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Laketown Electric's Electrical Current
Vol. 9
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Laketown Electric Corporation
8470 State Hwy 5
Waconia, MN 55387
(p) 952-442-2740
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Selected and Awarded Projects in Progress

- Lund's Supermarket Conversion and Remodel, Prior Lake 

- The Wine Company Office, St. Paul 

Victor's Restaurant, Excelsior 

- Walser Sixt Car Rental, Bloomington 

- Brookdale Christian Center Remodel, Brooklyn Center 

- Ridgeview Professional Vertical Expansion, Waconia 

- New Bohemia Wurst + BierHaus, Golden Valley   

- Specialty Manufacturing Office Addition, White Bear Lake
- Pizza Luce Seward/ University, Minneapolis
- Dayton Distribution Center, Dayton

- Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions Office Buildout, Edina 

- Shoester's Shoe Store, Minneapolis      

-  Associated Nephrology Consultants, Maplewood

- Northfield Hospital MRI Installation, Northfield

LEC is Starting a Full Service 
Low Voltage Division
LEC is still looking to hire a hands-on division manager to spearhead our new low voltage division.  We are looking for an individual well versed in fire alarms, voice/data/ CATV, and other basic systems. Candidates must have their power limited technician's license, five years of experience, and it is a major plus if they are certified by Commscope to install Commscope Systimax cabling. This person would lead a small team and must be capable of helping to specify systems in mostly design-build environments.  

Contact Matt Bergmann at mattb@laketownelectric.com if you know of any candidates that may be interested in this position. 
Shingle Creek Charter School - A Case Study for LED 2x4 Fixtures & Wallpacks

LEC recently completed a charter school in North Minneapolis for Kipp: Northstar Academy, which was moving to a school closed by the City of Minneapolis in 2009 previously known as Shingle Creek Elementary.  A major remodel was to be undertaken this spring and summer to ready the school for students this August.  This 55,000 square foot school needed new interior and exterior lighting, rooftop units, security system, electrical panels, devices, circuits and fire alarm upgrades to meet code and create an accommodating learning environment. 

By adding rooftop units, the school needed to replace worn ACT ceilings and grid, and therefore was evaluating what type of lighting to choose.  LEC put together a payback analysis and also applied for a custom Xcel Energy rebate and found that there was no reason to consider installing T8 systems given the payback period of one year, seven months to install LED systems.  That analysis is included here as a PDF.  LED wallpacks also replaced inefficient high pressure sodium fixtures, and we completed a payback analysis on this lighting as well here.
Economical and efficient,The Columbia 2x4 40w LED troffer, and the Cooper Crosstour 20w LED wallpack installed at Kipp Northstar Academy

Approximately 75% of LEC's new construction and remodeling revenue is from design-build projects, but it seems like architects and designers are missing the boat on LED fixtures as a standard in commercial and industrial applications.  Even when architects specify LED products, they often do not take owner's budgets into considerations in selecting suitable products per their project.  In order to understand the reasoning behind going with LED, we need to analyze lifecycle and fixture costs, which help us determine payback periods.  If you are looking to engage a company on the front end of your next project that isn't afraid to put extra legwork in to help you win, please reach out to us.
Now Hiring Master, Journeyman & Apprentices to Join Our Growing Team! 


Thanks to repeat business and sustained growth we are always looking for top players to join our team.  We are in search of top quality "pipe and wire guys," that are dependable, team players looking to earn top wages, benefits and work for a company that likes to work and play hard.   


If you know of any tradespeople that are looking for a fresh outlook in the electrical industry, please pass our name along and send us your referral.  We will offer you a $250 gift card of your choice after the employee has been with us 30 days.  This is our reward to you for helping us hunt down the top tradespeople in our industry. 


Click here  to send us the name of your employee referral.   

Thank You!! 


We appreciate the time you spent reading our newsletter, and thank you for your patronage.  

Thanks to your support we are fortunate for continued growth in our 39th year of business.  

Feedback is always greatly appreciated, if there is anything we can do to better our service, please feel free to give us a call.  

Best Regards, 


Matt Bergmann

Co-Owner/Managing Partner, Laketown Electric Corporation

952-442-2740; mattb@laketownelectric.com   

About Laketown Electric


Laketown Electric is a woman-owned mid-size electrical contractor serving the greater Twin Cities Metro area.    


The Midwest's leader in delivering quality engineered electrical design/build projects for business and industry since 1975.