News & Events
Rex Moore press releases, case studies, articles of interest, videos and other news and events.
May 14, 2020. Case Study: Industrial Automation. Our Sierra Nevada Region team and Industrial Systems Integration division teamed up to revitalize the industrial automation system for a rock crushing and processing facility in Northern Nevada. Rex Moore was tapped to perform an assessment of the “AS-IS” state and then implement a “TO-BE” automation solution for the Lime Mixing plant, the latter having been run manually for years due to a defunct control system. A modernized turnkey electrical and control system was implemented using Rex Moore’s Integration Execution Strategy. This case study highlights one of Rex Moore’s Core Values, “Creativity”, while fostering the company’s vision of “Delivering Unmatched Integrated Electrical Solutions”.
January 15, 2020. Rex Moore Completes Advanced Industrial Automation Solution. Rex Moore’s skilled team of technicians, engineers, programmers and electricians recently completed an automated solution and equipment integration for a Seafood Processing Facility in Monterey Bay. The team’s value-added technical services included design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the integrated industrial systems. Information within manufacturing facilities often can be difficult to access and share internally across departments. Rex Moore’s solutions use open standards such as ISA, CSIA, BCSI and ISO to provide integrated systems that include automation, instrumentation and visualization for the manufacturing enterprise using a secure, state-of-the-art communications backbone. Production data is current, accurate and can be quickly and easily accessed in real time, from the office or plant floor. The value proposition for owners and plant managers is increased or more efficient production, and a safer plant. “The team’s tireless efforts received rave reviews from our customer while delivering a complex technical solution on time and on budget,” said Jason Blum, President of Rex Moore. “Our team continues to exceed customer expectations as we strive to Achieve Excellence.”
May 15, 2019. Foremans Conference A Huge Success! It was a sea of yellow trucks as the Rex Moore field teams converged on Corporate HQ for the annual Foreman’s Conference. Foreman and supervisors spent a full day hearing from keynote speakers and going deep on new strategies, conflict management, and leadership development topics. The event was hosted by Jason Blum, president of Rex Moore, who also was a keynote speaker. Many thanks to event sponsors Edges Electrical Group and HercRentals, and to Rex Moore’s own Nik Moser who was responsible for all event planning. This is how the BEST team out there just keeps getting better!
April 2, 2019. Rex Moore Awarded Contract for Tahoe Beach Club. Rex Moore was selected by general contractor Metcalf Builders Incorporated to perform all electrical work for the Tahoe Beach Club, consisting of 150 luxury condominiums and a beachfront clubhouse just north of the casino district on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The site is located on 20-acres of lakefront property and, according to developer Beach Club Development LLC, will be the first new, full-ownership lakefront homes on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe in about 30 years. The property has a beautiful sand beach and will connect to neighboring Forest Service property and a nearby country club via the beach and a network of scenic trails. The project consists of condos ranging in size from about 1,200 to 4,500 square feet and a 32,000 square foot clubhouse offering dining, a yoga and Pilates center and spa. Rex Moore’s scope of work includes all electrical, lighting, power, low voltage and Fire Alarm Systems. It represents an environmental win for people interested in improving water clarity in Lake Tahoe and reducing the amount of greenhouse gases produced in the Tahoe Basin. Completion is slated for July of 2019.
March 20, 2019. Three Make-A-Wish Sponsored Children Share Their Stories. Rex Moore team members hosted a luncheon on Wednesday for three extraordinary children and their families sponsored through Make-A-Wish of Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada. Sarah, Nevaeh and Armon and their immediate family members gathered to express their thanks and share stories of what it was like to have their wishes come true thanks to a generous donation from the Rex Moore organization.
Sarah, age 4, is a sweet little girl that loves to explore, to be outdoors and to spend time with her family playing in the snow or going to the park. In 2014 while just a baby, her father noticed that Sarah would become startled and began crying from what turned out to be multiple, intense seizures. She was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome due to a genetic mutation. After numerous doctor visits and hospital stays, new medication and therapy helped Sarah to finally manage the seizures and put her on the road to recovery. Sarah’s wish was to go to meet her favorite princess at Disneyland. The trip was a life changing event for Sarah bringing hope, strength and joy to her and her family who have endured a tremendous battle over the last four years.
Nevaeh, age 12, began to feel ill in April 2015 and developed extremely swollen lymph nodes, intense leg and foot pain, and high fevers. Extensive testing discovered she had leukemia and she began immediate chemotherapy. While her condition is now stabilized, Nevaeh still undergoes chemotherapy at the hospital, oral chemotherapy at home, and spinal infusions every three months. Nevaeh enjoys many interests despite her treatments, including baking and artwork as hobbies and playing the flute in her school band. She really enjoys baking and her favorite dessert is red velvet cake. Nevaeh’s wish was to go on a themed Cruise. She had a blast, going on exhilarating water slides and traveling while on the cruise. This was a dream come true for a girl like Nevaeh who has faced so much medical hardship in recent years.
Armon, age 12, suffers from spinal cord cancer. Always a healthy and active young boy, one day playing football he temporarily lost movement on the right side of his body. X-rays revealed contusions in his spine. Shortly thereafter the medical team discovered a tumor in his spinal cord, and he was diagnosed with Astrocytoma of the spinal cord in November 2017. Armon is now undergoing chemotherapy and goes in for infusions once a week. His family believes his football injury was a “blessing in disguise,” for if it were not for his injury they would not have found the tumor so early. Armon enjoys going fishing with his Dad, playing soccer, and he has grown to love the game of basketball. He loves to snack on lime flavored Cheetos and Pepperoni Pizza, and in school he enjoys math and drawing. He is proudly bilingual in Spanish and English! Armon’s wish was to go on a themed Cruise, and he delighted in sharing stories about his snorkeling with huge manta rays all about – scary, but fun!
