Colorado panel shop “folklore” has it that panel building at UCEC started as a bet. In 1958, Howard Lacy, UCEC’s founder, bet another engineering friend that he could build a better quality panel at a better cost than the ones he was buying from other shops for his projects. Shortly after, all of the panel building was brought in-house and UCEC earned high marks for their work.

Through the years, our Arvada, Colorado-based panel shop has evolved, most dramatically when Chris Kitsos became the sole owner and pursued producing panels for industries outside of water and wastewater plants. Chris became the “go-to” guy to get a panel of the highest quality at a fair price. Chris could be counted on to get the job done under any circumstance, and UCEC is still committed to deliver on this mission.

Since 2004, Mark Inboden and his team have sought out the best possible techniques and solutions to further deliver quality panels at a fair price, and still meet the timelines of our customers.

Quality has always been UCEC’s pursuit, and remains our primary focus today. We will never sacrifice quality for price, and we will always work to deliver your panel on time.


Old Values

Our values are old school. We tend to outperform our quotes and don't believe in hidden charges. We offer a "no bureaucracy" experience. You'll talk directly to the person building your panel and you're always invited to come test on our floor. And, we'll never sacrifice quality for price. Ever.


New Technology

Our state-of-the-art equipment brings the highest level of accuracy and speed available. The result? We'll deliver a panel faster with equal or better quality than other custom control panel manufacturers. At UCEC, efficiency goes up year over year, but not our prices.

Skilled Craftsmen

Each person on our shop floor is highly skilled and experienced. You can expect a custom control panel that is well designed, meticulous and hand crafted. That's why we call our people craftsmen. Each and every panel is vigorously tested and built exactly to your schematics.


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