At our Bi-Annual All Hands on Deck Meeting, we introduced the 30 for 30 Campaign to the assembled Kortman Electric Team.
The campaign evolved during our Annual Company Strategic Planning Sessions. We wanted to find a way to celebrate achieving 30 years in business, as a company. Casting aside the traditional methods, we elected to focus on 'giving back' to the communities that have sustained us throughout the years.
The response received from the employees wanting to be part of this, was moving.
The months ahead will generate many opportunities for the people of Kortman Electric to give of themselves to a variety of people and causes. Targeted Recipients: The Homeless, our Military, the Hungry, the Disabled, the Poor, and a variety of causes related to illness and diseases we are hoping to find ways to eradicate.
Today begins Kortman Electric's 30th year of business. We express our gratitude to the many clients, vendors, associates, and employees that made it possible. We look forward to celebrating many more milestones in the years to come.
The Kortman Electric Service Department has installed hundreds of residential and commercial electric vehicle charging stations in Arizona for The EV Project. We appreciate the kind words our client had to say about our team: From: Marc Sobelman Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:51 PM To:Ray Miklos - Service Department Manager Subject: AAA - Arizona - Great Job report!
Good afternoon, hope all is well. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some incredible feedback I have received from AAA concerning the EVSE installations at their facilities in the Phoenix Area.
Although Daniel and his team have only completed two of the 6 installations, AAA is thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, courtesy and finished product produced by the Kortman team. I sit on a status call with AAA every week and they have used expressions like "seamless" and "didn't even know they were there" when it came to the installations so far. They mentioned working with you on the Camelback location and how flexible and willing you were to work with them on relocating the EVSE to a mutually agreeable location and providing your experience to their installation.
I really appreciate the hard work and great job Kortman has been providing for ECOtality on the EV Project!
Congratulations to Steve Yancy on 20 years with Kortman Electric!
Steve spent many years as a Journeyman and a Foreman before becoming a key member of the Estimating department in 2003. He brings vast experience and a strong work ethic with him each day. His commitment to doing a great job is always accompanied by a smile and a word of encouragement to everyone throughout the day. The Kortman Electric legacy has been built through the efforts of great people like Steve.
Steve - Congratulations on reaching this milestone and we look forward to the future with you as part of the team!
Ken Kortman presents Steve Yancy with a commemorative plaque for his 20 years of service 1992-2012.
Arizona Builder's Alliance Delivers 4000+ Toys to Benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital and Cardon Children's Center
12/22/2011 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Arizona Builder's Alliance is extremely excited to announce a record number of toys were collected by our membership in our annual Holiday Toy Drive. This year, we donated over 4,000 toys, as well as gifts for the nurses on staff, to Phoenix Children's Hospital and Cardon Children's Center in Mesa.
For the second year in a row, Sundt Construction supplied the "Sundt Sleigh" to deliver to Phoenix Children's Hospital on Tuesday, December 20th; it's branded red semi decked out for the holidays, with a flatbed full of toys. Members of the ABA were assisted by elves from St. Mary's High School and Brophy College Preparatory School, who took time out of their holiday breaks to unload the truck.
Climatec decorated their own sleigh for the Cardon Center delivery on Wednesday, December 21st. Led by a group of students from ASU's Del E Webb School of Construction, the ABA is proud to be the largest toy donation the hospital had ever seen--valued at over $25,000 worth of merchandise.
The Arizona Builders' Alliance (ABA), with offices in Phoenix and Tucson, represents 350 contractors, suppliers, and professional service firms serving the needs of the commercial construction industry. Its purpose is to lead ABA members and the industry to greater productivity and profitability through management education, craft training programs, and government relations. Community Outreach is an important part of the ABA's mission, and the Community Service Board organizes events throughout the year for a variety of sectors. Established in 2010, ABA Cares is a non-profit organization comprised of a variety of industry leaders who volunteer their time, talents, and resources to enrich the community in which we live.
Kortman Electric is a proud member of the Arizona Builder's Alliance. Thank you to all of our employees and vendors who donated gifts, making a brighter Christmas for hundreds of children!
People Update: Steve Mollohan
Steve Mollohan celebrates 25 years of service!
At the 28th Annual KEI Employee Christmas Dinner, Mr. Mollohan was recognized for his 25th Anniversary with Kortman Electric. He was introduced and presented with a plaque commemorating his service, from 1986-2011, by Ken Kortman (President / CEO) and Candace Barrier (Director of Field Operations). He shared humorous stories, dating back to the early days of the company, under Roger Kortman's Presidency. He reminisced on how he began his employment with KEI, and believed he would only stay a short time, but was pleasantly surprised at how much he enjoyed the ownership and people of Kortman Electric... 25 years later, he's still here!
Steve has contributed to Kortman Electric's growth as he transitioned through various roles; Beginning as an Electrical Journeyman, then later as Project Foreman, Field Superintendent (Northern Division), and most recently, the role of Project Manager. His recent professional development includes the completion of The Alliance for Construction Excellence's Project Management Program at the ASU Del E Webb School of Construction (2007) and the prestigious Arizona Builder's Alliance - Leadership Development Forum (2008). He has aided the development of countless electricians, with his hands-on training and mentoring skills.
For all of the contributions made through the 25 years, we say "Thank you" Steve!
(from left: Candace Barrier, Steve Mollohan, Ken Kortman 12/18/2011)
People Update: Kerwin Kortman
Kerwin Kortman, Director of Business Development for Kortman Electric, graduated on December 16th from the Leadership Development Forum (LDF), a year-long professional development course through the Arizona Builder's Alliance.
This coming season we have an opportunity to do something very special. Kortman Electric is working with the Arizona Builders Alliance to collect toys benefiting the Phoenix and Banner Cardon Children's Hospitals and brighten the lives of over 868 families whose children will spend the holiday season in the hospital.
