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With Capitol Electric, you get top-notch, professional work from qualified electricians. These skilled electricians work together with professional managers to provide you with superior installation, state-of-the-art wiring, new product information, and all the safety precautions necessary to make your project successful.

Skilled, Trained Electricians
Capitol Electric employs field crews who are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 48. Each electrician completes an extensive Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Program at the Metro Electrical Training Center, and continues taking upgrading courses to stay up to date on the latest technology and new code changes. Our people's skill and expertise assure our customers that they are getting top quality work that only experience and intensive training can offer.

Learn about our management team here.

ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN TEAM

Darrell McNeel – President & CEO
Darrell is an industry leader with 39 years of experience in Electrical Construction and Management. His Electrical Licensing includes a State of Washington Master Electrician's License and an Oregon Supervisors License. Over the last 30 years Darrell has completed numerous Electrical Design Build projects in the Oregon and Southwest Washington areas. His project experience includes multi-level Office Buildings, Medical Facilities, Manufacturing Plants, Commercial Retails Buildings, Grocery Stores, Tilt-up flex space and many interior improvement projects.

Jim Eddington – Senior Vice President
Jim has been in the electrical industry for the past 32 years. His experience has involved private, state and government agencies in the safe and successful completion of many projects in the electrical industry. Jim specializes in industrial facilities, production facilities and the hi-tech industry. His clients include Rockwell International, Nike and ESI to name a few.

John McNeel – Estimator & Vice President Operations / Project Manager
John has 13 years of experience in our industry he holds an Oregon and Washington General Journeyman’s license. His estimating experience ranges from small TI’s to large distribution facilities and is trained in TRF estimating software. Safety is a prime concern for all of our Project Managers and John is no exception as he holds an OSHA 30 safety certificate.

John Uhl – Senior Estimator & Project Manager
With 30 years of experience in the electrical and construction industry, John knows what it takes to get projects done right. John's experience includes supervision and scheduling of field crew, estimating and project management. He has TRF estimating system certification, First aid/CPR training and is a licensed general journeyman in both Washington and Oregon. John has managed many large commercial electrical projects in the metropolitan area.

Mike Quinonez – Estimator & Project Manager
Mike has 27 years experience with a successful career in Electrical Construction and Management. He has completed numerous Electrical Design Build projects in the Oregon and Southwest Washington area over the last 21 years. His project experience includes multi-level Office Buildings, Medical facilities, Manufacturing Plants, Commercial Retail Buildings, Grocery stores, Tilt-up flex space and many interior improvement projects.

Mike Schmader – Estimator & Project Manager
With 24 years of Electrical experience, Mike brings a combination of Tenant improvement and service oriented skills to the Capitol Electric team. Mike is OSHA 30 certified and holds an IBEW/NECA Forman's certification, First aid/CPR training and is a licensed general journeyman in both Washington and Oregon. Mike has Estimated and managed various commercial electrical projects in the metropolitan area.

Kent Gorman – Estimator & Project Manager
As the manager of Capitol Electric's Cad Drafting and Design Department, Kent works closely with Capitol's project managers and clients to ensure that all projects are completed on time and with the utmost quality. Kent is focused on not just meeting, but exceeding the customer's expectations. He has been in the design and drafting field for over 19 years and has earned an Associate degree in Drafting Technology from Clackamas Community College. Throughout his career, Kent has gained knowledge and experience working on commercial projects, residential projects, healthcare facilities, semiconductor manufacturing plants, and telecommunication projects. Growing up in the Great Northwest, Kent enjoys fishing, skiing, hiking and hunting.

LIGHTING AND ENERGY SERVICES

Gary Steiert – Service Manager / Lighting Energy Solutions
With over 24 years experience in the electrical field, Gary knows how to keep projects moving smoothly. His background includes four years with Capitol Electric as the service manager and ten years experience as a manufacturing plant engineer. Gary coordinates customer service issues from answering questions and solving problems to estimating projects and scheduling technicians. Gary is well respected with the Oregon Energy Trust and is a leader in Lighting Retrofits and Green Construction.

AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

John Scharosch – Automation Control Specialist
John is a skilled professional with over 24 years of experience in the Electrical and Industrial Controls Industry. He is internationally certified through the International Society of Automation as a Certified Control Systems Technician and currently carries a General Journeyman's License in Oregon and Washington. With extensive experience in Industrial Process Control, Analytical Instrument Calibration, Programmable Controllers, Mod Bus Power Metering, and Robotic Integration . John is responsible for managing various automation and control projects and coordinating with a number of testing laboratories to certify control panels to U.L. 508A standards.

DATA & COMMUNICATION

Greg Harmon – Vice President
With over 30 years of experience in housing, construction, finance and property management Greg's vast and diverse background serves as a tremendous asset to Capitol Data & Communications clients. His experience in commercial build-outs and commercial leasing helps him understand what a customer is going through during a move, relocation or expansion. That expertise gives Greg the ability to recognize each customer's needs and recommend data and voice solutions ideally suited to any situation.

FIRE & LIFE SAFETY

Dan Wilson – Manager Fire & Life Safety
Dan is a skilled professional with over 35 years experience in the electrical industry. His past experience ranges from supervising complex communications systems installations to the installation and troubleshooting of industrial process controls, commercial HVAC controls, and fire/ life safety systems. Dan is responsible for providing bid estimates, system design, submittal packages, coordination with local jurisdictions, system final acceptance testing & documentation, management of field personnel, technical guidance and equipment purchasing. He holds General Journeyman licenses in Oregon & Washington, NICET Level 4 certified. Dan is respected in the industry for his fire alarm design and installations. He holds manufacturers certifications for fire alarm systems from Silent Knight and FCI, Fire Control Instruments.

 
 

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