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Certified Electrician—The Quality Connection

2014-03-09T13:37:00Z Certified Electrician—The Quality Connection nwitimes.com
March 09, 2014 1:37 pm

Certified Electrician represents the joint partnership between IBEW Local 697 and the National Electrical Contractors Association. Whether the client is a homeowner needing a ceiling fan installed or a developer looking for a large scale electrical contractor, Certified Electrician can help make “The Quality Connection.” Their select network of LOCAL contractors are committed to employing pre-screened LOCAL technicians that have successfully completed a certified apprenticeship training program registered with the Indiana Department of Labor. In addition, all employees are held to a high standard of professionalism, expertise, skill, and knowledge in order to exceed client expectations. Certified Electrician was created specifically for the electrical construction industry here in Northwest Indiana.

Knowledgeable, Expert Contractors and Electricians for all fields of Electrical Work

All of Certified Electrician journeyman electricians have successfully completed 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and their five-year, nationally-approved apprenticeship training program. Certified Electricians also participate in yearly journeyman upgrade classes such as electrical code, technology, wiring methods, and renewable energy. In addition, Certified Electrician is a pre/continual/random-tested drug-free work force that is annually state certified in first aid, CPR, OSHA training, and NFPA 70e. As a result, their experienced contractors have a proven history of safe, quality work in a timely fashion.

Certified Electricians are licensed, bonded, insured, and are ready to assist clients immediately. They are here to partner on the design, budget, and complete electrical install with each project. They have experience in all fields of electrical work including residential, commercial, industrial, voice data video, signs, and renewable energy. They are dedicated to value, excellence, skill, discipline, attitude, respect, determination, pride, commitment, loyalty, customer satisfaction and accountability.

Building Future Electricians

With advancing technologies and the new state of the art facility, the Lake County Electrical Training Center is developing innovative ways in which to promote subject matter mastery through the use of interactive, online, theoretical and applied learning models. Additionally, they are partnering with major equipment manufacturers, developing cutting-edge training labs for their students and contractors. These training initiatives are already impacting Certified Electrician’s customers and marketplace in a positive way.

Their organization has also reached out to establish partnering relationships with area colleges, which will provide opportunities for Certified Electricians seeking access to higher education. Northwest Indiana can only benefit from these recent developments. The collaborative efforts the partnership between contractors and electricians underscore Certified Electrician’s 85-year commitment to excellence through education. They are an organization whose very existence is based on customer satisfaction. Through training they prepare electrical professionals to exceed customer’s expectations. It continues to be a goal that every electrical installation for residential, commercial, industrial, sign, renewable energy and voice-data-video be completed safely, professionally, on time and under budget.

Community Involvement and Satisfied Customers

In addition, Certified Electrician has always taken an active interest in Northwest Indiana, giving back to communities whether it be for the Lake Area United Way, TradeWinds, Early Learning Partnership, American Heart Association, Pirates For Kids, Red Cross, March of Dimes, Rebuilding Together, Folds of Honor, Halo of Hope, Franciscan Communities, Hammond Optimist Club, Northwest Indiana Food Bank, American Legions and many others with financial and volunteer efforts of their members.

Jon Gold, CEO of TradeWinds, an organization serving people with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential, says that Certified Electrician and their contractors went above and beyond the call of duty for their recent remodel, through a donation of work and funding. “Certified Electrician staff volunteer for TradeWinds and sit on our board. They have put in a lot of time, probably two years, with our remodeling. They have helped to decrease our costs by having the apprentices volunteer electrical work here and made a substantial monetary donation toward our building campaign. We moved to an open business at the beginning of this year in Hobart on the corner of Colorado and 83rd and we did a large remodel to allow us to have a state-of-the-art building. Certified Electrician provided professional contractors that installed the entire electrical infrastructure, rewiring the whole building, so it was a very large job they did for us,” says Gold.

Jeff Ban, president of DVG, Inc., a site design and engineering firm, says that his firm has worked with Certified Electrician on a number of different large-scale projects and has had consistently superb experiences. Ban says, “We did site design for Certified Electrician’s new facility and it was a tremendous experience working with their electricians, contractors, and staff. We had to understand the business aspect the service electricians bring to Northwest Indiana. They truly try to find the best business practices for the industry and they look to find win-win situations that involve all parties in the construction process—the contractors, the owners, and the electricians, and they try to find ways to apply their procedures to meet all objectives for all involved. We used only Certified Electrician contractors and installers for all three phases of this massive project. I can say without a doubt their dedication, exceptional service and quality of work surpassed our expectations. There are many different aspects to this project too — a lot of parking lot lighting, field lighting and connections to existing systems. The business approach that the contractors and electricians in the field take has proven to us that they're truly problem solvers. They are really leaders in innovation and their LEED gold training facility at 7200 Mississippi Street in Merrillville reflects that. The solar power systems they have built in, the wind turbine they have recently installed and the storm water measures installed demonstrate that they really are leading the way in site development."

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