Our People

About Us

Greetings from all of us at Local Union 71 of the Central South Carpenters Regional Council! We are an organization that represents hundreds of skilled, productive, safety-conscious carpenters who work on the largest, most challenging, and high-profile projects in the Fort Smith, Arkansas area.

We represent one trade with many crafts. Our members touch every aspect of a construction project; they’re frequently first on the job and the last to leave. You will find Local 71 carpenters on commercial, residential, and institutional job sites, providing the skills and experiences that only union training can supply.

We are a strong, versatile, professional manpower and community resource expertly equipped to be vital, contributing carpenters, neighbors, family members, friends, and citizens.

It is our mission to provide our contractor partners with highly skilled, safe, and productive carpenters so that they will, in turn, remain competitive and successful local businesses.

We are also committed to preserving the area’s standards regarding carpenter wages, health care, retirement benefits, and a safe work environment. Enhanced by a diverse membership, we strive to promote professionalism in the industry to the betterment of the general community.

Our affiliation with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters gives us the support of one of the oldest and largest trade unions. Our members have unlimited opportunities to receive world-renowned skill training, develop MBA-level professional and personal leadership abilities, and provide a good quality of life for our families.