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Press Release – NECA Project Excellence Awards


SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

NECA Project Excellence Awards


Work on the ‘Dorothy Day Center’ and ‘10,000 s.f. Stunning New Smart Home’ Honored During NECA 2020 LIVE Virtual Convention

J. Becher & Associates, an electrical contractor based in Rogers, Minnesota, was recently recognized by the National Electrical Contractors Association with a NECA Project Excellence Award in the Residential Category for the Dorothy Day Center and the Low Voltage/Integrated Systems category for the 10,000 s.f. Stunning New Smart Home.

NECA established the Project Excellence Award to showcase the exceptional work that its members perform throughout the country. J. Becher & Associates will be recognized along with this year’s other winners during NECA 2020 LIVE, the association’s virtual convention and trade show.

“I would like to congratulate and thank all our people that worked on these two projects. It is your hard-working dedication that makes all this possible and J. Becher & Assoc. Inc. a great place to work. Thank you from my heart”, Jerry Becher

The 10,000 s.f. Stunning New Smart Home project is just that – smart! The residents of this home rely on an ELAN system for easy control of the lighting, security, audio, video, climate and more in their 10,000 square-foot Minnesota home. From setting the pool temperature to dimming the lights in the kitchen to unlocking the front gate, the family can do everything with the touch of their finger.

When your dream home has more than 100 light switches, 12 TVs and 48 zones of audio, the only way to effectively manage it all is with a full home control system. It would be incredibly stressful to try running a home this large without modern technology or full-time help, and even communication could be difficult without an intercom system. These particular homeowners were familiar with the ELAN system from their previous home, so in the new one, our focus was maximizing simplicity and functionality without damaging the aesthetics. We invite to check out this incredible project on our website jbecher.com

The Dorothy Day Place project in St. Paul was one of our larger and most rewarding projects of 2019.
Dorothy Day Place, is a new 6-story building in the heart of downtown St. Paul, intended to replace the Dorothy Day Center- an emergency shelter that provides people in need with a dignified, safe place to call home. The new multi-use 177-unit facility will provide meals, shelter, career assistance and other programs to help those struggling to get back on their feet. The facility is the largest public-private housing and social services partnership in the state’s history, and we were thrilled to be a part of the project.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION: NECA is the voice of the $171 billion industry responsible for bringing electrical power, lighting and communications to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office in Washington, D.C., four regional offices, and 118 local chapters across the country support the electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. Go to www.ProjectExcellenceAwards.com to learn more about the NECA Project Excellence Award. Go to www.NECANET.org to learn more about the National Electrical Contractors Association.

ABOUT J. BECHER & ASSOCIATES: Since our inception in 1987, the mission of J. Becher & Assoc. has been to provide quality workmanship, innovative design and thoughtful customer service throughout all phases of a client’s project whether it is a small home electrical wiring project or a multi-story office building’s complex electrical, security and data communication systems.

The employees of J. Becher & Assoc., Inc. represent the company’s most valuable and important asset next to our customers. They constitute the front-line channel of communication between our customers, vendors, and the community at large. The degree of success that the company attains is determined by the sum of the individual success of each employee.

Having wired more than 10,000 homes and businesses, J. Becher & Assoc. has become the premier electrical and low voltage contractor in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and is consistently ranked in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Top 25 Electrical Contractors list.

Contact Jerry Becher at 763-428-8630 or jbecher@jbecher.com to learn more about J. Becher & Associates.

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