal, along with the whole UNION HISTORIES team, were instrumental in making our 100th Anniversary Celebration a success. They helped us to navigate several roadblocks along the way, including rescheduling due to COVID. Throughout the whole planning process, they were by our side to offer suggestions and advocate on our behalf."

Bill Hamilton, Business Manager, I.B.E.W. Local 1105, Newark/Zanesville, Ohio

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 1105 History Book
"Throughout a two-year-long delay due to COVID-19, Union Histories was right alongside Local One as we waited and continued to plan for our 125th Anniversary Celebration. In the end, the staff of Union Histories provided all of the services they promised and more, as new issues arose while we waited ... but they didn't bat an eye or hesitate as they worked with Local One to help make the celebration happen. So not only did Union Histories provide an amazing History Book with history we did not even know, but its staff was a source of stability and assistance to the local throughout the prolonged celebration-event planning process. Thank you, Union Histories!"

Lenny Legotte, President/Business Manager, I.U.E.C. Local One, New York City

See the I.U.E.C. Local No. 1 History Book
"U.A. Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 60 gives its sincere appreciation to Union Histories and Union Events for making our 125th Anniversary Celebration a huge success! From the first phone call to the after-celebration follow-up, their professionalism and attention to details were very clear. The detail of the History Book was unbelievable, and because of it, we all now have a greater understanding of our forefathers and our place in the history of the City of New Orleans. The Anniversary Celebration was tremendous, and Robyn, the events manager, did an excellent job working with the event facility staff, the hotel management and the entertainment group. I strongly recommend Union Histories to any local planning an anniversary celebration."

Curtis Mezzic, Business Manager, U.A. Plumbers Local No. 60, New Orleans, Louisiana

See the U.A. Plumbers Local No. 60 History Book
"Union Histories and Union Events did an incredible job with our 100th Anniversary. The intricate details they found with their research were nothing short of fascinating -- there is no way we could facilitate so much research, nor published it into a book without their professional services. The publication of the History book resonated so well with our members and, more importantly, our retirees. Robyn did an amazing job with the event, and her aggressive bargaining helped offset so many costs. She and her staff took care of so many details, from the most significant items all the way down to the napkin selection. Everything was spot on, on time and more than we expected. I highly recommend Union Histories and Union Events to anyone hosting an event of this nature; it’s what made the difference for our great local."

Tony Quillen, President, I.B.E.W. Local No. 558, Sheffield, Alabama

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 558 History Book
"I want to commend and say 'Thank You' to Union Histories for all of the many hours of research and planning that went into our 100th Anniversary History Book and Event. It surpassed my expectations for how well it would go! Our keepsake History Book turned out phenomenal and I have had nothing but great feedback from our retirees for the memories that it captured.  The event management did a fantastic job in planning the venue and with all the behind-the-scenes work. I highly recommend Union Histories to anyone that is planning an event."

Jeffrey S. Bush Sr., Business Manager, Ironworkers Local No. 290, Dayton, Ohio

See the Ironworkers Local No. 290 History Book
"Union Histories did an outstanding job creating the 125th-Anniversary History Book and Dinner Program for Bricklayers Local No. 1. Their attention to detail and ability to uncover unknown facts about our local helped us learn many new things about Local 1's heritage. Thanks, Union Histories, for creating such a great piece of memorabilia for our historic event!"

Matthew Eleazer, President, B.A.C. Bricklayers Local 1, Portland, Oregon

See the Bricklayers Local No. 1 History Book
"It was hard to believe that the COST FOR UNION HISTORIES' SERVICES WAS ZERO, but they delivered and then some! The Union History Team helped with every aspect of our 100th celebration; besides creating a fantastic history book of our local, they spoon fed us on how to plan a great event. I don’t know how we would have done it without you; thanks, Union Histories!"

Tom Falter, President, IUPAT Glaziers Local 1044, Boston

See the IUPAT Glaziers Local No. 1044 History Book
"Union Histories' services were a huge help in putting together I.B.E.W. Local 743's 100 Year Anniversary Celebration, which was a top-notch event that people are still raving about. The History Book produced by Union Histories was a huge success, with so many of our members complementing us on all the great historical information that it provided. We were also pleasantly surprised by the fundraising help that Union Histories provided. I would definitely recommend Union Histories to any local planning an anniversary event."

Ryan C. Helms, Business Manager, I.B.E.W. Local No. 743, Reading, Pennsylvania

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 743 History Book
"Local Union 229 celebrated its 100th Anniversary on March 30, 2018, and we were very pleased with everything that Union Histories provided to the celebration! We were very happy with the design of our history book and invitations, and our membership found the books to be very interesting and we received many compliments on them. Thank you to Cal and the team at Union Histories for making our 100th a success!"

