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Host Sponsor | Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. 

Host Sponsor | SoCalGas

At SoCalGas we live by three values: Do the Right Thing, Champion People and Shape the Future. These values permeate our company. They guide how we think and drive our actions. As one of America’s largest energy providers, our values are the lens through which we see every opportunity and challenge.

With our values providing a strong foundation, our mission statement presents an actionable framework of purpose and intent. At SoCalGas, we’re dedicated to leading the transition to a decarbonized energy system.

We believe every Californian deserves a clean, affordable, resilient energy future. SoCalGas is working to achieve that future through innovation, collaboration, and decarbonization.

Platinum Sponsor | Primoris Service Corporation

Primoris Services Corporation (Primoris) has built a reputation for taking on challenges that others will not – setting the bar ever higher for ourselves and our industry with each project.

Our roots go back to 1960 with the founding of ARB, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA a pipeline construction company. ARB met the growing demand for energy infrastructure that accompanied the mid-century oil boom in the west and quickly established the reputation for great quality and reliability. ARB's work and reputation fueled significant growth and laid the foundation for Primoris which is today one of the largest specialty contractors in the country.

Primoris was formed in 2004 as the parent company and is traded on the NYSE under the symbol PRIM.

Gold Sponsor | Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Providing clean, reliable water and power and excellent customer service in a safe, environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner.

LADWP is the largest municipal utility in the nation. Our power system provides about 8,100 megawatts of dependable electric capacity and our water system serves an average of 450 million gallons of water per day to more than 4 million residents of Los Angeles, its businesses and visitors. Supplying water to Los Angeles since 1902 and electricity since 1917, LADWP has continually evolved to meet the needs of our customers and provide reliable water and power service in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Gold Sponsor | Hal Hays Construction, Inc.

Hal Hays Construction, Inc. (HHCI), headquartered in Riverside, CA, stands as a beacon of excellence in the construction industry. Founded in 1991 by Hal Hays after a successful 21-year tenure in his family’s business, HHCI began with a strong foundation in heavy civil construction, forestry services, wildland firefighting, and ecosystem rehabilitation. With a modest start of just a bulldozer, an excavator, and a truck, the firm has grown into a powerhouse, expanding its services to meet the complex needs of the federal, military, government, and private sectors.

By 2001, HHCI had incorporated, marking a significant milestone that would lead to its expansion into a wide array of service areas, including commercial and institutional buildings, site preparation and demolition, emergency response, and utility system construction. The company’s acceptance into the SBA’s 8(a) program in 2002 catalyzed its growth, making HHCI the preeminent 8(a) contractor in the Southwest United States. This period of rapid expansion saw the company extending its reach across nine states, supporting critical national efforts in Homeland Security, Military resilience, and National Parks preservation.

Throughout its journey, HHCI has been praised for its entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and solid commitment to quality and safety. This has been evidenced by numerous awards and recognitions, including the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award bestowed upon Hal Hays in 2006, and the prestigious designation as the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year by the US SBA in 2009. Furthermore, Hal was recognized as the California State Small Businessperson of the Year in 2010, a testament to the company’s outstanding service and contribution to the industry.

In 2011, HHCI’s successful graduation from the SBA 8(a) and HUBZone programs marked its entrance into ‘large business’ status, a significant leap that underscored its capacity for handling large-scale, multifaceted projects. The company's prowess in delivering over 1,450 civil and facility projects valued at over $1.0B speaks volumes of its execution capabilities, backed by a talented team of over 182 employees, multiple self-performing crews, and a vast network of pre-qualified subcontractors.

Under the leadership of Kirby Hays, Hal’s son, HHCI has continued to evolve, embracing new opportunities, and expanding its service offerings. Kirby’s tenure has seen the introduction of new divisions like Heritage Trucking, further diversifying HHCI’s capabilities. Today, HHCI is not just recognized for its construction expertise but also for its commitment to community and environmental stewardship, evidenced by numerous safety and sustainability awards.

With a vision rooted in integrity, cooperative spirit, and a commitment to excellence, HHCI remains a distinguished leader in the construction industry, ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Whether it’s building critical infrastructure, pioneering sustainable solutions, or contributing to the community, Hal Hays Construction, Inc. is dedicated to making a positive impact, one project at a time.

Gold Sponsor | E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc.

