News | November 5, 2008

S&S Electric Sees Double At Independent Electrical Contractors Convention

OLDSMAR, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--S&S Electric, an electric and electronic systems contracting company dedicated to leveraging the latest technology, is proud to announce their most recent distinctions as the recipients of two awards presented by the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Association: The 2008 National Award of Excellence in Residential Electrical Construction for their collaboration with Mercedes Homes in the Community of Toulon and the Electrical Contractor Website of the Year. These awards were presented at the 51st Annual IEC National Convention which concluded in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 1st, 2008.

The 2008 National Award of Excellence in Electrical Construction recognized IEC contractor members that exhibit excellence in electrical or systems construction by striving for total quality. Judged by an independent panel of inspectors and other experts in the field, S&S Electric's work with Mercedes Homes in the Community of Toulon was recognized for their introduction of unique electrical and technology upgrades in the production environment to address consumers' lifestyle demands. Relying on S&S Electric's home technology expertise in the Toulon Community, Mercedes Homes has increased customer satisfaction, set itself apart from the competition by offering home technology options not found in other communities, transferred sales and marketing costs completely to S&S Electric and increased revenue throughout the community.

"When we decided to build our 'Dream Home' with Mercedes Home in their breathtaking Toulon Subdivision, we wanted a digital home with the ability to expand as our needs grew," said Anthony L. Hinen, homeowner in the Community of Toulon. "S&S Electric's performance, attention to detail and customer service were phenomenal!"

"Two very important aspects in home building today are time and customer satisfaction," said Pamela Malone, Regional VP, Mercedes Homes, Tampa. "S&S Electric has not only been one of our most valuable partners but has been one of the key players in obtaining our excellent customer satisfaction rating."

The Contractor Website of the Year Award recognized contractor companies that have developed outstanding company websites that keep customers, employees and the public informed and up-to-date on company services, press, safety and events. The Awards Committee reviewed the design/layout of the website, content, links, user friendliness, and range of audience.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the Independent Electrical Contractors National Association with these two prestigious awards," said Shawn Smith, President of S&S Electric. "These awards reflect our commitment to honor the highest standards of electric systems design and installation as well as our dedication to forge lasting partnerships with builders that elevate their position above the competition through unique technology upgrade options."

About IEC

Established in 1957, IEC is a trade association composed of more than 3,700 members with 68 chapters nationwide. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, IEC is the nation's premier trade association representing America's independent electrical and systems contractors. For more information, please visit .

About Mercedes Homes

Mercedes Homes is the nation's largest 100 percent employee-owned home builder with 120 locations in Florida, Texas, North and South Carolina. Mercedes Homes actively participates in many programs that give back to the community. The company focuses their donations primarily on organizations helping individuals with special needs, whether medical, physical or developmental, academic programs and scholarship funds, youth programs, construction-related charitable organizations and community service. For more information, please visit

About S&S Electric | S&S Air Conditioning

For over 60 years and three generations, the Smith Family has been dedicated to the design and installation of innovative, high-quality home technology systems. Boasting award-winning teams of designers, installers and technicians, S&S is recognized throughout the industry for providing customers with value-added, reliable, quality electrical and air conditioning system installations. S&S Electric has taken a leadership role in the establishment of best practices within the Home Technology market because of the increasing demand from homeowners to have a fully-connected home. For more information, please visit:

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