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GENERAL AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

Rural Electric has been a family owned business in Mesa, Arizona since 1964. We are proud to provide our services to the Southwest Region of the United States as a woman owned business; certified WOSB and WBE. We understand the importance of our Transportation Industry as well as the Military, which is why much of our focus lies within Aviation.

We realize every day the importance of a strong company culture and we empower our team to grow on all levels, creating an environment of collaboration and contributions. This brings a strong sense of pride, knowing their work matters.


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 leverage the talent of our people and use emerging technology while Building Powerful Connections™ through innovative solutions for our construction and manufacturing clients.

Our Vision

We take on the challenge of building the worldwide infrastructure which embolden people for embracing the future.
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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.

Executive Leadership Team

ANNIE
FOGERTY
OWNER, CEO

With over 15 years of electrical contracting Ms. Fogerty is a principal with Rural Electric and has been active with the company for 15 years. Ann’s past work has spanned from field installation as a Journeyman Electrician to her current role leading Rural Electric.

BRETT
BIEBERDORF
OWNER, COO

With over 25 years of electrical contracting Mr. Bieberdorf is a principal with Rural Electric and has been active with the company for 20 years. Brett brings extensive experience managing large, ongoing and complex field projects including multi-year Federal IDIQ and municipal service contracts.


JERRY TASSONE
PRESIDENT

KIEF HOUGH
DIVISIONAL MANAGER
TRANSPORTATION

JOHN COLONNA
DIVISIONAL MANAGER
INDUSTRIAL

PHYLLIS DYER
CONTROLLER
.

JEFF TAWZER
SENIOR ESTIMATOR

CAMERON CLAUSSEN
ESTIMATOR

JACEY SUTTON
DIRECTOR of BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT

SIDNEY HAWKINS
PRE CONSTRUCTION
MANAGER

GREG MEAD
SENIOR PROJECT
MANAGER

BRIAN REVELL
DIVISION MANAGER TEXAS

TOM NUSE
PROJECT MANAGER

JASON KNEZ
PROJECT MANAGER

TO BE NAMED
PROJECT MANAGER

MARK BROWN
ENGINEER

ALAN SIMMONS
ENGINEER

SCOTT RAIKKONEN
SAFETY MANAGER

JOE KNIGHT
PROJECT MANAGER

JAMES BOLTON
PROJECT ENGINEER
.

TAMMY MIXDORF
QUALITY / ISO
COORDINATOR

Our Safety Culture

We focus on proactive safety actions.

Rural Electric recognizes the importance of employee health and safety and is committed to achieving an injury free workplace. Our expectation is that each employee and all stakeholders will contribute to our evolving culture of safety interdependence by protecting themselves and those they work with. All employees are empowered to stop work that they feel will result in an injury, and seek continual improvement solutions that will prevent future recurrence.

The Four Basic Tenants of Employee Health and Safety:

Management commitment and individual employee ownership
Training and mentoring
Health and Safety planning
Hazard recognition and control

Our Proactive safety actions include:

  • Active Hazard Analysis (AHA)/ Job Safety Analysis (JSA) based Accident Prevention Plans / Health and Safety Plans
  • Sharing relevant stories and experiences
  • Employee empowerment with Stop Work Authority
  • Establishment of zero injury and illness goals
  • Employee and subcontractor health and safety training
  • New employee orientation and Buddy program
  • Subcontractor Due diligence review