Local Non-union Podcast



Host Garrett Bossio explores the construction industry in Northern California ,for some background this show is founded by non union contractor and some non union tradesmen. We all have friends Who are union workers/contractors. And we love them ! Non the less they tease us that we are rat workers or scabs. With his podcast name and logo we simply decided to embrace the unions propoganda and stigma against us non union tradesmen. Whats to come is unknown. We plan to have industry guest from all walks of life and trades, union and not. Tool reviews , client stories , this is not podcast for the DIY remodeler. This podcast is for the craftsmen that build this country share stories tips and advice . We are proud to call you our colleagues. .


  • Ep. 58 Alex the Carpenter

    Ep. 58 Alex the Carpenter

    03/05/2021 Duration: 02h20min

    In this episode Garrett sits down with good buddy Alex , a foreman carpenter from a local remodeling company .  We chatted about the current state of the remodeling industry in our area, lumber  and material prices have gone out of control recently .   Alex is interested in The process of getting your contractors license in California in 2021. Alex comes from a taping background and was swooped up by local contractor and taught carpentry and project management . Alex told us about his plans to drive through famous baja California with his family in his pickup truck . Alex said he,ll be on again soon!support the podcast by visiting www.localnonunion.redbubble.comSupport the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 57 Chad the Handyman

    Ep. 57 Chad the Handyman

    16/04/2021 Duration: 56min

    Today I surprised my buddy Chad with a podcast . He had no idea it was happening .  Chad is a local handyman just starting out with his business. We discussed a lot of the contractor laws and regulations regarding starting your own handyman business, and the grey areas that some people run into.  We also discussed the process and requirements for being elidable to take your contractors state license test in California.   I also explained a bit about my background in the construction industry, as well as some of the hardships I've gone through running my own general contracting business. I hope you find some value from this episode .Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 56 @locals_only_ultd

    Ep. 56 @locals_only_ultd

    23/03/2021 Duration: 02h12min

    Garrett sits down with Nick from @locals_only_ultd (Instagram). We chatted about the pros and cons of being a union construction worker. We also discussed how to become a contractor in California and how to become a journeyman in the union.  Nick and Garrett are big fans of Bang energy drinks and tried out the new flavor strawberry kiss, and debated how many bangs are appropriate for a work day.  Nick is a Union electrician and Garrett is a small general contractor focusing on artisan projects and small remodels.  Garrett shows nick some of his smoking pipes made in his maker shop.Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 55 Dennis (division manager -asphalt and paving )

    Ep. 55 Dennis (division manager -asphalt and paving )

    16/01/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    Quick show with my brother Dennis who is a division manager for a large asphalt and paving company in California.  We discuss the pros and cons of being in a union in the construction  industry as well as the struggles of business owner from small business to big shops. I told a story about my crew and I  finding a dead guy in San Francisco ! We also chatted about work ethic and moving forward in the construction industry.Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 54 @locals_only_ultd

    Ep. 54 @locals_only_ultd

    07/12/2020 Duration: 02h06min

    Garrett of LNU sits down with Nick from @locals_only_ultd from Instagram . Nick is a union apprentice in the bay area in the electrical trades. Nick also runs a apparel line geared towards union construction workers . He does most of the art himself and the whole line has some bitching designs. do yourself a favor and follow this dude . Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 53 @beard_picker and @oldmanvic668

    Ep. 53 @beard_picker and @oldmanvic668

    16/11/2020 Duration: 01h19min

    Garrett of local non union in the studio with @beard_picker and @oldmanvic668 right before we go on a mountain bike ride in Rockville park ca . this is a must check out episode if you want to hear some special live songs performed by @beard_picker.Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 52 the boys are back in town

    Ep. 52 the boys are back in town

    18/09/2020 Duration: 02h23min

    Garrett Gets together with his high school buddies Scott and Steve for some beers and smoke .Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 51 @hvac_refer_guy

