Kankakee Plumbing and Piping Contractors Association


What does it mean when a contractor is licensed, bonded, insured and union?

When a contractor is licensed, it means he or she has passed the "Illinois Plumbing" license and the "Illinois Plumbing Contractors" license. This lengthy process includes knowing plumbing code, as well as on-the-job training and class work, which takes five (5) years to accomplish.

"Bonded" can refer to two things: a bonding company agrees to guarantee that job to be finished if the contractor is for some reason unable to complete. Also, "bonding" guarantees that the company is certain that the contractor's employees are trustworthy and of good character.

"Insured" means simply that the contractor has insurance. This covers property in case of fire or flood and verifies that the contractor has worker's compensation insurance.

"Union" contractors belong to a union or hire union workers. They have literally hundreds of hours of training experience and customer satisfaction is assured.

All Kankakee Plumbing and Piping Contractors are members of the Local 130 and Local 597

All tradesmen, both Journeymen and Apprentices, belonging to this union are required to pass alcohol and drug-testing periodically.

Local 130 Affiliation supplies our membership with:

  • Licensed plumbers
  • Certified backflow prevention inspectiors
  • Licensed apprentice plumbers

Local 597 Affiliation supplies our membership with:

  • Pipefitters
  • Certified welders
  • HVAC service techs
  • Certified medical gas installers
  • Pipefitter apprentices
Please contact us for additional information.



Kankakee Plumbing and Piping Contractors Association
P.O. Box 711
Kankakee, IL
Tel. 815-933-4027