SOURCE: Interstate Electrical Services Corporation

July 01, 2008 09:59 ET

Interstate Electrical Wins National Excellence in Construction Award for Philips Exeter Academy Center Project

N. BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, the largest merit shop electrical services contractor in New England, has received national recognition for its role in the renovation/construction of Philips Exeter Academy's new Academy Center. Interstate was awarded an Excellence in Construction Award by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC's Excellence award recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation, and signifies that the project represents the best of the best for safety, quality, teamwork, planning and innovation. Interstate previously was awarded an Excellence in Construction award by the New Hampshire/Vermont chapter of ABC. Placing in local competition is a prerequisite for entering a project in the national competition.

The Academy Center project consisted of extensive renovation and expansion of the Thompson Science Building, located in the center of the historic campus. This LEED certified project involved replacing the entire electrical distribution and fire alarm system, as well as the installation of a complex lighting system. Because the project spanned the school year, safety was also an important theme; the Excellence in Construction Award in part recognizes Interstate's leadership role in insuring the safety of both workers and students during construction.

Shawmut Design and Construction of Boston, Massachusetts was the general contractor for the project and RFS Engineering was the commissioning agent responsible for LEEDS compliance and certification. "This is a first for us," commented James Alibrandi, President and COO of Interstate Electrical Services Corporation. "We have won numerous excellence awards in local chapter competitions, and have received merit awards at the national level, but this is the first time that we came home with a national excellence award. Everyone at Interstate from the executive team to the apprentices in the field work hard to promote a culture that encourages excellence at all levels; safety, teamwork, quality workmanship, and leadership. This award is recognition that as a company we are definitely on the right track."

Photographs available upon request.

About Interstate

Interstate Electrical Services Corporation was founded in 1966, and has since grown to become the largest merit shop electrical services company in New England.

Interstate provides pre-construction services, design build services, facility maintenance, security card access systems, fire alarms systems testing and installation, and 24/7 emergency call service. The company also installs network systems for LAN/WAN, copper and fiber optic cabling, network services and telephone systems, as well as control systems for HVAC and industrial process controls.

Today, Interstate has over 500 employees and has expanded beyond the headquarters in Billerica, MA to offices in Bedford, NH, Westminster, VT, Warwick, RI and Bloomfield, CT. Those locations were chosen based on client need; as clients grew, Interstate was with them. The company is proud of their regional offices, which offer all of the company's services combined with knowledge of state and local requirements.

Contact Information

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    Michael D. Gould
    Interstate Electrical Services Corporation
    Phone: (978) 947-8161
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