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Company History

Sunwest Electric, Inc. was established in Southern California in the Spring of 1985 with a goal of providing a select market of customers with a competitive, high quality, turn-key product. Our actions have been governed by the principle that "The relationships we create today, are with the clients we will be supporting in the years to come." Due to this philosophy, many of the associations that were created in the first few years of business are still strong today.

Sunwest Electric, Inc. has established a reputation of over 30 years as a leader in the construction industry and has grown to be one of the largest merit shop electrical contractors based in California. Additionally, in response to customer needs, we have expanded our range of services to include specialists in a variety of markets and industry groups.

Sunwest personnel are available for jobs ranging from small projects requiring one person for one day, to major projects demanding hundreds of trained technicians for an extended construction schedule. Additionally, we dispatch licensed electricians for 24 hour emergency service, and complete data/telecom services.

While we have grown to service virtually all industries and markets through-out the South-Western United States, our initial goal of providing our customers a competitive, high quality, turn-key product remains constant today.


Quality performance demands well-trained personnel. In order to maintain its high standard of excellence, Sunwest Electric, Inc. has been instrumental in developing a comprehensive program that encompasses craft skill training, for almost 30 years. We also provide technical training, journeyman upgrade, supervisory, managerial and professional development programs.


It is the policy of Sunwest Electric, Inc. to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions for all of its employees. To this end, the Company employs a Safety Director with a Management Safety Committee whose function is not only to develop and implement operating practices that will safeguard all employees, but also to initiate programs that will maximize loss control and thereby increase overall productivity. A comprehensive safety program has been developed and implemented throughout the Company and our performance is a testament to its' success, with a workmens compensation experience modification rate of .68 and an OSHA Incident Rate of 1.38. Sunwest Electric, Inc. is S.T.E.P. Platinum and pending Diamond certification (Safety Training Evaluation Process) which is a merit based safety recognition for Merit Shop Contractors. It incorporates both OSHA required safety data with self assessment requirements to give a full, wide ranging report on the entire nature of a company's safety program. Sunwest Electric, Inc. is also certified by PICS which is a pre qualifying agency to the petroleum refinery industry. A majority of our field personnel are LA RSO Certified (Refinery Safety Overview.)

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Sunwest Electric, Inc. is committed to providing a safe, efficient, and productive work environment for all employees. As such, job applicants are required to provide a comprehensive pre-employment drug screen to determine illegal use of drugs or alcohol. Any applicant who fails the drug test will not be considered for employment.

Furthermore, Sunwest Electric, Inc. will take the necessary steps to ensure that drug use does not occur at any work site or facility and to comply with applicable legal and administrative regulations mandating maintenance of drug-free workplaces.


Sunwest Electric Inc. has a philosophy of sharing success with our community. Since 1985 we have supported numerous youth athletic groups such as, little league baseball, junior basketball, football, soccer, softball, dance and cheerleading organizations.

In addition to supporting youth organizations we have also shared our successes with Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance of Orange County, City of Hope, Children's Miracle Network, Project Hope School, Youth Scouting Organizations, CSULB, and Children's Hospital, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Bipolar Disorder, and the YMCA. Sunwest Electric, Inc. has and continues to be involved in raising funds for the City of Hope through an annual fundraiser and has contributed over $300,000.00 to benefit leading edge treatment at the City of Hope.

In addition to sponsoring the above deserving causes our employees participate in an annual holiday fund raiser benefiting the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Every year we hold a holiday toy drive to deliver to the bedsides and the playrooms of the hospital for the children who are undergoing treatments. In fact since we started this program over the past three years our employees have donated over six hundred gifts estimated to be worth over twenty thousand dollars to benefit these children.

We have also made our employees available to teach, speak and lecture local and community colleges construction engineering students.


Sunwest Electric Inc. is actively involved in many legislative issues that involve our industry.


Almost 200 California Certified Journeymen or Apprentices enrolled in a four year California State Approved Apprentice Training program.


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