About IBEW 1253

Who we are

IBEW Local Union 1253 was chartered in Augusta, ME in 1946.  Since that day, we’ve been striving to enhance the lives of the men and women working in the field of electrical construction.  We offer highly skilled craftspeople who are comfortable working in Industrial, Commercial, or Residential settings. Our signatory contractors have immediate access to top-shelf help for as long as they need it. 

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The vision of the IBEW has remained steady since established:

to promote excellence and to improve the lives of each and every member

To promote reasonable methods of work

The IBEW is the industry leader for safe and reliable work.  In our contracts lie the guarantee to each and every client that they will receive the absolute best quality and production.  Every IBEW Local 1253 electrician lives up to the highest industry standards of production and safety.  This professionalism allows our members to maintain an excellent standard of living for their families. 

Security

TO SECURE EMPLOYMENT​

TO SECURE ADEQUATE PAY FOR OUR WORK

TO SETTLE ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES BY ARBITRATION (IF POSSIBLE)

TO ASSIST EACH OTHER IN SICKNESS OR DISTRESS

Quality of Life

TO REDUCE THE HOURS OF DAILY LABOR

TO SEEK A HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING

TO SECURE ADEQUATE PAY FOR OUR WORK

TO CULTIVATE FEELINGS OF FRIENDSHIP AMONG THOSE OF OUR INDUSTRY

Our Staff

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Nick Paquet
Director of Business Development

Nick has been a member of IBEW 1253 since 1999 and is the acting President of the local.  Nick is charged with building the size and strength of Local 1253. If you want to join the best paid and most talented work force in the electrical industry, or you’re interested in employing a trained and capable workforce to handle any job you’re bidding on with less hassle, get in touch with him.

(207) 453-1301 | cell: (207) 949-5755

Nick@ibew1253.org

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Clara M. Burrill
Office Manager
Admin. Assistant

Clara joined our Administrative Staff in April 2014. She has 20 plus years in the Administrative field and holds a BS in Business Administration from Thomas College. She will be happy to assist you with any of your inquiries.

(207) 453-1301  

clara@ibew1253.org

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George Howe
Director of
Augusta Electrical JATC

George, as of January 2019, joined our office as Director of the Augusta Electrical JATC. He is in charge of all training programs for Local IBEW 1253, with over 250 electricians and apprentices. If you have questions about our Apprenticeship Program or ongoing Journeyman training, George would love to hear from you.

(207) 453-1301 EXT 3 | c: (207) 215-7298

george@ibew1253.org

Cara Flannery
Assistant to the Director of the JATC 
Pre-Apprenticeship Program Coordinator

Cara joined our office in July of 2022. She previously worked in public education for 11 years as a teacher and community outreach coordinator then took her own advice by pursuing a career within the trades. If you'd like assistance in navigating our apprenticeship program, Cara is here to help you.

 

(207) 453-1301

Cflannery@ibew1253.org