Christenson Electric Acquires Tanner Creek Energy to Expand Its Energy Services Offerings

Mar 15, 2011, 10:00 ET from Christenson Electric

PORTLAND, Ore., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Christenson Electric, one of the Northwest's largest and most respected electrical contractors, today announced the acquisition of local energy solution provider and general contractor Tanner Creek Energy.  The acquisition will enable Christenson to expand its renewable energy and operational efficiency services to its customers.

Founded in 1945, Christenson Electric is a locally-owned and operated business that has contributed to the growth and prosperity of the region via its work on major construction projects including landmark buildings, light rail, hospitals and high tech facilities.  The company continues to play a key role in building the region's electrical infrastructure.  The growth in its renewable and efficiency offerings will allow it to have a similar impact on the region's progress as a leader in energy efficient building and operations. With this acquisition, Christenson is well positioned to become a leading provider of energy solutions in the Northwest.

Tanner Creek Energy, founded in 2007 by Alan Hickenbottom, will operate as a division of Christenson Electric.  The Tanner Creek Energy division will offer Northwest businesses renewable energy solutions and energy efficiency improvements in lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, pumps, motors, compressed air, irrigation and energy. The new division has worked extensively with commercial, agricultural and industrial customers.  Tanner Creek has broad knowledge of financing and incentives for energy projects and will help ensure that Christenson and its customers receive the maximum return on their energy investments.  

Mark Walter, president of Christenson Electric stated, "The acquisition of Tanner Creek Energy allows us to offer our customers the ability to leverage energy efficiency enhancements, lower their total energy consumption and enhance their profitability while meeting their carbon reduction and sustainability goals.  The Christenson legacy of customer service, quality and integrity will continue to be tantamount in our energy services offering.  We are proud to be able help our customers realize the financial and environmental benefits of comprehensive operational efficiency practices."  

Alan Hickenbottom will serve as the General Manager of the new division and will lead the team in integrating Tanner Creek Energy's approach into Christenson's offerings.  The Tanner Creek approach takes a holistic, long-term approach to helping customers identify the most impactful efficiencies and enhancements.  Alan Hickenbottom stated, "We're really excited to become part of the Christenson team.  Their capabilities, experience and reputation will add incredible scale to our mutual efforts.  Mark Walter and the Christenson management have an excellent vision of what the future of energy services contracting is and we're excited to be a part of it.  This is going to be a great partnership."

About Christenson Electric

Founded in 1945 in Portland, Oregon, as a family business, Christenson Electric has grown to be one of the largest full-service electrical contractors in the Northwest. Its projects encompass everything from schools to downtown high-rises to utility scale wind projects.  Christenson proudly serves the region providing high quality workmanship and exceptional customer service for more than 60 years. Utilizing a skilled and experienced team of Electricians, Linemen, Technicians and Project Managers, Christenson Electric excels at projects of any size or complexity.  

About Tanner Creek Energy

Tanner Creek Energy is an energy solutions provider and general contractor based in Portland, Oregon. The company is committed to supporting the Northwest economy while helping organizations leverage the financial benefits of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency solutions.

SOURCE Christenson Electric