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GENERAL AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

Since 1964 Rural Electric has been providing electrical contracting services with an eye on innovation, quality and customer service. As a family owned and operated business Rural Electric has grown to a leader in Airport, Industrial and Roadway electrical contracting and manufacturing. We pride ourselves on bringing creative solutions to exceed our customer’s expectations with on-time and on-budget project contracting and management.


ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 is a quality standard that requires a company to document, maintain and audit company processes that impact the quality of their products or services to their customers. Rural Electric was registered as an ISO 9001 company in 2005 and has applied this quality standard to all of our operations.


CORE COMPETENCIES

Act with Integrity
Build Quality
Create Value
Drive Innovation
Execute Safely

Our Mission

We are committed to be the safest, most innovative heavy electrical contractor, relentlessly pursuing value for the customer through superior teamwork.

Our Vision

Building Powerful Connections
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1964

1964

RURAL ELECTRIC IS FOUNDED

Founded by Bill St. Couer, the company primarily performs residential and service work throughout the East Valley.

1977

1977

NEW OWNERS!

Rural Electric is purchased by Roger & Judy Bieberdorf.

1979

1979

FIRST AIRPORT LIGHTING PROJECT

Rural Electric completes first airport lighting project at Phoenix Air National Guard, Papago Facility – East/West Runway.

1979

1979

RURAL ELECTRIC BECOMES INCORPORATED

In December, Rural Electric is incorporated as a C Corporation.

1981

1981

SCOTTSDALE INDIAN BEND WASH BIKE PATH

The company performs its first big underground project, a park lighting project at the Scottsdale Indian Bend Wash Bike Path.

1988

1988

RURAL ELECTRIC LICENSED IN CALIFORNIA

Rural Electric obtains contractor’s license in the State of California.

1995

1995

RURAL ELECTRIC AWARDED FIRST $1M+ PROJECT

The company is awarded the FAA Navaids for 16R/34L at Salt Lake International Airport.

1996

1996

MANUFACTURING DIVISION

Rural Electric starts designing and manufacturing many FAA listed products.

1996

1996

FIRST TEXAS PROJECT COMPLETED

Rural Electric completes Randolph AFB’s Runway Lighting Rehab located in Texas.

2001

2001

RURAL ELECTRIC LICENSED IN COLORADO

Rural Electric obtains electrical contractor’s license in the State of Colorado.

2004

2004

RURAL ELECTRIC LICENSED IN TEXAS

Rural Electric obtains electrical contractor’s license in the State of Texas.

2004

2004

RURAL ELECTRIC LICENSED IN NEVADA

Rural Electric obtains electrical contractor’s license in the State of Nevada.

2005

2005

ISO 9001 REGISTERED CONTRACTOR

Rural Electric becomes a registered ISO 9001 contractor/manufacturer.

2006

2006

ANNIE AND BRETT PURCHASE COMPANY

Rural Electric is purchased by Annie Fogerty and Brett Bieberdorf (2nd generation).

2007

2007

SOUTHWEST CONTRACTOR’S BEST CIVIL PROJECT AWARD

Rural Electric received the Southwest Contractor’s Best Civil Project award for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Taxiway S Reconstruction & Bridge.

2007

2007

SOUTHWEST CONTRACTOR’S BEST TRANSPORTATION PROJECT AWARD

Rural Electric received the Southwest Contractor’s Best Transportation Project award for the Camelback Pedestrian Underpass project.

2010

2010

CRESCORDIA AWARD

Rural Electric receives Crescordia Award in Public Works for the Tres Rios Wetlands Construction project.

2011

2011

ENR AWARD FOR BEST TRANSPORTATION PROJECT

Rural Electric wins Engineering News Record’s Best Transportation Project for the SR 303 Happy Valley Road, Lake Pleasant Parkway project.

2014

2014

RURAL ELECTRIC CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS

From our humble beginnings in 1964, we have come a long way in 50 years.

2011

2011

RURAL ELECTRIC LICENSED IN NEW MEXICO

Rural Electric obtains electrical contractor’s license in the State of New Mexico.

2012

2012

RURAL ELECTRIC LICENSED IN OKLAHOMA

Rural Electric obtains electrical contractor’s license in the State of Oklahoma.

2014

2014

RURAL ELECTRIC CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS

From our humble beginnings in 1964, we have come a long way in 50 years.

Our Team |  Who we are

ANNIE
FOGERTY
OWNER, PRESIDENT

Hobbies: Working out at the Gym, Watching Baseball, Skiing
First Job: Rural Electric, 5th Grade in office

BRETT
BIEBERDORF
OWNER, COO

Hobbies: Flying, Sailing, Cycling (Road & Mountain), Travel
First Job: Rural Electric During Grade School

KIEF
HOUGH
OPERATIONS
MANAGER

Hobbies: Working out and Camping with the family
First Job: Sales Clerk at Noel’s Inc.

JOHN
COLONNA
DIVISIONAL MANAGER-INDUSTRIAL

Hobbies: Activities with Family, Golfing, Cooking
First Job: Courtesy Clerk at Fry’s Grocery

ART
GONZALES
MANUFACTURING DIVISION MANAGER

Hobbies: Sports, Music & Camping
First Job: Little League Umpire

PHYLLIS
DYER
CONTROLLER
.

Hobbies: Skiing, Sailing, Golfing, Hiking with Family
First Job: Banquet Cashier at Scottsdale Hilton

JEFF
TAWZER
SENIOR
ESTIMATOR

Hobbies: Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Baseball
First Job: Bus tables at 5 & Dine

CAMERON
CLAUSEN
PROJECT
ENGINEER

Hobbies: Hiking, Sports, Working Out, Activities with Family
First Job: Custodian at Rensselaer Central High School

JASON
KNEZ
PROJECT
MANAGER

Hobbies: Writing Music, Traveling, Fishing
First Job: Working for my Dad at “Knez Enterprise” Building Houses

MARK
BROWN
ENGINEER
.

Hobbies: Boating, Fishing, Home Improvements, Mopar Muscle
First Job: Laborer at a Horticultural Nursery

ALAN
SIMMONS
ENGINEER
.

Hobbies: Gardening and Cooking
First Job: Grandparents’ Antique Store

JOE
KNIGHT
ASSISTANT PROJECT
MANAGER

Hobbies: Athletics, Fishing, Camping
First Job: Washing Cars

JAMES
BOLTON
ENGINEER
.

Hobbies: Flying (Private Pilot), Working on Airplanes, Photography
First Job: ITT Courier

LESLIE
BIEBERDORF
QUALITY / ISO
COORDINATOR

Hobbies: Working Out, Reading, Traveling, Baking, Going to Movies
First Job: Working at a Shoe Store Called The Foot Jointe

JACEY
SUTTON
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
MANAGER

Hobbies: Training at the Gym, Hiking, Traveling, Interior Decorating
First Job: Burger King in Livonia, Michigan

JAMES
BOLTON
ENGINEER
.

Hobbies: Flying (Private Pilot), Working on Airplanes, Photography
First Job: ITT Courier

LESLIE
BIEBERDORF
QUALITY / ISO
COORDINATOR

Hobbies: Gardening and Cooking
First Job: Grandparents’ Antique Store