Stephen Selby, Business Representative, I.B.E.W. Local No. 229, York, Pennsylvania

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 229 History Book
"The officers and members of Iron Workers Local 263 express their appreciation and gratitude for the work Union Histories and Union Events did to make our 100-Year Celebration a huge success. The History Book is nothing short of incredible. Over the years, I have seen several 100-year books, but they are no comparison to the one Union Histories produced for Local 263; the details and pictures were exceptional, without question. I also can't say enough about the job Union Events and event coordinator Robyn did to pull all the different aspects of our party together, from start to finish. All in all, I couldn't be more pleased with the work Union Histories provided -- we got exactly what was promised, something that is not always easy to produce in this day and time."

Ronnie Smitherman, Business Manager, Ironworkers Local No. 263, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

See the Ironworkers Local No. 263 History Book
"Union Histories was a huge asset in planning and pulling off our 125th Anniversary Celebration. The Union Histories staff was very thorough and stayed on top of the entire process from start to finish. Despite of all the changes and curves that we threw their way, they helped us to pull off an event that exceeded all expectations! Not to mention, all of their support and help and an awesome History Book were ALL AT NO COST TO THE LOCAL!"

Jeff Housworth, Business Manager, U.A. Plumbers Local No. 72, Atlanta, Georgia

See the U.A. Plumbers Local No. 72 History Book
"Union Histories did a wonderful job with our 110th Anniversary History Book; their team came in and blew us away! The level of information they uncovered was incredible. On top of all that, their level of professionalism and dedication was impeccable. I highly recommend that all unions get Union Histories to help put together a book for them."

David Baker, Business Manager, Ironworkers Local 44, Cincinnati

See the Ironworkers Local No. 44 History Book
"Union Histories did an outstanding job capturing the tradition of Local 456’s first 100 years because not only did they travel to our Hall and interview everyone from apprentices to retirees, they also visited local libraries and investigated the archives at our International Headquarters. Our members had nothing but positive feedback for the keepsake book, and I recommend any labor organization take advantage of Union Histories' services for a milestone anniversary or just to get your history preserved before that information is lost."

Michael G. McLaughlin, President, IBEW Local 456, New Jersey

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 456 History Book
"What a delight it is to make a decision that works out better than anticipated. Our choice to use Union Histories to put together our 125th Anniversary book was that type of decision. Not only did they put together a visually satisfying book but the historical content was second to none. No stone went unturned in their investigations to the point that we were quite surprised at some of the information they came up with. Thanks to Union Histories our celebration was complete."

Terry Snooks, Business Manager, UA Plumbers Local 46, Toronto

See the U.A. Plumbers Local No. 46 History Book
"Local 688 cannot thank Union Histories enough for all the expertise its staff put into our celebration. Everything worked out great, and I appreciated Calvin being at the event to see it all come together. Union Histories did a great service for our small local in creating an event and history book to be remembered by the attendees for a long time."

Carl Neutzling, Business Manager, IBEW local 688, Mansfield

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 688 History Book
"Union Histories provided us with an in-depth, 100-Year Anniversary Book that is second to none! Despite the limited timeline we gave them, Union Histories demonstrated an unparalleled ability to research, develop and deliver an exceptional History Book and Slideshow, which were an integral part of our 100-Year Celebration event. They also coordinated with a local union printer to ensure our books were delivered on time, so the 500 members, retirees and guests received a copy at our once-in-a-lifetime celebration. We received nothing but compliments on our History Book -- all thanks to Union Histories! I highly recommend contacting Union Histories to create your one-of-a kind commemorative History Book."

Val Holstrom, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 690, Spokane

See the Teamsters Local No. 690 History Book
"I.B.E.W. Local 804 was very impressed with the professionalism and detail that Union Histories was able to provide to us for our 75th Anniversary. The team at Union Histories was able to uncover information and documents that we thought had been lost in time or we were totally unaware existed. Union Histories was able to package all of the information in a nice book that was easy to read and follow and was very engaging. I would recommend Union Histories to any organization that is looking to put together a professional package to celebrate its achievements."

Mark Watson, Business Manager, IBEW Local 804, Ontario

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 804 History Book
"I.B.E.W. Local 596 celebrated our 100-year anniversary in July of 2017, and without the research and guidance provided by Calvin and the staff at Union Histories, it would not have been possible. The work Union Histories performed was heartfelt and greatly appreciated. Thank you, Union Histories!"

