Hawkins Electric Services poised to enter second century business


LAUREL, Maryland – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hawkins Electric Services, Inc., the award-winning family-owned regional electrical contractor that helped bring electrical service to the Washington, DC area, announces it is celebrating its 100e year in business in 2018.

In 1918, at a time when less than 35% of American homes had electricity, Jay C. “Pop” Hawkins saw an opportunity. Capitalizing on his talent for electrical wiring, Hawkins began cycling in his hometown of Riverdale, MD, installing and repairing electrical wiring. He built a reputation for treating people the way he wanted to be treated and doing every job well. “Pop” Hawkins laid the groundwork and defined the business model for an electrical services company that is still thriving a century later.

Today, brothers Eric Shatzer and Todd Shatzer are the second generation owners and managers of Hawkins Electric, which was acquired by their father, a longtime Hawkins employee, in the 1970s. Hawkins Electric has become an entrepreneur A leading regional commercial and residential electrical company, known for its award-winning work on multi-family electrical construction projects. The company’s expansion strategy over the past decade has doubled revenues, tripled facility space and tripled the number of employees.

Commenting on the growth of the company, Chairman and CEO Eric Shatzer said, “Through successive generations of leadership, our company has maintained its lead in electrical service technology. Equally important, we’ve stuck with our core business model of providing world-class customer service and most importantly, always doing the right thing.

Hawkins Electric is heavily involved in the region’s commercial and multi-family industry, participating in and holding leadership roles in organizations such as Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), Institute of Real Estate Managers (IREM) ), Property Management Association (PMA), Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) and Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA). The company has won numerous industry awards for safety and excellence.

According to Executive Vice President Todd Shatzer, “Some of our colleagues have asked us how we’ve been in business for a century. I think it’s in our corporate DNA: we hire people who share our passion for what we do and we have established and maintained relationships of trust with our industry partners. We are convinced that this business model will allow us to survive the next 100 years. ”

About Hawkins Electric Services

Hawkins Electric Services, Inc. provides electrical design, installation, and preventative maintenance services to the Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia metro area. Types of projects include multi-family construction and service, commercial construction and service, residential installation and service, and commercial green energy technology. Since 1918, the Hawkins Electric team has built a foundation for repeat business through technical excellence, exceptional customer service, and a commitment to always doing the right thing.

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