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Huston Electric

The new Flex Lab facility totaling 108,000 SF for College of Engineering at Purdue University will assist in providing easily modifiable lab spaces to accommodate a wide range of research activities.

Huston Electric installed 15 light poles with 320 LED sports lighting fixtures to complete this 5.6 million project on Purdue University’s Ross-Ade Stadium over the course of three months.

Brookestone is an office complex located in Kokomo, Indiana with 19,000+ square feet that is comprised of office suites and conference rooms to fit small business needs.  This building was formerly the home of a local UAW so the building underwent an extensive remodel through Perkins Contracting.  Their renovations included lighting retro-fits to the interior and exterior fixtures and new signage to advertise for their tenants; all of which were provided and installed by Huston Electric.

The lighting retro-fits were extensive both on the interior and exterior of the building.  Fortunately, the cost was off-set due to Duke Energy’s rebate program for energy efficiency upgrades.  Duke’s rebate incentive totaled upwards of $18,000 to compensate for the investment in retro-fitting so many fixtures.

Retro-fits included:

  • 87 surface mounted LED panels in office & conference rooms
  • 30 recessed LED fixtures
  • 43 occupancy sensors
  • 14 vapor tight LED fixtures for the fitness center’s locker rooms
  • 10 LED high bays in the fitness center
  • 15 EXIT signs

Scott Perkins provided the following testimonial:

“I am very pleased with the finished product at Brookestone due in large part to Huston Signs and Electric.  When I decided to completely renovate the lighting in this 19,000 sq ft facility, I knew I needed an expert in the field of lighting and electrical.  Huston Electric met or exceeded all of my expectations.  Rick, Dennis, and their team produced a product that looks and functions great.  They even took care of all the rebate paper work from Duke to save over $18,000 on the project.”

Dennis Lane, Lighting Retro-fit Specialist for Huston Electric, encourages our customers to upgrade lighting systems to LED because of the energy savings and reduction in maintenance cost along with the incentives that Duke Energy offers.  Dennis provides free quotes, specs to show ROI for energy savings, estimates on rebates through Duke Energy, lighting layouts, and free samples on a trial offer. 

Huston has physical locations in Kokomo, Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana. Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, telecommunications, generators and compressors, and visual communications & signage.

Project Highlights:
Huston was the successful contractor for the electrical portion of the "The Hub" West
Lafayette, IN project which is a 289 unit apartment complex with a total of 599 student
beds. Our Pre-Fab team has been busy wiring panels, wiring devices, cutting MC cable,
and building prefab assemblies for weeks now. We are on the 8th floor of 10 total floors
with our panel assemblies and working to finish the 5th floor of our branch power
devices. The project is currently only beginning the 4th floor walls, which puts Huston
several weeks ahead of schedule! This project is one of many design/build apartment
projects that Huston has been part of over the last several years. Meeting this projects
deadline is key to the projects success, Huston's use of prefab will help maintain this
aggressive project schedule. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N_8NorE5EU

Background:
Construction project schedules are getting tighter and tighter, but yet the buildings electrical systems are getting more complex. The answer to meet these schedule dates is to utilize Huston Electric for our prefabrication capabilities. Huston has been perfecting the prefabrication means and methods for 6 years now, and improving our process from start to finish to meet each jobs requirements.

Results:
Huston has assisted in maintaining the rigorous project schedules while still providing a top notch quality electrical installation. We have also been able to maintain safer projects and help keep electricians safe with the use of prefab. No matter the schedule constraints Huston Electric still believes that safety and quality are the #1 priority.


Could your construction project benefit from having Huston Electric Prefabrication?
Huston is here to help! It takes great design efforts and knowledge to provide such
a great installation. All the way from electrical design, fabrication, installation and
finish; Huston is the answer! Call us if you are ready to begin planning your construction
project

No job is to big nor to small for Huston Electric. Apartments, mulit-family, K-12, higher
education, commercial and industrial. Huston has physical locations in Kokomo,
Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana. Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions
specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation,
telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors.

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Employee Recognition Dinner

We are proud to say that we just had our First Annual Employee Recognition Dinner, to celebrate the amazing people that we are fortunate to have work for us here at Huston.  We spent an evening out having dinner, giving out awards, and spending time with one another.

Huston’s Electrical Service Division recently had the opportunity to assist in retrofitting the interior lighting at the Montgomery Aviation / Indy Executive Airport in Zionsville, IN.  We worked closely with Sean White, General Manager, in finding the appropriate LED fixture for the airplane hangars.

Pete Septoski evaluated the different LED lighting options and decided on the RAB Rail225 high bay fixture.  The new LED fixtures replaced existing 400 watt HID high bay fixtures.

For the 6th year in a row Huston Electric, Inc. is proud to accept the Journal & Courier’s Reader’s Choice Award for the category “Best Electrician”.
We are so proud of our amazing staff who have made this possible, and for the community who has embraced us for so long.



Kokomo Event Center

Huston’s Electrical Service Division recently provided an LED retro-fit at the Kokomo Event Center
and the stats on cost savings are incredible!  They are saving 170-watts per fixture, increasing the
life expectancy of each fixture by 82,000 hours, and received a $238 rebate per fixture from
Duke Energy.  For a complete breakdown please see below.

Rieth-Riley is an industry leader in asphalt and concrete paving, site preparation and excavation, bridge construction, and underground utility installation . Because they supply asphalt to a huge area, there is constant traffic through the plant at all hours of day and night. They simply don’t have time for inefficient exterior safety lighting, so they called Huston Electric for a much-needed upgrade.

Huston Electric recently upgraded the lighting in Milestone’s Lafayette location. Their 12 existing 1100 watt metal halide fixtures were inefficient and expensive to operate, costing them over $5,000 a year! We installed new 400 watt Cooper Lighting HBLED fixtures, for a utility cash rebate of over $1,000. The energy savings for these new fixtures will be over $3,000 a year, not to mention maintenance savings of $1,500 since they will never have to change a lamp.