Shane Ferguson, Business Manager, IBEW Local 596, Clarksburg, WV

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 596 History Book
"Local 17 thanks the entire team at Union Histories for their hard work and dedication in accomplishing a truly one-of-a-kind commemorative book for our 125th Anniversary. It was fascinating to see how Union Histories was able to organize months’ worth of research into an impressive keepsake that our members will cherish for years to come. We are truly grateful for everything Union Histories did to make our celebration a huge success. We highly recommend Union Histories to any local looking to recognize and preserve its history."

James Shaw, Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 17, Detroit

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 17 History Book
"IBEW Local 725’s History Book took center stage at our 100th Anniversary Banquet. After spending countless hours researching and writing the Local’s history, Union Histories pulled through with a History Book that our members, retirees and friends will have forever. We now consider Cal, Andy and the Union Histories staff a part of the IBEW Local 725 family thanks to the professionalism and personal touch they provided."

Joseph Kerr, Business Manager, IBEW Local 725, Terre Haute

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 725 History Book
"They say ‘you get what you pay for.’ Well, that is NOT the case with Union Histories. At NO COST to our local, Union Histories helped make our 125th Anniversary Celebration a great success! The entire process was easy and the outcome was nothing short of excellent. I would recommend Union Histories to any local union that wants to celebrate a special event with a high-quality historical publication and professional assistance all along the way."

Andy Roberts, Business Manager, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 33, Des Moines

See the U.A. Plumbers Local No. 33 History Book
"Our 75th Anniversary publication is awesome! Our members love it! We want to thank Cal, Andy and the entire staff at Union Histories for an outstanding and seamless job. They took a mountain of information and photographs and put it all in a timeline of our contribution to our city and our region. Union Histories made this task so easy, from the extensive research through the production of the book they were really great to work with. Thanks again. Great job!"

Walt Higgins, Business Manager, LIUNA Laborers Local 57, Philadelphia

See the LIUNA Laborers Local No. 57 History Book
"Union Histories did an outstanding job for our Centennial Celebration. When my Membership Development Director suggested we use Union Histories, I was very skeptical and thought there would have to be a catch -- but not only did Local 231 receive a check from Union Histories for advertisements sold, every member walked away with a copy of the History Book AT NO COST TO US. I would recommend any union local use Union Histories for any upcoming special event you have. Thank you, Union Histories, very much!"

Jason Bowman, Business Manager, IBEW Local 231, Sioux City

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 231 History Book
"Local 58 thanks the entire staff at Union Histories for their tireless efforts in producing one of the most well-researched and well-put-together History Books we have seen. They came to town and hit the streets to find pictures and stories that we have not ever seen! The book was a huge success with all who attended our 125th Anniversary Celebration. We have NO second thoughts in recommending Union Histories to any local with an upcoming anniversary celebration."

Dale Thrower, President, UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 58, Colorado Springs

See the U.A. Plumbers Local No. 58 History Book
"U.A. Local 43 shouts a huge “Thank You” to Union Histories for putting together our 125th Anniversary Commemorative Program book. The detail of the book, which was laid out through extensive research and hard work, was better than we ever dreamed it would be. An event such as our milestone anniversary celebration requires a lot of time and work to pull together, but Union Histories took the work out of it ... we would recommend them to anyone planning an anniversary event!"

David Tolley, Business Manager, UA Local 43, Chattanooga

See the U.A. Plumbers Local No. 43 History Book
"It was the best move for Iron Workers Local 172 to have Calvin, Andy and the Union Histories team work on our 100-Year Anniversary Event. They provided a great history book and many other services, as well, AT NO COST to us! Everything was on time and I would recommend Union Histories for any local planning an historic event. THANK YOU for all your hard work!"

John Burns II, Business Manager, Ironworkers Local 172, Columbus

See the Ironworkers Local No. 172 History Book
"Union Histories was an invaluable part of our entire anniversary celebration -- not to mention they produced an incredible History Book that will be cherished by our membership for years to come. Their research was on point and the book looked absolutely wonderful. It is hard to believe that Union Histories did all that they did for us at NO COST -- and even collected additional funding for the local, too. THANK YOU UNION HISTORIES!"

Carl Wright, Business Manager, Insulators Local 38, Wilkes-Barre

See the Insulators Local No. 38 History Book
"Thanks to Union Histories, our 125th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success! Calvin, Andy and Steven did an incredible job researching and putting together the program, designing the invitations, taking care of the mailing and the printing and many other details. With their help, planning the event was a breeze! Thanks again to Union Histories and their excellent staff -- it was great working with them from start to finish."

