Continental is proficient in all aspects of electrical design and construction, whether the project involves lighting, motor control, co-generation or other complex systems. There is no electrical work we cannot do.
In addition to construction, Continental places special emphasis on engineering and design to provide customers with a single source for their electrical needs — a rarity among electrical construction companies.
Among other activities, our design team, including a staff of certified electrical engineers, calculates load requirements for lighting systems, motors and general circuitry in order to properly size motor control centers, switchgear, transformers, distribution panels, conduit, feeder wire and general circuit wiring.
We have special expertise in low voltage electrical work, designing for hazardous locations, where grounding, fusing and conformance to special codes are particularly critical.
As a single source for design and construction, we develop custom, cost-efficient solutions that consistently meet performance, budget and scheduling expectations.
We provide complete budgeting services from concept through bid documents, and work with designers to meet budget. Our computerized estimating and purchasing departments are fully integrated to ensure all estimates are timely and accurate. Before construction proceeds, we review documents to clarify values and eliminate unnecessary costs.
Continental’s construction services are the most comprehensive in the industry, and include UPS and generators, energy management, general circuiting, life safety, lighting, motor controls, and power distribution for tenant development, and shell and core applications.
Our dedicated crews ensure electrical systems function at peak performance and relieve facility managers from daily maintenance duties. Each on-site worker has the skills, testing equipment and tools to service air-handling, process-power control, electrical and computer wiring systems. Should a problem arise, our members respond quickly to minimize its impact. Customers receive the advantages of a vigilant maintenance crew at a reduced cost. Crews expand or contract as needed. Customers pay for what they need only when they need it.
Our recent customers include Anixter HQ, Art Institute of Chicago, Pepsico, Boeing Corporate HQ, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Federal Bureau of Investigation HQ, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Kishwaukee Hospital, Lombard Convention Center, McCormick Place, Northrop Grumman, Panduit HQ, S & C Electric, Swedish Covenant Hospital, U.S. Cellular Field, and Westin North Shore Hotel.