CES Denver South store joins Bergelectric in turning an empty lot into a 30-story building called Block 162
DENVER, CO — A parking lot in the heart of downtown Denver will soon be an impressive 30-story building, and City Electric Supply (CES) Denver South is proud to be a part of that process. It’s called Block 162, but City Electric Supply Denver South calls it an unbelievable opportunity.
This project, the biggest one in the branch’s history, will include a terrace, a fitness center, and three levels of underground parking offering nearly 1,000 spots. “This has been an exciting project,” said District Manager Randall Birely. “We were initially brought in to supply conduit, and we were excited to be able to provide aluminum EMT, which is very easy to use and install.”
It all began in November 2018 when CES Denver was brought in through one of their customers, Bergelectric, to source the materials for the project. “We stood out because we were able to supply hard-to-source products,” said Birely. “But our service definitely stood out as well. People know we can get them what they need when they need it, which is huge.”
One of the reasons the branch stood on this particular project was for their ability to supply the very lightweight aluminum conduit. “Not everyone can supply it, but it’s a big labor-saver for the guys on the site,” said Birely. “We hope to win more work and quotes in the future. We have a lot to offer.”
In addition to hard-to-find products, the CES Denver South has a young, knowledgeable team that is eager to do the best they can on Block 162 — and that includes tackling any obstacle that might arise.
“The biggest challenge we’ve faced has been scheduling, making sure we can get things to them in the window of time they are available,” said Birely. “The guys at the branch have learned and gotten really good at it. They know how to stick to deadlines and work with guidelines.”
While the Block 162 project is the biggest gig CES Denver South has gotten, the branch is confident it will lead to more. “We are excited to see what other opportunities open up because of it,” said Birely.
About City Electric Supply (CES) is a family-owned electrical wholesale distributor headquartered in Dallas, Texas.