Janet Martin Takes the Helm as President of Independent Electrical Contractors
Vice President/Owner of Bret’s Electric in Denver Will Make Advocacy a Top Priority
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is pleased to announce that Janet Martin, vice president and owner of Bret’s Electric in Denver will serve as the association’s 2021 president. Martin has proven herself a great leader and entrepreneur in her 30 years of corporate and small business experience. While women only comprise 10% of the construction industry, Martin is the second woman to head the predominantly male electrical and systems contracting industry organization. Martin’s term began on January 1, 2021.
“President Martin is a true champion of merit shop in America,” said Spenser Villwock, IEC CEO. “She has served the industry and association at the local chapter, regional, and national level. Her commitment to our mission and her steadfast leadership has advanced our work greatly over the last decade. This year, as National president, she will guide us even further to greener pastures as we continue to strive for our vision through the values and virtues of IEC.”
Martin became a member of IEC shortly after her business opened its doors in 1993 and believes the value IEC provides to its members is priceless. She credits serving on IEC national committees and attending events around the nation with keeping Bret’s Electric one step ahead of major industry changes.
“I know the positive impact and exceptional value IEC provides to merit shop electrical businesses across the nation,” said Martin. “Along with providing training to more than 13,000 apprentice electricians annually, IEC is the leading voice for the merit shop community and supports our interests on Capitol Hill. During my 2021 term, the organization will place a special focus and emphasis on advocacy to ensure that we continue to grow and prosper during the new presidential administration. I look forward to giving back to the organization that helped me achieve my success and goals.”
Instrumental in growing Bret’s Electric, a Denver-based commercial electrical contractor known for design build, from a small residential firm to a regional commercial contractor over the last three decades, Martin has a wealth of experience in human resources management, investments, marketing, sales, recruiting, customer service, payroll, accounting, construction bonds, and electrical permits – all of which she will bring to her term as president of IEC.