Rosendin Electric Gives Desert Hills High School Students a “Day in the Life” of an Electrical Contractor

Hands-on Construction Project Highlights Vocational Tour to Give Students Information About Career Opportunities in Electrical Construction.

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Tempe, AZ, USA — Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, recently hosted students from Desert Hills High School in Gilbert, Arizona, to help them understand the scope and demands of electrical contracting and to provide hands-on experience with electrical design-build and construction project management.

The tour was offered to students participating in the regional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program developed by the Arizona Department of Education to promote education in science and engineering. Upon arrival, the students were presented with a mock construction project to complete. Designed to give students an understanding of the end-to-end requirements of electrical construction, the project included developing plans, using Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems for modeling, creating a parts list, understanding prefabrication, pricing and bidding, and more.

“We continue to see a growing demand for skilled talent in the electrical construction industry,” said Dean Howard, Business Development Manager for Rosendin Electric’s Tempe office. “Today’s electrical contractor has to understand computer modeling, logistics, finance, alternative energy, and much more. By giving students hands-on experience, we hope more will consider a career in electrical construction.”

According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, 86 percent of contractors are having difficulty finding hourly skilled construction workers. The same survey reports that 52 percent are having difficulty finding experienced professionals for positions such as project managers and supervisors. Experts predict an ongoing need for skilled labor throughout the country, including in markets with high demand for new building such as Phoenix.

Rosendin Electric executives hope this event is the first in a series of tours. The company plans to continue to work with area high schools to promote interest in electrical construction and to encourage students to pursue an internship or apprenticeship.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider. With revenues surpassing $1 Billion, Rosendin Electric is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States. With over 4,500 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

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Rosendin Electric Consolidates Renewable Energy Divisions

Leading Commercial Electrical Contractor Consolidates Wind, Solar, and Battery Storage into Group Headquartered in Southern California.

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Los Angeles, CA, USA (April 29, 2015) — Rosendin Electric, one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, announced the consolidation of its Renewable Energy Divisions in its Southern California office. Dedicated to the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of renewable energy projects, the newly formed Rosendin Electric Renewable Energy Group bridges the company’s Solar Power and Wind Energy Divisions, and adds battery storage and sustainable power to support the emerging microgrid market.

Rosendin Electric’s Renewable Energy Divisions will continue to bid on alternative energy projects that take advantage of the company’s expertise in solar and wind power construction. It also allows the company to develop new strategies to service customers looking for backup power and alternative energy solutions. For example, there is a growing demand for microgrids to service rural areas and island communities with more sustainable, cost-effective power. Rosendin Electric has been expanding its market reach into areas such as Puerto Rico where microgrids designed using a combination of solar arrays, wind power, natural gas generators, and energy storage offer an attractive alternative power solution.

“Demand for renewable energy solutions is on the rise, and by bringing together our Solar, Wind, and Power Storage specialties under one umbrella, we can develop new, hybrid sustainable solutions that take advantage of the best resources available,” said Jon “Woody” Woodworth, Senior Vice President for Rosendin Electric. “Rosendin Electric is in a unique position to pioneer new renewable energy solutions because of our depth of knowledge and experience in both solar and wind power.”

Woodworth will head up the new Renewable Energy Group. David Lincoln will continue his role as Director of Solar Operations and Nate Williams will remain Division Manager for Wind Power. Duncan Frederick remains in his position as Director of Marketing, Energy Services, overseeing business development for the company’s Caribbean and Latin American markets while also driving Rosendin Electric’s distributed generation integrated energy solutions initiative. Glenn Patterson will be relocating from Rosendin Electric’s Oregon regional office as Preconstruction Manager for Energy Storage. The Rosendin Electric Renewable Energy Group will have its headquarters in Rosendin Electric’s regional office in La Palma, California.

Rosendin Electric has been providing wind power services for more than a decade and has installed over 10,000 megawatts (MW) of clean wind energy throughout the United States. The company added solar power EPC services seven years ago and has installed arrays generating more than 1,240 MW of clean power throughout the country, including Puerto Rico. The Renewable Energy Group has a joint comprehensive portfolio of construction services, including design-build, substation and switchyard installation, vertical tower wiring, overhead collection systems and transmission lines, underground collection systems, and substation design and communications integration.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 3,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
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http://www.rosendin.com

Oregon Business Magazine Names Rosendin Electric to List of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon”

Leading Independent Electrical Contractor Ranks 26 in Large Company Division.

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Hillsboro, OR, USA (March 25, 2015) — Rosendin Electric, one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and an employee-owned company, today announced that its Oregon regional office has been named to the Oregon Business list of The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon.

