April 28, 2017

2017 Summit Award Winners

Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) Announces the 2017 Summit Award Winners

DENVER, Colorado — April 18, 2017 — On Thursday, April 13th, a record-breaking 200 electrical, energy, and construction professionals and associates gathered at the Denver Athletic Club’s Grand Ballroom for the 11th Annual IECRM Summit Awards Banquet. The annual awards ceremony hosted by IECRM (Independent Electrical Contractors – Rocky Mountain) recognizes companies in the electrical, construction, and renewable energy fields for projects that exhibit excellence in the categories of residential, commercial, industrial, energy efficiency, and safe work practices. Also recognized are individuals that demonstrate excellence in community service, political advocacy, and contributing back to the industry. IECRM is the premier nonprofit electrical and energy trade association in Colorado, the second largest chapter of IEC, and the largest IEC electrical apprenticeship training facility in the United States.

IECRM CEO Marilyn Akers Stansbury remarked, “We are honored to recognize the best of the best in our industry.  The Denver skyline is filled with beautiful buildings that our contractors worked on! It’s so exciting to see all the amazing projects in which our members play an important role throughout the Rocky Mountain region. What a thrill for them to receive a prestigious award in a packed ballroom of their peers and colleagues with our highest turnout by far for this event!”

Notable attendees included Senator Kevin Priola of State Senate District 25, Mayor Joyce Downing of Northglenn, and Kurt Klanderud, CEO of GH Phipps Construction Companies.

Announcing this year’s IECRM Summit Award winners:

  • Highest Peak Award, Celebrating “Best in Show” of the 11th Annual Summit Awards
  • Residential Project of the Year
  • Commercial Project of the Year
    • Over $3M: Dry Creek / Arrow Electronics Headquarters Project Weifield Group Contracting (Denver, CO)
    • $1.5M-$3M: National Renewable Energy Laboratory — Energy Systems Integration Facility Encore Electric (Denver, CO)
    • $500K-$1.5M: Cherry Creek Shopping Center Parking Improvements Project Weifield Group Contracting (Denver, CO)
    • Under $500K: Silver Oaks Tenant Finish — ClayDean Electric (Denver, CO)
  • Industrial Project of the Year
  • Energy Efficiency and Green Construction Project of the Year
    • Foothills Solar and Substation Project Namaste Solar (Denver, CO & Boulder, CO)

Announcing this year’s Special Peak Award winners:

Announcing this year’s Education Award winners:

Announcing this year’s Executive Award winners:


The event was hosted by IECRM ( with the support of CRS Insurance Brokerage (, Premier Sponsor of the event.

“CRS is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th Annual IECRM Summit Awards. These awards showcase and recognize the many contributions and outstanding services IECRM members provide throughout the industry from innovative design to safe workplace practices.  They highlight excellence in projects, people, and companies in the industry.” Said Grant Chaffin of CRS Insurance.

Additional sponsors of the 11th Annual Summit Awards include: Allcable, Inc. (, All Copy Products (, Bauerle & Company, P.C. (, Carlton Electric, Inc. (, Corey Electrical Engineering, Inc. (, Pinnacol Assurance (, and Hubbell Lighting (

Registration is now open for the 2017 Wire-Off Electrical Skills Competition and Energy Expo, showcasing the latest tools, products, and supplies in the energy industry, on Friday, May 19th. During the event, IECRM will hold a blood drive to benefit patients in need in our communities. Donors will be provided with snacks and will have an opportunity to, win door prizes, and enjoy a complimentary BBQ lunch at 1pm. To register or for more information please visit:

About Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM)
Since 1981, the Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) has been the leading electrical and renewable energy contractor association in Colorado. Representing more than 200 member companies and educating over 1,500 electrical apprentices and licensed electricians annually, IECRM is dedicated to educating, promoting, and advancing the energy industry and merit shop philosophy.

IECRM, located in Denver, Colorado, is a chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), a national trade association for merit shop electrical and systems contractors.

Executive Director Award – Marilyn Akers Stansbury, Mayor Joyce Downing of the City of Northglenn, and Pete Farreney of Weifield Group Contracting


Highest Peak Award representing the “Best in Show” – Weifield Group Contracting


Industrial Project of the Year (Over $3M) – Anadarko Ramsey Gas Plant: Kenny Electric Services


Residential Project of the Year (Multi Family) – DYLAN: 1st Electric Contractors, Inc.


Industry Partner of the Year Award: Thomas & Betts – A Member of the ABB Group


Electrical Service Award, for Exhibiting Excellence in Electrical Service – Integrity Electrical Services


IECRM 4th Year Electrical Apprentices/2017 Wire-Off finalists pictured with Paul Lingo, IECRM Training Director


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