Valley Electric was founded in Mount Vernon, Wash. in 1982, and within a decade the specialty contractor opened an office in Seattle. Today, the Everett, Wash.-based company is one of the largest full-service electrical contractors in the Pacific Northwest. 

The firm's $169 million revenue last year marked a 9% increase over the year prior and a healthy sign the Valley Electric is on the road to recovering any ground lost due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry.

Valley Electric has been chosen as ENR Northwest's 2023 Specialty Contractor of the Year.

Key recent projects the company has worked on include: 

  • WSDOT I-405 Renton To Bellevue Corridor Widening and ETL. Valley will handle a host of tasks included temporary and permanent illumination systems, temporary and permanent intelligent transportation systems, traffic signal systems, toll structures and utilities. The project is the company’s largest roadwork project to date.
  • New Expedia Corporate Campus. The firm installed state-of-the-art lighting controls, LED lighting, voice/data cabling and a complete new fire alarm system. The project also included power and voice/data connection to more than 2,500 workstations.
  • Seatac International Arrivals Facility. Valley served as the electrical contractor for the $1-billion project completed in 2021.
  • Microsoft Campus Expansion. Valley handled offsite signal and street lighting for the Microsoft East Campus Redevelopment in Redmond, Wash.

Valley Electric is a founding member of ConstructDiversity, a non-profit foundation focusing on minority and gender inclusion in the A/E/C industry. The firm also supports the National Association of Black Contractors.

Valley Electric works with a host of charities in the region, contributing volunteer programs and fundraising events. These include Rainier Scholars, a 12-year program that offers a pathway to college graduation for low-income students of color; Summer Search, which provides mentoring for disadvantaged students; and local food banks such as Food Lifeline and Back Pack Brigade. 

For more information about Valley Electric and their achievements across the region, check out the December issue of ENR Northwest.