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About IES Communications

Our vision to lead the industry drives our future.


33 Years – IES Communications

IES Communications was created as a structured cabling provider in 1984. Matt Simmes, President, joined in 1993.

IES Communications has added new product lines and services and is now a leading provider of network infrastructure products and services for data centers and other mission critical environments across North America.


Between 1997 and 2011, IES consisted of a group of electrical contractors.  IES’ corporate vision was to achieve synergies associated with several other industry consolidations. 

In mid-2011, IES began a strategy to move away from the cyclical nature of electrical contracting towards strategic platforms with sustainable competitive positions or leadership positions.

With several operational initiatives and the creation of  Infrastructure Solutions, IES has emerged into a holding company operating four businesses that offer industrial products and infrastructure services.  While we have grown, our businesses are North American-based and are comprised of operations where many of the original owners and employees continue to lead their operations.    

We seek to continue our growth by investing in current and new employees who share  our ownership mindset or by acquiring businesses with similar operating philosophies, leading market positions and strong cash flow generation potential that can optimize and benefit from our unique tax attributes.

IES Holdings, Inc.
70 Branch Offices in US - $696 Million 2016 Revenue - 3,300+ Employees

IES Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that owns and manages diverse operating subsidiaries across a variety of infrastructure-related end markets.

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IES Corporate Timeline


mspersonBexar Electric Company, Inc.  /  San Antonio, TX  /  Division: IES Commercial & Industrial  /  Key Person: Bobby Neuse
  • Founded in 1962 serving the South Texas area
  • Bobby Neuse, the current branch manager, joined Bexar in 1978
  • Later became a founding subsidiary of IES
  • Currently provides electrical contracting and maintenance service needs for commercial, information technology, power line, industrial, residential and service lines of business


roberts-1965Davis Electrical Constructors, Inc.  /  Greenville, SC  /  Division: IES Commercial & Industrial  /  Key Person: Jack Roberts
  • Formed in 1965 and based in Greenville, SC
  • Services clients in the power, petrochemical, oil & gas, refining, manufacturing, pulp & paper, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, automotive and other industrial sectors throughout the United States


werner-1972ARC Electric Incorporated  /  Suffolk, VA  /  Division: IES Commercial & Industrial / Key Person: John Werner
  • Founded in 1972
  • Specialized in commercial and industrial electrical construction
  • Since joining IES in 1998, has grown to be one of the largest electrical contractors in the mid-Atlantic servicing customers from New Jersey to North Carolina



Houston-Stafford Electric, Inc.  /  Houston, TX  /  Division: IES Residential  /  Key Person: Dwayne Collier
  • Founded in 1973
  • Became one of the nation’s largest and most respected electrical contracting firms, performing work for many of America’s leading builders and developers
  • Since joining IES, expanded service offerings to provide a full range of electrical contracting services for the single family and multi-family markets


kayton-thumbKayton Electric, Inc.  /  Holdrege, NE  /  Division: IES Commercial & Industrial  /  Key Person: Ted Kayton

  • Founded in 1977 by Ted Kayton, who is the Director of Operations today
  • Branch locations throughout Nebraska and customers throughout the Midwest as well as the neighboring states surrounding Nebraska
  • Specializes in utilities, power line construction, infrastructure transportation, and commercial and industrial installations


fcg-thumbFederal Communication Group, Inc.  /  Tempe, AZ  /  Division: IES Communications  /  Key Person: Don Fishstein, RCDD/DCDC
  • Founded in 1984 as a structured cabling systems provider
  • Since 1984, has added new product lines and services and is now a leading provider of network infrastructure products and services for data centers and other mission critical environment


Initial Public Offering



Transformation to Holding Company Strategy

Greenwich, CT
  • With an improved financial profile and four profitable platform businesses, IES is now positioned to pursue additional investments in order to accelerate usage of its net operating loss carryforward


Acquisition of MISCOR Group, Ltd.

Massillon, OH  /  Division: Infrastructure Solutions
  • First acquisition under IES’s holding company strategy
  • Through its subsidiaries, provides electrical and mechanical solutions to customers both in the United States and abroad
  • Was incorporated as the initial component of our Infrastructure Solutions segment


Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. changed its corporate name to IES Holdings, Inc


fcg-thumbFederal Communication Group, Inc.  /  Tempe, AZ  /  Division: IES Commercial, Inc. – Communications Division  /  Key Person: Matt Simmes
  • Joined Federal Communications Group (FCG) in 1993
  • Vice President of Operations 2005-2016
  • President 2016