Phoenix-based Cannon & Wendt Electric Co. Inc. saw its annual Southwest regional revenue climb 46% in 2021 thanks to the completion of several major projects, Some of 2021’s largest completions included data centers, and as Cannon & Wendt has taken on bigger jobs, the firm has boosted its overall employment by 36% from last year to support the influx of new work. But even amid its rapid growth, Cannon & Wendt's team also emphasizes the importance of giving back to the communities in which they work.

For these efforts and more, ENR Southwest has named Cannon & Wendt as its 2022 Specialty Contractor of the Year.

Between 2021 and 2022, Cannon & Wendt has seen an increase in data center and health care projects. One of the firm’s most recent jobs is a $27.5-million contract on the Mayo Clinic's West Tower expansion in North Scottsdale. The firm's scope of work on the seven-story, 630,000-sq-ft project includes the installation of a new lab, emergency department, critical care and progressive care. 

Other recent projects include the Banner Desert Women’s Tower Expansion in Mesa and the Banner Boswell Emergency Department.

Cannon & Wendt has completed several data center projects in the last few years, including Iron Mountain AZP2-P2, a 20MW data center buildout that required critical systems construction. Cannon & Wendt’s scope of work included infrastructure and data hall white spaces and fit-outs, medium voltage power, generator installation, UPS and redundant systems integration with lighting, special systems and branch power.

As part of its efforts to give back, Cannon & Wendt raised $41,000 in 2021 for the 100 Club in 2021, bringing the firm's total donations for the past three years to roughly $132,000. All donations went to first responders and their families who needed it most. In 2021, the company also hosted three blood drives for the American Red Cross.

Cannon & Wendt was also ranked in the Top 10 for Best Places to Work in Arizona for companies under 500 people.

For more on Cannon & Wendt's achievements across the region, check out the Sept. 5 print edition of ENR Southwest.