commercial

Newsroom


You can find posts about our latest projects, internal updates, new hires, community involvement and more here.  Check back regularly, as this content is updated frequently with the latest and greatest from the Commonwealth Electric of the Midwest community.


View Newsletters


Recent Posts

A Change in Leadership

A Change in Leadership

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest is excited to announce a series of leadership changes. MICHAEL PRICE has been appointed as the company's president. BILLY FRIESEN is the company's new chief financial officer. JAY HOOBLER has been appointed to executive...

read more
UnityPoint Health Pathology Lab

UnityPoint Health Pathology Lab

The Des Moines office is proud to announce the completion of the UnityPoint Health Pathology Lab. The Ankeny facility located off campus from its prior home at Iowa Methodist Hospital is approximately 63,893 square feet. Construction began in October 2018 and...

read more
CECM Constructing Papillion Sports Complex

CECM Constructing Papillion Sports Complex

Commonwealth Electric – Omaha, NE was hired by Sampson Construction to help construct the new Papillion Landing campus in Papillion, NE. The campus has a field house, community center and outside sports fields. Alley Poyner Machiettto was the architect on this...

read more
Phoenix Transitions & Transformations

Phoenix Transitions & Transformations

Things have been changing at our CECM-Phoenix office this summer. Joe Graham, who has been with Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest for 32+ years, is retiring from the branch manager position starting June 1st, 2019, and will be moving to a consultant...

read more
BIM Department Assisting in Phoenix Project

BIM Department Assisting in Phoenix Project

Central Engineering- Omaha, NE is assisting the CECM Phoenix office to provide BIM staffing and assistance for a DPR Construction project location in Phoenix, AZ. DPR was hired to renovate an existing production facility in Mesa, AZ for Dexcom, Inc., a manufacturer of...

read more
CECM Participates in Day of Action

CECM Participates in Day of Action

On June 25th, Commonwealth Electric had four representatives at United Way's annual Day of Action. This year, United Way had over 100 volunteers hand out 1,200 books and read to over 800 kids at their partnering agencies. Four individuals from Commonwealth...

read more
Improving IWCC Campus Security

Improving IWCC Campus Security

Commonwealth Electric-Omaha is on site at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) in Council Bluffs, IA as the Prime Contractor for their Security Management Project. There are currently 5 campuses that make up the IWCC campus. The Omaha security team is providing each...

read more
Michael Lovelace Accepts New Opportunity

Michael Lovelace Accepts New Opportunity

  After 12 years of being a Service electrician with us, Michael Lovelace decided to accept the role of Field Superintendent in the Des Moines office. Michael’s new role will include facilitating job site manpower within our project teams, mentoring construction...

read more
Buffett Cancer Center

Buffett Cancer Center

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest (CECM) has completed its three-year construction of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center located in midtown Omaha, Nebraska. Nearly all $35 million of the electrical construction – including power, lighting and...

read more
UNO Baxter Hockey Arena

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,...

read more
City of Omaha WWTP

City of Omaha WWTP

The federal government has identified at least 772 communities nationwide, including Omaha that must reduce their combined sewer overflows (CSO) in order to improve water quality in the receiving streams. The federal mandate means that Omaha must reduce the number of...

read more
Con-E Cyclones Visit Data Center

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...

read more
Peter Kiewit Institute Finalist for AGC Award

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...

read more
2013 Great Year for Line Crews

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...

read more
Grand View University Projects

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...

read more
Harrah’s Casino Renovation

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...

read more

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...

read more
Sean Martys Apprentice of the Year

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...

read more
Involta Data Center – Tucson

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...

read more
Larry H Miller Dodge Dealership

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...

read more

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...

read more
Commonwealth Receives Lincoln Track Club Award

Commonwealth Receives Lincoln Track Club Award

President, David Firestone and CFO, Glen Moss accept the Distinguished Service Award from Lincoln Track Club. The award was in honor of the many years that Commonwealth Electric has supported the activities of the Lincoln Track Club, and especially the very popular...

read more
Simpson Student Center

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...

read more
Mary Lanning Digital Imaging

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...

read more
CECM Supports Boy Scouts Invitational

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...

read more
New Leadership Team in Columbus, NE

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...

read more
Commonwealth Electric Wins AGC Build NE Award

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...

read more
CSG International – Omaha, NE

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...

read more

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...

read more
Mike King Appointed Vice President

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...

read more

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...

read more
Didier’s Grocery Design Build Project

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...

read more
New Des Moines Transit Hub

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...

read more
Commonwealth Electric – Heart Walk

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...

read more
CECM Team Wear Red Day

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...

read more

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...

read more
Shea Medical Center, Scottsdale

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...

read more
Arlen Rowland Retires

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...

read more
VA Health Care System in Tucson

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
Werner Ballpark

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...

read more

News Archives