August 4, 2021

40th Anniversary Party, Expo & Open House

Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) hosted a 40th Anniversary Party, Expo & Open House event at the IECRM Northglenn Main Campus. The Expo spanned across 4 days (July 26-29) as we welcomed our 2021-22 students to school in style with food, drinks, cupcakes, prizes, and 15 local and national Industry Partners that showcased the latest products, tools, technology, services, and special offers that support the electrical industry.

On Thursday, July 29, new and longtime IECRM members came out to join in on the fun, network in person, and celebrate IECRM’s 40th Anniversary with a ceremonial cake cutting. IECRM member contractors were invited to a special VIP Lounge with exclusive prizes, snacks, and a full-service bar.

“It was wonderful to welcome back our first through fourth-year apprentices. While this is completely new to first-year students, in-person classes are a first for our second-year students as well, having been forced online for their entire first year due to COVID. It was heartwarming to welcome back our third and fourth-year students. We have come to know many by name over the course of their training. In addition to the excitement of students returning to campus, I was happy to welcome new IECRM members The Ryall Group and Centrica, meet new team members with Emerson/Greenlee at the AIS booth, be “Kerri Williams, IECRM Industry Partner of the Year” for an afternoon at the IDEAL booth (an impossible task as she’s so amazing!) and see so many partners, members, apprentices, and our IECRM friends and family together for four days of celebrating forty!” said Marilyn Akers Stansbury, IECRM CEO.

“It was a joy to meet long-time electrician and IECRM member Michael Bauer and his wife with Automatic Electric who are still in the industry after so many years! Congratulations to Sarah Corwin (Moll) on her new role as the Senior Life Safety Systems Executive at Johnson Controls. Welcome back to Laura Heon with Centrica after a few years outside of the association. I look forward to our members learning more about the energy benchmarking solutions Centrica brings to the industry. I would also like to recognize City Electric Supply for engaging with us at the EXPO and for recently upgrading their membership to a Platinum Level. You may have met

Jeff Rodenberg of Casey Industrial who serves on the Colorado Board of SkillsUSA, an organization we look forward to becoming more involved with to connect with future electrical apprentices.

Also, I haven’t seen so many decorated cupcakes and scrumptious cake all in one place since the National Apprenticeship Week in 2019!

Many thanks to Team IECRM, the 40th Anniversary Task Force, and the IECRM Board of Directors for great ideas, all hands on deck, and decades of support!” said Marilyn.


  • AIS Industrial & Construction Supply
  • Casey Bergquist
  • CED – Consolidated Electrical Distributors
  • City Electric Supply (CES)
  • Centrica Business Solutions/ Panoramic Power
  • Federated Insurance
  • Graybar Electric Company
  • IDEAL Industries
  • I-Pro
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • Office Sensei
  • QED Electric Supply
  • The Ryall Group
  • XCEL Energy

 Click here to see more photos of the 40th Anniversary Party, Expo & Open House.

Since our founding in 1981, IECRM has been steadfast in its commitment to train and develop the next generation of electricians and support our member companies to better manage, market, and grow their businesses.

Over the past 40 years, IECRM has grown to become the largest IEC electrical training program in the country and has been the leading electrical and renewable energy contractor association in Colorado. IECRM serves more than 250 member companies and 3,000 apprentices and licensed electricians annually.

We are proud to have helped build the skills and launch the careers of thousands of industry leaders and business owners in electrical contracting and renewable energy and look forward to educating, promoting, and advancing the industry for many years to come.

We will be celebrating all year long! Be sure to join us at our next event.  Click here for a list of upcoming events.

Special thanks to the sponsors of this event:




Prize Wheel Sponsor
Matsuo Engineering







Drink Sponsor

Federated Insurance








VIP Contractor Lounge Co-Sponsors
The Premier Group





Dessert Sponsor

Emily Griffith Technical College






Katie Shobe
Marketing Manager
Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain
(303) 853-4886