All families expressed a special thanks to Rex Moore team members for their giving, stating the trips were life changing for their children, blocking out the worst memories, boosting self-esteem and making their children feel special once again.
January 31, 2019. Safety Training is Top Priority at Rex Moore. Rex Moore’s Safety & Risk Manager, Brian Stone, believes the best place to train is at the job site where real life situations can be used to help workers better understand and anticipate the hazards they may encounter. Falls account for one-third of fatalities in the construction industry, and are the leading cause of fatality in construction. As such, OSHA and best practices require safety training for those that may be exposed to falls from heights. The photo shows Brian conducting a fall protection safety class which typically covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to equipment inspection, calculating fall distances and determining anchorage points. But it doesn’t stop there. At Rex Moore all safety is elevated to top priority and is incorporated into our daily onsite regimen.
October 3, 2018. Top 50 Electrical Contractors Ranking. Rex Moore continues its Top 50 ranking among the nation’s largest electrical contractors, this year coming in at #46 based on 2017 revenues. The September issue of EC&M magazine featured the 2018 ranking of the largest electrical contractors in the U.S. View 2018 Top50 List
September 26, 2018. Rex Moore Awarded Contract for New College of Osteopathic Medicine. Rex Moore was selected by general contractor Zumwalt Construction to perform under slab electrical work for the College of Osteopathic Medicine building under construction at the California Health Sciences University (CHSU) in Clovis, California. CHSU is currently home to a pharmacy college. Work on the new 3-story, 106,000 sq.ft. college building began September 1st. The Rex Moore team has been actively involved in a design-assist capacity and will provide BIM modeling services for the project. The project is slated for completion at the end of November 2019.
August 29, 2018. Rex Moore Ranks Among Nation’s Biggest in Electrical Design. For the third year in a row, Rex Moore’s Engineering Group ranked among the industry’s leading national electrical design firms on EC&M Magazine’s Top 40 Electrical Design Firms for 2018, released in June 2018. The EC&M ranking is based on design revenues for 2017 as reported by the top electrical design firms in the United States.
July 11, 2018. Rex Moore 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Make-A-Wish. Rex Moore’s “Swinging for the Stars” annual golf tournament is back with all proceeds once again benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. The event is scheduled for September 8, 2018 at the Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin, California. Last year’s event sold out. Foursomes and sponsorship positions are still open but act fast! Early Bird registration ends July 18th. For more information, contact Alicia or Nick at 916-372-1300.
May 9, 2018. Sutter Roseville Medical Center Project Tops Out! Rex Moore project manager David Alarid atches the topping out of the 3-story Sutter Roseville Medical Center expansion project. Rex Moore is providing turnkey electrical and systems, including telecommunications, nurse call, access control/CCTV, and fire alarm systems. Watch video
April 4, 2018. Setting the Standard for Project Safety. Team members on the Starbucks Roasting Facility project in Minden, Nevada, were recently recognized for their approach to safety. Starbucks’ safety director, Jose Hernandez, specifically recognized Rex Moore Electric for its conscientious and thorough approach to safety. Don Frank, Senior Project Manager for general contractor CORE Construction, added “The Rex Moore on site supervision set an excellent example for the other subcontractors. Please keep up the great safety posture and pass along this recognition to your field personnel!” Jason Blum, President of Rex Moore Group, Inc., applauded the team for living up to the company’s core values, saying, “Congratulations to all of our team members on site for setting a high standard of safety performance, and for walking the walk when it comes to one of our Rex Moore Values (Leadership)!”
February 28, 2018. Rex Moore Rolls Out New Core Values Video. Rolling out a “must see” new video on the Rex Moore YouTube channel! Click here to view video.
October 20, 2017. Rex Moore Achieves #30 Rank on EC&M’s Top50 List. The September issue of EC&M magazine showcased the 2017 Top50 list of the largest electrical contractors in the U.S. With revenues of over $231 million, Rex Moore moved up 11 spots to #30 from #41 in 2016, a 59.95% increase! View Top50 List ›
September 27, 2017. Achieving Excellence on Aertson Midtown in Nashville. Through a joint venture with locally established electrical contractor Stansell Electric, Rex Moore began work in 2016 on the Aertson Midtown high-rise project in Nashville, Tennessee. Aertson Midtown is a 17-story, 600,000-square-foot mixed-use project developed by Indianapolis-based Buckingham Cos. The project is now complete, and Rex Moore’s hard work — and that of the entire Stansell RexMoore Electric joint venture team — did not go unnoticed! The Stansell RexMoore Project Team was recognized by the project Architect for its “commitment to excellence” and “dedication to safety, quality, teamwork and schedule.” The Architect further commented, “The efforts put forth by you and the entire Project Team in completing this project on schedule and with exceptional quality are appreciated.”
“This was a challenging project for our company and the Stansell RexMoore joint venture, yet our team’s dedication overcame many hurdles,” says Jason Blum, President of Rex Moore. “Rex Moore’s Logistics and SCM teams were critical in navigating our assemblies all the way from California, and countless late nights were spent at the office from our Design, BIM and Management team members.” Mr. Blum adds, “My personal congratulations to all involved for the excellent effort put forth on this project.” View the Aertson-Midtown video describing the project and commending the Stansell RexMoore team.
