Presidential Inauguration

Presidential Inauguration

This year marks the 11th consecutive year Heller Electric Company, Inc., has performed and completed electrical work for the Presidential Reviewing Stand, Media Stand and Mayoral Parade Reviewing Stand.

For the 2013 ceremony, work on the three separate structures began the week before Thanksgiving and was on a strict deadline for completion by January 7th so the Secret Service could move in. This year, Heller Electric was only allotted ten people to be fingerprinted and undergo background checks, and had an average of eight-nine electricians working 10-hour days, seven days a week.

The electric work includes:

  • 600 amps installed in the Presidential Reviewing Stand solely for lighting and heating the entire stand and bulletproof enclosure
  • The three-story Media Stand is powered by 800 amps that supplies approximately 96 electric outlets for the media in attendance.
  • The heating and lighting in the Mayoral Parade Stand, that holds the mayor and all Washington, D.C. government and guests

With the inauguration, the electric work doesn’t end on the finish date. Four Heller Electric workers man each structure and the materials trailer on the day of the ceremony to ensure all operations run smoothly.

Brian J. Heller, Heller Electric’s executive vice president said, “Each Inaugural project brings us not only new challenges but stories and a tremendous sense of pride among all of our employees who work tirelessly to complete the projects on time.  We look forward to the opportunity every four years and proudly celebrate our ability to participate in such a historical event. “


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Contractor Info

Heller Electric Company, Inc.
P O Box 237 Route 381, Brandywine, MD, 20613-0237
(301) 372-6816 | brianheller@hellerelectric.com