Our Company.

Preferred Electric has earned a reputation of excellence by providing uncompromising service and value to all of our clients. As a single source provider for both electrical and low voltage services, Preferred Electric works directly with our clients to design, build and implement the most efficient and reliable electrical systems. For more than 40 years, Preferred Electric has remained Chicagoland’s premier source for superior turnkey electrical design and installation that’s superior to the industry standard.

Our Capabilities.

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Whether it’s a Plan & Spec or Design & Build project, we have the knowledge and training to meet the commercial market’s diverse needs and get the job done. Our experience includes office buildings, warehouse and distribution, institutional facilities, roadway and site work.


Our organization understands the need for efficiencies in the industrial industry. We know how important it is for production to be uninterrupted. Our experience includes manufacturing, packaging, and processing facilities.


As one of Chicagoland’s premier electrical contractors in the emerging healthcare market, we understand the complexities within the healthcare industry and offer leading edge installations. Our experience includes medical office buildings, treatment centers, and medical equipment installations.

Mission Critical

Well-versed in the expertise that Mission Critical work requires, Preferred Electric’s experience includes new facilities as well as existing critical facility infrastructure upgrades. We’ve installed generating systems, UPS systems, DC plants, and inverter systems, and other major components of redundant back-up systems.

Structured Cabling

Our Technical Services Division offers design and installation expertise for a full range of structured cabling solutions and low voltage systems. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to, voice, certified data, fiber optics, air blown fiber, building riser management, fire alarm, access control, CCTV, sound & paging, and wireless solutions.

Energy Solutions

Our Energy Solutions Division helps our customers maximize energy savings and minimize utility costs all while reducing the size of their carbon footprint. Preferred Electric provides comprehensive, cost-effective solutions to help our customers meet their energy goals for new and existing buildings. We are Illinois certified installers for Distributed Generation and Electric Vehicle Charging.

Case Study.




Preferred Electric is excited to announce their 3rd renewable energy project with Performance Services. This project consists of:

  • • 2,252 – 360 watt solar modules producing 810,720 watts of energy
  • • 20 – 33kw inverters to convert the power from DC to AC
  • • 1,126 – power optimizers to maximize the energy harvest

In addition to the photovoltaic system Preferred Electric is installing (3) outdoor rated distribution panels, 750kva transformer and a 2000 amp main switchboard to collect and distribute the power onto the schools existing electrical system.

Our People.

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Our Services.

BIM (Building Information Modeling)

Our design department offers full service, in-house, BIM coordination. We are fully trained in the latest Autodesk software.


We’ve been a well-respected Design/Build contractor for over 40 years. Our team will work hand in hand with our clients to make sure they receive the most innovative, functional, and cost effective project possible.

Green Initiative

Our Green Initiative has been moving at full speed for years. Renewable energy systems like solar and wind, lighting retrofits, and EV Chargers are just a few of our capabilities.

24-Hour Service

We are here to help 24/7. When our customers need us the most, we’re just a phone call away.

Our Careers.

Preferred Electric is always looking for bright, talented people to better our company. If you’d like to inquire about available positions, please send your resume to careers@preferred-electric.com.

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