I have never viewed UCEC as a “one-stop shop." Simply put, we build the best control panels, period. We do not get into the design and engineering of panels. We take our customer's designs, and with our panel building experience, we work with them to incorporate our best practices. To be all things to all people with something as complicated as a control panel sends up a red flag to me. When panels shops try to do everything (a “one-stop shop”), that’s when things get diluted and messy.
This type of thinking also gets into gray areas. When an engineering firm comes to us, we act as an extension of that engineering firm. We’re not there to interact with the end customer (unless needed) or take that customer as our own. For some panel shops, the temptation to cut out the engineering firm on the next project is great. UCEC does not do that and never will.
There is so much talent and work that goes into a UCEC panel. We know our industry thoroughly, and we want to remain leaders in the field. We won’t get there by being all things to all people. Our talented craftsmen contribute their years of knowledge of panel building to each project. Conversely, most engineering firms who try to build panels quickly learn there is more to them than meets the eye!
If you’d like to see an example of how we partner with an engineering firm, download our new case study, “UCEC + Logical Systems, LLC.”
Mark is President and CEO of UCEC.
Meet Our Valuable Partners
For today’s Partner Spotlight, we bring you a national company with an office in Broomfield, CO. Valued UCEC partner ENGlobal is a specialty engineering services firm that focuses on oil and gas automation solutions, subsea control systems and engineering and construction projects. The company operates through two business segments: Automation and Engineering.
Based in Denver, Resolute Energy was founded in 2004. Its first operations were in Utah’s Aneth Field, and the company has since expanded to the Delaware Basin near Orla, Texas.
In today’s Partner Spotlight, I’m pleased to introduce Samuel Engineering, Inc. a valued partner in UCEC’s success. This Denver Tech Center, CO-based engineering firm is a full service, multi-discipline, project development and execution company focusing on three industries: mining; oil and gas; and electric power.
When we talk about our business partner Logical Systems, Inc., the first thing that comes to mind is the company culture in the Golden office. Branch Manager Tre Prater says LSI strives to maintain a fun, productive, small company environment.
LDIS (Layout Design and Installation Services) has been working with UCEC for more than 20 years, so it’s my pleasure to tell you a little more about this Arvada, CO engineering and design firm. Our two companies enjoy a certain synergy, of sorts: they also employ an open-door, no-bureaucracy policy like UCEC.
UCEC has had the pleasure of working with the principals at ACES Engineering since the 1980s. Based in Farmington, NM, ACES provides electrical systems engineering for private, local and federal entities throughout the Southwest. They work primarily in systems integration, migration and automation services.
UCEC enjoys a rewarding professional relationship with Behrent Engineering Company. Based in Lakewood, CO, Behrent provides engineering and design services to industries such as aggregates, cement, food and beverage, mining, manufacturing, and energy. They have been in business since 1962.
UCEC is proud to have a great professional relationship with EPC Energy Services. Based in Greenwood Village, CO, EPC provides engineering, design, construction, and technology solutions for clients in various industries, including the energy sector: oil and gas; solar; and off-grid power.