About Us

In the 1950’s, a group of independent electrical contractors decided that in order to survive, be successful, and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace, they would pool their resources and form a trade association. This enabled an efficient, cost-effective method of providing employee 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.

On March 3rd, 1988, IEC of Greater Cincinnati received a national charter from the IEC national trade association and began operations. Four local 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 Co., Denier Electric Co., Inc., Henderson Electric, and Bertke Electric Co., Inc.

IEC of Greater Cincinnati is a strong and active chapter with more than 50 contractor members employing more than 1,070 field workers and almost 40 industry associate members. While membership numbers fluctuate with economic conditions, the commitment to excellence does not.

1988 IEC Cincinnati Founded

53+ Contractor Members

1,350+ Field Workers Employed

Chapter Executive Team

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Matt Hittinger

Executive Director

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Kevin Collins

Training Director

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Sommer Andriot

Chapter Relations Coordinator

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Kelly Vanover

Apprenticeship Coordinator

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Chapter Board Members

Lou Schuler

Chapter President

Kings Electric Services

Mark Gillespie

Chapter Vice President

TMI Electrical Contractors

Steve Ortner

Chapter Treasurer/Secretary

Ohio Valley Electrical Services, LLC

Dave Earlywine


Beacon Electric Co.

Steve Denier


Denier Electric Co., Inc

Justin Beischel


J. Beischel Electric

Ben Parks


Parks Electrical Services, LLC

Chapter Instructors

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  • 1st Year
  • 2nd Year
  • 3rd Year
  • 4th Year
  • Lab
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Darrell McIntosh

3rd Year Instructor

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John Bennett

3rd Year Instructor

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Jamie Walz

3rd Year Instructor

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Steve Levering

3rd Year Instructor

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Andrew Monson

3rd Year Instructor

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Brandon Earls

4th Year Instructor

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Joe Means

4th Year Instructor

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Ken Riley

4th Year Instructor

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Shawn Loar

4th Year Instructor

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Greg Chambers

4th Year Instructor

Travis Wells

4th Year Instructor

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Rob Jennings

Lab Instructor