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Cupertino Electric Named Specialty Contractor of the Year by ENR California, Tops Construction Industry Lists

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Revenue Growth, Innovation, Geographic Expansion and Philanthropic Commitment Drive CEI's Impressive ENR, EC&M and InformationWeek Rankings

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Construction and engineering company Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) today announced that it has been named Specialty Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR) California magazine, has been ranked a "Top 5" national electrical contractor by Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine, and has earned a spot on the InformationWeek 500 list of top technology innovators. With an annual revenue increase of more than seventy percent in 2011 and countless headline-grabbing projects completed last year, Cupertino Electric continues to lead the electrical industry with expansion into new markets and geographies.

"We believe that ENR, EC&M and InformationWeek have confirmed what we've known for quite some time: Cupertino Electric is the partner that customers want on their construction team," said John Boncher, "Our laser focus on collaboration, innovation, safety and successful execution has enabled us to tackle some of the most technically challenging projects across the nation. Our customers place a lot of trust in us and we take that very seriously. It's great to be recognized for our dedication and ability to deliver time and again."

About ENR's Specialty Contractor of the Year Award Citing Cupertino Electric's status as a "big solar player in California with an impressive installation milestone of 150MW of solar PV to date" that has received "top philanthropy awards" from numerous non-profit organizations over the last year, ENR Regional Editor Robert Carlsen announced online that CEI has been named Specialty Contractor of the Year. The formal announcement and accompanying article will appear in the October 8, 2012 issue of ENR California.

ENR California is a regional publication produced by Engineering News Record that provides California-based news, features and information about people and projects in the construction industry. The Specialty Contractor of the Year award is given to a subcontractor that is listed on ENR's national Top Specialty Contractors List published each fall that demonstrates outstanding financial and project performance during the prior calendar year. For more information, visit: http://california.construction.com/.

About EC&M's Top 50 ListMoving up five places to rank fifth on EC&M's annual electrical contractor list, Cupertino Electric will be highlighted in September issue of the magazine, which will be available at the end of September. The EC&M Top 50 list annually ranks electrical contractors nationally based on revenue reported for the previous fiscal year. For more information on EC&M, visit: http://ecmweb.com/.

About the InformationWeek 500 ListInformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at: www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Cupertino Electric, Inc. Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) is a private company headquartered in San Jose, Calif. that has provided expert engineering and construction services for a constantly evolving world for more than 58 years. CEI designs custom electrical solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including alternative energy, biotech, commercial, data center, education, energy infrastructure, gaming, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail. For more information, visit www.cei.com.