In 1953, five local contractors saw the need for affiliation with a national association for electrical businesses. Admiring the nationwide NECA tradition of leadership, challenge, and service, they formally banded together to found the “Upper Midwest Chapter, NECA” on August 7, 1953. In 1961, the Chapter officially became the “Minneapolis Chapter, NECA,” and adjusted its jurisdiction, which had previously included North and South Dakota, to its present form, which parallels that of IBEW Locals 292 and 343.

Charter Minneapolis Chapter, NECA Members
Batzli Electric – O.H. Batzli
Electric Repair & Construction – A.S. Ingebredtsen
Kvalsten Electric – John Kvalsten
Sterling Electric – Fred Garling
Suburban Electric – John Mester

Chapter Presidents
O.H. Batzli 1953-54
John Kvalsten 1955-56
Claude Skeldon 1957
Dewey Wallin 1957-59
P.B. Tripp 1960
Robert D. Anderson 1961
Oscar Leppa 1962
Donald Green 1963
Robert Batzli 1964
H.E. Fraser 1965
John Kvalsten 1966
Jerry Brown 1967
Thomas McKay 1968
John J. O’Rourke 1969-70
Claude Cramer, Jr. 1971
Vincent E. Wilson 1971-72
Edward C. McKay 1973
Donald M. Cole 1974
Wm. H. Young 1975-76
A.J. “Jack” Landberg 1977-78
F. Delano McKay 1979-80
Jerrold Ackerman 1981-82
Donald Dolan 1983-84
Charles Sattler 1985-87
Bruce Young 1988-89
Roger Storms 1990-91
Richard W. Boe 1991-93
Mike Schmitt 1994
Robert Seanger 1995-96
James Rivard 1997-98
Doug Olson 1998-2000
Duane Grundhoefer 2001-02
Paul Kosmides 2003-04
Joel Moryn 2005-06
Dana Daniels 2007-08
Tim Holmberg 2009-10
Duane Hendricks 2011- 2012
Steve Stone 2013-2014
Wally Cisewski 2015 –

Chapter Governors
O.H. Batzli 1953-56
John Kvalsten 1957-59
Jerold Snyder 1960-62
P.B. Tripp 1963-66
H.E. Fraser 1967-76
Wm. H. Young 1977-88
Donald Dolan 1989-93
Charles Sattler 1994-95
Richard W. Boe 1995-00
Douglas Olson 2001-04
Bruce Young 2005-2008
Paul Kosmides 2009-2012
Tim Holmberg 2013-

National Officers
Donald Dolan – District 7, NECA Vice President 1994-97

Chapter Managers
Oscar F. Norgren 1953-81
Richard A. Parenti 1981-85
Jeffrey C. Ohman 1986-2012
David Manderson 2013-

Academy of Electrical Contracting
Oscar Batzli, Batzli Electric. Inducted 1976
Robert D. Anderson, Parsons Electric. Inducted 1985
Wm. H. Young, Collins Electric. Inducted 1987
Donald M. Cole, ERC. Inducted 1990
Donald Dolan, Parsons Electric. Inducted 1993
Richard W. Boe, Collisys. Inducted 2000
Douglas Olson, Premier Electric. Inducted 2003
Bruce Young, ColliSys Electric. Inducted 2010
Jeff Ohman,  Chapter Manager, Inducted 2014

National Award Winners
Douglas Olson – James H. McGraw Award, 2003