Continental Electrical Construction Company is the premier electrical contractor in the Chicago land area and one of the largest enterprises of its kind in the Midwest. Founded in 1912, our pledge to deliver quality workmanship on every job is rooted in four generations of family ownership. Today, after more than a century of leadership, entrepreneurship and relationships, our reputation is unparalleled.
A Company Built On Relationships
In business, we believe everything is built on the relationship. Relationships unify multiple partners, from property owners to contractors, tenants, architects, engineers and our own labor force. They serve as our source of knowledge, inspiration and trust and bridge the distance between a project’s potential and its performance.
We demonstrate this philosophy in our commitment to “A Customer For Life,” which keeps us held to a higher standard and focused on efforts to develop and maintain lasting and enduring partnerships with our customers. We think about how the customer likes to be treated and every day come to work asking the question: “What will it take to get repeat business?”
We nurture a corporate culture that promotes communication and trust among management and field personnel. Customers routinely tell us how we’ve transformed a “professional relationship” into a personal connection. The effort comes naturally to us, as it is based in the ideals passed down through four generations of family ownership and management.
In our corporate offices located in Oak Brook, Illinois we host educational programs, foreman meetings, vendor demonstrations, project pipeline reviews, safety sessions, business development meetings, start-up and finish-up reviews, and social gatherings. All estimating, purchasing, project management, engineering, marketing, and team building duties are centralized here as well.
Our family- based culture gives Continental an advantage in the market because our customers know we consistently and diligently work to uphold our reputation of quality and professionalism on every assignment. We build strong relationships between office and field personnel, encourage teamwork, invite opinions and lend a helping hand whenever any of our people need one. This family orientation guides our efforts to attract and retain expert employees, re-invest in them through training programs and share the company’s success with them through profit-sharing programs.