Rosendin Electric was the only electrical contractor named a Best Company, placing number 26 in the list of top Large Companies. Companies with 100 or more Oregon employees are included in this division; Rosendin Electric’s Hillsboro office has 112 employees. Companies included on the list are ranked using employee opinion research on 20 separate workplace practices. Placement is based on overall employee satisfaction, work environment, management, communications, decision-making, trust, and other criteria. Rosendin Electric scored its highest marks for teamwork. Additional benefits such as the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, 401k matching, and career development through continuous training opportunities were other factors contributing to the company make the list.

“This is the third time that Oregon Business has selected Rosendin Electric as an outstanding place to work,” said Steve Collier, Oregon Davison Manager for Rosendin Electric. “We are an employee-owned company so every employee contributes to the workplace environment as well as our success. We maintain a high degree of open employee communication and participation and we all work toward a common goal – to provide the highest standard of performance and customer satisfaction possible. When we bring new professionals on board, they understand that working for Rosendin Electric is more than just a job, it’s a commitment to a level of excellence that is much more satisfying.”

In addition to being named to the Oregon Business 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon, Rosendin Electric also has been consistently named one of the best places to work in the state by The Oregonian newspaper.

For more information, visit Rosendin Electric’s new website at http://www.rosendin.com.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power, and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 5,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
ssever@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

AGC of California Awards Rosendin Electric First Place Safety Award of Excellence

Rosendin Electric Again Singled Out for Outstanding Safety Record in Specialty Contractor Category with More than 1 Million Worker Hours.

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San Jose, CA, USA (February 21, 2015) — Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, has received a First Place Safety Award of Excellence from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California. Rosendin Electric was selected the first place winner in the category of Specialty Contractors with Over 1 Million Worker Hours.

“We are extremely proud of our safety record, not only here in California but in regional offices nationwide,” said Marty Rouse, CSP, CHST, STS-C Vice President of Safety for Rosendin Electric. “Our customers choose to work with Rosendin Electric partly because of how we look at safety as a value, the care our workers demonstrate to our customers’ employees and the minimal impact we have to their facility. Employees consider Rosendin Electric a great place to work because they know we care for them on the job site and off. Maintaining a strong safety culture is good for our business as well as for our employees.”

Rosendin Electric has been consistently recognized by the AGC for its safety record. Most recent, the company received a Certificate of Commendation for its safety record from AGC of America. Additionally, the AGC recognized Rosendin Electric with the First Place National 2013 AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Award, Specialty Division. The AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter recognized the company’s Oregon office with a Recognition of Safety Excellence (ROSE) Award in the Specialty Division; Rosendin Electric’s Virginia office received a Corporate Safety Program Award from the AGC Metro DC Chapter, a Washington Contractor Award for work completed at the American University – WAMU and a Merit Award for the Subcontractors Over $400 Million category; and the Rosendin Electric Texas division received a Certificate of Excellence for Job Site Safety from the AGC Texas Building Branch.

This marks the 27th year that AGC of California has presented its Annual Safety Awards of Excellence. The awards are presented to contractors and affiliated companies for safety in the workplace and for management commitment and employee involvement in promoting safe work practices. All of the winners of the AGC of California Safety Awards of Excellence are eligible to compete in the AGC of America’s National Safety Excellence Awards competition. The National Safety Awards of Excellence Winners will be announced at the AGC National Convention, scheduled to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 5,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
ssever@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

Rosendin Electric Wins a Gold Vision Award from Constructech for New Mobile Material and Tool Management App

Rosendin Electric Recognized for Harnessing Mobile Computing Technology to Automate Material and Tool Management from the Job Site.

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San Jose, CA, USA (October 15, 2014) — Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, today announced the company has received the Gold Constructech Vision Award in the Specialty Contractor: Electrical Work category. The award was recently announced in Redwood City, California, following Constructech magazine’s Technology Day.

The Constructech Vision Awards acknowledge companies that have stayed up-to-date on the latest trends and products in order to make decisions that have helped their businesses succeed and thrive. Rosendin Electric was selected for a Gold Vision Award for developing a new mobile app that works with the Autodesk® BIM 360™ Field platform to streamline material and tool management for field personnel.

Rather than manually listing materials or equipment and generating paper or email requisitions, the Material and Tool Management App allows the field team to use mobile devices to order conduit, wire, fixtures, and other materials. The requisition is automatically routed for approval and fulfillment by purchasing, the equipment yard, Tool Manager, or other departments. The App is designed to check inventory before generating a purchase order and every order has a QR code that tracks the materials from shipping to the final installation location. The App has even been extended to support Rosendin Electric’s pre-fabrication unit where assemblies are built, coded for tracking, and shipped to the job site.

With the deployment of the Material and Tool Management App, Rosendin Electric has been able to dramatically reduce the time required to process materials and equipment orders. It has also reduced shipping and receiving errors and provides excellent materials tracking. Furthermore, the App has been designed to integrate with the existing document repository software and mobile technology already in use so no additional software or training were required.

