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News from our Pre-Fab Shop

Here at Huston Electric, we have the mindset of “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good do you want to be.” We encourage our team to own their quality of work and take pride in it. Many years ago, Huston Electric launched our pre-fab department as a way to be leaders in our industry and set the example of what could be done to make our job site run more efficiently. It first started with building various small assemblies for a few jobs here and there, and now the past few months we have never been busier! We are always trying to find new ways to grow and get better at what we do! Huston strives to be the best in the area by taking measures to ensure we are powering innovation on and off the job site!

We had the great privilege of assisting in the construction of Westfield's new Grand Junction Plaza. Grand Junction Plaza is a new development that opened to the public at the end of 2021 in the heart of downtown Westfield. The plaza includes a six-acre park complete with an amphitheater, walking trails, and an immersive playground. Three structures were built on the property to house public amenities and the necessary equipment in storage rooms. Huston Electric was awarded the entire electrical scope of work for this project.

When you think of prefabrication, do you think it can only be done for MC cable and Romex assemblies? Think again! We received two separate requests from foreman to pre-fab pipe assemblies. The first request came from our Hagle Hall job. The second was from our foreman in charge of the Logansport Intermediate School project.

For Hagle Hall, our Pre-Construction Services Engineer, Eric, took every device room by room and created a build sheet for it based on our pre-fab SOP (standard operating procedure). He gave each assembly a device type, raceway type, a circuit number, quantity, and to the request of the foreman for the job, Adam Robbins, marked whether it had an offset.

Hagle Hall is a building on Purdue University’s Campus specifically designed for the Purdue Marching Band. Huston Electric bid the project, won the job, and began the work soon after. From the beginning it was clear that this job required BIM Coordination to help ease the installation process between trades.

During the BIM process, Adam Robbins, Foreman of the project, decided he wanted to try a new conduit support system, the B-Line Conduit Trapeze support. Adam simply provided me with the amount of homerun conduits going down the hallway and Eric Purtzer, Huston’s Pre-Construction Services Engineer, found the correct size of support. Eric was able to find the actual model of the bracket and place it in our REVIT model.

Petite Patisserie, downtown Kokomo, is opening soon! We were fortunate to help them turn a school supply store into a full bakery.

Huston is proud to announce a new addition to our company’s divisions, Huston Solar. This new division will focus on providing alternative energy solutions through solar installations and maintenance. We have been proudly serving central Indiana with all their electric needs for the past 80 years. In order to keep up with ever-changing technology that goes into powering a home or business we have made a commitment to train and certified some of our electricians in solar technology.

Huston’s Coronavirus Update

As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we wanted to let you, our valued customers, employees and vendors know that Huston Electric is actively monitoring the situation, along with our business communities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our team members and customers. We are committed to servicing our customers especially in this time of need. There is no question that you have heard of the Coronavirus by now, so we are reaching out to our customers to assure everyone that as an organization we are following the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to manage this virus. We are also following the emergency ordinances set by our local governing boards in our communities. We will continue to stay up-to-date on the situation and will adapt to any changes or rules set by these organizations as everything unfolds.

We want to reassure everyone that we are still here for you and will maintain normal business hours and our 24/7 Emergency Service.  As of right now, starting Monday our offices will be closed to the public, and nonessential employees are working from home. Our dedicated staff are going to be available to talk with you via phone or digital conferencing for the next two weeks between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM. Our team is committed to communicating with our office employees, field employees, customers, and vendors during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions or service needs please reach out to our office numbers below.

Kokomo office:                (765) 457-9137

Lafayette office:            (765) 474-6115

Westfield office:            (317) 809-9004

During this time, we are encouraging all our employees to only purchase from/ utilize local businesses for their needs. We humbly ask other business and individuals to do the same. Huston is committed to help our local communities as much as we can. We are stronger together.

God Bless,

Huston Executive Team

Jon, Steve, Jason, Corky, Matt Huston, Paul Hayes, Matt Boor, and Rick Cardwell

In August, Huston Electric provided and installed new LED lighting over the competition pool and diving well in the Purdue Aquatic Center.
After being awarded the project, Huston got the right to work acquiring fixtures and planning ahead. The schedule only allowed for 3 weeks with completion required by the middle of August. The first step was to demo the existing large and heavy light fixtures and frames.

Huston Electric’s involvement with the build of The Rise on Chauncey began at the end of 2017. As a design-build job, Huston played a large role early on in designing the electrical layout of the building. Once the plans were complete, Huston’s prefab team started early on prepping all the power and lighting for the 281 apartments and main spaces.

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sitting in their basement or office. Family members who are far away from it are always complaining
how the internet is too slow or down.