One of our favorite types of articles in the magazine is our project profiles. The new NECA Project Excellence Awards recognized contractors for outstanding commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in electrical projects across 12 markets. 

"When we announced the creation of the NECA Project Excellence Awards the intent was two-fold," said Mir Mustafa, NECA's Executive Director of Business Development. "We wanted to increase awareness of the incredible electrical work performed by NECA members across the country, and we wanted to recognize the individual companies and teams behind the best work of the year. Not only were we pleasantly surprised by the interest in the awards, we were blown away by the display of professionalism, craftsmanship, and passion for the work."

Here are the winners of this inaugural event.

1. Commercial/Institutional Over $1 Million

Tri-City Electric Co. Inc., Miami Dolphins Stadium - $500 Million Renovation

South Florida 

2. Commercial/Institutional Under $1 Million

Mayberry Electric Inc., Fannie Mae, Atlanta

3. Design Build Over $1 Million

Big Sky Electric Inc. / Titan Systems Inc., Hyperloop Propulsion Open Air Test

Southern Sierras / Southern Nevada  

4. Design Build Under $1 Million

Classic Electric, Brussels Sprout Sort & Packing Line, California Central Coast

5. Educational Over $1 Million

Quantum Electric Corp., Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, New York City

6. Educational Under $1 Million

Advance Sound Co., Hagan Nursing Center, Long Island

7. Energy Solutions/Green Buildings Over $1 Million

PDE Total Energy Solutions, Microgrid at ETI Net Zero Plus, Los Angeles

8. Energy Solutions/Green Buildings Under $1 Million

Classic Electric, Substrate Berries, California Central Coast

9. Healthcare Over $1 Million

H.B Frazer Co. -- Pennsylvania, Reading Health System New Construction of 7th Avenue Building, Penn-Del-Jersey

10. Healthcare Under $1 Million

Miller Electric, Baptist Emergency at Town Center, North Florida

11. Industrial

Sturgeon Electric Co. Inc., Eisenhower / Johnson Memorial Tunnels - Fixed Fire Suppression System, Western Line Constructors

12. Overhead Transmission

E-J Electric T&D, Milvon to Devon Transmission Line Upgrade, Northeastern Line Constructors

13. Residential

Bodine Electric of Decatur, Wassaja Hall, Illinois

14. Streetlighting/Traffic Signals Over $1 Million

Moulison Heavy Electrical, Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Boston 

15. Streetlighting/Traffic Signals Under $1 Million

E-J Electric T&D, Pershing Square Viaduct, New York City

16. Substation/Interconnection

Matrix NAC, PECO: New Post Substation 220 kV Project, Penn-Del-Jersey

17. Transportation & Infrastructure

Lanco Electric, SPWA Water Treatment Plant Expansion - Phase 1, Western Pennsylvania

"Determining the winner within each awards category was not easy," Mustafa said. "The judges based their decisions on multiple factors including aesthetics, application of technology, difficulty, innovation, and originality. With so many outstanding projects, we regret not being able to award everyone who applied."