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Chapter 103 of the Iowa Code defines an Electrical Contractor as “a person affiliated with an electrical contracting firm or business who is, or who employs a person who is licensed by the board as either a class A or class B Master electrician and who is also registered with the state of Iowa as a contractor pursuant to chapter 91C.”

An Electrical Contractor is a business person or firm that employs electricians to help design, install, and maintain electrical systems. These men and women contribute to the electrical industry through their wealth of experience and ability that they have developed through their years of dedicated service to the electrical industry.

Buildings today are defined by their electrical and mechanical systems as much as by their design and materials. To the user, a building’s “environment” is shaped by lighting, climate control and communication networks. The heart and brain of a building are its internal systems. Electrical Contractors perform specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of these electrical systems in which they have developed expert knowledge. Whether high-voltage power transmission or low-voltage lighting, Electrical Contractors ensure these systems work in a safe, effective, and environmentally-sound manner while integrating sustainable construction practices into their operations.

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Created: 02-07-2006
Last Updated: 06-26-2013 (JGL)
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