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Guarantee Electrical Company acquires Aschinger Electric Co.
From left: Guarantee President Dave Gralike, Aschinger President Emily Martin, Guarantee COO Rich Ledbetter and Rick Oertli, Guarantee's chairman and CEO. Guarantee Electrical Company acquires Aschinger Electric Co. Combined company represents 200 years of electrical-industry experience an...

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Guarantee Electrical Company announces merger with Berwick Electric
ST. LOUIS, MO April 16, 2021 – St. Louis based electrical contracting firm Guarantee Electrical Company announced Colorado Springs based Berwick Electrical Company will be merging onto their platform. The merger will be finalized on June 1. As Guarantee’s newest business unit, ...

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The Renaissance for Electric Vehicles is Here
What once was a novelty is becoming mainstream—seeing an electric vehicle (EV) on the road used to be a somewhat rare occurrence. It is not uncommon now to see a handful of electric vehicles during a single morning commute.  A combination of affordability,...

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energy solutions, electric vehicles, ev chargers, new construction

KIDstruction 2020

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

KIDstruction 2020
Guarantee shows up for St. Louis Children’s Hospital for the 10th year in a row, bigger than ever.  This year’s KIDstruction effort demonstrates that the GECO team DELIVERS when it’s most needed.  COVID-19 almost cancelled the construction-industry effort that supports a ...

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2020 AGC of Missouri Construction Awards
Guarantee Electrical Company was honored to participate in the 2020 AGC of Missouri Construction Awards virtually and in-person.  We were humbled to be presented four awards! The most coveted award is the SCOTY – Specialty Contractor Of The Year. This honor is especi...

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AGCMO, SCOTY, Awards, STL Construction

P & G Shut Down

Posted on September 10, 2020 in: General News

P & G Shut Down
Overall Objective Guarantee Electrical Company recently completed a substantial upgrade of the electrical distribution systems at Procter & Gamble’s St. Louis Plant located on the Near North Side of the City at 168 E. Grand. P & G’s operations are largely dedicated to the manu...

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Alternative Healthcare Conversion for COVID-19 Treatment
Guarantee Electrical Company was selected to assist in the first alternative healthcare facility conversion in Missouri in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The aim is to expand the number of available beds so as to take the pressure off of regional hospitals. This preparatory effort provides fo...

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Alternative Healthcare, COVID-19, Quick Response

Letter from the CEO - COVID-19

Posted on March 24, 2020 in: General News

Letter from the CEO - COVID-19
          As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we wanted to share some of the steps we've taken to help minimize the impact on our customers, employees and the communities where we operate: Educating field and office workfo...

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covid-19, coronavirus, safety, construction
Guarantee Electrical Company Named As Finalist on Two AGC of Missouri Construction Keystone Awards
St. Louis, MO - Guarantee Electrical Company (Guarantee) was recently named as a finalist on two construction projects at the annual AGC Missouri Construction Keystone Awards.  With 18 Keystone wins previously, including several project and Subcontractor of Year (SCOTY) awards in the last seven...

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AGC Keystone Awards, St. Louis Electrical Company
For the eighth straight year, Guarantee Electrical Company (Guarantee) has been named as a finalist on multiple projects for the AGC Missouri Construction Keystone Awards.  With 18 Keystone wins including several project and Subcontractor of Year (SCOTY) awards in the last seven years, Guarante...

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Best Electrical Contractor in Missouri
Guarantee Electrical Company Hires New Field Safety Director
Saint Louis, MO - Guarantee Electrical Company (Guarantee) recently announced the hiring of Erica Heinssen as a Field Safety Director.  Erica will work directly with Corporate Safety Director, Todd Cook, to provide oversight and execution of safety efforts at various projects in the field. ...

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Safe electrical contractor in St. Louis
Guarantee Electrical Wins Outstanding MEP Subcontractor of the Year Award at American Subcontractors Association Awards Gala
 (St. Louis, MO, April 25, 2019) –Guarantee Electrical Company had an outstanding evening at the 26th annual American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council Annual Construction Awards.   Recognizing outstanding achievement in the St. Louis construction industry, this...

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St. Louis Electrical
Guarantee Electrical Company Hires New Market Development Manager
Saint Louis, MO - Guarantee Electrical Company (Guarantee) recently announced the hiring of a new Market Development Manager.  Nick Arb has joined Guarantee Electrical as the Market Development Manager for its offices in Missouri, Illinois, Colorado and California. Nick will be responsible for ...

