2018 Awards – Lit Up By Electrical Alliance Contractors

Duke Ellington School for the Arts, ENR Best Project of the Year by Heller Electric

Year after year, Electrical Alliance contractors demonstrate that they light up the nation’s capital and surrounding metropolitan area. In fact, Electrical Alliance contractors worked on the vast majority of the largest construction projects in the greater D.C. region last year and are essential contributors on many award-winning projects.

“These jobs speak volumes to the tremendous value that Electrical Alliance contractors bring to project teams and the importance of a skilled workforce,” said JT Thomas, NECA D.C. Chapter Executive Director.

The Washington Building Congress (WBC) is a non-political association dedicated to building relationships with and among its members, encouraging collaboration on best practices, and working together to advance the building industry. The WBC recognizes the superior skills of craftsmen through its Craftsmanship Awards Program, an annual celebration of excellent work performed in the industry. Contractors benefit from the credibility that comes with having skilled workers recognized for their excellence by a highly respected organization. In 2018, EA contractor craftsmen won all awards under the electrical category, including:


Lighting Systems


EA Contractor:  JE Richards

Project: Venable, Washington, DC


EA Contractor:  JE Richards

Project: Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC

(Star Award Nominee)


EA Contractor:  JE Richards

Project: Tyson’s Galleria Isabella Eatery, Tysons Corner, VA


EA Contractor:  Dynalectric Company

Project: Non-Disclosed Client, McLean, VA


EA Contractor:  Aarow Electrical Solutions

Project: Wharf Hall, Washington, DC


Power Generation, Distribution & Switchgear

EA Contractor:  Dynalectric Company

Project: MCC1 Data Center, Manassas, VA


EA Contractor:  Singleton Electric Company

Project: Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility Leesburg, VA


EA Contractor:  Singleton Electric Company

Project: Loudoun County Raw Water Intake, Leesburg, VA


EA Contractor:  Singleton Electric Company

Project: Blue Plains Filtrate Treatment Facility Washington, DC


Special Systems

EA Contractor:  Dynalectric Company

Project: MCC1 Data Center, Manassas, VA


EA Contractor:  Heller Electric

Project: Duke Ellington School of the Arts Modernization, Washington, DC


EA Contractor:  Singleton Electric Company

Project: Trap Rock Water Treatment Facility, Leesburg, VA


EA Contractor:  Singleton Electric Company

Project: Blue Plains Filtrate Treatment Facility Washington, DC


In addition, The Washington Business Journal published it’s top construction projects in the D.C. metro area for its 2108 Book of Lists.  These projects were ranked by their estimated costs. An overwhelming majority of the largest construction projects in 2018 had Electrical Alliance contractors on project building teams.  Below are the project rankings which included the skilled work of Electrical Alliance contractors and the estimated total project costs.

“In the D.C. metro area, EA contractors employ over 9,000 electrical workers.  Our skilled workforce has been electrifying the national capital region since 1892,” said George Hogan, Local Union 26, IBEW Business Manager.

  1. Capitol Crossing ($918 Million) – Dynalectric, Potomac Testing
  2. PSEG Keys Energy Center ($825 Million) – JE Richards
  3. Reston Station ($650 Million) – Freestate Electrical
  4. Midtown Center ($620 Million) – JE Richards
  5. 655 New York Avenue, NW ($613 Million) –JE Richards, Potomac Testing
  6. Cannon House Office Building ($500 Million) –Mona Electric
  7. The Boro , Phase I  ($485 Million) – JE Richards, C3M Power Systems
  8. St. Elizabeth West Campus ($453.9 Million) – Perlectric
  9. Washington Adventist Hospital ($397.7 Million) – JE Richards, Potomac Testing
  10. Herbert C. Hoover Building ($331 Million) – Potomac Testing
  11. DC United Audi Field ($314.7 Million) – JE Richards, Heller Electric
  12. Constitution Square ($300 Million) – JE Richards
  13. Conrad Washington DC ($300 Million) – JE Richards, Mona Electric
  14. Capitol Crosssing, 201 F Street  ($210 Million) – Dyanalectric
  15. INOVA Center for Personalized Health and Dwight & Martha Schar Cancer Center ($209 Million) –Potomac Testing
  16. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library ($208 Million) – Heller Electric
  17. Altaire ($200.7 Million) – Potomac Testing


Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Mid-Atlantic Best Project Awards program honors companies that achieve the goals set out by the building team, overcome the challenges of the job and exhibit extraordinary teamwork, innovation, and execution.  The Program evaluated projects from D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Electrical Alliance contractors that worked on ENR’s 2018 Best Projects in DC metro include:

Best Project of the Year
Duke Ellington School of Arts
Heller Electric

Best K-12 Education 
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Heller Electric

Best Office/Retail Mixed-Use
1900 Reston Metro Plaza
Freestate Electrical

Best Renovation/Restoration
Rehabilitation of Constitution Gardens
Kelly Electric

Award of Merit: K-12 Education 
AstraZeneca Discovery Meadows Child Development Center
J.E. Richards

Award of Merit: Manufacturing 
CyrusOne Project Kincora Data Center
Rosendin Electric

Award of Merit: Renovation/Restoration
Alexander Court
Chesapeake Electrical

Award of Merit: Renovation/Restoration
2000 K Street – Washington, DC
Chesapeake Electrical

Award of Merit: Water/Environment
Anacostia River Tunnel
John E. Kelly & Sons Electrical Construction


Lastly, The Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (AGC-DC) program, The Best of 2018, honors exceptional projects from the DC area construction industry.  Open to all General and Subcontracting members of AGC-DC, the Program annually recognizes the accomplishments of the contractors for their professional role in the winning projects. The following Electrical Alliance contractors worked on these local 2018 award-winning projects:

Design Build Projects
$5 – $15 Million: Cleveland Park Library – Freestate Electrical, Potomac Testing
$50 – $100 Million: Marie Reed Elementary School – Freestate Electrical

BIM Projects
$15 – $30 Million: Academies of Loudoun  – Power Solutions, Potomac Testing
$15 – $30 Million: Aircraft Prototype Facility Ph. 2 NAS – Metropolitan Controls

Lean Projects
$15 – $30 Million: NIH Northwest Childcare Center @ NIH  – Aarow Electrical

Sustainability Projects
$5 – $15 Million: American Geophysical Union  – Potomac Testing

Heavy/Industrial Projects
$5 – $15 Mil.: Medimmune CHP/Power Consolidation – JE Richards, Potomac Testing

Specialty Contracting Projects
$5 – $15 Million: Verizon Wireless – Rosendin Electric
$15 – $30 Million: Maryland Live Casino—Rosendin Electric

Sport/Entertainment Projects
Under $5 Million: The Anthem (concert hall) – Aarow Electrical

Office/Retail Projects
$5 – $15 Million: Federal Election Commission – Contemporary Electrical
$15 – $30 Mil. (Merit): Design Build P116 Above Ground Parking – Potomac Testing
Over $100 Million: Midtown Center – JE Richards

Renovation/Restoration Projects
$15 – $30 Million: Building C Renovation and Repair @ Ft. Mead – Potomac Testing
$30 – $50 Million: 2000 K Street, Washington, DC – Chesapeake Electrical
Over $100 Million: Alexander Court , DC  – Chesapeake Electrical

Transit/Highway/Bridge Projects
Under $5 Million: MD 355 Crossing – C3M Power Systems, Potomac Testing


Notably, Rosendin Electric, an Electrical Alliance contractor, was awarded AGC-DC’s 2018 Subcontractor of the Year. “It was an honor to be recognized as the AGC-DC’s 2018 subcontractor of the year. One of the things that sets us apart is our skilled and well-trained workforce.  Our industry’s electrical apprentice training program is second none,” said Keith Douglas, Vice President of Rosendin Electric.

2018 was a highly recognized year for Electrical Alliance contractors, showcasing the value and craftsmanship provided by their skilled and well-trained workforce and providing the very best to the D.C. region.

About The Electrical Alliance
The Electrical Alliance is a cooperative effort between electrical contractors and skilled craftsmen to provide quality products and services to customers and to set the standard for efficiency, productivity, and safety within the electrical industry. It is jointly sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local 26, IBEW. To learn more, visit News & Press or follow the Electrical Alliance on Twitter @dcelec_alliance.