New developments on the Eastside yield job growth for legacy business Nelson Electric

Sixty-six-year-old, family-owned electrical contracting company Nelson Electric is seeing its largest growth in history as the company’s family-wage jobs have increased from 83 in 2015 to 280 today.

This growth is largely thanks to the company’s partnership with Kemper Development and its expansion of mixed-use complex Lincoln Square. The Nelson Electric team is installing the electrical infrastructure throughout all phases of the three-year-long project, for which they anticipate a revenue of at least $55 million.

Throughout the Puget Sound region, Nelson Electric also is completing installations on new office and medical buildings and leading several tenant improvement projects.

“We have driven growth by nurturing customer relationships and by maintaining a single-minded focus to complete projects on time and within budget,” Tim Nelson, a member of the Nelson Electric ownership team, said in a press release. “We take a deep-rooted interest in our clients’ ongoing needs, growth, and expansion. That’s the way we became Kemper Development’s electrical contractor of choice.”

Nelson Electric was started as a husband and wife team in 1951 and has since grown to wire some of our area’s most prominent buildings. The company’s partnership with Kemper Development began when they installed tenant improvements in the original Bellevue Square. Other past projects include the Seattle Art Museum and the Grand Hyatt Tower in Bellevue.