Construction Labor Contractors (CLC) was established on October 1, 1997 in Cleveland Ohio.
Timothy J. Cherotti, President of CLC, knew that contractors could benefit from a flexible workforce and a cost-effectiveness that comes from the ability to vary labor use without incurring common administrative expenses such as advertising, recruiting, workers compensation, and employer-contributions to employee taxes and unemployment-all of which are wage components often overlooked when hiring full-time employees. Realizing early on that CLC's potential lay within the skilled craftsmen that would serve his clients, Cherotti developed a generous benefits package uncommon in the construction industry. In addition, he made it a point to offer his employees an opportunity for paid vacation and paid holidays. This drive to make CLC a great place to work for skilled craftsmen formed a solid foundation, upon which the company has grown.
Since CLC's incorporation in 1997, Cherotti has grown his enterprise into one that reaches much farther than the first office in Cleveland, Ohio. When once Cherotti himself would, in a pinch to serve a customer, walk onto a job site and put hammer to nail, he now employs nearly 800 employees and services over 2,000 clients.
Perhaps most important in the history of how CLC has become what it is today is the pay-it-forward philosophy, which forms the foundation for CLC's culture. Trusting in the idea that if you are generous to others, others will be generous to you, CLC employees look beyond sales and statistics for their true purpose, and CLC clients know that their best interests are well in hand. One of Cherotti's most poignant quotes is, "Together we can accomplish anything." This is the premise upon which Construction Labor Contractors operates.