About Us

Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. (IEC) was originally organized in 1957. It is a nationally recognized trade association with over 3000 members and 76 Chapters in the U.S. and its territories. Its members represent an estimated 50,000+ electrical workers engaged in commercial, residential, low voltage and industrial electrical construction, renovations, highway lighting, upgrades, design build, service, health care facilities, signs, schools, churches, retail stores, service stations, restaurants, malls, office buildings, power plants, etc.

Locally, Florida West Coast Chapter (FWCC) has been established since 1993. We are a 501(c)6 not for profit organization.  We have over 70 companies in membership along the West Coast of Florida. Geographically speaking, FWCC serves electrical contractors from Citrus to Sarasota Counties, and inland to Polk County.

FWCC was established by electrical contractors who understood the need for a unified and cohesive voice in our industry. FWCC has become a viable vehicle for this to happen. In addition to providing opportunities to network with peers throughout the country, we are also involved in local, state and federal issues that directly affect your company. We have employed a lobbyist for the protection and improvement of our trade at the state level.

FWCC administers the area’s only merit shop apprenticeship training program to produce licensed residential, voice-data-video, and commercial / industrial electricians.

FWCC strives to provide our members with the education and training necessary to keep up with the perpetual demands of growth and advancements within our industry. We offer continuing education, seminars and workshops on various topics ranging from safety training to company profitability for both small and large electrical contractors. IEC was founded with a vision, the vision of “Owning the Industry.” We are very proud that we successfully achieved cohesion among Merit Shop Entrepreneurs and we have made tremendous strides to fulfill our vision as we continue to serve the electrical contractors of Florida’s West Coast.

Staff and Leadership

Natasha Sherwood

Executive Director


Kristen Baldwin

Apprenticeship Director


Arlene Solana

Apprenticeship Administrator


Josh Fuller

Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator


Stephen Wank

Manpower Coordinator


Indiana Tegan

Executive Administrator / Events Coordinator