August 22, 2017. SRMC Outpatient Pavilion Nearing Completion. Rex Moore’s Fresno Office is nearing completion of all electrical construction for the new $36 million outpatient pavilion and cancer center at Adventist Health’s Sonora Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in Sonora, California. The 64,000-square-foot building will house the Diana J. White Cancer Institute which will bring advanced cancer care and innovative medical technology to the Sonora community. Quiring General selected Rex Moore as the design assist electrical contractor for all electrical, telecom, A/V and fire alarm systems. The Rex Moore in-house engineering design team worked closely with building designer, SmithGroupJJR, to ensure an integrated solution that was not only functional but cost effective for the client. Completion of the project is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2017.
August 15, 2017. Rex Moore Named 14th Fastest Growing Company in Sacramento Region. Rex Moore was recently honored by the Sacramento Business Journal by being named the 14th Fastest-Growing Company in 2017! This list ranked 50 outstanding companies in the Sacramento region by percent of revenue growth from 2014-2016. “We are very proud of the effort our team has put forth over the past two years resulting in 124.3% revenue growth,” says Chairman David R. Moore, “We look forward to adding to our record of achieving excellence for years to come.”
July 5, 2017. Rex Moore Ranks Among Nation’s Top 40 Electrical Design Firms. The Rex Moore Group continued to rank among the industry’s leading national electrical design firms on EC&M Magazine’s recently released Top 40 Electrical Design Firms for 2017. The EC&M ranking is based on design revenues between 2015 and 2016 as reported by the top electrical design firms in the United States.
June 14, 2017. Ground Breaking on Cache Creek Casino Resort Hotel Expansion. Construction is underway on a major expansion to the Cache Creek Casino Resort located in the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Brooks, CA. Under contract to Swinerton Builders, Rex Moore will perform all electrical and fire alarm systems for new restaurants, an event center, pool, multi-purpose ballroom and meeting rooms, and a major hotel expansion consisting of an eight story tower with 459 new rooms. The project will be built within the existing footprint of the Resort, on the site of the original casino and bingo hall. When complete the hotel will be the largest in the Yolo County region.
June 6, 2017. Rex Moore Awarded Bakersfield Memorial Hospital ICU/Specialty Care Unit. General contractor SC Anderson has awarded the Rex Moore Fresno office all electrical work involved in remodeling existing space in this Dignity Health facility into a modern new ICU/specialty care unit. Rex Moore’s scope of work will include all electrical, fire alarm, Nurse Call and access control systems. The hospital first opened its doors to the public in 1956 as a community hospital with 112 beds, and over the years has grown to over 400 beds. Today, Memorial is home to a full range of health care services, including adult surgical and intensive care, Grossman burn center, the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center and the Lauren Small Children’s Center. The remodel project began in May and completion is targeted for May 2018.
May 9, 2017. Original 1936 Rex Moore Work Truck Now A Workplace Fixture. Rex Moore unveiled an important piece of history — right in the workplace — to the delight of team members coming to work on Monday morning! The original 1936 Dodge Brothers 1/2-Ton Pickup was owned by family patriarch Benjamin “Rex” Moore (pictured on wall graphic behind truck), founder of Rex Moore Electrical in 1922 in East Sacramento. This is the earliest vehicle on record for the nearly century old company.
March 14, 2017. Construction Starts at Sutter Roseville Medical Center Expansion. Sutter Roseville officials, staff and contractors held a banner raising ceremony to kickoff construction of the latest Sutter Roseville Medical Center project. The expansion project consists of a new 3-story ED/ICU tower encompassing approximately 96,000 square feet. Rex Moore is providing turnkey electrical and systems, including telecommunications, nurse call, access control/CCTV, and fire alarm systems. David Alarid, project manager for Rex Moore’s electrical scope of work, attended the banner raising ceremony and is excited about being a part of this important addition to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Completion is projected for August 2020.
February 2, 2017. Industry Veteran to Head Virtual Design and Construction. Ken Hedrick has been promoted to Program Manager of Virtual Design and Construction at Rex Moore. The promotion is a strategic move that makes BIM a full-fledged department in the Engineering organization, and further emphasizes the important role that BIM plays in construction projects undertaken at Rex Moore. “I am excited about the new role and the future growth of our VDC department,” says Ken. “The Virtual world is getting more and more demanding, and the benefits of bringing BIM in early on a project can result in significant savings of money and time.” Ken is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in electrical contracting, 21 years of which has been with the Rex Moore team. His extensive hands-on experience is a strong compliment to the talents of the Design Department’s professional engineers. Prior to his promotion, Ken held increasingly responsible positions at Rex Moore, from field foreman to project manager, BIM modeler and detailer. His breadth of experience spans all major types of construction projects, including commercial, industrial, hospitality, and healthcare, instrumentation, multi-family, institutional and healthcare.
October 10, 2016. Rex Moore Ranks #41 Among Top 50 Largest. EC&M magazine released its 2016 list of the largest electrical contractors in the U.S., and Rex Moore ranks #41 on the list with over $152 million in sales. All rankings are based on 2015 sales.
August 15, 2016. Team Rex Moore Gives Back. Team Rex Moore “Wish Walkers showed up in force early Saturday on the steps of the State Capitol building in Sacramento for the community 5k walk benefitting the local Make-A-Wish Chapter for Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. Team Rex Moore could be seen moving down the Capitol Mall towards the Tower Bridge shining bright from the rising sun. The wish walkers trekked a 3-mile loop and returned just a little tired and hungry, ready to enjoy a sponsored lunch of pizza and sandwiches. Thanks to the company’s matching gift we raised over $3,000 for the event, officially making the Top 10 Fundraising Teams list for the 2016 Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes!
