Awards of Excellence

When you raise the bar to a standard of excellence, you get noticed. Muth Electrical has been honored to receive several major awards in their industry over the years. You can read about each below.




2015 Alberta Venture – Contractor of the Year

Muth Electrical is focused on building and maintaining a strong team that works together at all levels to create top-quality results. Founder and president Don Muth says the company’s teamwork and commitment to do the right thing give it a competitive edge.

Muth Electrical’s culture extends back to its beginnings in Muth’s basement in 1997, when he and his wife started a full-service contracting business. With strong lines of communication in the field and office, the company took six months to develop a list of best practices to streamline work, figure out which business risks were worth taking, and improve workflow. “We also asked ourselves ‘Why do we exist?’ ” Muth says. “The answer we came up with was to empower the future. We wanted to build an enduring organization.”

Part of the forward-thinking dynamic of the company is a program to develop its own employees with internal mentor-ship and external training. Over the past year, Muth Electrical promoted five of its own workers to upper management positions, building careers and solidifying its team while sticking to deadlines.

The company’s approach to keeping and developing a good team is an effective one – the two first employees that Muth hired still work with him.

Muth Electrical has faced challenges like partner contractors lagging behind schedule but the company exercised its collaborative spirit, worked with the construction manager of the project and pushed to have the job done with less than expected manpower and under budget.

“Contracting is the riskiest business you can do,” Muth says. “We are constantly problem-solving. Whatever decision we make, whatever we do, we want it to take one step more than what’s traditionally done.”

When solving tough problems, Muth emphasizes the importance of the company making decisions together. “We want to make sure we have a meeting of the minds,” he says. “Our culture is to be very comfortable bringing other team members in to help, and that’s powerful.”

The Merit Contractors Association Employer of Excellence Award

(2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)

Each year Merit Contractors Association sponsors awards for Alberta member companies that excel in the area of human resource management. Nominations are received from employees who consider the company they work for to be an excellent employer based on the human resource practices of the company.


What makes this award particularly meaningful is that the Merit employer must be nominated by employees, once again reinforcing the culture of pride and mutual respect that exists between Muth Electrical Management Inc. and its employees.

Don and Doreen Muth, along with the management team, understand their most important resource to be people. They are proud to be associated with a group of individuals whose personal and professional excellence is reflected in Muth Electrical Management’s success.

Merit Contractors Association, representing the voice of open shop construction in Alberta, focuses on the human resource needs of contractors by offering employee benefits, training, retirement programs and employee referrals. Merit has grown to include most of Alberta’s largest general and sub-trade contractors. Muth Electrical Management Inc. is proud to be an active member & associate of Merit Contractors Association.

Dear Don and Doreen,


We wish to congratulate you on your recent award of being named “Employers of Excellence” by the Merit Contractors Association.


This is a very prestigious honor, as any successful organization knows that the true success of their company is a direct result of a strong, knowledgeable and dedicated workforce.


You have proven yourself a leader on the development of Employer/Employee Relations.


We take pride in our affiliation with you and your company as your Insurance Broker since 2001.


Once again please accept our congratulations on this very important award.


Yours truly,
Phoenix Insurance Group Edmonton Inc.


Other Past Awards


The Merit Contractors Association Willard Kirkpatrick Training Award


Small Business Owner of the Year Award