Welcome to the Georgia Chapter of IEC
Our Vision: IEC members are viewed as professionals who produce quality projects and work on time and on budget.
Incorporated in 1974, the Georgia Chapter is celebrating its 35th year and currently has 37 contractor members and 17 partner members across the state. Nationally, there are over 3,500 members with 47 chapters. The National IEC (www.ieci.org) celebrated 50 years in 2007.
The territory of the Georgia Chapter covers the majority of the state of Georgia except the Atlanta metro, which is the Atlanta Chapter (www.iecatlanta.org) and the Northwest corner of Georgia, making it one of the largest territories of any chapter within the IEC. The Georgia Chapter provides apprenticeship training, as well as, continuing education training in 7 areas across the state (excluding Atlanta): Northwest Georgia, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah/Statesboro, Albany and Valdosta.
- View IEC Georgia's 3-year strategic plan here.
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IEC Georgia is now an approved vendor for WIA in Columbus and Savannah. Applicants begin the process.
UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS
- Emerging Leaders Program, September 19th thru February 20th, Columbus, GA Download Form for details. Why ELP?
- Sporting Clay Shoot, November 7th @ Etowah Valley - Details/Register __
IEC Atlanta/ Georgia attends 2014 Skills USA at the Georgia International Convention Center ACE Electric's Valdosta IEC Apprenticeship Class of 2014 ACE Electric's, Valdosta IEC Apprenticeship Class of 2017 Christopher Awesome, 2013 Recipient of the Academic Achievement Award in Savannah! 2013 Savannah Apprenticeship Graduating Class with Guest Speaker Senator "Buddy" Carter. and Christopher Awesome. Congratulations on a job well done! IEC ATLANTA CHAPTER REPRESENTS GEORGIA WELL AT THE 55TH NATIONAL CONVENTION AND EXPO, BY BRINGING HOME THE 2012 APPRENTICESHIP CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012 Valdosta Apprenticeship Graduating Class IEC in Valdosta at the Wiregrass Technical College Job Fair IEC's Lana Frye and NAWIC Community Service 2012 IEC Legislative Fly-In! IEC Georgia Members meeting with Senator Saxby Chambliss in DC
Featured left to right: Guest Speaker, Senator "Buddy" Carter, Phillip Nease, Christopher Rovinelli, Austin Lowe, Chris Gilbert,
IEC Atlanta/ Georgia attends 2014 Skills USA at the Georgia International Convention Center
ACE Electric's Valdosta IEC Apprenticeship Class of 2014
ACE Electric's, Valdosta IEC Apprenticeship Class of 2017
Christopher Awesome, 2013 Recipient of the Academic Achievement Award in Savannah!
2013 Savannah Apprenticeship Graduating Class with Guest Speaker Senator "Buddy" Carter.
and Christopher Awesome.
Congratulations on a job well done!
IEC ATLANTA CHAPTER REPRESENTS GEORGIA WELL AT THE 55TH NATIONAL CONVENTION AND EXPO, BY BRINGING HOME THE 2012 APPRENTICESHIP CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
2012 Valdosta Apprenticeship Graduating Class
IEC in Valdosta at the Wiregrass Technical College Job Fair
IEC's Lana Frye and NAWIC Community Service
2012 IEC Legislative Fly-In!
IEC Georgia Members meeting with Senator Saxby Chambliss in DC
IEC's mission is simple, "helping independent electrical contractors succeed!"
Electrical contractors whom are independent and practice the “merit shop” business philosophy have turned to the IEC for over 50 years for the “power to succeed.” With over 3,000 members nationwide, IEC has the collective power and wisdom to assist small and large contractors alike to prosper.
Who or what is IEC and why do we care? IEC, a non-profit trade association, provides a wide range of services to both IEC members and the entire electrical community within the State of Georgia. We exist to help merit shop electrical contractors become more successful. Member or not, you should register, or login if you are already registered, on the lower portion of this page, and begin accessing information available through our site. Members receive access to much more information, and if you are an electrical contractor in the state of Georgia (outside metro Atlanta) and adhere to the merit shop philosophy of business, then we invite you to join the IEC. See all the many services we provide to over 200 members throughout the state of Georgia.
IEC Contractor Pace Electrical Contractors Makes Key Staff Member Changes
One of the founding business partners of locally-owned Pace Electrical Contractors, Larry Howell, has retired after thirty years of service. Mr. Howell started Pace Electrical Contractors in 1985 with co-owner, Frank Bartlett, and has grown the business from a two-man operation to a large multi-specialty contractor working on multi-million dollar projects licensed across the Southeast.
Pace Electric has also promoted key staff members in coordination with Mr. Howell’s retirement. Webster Thomas is now Senior Commercial Estimator and Project Manager. Webster has been employed with Pace since 2003 and was currently a residential/commercial field employee. Webster also went through the IEC apprenticeship program and recently received his GA electrical license. Josh Fowler, another IEC graduate, is now a Commercial Estimator and Project Manager as well and has been with Pace since 2007. Our new service manager, Craig Byars is also an IEC graduate and has been employed with Pace since 2003 as a commercial electrician. Kevin Purvis is our new Multi-Family Estimator and Project Manager and was previously a traveling electrician.
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Introducing an Exciting NEW Benefit for IEC Georgia & Atlanta Members
By Niel Dawson
I have been personally researching a new member benefit for months and have gotten the approval from both the Atlanta and Georgia Board of Directors to move forward with offering this exciting new benefit that is outlined on the reverse side. Please not only take the time to read the information below, but also give our representatives just 15 minutes of your time to review this new money-saving benefit with you. Certainly call me if you have any questions.
Recent changes in the healthcare industry have spotlighted the rising cost of employee benefits. Our industry may be particularly hard-hit with this, given that we are already grappling with a shortage of skilled workers. How will we handle the rising costs of running a business with the competitiveness of the job market?
Although we cannot solve the large crisis in healthcare, we can help with another common employee benefit cost — your 401(k) plan. If you are currently offering a retirement plan, would you like to eliminate your company cost and reduce your liability for the plan? If you are not currently offering a plan, do you feel like your labor needs require you to have one, but you are concerned with the administrative burden and time commitment of offering one?
IEC has a solution for both! It's called a Multiple Employer Plan. We have partnered with a retirement industry leader, BenSource/Transamerica Retirement Solutions, to bring you an employee benefit solution that’s unsurpassed for price and value.
What are the Benefits? •No cost to the employer: No start up fees, no TPA fees, no document fees — normally $3-5K per year
- New Online Professional Electrician's Program (PEP) for IEC Georgia Contractors
- IEC Georgia receives $1,000 Grant Through IEC Foundation
- Schneider Electric/Square D Works with IEC Foundation and Provides Equipment Grant for IEC Georgia
- IEC Atlanta/Georgia supports the 81st IAEI Georgia Chapter Meeting in Savannah