Dennis F. Quebe

President, NECA

Dennis Quebe is a former president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and contributed the President's Desk column monthly. He took office in January 2012 and served a three-year term.

Articles by Dennis F. Quebe

December 2014
Starting next month, the presidency of NECA—and this column—will be in the very capable hands of David Hardt, president of Hardt Electric in Chicago. I’m eager to see where he will take the initiatives developed during my term and how he will lead NECA in dealing with whatever new challenges and opportunities may arise. READ MORE
November 2014
The focus of the electrical contracting industry has always been energy. That’s obvious. But, reflect on the history of the industry for a few moments, and it’s just as obvious that the role electrical contractors perform with regard to energy has changed dramatically. Moreover, it is still evolving.
October 2014
“NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S.”
September 2014
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) established the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training­ Committee (NJATC) in 1941. Dedicated to creating the best electrical workers in the world, it succeeded remarkably. READ MORE
August 2014
Although the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) does not develop 
standards itself, nearly 9,500 norms and guidelines produced by organizations, such as the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), carry the ANSI designation, and those standards directly affect virtually every aspect of U.S. commercial activity. READ MORE
July 2014
I’m feeling optimistic. Increasingly so over the past couple of years, and I am not alone. That makes me a typical electrical contractor (EC).
June 2014
Solar power alone won’t solve America’s energy woes. Thousands of acres of wind farms won’t get the job done either. In fact, there is not one single way to guarantee we’ll have sufficient energy now and in the future.
May 2014
Since 1994, the Electrical Safety Foundation International ( has promoted electrical safety across North America by facilitating public education throughout the year and observing National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) each May. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) contributes to the foundation and is represented on ESFI’s board of directors.
April 2014
In February’s column, I discussed why the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership is an example of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cooperative program that has worked out extremely well. READ MORE