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Season 4 - Episode 2


In Episode 2 we see some of the many ways the trades help build lives. Plus we take a look back at some cool gadgets and tools you may (or may not) recognize.

Season 4 - Episode 1


The Season Four BUILT TO LAST debut episode profiles Jason Watkins, a veteran, husband and devoted father, who was struggling to make ends meet. His life was transformed when he joined the Carpenters union, learned the trade and secured a job with one of Chicago's top contractors. He talks about how his days are filled with excitement as he develops more skills that will continue to help him provide for his family.

Season 4 Now Airing on

Chicago & Las Vegas

Carpenters, ABC Television to Produce Built to Last®


Built to Last®—a product of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters’ Labor and Management Committee—has returned to the airwaves, promising to be the best season yet! After three successful seasons with Lakeshore Public Television, production of season four will be handled by media powerhouse ABC Television.  Plans for the weekly show include weekend airings across ABC 7 WLS Chicago and ABC 13 KTNV Las Vegas.


Starting with the name itself “built to last” means enduring quality, and season four will highlight how skilled labor is the pinnacle for safety and performance, and how it sets the benchmark for training and productivity and is the smart choice of professional contractors. Season four will move across projects, helping to demonstrate the contributions that organized labor makes toward our communities while showcasing public and private economic developments and partnerships, and a dedication to the building industry.


“The ABC Television brand is the most familiar to America,” stated Business Development Executive of ABC Television Michael Terenzio.  “And it reaches the kind of audience that appreciates the benefits of skilled labor, as well as potential new members seeking a better life.”


“Built to Last® Television has helped showcase how industry professionals deftly collaborate to design, create and execute on projects that matter to people within the communities where we live and work,” said President Frank T. Libby of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters – A positive force in building communities®. “It has been an educational vehicle for the building and business communities promoting economic infrastructure projects.”


“We feel like we have a responsibility to engage the audience and translate for them,” said Producer/Director of Built to Last® Sehban Zaidi. “Not just the range of amazing projects, but the positive impact a skilled union labor force has on people’s day-to-day lives.”



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