“We have found that using handheld devices on the job site has revolutionized the way we work, and receipt of a Gold Vision Award is validation of the company’s innovation and technological achievements,” said Sam Lamonica, Vice President and CIO for Rosendin Electric. “We decided to create this app in-house since we better understood our requirements, and our team was able to acquire the skills needed for mobile app design and development so we didn’t have to restructure our IT Development Group. Now that we have the knowledge, we can continue to untether our field personnel, building apps for other business applications so users can access them from the job site.”

Rosendin Electric also received a Gold Constructech Vision Award in the category of Specialty Contractor: Electrical Work in 2011 and 2012.

About Rosendin Electric

Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 5,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
ssever@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

The Oregonian Names Rosendin Electric a Top Workplace for 2014

Rosendin Electric’s Hillsboro Office Voted a Great Place to Work by Employees.

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Hillsboro, OR, USA (October 14, 2014) — Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, is proud to announce that the company has been selected as one of the 2014 Top Workplaces by The Oregonian newspaper.

The Oregonian’s annual Top Workplaces are determined solely by employee feedback and the criteria for selection include qualities such as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay, and benefits. The company’s employees consistently rate Rosendin Electric high in categories such as health benefits, wellness coverage, work environment, and executive leadership. Employees also cite the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, 401k matching, and training and career development as reasons why they love the company. Rosendin Electric also takes pride in its safety record and how it cares for the well-being of its employees. This is the third consecutive year that Rosendin Electric has been named a Top Workplace by The Oregonian. In past years Rosendin Electric also has been selected as one of the Best Companies to Work For by Oregon Business.

Willie Micene, Senior Vice President and ESOP Trustee Chairman, accepted on behalf of the company. “I was invited to attend the award dinner for the 2014 Top Work Places in Oregon,” said Micene. “At first, I was a bit concerned that I was to be the one accepting the award. As I got closer to the podium, I realized that it was very much a privilege to be allowed to do so. I am very proud and honored to be associated with Rosendin Electric and my fellow employee owners. Our successful operation here and the Top Work Place award is a tribute to our dedication to the company and the Oregon Division.”

“Our employees consistently vote our Hillsboro office as a terrific place to work,” said Steve Collier, Division Manager for Rosendin Electric. “We not only provide a great work environment that attracts some of the best talent in the construction industry, we also make it a point to give back to the local community. As an employee-owned company, everyone takes pride in their role in helping the company thrive, which is an important ingredient in a construction market as competitive as the Pacific Northwest.”

For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit http://www.topworkplaces.com and http://www.workplacedynamics.com.

About Rosendin Electric

Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 5,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
ssever@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

Solar Power World Ranks Rosendin Electric Number 3 in List of Top 400 Solar Contractors

Rosendin Electric Continues to Rise in the Annual Rankings of the Best Solar Contractors in North America.

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San Jose, Calif. (September 13, 2014) — Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, has earned the third place ranking in Solar Power World’s list of the Top 400 Solar Contractors in North America. The publication also ranked Rosendin Electric number one among the top 100 solar contractors in California; number two among the top 50 solar specialists in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC); and number three among the top 25 utility solar contractors.

Solar Power World compiles an annual list that ranks solar contractors throughout North America based on a variety of criteria, including number of megawatts installed for the year and specific markets served (e.g. utility, residential, or commercial). To date, Rosendin Electric installed solar systems capable of generating 478 megawatts (MW) to make the company number three in North America.

In congratulating Rosendin Electric, Frank Andorka, Editorial Director of Solar Power World, wrote, “Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies have demonstrated such remarkably consistent excellence, particularly in the difficult economic environment of the past few years. This achievement truly puts you in rarified company.”

Rosendin Electric’s Solar Division specializes in installing utility-grade and distributed generation (DG) solar projects. The company designs and builds mid- to large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, including substation design and installation, prefabrication, energy storage systems, and ancillary systems. Rosendin Electric’s Solar Division has installed PC systems for commercial, hospitals, schools, universities, and government facilities as well as utility-grade solar farms. Project sizes range from 100 kW to more than 200 MW. And Rosendin Electric performs more than 85 percent of its own EPC, which mitigates risk for investors and makes contracts more viable for financing since the company maintains total control over solar project deliverables.

“Ranking number three out of the top 400 North American contractors is a real milestone for our solar group,” said David Lincoln, Director of Solar Operations for Rosendin Electric. “We are now installing utility-grade solar systems across North America, as well as in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Our growing reputation and EPC capabilities continue to bring in new clients who see the value of having Rosendin Electric on their team.”

About Rosendin Electric

Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 5,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 95-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
ssever@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com