Chicago area FCAC Contractors employ Union tradespeople. As such, all of their employees receive the Industry’s best Apprenticeship Training through the DC14 Apprentice program. Apprentices also receive intangible on the job experience via mentoring from generations of journeymen and women, ensuring they transition to highly-qualified journeypersons themselves. This long-standing tradition of an apprenticeship learning structure is the backbone our country was founded on.
A union tradesperson’s living wage is based upon a collective bargaining agreement between the FCAC and Painters District Council #14, through which they are provided with a pension fund, welfare fund and other fringe benefits.
Miles began his career as an apprentice painter becoming a journeyman in 1976. Later he became an Estimator/Project Manager before becoming a partner of a signatory contractor in 1984. In 2013 Miles accepted the position as Executive Director of the Finishing Contractors Association of Chicago (FCAC) where he functions as the primary voice for FCAC member contractors and implements the Association’s initiatives as directed by the Board of Directors. His responsibilities include contract negotiations, labor liaison and serving as chairman on the jointly managed industry Trust Funds, e.g. Pension, Welfare, Labor & Management Cooperation, Joint Apprentice Training Committee.
Away from work, Miles enjoys fishing, golf, hunting, hiking, skiing and most other outdoor activities with his wife Pamela. They also enjoy spending time at their cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with their two sons, daughters-in-law and six grandkids.
As FCAC Director of Operations, Jan supports most aspects of the Association’s functions, including
Jan is a good first point-of-contact for Contractor and Associate Member questions or issues you are having. If Jan can’t answer your question, she will find the right person to help you.
Prior to her position at FCAC, Jan worked at AT&T / Lucent Technologies for 15 years as a System Verification Engineer where she functioned as Team Leader for several successful software releases.
Outside of work, Jan’s passions include vegetable gardening, cooking, swimming, learning foreign languages, and crochet.
FinishingChicago.com is the marketing arm of the FCAC and Painters District Council #14. They are responsible for developing all forms of advertising and sales collateral to help convert non-union jobs/contractors to union as well as promoting bid opportunities within our industry, resulting in additional work hours for our contractors and union members.
Leading Finishing Industry Signatory Contractors to excellence by Advocating, Communicating and Educating (A.C.E.)
Fact: a diverse and inclusive workforce is a more productive workforce where true equality is a foundational principle of our organization. Therefore, the members of the Finishing Contractors Association of Chicago (FCAC) embrace the differences in age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion that each individual brings to the workplace. FCAC views these differences as an asset and as such will actively strive to recruit, retain and value individuals who reflect the diverse communities that we serve in the greater Chicago area.
To help us achieve our workforce goals we have partnered with community organizations such as Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Destiny), Chicago Women In the Trades (CWIT), EarthPaint.org, Helmets to Hard Hats and Job Corps.
FCAC Officers and Directors are elected annually at our Holiday Luncheon in December and installed at President’s Party Dinner/Dance in January.
The Associate Directors and Officers generously contribute their time to the planning and execution of our two big Vendor events:
Their involvement makes possible an enjoyable and successful event for Contractors and Associates alike!
These companies sell goods and services used by our Finishing Industry Contractors and they support our FCAC Associates Night Trade Show and FCAC Golf Classic events.
Please patronize these Associate Member Companies!