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Leadership

Rick Johnson
President
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 mother Linda. 

After graduating 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 Coordinator.

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    Vice-President
 
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 Enns Secretary/Treasurer

Darren was born and raised in southern Nevada and has witnessed the phenomenal growth compared to his youth. He is a family man and has many roots in Las Vegas 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 consistently.

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.

 

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