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 electricians 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.
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’. San Franciso’s electrical contractors begin discussions on forming a professional trade association.
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.
The Electrical Trade Association of the Pacific Coast, which will eventually become the SFECA, is formally established.
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.
San Francisco continues rebuilding as the nation fights WWI. The Association’s first recorded president, Clyde Chamblin, presides.
SFECA contractors install replicas of the first electric lights on the Path of Gold.
SFECA establishes its main headquarters in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center.
San Francisco’s state-of-the-art Public Library comes on-line with the assistance of SFECA members.
SFECA members help build The San Francisco Towers.
SFECA members celebrate the Association’s 90th anniversary, and look forward to serving all the electrical needs of San Francisco into the future.
AT&T Park, the new home of the San Francisco Giants, is built with the skill and professionalism of SFECA contractors. The San Francisco International Airport expansion, a monumental and high-caliber project, is completed by SFECA electrical contractors.
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.
The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opened after 11 years of construction.
The 61 floor Salesforce tower was completed, utilizing several SFECA contractors for its iconic lighting. The crown of the tower features a nine-story electronic light sculpture, "Day for Night", by artist Jim Campbell. At its activation on May 21, 2018, it was considered the tallest public art piece in the world, visible from up to 30 miles away.
After almost three years of construction, the Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors opened. SFECA contractors contributed to the construction of this 18,000 seat arena.
SFECA contractors provide the electrical expertise for the Central Muni Subway expansion project. Four new stations were built, including 4th & Brannan, Yerba Buena/Moscone Station, Union Square/Market Street Station and Chinatown-Rose Pak Station.