Ennis Electric has been awarded a $19 million contract to handle the electrical construction of the new Loudoun High School #11.

Ennis Electric will be working with Henley Construction on the project. The contract win was announced March 23. Henley Construction delivered the signed papers at noon on March 27, officially accepting the project.

The school board fast tracked construction of another high school last fall as a response to overcrowding in existing schools. As of January, the Loudoun County Public School System reports at least two other schools as under construction, four featured contract awards and an invitation for bids. The county’s new home construction is outgrowing its educational facilities.

“We’ve been working on educational institution projects since the very first days of Ennis Electric,” said Ennis Electric CEO Kevin Cole. “We firmly believe that students are our future, and they should be given every possible resource to prepare them for success—and that includes giving them an environment that is conducive to learning.”

Only two general contractor bids and three electrical contractor bids were considered for the project. Ennis Electric will be handling the electrical service. This includes athletic field lighting and sound, power and lighting, and sound and technology for administrative and classroom areas.

“Loudoun County’s Public School Construction Division keeps the bar high and will not tolerate contractors that try to cut corners,” said Cole. “We have worked for them before and are comfortable performing up to their high standards–that’s just normal for us.”

Ennis Electric has worked on more than 100 education-related projects, including Rock Ridge High School and Frederick Douglas Elementary School.

The project will start right away, with the electrical portions of the project beginning in May.