The Zweig Group is an essential resource for the AEC industry. This research, publishing, and consulting firm provides valuable information and resources that enable your company to succeed. Not only do they offer various seminars for all levels within your firm, but they also provide in-house training and online learning.

The Zweig Group prides itself on delivering results. Our marketing and business development team has taken part in Zweig Group seminars and is a testament to how valuable they are. After leaving their Doer/Seller training in 2019, our team was motivated and determined to utilize the materials and information that they had received. 

Featured in the Zweig Letter

Another one of the many resources that the Zweig Group offers is the Zweig Letter. The AEC industry is unique and requires tailored industry-specific information. This publication delivers. The Zweig Letter is designed to keep AEC firm and industry leaders informed. This free resource provides a copious amount of information on hot topics within the industry, tips, and resources. Recently, PK Electrical’s principal, founder, and CEO, Karen Purcell, was highlighted in the newsletter. In her article, she talks about her business practices, diversity and inclusion, COVID-19 precautions, etc. Take a look at the article here.

Hot Firm Awards

Last October our management and marketing/business development teams went to Las Vegas for the Zweig Elevate AEC Conference. They participated in the keynote presentations, learning sessions, and networking events. At the end of this three-day conference, there was a Black-Tie Awards Gala and dinner where they presented awards for six separate awards programs. PK Electrical placed #85 on the Hot Firm list for 2019. This list recognizes the 100 fastest-growing A/E/C firms in the United States and Canada. We have been fortunate to be placed on this list four separate times, ranking higher each time.

We’re looking forward to more positive and enriching interactions with the Zweig Group!

The Zweig Group is an essential resource for the AEC industry. This research, publishing, and consulting firm provides valuable information and resources that enable your company to succeed. Not only do they offer various seminars for all levels within your firm, but they also provide in-house training and online learning. The Zweig Group prides itself on delivering… Read More


Each year consists of new opportunities, challenges, and accomplishments. PK Electrical is overjoyed with the growth we have experienced over the last year, both professionally and personally. As we approach 2020, we’d like to share some of the highlights from 2019! We Worked Hard Our engineers, designers, and drafters have worked diligently on approximately 200 projects… Read More


PK Electrical is an electrical engineering firm that has been a sub-consultant for major recreation projects. The following is a small sample of a few of the recreation projects that we have worked on recently. If you are interested in working with us or would like to check out our other projects, check out at… Read More


As an organization, the Girl Scouts pride themselves on empowering young women and enabling them to follow their dreams through leadership experiences and opportunities. The Girl Scouts are an inclusive group of women that center their focus “around STEM, the outdoors, development of life skills, and entrepreneurship” (Girl Scouts). With approximately 2.6 million members, both… Read More


What is BIM Day? BIM Day is an annual event hosted by the Denver International Airport and was held at the Webb Municipal Building in Denver. This year’s theme was automation. PK Electrical attended the event, and we were excited to showcase our work on the baggage handling system for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEATAC).… Read More


Production Manager, Matt Gelineau, is the first person in Northern Nevada to receive the “Autodesk Certified Professional: Revit® MEP Electrical” certification. Autodesk is a software corporation that specializes in programs for architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries. There are various online training and educational resources offered through the website. Autodesk also has certifications… Read More


What is Project NEON? Project NEON is an almost $1 billion project that is extremely important for Las Vegas. It “is the largest public works project in Nevada history” and has been in progress since December 2015 (NDOT). This project affects the “Spaghetti Bowl” and surrounding freeway areas, some of the most congested roadways in… Read More


PK Electrical is an electrical engineering firm that takes pride in the culture it has created amongst its employees. It has a fun and engaging work environment that promotes teamwork and increases productivity. Our core values reflect our daily, personal, and work lives – trust and integrity, success, professional reputation, fun, learning and skills, passion… Read More


Our Electrical Engineering Company’s Culture At PK Electrical, we are an electrical engineering company committed to bringing out the best in our employees. Our company’s culture is defined by our core values of passion, commitment, integrity, innovation, and accountability. These values extend beyond the office – they are permeated throughout each client relationship and electrical… Read More


What Is The Southeast Connector? The Southeast Connector is a two-phase electrical engineering project that connects Eastern Sparks, Nevada to Southern Reno, Nevada. It is a limited access roadway with major intersections at Greg Street in Sparks, Pembroke Drive, Mira Loma Drive and South Meadows Parkway in Reno. The roadway will terminate into Veterans Parkway… Read More