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St. Louis Electrical Company
Guarantee Electrical Named Subcontractor of the Year; Wins Project of the Year at Annual AGC of Missouri Keystone Awards Gala
St. Louis, MO - For the 20th year, the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) held its annual Construction Awards Gala to honor and highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry.  This year also marked the 8th time the AGCMO has awarded its much soug...

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Electrical Contractor of the Year
Construction Safety Expert Joins Guarantee Electrical Company as Corporate Safety Director
Saint Louis, MO - The executive management team at Guarantee Electrical Company (Guarantee) is excited to announce long-time construction safety veteran, Todd Cook, CSP has joined the company as Corporate Safety Director.  With nearly 20 years in safety program management, Todd will lead, ...

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Electrical Contractor Safety
Guarantee Electrical Company Named As Finalist on Three AGC of Missouri Construction Keystone Awards
For the seventh straight year, Guarantee Electrical Company (GECO) has been named as a finalist on multiple projects for the AGC Missouri Construction Keystone Awards.  With 16 Keystone wins including several project and Subcontractor of Year (SCOTY) awards in the last six years, GECO is hoping...

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Electrical Constractor
Guarantee Electrical Company Named Top 150 Privately Held Companies in St. Louis
The St. Louis Business Journal has listed Guarantee Electrical Company as one of the Top 150 Privately Held Companies in the St. Louis metropolitan region.  For full story click here.

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Electrical Contractor in Missouri
Solar Energy Heats Up Illinois Market Guarantee Electrical to Install 100KW System at High Mount School
Swansea, IL – Guarantee Electrical Company (GECO) and High Mount School have bright plans in August 2018 when GECO will install a 100-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the school.  The solar array, designed and engineered by Sun Source, will help High Mount school district to reduce ene...

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Solar Array, Guarantee Electrical Company
Guarantee Electrical Wins International “Peer Network” Safety Award
St. Louis, MO – The Federated Electrical Contractors (FEC) has awarded Guarantee Electrical Company its highest award for safety, Safety Contractor of the Year for 2017.  Federated Electrical Contractors is an international peer network of leading electrical contractors dedicated to safel...

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Guarantee Electrical Company Completes Latest Healthcare Project; HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Opens
Granite City, IL – Guarantee Electrical Company (GECO) is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent healthcare project in O’Fallon, IL.  HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital opened its doors to new patients in November of 2017.   Due to the Integrated Project De...

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SSM Health SLU Replacement Hospital and Ambulatory Care Center Breaks Ground; Guarantee Electrical Awarded Electrical Design & Construction Package
St. Louis, MO – SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital began a new chapter in its history today with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for its $550 million, 15 acre hospital and ambulatory care center.  Located along South Grand Blvd just north of I-44, the project features 800,000 ...

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Guarantee Electrical Company Completes Four Story Vertical Expansion On West Campus Hospital for SSM Health & Alberici Healthcare Constructors
St. Louis, MO – Guarantee Electrical recently completed another hospital expansion project in Missouri.  Working with owner SSM Health and Alberici Healthcare Constructors, St. Joseph’s Hospital West recently expanded the footprint and services at its Lake St. Louis, Missouri facili...

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St. Louis Electrical Company, Electrical Construction in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO - St. Louis College of Pharmacy continues to undergo a campus wide transformation improving the educational landscape of St. Louis medicine.  As part of the second phase of this transformation, a new 193,000 square foot, seven story mixed use building will serve the College of Pharmacy student’s needs.  The building consists of a 220 bed dormitory, gymnasium and fitne...

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St. Louis Electrical Contractor
 (St. Louis, MO, April 11, 2017) – For the third time in as many years, Guarantee Electrical Company had an outstanding evening at the 24thd annual American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council Annual Construction Awards.   Recognizing outstanding achievement in the St. Louis construction industry, this MEP award is more special for Guarantee Electrical Company d...

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American Subcontractor Awards
Student Athletes at McKendree University, Southern Illinois IceHawks youth hockey organization and the general public now have a new recreation center to call home in O’Fallon, IL.  The McKendree Metro Rec Plex recently opened to the McKendree University men’s & women’s hockey teams, giving them a new facility to call “home ice”.  Soon the school’s...

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For the 19th year, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri held its annual Construction Awards Gala to honor and highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry.  This year also marked the 6th time the AGCMO has awarded its much sought-after “Subcontractor of the Year” (SCOTY) awards, honoring specific specialty subcontracting trades.&nb...

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AGC Keystone Award Winner, AGC Keystone Award Electrical
Students at Mt Vernon Township High School (MTVHS) will be excited to begin the school year at their new facility on Monday August 29, 2016. In addition to the traditional curriculum, the students will have an opportunity to excel in STEM, Arts & Music, Television/Video production, and Vocational studies. The investment in the new high school is expected to have an immediate impact on the Mt. ...

