Events DC Selects Hi-Tech Electric, LLC as Temporary Utility Services Provider

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center’s longtime provider of building-wide electricity, water, air and gas receives multi-year contract renewal

WASHINGTON, DC – (October 10, 2017) – Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced today the multi-year award and contract renewal to Hi-Tech Electric, LLC. As a long-standing partner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hi-Tech will continue to provide temporary utility services to show managers, exhibitors and contractors for the Convention Center and all other Events DC venues.

"Hi-Tech has established itself as a trusted and collaborative partner to Events DC, its vendors and customers throughout the years," said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “As the owner and operator of the world-class Walter E. Washington Convention Center in our nation’s capital, we are excited to continue our shared efforts with this dedicated organization to service our customers. From their always outstanding customer service scores and to their continuous improvements, the growth we've experienced with Hi-Tech is invaluable and we're proud to renew this partnership."

Hi-Tech has been the exclusive utilities service provider of the Convention Center since 2003 and has supported such notable events as the Washington Auto Show, the Association of the United States Army, Microsoft, the USA Science and Engineering Festival, the Nuclear Security Summit and numerous presidential inaugural balls. By investing millions to expand its inventory of specialized and customized equipment, Hi-Tech has given exemplary service to servicing the Convention Center and its customers. The company has provided electrical, water and plumbing contracting services for conventions, trade shows, special events, hotels and other large venues across the East and West Coast since 1999.

“We are only as good as our last show,” said Ron Simon, Hi-Tech Electric’s chief executive officer. “Hi-Tech is committed to meticulous pre-event planning and careful project management to ensure each event runs smoothly. I attribute the company’s success to the excellent support of all event partners, including Convention Center staff and service partners. The entire group works as a team, and it is this collaboration that has made the Convention Center the gold standard in the convention industry. Hi-Tech Electric looks forward to continued success with our valued partners in the upcoming years.”

“Hi-Tech has a positive impact on the management of building-wide utility services and remains devoted to delivering unforgettable event experiences,” said Samuel Thomas, senior vice president and general manager of Events DC. “Their commitment to excellence remains a vital part of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center’s success and the legacy this building has on our nation's capital. We’re proud of Hi-Tech’s continuous efforts of making our clients a top priority and look forward to sustaining this partnership in the upcoming years.”

Hi-Tech is recognized by the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) as a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE).

In addition to serving as Events DC's official show utilities contractor, Hi-Tech has also worked with Events DC as an electrical contractor for capital improvement projects, renovations and construction work. The base term of the contract will be for ten years with a renewal option for another five-year period.

Hi-Tech will work on all 2017 and 2018 upcoming events at the Convention Center including the 2018 Washington Auto Show, Digestive Disease Week, the MLB All-Star Fan Fest and the International Gas Union in June 2018.

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ABOUT EVENTS DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com and find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@TheEventsDC) and Instagram (@EventsDC).


ABOUT HI-TECH ELECTRIC, LLC.
Hi-Tech Electric LCC was founded in 1999 by its CEO, Ron Simon, to provide electrical contracting services for trade show and special events at convention centers and exposition centers, large hotels, and other venues originally in Northern and Southern California. The company expanded to the East Coast in 2003 when it became the exclusive temporary electrical, plumbing, air contractor at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Hi-Tech Electric was built upon on a 58-year family business history in the trade show industry that began with the pioneering convention services firms West Coast Lighting and Expo-Tech Electric. Hi-Tech offers to its customers what no other contractor can – a history of industry innovation in the temporary utility services field. Hi-Tech Electric has set the standard for Customer Service, Pre-Show Planning and Execution of the Show Plan. The over 60 years of combined experience and expertise of Hi-Tech Electric’s management personnel far exceeds that of any utility service contractor’s. We know this business, and we enjoy partnering with the Walter E. Convention Center and its customers to provide them with their utility needs.