2007 Annual Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association Convention & Trade Show June 7-9, 2007

A warm thanks to all who made this CECA Convention a great success!

Enjoy the many great photos from this years event!

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Brian Reep showing off the new golf trophy that will have the names of the Golf Tournament Winners engraved in the base each year. The trophy will stay at the CECA office and it will be at the Summer Convention each year.

2007 CECA Board of Directors at the CECA Summer Convention at the Marriott Grande Dunes

Front Row from Left: Larry Beaver, Gary McDaniel, Donnie Belk, Milton Via, Jr., Buddy McCarter, David Myers, Robert Pendergraph, Jerry Tucker, Steve Brown, Robert Spizzo, Hoyt Stephens, John Starr -Back Row from Left: John Sanders, Ron Hinson, Michael Chapman, Jack Hargett, Rob Blackmon, Craig Myers, Wayne Colter, David Latour, Gene Wilhelm -Not pictured: Gene Presley and Sam Vaughan


Matt and Tisa Graves. Matt is with Federated Insurance. Federated sponsored the Friday buffet breakfast and the Hospitality Suite. Federated also provided a speaker for the educational sessions.

Steve & Gayle Dean, Phillip Poston, Steve Brown, Richard and Susan Jones and Lynda & Tony Elliott. Steve Dean, Steve Brown, Richard Jones and Tony Elliott are with Bryant-Durham. Phillip Poston is with HDSupply

We had many compliments on the CECA Summer Convention itinerary, which includes plenty of time for fellowship and fun

Greg Mullis of Hinson Electric, Ray and Carol Kimball of Gexpro chat with Charlie and Lisa Kincaid of Wesco Distribution

Vicki and Steve Brown of Bryant- Durham with Sandra Shackleford

Joe Weathers and Gerald Harvell, both of Mecklenburg County chat with Donnie Belk of E.F. Belk & Son

Members of the State Electrical Board and their spouses at the CECA Summer Convention Opening Reception


Amber Hudson, Wade Perry of SimplexGrinnell and Warren Hudson of Bryant Durham Electric Co.

The Opening Reception was very well attended. Everyone couldn’t wait to catch up with old friends and meet new ones

Everyone enjoying fantastic hors d’oeuvres and great company

From left to right - Vicki and Steve Brown – Bryant-Durham Electric, Lydia and David Buck of Graybar in Raleigh, Gayle and Steve Dean-Bryant-Durham Electric, Tony and Linda Elliott-Bryant-Durham Electric, Sandra and Robert Shackleford-President of Bryant-Durham Electric, and Susan and Richard Jones-Bryant-Durham Electric

David Blackwood and Gray Lundy, both of Hagemeyer at the Opening Reception

Part of the SimplexGrinnell guys: Jeff Jackman, Keith McKinney, Barry Wells and Jim Haygood


Keith Brokke of CED and CECA President Robert Pendergraph of Pendergraph Electric in Durham

You have to watch Keith all the time.

Milton and Sheri Via of Via Electric

Dovie Beaver and Pola Wilhem take time out for a photo

Mike & Anne Presley and their two beautiful daughters, I bet that those girls have granddad Gene Presley wrapped around their fingers

The Marriott had some of the best hors d’oeuvres that we have had at a reception, Gary Pinkston of Desco and Larry Beaver of Tarheel Electric go through the line

John Maynard and Andy Nobles of Erico chat with Donnie Belk of E.F. Belk & Son

John Lombardo and Dave Label of National Construction Workforce

Buddy McCarter, Phil Hargett, Glenn McCarter and Gene Wilhelm. Wonder how long these guys have been conventioning together? Buddy is with McCarter Electric, Phil is with Starr Electric, Glenn is with Graybar and Gene is a Lifetime Member of CECA

The Simplex Grinnell Gang. Jeff Jackman, Jim Haygood, Wade Perry, Steve Tichenor, Barry Wells, Keith McKinney and Jim Debevec. Thanks to Simplex for Sponsoring the Opening Reception. They make it possible to have a great Opening Reception each year!

Brian Reep of Morrow Insurance and Roddy Allen of H.R. Allen

Will and Kelly Harris of Via Electric

Robin Poston and Brenda and John Moore

The Pendergraph’s – Betsy and Robert, Steve and Mary Kay and their daughter Melissa

John Maynard and Andy Nobles of Erico

Curtis Kennedy and Jim Clark attended the CECA Summer Convention with the NCBEEC Board. We were saddened to learn that Curtis Kennedy will soon be retiring. He was CECA’s Electrical Man of the Year in 1976

Thank you to all of the Sponsors that made our convention great!!!!

CECA President Robert Pendergraph and CECA Executive Director Kendall Parker

CECA Board Member and NCBEEC Board Member, Jerry Tucker with Al Parris, Continuing Education Manager for the State Board

Don Harrison of Starr Electric and Phillip Poston of HDSupply

Tim Caslmon of TradeSource, Keith Brokke of CED and Matt Vaadi also with TradeSource

Jim Patterson and his wife with Sharon and Don Harrison. Jim is with Gexpro in Wilmington

Sandra and Robert Shackleford of Bryant-Durham Electric

Phillip & Robin Poston and Brenda & John Moore

Opening Reception Sponsored by SimplexGrinnell!!

Ron Hinson and Tom Saieed watch the CECA Power Point Show

Jim Debevec of SimplexGrinnell and Dave Clewley with the Construction Craft Academy

Hoyt Stephens and Jack Crew – As Hoyt would say, it looks as if they have had too many Gexpros

Tom Cramer with Carolina CAT with Bill Cobb and Andy Ebert of R.W. Chapman Company

Larry and Dovie Beaver of Tarheel Electric and Gene and Pola Wilhelm, Gene is a CECA Lifetime Member

Lisa Myers with Jeff & Pam Malcolm of Howard Brothers Electric and Jerry & Harriett Adkins of Cooper Lighting

Rodney & Sandy Sharpe of Hunt Electric Supply with Eddie & Dawn Jones of Mayer Electric Supply

CECA 2007 Summer Convention

President Robert Pendergraph with his nephew and Mecklenburg County Sheriff Jim Pendergraph. The Sheriff was our Keynote Speaker and he gave great insight into the immigration issues facing our country

Bonnie Gary, Sheriff Pendergraph and Wayne Gary.

David & Lisa Myers with Brenda & John Moore.