After two and a half years of design and coordination, our electrical engineering production team has finally brought one of our favorite projects to life! Brenda Glavin, BIM & Production Manager, Brandon Douglas, Senior Drafter, and Michael Bellender, Drafter, showed off their 3D designs at last week’s BIM Day in downtown Denver. Project Neon The… Read More


PK Electrical Amongst Preeminent Electrical Engineering Companies | Zweig Group 2017 Hot Firm Award Winner! For over 20 years, the Zweig Group Hot Firm List has recognized the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States. This year, PK Electrical was named amongst other architectural and electrical engineering companies to… Read More


Karen Purcell was the keynote speaker at the 2016 annual Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Purcell spoke for 45 minutes on the importance of getting girls into STEM fields and ideas on how to get involved. The crowd of 100 responded with great questions and enthusiasm. DigiGirlz, a one-day event, held at multiple… Read More


At PK Electrical we value creating a fun, positive, team-oriented environment.  At the end of 2014, a FUN committee was created to plan and organize activities for PK as a whole to participate in.  Since its inception, we have had an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, Email BINGO, Valentine’s breakfast potluck, and a Bowling Night.  Some… Read More


Take a look at one of our latest and greatest completed projects!  It’s such a pleasure to see the end result of all the hard work and commitment that our great design and construction team invested into this CMAR project.  This is a facility that is truly appreciated and cherished by the community of Douglas… Read More


PK Electrical had an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest today in our Reno office….we are still waiting to tally the results.  Who do you think has the Ugliest/ Tackiest sweater? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone here at PK!… Read More


Today, Thursday, November 6th from 11 AM to 10 PM all 3 Chili’s in Reno/ Carson City are donating 15% of their sales to the Veterans Guest House. So the employees in the PK Reno office headed down the street to Chili’s for lunch! Please click this link for more details!  Give Back Event Flyer You can… Read More


Electrical Engineers Need to Express Themselves Too The Monday Morning Meeting Gathered around our big layout table is where you will find the employees of PK Electrical on a typical Monday morning; even the Denver office joins us via telephone. Our Monday Morning Meeting is a great way for us to stay connected to each… Read More


Lithonia Lighting Quantum® ELM and ELM2 It has come to PK Electrical’s attention that Acuity Brands lighting manufacturer is currently recalling a lighting product specified on many of our valued client’s projects. The Lithonia ELM and ELM2 incandescent emergency lighting units supplied between March 2010 and February 2014 are being recalled due to overheating, melting… Read More


On Wednesday 7/29 I had the honor of attending the Patriot’s Luncheon at the Reno Air National Guard Base, put on by Barracuda Championship (formerly Reno-Tahoe Open), benefitting Veterans Guest House and featuring K9s For Warriors. PK Electrical bought a table, where I sat with Joey Ganser and Dugan Hadler (also with PK), Steve Ainsworth… Read More


PK Electrical, Inc. is happy to congratulate Jason Aviles for passing the professional engineering exam.  He is an asset to the firm with his certified energy manager (C.E.M.®) and LEED Green Associate certifications. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently, Jason is working on a variety of projects and… Read More


PK Electrical is expanding its electrical engineering services to the Denver area. The new office will be managed by principal, Alan Wiskus, LEED AP BD+C, vice president of PK Electrical. Mr. Wiskus brings 24 years of experience with him and has been instrumental in PK Electrical’s growth. “He is energetic, very knowledgeable and focused on… Read More


Karen Purcell, P.E. has written an article that appears in PE Magazine. As a society, we learn about the world and advance our well-being through science and engineering. The United States may be known around the world for its higher education but compared to many other leading and steadily emerging countries we lack a strong focus… Read More


In this first of many articles to come, I wanted to welcome you to my blog and thank you for coming. My name is Karen Purcell and I am the author of Unlocking Your Brilliance: Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Welcome to my blog! As the founder, owner, and… Read More


Karen Purcell, P.E. will be a featured speaker at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Western Regions Joint Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 2nd, 2012. Her presentation is designed to help women better understand and overcome the social and psychological hurdles commonly experienced in male-dominated STEM fields. The presentation is ideal for women who… Read More