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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

Arlington, VA, February 1, 2021 – 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.

About Independent Electrical Contractors

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a nonprofit trade association federation with 53 educational campuses and affiliate IEC local chapters across the country. IEC represents over 3,300 member businesses throughout the United States and educates over 10,000 electricians and systems professionals each year through world-class training programs. IEC contractor member companies are responsible for over $8.5B in gross revenue annually and are composed of some of the premier firms in the industry.


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Federated Insurance Named Independent Electrical Contractors Official Partner

Arlington, VA, January 20, 2021 – Newly named IEC’s “Official Partner for Business, Life & Disability Insurance,” Federated Mutual Insurance Company proudly provides electrical contractors with customized property and casualty, workers compensation, life, disability income insurance, and bonding.

With Federated, IEC members can benefit from a relationship with a highly-trained, local marketing representative who is committed to enhancing their success. As a mutual company, Federated is focused on the best interests of its business owner clients and invests heavily in risk management services designed for the electrical contractor industry. IEC members seeking to learn more about how Federated can help them prevent losses, protect employees, and gain greater control over their insurance costs are encouraged to speak with a local Federated marketing representative about attending one of Federated’s Risk Management Academy sessions or webinars, which are open to all IEC members.

“Federated Insurance is honored to have earned the endorsement of the Independent Electrical Contractors,” said Dave Szymanski, Federated Insurance First Vice President – Director of Association Risk Management Services. “IEC members operate world-class businesses and we look forward to helping them address their unique risk management and insurance needs.”

Federated’s contracting industry-specific risk management resources touch on topics such as:

  • Safe driving
  • Workplace safety
  • Fire prevention
  • Cyber security
  • Theft prevention
  • Employment practices
  • Claims management
  • Disaster preparedness
  • And more

“Finding an insurance provider for your business can be a challenge. Finding one who understands the unique needs of electrical contractors can prove to be even more difficult,” said IEC CEO Spenser Villwock. “This is an area where Federated excels and has made a commitment to helping you keep your business, your employees, and your bottom line safe. And, they have a proven track record with many of IEC’s members to prove it.”

Federated clients can also enroll in mySHIELD®, a personalized, online destination for risk management resources. Through mySHIELD, IEC member clients can swiftly request and receive certificates of insurance, efficiently manage company drivers lists and vehicle lists, access valuable employee safety training and materials, pay invoices, and report claims.

Learn more about our new Platinum Partner, Federated Insurance, here.

About Federated Insurance

Founded in 1904, Federated Insurance is a national commercial insurance company serving the risk management needs of nearly 40,000 American businesses. The organization has earned more than 500 recommendations from state, regional, and national associations and buying groups. Federated is rated A+ (Superior) by industry analyst A.M. Best® and was named to the Ward’s 50 lists of top property-casualty companies and life insurance companies in 2020.

About Independent Electrical Contractors

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a nonprofit trade association federation with 53 educational campuses and affiliate IEC local chapters across the country. IEC represents over 3,300 member businesses throughout the United States and educates over 10,000 electricians and systems professionals each year through world-class training programs. IEC contractor member companies are responsible for over $8.5B in gross revenue annually and are composed of some of the premier firms in the industry.


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TriBuild Systems, Inc. (Chandler, Arizona) Announces Partnership with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) at the Platinum Level

Arlington, VA, January 5, 2020 – McCormick Companies, a leading provider of software solutions for the construction industry, acquired TriBuild Construction Management Software in mid-2020. TriBuild’s Project Management Software technology gives contractors the ability to standardize, track, and store project management operations to ensure not only project success but also enhanced communication and documentation. TriBuild is deployed completely in the cloud and is an SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution. Users may easily manage submittals, RFI’s, change orders, procurement, time tracking, and billing from one location that can be accessed from the job site, job trailer, or the main corporate office.

McCormick Companies is led by long standing IEC National Platinum Partner McCormick Systems, Inc. The combination of McCormick Systems and TriBuild Systems provides a leading estimating system and a highly developed project management solution.

“With our addition of TriBuild Construction Management to the group of McCormick Companies, we felt strongly that TriBuild Systems should partner with IEC National in the same manner as McCormick Systems,” said Todd McCormick, president and CEO of McCormick Systems, Inc., and president of TriBuild Systems, Inc. “We value our relationship with contractors and feel that supporting IEC contractors at this highest level ensures continued success through the management of their awarded projects.”

“We are thrilled to celebrate leading-edge TriBuild as a Platinum Partner of IEC National,” said Spenser Villwock, CEO, IEC. “TriBuild’s full suite of innovative solutions directly benefit electrical and systems contractors throughout America. We look forward to helping to connect their best-in-class products to our 2,500+ member contractors in the months and years ahead.”

About TriBuild Systems, Inc.

Privately owned, TriBuild Systems, Inc. provides complete cloud based SaaS project management software to the construction industry.

About Independent Electrical Contractors

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a nonprofit trade association federation with 51 educational campuses and affiliate IEC local chapters across the country. IEC represents over 3,300 member businesses throughout the United States and educates over 10,000 electricians and systems professionals each year through world-class training programs. IEC contractor member companies are responsible for over $8.5B in gross revenue annually and are composed of some of the premier firms in the industry.

CONTACT:

Laurie Enceneat
Senior Director Marketing & Communications
Phone: 703-650-0053 Email: lenceneat@ieci.org

Loriel McCormick
Phone: 855-646-3724
Email: lmccormick@mccormicksys.com 


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Electroindustry United to Ensure Essential Businesses Operating

MARCH 23, 2020—The leading trade associations representing America’s electrical supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, and installers, united to ensure that lawmakers at the state and local levels keep the power on for everyone as they make decisions related to the current COVID-19 health crisis.  

In a joint letter to the National Governors Association, National League of Cities, National Conference of State Legislators, National Association of Towns and Townships, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Association of Counties, electroindustry leaders urged state and local officials to heed the guidance issued last week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security categorizing workers in the electrical manufacturing supply chain as essential.

In their joint letter, the CEOs of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, National Electrical Contractors Association, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and Independent Electrical Contractors stated that “our joint industries must continue to operate to support installed essential equipment and critical infrastructure … to ensure power systems and applications are made, installed, maintained, and/or repaired appropriately in a timely manner.”

Furthermore, electroindustry leaders reiterated that “all critical infrastructure, including hospitals, businesses, and emergency services rely on electricity. Consequently, any delay caused by confusion about what is an essential business could delay access to necessary supplies and contractors needed to get the job done. To do otherwise will lead to additional confusion and unnecessary disruptions to society and undermine the confidence Americans have in their policymakers to make rational policy decisions during this pandemic.”

Follow this link to view a copy of the joint letter.