July 1, 2016. Rex Moore Makes Top 50 List of Fastest Growing Companies. The Sacramento Business Journal honored the 50 fastest growing local companies at a special luncheon ceremony held yesterday at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento. Ranked by percentage revenue growth between 2013 – 2015, Rex Moore made the #22 spot on the list posting revenue growth of 74.63% during the period, well above the median revenue growth of 68.6% for all companies on the list. The company also was among a handful of the very largest companies over $150 million in 2015 revenues. According to the Sacramento Business Journal, the top 50 fastest growing companies locally generated an astonishing $3.3 billion in revenue and employed 7,351 people.
June 27, 2016. Rex Moore Ranks Among Industry Leading Design Firms. Rex Moore continued to rank among the industry’s leading national design firms on EC&M Magazine’s recently released Top 40 Electrical Design Firms for 2016. The EC&M ranking is based on design revenues between 2014 and 2015 as reported by the top electrical design firms in the U.S. The company’s electrical design revenues for this period increased 3.8% to $8.2 million, for a ranking of 33 on the Top 40 list.
May 17, 2016. Jason Blum Promoted to Vice President of Rex Moore. President David Moore announced today the promotion of Jason Blum to Vice President of the Rex Moore Group, Inc. A member of the Executive Management Team, Jason joined Rex Moore in July 2003 and has held increasingly responsible management positions. Following initial roles as design-build engineer and then project manager, he was promoted to Regional Manager of the Sierra Nevada Branch Office in Reno, and most recently served as Engineering Director and leader of the entire design group. In his new role as Vice President, Jason will report to David Moore and continue to focus on the design aspect of the business while supporting management team members in their roles, including Andy Szura on Sales, John Abele on Operations and Doug Cuthbert on Integrated Systems. “Jason has broad knowledge of the organization, as well as a strong understanding of the value stream,” says David Moore. “He is a hands-on manager who loves building and maintaining client relationships. Integrity and authenticity are characteristics fully embraced by Jason and his staff as they pursue strong long term relationships with clients and the local community.”
May 4, 2016. Stansell RexMoore’s first High Rise Project Tops Out! Aertson Midtown, the first project of the Stansell RexMoore Electric joint venture, has topped out in Nashville, TN. Aertson Midtown is a 17-story, 600,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Nashville being developed by Indianapolis-based Buckingham Cos. The mixed-use project features 35,000 square feet of ground-level retail, 350 upscale apartments, a 180-room Kimpton hotel with 6,500 square feet of meeting space and 630 parking spaces. Caviar & Bananas, a Charleston-based gourmet market and café, will occupy 6,600 square feet of retail space with a planned spring 2017 opening. Aertson Midtown’s amenities for residents and guests will include a 17th-floor roof terrace, eighth-floor pool deck and cabanas, bike garage, pet park and a fitness center. The project is scheduled to open in early 2017.
April 22, 2016. Rex Moore Assists Deceuninck N.A. with First Manufacturing Plant in West. Work is underway in Fernley, Nevada on a new plastics extrusion plant for Deceuninck North America. For Ohio-based Deceuninck, this first western manufacturing facility reinforces its commitment to customers in the west and addresses the market need for window systems, profiles and tools designed for the western market and climate. The project consists of a 125,000 square-foot building with rail spur sitting on 28-acres east of Reno, and will accommodate up to 24 extrusion lines, manufacturing support, offices and a warehouse. Rex Moore’s scope of work involves providing power to the rail unload electrical system, silo electrical system, extrusion fill electrical system, mechanical system and the extrusion lines process equipment. Work is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2016.
February 11, 2016. WECA Honors Rex Moore at Member Appreciation Event. Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA) Member Contractors and Industry Partners from Northern California were recently honored during a member appreciation event at WECA headquarters in Rancho Cordova, California. The Mardi Gras-themed event was an opportunity to bring together members and industry partners and thank them for their continued support of WECA and the merit shop philosophy. Members were recognized for their years of membership, with founding member Rex Moore being honored for the longest tenure (87 years). Also during the event, Rex Moore’s HR Director, Gregory Anderson, was installed as a continuing member of the WECA 2016 Board of Directors.
January 29, 2016. Rex Moore Achieves #1 Ranking Among Largest Electrical Contractors. The Sacramento Business Journal released today its rankings of largest electrical contractors (ranked by 2015 revenues), and Rex Moore comes out on top.
January 18, 2016. Rex Moore Receives Platinum STEP Safety Award. The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) has recognized the Rex Moore Group Inc. team with the Platinum STEP Safety Award for their outstanding safety achievements. The award was presented at the ABC Champions of the Merit Shop Banquet at the Blackhawk Country Club on Friday, January 15th. “We are excited to be presenting Rex Moore Group, Inc. with the Platinum STEP Safety Award,” said Michele Daugherty, President/CEO of ABC Northern California. “Thanks for being a leader in our industry by raising the bar when it comes to safety.” ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) is a service that helps companies build and expand their safety programs for increased productivity with fewer on-the-job injuries, greater OSHA compliance and lower worker’s compensation costs. The Platinum Level award is an advanced safety award for which recipients must meet or exceed numerous strict safety requirements, including an assessment of 20 key components of safety, an incidence rate 25% below the national average, and an experience modification rate (EMR) at or below .800 for the year.
January 11, 2016. President David Moore announces two important promotions today, effective immediately.