    Ep. 51 @hvac_refer_guy

    12/08/2020 Duration: 01h43min

    Had the pleasure of meeting with Mike from @hvac_refer_guy this is a cross pod played on both our podcasts support who support youSupport the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 50 the 50th reunion episode

    Ep. 50 the 50th reunion episode

    24/06/2020 Duration: 01h31min

    Garrett sits down with the original LNU podcast crew Jon and , Wood . We were sipping on some proper 12 whiskey and lagunitas beer while we update you on whats new with each of us . Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep . 49 ITPB Service Herd

    Ep . 49 ITPB Service Herd

    15/06/2020 Duration: 01h04min

    Garrett calls up Randy of Service Herd to talk about his new service app. Service herd is a lead company for contractors and handyman. Download it in the app store find my sign up link in my bio on Instagram. @serviceherd to follow Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 48 @crownpointe_customs

    Ep. 48 @crownpointe_customs

    15/06/2020 Duration: 01h40min

    Garrett sits down with Kyle from @crownpointe_customs . He is a local Knife maker and union machinest in the oil industry . We talked shop for a bit then got into the knifes , these things were a thing of beauty im saving for one and so should you ! Follow his Instagram  and order a knife !Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 47 chilling with @sparkothor

    Ep. 47 chilling with @sparkothor

    12/05/2020 Duration: 01h46min

    Hanging out in the LNU studio with sam @spakothor on the insta .Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 46 Strange Times

    Ep. 46 Strange Times

    04/05/2020 Duration: 01h30min

    Craig and Garrett sit down for a pandemic update . Some trade talk and some bullshit … enjoy!Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • EP. 45 ITPB Im a nurse and i dont even make that.

    EP. 45 ITPB Im a nurse and i dont even make that.

    01/04/2020 Duration: 59min

    Got a call yesterday from a customer that needed a stove hood installed. I quoted him $250, to which he replied " Im a nurse and I don't even make that!"  and that's how this story begins ...Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 44 ITPB @BeastMixer

    Ep. 44 ITPB @BeastMixer

    26/03/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    Gave my buddy Jason a call from @BeastMixer and #beastmixerfamily. We chatted about the current state of the nation (corona virus scare) , also some good ole trade talk.  Jason told me about how he started beast mixer and the morals that his company are based on . do yourself a favor and follow his IG accounts @badskiny and @beastmixerSupport the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • EP. 43 ITPB Kung Flu (corona Virus update)

    EP. 43 ITPB Kung Flu (corona Virus update)

    20/03/2020 Duration: 03h29min

    I was interested in how different states and trades were being effected by the Corona Virus, so i called a few of my buddies in different states to see how they are doing . I called my cohost Craig here in california followed by @bucketofvolts in Rhode Island, as well as @foxtrots.sparks.notes also in california, and finished it off with Splash from @nobullshitbluecollar in Utah. This is a wild time stay safe bruthas .Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep 42 . ITPB @big_dan_mcconaghy

    Ep 42 . ITPB @big_dan_mcconaghy

    01/03/2020 Duration: 58min

    In the Phone Booth episode with my brutha Big Dan Mcconaghy aka "the bearded Tradie Podcast" just catching up with my buddy.Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep . 41 @sparkathor and @foxtrots.sparks.notes

    Ep . 41 @sparkathor and @foxtrots.sparks.notes

    28/02/2020 Duration: 02h11min

    Garrett sits down with two electricians working in san Francisco one union one non union. good times.....Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 40 Work ethic or work pathetic

    Ep. 40 Work ethic or work pathetic

    03/02/2020 Duration: 01h47min

    Garrett and Craig talk work ethic and lack of good help.....Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

  • Ep. 39 Mabye lets just be makers part 2

    Ep. 39 Mabye lets just be makers part 2

    20/01/2020 Duration: 01h32min

    Garrett and Craig sit down and have a beer and a whiskey and talk plans and ideas for the new year.Support the show (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Localnonunion)

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