2008 Summer Carolinas Electrical Contractors Association Convention & Trade Show
June 19-21, 2008 at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort in Hilton Head SC

Thank you to our Sponsors
Simplex Ginnell, Morrow Insurance, Bryant-Durham Electric, Federated Insurance, MET Laboratories, Cooper Industries,
KAD Construction, Williams Overman Pierce LLP, Hayes & Lunsford, National Construction Workforce, Newcomb/IES Electric Greensboro,
Tarheel Electric, Consolidated Electrical Distrubotors, ERICO/CADDY, Gaylor, General Electric C & I, Hinson Electric, Klein Tools, Nixon Power,
Thomas & Betts, Womack Electric Supply

A warm thanks to all who made this CECA Convention a great success!

Enjoy the many great photos from this years event!

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Associate Members Breakfast - John Maynard of ERICO/CADDY, CECA President Craig Myers of Watson Electrical, Ron Hinson of Hinson Electric, Hoyt Stephens of Watson Electrical and David Littlejohn of EDI

The spouse event was very well attended and lots of fun

The food was great at Charley’s Crab restaurant

Everyone had a great time

Even the young folks enjoyed it

Even some of the men attended the lunch on Saturday, Kendall ’s husband Billy and Robbie Brooks the Director of the NC Electrical Board, along with Robbie’s wife, Kim

Associate Member President, David Myers, led the breakfast meeting

Robert Spizzo of Mayer Electric, Robert Pendergraph of Pendergraph Electric and Paul McCracken of General Electric C&I

Rob Blackmon of Tech Electric and Ron Hinson of Hinson Electric are ready for a day of golf

Keith Brokke of CED with Bob Ezell of Square D ready to hit the course

Ken McBrayer of Fox- Rowden- McBrayer, Keith Brokke of CED and David Myers of HDSupply

Gene Wilhelm, Andy Nobles of ERICO and Tom Walls of Gaylor

Michael Chapman of Gaylor, Gene Presley of Hayes & Lunsford, Phil Hargett of Starr Electric, Jack Hargett of Long Wiring and Jonathan Hoyle of EDI

Jerry Jessee, Donnie Belk, Curt Smith, Dave Behrens and Al Carter

Tony Randolph of Gexpro, Jamie Grosso of Hunt Electric Supply and Glenn Gorham of Farmer Electrical Sales

Everyone getting ready to play

Welcome to Stephensville on the Beach!

Mark Ode taught the education class

The educational session was just about full

The attendees of the education sessions

Several of the attendees had the CECA Summer Convention shirt on

Frank Cannon with Federated Insurance gave a great programl

Some people did not want their photo made at Stehensville, with good reason. Jody Brannock of Southwire, Jeff Whitten of Starr and David Myers of HDSupply

David Myers and Jeff Whitten. David is wearing the CECA Summer Convention shirt

Matt Brooks (Robbie’s son) with Curtis Kennedy. Folks have been working summer jobs at Starr Electric for over 60 years, just like Matt Brooks is doing and that is how Curtis Kennedy got his start

Bob Pendergraph and Steve Broom of Thomas & Betts

Dave Behrens of Cooper Industries, Glenn McCarter of Graybar, Jerry Jessee. Graybar, David Buck of Graybar, Donnie Belk of E.F. Belk, Jeff Whitten of Starr and Steve Brown of Bryant-Durham


Gene Presley with his son Mike, both of Hayes & Lunsford

CECA President Craig Myers with CECA Vice President Rob Blackmon

Hoyt Stephens going over the golf rules as Brian Reep looks on.

Donna and Glenn Gorham of with Forrest Smith of HDSupply

Sherry Myers with her daughter’s friend, Samantha and her daughter Savannah

Judy Norris, Hoyt Stephens and Page Whitten. Dennis and Jeff may want to watch letting their wives hang around Hoyt

Bill and Cindy Cobb of Chapman and Robin Ebert with Andy and Robin’s cute girls, Samantha and Kristin

Thank you to Morrow Insurance for sponsoring the Golf Prizes and thank you to Brian Reep for his help with the golf. Brian Reep of Morrow Insurance, Hoyt Stephens of Watson Electrical, Rob Cranford and Dave Shaffer both of Morrow Insurance

Al Stewart of Legrand longest drive

Jeff Walker of Womack receives the prize for Closest to the Pin

Everyone watching the golf
prizes being awarded

The final night reception
sponsored by Bryant Durham

Glenn Gorham of Farmer Electrical and Donnie Martin of Bryant-Durham won 5th place. Buddy DeWitt and Jamie Grosso were also on the team

Chip Vaughan of Vaughan Electric and Pat Ryan of Starr Electric and Al Stewart of Legrand won 4th place, Brian Reep presented the award

Phillip Poston of Womack and Steve Brown of Bryant-Durham accept the award for 3rd place. Also on the team were Jonathan Hoyle of EDI and Todd Montgomery of Southwire

Larry Beaver of Tarheel Electric, Chris Gardner of HDSupply, Kirby Saunders of Starr Electric and Bob Elliott of Eaton won 2nd place in the golf tournament. Brian Reep presented the award for Morrow Insurance

The Winning Team, hand picked by Hoyt Stephens. Keith Brokke of CED, Bill MacClurg of Legrand, Hoyt Stephens of Watson Electrical and Dave Shaffer of Morrow Insurance. Brian Reep presented their prizes, plaques and the team will have their names on the trophy that stays at the CECA office

CECA President, Craig Myers welcomed everyone to the Friday morning breakfast

Golf Prizes are sponsored by Morrow Insurance

Robert Pendergraph presented CECA Lifetime Membership to Curtis Kennedy

Curtis Kennedy spoke briefly to thank everyone for extending Lifetime Membership to him

Curtis Kennedy and Bob Pendergraph after Curtis received Lifetime Membership

John Starr, Gene Presley and Gene Wilhelm presented CECA Lifetime Membership to Phil Hargett. Each told tales of their escapades with Phil

Gene Presley speaking about Phil Hargett

Gene Wilhelm spoke of his friendship with Phil Hargett

Phil Hargett thanked everyone for receiving the CECA Lifetime Membership Award

Gene Wilhelm, John Starr, Phil Hargett and Gene Presley

Bob Pendergraph lends a hand to the keynote speaker, Glenn Strange

Ron Hinson thought that speaker, Glenn Strange had burned his $100 bill