All donations are greatly appreciated. The most requested items for each age group are noted below. Please make sure that all of the toys are new and unwrapped because of infection control, and that all paints and glues are non-toxic. Please do not donate play guns, water toys, latex balloons, scary action figures, candy, gum or other food items.
- Rattles/Teething Toys
- Musical / Talking Play Phones
- Black Velvet Fuzzy Posters
- Pop-Up Toys
- Musical/Light-Up Toys
- Hot Wheels /Matchbox Cars
- Small Lego Sets
- Video Games: Rated E
- DVD's: G thru PG13
- Sports Items-Nerf, balls, etc
- Playing/UNO Cards
- Board Games (Older Ages)
- Ipod / Music Player
- Mod Podge
- Crib Aquariums / Mobiles
Thank you for your support and generosity. Please bring your donation to the KEI office, project foremen, or any KEI office staff by Thursday, December 15th.
Thanksgiving is beyond the turkey and the feast, It teaches us to find reasons to smile and bond with our loved ones!
Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your loved ones!
To the KEI employees that have served and all U.S. Veterans, we express our sincere appreciation for the freedoms we enjoy today. We thank the men and women currently serving around the world and pray for their safety.
Ken Kortman - 2011 CFMA Executive of the Year Finalist
Congratulations to KEI's CEO Ken Kortman (VIDEO) on having been selected as a finalist.
April 29, 2011 ASA of Arizona: CFMA Honors ASA Members
"It was a festive evening last night at the new downtown Sheraton as members of industry gathered to celebrate the CFMA Valley of the Sun Chapter's 2011 Construction Executive of the Year and other awards. Three of ASA's own members were among the four distinguished Executive of the Year finalists -- Jeff Banker (Banker Insulation), Jerry Barnier (Suntec Concrete) and Ken Kortman (Kortman Electric); the three were joined as finalists by Mike Fann, Fann Contracting. At the end of the evening deserving tribute had been paid to all four, with Mike Fann taking the Executive of the Year top honors. Congratulations to all of you for the great contributions you make to the industry and your communities.
Additional congratulations go out to Debby Anderson (Minard Ames Insurance Services) who was named Associate Member of the Year; Kevin Burnett (The Sundt Companies) who was named General Member of the Year, and Ron Rogers (former president of JB Rogers Mechanical Contractors) who received the prestigious Construction Industry Pioneer Award.
Hat's off to CFMA VOS volunteers for putting together this great program and recognizing great leaders in our industry for their efforts."
- American Subcontractors Association of Arizona, Inc.
Kortman Electric featured in US Builders Review Magazine - Spring 2011
Kortman Electric is the feature of a profile article by Matt Duncan and Sheryvonn Burrell in the Spring 2011, Edition II of US Builders Review - The Magazine for Leading Construction Executives. The article can be found on pages 59 - 61 of this latest edition. (Download PDF)
Kortman Electric is proud to help Cell Phones for Soldiers
Kerwin Kortman, Director of Sales and Marketing, learned of the Cell Phones for Soldiers program through Bill Gumbert of Messinger Mortuary & Chapel, Inc. and fellow member of the Executives Association of Greater Phoenix (EAGP). Kortman, a former Navy Sailor himself, was instantly drawn to their mission of helping our troops overseas call home through the donation of used cell phones. He scoured Kortman Electric's used cell phone inventory and passed the request to fellow employees to see what they may have sitting on a shelf at home. Finding initial success, Kortman, took the call to other industry associations.
At the July meeting of EAGP, Bill Gumbert told Kerwin that through his efforts, and the efforts of the employees of Kortman Electric, IECA, and ABA, over 1,200 cell phones had been collected and provided to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Congratulations to the 2011 Graduating Apprentices!
May 20, 2011: With over 100 people in attendance, representatives of Kortman Electric and other members of the Independent Electrical Contractors of Arizona gathered at the Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel to celebrate the graduating class of 2011. Speakers included past graduates from as early as 1977, who shared the impact their own apprenticeship had on their careers. The key note speaker was Gary Golka, the 2011 Chairman of the National Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
Kortman Electric was well represented by three graduating apprentices: Eloy Jaramillo, Frank Matter, and Ruben Verville. All three had finished their final semester with a final grade of A for their classroom work. It took the dedication of four years of challenging classroom training in the evenings while working full-time to finish 8,000 hours of on the job training.
We are especially proud of Eloy Jaramillo, a dedicated Kortman employee since 2005. He was awarded third place in the highly competitive IECA Annual Wire-Off competition, a mere 16 points from first place! Eloy was presented with a gift bag with tools and gift certificates for his achievement. (Download PDF)
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SURPRISE, AZ (January 8, 2008) The Surprise Police Department, on behalf of Kortman Electric Inc., donated $2,500 to the 100 Club of Arizona.
Kortman Electric asked the police to donate the $2,500 to a charity of their choice. Chief Dan Hughes selected the 100 Club Of Arizona, a club that is celebrating 40 years of helping the families of police officers, who are either injured or killed in the line of duty.
"We wanted this wonderful gift from Kortman Electric, to go to a cause near and dear to all of us who wear the uniform," said Chief Dan Hughes.
"James came out to our shop to bid some work. He was the ONLY one out of three different bids that came up with a money and energy saving solution to our situation. Both he and DJ were prompt, professional and efficient in the work they performed. Please accept my sincere gratitude for the outstanding service they both provided!" Service Manager- Salem Boys Auto
New Director of Estimating 12/10/2012 We are excited to announce the hiring of our new Director of Estimating, Matt Brogen. Matt brings many years of experience and expertise in the industry. We look forward to you meeting him.
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