Albert Wendt

When the war ended in 1945 and American servicemen came home, growth in the United States skyrocketed and Arizona was no exception. We needed houses, we needed factories and we needed stores to keep up with the population boom. That's when two young engineers stepped in to help! Ernest Cannon and Joe Gross formed Cannon & Gross Electric Company to provide for the Valley's commercial and residential electrical contracting needs.

It was just a couple of years later when Albert Wendt joined the electrical service team as an apprentice electrician. Seven decades later, he served as president of what is now known as Cannon & Wendt Electric Company, which has made considerable contribution to the growth of the Valley by its integral involvement in Commercial, Healthcare, High-Tech, Industrial, Public Works and Sports and Entertainment electrical construction projects.


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  • Cannon & Gross Electric Company

    is formed

  • Albert Wendt joins Cannon & Gross

    as an apprentice electrician

  • Ray Watson joins the firm,

    and the name is changed to Cannon & Watson Electric

  • Cannon & Watson completes the Uptown Plaza,

    the area's first shopping center

  • Company name changed to Cannon & Wendt Electric Company

    when Wendt becomes a partner

  • Cannon retires

    and Wendt becomes President

  • Cannon & Wendt shifts its focus

    to larger construction projects

  • Continued experiencing phenomenal growth

  • Arizona Business Journal declares Cannon & Wendt

    one of the state's top 100 privately-owned corporations

  • Arthur Anderson declares Cannon & Wendt

    one of Arizona's Top 100 privately-owned corporations

  • Cannon & Wendt provides Arizona's first NECA Electrical Project Supervision (EPS) training

    to all of its field supervisors as developed by the Center for Academic Excellence and sponsored by the Electrical Contracting Foundation

  • Cannon & Wendt Technologies

    is formed

  • Albert Wendt awarded the 2001 Arizona Construction Pioneer Award

    as presented by the Valley of the Sun Chapter CFMA

  • Cannon & Wendt awarded the contract for the Glendale Arena

    home of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes

  • Cannon & Wendt selected to be part of the team as a design/build contractor for the TSA/Cardinals Multipurpose Facility

    home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals and largest single construction project in Arizona in over two decades

  • Cannon & Wendt celebrates its

    60th Anniversary

  • Cannon & Wendt forms an Employee Stock Ownership Plan


  • David Fagan elected President

    of Cannon & Wendt Electric Company