2012 In Review
2012 was very good year for Arnold Electric, Inc. It contained many milestones which positions us for an excellent 2013 and beyond. The past year was an award winning year and as well as a banner year with AEI completing one of its largest projects yet.
In November, President James Ryals was awarded the Lewis B. Ketchum Excellence in Business Award by the City of Tulsa’s Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission. The award was presented at the 15th Annual Dream Keepers Awards Banquet, an annual event which recognizes distinguished Native Americans in the Tulsa area from a number of varied fields. The Lewis B. Ketchum Excellence in Business Award is obviously the award recognizing entrepreneurial achievement. This honor adds to AEI’s collection of awards which include Exporter of The Year by the Oklahoma Native American Business Development, the Visionary Award by the Native Business Network, and the Privately Owned Company of The Year by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
2012 was also a year in which Arnold Electric, Inc. completed its largest project yet. That was quite an accomplishment as AEI has been involved in plenty of sizeable projects such as the City of Tulsa’s $196 million dollar BOK Center or the $118 million dollar Chickasaw Nation Medical Center. However, as a primary and general contractor AEI completed a multi-million dollar refurbishment project at Tinker Air Force Base. The project covered over 20,000 square feet of industrial area. It entailed working with material handling, HVAC, and electrical systems. AEI has longed worked as a material handling and electrical contractor, but general contracting is a relatively new addition. This project was a solid opportunity for AEI to utilize its three divisions of material handling, electrical contracting, and general contracting.
2013 then has AEI poised to continue to grow with new projects that will help show AEI’s increasing capabilities.