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For a third straight year, Guarantee Electrical Company has been listed as one of the “Top Places to Work” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2016.  Consistently ranked among the top electrical contractors in the country, Guarantee Electrical offers more than a century of expertise in electrical engineering, electrical preconstruction, electrical construction, design-build/design-a...

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St. Louis Top Places To Work
For the fifth straight year, Guarantee Electrical Company has been named as a finalist on multiple projects for the AGC Construction Keystone Awards.  With 12 Keystone wins in the last four years, GECO is hoping to continue the streak for its performances on the following construction projects; Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center (Infrastructure Projects $5 million or more); MSD 2015 Flood M...

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The new HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, located in O'Fallon, IL recently held it's "topping off" ceremony to dedicate the final structural steel beam commemorating a significant project milestone.  Guarantee Electrical is part of the Alberici Constructors/Holland Construction Services construction team working on the project.   For its part, Guarantee Electrical i...

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For the second time in as many years, Guarantee Electrical Company had an outstanding evening at the 23rd annual American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council Annual Construction Awards.   Guarantee was named “Outstanding MEP Contractor of the Year” at this year’s “Boots & Bling” ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis...

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AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) program is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program for companies of all sizes and occupational divisions. The selection process is unique because invited finalists make presentations to judges who then ask each finalist a series of probing questions. CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier sa...

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When it comes to construction safety, Guarantee Electrical Company has an outstanding track record.  Having previously garnered numerous safety awards, Guarantee was recently selected as a finalist for one of its most esteemed awards by the - The Willis Excellence in Safety Award.  The Willis Excellence in Safety Award is sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America.  ...

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The managment team at Guarantee Electrical Company is thrilled to announce two significant promotions within Guarantee Electrical. Dennis Heinle has been promoted to Director of Information Technology and Steve Vrenick, P.E. has been promoted to the position of Vice-President of GECO Engineering. The promotions were announced in the January Guarantee Management Meeting (GMT). Dennis joined...

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Guarantee Electrical Company had an outstanding showing at the annual AGC Construction Keystone Awards in St. Louis taking home several awards including the highly coveted top award, Electrical Contractor of the year.  Guarantee led the pack with five projects nominated for project of the year.  More impressively, for the first time in AGC Keystone Awards history, Guarantee swept the ent...

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Xcel Energy has awarded Guarantee Electrical Company’s Colorado office it’s prestigious “Journey to Zero” Award for 2015.  Guarantee was recognized at Xcel’s 2015 PSCO Contractor Safety Summit.  The honor is bestowed upon those companies which attain zero recordable injuries or near misses for one year.  According to Dave Cenedella, director of Tra...

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Guarantee Electrical Company has announced its award of the new HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Southern Illinois.  St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (HFSRB) to build a replacement hospital and ambulatory care center along Interstate 64 and Green Mount Road in St. Clair County. The new hospital wil...

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For a second consecutive year, Guarantee Electrical Company has been listed as one of the “Top Places to Work” by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Being listed among the top places to work in St. Louis doesn’t just happen.  For most employees at companies on the list, it takes a level of trust and purpose beyond the traditional paycheck and benefits package.  Accordin...

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For the fourth straight year, Guarantee Electrical Company has been named as a finalist on multiple projects for the AGC Construction Keystone Awards.  With 7 Keystone wins in the last three years, GECO is hoping to continue the streak for its performances on two St. Louis construction projects; Mercy Women’s Health Services 2nd Floor Renovation; SIUe Campus Infrastructure; and three ou...

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Guarantee Electrical Company was recently recognized by Ameren Missouri with the "Electrical Contractor of the Year Award" at the 2015 Trade Ally Network Awards program.  The award is given to those top performing Trade Allies who help customers increase energy efficiency, reduce kilowatt hours (kWh) and receive Ameren Act On Energy® incentives through the Ameren ...

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Ameren Trade Ally Awards, Energy Solutions
Guarantee Electrical Company continued it's long history of construction excellence as part of the award winning team on the Mercy Hospital St. Louis Women's Health 2nd Floor Renovation Project. The project was recently awarded the 2015 ASHE Vista Award - Renovation Project at the American Society for Healthcare Engineering Planning Design & Construction Summit held in San Antonio, TX....

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The new Mercy Joplin Hospital is scheduled to open on March 22, 2015, an unprecedented 46 months after an EF-5 tornado leveled the previous hospital in the Joplin, MO community.  From the outset, a level of resilience from the community inspired from the entire construction team, led by McCarthy Building Companies.  For Guarantee Electrical Company, this project was as much about doing w...

