About Columbia Electric Inc.
Columbia Electrical Incorporated was established in 1984 and acquired in May 1999 by David and JoAnne Scruggs. Columbia was purchased with the desire to create a company that carries out valued family traditions, such as hard work, loyalty, and dependability. Using these core values, Columbia has carried out many successful projects across the East Bay and Northern California.
Since 1999, Columbia has tripled in size and opened up branches in San Joaquin and Contra Costa County. Experience and knowledge is instilled in our culture to ensure Columbia's reputation for excellence. Our culture focuses on employees, contributes to the community, and upholds family values. It is these values that enabled Columbia to expand our territory throughout Northern California.
Columbia was proud to accept the 2006 EUCA Safety and Emergency Preparedness award in the category of 25,001 – 75,000 man-hours. This award acknowledged Columbia having no workdays lost to injury. At Columbia, all employees are instructed in pre-cautionary safety measures. Also, employees are encouraged to continue their education in their field of expertise. Our success is due in large part to our professional and experienced work force that has a combined 100 plus years experience in the various trades we conduct on a day to day basis.
Safety is one of the top priorities here at Columbia Electric, Inc. In fact, Columbia has taken many steps to re-iterate that any employee has the authority to stop unsafe work regardless of position in the company. Employees are regularly encouraged to report unsafe behaviors to their supervisors, superintendent and/or owner. All reported incidents are fully investigated and the findings of those investigations are discussed with the involved parties.
Columbia holds daily safety meetings on each project to ensure the employees are well informed regarding any dangers in their daily assigned tasks. Columbia holds weekly tailgate meetings to discuss any concerns of the employee's regarding general safety that may affect the project at hand. Lastly, Columbia encourages monthly foreman's meetings to discuss safety trends in the industry and to educate the field leadership on safety tips, including warning signs to look for.
Quarterly, Columbia holds a company-wide mandatory meeting, allowing safety concerns be discussed as a group. Employees are encouraged to share with others solutions they have learned and problems they have overcome as well as problems they need to overcome. In 2006, Columbia Electric received the 2006 EUCA Safety award in the category of 25,001 – 75,000 man hours. Columbia also did not have a single work day lost to injury.
Columbia was proud to accept the 2006 EUCA Safety and Emergency Preparedness award in the category of 25,001 – 75,000 man-hours. This award acknowledged Columbia having no workdays lost to injury. At Columbia, all employees are instructed in pre-cautionary safety measures. Also, employees are encouraged to continue their education in their field of expertise.
Columbia electric Inc. (CEI) currently employs a team of combined over 100 years plus experience in various trades from underground utilities, to heavy equipment operating, to low and medium voltage electrical systems, to street lighting and traffic signal installations and modifications, to solar arrays and much more. CEI is signatory to various unions including the international brotherhood of electrical workers, operating engineers and laborers union. Here at CEI we value all our employees as equally important due in part as it is our professional and experienced work force that has created the success we have seen since the day the company was purchased in 1999. We also encourage a family environment with an open door policy so every individual that works for CEI can continue to advance their education and contribute not only to the growth of the company as a whole, but to the growth and advancements in every individuals career. We welcome all working professional seeking opportunities in this field to contact us if you wish to be part of our team we call the family.
Columbia Electric, inc. (CEI) provides specialized services for all dry utilities, telecommunications, highway construction, traffic signals, street lighting, solar arrays, commercial complex, residential, airport construction, port infrastructure and much more. Since the opening of CEI we have successfully completed over 2000 projects ranging from $20,000 to over $5,000,000. We work closely with all of our clients to ensure that all projects are completed on time and under budget. We currently employ an unprecedented specialized work force that is ready for the toughest challenges the greater bay area's infrastructure has to offer. CEI strives for excellence which has coined us one of the top electrical contractors in northern California.
CEI currently operates in good standing with the international brotherhood of electrical workers, operating engineers, as well as the northern California laborers union.
CEI also offers our clients an assortment of certifications such as:
• State of California "Small Business Enterprise"
• ACTIA "Local and Small Local Business Enterprise"
• Alameda County "Small Local Emerging Business"
• Alameda County "Small Business Enterprise"
• Port of Oakland "Local Impact Area Business Enterprise"
• Port of Oakland "Small Business Enterprise"
• We are also in the process of being recognized as a State of California "Woman's Business Enterprise".
Past projects completed:
STATE ROUTE 4 BYPASS SEGMENT 2
Location of project: Brentwood, CA
Project owner: CALTRANS
Date of completion: December, 2002
Value of project: $1,700,000
ROUTE 99 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Location of project: Stockton, CA
Project owner: CALTRANS / City of Stockton
Date of completion: June, 2008
Value of project: $4,900,000
DUBOCE & CHURCH JOINT TRENCH RULE 20 #5226
Location of project: San Francisco, CA
Project owner: PG&E
Date of completion: September, 2006
Value of project: $1,150,000
PORT OF OAKLAND MARITIME SUPPORT CENTER JOINT TRENCH AND LIGHTING
Location of project: Oakland, CA
Project owner: Port of Oakland
Date of completion: January, 2007
Value of project: $1,870,000
REVIVE CHINATOWN PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
Location of project: Oakland, CA
Project owner: City of Oakland
Date of completion: January, 2009
Value of project: $562,000
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