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Press Releases | January 2, 2019

Rosendin Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Rosendin [Electric] celebrates company’s shared success since 1919, highlighting its people-focused culture and growth in specialty services.

San Jose, California (January 2, 2019) – The year 2019 will mark 100 years in business for Rosendin, formally seen as Rosendin Electric, the electrical contracting industry’s largest employee-owned firm. With revenues upwards of $2 billion, Rosendin has grown dramatically over the last century with 6,000 employees across 15 regional offices nationwide, each of which offers an increasing number of services.

“For 100 years, Rosendin has created a reputation for building quality electrical and communications installations, building value for clients, and building people within the company,” said Tom Sorley, Chairman/CEO of Rosendin. “Our shared success since 1919 is thanks in large part to our loyal customers. Year after year, our customers have turned to us to partner on some of history’s most complex projects because of our knowledge, our ability to scale, and our dedication to quality. Most importantly, they have turned to us because they deserve a team as committed, connected and engaged as they are. Together, we will excel in future projects and shared successes for the next 100 years.”

As Rosendin looks to the future, we have introduced a new logo that is simply “Rosendin.” This change reflects the company’s shared success since 1919 and growth in services offered including design-build engineering, building information modeling, prefabrication, renewable energy, network services, and service and maintenance.

“As our company continues to grow, there is no reason for us to sit on our hands and stop,” said Larry Beltramo, President of Rosendin. “I really believe we are going to continue to do the same thing. In the last ten years, we rode out a very major recession and still look where we are right now. I truly believe we can keep that process going.

Rosendin also credits its longevity and shared success to its dedicated employees. In 1992, Rosendin took a significant step to differentiating itself in the industry when employees purchased the company from the Rosendin family, making Rosendin an employee-owned company. The company became 100% employee-owned in 2000.

“Even before our employee-ownership status, people who worked at Rosendin were truly taking on an ownership mindset because that’s the culture that we promoted,” said Sorley.

“Employee ownership means we are not just another electrical contractor. As owners, we care about and truly listen to one another, as every employee has a stake in the future success of our company. That is why we have and will continue to foster, a culture of shared ownership as the largest employee-owned company in our industry.”

In line with Rosendin’s mission, vision and core values that its people are the company’s most valuable asset, Rosendin has led the industry in its commitment to safety. Safety in the workplace is something that is uncompromised and Rosendin’s implemented policies and training have helped diminish job site hazards and involved employees and subcontract employees in every aspect of safety.

In 2017, Rosendin worked 9,933,678 man-hours with a total recordable incident rate of 0.91, much lower than the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 2017 average private industry rate of 2.8. In 2018, Rosendin was honored with the 2018 Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence by the Associated General Contractors of America at the 19th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards. Rosendin also received the first place award in safety for Specialty Contractor over three million man-hours.

Additional awards and recognition for Rosendin include:

  • 2018 Project Excellence Award from the National Electrical Contractors Association;
  • 2018 Silver ESOP Award from the ESOP Association
  • Top Solar Contractor by Solar Power World
  • Top Specialty Contractor by Engineering News Record (ENR)
  • Top Place to Work by the Orange County Register, San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Baltimore Sun, Pacific Business News, the Washington Post, and Northern Nevada Human Resources Association
  • Top Electrical Contractor by Electrical Construction & Maintenance Magazine (EC&M)

Rosendin will be celebrating its centennial throughout 2019 with a variety of events and campaigns. Throughout the year, Rosendin will look back at “100 Empowering Events” that shaped the company and will be sharing those events online with #Rosendin100 and #SharedSuccess1919. Other events and programming will be announced as details are finalized.

About Rosendin

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Rosendin is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with revenues averaging $2 billion. Established in 1919, Rosendin remains proud of our more than 100 years of building quality electrical and communications installations and value for our clients but, most importantly, for building people within our company and our communities. Our customers lead some of the most complex construction projects in history and rely on us for our knowledge, our ability to scale, and our dedication to quality. At Rosendin, we work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential by building a culture that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

Marketing Materials, Media Kit & Contact

Salina Brown

Director of Corporate Marketing
480.708.7625
480.921.4022
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