about us

Chartered in April 1912, and located at 2403 Jackson St. in Houston, the first officer of Local 22 was Thomas B. Reed, who stayed in an officer’s capacity until 1939.  Our Union has been involved in the building and growth of the Houston, Beaumont and Galveston area since our inception, when the population was 78,000 and ranked 68th in the country.  

Our craft has been instrumental in the growth of Houston to the 4th largest city in the nation, with a population of over 2 million people, by providing mechanical insulation to help cool our city and grow our petrochemical economy.  

Our jurisdiction has 22 counties, including plants and refineries in the Golden Triangle area of Beaumont, Port Arthur  to the South Texas Nuclear facility, along the 50 mile stretch of the Ship Channel to Kyle Field at Texas A&M and the Port of Galveston; all having the signature of our craftsman, including many commercial icons such as the Astrodome, Minute Maid Park, Reliant Center, Toyota Center and the Medical Center.  


Since 1912, the Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #22 has become synonymous with the highest quality craftsmanship.

No one ever complained or has complained about having their work executed perfectly.

It's old fashioned now, but we do what we say we're going to do.  Plain and simple.  Our word is bond, and that applies to our deadlines, as well.

No one ever complained or has complained that we have too much integrity.