About Us


In the 1950’s, a group of independent electrical contractors decided that in order to survive and be successful and maintain a competitive edge the marketplace, they would pool their resources and form a trade association. This enabled an efficient cost effective method of providing employees training, benefits, and other advantages that accrue from joint action. Founded in 1957, the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is a national trade association for merit shop electrical contractors.  IEC of Greater Cincinnati is the conduit through which member contractors accomplish these functions.

On March 3rd, 1988 IEC of Greater Cincinnati received a national charter from the IEC national trade association and began operations. Four independent electrical contractors with a shared vision of free enterprise in the electrical industry sought the offerings of the national association so they could ensure the success of independent electrical contractors in the Greater Cincinnati area. The founding contractor companies were Stapleton Electric, Denier Electric, Henderson Electric, and Bertke Electric.

IEC of Greater Cincinnati is a strong and active chapter with 37 contractor members employing more than 850 field workers and 35 industry associate members. While membership numbers fluctuate with economic conditions, the commitment to excellence does not. IEC of Greater Cincinnati has been awarded the IEC Chapter of the Year 14 of the last 16 years and shows no signs of slowing down.

Chapter Executive Team

David Hittinger

Executive Director, (513) 542-0400, ext. 12

Kevin Collins

Training Director, (513) 542-0400, ext. 13

Gina Young

Apprenticeship Coordinator, (513) 542-0400, ext. 10

Sommer Andriot

Membership & Chapter Relations Coordinator, (513) 542-0400, ext. 11

Chapter Board Members

Steve Ortner

Chapter President,

Ohio Valley Electrical Services, LLC

Mike Cavanaugh

Chapter Vice President,

Queen City Electric, Inc.

Kay Fischer

Chapter Treasurer,

Craftsman Electric, Inc.

Lou Schuler

Chapter Secretary,

King’s Electric Services

Steve Denier


Denier Electric Co., Inc

Justin Beischel


J. Beischel Electric

Mark Gillespie


TMI Electrical Contractors