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UNO Baxter Hockey Arena

The Omaha, NE location Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest (CECM) has completed the construction of the 200,000 square foot Baxter Hockey Arena for The University of Nebraska Omaha. The arena has been designed to be easly converted for other sporting events,...

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Con-E Cyclones Visit Data Center

The Student Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association from Iowa State, visited a large data center project as guests of Commonwealth Electric of the Midwest, Des Moines office - and in partnership with Cupertino Electric. "The Project Catapult job...

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Peter Kiewit Institute Finalist for AGC Award

For the second year a CECM Project was a finalist for the AGC Build Nebraska Award. Our Omaha team entered this project featuring the extensive renovation of the Peter Kiewit Institute on the UNO Campus. This renovation project was completed while classes were...

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2013 Great Year for Line Crews

Our Omaha Line Crew ran by Gil Stensrud and his Foreman, Rick Brock - and our Lincoln Line Crew headed by Micah Edson, and Foreman Paul Hoegemeyer have had a very successful 2013. These crews install traffic lighting, Amber Boards and other street lighting relocation...

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Grand View University Projects

Commonwealth Electric has a 30 year relationship with Grand View University.  CECM completed several projects for Grand View in the past several months.  The first was a remodel of the Johnson Wellness Center Locker Rooms.  This 4,200 sq foot project included new...

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Morrison Life Sciences Research Center

Morrison Life Sciences Center Commonwealth Electric is proud to have been part of the team on the addition to the UNL Morrison Life Science Research Center.  The existing 68,000 sq ft facility was built in 2008 and the 26,000 sq ft addition provided a home for the NE...

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Harrah’s Casino Renovation

New Harrah's Casino Commonwealth just completed an exciting project with the Renovation of the Harrah's Casino, in Council Bluffs, IA.  With the transition of the casino floor from the riverboat, to an area that was formerly meeting and banquet rooms there was a lot...

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Des Moines Service Department Growing

Brandon North has joined our team as the Des Moines' Service Manager. Brandon brings more than 18 years of experience in the electrical service and construction business.  We are happy to have him on our team! Service business is picking up, and crews are taking care...

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Sean Martys Apprentice of the Year

Assistant Project Manager, Sean Martys, of our Columbus office was named the 2013 Apprentice of the Year! Sean completed his five-year apprenticeship program and now serves as Assistant Project Manager on the Columbus Commonwealth team.  His organizational and...

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Involta Data Center – Tucson

The first phase of a multi-phase data center project for Involta LLC is nearing completion, in our Tucson office. This project in partnership with Rinderknecht Associates of Cedar Rapids, IA  - involves the renovation of an existing 38,000 square foot building.  When...

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Larry H Miller Dodge Dealership

Phoenix office awarded project in Peoria, AZ. CECM Phoenix office in partnership with Okland Construction has begun a remodel and expansion project of the Larry H Miller Dodge Dealership in Peoria, AZ.  This project consists of demolition of the existing showroom and...

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CECM EMR Continues Downward Trend

As we start into a new construction season, Commonwealth Electric of the Midwest continues to "lead the way" in safe practices in electrical construction! One of our branch offices has received the Honor of Distinction for 2012 Safety Performance from our insurance...

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Simpson Student Center

State-of-the-art 55,000 sq ft addition. Vice President, T. Michael Price said, "We are really excited to have been a part of this wonderful project with Simpson College and Graham Construction.  This is a building we can all be proud of!  Go Storm!"  This two story...

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Mary Lanning Digital Imaging

Digital Imaging Project - critical and challenging installation. This installation is in the middle of the hospital directly above the kitchen.  The entire under floor duct system conduit and core drilling above the kitchen was all completed and coordinated without...

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CECM Supports Boy Scouts Invitational

Commonwealth Electric, Des Moines Office and Barsol teamed up again to help support the Boy Scouts of Central Iowa. The team participated in the Mid Iowa Boy Scouts Sporting Clay Invitational. This event was held at the New Pioneer Gun Club near Waukee, Iowa.  A total...

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New Leadership Team in Columbus, NE

Senior Vice President, Gary Demmel, has named a new Leadership Team in our Columbus office. Jake Gable, a 4th generation Commonwealth Team member is the new Branch Manager at this location.   Jamey Beck who has run a variety of projects, and most recently had...

