PAR Earns Awards, Accolades for Excellence in Client Service

On July 1, 2011, PAR's firefighting crew saw a vegetation fire on Interstate 8 at the In Ko Pah exit just inside of the Imperial County line in California. The team's quick response and safe approach to fighting the developing fire slowed the fire front and provided time for fire units from Imperial County and Cal Fire to arrive on scene and extinguish the fire.

"It is this officer’s opinion," wrote Captain Mark S. Hammerness, Imperial County Fire Department ST-6, in a letter to Doug Dixon, "that the actions of [t]his crew prevented this fire from potentially becoming a major incident.

"Your company should be commended for having hard working dedicated professionals like these protecting the right of way during construction."

The crew is part of the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project.

Congratulations Larry Strasser and the firefighting crew in California!

Certificate of Recognition

Iowa Quality Initiative Recognition

Longfellow Drilling, Inc. was recognized for superior support and quality contributions and awarded a certificate from the Iowa Quality Initiative Structures Award Program.

The award is for Longfellow's work on the U.S. 52 Bridge over IC&E & Mill Creek In Jackson County, Des Moines, Iowa.


Certificate of Recognition

SIR Award

The Office of the Washoe County Clerk (Reno, NV) presented PAR March 5, 2010 with a certificate of recognition for the 2009 SIR Award—Contractor of the Year. In a letter addressed to our Reno division, the County of Washoe stated its "gratefulness" for companies like PAR who still believe client service is the "cornerstone" of a successful business.

Certificate of Recognition

Carpe Ventem

Wind Powering America presented the Carpe Ventem (Seize the Wind) award to development partners of the Dry Lake Wind Power Project, Arizona’s First Utility-Scale Wind Plant. Powering America presents Carpe Ventem Awards to the first commercial-scale wind project in a state. PAR worked with Iberdrola to complete the project.


Supplier of the Year

PAR is relentless in its pursuit of working with the right disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) to provide the best results. It is in this spirit that PAR was awarded the Supplier of the Year award for our efforts in ensuring DBEs play a meaningful role in project realization.


Iowa Quality Initiative Structures Award

The Associated General Contractors of America, the US DOT Federal Highway Administration and the Iowa DOT presented PAR, doing business as Longfellow Drilling, with the Iowa Quality Initiative Structures Award. The award was given in recognition of superior support and quality contributions performed on the new Keosauqua Bridge in Van Buren county, which was rated as the best steel beam bridge on a primary road system in Iowa.


2008 Nevada Chapter Pinnacle Award

The Associated General Contractors of America honored PAR with its 2008 Nevada Chapter AGC PINNACLE Award for Excellence in Client Service. PAR helped restore 10 miles of knocked out 230 kV transmission line during a snowstorm in rural Nevada. With nearly 90 structures down, PAR worked seven days a week for two months in adverse weather conditions to reconstruct the Dixie Valley Transmission line.

Extraordinary Teamwork and Cooperation

The Connecticut Light and Power Company and The United Illuminating Company have announced that the Middletown-Norwalk transmission project has been energized, nearly one year ahead of schedule. The project is one of the largest electric infrastructure upgrades in the country, consisting of 69 miles of 345-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage transmission lines throughout Connecticut. In their press release dated Dec. 19, 2008, CL&P and UI acknowledged the extraordinary teamwork and cooperation of several organizations and companies, including PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc.