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2016 Annual Award Winners

Receiving an IEC National Award is a tremendous achievement. Handed out every year at the Amped Up Luncheon and the Awards Gala at the IEC National Convention, these award winners represent those members and chapters who have made great strides within the electrical industry and the association.

These 2016 winners were announced at IEC Con 16, held October 26-29, in San Antonio, TX.

2016 IEC National Award Winners

National Member of the Year:

Bruce Seilhammer, SECCO, Central Pennsylvania IEC

Industry Achievement Award:


Apprenticeship Alumni Award:

Joe Chandler, IEC Dallas

Chapters of the Year:

IEC of the Texas Panhandle (1 to 15 contractor members)
Midwest IEC (16 to 30 contractor members)
Central Pennsylvania IEC (31 to 60 contractor members)
IEC Rocky Mountain (90+ contractor members)

Apprenticeship Chapter of the Year:

IEC Rocky Mountain

Instructor of the Year:

Robert Barnett, Dayton IEC/MECA

Legislative Chapter of the Year:

IEC-OKC (31 to 60 contractor members)
IEC Oregon (90+ contractor members)

Chapter Executive Director of the Year:

Phyllis Franzoy, IEC Southern New Mexico

Community Service Award:

Branham Electric, IEC of Greater St. Louis

Legacy Award:

James Golly, Eaton

Team Award:

National SkillsUSA Team

Chapter SPARK Award:

Central Pennsylvania IEC

2016 IEC National Apprentice of the Year:

1st: Scott Sorensen, Eckstine Electric, IEC Rocky Mountain
2nd: Riley O'Neal, Great Basin Industrial, CenTex IEC
3rd: Jonathan Lamb, Mid-America Electric, IEC of Greater St. Louis

IEC-CNA Safety Award

The IEC-CNA Safety Awards recognize electrical contracting companies that excel in establishing and maintaining safety programs that result in incident rates that are significantly below the average OSHA recordable incident rate. The judges look for commitment to safety from management, employee involvement, active participation, and controls over major exposure to loss.

The 2016 IEC-CNA Safety Awards were presented at IEC Con 16 to the following companies:

IES Commercial - Denver
(51-125 employees)

(301 plus employees)

Excellence in Electrical Construction


Single family residence (including new construction or renovation)
R&A Enterprises (Glenwood Springs, CO)
255 Conundrum 

Multi-family residences up to three stories, including senior living
Central Electric (San Antonio, TX)
Stone Oak Care Center II

Multi-family, mid-rise buildings above three-stories
1st Electric Contractors (Lakewood, CO)
Kent Place Residences


Contract amounts up to $500,000
King's Electric Services (Lebanon, OH)
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater

Contract amounts from $500,001 to $1,500,000
Weifield Group Contracting (Denver, CO)
Pepsi Center Lighting Upgrades

Contract amounts from $1,500,001 to $5,000,000
Bergstrom Electric (Grand Forks, ND)
NDSU STEM Building

Contract amounts over $5,000,001
Excel Electrical Technologies (Kennesaw, GA)
230 Peachtree Street Redevelopment


Contract amounts to $1,500,000
Weifield Group Contracting (Denver, CO)
Longmont Waste Water Treatment Plant - Gravity Thickener & Waste Digester

Contract amounts from $1,500,001 to $5,000,000
Bret's Electric (Frederick, CO)
Value Plastics Manufacturing

Green Construction

Energy Efficient Retrofit
TMI Electrical Contractors (Cincinnati, OH)
Chesapeake Union Local Schools Energy Performance

Power Generation
TMI Electrical Contractors (Cincinnati, OH)
Minster 4.3MW Photovoltaic FA Installation

Low-Voltage Systems

Excellence in low-voltage systems construction by striving for innovation and total quality.
APG Electric (Clearwater, FL)
Polk State College Center for Public Safety

Service Contractor

One to 15 service employees
Hulsey Electric (Lowell, IN)

More than 50 service employees
Milestone Electric (Garland, TX)