Rosendin Electric

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Rosendin Electric
FounderMoses Rosendin
Number of locations
AZ (Tempe); CA (Anaheim, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose); HI (Aiea); MD (Baltimore); NC (Charlotte); NV (Las Vegas); OR (Hillsboro, Prineville); TX (Pflugerville, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Dallas); VA (Sterling)
Key people
Tom Sorley, CEO/Chairman; Larry Beltramo, President/COO; Jim Hawk, Executive VP
Revenue$2 Billion USD
OwnerEmployee Owned
Number of employees

Rosendin Electric is an employee-owned electrical contractor headquartered in San Jose, California, with more than 6,000 employees nationwide and annual revenues of approximately $2 billion. For over 100 years, Rosendin has created a reputation for building quality electrical and communication installations, building value for clients, and building people within the company.[1]

Offices are located in San Jose (1964), San Francisco (1972) Sacramento, Anaheim, and, Los Angeles, CA (1983); Tempe, AZ (1994); Baltimore, MD; Las Vegas, NV (2007); Charlotte, NC; Hillsboro and Prineville, OR (1997); Dallas, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, and Pflugerville, TX; and Sterling, VA (2010).[1]

Mission, Vision, Core Values[edit]


Building Quality | Building Value | Building People®


Lead. Inspire. Build.

Core Values

WE CARE: We are an organization built on integrity. We create an environment that empowers people to work safely, to be at their best, and to respect one another.

WE LISTEN: Our success is based on hearing and understanding the objectives of our customers. We build relationships.

WE SHARE: We collaborate, we inspire, we challenge one another.

WE INNOVATE: People will remember us for the solutions we provide. Entrepreneurial ideas are encouraged and promoted continuously raising industry standards.

WE EXCEL: The quality of our work will represent us for years to come. We take pride in what we build. It is our legacy.

Employee Stock Ownership[edit]

In 1992, the Rosendin family made the decision to sell the company to the employees of Rosendin Electric.[2][circular reference] By 2000, the sale was complete and Rosendin's employees owned 100% of the company. The year 2018 marked 25 years of employee ownership at Rosendin, making the company the largest employee-owned contractor in the United States. As employee-owners, everyone has a sense of accountability and pride in the successes the company experiences. This type of family atmosphere starts at the top and employee-owners see their personal value in the company and understand their responsibility. Every employee-owner within Rosendin has a stake in the future of the company and takes a long-term view of the customers' welfare. Employee-owners at Rosendin are motivated and empowered to provide the best value and service, and are focused on keeping customers for life.


In 1919, Moses Rosendin began Rosendin Electric Motor Works. The company serviced the Santa Clara/San Jose agricultural community by wiring homes and shops, rewinding motors for wells and pumps and extending pole line facilities for utility companies. The company expanded its business to Central California through the 1920s, The Great Depression, and World War II.

The end of World War II brought rapid commercial and industrial growth to the Santa Clara Valley and expanded work for Rosendin. The company grew from eight employees in the late 30s to ninety employees in the 1950s. In 1953 Rosendin Electric was incorporated as an electrical contractor in the State of California.

In 2000, the Rosendin Electric employees completed their buyout of the Rosendin family, which had begun in the mid '90s, to become the largest employee owned electrical contractor. They are currently the fourth largest electrical contractor in the US.[3]

Rosendin Electric is also involved in design and construction of wind energy plants, including grids and collection systems.[1] Their first wind farm installation was in 2002, and as of 2011 they had completed close to 60 wind farm projects.[4]

On April 12, 2010, Rosendin Electric completed its acquisition of KST Electric, Ltd. ("KST"), a Texas-based, privately held, full service electrical, data and communication contracting company based out of Manor, Texas with regional offices in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Harlingen. With the acquisition, Rosendin Electric gained immediate access to the Texas construction market. In December 2013, Rosendin Electric announced that KST Electric would assume its new name as Rosendin Electric.


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