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IECRM Staff Receiving Awards at the IEC 2021 Awards Gala. Click here to view more photos from the event.
 

IECRM was a proud host of the 2021 National IEC Convention, Expo & Awards Gala held in Denver, for the first time in over 15 years, at the Colorado Convention Center. Electrical industry professionals from all over the country traveled to attend the 4-day convention that offered a wide range of specialized educational sessions, networking and social events, a golf tournament and a luncheon to benefit future electricians, the vast Expo Hall where 70 exhibitors displayed innovative products and services, the live National Apprentice of the Year competition that included 25 electrical apprentices from different IEC chapters across the country, a showcase for high school students interested in an electrical career, and a special presentation on leadership from the Keynote Speaker Terrell Davis, former Denver Bronco, Super Bowl MVP, and successful businessman. This year’s convention in Denver shone brightly with IECRM’s own member Janet Martin (vice president and owner of Bret’s Electric, Inc.) serving as the President of the IEC National Board of Directors.


“IEC Rocky Mountain was honored to be among the hosts of this year’s convention as it allowed for more of our electrical contractor members throughout Colorado to get to experience this incredible annual event,” said Marilyn Akers Stansbury, IECRM CEO.


IECRM and its members were recognized nationally with a total of 17 awards and honors at the 2021 National Awards Gala. The emcee for the evening was IEC National Industry Partner and IECRM member, Bryan Beckett, owner of Office Sensei and the IEC Pride Store. This prestigious annual event for the industry was held Saturday evening, October 9, to recognize individuals and projects that demonstrate excellence in the electrical and systems contracting industry. IECRM received 3 of the 5 chapter awards and our electrical contractor members took home a combined total of 14 national awards and honors.


“Receiving an award from IEC National is a monumental accomplishment that allows a company to recognize its employees and showcase to its customers and community the outstanding contributions and projects that come from being the ‘best of the best’ in your profession and craft. We are immensely proud of our members, partners, apprentices, and staff who worked hard to capture national award recognition,” said Marilyn Akers Stansbury, IECRM CEO. 


National Awards of Excellence in Electrical Construction

The Awards of Excellence in Electrical Construction recognize IEC contractor members that exhibit excellence in electrical or systems construction by striving for total quality and excellence for projects completed from July 16, 2020 – July 15, 2021.


Residential Construction

Single-family residences (including new construction or renovation) – Courtesy Electric Co.

Multi-family residences with contract amounts up to $5,000,000 – 1st Electric Contractors, Inc.

Multi-family residences with contract amounts over $5,000,000 – 1st Electric Contractors, Inc.

 

Commercial Construction

Electrical contract amounts from $2,000,001 to $5,000,000 – Encore Electric, Inc.

Electrical contract amounts from $5,000,001 to $7,000,000 – Weifield Group Electrical Contracting

Electrical contract amounts over $7,000,000 – Encore Electric, Inc.

 

Industrial Construction

Electrical contract amounts from $3,000,001 to $7,000,000 – Weifield Group Electrical Contracting

Electrical contract amounts over $7,000,000 – Weifield Group Electrical Contracting
Click here for the full list of Excellence in Construction Awards.


National Chapter Awards Presented to IECRM

2021 Chapter of the Year: Category D – 90+ Contractor Members

The IEC Chapter of the Year Award recognizes chapters that have provided their members with exemplary service and have made efforts to grow over the past year.


2021 Chapter Executive Director of the Year 

Marilyn Akers Stansbury, IECRM CEO

The Chapter Executive Director of the Year Award recognizes an IEC chapter executive director who has exhibited outstanding leadership, accomplishments, and service during the past year.


2021 Legislative Chapter of the Year

The IEC Legislative Chapter of the Year Award recognizes an IEC chapter that has made significant strides in achieving IEC’s legislative goals by pursuing initiatives that seek to promote and support the merit shop philosophy.
Click here for a complete list of IEC Chapter Awards.


National Apprentice of the Year

Evan Nash, Piper Electric Co.

Each year, the National Apprentice of the Year Competition places the qualifying apprentice from each participating IEC chapter in head-to-head competitions for prizes and recognition as the IEC National Apprentice of the Year. It includes a combination of knowledge and skills over multiple days and is very intense. 

“We are elated that our very own Evan Nash, a 2021 IECRM graduate with Piper Electric, won the title of National Apprentice of the Year by placing 1st in the national wire-off skills competition. We are so proud. Way to go, Evan!” said Paul Lingo, IECRM Training Director.


2021 IECRM Recipients of the IEC Rising Stars Award 

Zach Allison, Weifield Group Electrical Contracting

Jason Jones, The Lighting Group

The IEC Rising Stars Awards recognize those that have made outstanding contributions to the electrical industry early in their careers by influencing the profession through personal and professional leadership development. These individuals are taking the industry by storm and are set to lead it into a new era.

“Zach and Jason have made a substantial impact in their respective companies during their career,” says Marilyn. “We are proud of our 2021 Rising Stars. They have worked exceptionally hard and their commitment to our industry is unwavering. I applaud their accomplishments.”
Click here for the complete list of IEC Rising Star Award recipients.


2021 IEC Apprenticeship Alumni Award

Sam Gluck, APCO Electric, Inc.

The IEC Apprenticeship Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus of the IEC Apprenticeship Training Program who has worked diligently to distinguish him/herself as a leader, mentor, and supporter of IEC and the electrical industry.

“Sam Gluck is an alumni, former IECRM instructor, current member of the IECRM Board of Directors, and engaged member of his local community serving on a variety of boards and committees that support workforce and economic development. His contributions have been a driving force for the success of the industry and the next generation of electricians,” said Paul Lingo, IECRM Training Director.   


IEC National Member of the Year Award

Leighland Gutierrez, Courtesy Electric Co.The IEC National Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual IEC contractor member who has made outstanding contributions to IEC and the electrical industry, or their community as a whole, in the preceding 12 months.

“Leighland Gutierrez is an engaged and valuable member of the IECRM Board of Directors, chair of the IECRM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and serves on a number of IEC National committees. His knowledge of and ideas for the industry will serve generations to come,” said Mary Beth Armbruster, IECRM Director of Operations and Member Services.  


SPARK Safety – Grand Level of Achievement

Bret’s Electric

1st Electric Contractors

Ludvik Electric Co.

Encore Electric

 

IEC Safety Award

Ludvik Electric Co. – 126-300 Employees

The IEC Safety Award recognizes companies that excel beyond Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incidence rates. Recipient companies have taken safety beyond traditional programs.