John Abele has been promoted to Director of Operations of Rex Moore. Formerly Regional Director of the Central Valley and Bay Area Offices, John will now oversee all Rex Moore field operations and project managers in Sacramento, as well as branch managers for the Fresno and Reno offices. John opened the first Fresno branch office in 1991, and under John’s leadership the Rex Moore branch quickly grew into one of the largest electrical contractors in the Central Valley. His technical experience also runs deep as a leading electrical expert for high-level complex projects, such as hospitals, nuclear medicine, instrumentation, food processing and medium voltage substations. He enjoys giving back to the community, and his distinguished career includes teaching WECA, ABC and IBEW apprenticeship schools in Illinois and California. In his new position, John will be based in Fresno, California.
Nathan Gosink is now Branch Manager of Rex Moore’s Central Valley office based in Fresno, California. Nathan will be responsible for managing all operations of the Central Valley Branch and growing Rex Moore’s significant electrical contracting business in a region that serves clients in the Central Valley and along the coast from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara. He succeeds John Abele, a member of the Executive Management Team, who held the Branch Manager position since 1991. Reporting to John Abele, Nate will focus his energies on growing the current relationships in the region and creating new ones with the long term goal of growing the branch business. Formerly Business Development Manager for the Central Valley Region, Nate is an experienced 16-year veteran of Rex Moore serving in various capacities as an electrician, service tech, project engineer, project manager and design/build estimator.
December 18, 2015. Rex Moore’s Reno Office Awarded New Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe Resort. Construction is underway on this unique property along the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, consisting of an exceptional, LEED-designed new Lodge with 154 hotel rooms, a health spa, bistro style restaurant, and conference center. Under contract to general contractor SMC Contracting, Inc., Rex Moore is installing all electrical, fire alarm, telecom, access control, security, wireless and CCTV, audio visual and intercom. The project also will rely heavily upon Rex Moore’s BIM capability to coordinate infrastructure with other trades and the design team. The family-owned, locally operated Edgewood Tahoe Resort is a unique property destined to cultivate a new image for the South Shore while delivering tremendous water quality benefits for the 4,200 acre Edgewood Creek watershed. The Lodge grand opening is slated for June 17, 2017.
November 17, 2015. New Book Shines Spotlight on Rex Moore’s Process Innovation. As an early adopter of BIM technology, Rex Moore went deep and closely examined the underlying processes built around using BIM as a construction management tool. “BIM caused us to ask the question, what is the best way to deliver a construction product to customers?” says team member Jeremy Grosser. This led to the development of the Rex Moore Production System (RMPS) in 2009, consisting of standardized processes and a method of delivering work that has kept 93-year old Rex Moore at the forefront of the electrical contracting industry. Now, this effort is spotlighted in a new book by Dave McCool and Brad Hardin, BIM and Construction Management (2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2015). In Chapter 5, the authors write about the evolution of RMPS in the Copart Kaizen case study, Delivering Work Using LBS and Lean. Hardin and McCool explain, “The work they (Rex Moore) do now is planned down to the day. In-field installers receive daily ‘kits’ with the components, drawings, tools, and information workers need each morning and they are removed each night. . . this method of delivering work has made them more efficient and significantly more productive.” After implementing the RMPS on all projects, several unforeseen benefits to the company’s construction customers also emerged, including cleaner project sites, new project opportunities and the lowest safety performance index ever.
October 2, 2015. Rex Moore Implements State-of-the-Art Modeling Software. Detail design becomes paramount as manufacturing opportunities continue to grow. Continuing its commitment to being an industry leader and innovator, Rex Moore has acquired and implemented SOLIDWORKS® parametric modeling and simulation software. Besides ease of sharing design information and increased workflow automation, one of the key advantages is the ability to test real world conditions and make sure everything is right before an assembly is built. The entire Rex Moore team has embraced this state-of-the-art technology to further the Rex Moore Production System benefits and innovations for customer-based applications.
September 21, 2015. Managing the Power for Urban Farming. When ECOPIA® Farms needed to assess the feasibility of their existing warehouse to provide the power consumption required by their growing high-tech urban farming operation, they turned to Rex Moore. ECOPIA Farms is a supplier of certified organic, artisanal greens and microgreens to popular San Francisco Bay Area restaurants and some of the most discriminating chefs. This state-of-the-art grower uses natural non-GMO seeds in soil containers, organic soil and LED lights in a climate-controlled facility. The belief is that food should be grown for flavor, not to avoid spoilage during the often lengthy period involved in getting produce to market from conventional rural farms. At ECOPIA Farms in Campbell, Calilfornia, produce is picked fresh daily, then packed and delivered the same day! All this happens indoors in an older warehouse with outdated electrical systems, so the task required getting a handle on power consumption that can impact the bottom line. Rex Moore’s in-house engineering team not only nailed the answer to the question of power consumption, they also helped design the most efficient method of distributing power to serve the different LED needs of microgreens, seedlings and lettuces. Now Ecopia Farms can grow more efficiently and local chefs who put a high value on flavor – and their customers – can continue to enjoy fresh produce daily.
September 15, 2015. Make-A-Wish® welcomes Rex Moore President David Moore to Board of Directors. Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada announced today the addition of its newest member to the chapter board of directors. David Moore is passionate about making an impact on the community he and his family have been a part of for generations.”Since becoming involved, I have come to appreciate the incredible impact that a wish makes for children in our region with life-threatening medical conditions. I’m excited to be in a leadership role of an organization that provides joy and hope to children and their families,” says Moore. (Click here to read full version of press release.)
