Barnes Electric Recognized with 2018 Project Excellence Award


Barnes Electric 2018 NECA Winner - Streetlighting:Traffic Signals


Walter J. Barnes Electric Company Wins 2018 Project Excellence Award from National Electrical Contractors Association

Program’s Second Class of Honorees to be Recognized at NECA Convention in Philadelphia This Fall

(NEW ORLEANS) — Walter J. Barnes Electric Company (Barnes Electric), an electrical contractor based in New Orleans, Louisiana, was recently recognized by the National Electrical Contractors Association with a 2018 NECA Project Excellence Award in Streetlighting/Traffic Signals Work for RTA Cemetery Streetcar Extension.

NECA established the Project Excellence Award in 2017 to showcase the exceptional work being performed by its members throughout the country. Walter J. Barnes Electric Company will be recognized along with this year’s other winners during NECA’s annual convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

“A strong and honest work ethic, which is the foundation of Barnes Electric, has given us an excellent reputation, but it is our employees who ensure that we are a great organization. I am so proud of our Employees for making this award possible,” said William “Bill” C. Ellis, President of Barnes Electric.

To find out more about Walter J Barnes Electric Company, our website summarizes our capabilities and project photos at Barnes is also on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Walter J. Barnes Electric Company got its start in 1932 as one of the first Electrical Contractors within the New Orleans Area. Barnes specializes in Municipal, Industrial, Bridge and Port Locks and Gates, Petrochemical and Government projects along the Gulf Coast Region. With 125 employees and 86 years of expertise, Barnes Electric is participating in the revitalization of the New Orleans Sewerage and Waterboard as well as NASA’s Michoud and Stennis locations.


NECA is the voice of the $160 billion industry responsible for bringing electrical power, lighting, and communications to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office in Bethesda, Md., four regional offices, and 119 local chapters across the country support the electrical construction industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development. Go to to learn more about the NECA Project Excellence Awards.


Susanna Kortz, Business Development Manager | (504) 302-7423 |
Bill C. Ellis, President | (504) 835-1756 |

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