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Electrical Contractors
Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter
5809 East Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Fax 817.496.8555



Message from an IEC Graduate
This is Thomas Estrada. I graduated 2013/2014 and I wanted to say thank you all very much. The opportunity to attend and the school and learn what we did was a great opportunity and I feel very grateful for it. When I received all my hours I applied for my license. Because of the school I was able to take the test and pass it on the first try with an 88%. For that I would like to let everyone with the school in the office, the instructors, and the board members Thank You Very much for everything. It has changed my family and I forever. Everything that you all do at the school is awesome and I hope you all truly understand how proud I am to attend the school and also tell everyone that asks about it to go and apply. Thank you for your time.

Thomas Estrada
JBI Electrical Systems, Inc


Fort Worth, TX (July 10, 2015) In May, the Independent Electrical Contractors Fort Worth/Tarrant County and Dallas Chapters held the IEC 8th Annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of Fort Worth/Tarrant County's long time Executive Director, Tom Jones who passed away in June, 2006.

IEC donated the proceeds from the tournament to two organizations working to fight the battle to cure cancer and help survivors of cancer.

A $2,700 donation each was made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.

In addition, $2,700 was donated to the IEC, Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program. The Independent Electrical Contractors Foundation’s mission is to fund, promote, and support educational opportunities in the electrical and communications industries.

Since 2007 the two IEC chapters have donated over $72,000 to cancer research and the IEC, Inc. Foundation.

Established in 1957, the IEC, Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter is a trade association representing independent electrical and systems contractors. Our mission is to offer quality education and safety programs, governmental involvement and business information to help our members excel.

Marcie Funchess, Executive Director
IEC, Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter

5809 East Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76119
Phone: 817-496-8422

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Graduating Class

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 Graduates (Alphabetically):  Phillip Berry, Anthony Duarte, Robert Grady, II, Alejandro Guzman, Chad Kennemer, Maksim Kindziakou, Luis Lagunas, Cordell Lee, PJ Martinez, III, Patrick Maurer, Rodrick Morris, Teresa Nelson, Thomas Perez, Courtney Perkins, Jose Romero, Victor Sandoval, Johnny Schniebs, Sharon Sherrill, Curtis Summers, Elio Tejada, Michael Vattaso, Benjamin Williamson. 

IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Chapter celebrated the accomplishments of 22 electrical apprenticeship graduates, top apprentices and other honorees.  This year’s graduation ceremony was hosted at the Bob Duncan Community Center in Arlington, TX on Thursday, June 11th with more than 200 family, friends, distinguished guests, company representatives, sponsors, and staff to honor IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County’s Class of 2015.  “We look forward to this event every year, because it is a proud moment for everyone involved,” proclaimed James Neyman, IEC Fort Worth/Tarrant County Apprenticeship & Training Committee Chair and Vice President of Austin Electric Company in Fort Worth, TX. 

Marcie Funchess, CAE, executive director of the chapter, welcomed all the graduates and guests attending this highly anticipated annual Graduation event. James Neyman then took the stage as the Master of Ceremonies for this memorable occasion, introducing David Babcock, Gifford Electric, as the guest speaker of the event. David is also a director on the chapter board and an instructor in the apprenticeship program. 

Mr. Babcock provided an inspirational speech to the graduating class about this major milestone in their educational and professional careers.  Mr. Babcock’s keynote address was emotional, heartfelt, and sincere, capturing the audience’s attention throughout his address. 


James Neyman recognized the instructors for their commitment to training and the board of directors, apprenticeship and training committee members and chapter staff for their dedication to the association.


Mike Querry fourth year instructor spoke to the graduates congratulating them on their hard work and dedication to completing the apprenticeship program.


Afterward, the 2014-2015 award winners were announced: 

Outstanding Apprentice of the Year

First Year:  Austin Tortrakul, GNS Electric, Inc.
Second Year:  Kelly Sustaire, JMEG, L.P.
Third Year:  Chas Putnam, Cable Electric, Inc.
Fourth Year:  Maksim Kindziakou, E-MC Electrical Services

Seventeen graduates had perfect attendance for this school year: Phillip Berry, Anthony Duarte, Alejandro Guzman, Chad Kennemer, Maksim Kidnziakou, Cordell Lee, P. J. Martinez, Parrick Maurer, Rodrick Morris, Teresa Nelson, Courtney Perkins, Jose Romero, Johnny Schniebs, Sharon Sherrill, Curtis Summers, Elio Tejada and Benjamin Wilkinson.

Six of those graduates with perfect attendance for the school year, six graduates had perfect attendance for all four years in the program.  What an accomplishment for these students:

Anthony Duarte, Maksim Kindziakou, P. J. Martinez, Patrick Maurer, Jose Romero and Sharon Sherrill.



Additional honors were presented to:. 

James Neyman, presented The Gary Dalrymple Award for Overall Achievement to: Anthony Duarte, Hurst Electric. This award honors a fourth year apprentice who is chosen as the most improved student in both the classroom and on the job over the past four years. 

James Neyman presented the A&T Chairman’s Award to Eaton for their generous contribution of materials to the apprenticeship program. Eaton representatives, Paul Lowke and Steve Kennedy accepted the award on behalf of Eaton. 


James Neyman and Mike Querry presented the graduating class with certificates of completion. 



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