November 14, 2016



Northglenn, Colorado, November 14, 2016 – Following an intense and highly-spirited round of competition, Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM), is pleased to announce that David Kohler, an IECRM Instructor, has been named the winner of the IDEAL National Championship for the Denver territory of the United States, aditionaly a team of Professionals from Encore Electric, an IECRM contractor member company, will make the top 5 teams Nationally. Each winner will receive a 13-piece IDEAL Tool Kit and a travel accommodations, provided by IDEAL, to complete against other territory winners in the National Championship finals at Walt Disney World® in Orlando later this month.

The IDEAL National Championship is part of the company’s centennial celebration and was created to showcase the abilities of America’s electrical professionals, students and apprentices. Starting in May and ending in October, electrical professionals and students/apprentices participated as individuals or teams in one of many first-round events held by electrical distributors, trade schools and other organizations across the country. Over $500,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded by IDEAL in the nationwide competition.

‘My congratulations to all the winners of this year’s competition, who excelled against some stiff competition for the top slot in their territory,” said (representative from distributor or school). “The IDEAL National Championships gives seasoned professionals and students alike the chance to demonstrate their talent and try their hand at essential trade skills. It was an honor to be part of this amazing competition.”

A total of sixty-seven individual professional electricians, and five teams made up of three electricians, and sixty-seven individual student/apprentices five teams of three student/apprentices will be competing in the IDEAL National Championship semi-finals. Similar to the qualifying rounds, the semi-finals and finals events will challenge participants to complete various electrical tasks using high-quality, professional IDEAL tools.


IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is a global, diversified family business designing and manufacturing superior products and tools for professional tradesmen in the electrical, wire processing, data communications, aerospace, automotive and construction industries. The 100-year old company was founded in 1916 on the premise of forging ideal relationships with customers, employees and communities.  The company has consistently grown and expanded under four generations of family ownership.

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

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.