In June, Salt Lake City’s Hunt Electric hosted over 180 guests to an open house in celebration of the company’s 25 years in business.

Hunt CEO Richard Hunt told the gathering that the company got started when, “I started playing around with some tools in my garage” in 1986.  

Today, the company has over 250 employees and has moved from providing traditional electrical contracting to design-build and engineering, renewable-energy services, infrastructure and traffic, communication and preventative maintenance—a full-service electrical contractor.   The current City Creek Block 76 project involves six of the company’s divisions.

Hunt Electric has been successful by instilling cutting-edge technologies and equipment.  

“An electrical code book has four times the information compared to 25 years ago,” Richard Hunt says.  
The most current CAD and BIM software has enabled higher efficiency and greater quality.  Hunt Electric’s BIM capabilities have been used for projects such as City Creek, Topaz Data Center and various solar projects.  Other current and completed Hunt projects include I-15 CORE, O.C. Tanner, Westminster College, Daybreak Corporate Center, The Canyons, The U.S. Ski Center of Excellence and Victory Ranch.

The employees, clients, and partners have been fundamental in the company’s overall success.

“In our experiences, Hunt Electric approaches projects with three qualities that are of great importance—safety, quality and budget,” says Scott Kaufmann, vice president of commercial development, Rio Tinto. “They are a continuous leader in the field of safety. They make a solid commitment and deliver on it.”

“Hunt has met and exceeded our expectations every time. They have successfully completed many types of projects with complicated electrical designs.  They have been very responsive, professional and efficient during the entire project process, from bid to construction,” says Mike Salazar, vice president of operations, Utah Paperbox.