September 3, 2015. Rex Moore selected for The Northstar Lodge expansion at Northstar California. SMC Contracting has selected Rex Moore for electrical and low voltage work on Building C of The Northstar Lodge, located at the Northstar California Resort in Truckee, California. Rex Moore is engineering the fire alarm system, and will install all electrical, fire alarm, telecom and wireless systems for the project. The Northstar Lodge, a Welk Resorts property, features timeshares in a relaxed European Alpine Village atmosphere with a mix of specialty boutiques, restaurants, and cafés and craft shops all circling an open-air ice rink. Northstar California is one of the premiere ski resorts in North America.
August 13, 2015. Education Building at UC Davis to Further School’s Capacity to Transform Health Care. Rex Moore will begin work soon on a new $50 million education building at the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. The 3-story, 70,000-square-foot building, to be called the Betty Irene Moore Hall, will feature collaborative learning spaces and state-of-the-art simulation suites that will engage students through interactive learning platforms. Plans call for an inpatient eight-bed hospital ward, task and anatomy skills labs and a 15-room primary-care clinic. Under contract to McCarthy Builders, Rex Moore will use its electrical and low voltage experience in high-tech hospitals to install several important systems that must work together seamlessly, including electrical, fire alarm, telecom, access control, security, audio-visual, CCTV and wireless access. The project is slated for completion in the fall of 2017.
July 24, 2015. Westfield’s Valley Fair Garage Not Your Garden-Variety Parking Complex.McCarthy Builders has awarded Rex Moore with all electrical and fire alarm installation for the Deck “E” parking garage at Westfield’s Valley Fair shopping center in San Jose, California. Partnering with Park Assist®, this garage won’t be your garden-variety parking complex. Some of the more innovative features include a digital navigation system with green lights pointing to open spaces; LED lights on 1,000 stalls with photo and motion sensor cameras in place to identify vehicles and monitor occupancy in every parking space; and complimentary Wi-Fi. Forgot your space? No problem. A kiosk will let you type in your license plate number to find where you parked your car. The 4-level, 2,000 stall garage is part of a $600 million expansion of this retail center. Rex Moore’s previous experience with similar high tech garages includes the 496,100 square foot UC Davis Medical Center parking garage in Sacramento, California.
July 10, 2015. Turner Construction Awards CAISO Design/Build project to Rex Moore. General contractor Turner Construction has awarded Rex Moore with all electrical, low voltage, fire alarm and telecom systems work for the latest California Independent System Operator (CAISO) project in Lincoln, California. A design/build project, Rex Moore tapped its in-house engineering capability and extensive field construction experience to create the most innovative and cost effective solution. The project consists of 480/277 and 120/208 volt power distribution including switchboards, panel boards and transformers; LED site lighting; electrical vehicle charging stations; connection to future photovoltaic; all electrical for HVAC, UPS system and backup generator; fire alarm system; telecom; and access control and CCTV. CAISO is a non-profit association that oversees the operation of California’s grid – one of the largest electric power systems and electricity markets in the world. CAISO ensures the delivery of 300 million megawatt-hours of electricity each year and manages about 80% of California’s electric flow. Electrical engineering design has already started, with construction slated to begin this fall 2015.
July 1, 2015. Rex Moore Production System Shines at Indigo Apartments project. The Rex Moore Production System is a perfect match for the urban location of the Indigo Apartments mixed-use complex in Redwood City, California. A tight urban location and lack of storage areas requires materials and work packages to be shipped to site when needed, not one day before. These work packages or so-called “Kits” contain drawings, tools, materials and mass produced manufactured assemblies for installation. Kits allow for efficient field installation and reduced material handling, storage and trash. Rex Moore is providing a broad range of services for the Indigo project, from BIM modelling for efficient design and installation to the complete installation of electrical, telecommunications, fire alarm and security systems. The 469-unit urban apartment development features concierge-style services, controlled-access parking, and premium-quality units in three 10-story towers. Scheduled completion date is Spring 2016.
June 26, 2015. Rex Moore Ranks in Top 40 List of Electrical Design Firms. Rex Moore ranks #28 on the 2015 Top 40 list of electrical design firms in the nation, published in the June issue of EC&M magazine.The company rejoins the list after a short absence from last year’s ranking. Most firms making the list this year reported adding electrical engineers, including Rex Moore.
June 18, 2015. Sutter Santa Rosa Medical Center Featured Project of the Month. Rex Moore performed all electrical, fire alarm, nurse call systems, emergency backup power and high voltage for the 82-bed Sutter Santa Rosa Medical Center. This state of the art medical facility featured Bloom Energy fuel cell technology for primary power generation and four CAT generators for emergency backup power. The hospital achieved several “firsts” in advanced technology and green building practices, including the first Hybrid OR and one of the first hospitals to gain LEED Gold certification. See Healthcare under PROJECT EXPERIENCE.
May 8, 2015. Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club returns to Rex Moore for Engineering Design. S.J. Amoroso Construction has tapped Rex Moore’s top notch in-house Engineering Team to provide all electrical and fire alarm engineering design services for the latest renovation of the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Redwood Shores, California. Rex Moore was selected as the electrical contractor for the original clubhouse renovation. The firm’s engineering design capabilities run deep with over 40 professionals experienced in every facet of electrical and low voltage systems design, employing the latest tools and technology, including AutoCAD™ and 3D modeling, clash detection and other BIM-related software. Nestled among tall pines and old oaks atop Sand Hill Road, Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club is a premier five-star country club just minutes away from Stanford University, Palo Alto, the greater Silicon Valley and many of the world’s leading technology and investment firms. .
