Central South Carpenters Regional Council

About the Regional Council

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Central South Carpenters Regional Council online home. With offices, training centers, signatory contractors, and skilled carpenters throughout Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, we are a strong, versatile, professional labor organization that is expertly equipped to meet the needs of the end-user.

We are an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America — one of the oldest and largest trades unions in America. Our union is leading the industry in technological skills-based training for all aspects of the carpentry trade, including industrial scaffolding, metal stud framing, drywall, concrete form, flooring, pile driving, trade show assembly and trim and fixture work.

Carpenters make up the largest single group of skilled workers in the country. To be a carpenter is to be a member of one of the oldest and most respected trades in the world, and our varied work today stems from the many products that once were made entirely of wood.

Our members have vastly different skill sets, but they share the pride and commitment to excellence that comes with being part of the Brotherhood.

As you browse this web site, I hope you will join me in recognizing our members for their safety, work ethic, productivity, attitude, and skills, which are the attributes to the current and continued success of our local unions and the Regional Council. Our goal is clear and simple: We want to provide an elite labor force to our employers so that they remain productive and competitive because. If they succeed, we succeed.

Jason Engels

Jason B. Engels
Executive Secretary-Treasurer