Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 54
Exclusive Features | CONTINENTAL ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION CO.
Customers for Life
CONTINENTAL ELECTRICAL FUSES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY WITH A FAMILY CULTURE. BY STACI DAVIDSON
includes this bucket truck, shown
in front of its warehouse.
company's values tell the world
how that business strives to
run. But it must be more than
just words - customers know
when a company lives its values, particularly when the relationship is built over
* Headquarters: Oak Brook, Ill.
* Employees: 450+
* Specia y: Electrical contracting
"Continental emains focused on
each electrical assignment - just
like when we were founded by
my great-grandfa er."
- Steven Witz, co-owner
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time. That is what Continental Electrical
Construction Co. brings to the table: more
than 100 years in operation and values that
have been in practice since its inception.
"We want our customers to be customers
for life," Co-Owner Steven Witz says. "We
put our customers at the front and center
of all we do, showing them our experience
and using our expertise to stay ahead in
Over the past few years, the company
and its customers have grown together. Just
last year, Continental Electrical made the
investment to open an office in downtown
Chicago so that project managers can work
more closely with their customers' downtown projects.
Based in Oak Brook, Ill., Continental
Electrical is a premier electrical contractor
in the Chicago area and one of the largest
operations of its kind in the Midwest. Its
comprehensive services involve design
and construction, as well as preventative
maintenance and repair. The company
is the destination for a range of electrical
services and includes a service fleet, a
structured cabling division and an energy
"Although we've expanded and grown
with the industry, Continental remains
focused on each electrical assignment -
just like when we were founded by my
great-grandfather over a hundred years
ago," Witz says.
Witz is part of the fourth generation of
his family to run the company, but family
involvement does not stop there. Many
employees belong to multigenerational
families who have worked with the company since it was founded, and many family