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Mercy Joplin Hospital, Electrical contractor
Guarantee Electrical Company was recently awarded the Electrical Construction package on the new Mount Vernon High School project in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  GECO’s history of performance in the education market is unparalleled in the Midwest.  Guarantee Electrical will be subcontracting to McCarthy Building Companies who is the Construction Manager on the project.  The new...

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Education, Electrical Construction in Illinois
Guarantee Electrical Company continued its streak of award winning electrical construction with three more AGC St. Louis Construction Keystone Awards, most notably for Project of the Year-Specialty Contractor Projects over $5 million, on the Ballpark Village project in St. Louis, MO.  Guarantee has now received 11 awards in three years for its excellence in electrical construction.  Guar...

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Award Winning Electrical Contractor, AGC Keystone Awards
Construction on the new SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City has recently come to a completion, nearly 3 months ahead of schedule.  Working with General Contractor, Alberici Constructors and partnering with local electrical contractor, Coastal Electric, the new regional hospital will deliver state-of-the-art, energy efficient healthcare to the mid-Missouri region.  The new St....

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healthcare electrical construction, lean construction
In the world of industrial construction, nothing begets business like experience, and this is especially true when it comes to building water and wastewater treatment facilities. With fourteen water treatment projects to its credit over roughly five years, Guarantee Electrical Company (GECO) has built a portfolio second to none as a provider of electrical and systems construction of large, complex...

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Guarantee Electrical Company, recently named as one of St. Louis’ “Top Places to work”, announced the appointment of Dena Schmid to Project Manager in the Quick Response Division.  Dena will be responsible for management of lighting, lighting retrofit and small service projects. Doug Mertzlufft, President, added “Dena’s track record in managing accounts and pr...

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Building Mass Notification Into Fire Alarm Systems If nothing else has been learned about security in a post-nine-eleven world, it’s that emergency communications technologies need to be multi-layered, redundant and able, wherever possible, to talk with one another. They may have been the last of the “old school hardwired,” code-driven analog, life-safety technology&mdash...

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Energy Solutions in Healthcare Construction The big energy savings story in healthcare revolves around building control systems, especially those designed around lighting and temperature controls, and of course the growing utilization—and mainstreaming—of LED fixtures throughout the facility.   LED fixtures light a Nurse Station at Mercy's Orthopedic Hospital in S...

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Guarantee Electrical Named As Finalist on Three AGC Construction Keystone Awards   For the third straight year, Guarantee Electrical Company has been named as a finalist on three projects for the AGC Construction Keystone Awards. With 6 Keystones in the last two years, GECO is hoping to “threepeat” for its performances on two St. Louis construction projects; Ballpark Village a...

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Names Guarantee Electrical As One of St. Louis’ Best Places to Work for 2014   Being listed among the top places to work in St. Louis doesn’t just happen. For most employees at companies on the list, it takes a level of trust and purpose beyond the traditional paycheck and benefits package. According to the employee-owners at Guarantee Electrical, that ...

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Guarantee Electrical Awarded Contract for New Dental Education and Oral Health Clinic in St. Louis Guarantee Electrical Company was recently awarded the electrical construction package on the new A.T. Still University construction project in St. Louis, Missouri. The project, a combined education and healthcare project, is a natural fit given GECO’s history of performance in the education ...

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Innovation and Turnkey Capabilities Earn Guarantee Electrical Contract on $100 Million St. Louis College of Pharmacy Project   Guarantee Electrical Company was recently awarded the Electrical Construction package on the new St. Louis College of Pharmacy construction project in St. Louis, Missouri. GECO’s history of performance in the education and healthcare industries is unparall...

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Guarantee Electrical Company Hits Grand Slam As Ballpark Village Opens to the Public The much anticipated opening of Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO is now a reality.  Ballpark Village is St. Louis’ newest dining and entertainment district in St. Louis and the Missouri area. This is the first ever sports anchored entertainment district located next to Busch Stadium, home of th...

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Ballpark Village, Electrical Contractors in St. Louis
Strong Electrical Construction Experience in Education Industry Gains Contract for Guarantee Electrical Company. Guarantee Electrical Company was recently awarded the Electrical Construction package on the new Mount Vernon High School project in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  GECO’s history of performance in the education market is unparalleled in the Midwest.  Guarantee Electrical wi...

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Electrical Construction in St. Louis, Education
NEWS RELEASE                                            November 18, 2013 For more information, contact Kenn Entringer at 314/721-2828. Guarantee Electrical Co. promotes Jason Wie...

