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

June 2013
This year’s NECA National Legislative Conference brought more than 130 NECA contractors to Capitol Hill where they participated in more than 100 individual meetings with their congressional representatives. But, it’s OK if you want to think of it as submitting 100-plus bids—bids for sound policy.
May 2013
The Electrical Safety Foundation International ( has sponsored National Electrical Safety Month each May for several years now. NECA has been working with ESFI since the foundation’s beginning to educate key audiences on preventing electrical fires, injuries and fatalities in the home and workplace.
April 2013
More than 174,000 workers in the electrical contracting industry—including the most-skilled electricians, linemen and technicians in the world—are covered by pension plans that are financed through contributions from them and their multiple employers, without costing taxpayers one cent. READ MORE
March 2013
“The economy is inching its way to improvement, and the construction industry has not stopped working.” So says FMI Corp., the largest provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry. At first, it might not sound like anything to shout about, but, at least, this assessment is moderately good news; many other construction economists confirm it. READ MORE
February 2013
Although the “fiscal cliff” was averted late on Jan. 1, 2013, we haven’t heard the last of it. Even as I write this column, the 113th Congress is thrashing out some of the issues that got kicked down the road.
January 2013
I’d like to tell you that 2013 will be the year the economy comes roaring back, with prosperity for all and customers lining up to acquire our services without any effort on our part. I can’t do that (but don’t let that worry you too much).
December 2012
We’re rapidly coming to the close of another year. I hope this one was better for you than the last and that the next will be better still. But, before we let go of 2012, I also hope you’ll indulge me for a little personal reflection. This was my first year as NECA’s president. It has meant a great deal to me, and I like to think it has meant something to our association and industry as well. READ MORE
November 2012
By mid-December, nearly 5 million American businesses, including 130,000 in the construction industry, will have received a questionnaire from the government that they must complete and return or else face legal penalties. It’s the law. But, it’s also an opportunity. READ MORE
October 2012
As previously reported, the second annual NECA Safety Professionals Conference (NSPC) started with a big bang—a series of them, in fact. I am referring to the live arc flash demonstration at the Cooper Bussmann Paul P. Gubany Center for High Power Technology that opened the conference in St. Louis. READ MORE