ENR Southwest has named Rosendin Electric its 2021 Specialty Contractor of the Year for its strong performance in the region during a challenging year, its dedication to fostering growth among its employees and its commitment to pushing technological innovation forward.

The San Jose-based electrical subcontractor, with a regional office in Tempe, Ariz., saw about a $220 million gain in regional revenue for 2020 over 2019 thanks to a very strong backlog with a key technology customer in Arizona, as well as two significant solar projects in Arizona and Nevada that started during the summer and fall of 2020, respectively.

Rosendin is continuing to expand its workforce development efforts in Arizona to help support the amount of work in that market. These efforts supplement the training received through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and are focused on task-level training where Rosendin can draw potential employees in who have little to no industry knowledge. The firm has also started a new initiative to help support office staff with a field-office boot camp, which provides its management staff a better awareness of what electricians do, including a hands-on lab component, which includes bending conduit and wiring a circuit.

Meanwhile, merging time-tested proven techniques with new, transformational technologies has been crucial for Rosendin, which has aimed to lead in the development and implementation of new tools, training and technologies to assist construction teams in working safer and more efficiently. Innovation is at the core of Rosendin’s continued success as a top privately-held electrical contractor and the firm strives to remain on the cutting edge of electrical technology with in-house engineering and training.

Rosendin is currently at work on Townsite Solar, a 232 MW DC/193.95 MC AC solar PV plant south of Las Vegas, as well as Eastline Solar, a turnkey 100MWac/121.3MWdc photovoltaic facility with 300,000 solar modules in Casa Grande, Ariz.

For more on Rosendin’s achievements across the region, check out the Sept. 6 print edition of ENR Southwest!