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.

  • 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.

    1890
  • 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.

    1906
  • The Electrical Trade Association of the Pacific Coast, which will eventually become the SFECA, is formally established.

    1909
  • 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.

    1915
  • San Francisco continues rebuilding as the nation fights WWI. The Association’s first recorded president, Clyde Chamblin, presides.

    1919
  • SFECA contractors install replicas of the first electric lights on the Path of Gold

    1980
  • SFECA establishes its main headquarters in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center.

    1989
  • 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…

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