August 20, 2020

Congratulations to all Summit Awards Nominees and Winners!

In a studio, six feet apart, hosting the 14th Annual Summit Awards, IECRM Board of Directors President Rob Watkins and IECRM

CEO Marilyn Akers Stansbury gave an award-winning performance of their own as members watched and participated from their homes, offices, and even a mountaintop. Click here to watch the video recording of the Virtual Summit Awards presentation.

2020 called for an unprecedented approach to this year’s Summit Awards Event. Fabulous and fun Home Depot “Watch Party Buckets” were hand-delivered to audience members’ homes and offices, filled with dinner certificates, beverages, snacks, desserts, party décor, and the hottest items of 2020: masks, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper! Guests were welcomed to a virtual networking cocktail hour, visiting “rooms” hosted by premier sponsor The Home Depot Pro, IEC National CEO Spenser Villwock, IECRM Board Members, and IECRM Staff. Then, the awards show began! With the aid of the “mission control room” in the studio, attendees were able to interact with the hosts and each other in real time throughout the program. The networking continued into the Virtual After Party where guests lingered and congratulated the winners.

The evening’s theme Essential and Excellent aptly described the tone for the event, sponsored by The Home Depot Pro, premier sponsor for the interactive virtual awards program.

Each year, IECRM recognizes excellence in projects and people within the electrical, construction, and green building fields – highlighting projects that have added to the landscape of our communities; celebrating the achievements of members and the success of our instructors and apprentices; and honoring the incredible support we receive from industry partners.

“These awards are important as they showcase the external contributions electrical contractors make in the community,” said Rob. “They also provide an opportunity for us to recognize the internal contributions of our employees.” He went on to add, “This has been especially true this year as we responded as companies and a chapter to our members’ needs, pivoting during the COVID pandemic.”

Click here to view more photos of the Virtual IECRM Summit Awards 2020.


Electrical Excellence Awards
We thank all of our amazing nominees for the excellent submissions, hard work, and essential projects. Though there could only be one winner in each category, we truly believe that each submission was exceptional and worthy of recognition.
Congratulations to each and every one of our nominees:
  • 1st Electric Contractors, Inc.
  • APCO Electric, Inc.
  • Barnes Electrical Contracting
  • Bret’s Electric
  • Brothers Plumbing, Heating and Electric
  • Carlton Electric
  • Colorado State University Global
  • Corey Electrical Engineering, Inc.
  • Courtesy Electric Company
  • Eckstine Electric Company
  • Encore Electric, Inc.
  • Fisher & Phillips, LLP
  • InPwr Inc.
  • Interstates Construction Services, Inc.
  • Kenny Electric
  • Ludvik Electric
  • Namaste Solar
  • RK Electrical
  • Weifield Group Electrical Contracting
  • X3 Tradesmen
And the winners are…
Safety Award
The presentation of awards began with “safety first!” The Safety Excellence Award was announced by Safety Awards Sponsor, Pinnacol Assurance’s Director of Safety Innovation and Strategy, Joshua Kreger. This year the 2020 Summit Award for Safety Excellence was presented to Encore Electric.
Legislative Award
Presented to Colorado State House of Representatives Member, Kevin Van Winkle, for his continuous leadership and policy accomplishments in workforce development and support of successful business practices impacting the electrical, energy and construction industry.
Kevin Van Winkle
Colorado House of Representatives
Industry Partner of the Year Award
Presented to the partner that has shown notable leadership for the Chapter over the past year: Fisher Phillips LLP. An Industry Partner for more than 30 years, Fisher Phillips LLP, has most recently been a “superhero” in their response to counseling and helping IECRM understand everything from OSHA labor and employment matters to COVID-19 issues, business impacts, and nearly 200 State of Colorado Executive and Public Health Orders.
Kristin White, Attorney at Law
Fisher & Phillips
Micah Dawson, Attorney at Law
Fisher & Phillips
Executive Strategic Initiatives Award
Presented to Colorado State University Global (CSU Global Campus) for their significant impact on the advancement and growth of the industry through its alignment with IEC’s vision to educate, promote, recognize, and advance the industry. “Their collaboration, understanding, and partnership has been essential to offering additional transferrable higher education credit hours to further the industry and professional development of IECRM’s alumni careers,” said Marilyn Akers Stansbury. Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker and Pamela Toney accepted the award on behalf of CSU Global.
Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker
President, CSU Global
Pamela Toney
Incoming President & CEO, CSU Global
Wire-Off Competition
IECRM Training Director Paul Lingo congratulated the Top 5 Fourth-Year Apprentices and Wire-Off competitors:
  • Juan Blohm, Namaste Solar
  • Gabe Green, Encore Electric, Inc.
  • Darren Lange, Weifield Group Electrical Contracting
  • Ryan Slayton, Denver Water
The 2020 Wire-Off winner is James Winne, Cemex. James will represent IECRM at the IEC National Wire-Off competition rescheduled with social distancing and new safety protocols this fall and will do his best to bring home a victory.
Instructor Awards
Presented to dedicated instructors of IECRM who share their knowledge and professional experience night after night, year after year:
2020 Instructor of the Year
Chris Papp
2020 Instructor Milestones
5 Years
Scott Dorn
Mark Ford
Greg Meyers
Damian Thomas