April 24, 2015. Rex Moore Announces 12% Wage Increase for Craft Workers. Rex Moore announced today a 12% wage increase for craft workers. The increase takes effect May 4, 2015 on all projects in the company’s Northern California market area. The company is experiencing increased demand for these skilled positions, including electricians, telecommunications technicians and integrated systems technicians.
April 6, 2015. Cal/OSHA Recognizes Rex Moore with coveted Golden Gate Certificate. Cal/OSHA commended Rex Moore managers and employees with a Golden Gate Certificate for its commitment to continuously improve the effectiveness of its workplace safety and health management system on the One Medical Plaza project in Roseville, California. The Golden Gate recognition was developed to provide motivation and support to employers who proactively work with their employees and Cal/OSHA Consultation Service. The Rex Moore team was recognized for its overall effort in implementing and maintaining an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) during the Cal/OSHA visit on March 13, 2015.
March 19, 2015. Morandi and Blum promoted at Rex Moore. Rex Moore announced today the promotion of David Morandi as Area Manager for the Sierra-Nevada Branch office located in Reno, Nevada. A former project manager with extensive field experience in all aspects of electrical, telecommunications, security and fire alarm installations, David will be responsible for managing operations of the Sierra Nevada Branch and growing Rex Moore’s significant electrical contracting business in the region. David succeeds Jason Blum, a member of the Executive Management Team, who previously held the Area Manager position for four years. Jason now oversees all engineering for the company with his promotion to the new role of Engineering Director.
March 16, 2015. ICON General Contractors selects Rex Moore for HomeStreet Bank office design/build. Rex Moore has been awarded the design/build contract for all electrical and fire alarm design, engineering and installation for HomeStreet Bank’s new professional offices on the 10th floor, 500 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California. Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank also maintains a Home Loan Center on K Street in the Sacramento downtown area. Rex Moore is the original electrical contractor of record for the 500 Capitol Mall building.
January 29, 2015. Rex Moore Team shines in completion of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. A very tough renovation project from the beginning, the Rex Moore team was instrumental to the transformation of what now is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, and to obtaining the all important final occupancy permit this week. Says Joe Stewart of general contractor SMC Contracting Inc., “A special thanks to Jason Blum, David Morandi and Carl Harris for helping us pull off this landmark project for Tahoe.” Stewart added, “Despite the rush, stress and pressure they maintained their calm and pulled off a minor miracle. We have nothing but praise for the entire Rex Moore team who worked their hearts out for you and for us.”
January 5, 2015. Greg Anderson reelected to WECA Board of Directors. Greg Anderson, Director of Human Resources and a member of the Executive Team at Rex Moore, has been reelected to the 2015 Board of Directors of the Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA). Greg’s involvement in WECA programs and activities is a natural outgrowth of his passion for helping others achieve their personal goals and perform at their best. He has long been an advocate of employee education and training programs, and currently serves as Chairman of the WECA Apprenticeship Training Program. Greg also is a former President and Treasurer of the WECA Board of Directors.
January 1, 2015. Rex Moore completes work at new ILLUSIONS lounge, Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Rex Moore has completed all electrical, fire alarm and telecommunications work in time for the grand opening of the new ILLUSIONS lounge on New Year’s Eve, one of Sacramento’s newest hot spots. The fast paced construction schedule was a perfect match for Rex Moore’s Lean manufacturing methods with crews operating 24-hours a day, 7 days a week while the Thunder Valley Casino Resort continued with normal daily operations as usual. The new lounge features lavish glass, steel and stone architecture with private booths for up to 16 guests, including a new mezzanine level that offers a bird’s eye view of all the action.
December 23, 2014. Rex Moore Awarded Ocean Mist Process and Storage Facility Project. Rex Moore announced today that it received the project award to perform site lighting and building electrical for the new Ocean Mist Process and Storage Facility in Coachella, California. Under contract to general contractor Hasen-Rice, the building scope of work includes all electrical installation for the new office area, refrigeration and ten forced air coolers. In a separate award, Rex Moore will install the new IT room expansion as well, including power, lighting, and new Verizon Infrastructure for the site. http://www.oceanmist.com/
November 14, 2014. White Road Solar Installation Underway in Southern California. The Rex Moore renewable energy team is installing the conduit and wire for the SCE connection to the Snow Line White Road solar farm in Phelan, California. Under contract to Swinerton Renewable Energy, the scope of work calls for installing and testing all AC & DC feeder conductors (direct burial), prefabricated combiner box assemblies, as well as inverters, auxiliary power and other electrical equipment located on skids or pads. When complete the project will feed the Southern California Edison power grid with an additional 3 Megawatts of electricity.
October 17, 2014. Rex Moore and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Under contract to SMC Construction Company, Rex Moore has begun electrical construction work for the $60 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe building renovation project. One of the most iconic and widely recognizable names and brands worldwide, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will be a fully integrated gaming resort offering over 500 slot machines and a wide variety of table games. The completely renovated facility, formerly The Horizon, will include a 539-room Hard Rock Hotel, a 25,000 plus square foot casino, the world-famous retail store, multiple restaurants and bars, the largest outdoor pool experience in South Lake Tahoe and an assortment of live-entertainment both indoors and out. This unique new addition to the Tahoe skyline is scheduled to open this coming ski season.
