“Feel the Power” Award: Humberto Guiterrez


My name is Humberto Guiterrez and right now I am going to tell you a little about myself.

In 2007, I was working in a factory making wooden connectors that were construction materials but I was not doing construction work. My father told me about a company that was hiring. I was not very excited about it, but when he told me how much they were paying per hour and the benefits they were offering, I did not hesitate to become a member of Local 652.

I started working as a Journeyman with Cooper Engineering on a temporary basis and I did very well the first year. The second year was average, but during the third year since I had not yet completed the required 4000 hours to stay as a Journeyman, I decided to enter the apprentice program. I had the choice to return to the training school or stay at home doing nothing, just hoping that work would improve in the company. I decided to move forward (although some do not see this way). As an apprentice, I have worked for several companies, even though they would tell me the job would last for a day or a week or whatever, I never said NO! I was always optimistic and knew that someday I would find something that would last a good long time. And it happened just like that, after having worked for many companies, and especially thanks to God, J.R. Filanc Construction Co., Inc. gave me work for almost 3 years and I had been told that the project would last only two weeks! What if I had said no, so I would not lose my place in line. Well, another small anecdote. This happened just before the last one I just mentioned. I got sent to a company to work for 2 days and I stayed 3 months, this because the project was done, otherwise it could have gone longer. Brothers of Local 652, I encourage your to never say No! A lot of good things happen. Feel the Power and Explode!

2017 Apprentice Graduates


Congratulations 2017 Apprentice Graduates
Abarca, Danny
Acevedo, Jonathan
Alejandre, Jose G.
Andrada, Anthony
Arroyo, Joel A.
Barbosa, Adrian
Beltron, Franky  M.
Bobadilla, Rigoberto
Carreno, Manuel
Carreno, Daniel
Davis, Walter V.
De Leon, Daniel A.
Diaz, Jesus
Diaz, John  N.
Diaz, Bardomiano
Diaz Murillo, Ricardo
Dionicio, Jesus  N.
Duran, Jordan  C.
Esparza, Nathan  A.
Esquivel. Tomas
Guevara, Antonio   M.
Guillen,  Francisco
Juarez , Daniel
Juarez, Gregory   P.
Lopez, Jose A.
Lopez, Francisco
Lopez-Castro, Pedro
Maldonado, Daniel
Martinez, Ryan  A.
Martinez, Jonathan  J.
Martinez, Luis G.
Mata Orozco, Tomas
Mejia, Carlos
Mendoza, Rodrigo
Navarro, Jose   L.
Navarro, Michael  S.
Nunez, Pedro M.
Nunez, Francisco  J.
Perez, Christian
Quintero, Daniel
Quiroz, Martin
Quiroz, Jesus
Segura, David  A.
Stavroulakis, Andrew
Tenorio Martine, Juan  J.
Valencia, Jose  M.
Valencia  Mondra, Jose
Vasquez , Edgar  E.