SEATTLE, May 7, 2015: Dexter + Chaney, providers of Spectrum® Construction Software for the construction industry, announced Pieper-Houston Electric L.P., one of the largest electrical contractors in the Houston, Texas area, as the winner of the Innovator Award at its 19th annual Connect 2015 Users’ Conference held April 23 –24 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle.

The Innovator Award, sponsored by Dexter + Chaney, annually recognizes the innovative uses of software and technology by contractors that allow them to take their company’s success to the next level. Since its beginnings in 1958, Pieper-Houston Electric has grown into one of the largest full-service electrical contractors in Houston. The company has designed, installed and maintained hundreds of projects, ranging from very small electrical work to full design-build of large facilities, including educational and medical buildings. For more than 20 years, Pieper has relied on, and grown with Dexter + Chaney and its Spectrum Construction Software.

“We are so honored to have received the Innovator Award at the 19th annual Users’ Conference for Dexter Chaney's Spectrum software,” said Paula Hansen, CFO of Pieper-Houston Electric. “We are pleased to work with Dexter Chaney and hope to be able to have an even longer relationship with Spectrum. Spectrum continues to stay on the cutting edge of technology and we appreciate the effort they expend on their customers.”

Pieper-Houston was selected as the winner of the Innovator Award because of its effective use of Spectrum’s full functionality of business management, service management and project management applications. Spectrum’s web-based platform and mobile applications allow Pieper-Houston Electric to access data anytime, anywhere in order to bridge the data gap between the field and office. Hansen noted that with the recent addition of a pre-fabrication facility onsite, they will be utilizing even more capabilities of Spectrum to manage the production and costs of pre-construction services.

“Pieper-Houston throughout the years has demonstrated why they are more than deserving of our 2015 Innovator Award,” said John Chaney, Dexter + Chaney’s co-founder and CEO. “Aside from being one of our many long-term clients, Pieper-Houston has been one of our strongest advocates in helping influence the technology enhancements in Spectrum over the years. The company has consistently shown that utilizing Spectrum to its fullest capabilities can streamline operations and maximize their bottom lines. It is this approach to, and understanding of their business that has helped them become one of the leading electrical contractors in the Houston area. We’re thrilled that we have been right there with them, helping them grow over the years.”

EBCO General Contractors Ltd. of Cameron, Texas and Unity Electric Contractors and Engineers from Seattle, Wash. were also honored at the conference as finalists for the Innovator Award.

The Connect 2015 Users’ Conference brought together more than 400 Spectrum customers, industry partners and experts for three days of learning and networking functions, including an evening of entertainment at the Experience Music Project museum. Seven unique tracks of courses were available for attendees, covering the latest industry trends and best practices, as well as detailed sessions on software functionality. Keynote speeches included a presentation from leadership speaker Mark Sanborn and Dexter + Chaney co-founder and CEO John Chaney, who closed the conference with a glimpse of some of the future technology developments in the works at Dexter + Chaney.


Pieper-Houston Electric L.P. is a trusted, leading commercial electrical contractor that provides both new construction and maintenance services to the greater Houston area. Since 1958, Pieper has built and maintained a wide range of noteworthy facilities, from offices, commercial buildings, schools and churches to hotels, hospitals, stadiums, and recreational and manufacturing facilities. More information is available at


Dexter + Chaney has been providing complete construction management software for more than 33 years. From the office to the field, from accounting to project management, Dexter + Chaney software is used by more than 1,000 companies. Their clients come from all segments of the industry—heavy/highway and utility, general contractors, electrical, mechanical, and specialty subcontractors—and are companies of all sizes, from locally owned subcontractors to some of the world’s largest construction firms. Dexter + Chaney’s web-based software applications allow customers to get work done anywhere using any device with a web browser and without the need to download any software. For more information about Dexter + Chaney’s products and services, contact Wayne Newitts, Marketing Director, Dexter + Chaney, 9700 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-2347; phone: 800-875-1400; e-mail:; web: