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 winners were announced at IEC Convention & Expo 2019, held October 3-5, in St. Louis, MO.


National Member of the Year:

Brian Inskeep, In Pwr Inc., Central Indiana IEC

Industry Achievement Award:

David Jones, QED, a Sonepar Company

Apprenticeship Alumni Award:

Hank Strittmatter of IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County

Chapters of the Year:

Central Indiana IEC (16 to 30 contractor members)
IEC San Antonio (31 to 60 contractor members)
IEC New Jersey (61 to 89 contractor members)
IEC Rocky Mountain (90+ contractor members)

Apprenticeship Chapter of the Year:

IEC Rocky Mountain

Instructor of the Year:

Cal Blair, IEC Rocky Mountain

Legislative Chapter of the Year:

IEC Rocky Mountain 

Chapter Executive Director of the Year:

Cindy Regier, IEC of Oregon

Community Service Individual Award:

Jim & Becky Schoenfelder, 1st Electric Contractors, IEC Rocky Mountain

Community Service Team Award:

Wagner Electric, IEC Kentucky & Southern Indiana

Legacy Award:

Tom Corrigan, Corrigan Electric, IEC Kentucky & Southern Indiana

IEC Rising Star Award:

Leighland Gutierrez, IEC Rocky Mountain

Chapter SPARK Award:

IEC Dallas

2019 IEC National Apprentice of the Year:

1st: Andrew Monson, King’s Electric, IEC of Greater Cincinnati
2nd: Chaz Hooley, Rite Way Electric, IEC of Oregon 
3rd: Michael Curtis, Integrity Electric, IEC Rocky Mountain

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 IEC-CNA Safety Awards were presented at IEC Convention & Expo 2019 to the following companies:

Collier Electric, IEC New England (1 to 15 employees)
VA Electric, IEC Northern New Mexico (16 to 50 employees)
Power Up Electrical Contractor, IEC Greater St. Louis (51 to 125 employees)
IES C&I – Texas, IEC San Antonio (126 to 300 employees)
Helix Electric, IEC Chesapeake & IEC El Paso (Over 300 Employees) 

Excellence in Electrical Construction
InPwr Inc.
Central Indiana IEC
Boston Fires

1st Electric Contractors Inc. ​
IEC Rocky Mountain
AMLI Riverfront Green

Weifield Group Contracting​
IEC Rocky Mountain
Verizon NEC2A Data Center Project
VA Electric Inc.
IEC Northern New Mexico
Conchas Dam Electrical Upgrade
Bret’s Electric
IEC Rocky Mountain
RE-4 Schools
IEC Florida West Coast Chapter
City of St. Petersburg Police Headquarters Facility/EOC
Central Electric
San Antonio IEC
NEISD Nutrition Service Warehouse
Central Electric
San Antonio IEC
COSA SE Service Center
InPwr Inc.
Central Indiana IEC
Dollar General
Energy Efficient/Green Construction  
Weifield Group Contracting​
IEC Rocky Mountain
Colorado School of Mines ISOC Project
Power Generation  
TMI Electrical Contractors
IEC of Greater Cincinnati
Piqua 15mW Single Axis Tracker PV Array
Low Voltage/Limited Energy Systems  
Walker Engineering​
IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County
Houston Methodist Hospital Paul and Joseph C. (Rusty) Walter III Tower


Service Contractor of the Year

1 to 15 service employees
Wagner Electric Company, IEC Kentucky & Southern Indiana
Jeffersontown, Kentucky

16 to 50 service employees
Metro Electric Inc., Rio Grande Valley IEC
McAllen, Texas