By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
A new business is headed to Del City.
Electrical Solutions broke ground on a new warehouse and office at 3200 SE 29th St. in Del City.
The commercial electrical contracting business is relocating from Oklahoma City. The family-owned business plans to build a 5,000-square-foot warehouse and 2,500 square-foot office. It will be built on 1.6 acres of vacant property that is between SE 29th and SE 30th St., just east of Bryant Ave.
“We’re really excited about building a shop and warehouse right here and bringing our whole team together at one location,” said Jim Robertson II, who founded the company and now serves as a director.
Electrical Solutions has about 30 employees.
The Del City Chamber of Commerce and Electrical Solutions hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 18.
“We’re really excited to have a very active business here in Del City and promote the growth,” said Josh Shultz, executive director of the Del City Chamber of Commerce.
Electrical Solutions plans to have the new building finished in about six months. Robertson said they want to have the warehouse completed by the end of the year. The office is slated to be finished in spring.
The Del City facility will replace a few other locations across the metro. Employees are currently spread out across a few locations in the metro.
“We’re just kind of scattered right now,” Robertson said. “We’ve grown real fast lately and just need this central headquarters and this will bring us all together.”
Robertson said they had been looking to buy an existing building but didn’t have any luck. They found the Del City property and liked its central location.
“It’s really a great location,” Robertson said. “Most of our workforce live in Oklahoma City.”
Robertson started the company in 2002 after working as an electrician and later project manager for several years. He worked on the construction of Bricktown Ballpark.
“I just got the bug to go into business,” he said. “I left a very good job, bought a service truck and put my tools back on and started working by myself. I tried to treat people right and be honest in business.”
After about 15 years of working alone, Robertson wanted to get out of the business. His two sons Joe and Jimmy wanted to help with the business.
“They saw I was burned out and they quit their jobs and joined me,” he said. “We built offices where we live on about 80 acres east of Tinker.”
The company grew rapidly. They now have five managers and 25 electricians in the field. The company currently has offices in three satellite locations in Oklahoma City. Robertson said they had been looking for a space to consolidate their operations.
Electrical Solutions focuses on commercial projects. Robertson initially specialized in working on mechanical systems.
Today, they have expanded the scope of work with clients such as Home Depot, OU Medical Center, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Canoo.