10 Years
Mike Neuschwanger

Jim Johnson

20 Years
Rich Castellano
Special PEAK Awards
2020 Electrical Project Manager of the Year
Mike Stoole, Bret’s Electric, LLC
Special PEAK Award for Community Service
Brothers Plumbing, Heating, and Electric
Workforce Development Encore Electric, Inc. for the Mobile Escape Room
Electrical Industry Innovation Award
APCO Electric, Inc. for the Dairy Block Pedestrian Alley Heaters
Contractor member and Industry Partner Collaboration Award
X3 Tradesmen and Ludvik Electric
Celebrating Excellence in Electrical Construction…
Single Family Residential Construction
Courtesy Electric Company for Barefoot Lakes
Multifamily Residential Construction
1st Electric Contractors, Inc. for
AMLI Riverfront Green
Commercial Project Award up to $2 Million
Bret’s Electric, LLC for Windsor Mill
Commercial Projects $2-$6 Million
Encore Electric, Inc. for the Eagle County Airport
Commercial Project $6-$10 Million
Encore Electric, Inc. for Williams Village East at The University of Colorado Boulder
Commercial Projects over $10 Million
Weifield Group Electrical Contracting for the Denver Water Operations Complex Redevelopment Project
Industrial Projects Up to $2 Million
Interstates, Inc. for Boyd Lake Baffle Wall and Pump Station Improvements
Industrial Projects $2-$6 Million
Eckstine Electric Company for the City of Loveland Wastewater Treatment Plant BNR & Digester Improvements Project
Industrial Projects $6-$10 Million
Weifield Group Electrical Contracting for the East Cherry Creek Valley North & South Booster Pump Stations Project
Low Voltage/Limited Energy Systems Construction
Encore Electric, Inc. for the W Hotel Aspen
COVID-19 Champion Awards
For stepping up and making contributions large and small, above and beyond, working together and contributing to make a difference IECRM recognized:
  • Courtesy Electric
  • Encore Electric, Inc.
  • InPwr
  • Namaste Solar
  • Weifiled Group Contracting
IECRM Highest Peak Award – Best in Show
Awarded to the member company truly emulating the highest
in excellence within the open-market industry:
Weifield Group Electrical Contracting for the
Denver Water Operations Complex Redevelopment Project
“It was a wonderful evening of celebration and recognition of so many stellar companies. We thank all of you for supporting our industry association and making IECRM excellent and essential!
We hope to see you in the Spring for the 2021 IECRM Summit Awards!”
Marilyn Akers Stansbury, IECRM CEO
Thank you, sponsors!
– Premier Sponsor –
– Safety Awards Sponsor –
– Video Production Sponsors –
– VIP Guest Sponsor: Emerging Leaders –
– Networking/Cocktail Hour Sponsor –
– Intermission Break Sponsors –
– Limited Edition Glassware Sponsor –
– Hand Sanitizer Sponsor –
– Decor, Dessert, and Snack Co-Sponsor –
– After Party Sponsor –
– Snack Co-Sponsor –
– Toilet Paper Sponsor –
And Now A Commercial Break from our Sponsors!
The Home Depot – The Premier Sponsor of the IECRM 2020 Virtual Summit Awards
The Home Depot - The Premier Sponsor for the 2020 IECRM Summit Awards
Graybar Denver – A Platinum Level IECRM Industry Partner
Supporting the Next Generation Electrician and IECRM since 1988!
Graybar Denver - A Platinum Level IECRM Industry Partner
Pinnacol Assurance – A Bronze Level IECRM Industry Partner
2020 Safety Awards Sponsor
Pinnacol Assurance - A Bronze Level IECRM Industry Partner
CSU Global Offers Up to 53 Credits Toward a Bachelor Degree to IECRM Apprentices
Graduates of the 4-Year Apprenticeship Program qualify
Electrical Apprentices at IECRM Also Earn College Credits!