Bill Armstrong, Business Manager, UA Local 55, Cleveland

See the U.A. Local No. 55 History Book
"IBEW Local 347's experience with Union Histories was terrific -- they almost made it too easy! Union Histories did all of the research, took care of all of the sponsorships and arranged for the printing, mailings and deliveries ... and they delivered a professional history book product at NO COST to our local! They went above and beyond all of my expectations, and I have nothing but good things to say about their services."

Patrick Wells, Business Manager, IBEW Local 347, Des Moines

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 347 History Book
"Pipefitters Local Union 636 would like to commend Union Histories on creating a wonderful product for us in celebration of our Centennial Anniversary. The extensive research, creation of a logical storyline and layout of pictures within the historical passage was very well done and exceeded expectations. We are very happy we collaborated with Union Histories; you made the project not only bearable but enjoyable!"

Joe Bourgeois, Financial Secretary, Steamfitters Local 636, Detroit

See the U.A. Pipefitters Local No. 636 History Book
"Union Histories not only produced a high-quality, fantastic history program book for our 100th Anniversary celebration, but they were also helpful throughout the whole event process. Dealing with Union Histories was a pleasant experience."

Russell Quarantello, Business Manager, IBEW Local 237, Niagara Falls

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 237 History Book
"The officers and members of Steamfitter’s Local 601 would like to thank Union Histories for their work on our 100th anniversary book. I can’t say enough about the professionalism of the staff at Union Histories; they provided us with a book that will be enjoyed by members and their families for years to come. I would highly recommend them to any local that is having an anniversary. Thanks again guys; see you in 25 years!"

Dale Poweleit, President, Steamfitters Local 601, Milwaukee

See the U.A. Steamfitters Local No. 601 History Book
"On behalf of IUPAT Local 781, I want to thank Union Histories for all they did to help celebrate our 100th anniversary. The history program book Union Histories produced for us was absolutely amazing and was a big hit with our membership. Union Histories did an outstanding job and we really appreciate all the work they put into the book!"

Marcus Shepard, President, IUPAT 781, Milwaukee

See the IUPAT Painters Local No. 781 History Book
"We cannot thank Union Histories enough for all that they gave to our 100-year anniversary event! Their staff was knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with, and the program was amazing -- the membership loved it. IBEW 601 and IBEW 236 were merged in the 1970s, so they essentially researched the histories of two locals, utilizing information at Local 601, local libraries and the International Office."

Office Staff, Office Staff, IBEW Local 601, Champaign-Urbana

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 601 History Book
"I would like to thank Union Histories for all the hard work and research they completed to ensure we had the very best Anniversary Program Book to celebrate Local 824's 50th Anniversary with the IBEW. Our Program was a first-class product and received many raves from the membership. I would definitely recommend Union Histories to any locals looking for a professional program."

Robert J. Prunn, Business Manager, IBEW Local 824, Tampa Bay

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 824 History Book
"Thanks for the book, it really looks wonderful. I feel so good about the history and even more proud of the local union I belong to. The book is truly wonderful; I didn't realize I had gathered so much history -- and of course Union Histories adding more made the book the best I have ever seen. Again, thanks; it was nice working with you!"

Tracy Hall, Local Historian, IBEW Local 611, Albuquerque

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 611 History Book
"The Union Histories staff was amazing throughout the whole process for our 100th Anniversary, they made it so easy. The event went really well, and the History Book was a big hit (our International Vice President was in town for the event, and he loved the book also!). It's nice for the younger membership to learn the struggles of the earlier generations. Thanks, Union Histories, for all your help in making the History Book and event a success."

Sean Frank, Business Manager, I.B.E.W. Local 127, Kenosha, Wisconsin

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 127 History Book
"Without the professional help of Union Histories, our 100th-anniversary party would not have come close to the success it was. The book they put together was of the finest quality by all standards of workmanship and content, and I have had numerous calls from our members bragging about the book! I would recommend that any local union with a landmark year coming up contact Union Histories."

Dana "Joe" Samples, Business Manager, IBEW Local 466, Charleston, WV

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 466 History Book
"Our 100th Year anniversary was such a huge success and I want to thank Union Histories for the outstanding job they provided our organization. The history program book was so professional and the history you were able to provide is something we will keep forever. Again, thank you for making our 100th year such a fantastic event."

Stephen Aldrich, Business Manager, IBEW Local 269, Trenton, NJ

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 269 History Book
"I would like to give my sincere appreciation to Union Histories. The members at our 75th Anniversary Celebration were truly taken aback by the history book you produced for our event. My office still gets 'thank yous' and compliments from members on how professional the history book came out. Our 75th Anniversary could have not been such a knockout without Union Histories' contribution!"

Shane Werner, Business Manager, IBEW Local 952, Ventura, California

See the I.B.E.W. Local No. 952 History Book