September 30, 2016

United Rentals Team Wins First Place at the 2016 Annual IECRM Golf Tournament

United Rentals Team Wins First Place at the 2016 Annual IECRM Golf Tournament, Raising Nearly $8,000 to Benefit Veterans

LAKEWOOD, Colorado — September 30, 2016 – On September 1st, Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain (IECRM) held its Annual Golf Tournament at Fox Hollow Golf Course with a record 192 players coming together to celebrate the IECRM electrical skilled trade training facility and construction-focused trade association. The Golf Tournament’s overall fundraising goals were supported by Premiere Sponsor Thomas & Betts. United Rentals ( won First Place in the tournament, with The Northern Group ( coming in a close Second Place, and McCarthy Building Companies ( and HUB International ( placing Third.  The “Most Honest Team” award went to Master Electrical Contractors ( The Annual Golf Tournament is a fundraiser that involves professionals and companies who support IECRM and its mission of advancing America’s energy contractors and its veterans workforce initiative.

This year’s tournament raised nearly $8,000 to support IECRM’s Veterans Committee. Fundraising opportunities included a Greenlight a Vet campaign, fundraising holes and a custom hunting knife as a door prize. Veterans suoort hole sponsors included: Tradeforce Staffing (, Hubbell Lighting (, Weifield Group Electrical Contracting (, QED Electrical Supply ( for the green lights. The hunting knife was donated in part by Half Face Blades. 100% of the proceeds raised from each opportunity were dedicated to IECRM Veterans Committee for community outreach and career transition support for U.S. Veterans.

“On a beautiful September morning, we got together as an industry to play some golf and do the right thing by raising money for veterans who have served our country selflessly, so they can move fluidly into the next chapter in their lives. We’ve been blessed to have some amazing Veterans Committee volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help others, some fantastic philanthropy among our peers, and a wonderful community of people who care about veterans and their education,” stated Sam Gluck, Service Director, Weifield Group Contracting, U.S. Navy Veteran, and an IECRM Veterans Committee member.

“Through fellowship and education of transitioning military personnel, the IECRM Veterans Committee strives to advance career-minded veterans with electrical and energy profession opportunities located in the Rocky Mountain region.  We work with GI benefits, participate at military job fairs, work one on one on resume building and making introductions to other IECRM members for possible employment,” said Marilyn Stansbury, CEO of IECRM.

To learn more about the Veteran’s Committee or to get involved please visit:

Premiere Sponsor Thomas & Betts (, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Additional sponsors included:

Notable players in this year’s tournament included:
Kerri Williams, IDEAL Tool: Hole in One
R.J. Rochford, Allcable: Longest Drive Men
Chris Helms, Cintas: Longest Drive Men
Ken Funderburg, Integrity Electrical Solutions: Longest Drive Men
Katie Bergoyne, Integrity Electrical Solutions: Longest Drive Women
Ashleigh Widmier: Longest Drive Women
David Jones, QED: Closest to the Pin
Kerri Williams, IDEAL Tool: Closest to the Pin
Wesley Johnson, guest of Office Sensei: Closest to the Pin
Jay Nettleton, Graybar Electric: Longest Putt
Terry Vogel, Weifield Group Electrical Contracting: Longest Putt
Paul Arnold, Kennedy Electric: Longest Putt

To learn about membership and partnership opportunities with the premier trade association of the Rocky Mountain region, please visit or call (303) 853-4886.

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.


Troy Eisenach of QED and Kerri Williams of IDEAL Industries, Inc. at cart line up with nearly 200 other IECRM members for the shotgun start


Team Convergint Technologies/Piper Electric having a great time on the course


Stationed at a fundraising hole: Annette Gauna, IECRM Training Manager and Paul Lingo, IECRM Training Director and U.S. Navy Veteran


IECRM presents awards to 1st place winners, United Rentals


Mike Ewert, Hubbell Lighting; US Army Veteran and Chair of the IECRM Veterans Committee thanks members for their support and a speeks about the veterans workforce initiatives and accomplishments over lunch

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