For more than nine decades, Stockton. Calif.-based Collins Electrical has built a one of the top electrical construction and engineering firms in Northern California. That hard-earned position took a wallop in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions and a wave of stalled projects battered the company’s bottom line.

Resilience, patience and a commitment to a new organizational approach paid off. Annual 2021 regional revenue surged 40% over the prior year, returning the company back to its pre-pandemic level. Collins Electrical's dramatic turnaround and future plans to take advantage of opportunities in California’s rebounding economy have made it ENR California’s 2022 Specialty Contractor of the Year.

The company has taken part in a number of groundbreaking projects including the Healdsburg Floatovoltaic Solar System, which is the country’s largest, as well as the Sonora Courthouse and the UC Davis Medical Group Roseville II Medical Office Building. Work currently underway includes a large Amazon warehouse in Tracy, Calif., and the Sky River Casino in Elk Grove.

Collins Electrical is also active with community outreach, having helped raise $109,957 for the American Heart Association last year.

For more information about Collins Electric and its achievements across the region, check out the December issue of ENR California.