Sturgeon Electric Co. Inc., Henderson, Colo., has been selected by ENR Mountain States magazine as our Specialty Contractor of the Year for 2012. The electrical contractor, a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc., tops our list of the region’s specialty firms based on 2011 revenues. That ranking, and the story about Sturgeon Electric, will appear in the December issue of ENR Mountain States.
Sturgeon is also celebrating its 100th anniversary in business this year as a provider of electrical construction services throughout Denver and the western United States.
Sturgeon was selected for the honor in part because of its diverse array of services, including comprehensive capabilities in commercial and industrial, transportation and high-voltage/power line construction. Engineering News-Record consistently ranks it among the top electrical contractors in the country.
In 1995, Sturgeon became an operating subsidiary of MYR, a publicly traded holding company of electrical contractors offering clients a nationwide network of resources and personalized service through local offices. Today, Sturgeon owns and operates one of the largest fleets of specialized electrical equipment in the nation.
“There is a direct correlation between Sturgeon’s reputation for quality, safety, customer service and range and diversity of offerings to our longevity in the industry,” says Jeff Waneka, vice president of Sturgeon.
The firm’s diversity of services and ability to execute projects of all sizes and scopes helps the company weather tough economic conditions and avoid mass layoffs, Waneka says.
Sturgeon maintains STAR status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program for the Mobile Workforce Demonstration for Construction, the highest level awarded by OSHA for workplace safety and health. Most recently, Sturgeon was awarded the national Construction Safety Excellence Award by the Associated General Contractors of America for outstanding safety leadership, programs and overall statistics.
Sturgeon’s commercial and industrial division has completed electrical installations on many Denver and Front Range landmarks, including Denver International Airport, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, IBM, Lockheed Martin, the Denver Federal Center, Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, the Colorado Convention Center and the National Renewable Energy Lab. Sturgeon has maintained decades-long relationships with many of these clients—Xcel Energy and IBM have been Sturgeon clients for more than 50 years.
Notable current projects for Sturgeon’s commercial and industrial division include Children’s Hospital-South, Boulder Community Hospital, Primestar Solar, Castle Rock Medical Center and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Sturgeon’s power-line division is constructing the Nevada On-Line project, a $120-million, 235-mile-long, 500-kV transmission line throughout southern Nevada.