About Us

The men and women of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators are on the front line in meeting the challenges of building a safer, healthier, greener and more efficient world.

Along with their partner mechanical, insulation and firestopping contractors, union professionals are meeting the growing demands of the modern world and are helping their clients save energy – and money. Industrial, commercial, residential and government users all demand new levels of energy efficiency, state-of-the-art fire safety, and pollutant free environments in which to live and work.

The greater Illinois and Indiana Heat & Frost Insulators proud history dates back to the late 1800s, and has since produced a countless number of trained professionals who are the best in the business. This success comes from its members, who receive cutting-edge training and guidance, and who understand how important their work is to our society. The experience and expertise of the Heat & Frost Insulators is without comparison and the numbers speak for themselves. Last year, 1,000 active members worked at over 10,000 industrial, commercial and residential job sites.

Members of the Heat & Frost Insulators receive a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction that is unmatched in the industry. Each professional spends a minimum of four years in the classroom, studying math, blueprint interpretation, application techniques, pattern layout, workplace safety and supervision. They have are also committed to continuing education, and train an average of 125 journeymen each year on the latest techniques and standards.

For over 100 years, the vital work of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers has saved energy, saved money, and saved lives.

Heat & Frost Insulators/Local 17 Officers

Jim McManus – President/Business Representative
Tim Keane – Business Manager
Tom McGrath – Secretary-Treasurer
Brian Keane – Business Representative
Kevin Lindsey– Business Representative
Tim Pinner – Organizer/Marketing Representative