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Guarantee Electrical Company completed a hat-trick on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by winning three AGC St. Louis Construction Keystone Awards.  GECO won in the Specialty Contractor/Subcontractor Building Construction Projects Under $1 Million category for its superb, turnkey, work on the world famous St. Louis Art Museum Expansion.  Additionally, the work on the Mississippi Riv...

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NEWS RELEASE                                               November 8, 2013 For more information, contact Kenn Entringer at 314/721-2828.  Josh Voegtli, C...

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Guarantee Electrical Company was recently presented the National Award for Safety, Platinum Award from the Federated Electrical Contractors(FEC) for it's performance through 2013.   Federated Electrical Contractors is an international network of leading electrical contractors dedicated to safely providing our customers with the highest quality electrical and datacom services at co...

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NEWS RELEASE                                            September 11, 2013 For more information, contact Kenn Entringer at 314/721-2828. Guarantee Electrical Co. (GECO) Team at Va...

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Guarantee Electrical is playing a major role in several Missouri, Illinois and Colorado water and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) upgrades, including a new grassroots WWTP in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Each of a dozen projects currently under way or recently completed applies Guarantee's project management strengths and ability to provide value alternatives to deliver reliable, cost-efficient fa...

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NEWS RELEASE                                               January 21, 2013   For more information, contact Kenn Entringer at 314/721-2828. Guarantee E...

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NEWS RELEASE                                               December 20, 2012 For more information, contact Marie A. Casey or Kenn Entringer at 314/721-2828. ...

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Guarantee Electrical Co. was recently awarded the 2012 Platinum Award for a National Industry Safety Leader from the Federated Electrical Contractors.  Federated Electrical Contractors is an international network of leading electrical contractors dedicated to safely providing our customers with the highest quality electrical and datacom services at competitive pricing, regardless of geogra...

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NEWS RELEASE   For more information, contact Marie A. Casey or Kenn Entringer at 314/721-2828.     Josh Voegtli, CPA, has joined Guarantee Electrical Co. (GECO) as controller. Voegtli assumes responsibility for the financial control of company assets and cultivates the firm’s banking, bonding and insurance relationships. Voegtli comes to GECO from S...

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Guarantee Celebrates 110 Years

Posted on October 29, 2012 in: General News

NEWS RELEASE                October 25, 2012 For more information, contact Marie A. Casey or Kenn Entringer at Casey Communications, 314- 721-2828. Guarantee Electrical, Inc., Founded in St. Louis in 1902, marks 110th Anniversary as Electrical Contractor  Guarantee’s Mission: Extend a 110-Year Record of Legendary Innov...

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NEWS RELEASE                October 11, 2012 For more information, contact Marie A. Casey or Kenn Entringer at 314/721-2828. Doug Mertzlufft, CPA, Named President of Guarantee Electrical Co. ST. LOUIS – Doug Mertzlufft, CPA, has been named president of Guarantee Electrical Co. Mertzlufft assumes oversight responsibilities f...

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NEWS RELEASE       September 10, 2012 For more information, contact Kenn Entringer at Casey Communications, 314-721-2828 GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Guarantee Electrical has completed the installation of communication and sound systems at the new $38 million, 270,000 square-foot Mascoutah High School in Mascoutah, Ill. The electrical contractor, now marking its 110th y...

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Flags for September 11th

Posted on March 07, 2012 in: General News

Sometimes a good idea is something more than just another good idea.  Rick Randall Jr.’s concept of creating a 10th anniversary memorial in the Heartland to those lost on 9/11 was just such an idea.  With simple and eloquent symbolism—flying a flag for each of the victims and first responders lost—Randall’s memorial idea became one of those rare, viral notions tha...

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Alert planning supported by advanced technology coupled with a can-do attitude led to Guarantee’s nomination for an AGC Keystone Award for the company’s turnkey electrical installation of the River City Casino.  It began with GECO’s innovative constructability modeling that served as a catalyst in winning the 17-month new construction contract for Pinnacle Entertainment&rsqu...

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The renovation of the P-4 Building at Scott Air Force Base presents a number of unique contracting challenges.  The high levels of security throughout the facility limit important site survey input that Guarantee usually generates to support its design build effort.   The fact is that P-4 will be an advanced communications center, and that the project will be replacing and upgrading...

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The new National Personnel Records Center, constructed for the U.S. General Services Administration by the team led by a Hardin-Tarlton joint venture, provides a central repository for military and civil service personnel records, replacing the National Personnel Records Center at 9700 Page Ave. in St. Louis.  NARA’s new LEED registered facility situated on a 29-acre parcel at 1829 Dunn...

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