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Hersh Saluja to provide wastewater and water consulting services for municipal and federal clients. Our services quickly expanded to include transit and transportation engineering. In 1992, E2 began supporting the Department of Energy for facility operations and maintenance for nuclear operations. In 2012, E2 began providing project management services to utility clients, including Southern California Gas Company and Pacific Gas & Electric, and then expanded operations in pipeline construction and inspection services to utilities throughout the United States. In the same year, E2 also developed and launched a proprietary software application, E2 M2M®, to streamline recordkeeping and sharing of field data on complex projects. Since then, E2 has continued expanding its services suite, providing expertise in electrical engineering and design, technology, data analytics, and automation.

In 2023, E2 was recognized on Forbes America’s Best Small Employer List for its reputation and commitment to its employees, and separately, for outstanding growth by the SF Business Times as one of the fastest growing companies in the Bay Area.  After 35 years in business, E2 continues to grow and enhance its technical expertise while earning the trust and confidence of clients throughout the United States.

Gold Sponsor | Bridgewater Consulting Group
Silver Sponsor | PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest utility companies in the United States. Based in Oakland, the company is part of PG&E Corporation. 

There are approximately 23,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other energy companies in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.

Silver Sponsor | Cordoba Corporation

Cordoba Corporation is a nationally recognized firm with expertise in program, project and construction management, and engineering planning and design, focusing on the transportation, energy, water, and education and public facilities sectors.

Silver Sponsor | Meruelo Enterprises

Alex Meruelo, a community-minded entrepreneur based in Southern California, entered the growing utility construction industry through the 1999 acquisition of Riverside, California-based Herman Weissker, Inc. (est. 1959). The following year, Meruelo doubled his portfolio with Doty Bros. Construction Company (est. 1935) in Norwalk, California, going on to acquire complementary companies throughout the 2000s, including Tidwell Excavating (est. 1959) based in Ventura, Neal Electric (est. 1986) in San Diego and Select Electric (est. 1974) in San Diego. Coming full circle, company leadership launched HW Power in 2017 to focus on electrical overhead line construction.

Since 1999, the MEI family of companies was created, each with its own distinct brand and specialties, offering an array of diversified construction services while leading the way as a coalition of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).

Silver Sponsor | Southern California Edison

We are an investor-owned public utility operating as a subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE EIX). We are looking ahead and leading the transformation into a clean energy future. With advanced technologies, we will ensure that electricity is delivered with greater reliability, minimizing outages and empowering our customers to adopt innovative methods to generate their energy. They can also monitor and control their overall usage, providing greater flexibility and control.

As one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, we deliver power to 15 million people in 50,000 square miles across central, coastal and Southern California, excluding the City of Los Angeles and some other cities. More than 180 incorporated cities and 15 counties are represented across our service territory. 

Event Sponsor | American Integrated Services, Inc.

Our staff of over 400 full-time employees includes experts in the fields of environmental construction, demolition, industrial cleaning, decontamination and remediation. AIS employs a large field staff including hazardous waste certified drivers, construction and demolition specialists, emergency response personnel, confined space and rescue crews, heavy equipment operators and environmental technicians. Our in-house waste management specialists have extensive experience managing a variety of waste streams including both solid and liquid, non-hazardous, regulated wastes, RCRA hazardous land-banned/incinerator materials and TSCA wastes.

AIS field personnel are trained in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120. In addition, the majority of our staff are confined space trained and trench/excavation certified per OSHA requirements. Our staff also receives additional specialty training depending on our clients’ requirements.

Event Sponsor | Argus Contracting
Event Sponsor | Bank of America

Regarded as one of the world’s leading financial institutions, Bank of America serves individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management, and other financial and risk management products and services. 

Our decade-long focus on Responsible Growth allows us to be a source of stability for our customers and clients during challenging times, to continue supporting the communities in which we work and live, and to deliver more consistent results for our shareholders throughout a well-understood risk framework. Our focus on ESG leadership has provided us with unique opportunities to deepen client relationships and create shared success with communities in which we operate.

Event Sponsor | CM Solutions
Event Sponsor | Henkels & McCoy

Founded in 1923, we build, engineer, and connect the world’s strongest utility infrastructure networks, providing families, businesses, and public agencies with the energy, light, and communications they need to be safe, healthy, and productive.

Henkels & McCoy (H&M), is an industry-leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure design, construction, and maintenance services for the power, oil & gas pipeline, gas distribution, and communication markets throughout North America. We earn our clients TRUST by building CONNECTIONS FOR PERFORMANCE.

Event Sponsor | HSP Inc.