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Commonwealth Electric Wins AGC Build NE Award

Commonwealth Electric is honored to receive the 2012 AGC Build Nebraska Award - Specialty Contractor - for the Cabela's Data Center project. It was the the first ever opportunity for consideration of Specialty Contractors for this prestigious award.  Commonwealth was...

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CSG International – Omaha, NE

Commonwealth Electric was selected for the tenant improvement project for CSG International. CSG's business model includes revenue management, content management and monetization, customer interaction management and analytics and intelligence.  Previously located in...

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Commonwealth Recognized with Safety Awards

Commonwealth Electric was recently honored with several industry Safety Awards. The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recognized Commonwealth Electric with a Zero-Injury Award and as a Safety Excellence Award Winner in District 7.  The Zero-Injury...

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Mike King Appointed Vice President

CECM's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike King to Vice President. Mike has been with CECM since its inception in 1987.  Mike has over 39 years of experience in our industry. Prior to his appointment, Mike was Lincoln's Service manager...

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Commonwealth Celebrates 25th Anniversary

July 1st marks the 25th anniversary of Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest.  There have been many changes in the past 25 years.... (Excerpts from President,  David Firestone's Letter) One thing that hasn't changed is the dedication and commitment of our...

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Didier’s Grocery Design Build Project

Our Columbus office recently completed a Design Build project for Didier's Grocery.  This locally owned, community grocery store serves the Schuyler area. The original store was built in 1995 and the recent 3,000 square foot addition makes it a 21,000 square foot...

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New Des Moines Transit Hub

The Des Moines office of Commonwealth Electric was awarded the new Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) transit hub. This new state of the art LEED facility includes a new 800 amp service, 350KW natural gas generator, extensive interior and exterior...

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Commonwealth Electric – Heart Walk

The Commonwealth Electric team always "gives back" - our various branch offices have challenges underway for fundraising goals and for participation in each local Heart Walk.  Check out the links for each team and location click on each for detailed information about...

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CECM Team Wear Red Day

The Commonwealth Electric branch teams all participated in "Wear Red Day" in anticipation of their support and participation in upcoming Heart Walks at various locations....... Shown are the various branches on WEAR RED DAY - encouraging our staff, business, and...

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2011 Great Safety Record

Corporate Safety Director, Ruben Bera, reports that we have completed 2011 with a Great Safety Record!  We have worked in 2011 without a lost time accident and we will have one of the lowest accident rates in our company's history! Our field team made this record...

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Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale

Our Phoenix office is in the process of upgrading the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center Generator System.  This is a fast-paced project that is due to be completed in March 2012. The project consists of replacing the majority of the existing emergency...

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Arlen Rowland Retires

Our Expo Division had another great year in 2011.  However, we said goodbye to a very valued employee, Arlen Rowland.  After providing 15 years of great customer service at the Phoenix Convention Center, Arlen decided to retire. Arlen started with the Expo Division in...

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VA Health Care System in Tucson

Our current, Featured Project is the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson.  Commonwealth Electric has teamed up REC Solar on a design-build project to install carport mounted photovoltaic arrays. Commonwealth is proud to showcase some of our featured...

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Polly Rosenbaum Archives

The State of Arizona needed a new home for its archives - state maps, pictures, crime logs, law books, etc. They used to be housed in the attic of the capital... not any more. Go inside the Polly Rosenbaum Archives. www.ElectricTV.net is a joint venture between NECA...

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Your 3D Solution

Building Information Modeling identifies problems earlier on in the job, avoiding costly RFI (Request For Information) delays. Owners and General Contractors get a more productive workforce when BIM is used. www.ElectricTV.net is a joint venture between NECA (National...

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Commonwealth and Boy Scouts Team Up

Commonwealth Electric and Barsol teamed up recently to help support the Boy Scouts of Central Iowa with participation in the Mid Iowa Boy Scouts Sporting Clay Invitational. Read more about the event in our newsletter. Construction Specialties Copyright © 2016...

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Werner Ballpark

Commonwealth Electric made sure the Boys of Summer were ready to play at Werner Ballpark, and completed a very fast track project on time. The new Sarpy County Ballpark is located at HWY 370 and 126th Street in Papillion.  The ballpark is the new home for the Omaha...

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Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory Read more about our recently completed project, The Cheesecake Factory in Des Moines, IA… The rest of the post. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur tincidunt mollis ante non volutpat. Nam consequat diam nec leo rutrum...

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