September 9, 2014. Construction is complete on Sutter Health’s new $284 million dollar state-of-the-art medical center in Santa Rosa. The new 82-bed hospital incorporates advanced technology, modern hospital design, green building practices and current seismic construction standards. Key to the success of this project was the implementation of Rex Moore’s Lean Manufacturing concepts and methods, such as reliable commitments, collaborative planning, eliminate waste, pull schedules, last planner, just-in-time delivery and manufacturing/prefabrication processes. The Rex Moore team systematically executed all electrical systems construction, ensuring on-time completion of C-Section and OR rooms, electric rooms, energy efficient fuel cells, lighting, high voltage gear, Central Utility Plant and unique donor wall lighting in a vital community medical center. The hospital is scheduled to open on October 25, 2014.
August 25, 2014. Rex Moore and Stansell Electric announce formation of a new joint venture focused on commercial and industrial projects in Tennessee. The two family-owned companies have deep roots in the electrical contracting industry and share common business philosophies and values. The new venture, named Stansell-RexMoore Electric, will be based in Nashville to leverage Stansell Electric’s established relationships, rich electrical contracting experience and strong management team. Rex Moore brings its industry-leading design/build experience to the joint venture, along with its dedicated in-house engineering department and manufacturing/kitting capabilities based on Lean manufacturing methodologies. The result is a combined entity capable of delivering a superior level of electrical contracting services previously unavailable in the Nashville region. The joint venture’s first project is underway in Nashville, the 368,000 sq.ft. Aertson Midtown mixed-used project by the Buckingham Companies, consisting of 35,000 sq.ft of retail space, a 180-room hotel and a 350-unit residential apartment complex in separate north and south towers. Rex Moore and Stansell Electric will continue to operate their separate electrical contracting businesses. “This is a joint venture, not a merger, that capitalizes on key strengths of our respective companies,” says David Moore, President of Rex Moore.
August 20, 2014. New Business Development Manager named for Fresno Branch. President David Moore announced today the promotion of Nathan Gosink to the position of Business Development Manager for the Fresno, California branch office. Reporting to Central Valley/Bay Area Manager, John Abele, Nate will focus his energies on growing the current relationships in the Fresno area and creating new ones with the long term goal of growing the branch. A seasoned 15-year veteran of Rex Moore, Nate has served in various capacities as an electrician, service tech, project engineer, project manager and design/build estimator.
July 16, 2014. Cahill Contractors selects Rex Moore for Indigo Apartments complex. Work is underway on the 723,000 sq.ft. Indigo Apartments mixed-use complex in Redwood City, California. The project consists of 469 residential units in three 10-story towers, ground floor commercial space and underground parking. Cahill Contractors selected Rex Moore to deliver a broad range of services for the project, from BIM modeling for efficient design and installation to the complete installation of electrical, telecommunications, fire alarm and security systems. The project is slated for completion in the spring of 2016.
June 17, 2014. San Jose’s newest high-rise in the news as Rex Moore continues with electrical installation and coordinating an overall efficient construction process through its BIM modeling services. See Silicon Valley Business Journal article.
May 13, 2014. Rex Moore’s President, David Moore, is named Executive of the Year by the Construction Financial Management Association, Sacramento Chapter. Sacramento Business Journal, May 13, 2014.
April 24, 2014. Blue Diamond Growers’ almond processing facility named Plant of the Year by Food Engineering magazine. Rex Moore has completed design work and electrical installation on process equipment for a new 175,000 sq.ft. multi-million dollar almond processing facility in Turlock, California, for Blue Diamond Growers, the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients. The facility sets new standards of excellence for food safety, processing and building innovation. With the California almond crop quadrupling over the past 30 years, Blue Diamond reached a point where additional processing capacity was required to meet increased global demand. Rex Moore’s design team was brought in for site, building shell and process equipment given its extensive experience in industrial food processing projects coupled with its experience in Lean design and construction methods in a design-build contract. Collaboration in the planning, design, scheduling, budgeting and construction of the facility has resulted in the most efficient almond producing plant in the world, says Blue Diamond.
April 22, 2014. One South Market on the Way Up! See this jaw-dropping Time-Lapse of One South Market , a 32-story high rise apartment building in the heart of downtown San Jose, California, consisting of 312 apartment units, ground floor retail and 395 parking spaces. Rex Moore is the electrical subcontractor to general contractor Balfour Beatty Construction, who selected our company to provide full BIM modeling services in coordinating an efficient construction process in addition to design assist and electrical installation.
March 28, 2014. Performing projects safely is an important part of our culture at Rex Moore. It’s engrained in our culture and part of our behavior. Our employees believe that acting responsibly when it comes to safety extends to everyone on site not just Rex Moore team members. This is best exemplified in a recent success story shared by general contractor Unger Construction.
February 2014. Rex Moore completes all electrical installations for the $300 million Patua geothermal power plant located 38 miles east of Reno, Nevada. The scope of work included medium voltage cabling, lighting, controls, utility power, instrumentation, communications, testing and commissioning. The plant generates 60 megawatts, enough to power 36,000 homes!
January 31, 2014. Rex Moore retains the top spot as the #1 electrical contractor in the region (ranked by 2013 Revenue), as reported by Sharon Havranek of the Sacramento Business Journal.
January 2014. Sutter Health Calls on Rex Moore. Sutter Health’s $284 million state-of-the-art Medical Center of Santa Rosa calls on Rex Moore for electrical design assist and lean project delivery of electrical, telecom and fire alarm services
December 2013. Spotlight on Lean Transformation. Incito Consulting spotlights Rex Moore’s Lean Transformation (video)
Fall 2013. Rex Moore Profiled in US Builders Review. “Nearly a Century of High-voltage Excellence,” US Builders Review