HSP, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is a leader in Long Term Temporary Staffing Solutions and Permanent Hire Recruiting and currently services Private, Public and Government Organizations. HSP, Inc. was built from the ground up and prides itself on its integrity, talent, work ethic, teamwork and its ability to give back to the communities that it serves through its community outreach and sponsorship programs.

Whatever the job placement and no matter the marketplace, our deep discovery and systematic recruiting and vetting process allows us to quickly deliver the people you need for positions.  Our team is always “working harder for you” so you choose from the best of the best to fill the job.

HSP is the right partner for your IT, Administrative, Finance, Healthcare, Research and Engineering staffing needs.

Event Sponsor | Johnson Peltier
Event Sponsor | JP Morgan Chase
Event Sponsor | Liberty Utilities

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life.

Plentiful sources of clean water and sustainably produced energy are essential for a healthy and happy life. They are the foundation of strong communities and a sustainable future.

Bringing this clean water and energy to people in a sustainable fashion is a major responsibility. We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services.

Sustainability is a foundation of our growth strategy and a guiding principle in how we plan, evaluate, and conduct our business. By embedding sustainability in our strategic business decisions and prioritizing customer needs, we know that we can do well by doing good.

Event Sponsor | NPL Construction

With over fifty years of experience, NPL Construction Co. provides a full-service menu of safe, high quality infrastructure solutions with the expertise and resources to meet the changing needs of energy utilities. Our experienced management team, highly qualified workforce, and modern equipment fleet is uniquely positioned across the U.S. for the safe installation, rehab, repair, replacement, and maintenance of natural gas distribution systems, as well as other energy distribution infrastructure and value-added services.

Event Sponsor | Over J Consulting

The best ideas are born when diverse perspectives and experiences come together. 

That is the vision that led founder, Dipo Olatunji, to establish Over J Consulting in 2014. Dipo is a mechanical engineer by trade and prior to launching Over J Consulting, he spent 10 years working inside some of the largest public utility companies, including SoCalGas. Dipo wanted to build a business to expand the possibilities and solutions beyond what he was seeing in the marketplace.

‍To provide fresh insights to industries looking to modernize and transform, Dipo built a diverse team of talented people. From engineers to project managers, from operational experts to instructional designers - the Over J Team is poised to support our clients in overcoming their most difficult business challenges.

Beyond his commitment to solve tough challenges for clients, Dipo is equally passionate about expanding access and increasing diverse representation in the fields of engineering, project management, and design. Over J Consulting was not only founded and certified as a Diverse Business Enterprise (DBE), but our staff represent the diversity of the communities and businesses we serve.  

Event Sponsor | SE Pipeline Construction

Established in 1946, S E Pipe Line Construction has been an industry leader for over 65 years. With expertise in natural gas, oil, and fueling pipeline we pride ourselves in being the industry standard. Our highly skilled management team, innovative construction techniques and personalized approach to each and every project distinguishes S E Pipe Line from competitors and guarantees complete customer satisfaction.

Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs and with a field operations office in San Francisco, S E Pipe Line is proud to have on staff some of the most experienced, highest qualified construction professionals in the industry. Our Project Managers, Estimators, Schedulers and support staff all have extensive experience coordinating public, private and federal projects. S E Pipe Line prides itself on professionalism, integrity and the utmost regard for safety, while demanding the same of our subcontractors.

Event Sponsor | Rincon Consultants, Inc.

Rincon Consultants, Inc. was founded in 1994 and has grown to be a leading environmental consulting firm throughout California.  Our guiding principles and core values hold strong to this day, including providing responsive professional services to both public and private sector clients throughout the state. Our employees are leaders in their professional fields and continually work together to produce high-quality products. Through this combination of strong teamwork and our commitment to principal-level involvement on all projects, we consistently satisfy our clients in meeting their environmental consulting objectives.

Event Sponsor | SDG&E
Event Sponsor | SNEI

SNEI is an environmental consulting firm with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Victorville, California. Our team of degreed biologists are in-house trained to provide mitigation services for sensitive, threatened, and endangered species in the Mojave Desert, with emphasis on the desert tortoise and migratory birds on both small and large-scale construction projects. SNEI has 30 years of experience working with large utility companies, private contractors, and Federal, State, and local governments.

Event Sponsor | Southwest Gas

Committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations by providing safe, reliable and affordable service while innovating sustainable energy solutions to fuel our communities’ growth.

Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. We provide natural gas service to Arizona, Nevada, and portions of California. Our communities, and the more than 2 million customers we serve, are the reasons why we've been heating things up for decades. So, whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbeque with friends, getting cozy indoors during the winter, or preparing an epicurean delight in your new restaurant, Southwest Gas is here to support your comfort  and your lifestyle.

Event Sponsor | Stuart Steel Protection

Founded in 1952 by Linden Stuart, Jr., Stuart Steel Protection Corporation (SSPC) grew to become one of the leading suppliers of corrosion control products with the goal of being the most dependable, responsive and focused corrosion control supplier in the United States. In January of 2023, after over 70 years under family ownership, Stuart Steel Protection Corporation sold all assets to Integrated Utility Services (IUS). In honor of the Stuart family and the Stuart Steel Protection name the assets were purchased under newly formed Stuart Steel Protection, LLC (SSP), an IUS company. Former owner Gordon Stuart remains close to the company as a consultant to IUS and SSP. “It’s been an honor to serve the SSPC family, its customers, and to build on the foundation my father laid over 70 years ago,” Stuart said. “I take comfort in knowing that I’m leaving our business in the capable hands of the IUS leadership team. Their values and business principles align with the culture we’ve built, and I look forward to helping them in any way that I can.”

Stuart Steel offers hundreds of products for corrosion control.  We serve the oil, gas, electric, water, sewer, telecommunications and marine industries.  The Stuart Steel line of quality products reflects the latest advances in corrosion control technology to protect a wide range of metallic structures.  The line includes products for cathodic protection, coatings and wraps, electrical isolation, sealing and related accessories.

We care about corrosion because it is life threatening, costly, harmful to our environment and wasteful.  The damage caused by corrosion often has harmful effects to our environment; polluting our air, water and land. Most of the corrosion to our infrastructure is wasteful because it can be prevented. Let us show you how to control corrosion today.

Event Sponsor | Teichert Pipelines

As the West continues to flourish, Teichert and our family of operations will be there when it all happens – as we have been for more than 125 years.

Adolph Teichert immigrated to New York from Germany in 1866, and he was recruited by the California Artificial Stone Paving Company in the 1870’s. His craftsmanship was renowned, and some of his earliest work can still be seen in Golden Gate Park and near the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. He came to Sacramento to work on laying the sidewalks around the original State Capitol building. He then started his own business in 1887 by building walkways, cellar floors, sidewalks, fencing, and other projects. Adolph was joined in the company by one of his four children, Adolph Jr., and the two of them grew the business. Additionally, they helped establish the Northern California Contractors Association – which later became the Northern California chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Over the years, Teichert has grown into a diverse mix of businesses, most notably Teichert Construction and Teichert Materials.

And, with our commitment to our family of employees, high quality of work, strong customer satisfaction, and giving back to the community, Teichert will continue to flourish in the 21st century and beyond.

Event Sponsor | Turner Construction

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large and complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community. With a staff of over 10,000 employees, the company completes $15 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.

Event Sponsor | Vobecky Enterprises, Inc.

Bianca Vobecky the Founder & President of Vobecky Enterprises, a business dedicated to providing construction and construction related service such as: tenant improvement, construction management, project staffing, supplier of equipment – construction/safety materials and Nationwide trucking services to move freight from and to jobsites. Since founding Vobecky Enterprises in 2006, the focus of Ms. Vobecky’s efforts has been the building of meaningful professional relationships with a focus on customer service.

Vobecky Enterprises has won several awards including the 2019 Sempra Energy’s Diverse Supplier of the Year, 2019 Corporate Women in Business from Senator Anthony Portantino, 2016 Minority Champion award from Small Business Administration (SBA), the Contractor of the Year award form MBDA /The City of Los Angeles in and 2010 & 2015. The Outstanding Entrepreneur of the year 2017 from the Black Business Association (BBA) and from the Orange County Asian Business Association.

The Los Angeles Business Journal in 2017 name Vobecky Enterprises as one of the Top 100 Fastest growing private company in Los Angeles 2017 (#7). Ms. Vobecky is a great supporter of many local organizations who supports women owned, minority owned small businesses.

Vobecky Enterprises was featured on Wells Fargo Stagecoach during 2018 Rose Parade. In honor of the parade’s 2018 theme, “Making A Difference,” Vobecky was selected as one of three riders to represent a real-life example of the company’s commitment to improving the lives of its customers, team members and communities it serves. Vobecky was selected as an example of propelling minority and women-owned businesses to thrive.