History

A Tradition of Service

From the rebuilding of San Francisco after the earthquake and fires of 1906, to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the ever-evolving skyline, SFECA contractors have been the energy behind San Francisco's most important electrical projects. Working with the skilled elctricians of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 6, SFECA's electrical contractors continually raise the standards of quality craftsmanship, safety, productivity, innovation, and value for the customer.

1890

San Francisco becomes the first city in the U.S. to have electrical arc street lighting. Members of what would become the San Francisco Electrical Contractors Association (SFECA) take part in the great 'light-up'.

1890

San Franciso's electrical contractors begin discussions on forming a professional trade association.

1906

The infamous San Francisco earthquake strikes. San Francisco's electrical contractors join forces to help bring the city back to power and back to life.

1909

The Electrical Trade Association of the Pacific Coast, which will eventually become the SFECA, is formally established.

1915

The World's Fair is held in San Franciso with the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts as centerpiece. Electrical work is performed by SFECA members.

1919

San Francisco continues rebuilding as the nation fights WWI. The Association's first recorded president, Clyde Chamblin, presides.

1980

SFECA contractors install replicas of the first electric lights on the Path of Gold

1989

SFECA establishes its main headquarters in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center.

1995

San Francisco's state-of-the-art Public Library comes on-line with the assistance of SFECA members.

1997

SFECA members help build The San Francisco Towers.

1999

SFECA members celebrate the Association's 90th anniversary, and look forward to serving all the electrical needs of San Francisco into the future.

2000

AT&T Park, the new home of the San Francisco Giants, is built with the skill and professionalism of SFECA electrical contractors.
The San Francisco International Airport expansion, a monumental and high-caliber project, is completed by SFECA electrical contractors.

2006

Bloomingdale's opens its second largest store in the country at the Westfield San Francisco Centre at Market and Fifth Streets. This is the site of the original Emporium Department Store which first opened its doors in San Francisco in 1896.

2008

The new California Academy of Sciences facility, a LEED-certified Platinum-level sustainable building, is wired by the expert contractors of SFECA.

The Future

The professional contractors and dedicated members of SFECA will continue to serve the San Francisco and Bay Area communities well into the 21st century and beyond...