Rick Johnson was born in Las Vegas in 1969.
A second generation insulator
following in the footsteps of his father Robert
Johnson, Rick is a life long Las Vegas resident.
He remembers a much different Las Vegas valley,
growing up with five brothers and three sisters,
all running around the still mostly barren
desert landscape under the watchful eye of their
from Western high School, Rick joined the Heat
and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local
135. He has held several leadership
offices over the years and currently serves his
local as Business Manager and Apprenticeship
He was re-elected in
2007 and is serving in his second term as President of
the Southern Nevada Building Construction Trades
Council. He also serves as Vice-President of the
Southern Nevada Central Labor Council as-well-as
Vice-President of the Western States Conference of Heat
and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers.
Rick stays busy participating in baseball, softball,
camping, fishing, girl scouts and boy scouts, all with
his wife Angie and three children, Kayla, Brandon and
Jaylyn. He admits to occasionally leaving his
family behind for a nice relaxing ride on his Harley.
|Dave Garbarino is a
native of Idaho, but has spent the last 30 years raising
his family in Nevada. Dave graduated from Basic High
School in Henderson in 1981, before going on to study
auto mechanics at the Arizona Automotive Institute.
Dave would eventually become a member of the
International Union of Operating Engineer’s.
He has served his local
union, Operating Engineers Local 12, in just about every
capacity a member can. He served his local in jobs
ranging from Job Steward to craft representative and
would eventually serve as an Advisory Board member.
Since 1997 Dave has served as Business Representative
for Local 12.
In 2007, Dave was
elected Vice-President of the Southern Nevada Building
and Construction Trades Council. He also sits on the
Clean Water Coalition Community Advisory Board. He
resides along with his wife Lisa in Henderson. They
have 4 children and 2 Grand Children
Darren was born and raised in southern
and has witnessed the phenomenal growth compared
to his youth. He is a family man and has many
that extend far. He has four boys that he and
his wife Elaine enjoy teaching and watching them
grow and mature. Darren was taught the trade of
Plasterer by his grandfather and his uncles who
continue on in that field today. Hard work has
always been a part of his life. It was instilled
in him at an early age. Darren is dedicated to
those causes that he lends his time to and he
makes sure that there is progress made
Darren is not afraid to dream about how things
can improve and then initiate a plan to make it
happen. He served his church as a missionary in
South America for a period of two
years and is grateful for the opportunity he had
to teach and for learning Spanish while he was
there. It helped him as a Union Plaster foreman
and as a business agent for the Plasterers and
Cement Masons Union local #797. Darren desires
to serve the local building trades unions and
make notable progress. By doing so he hopes to
make life better for those he serves.