Baker Electric is a world-renowned leader and provider of solar and electrical contracting services and renewable energy storage solutions with a long track record of excellence.
Leveraging its diverse industry experience and inimitable success streak, Baker and its seasoned experts uphold the company’s legacy of uncompromising quality, innovation, and integrity. In the utility-scale sector, Baker has works alongside large utilities and solar farms ranging up to 400 megawatts. In addition, Baker addresses the shortage of developers and contractors for many small-scale EPCs and solar energy farms and plants ranging between 10 to 75 megawatts.
5 Reasons Why Baker Electric is the Right Fit for your Utility Scale Solar Project
Our EPC group can provide turnkey services for Solar & BESS systems.
Our BOS specialty group can provide full electrical services for Solar & BESS systems, as required per project.
Baker has the capability to meet your system size needs having installed projects from 3MWs to 500MWs.
Baker provides comprehensive pre-construction services including weekly design coordination meetings (both internal and with our client). This encompasses the project from conceptual design through the permit.
Baker utilizes in-house electrical engineers, primarily used as peer review. Engineering partners are commonly used in the USS EPC sectors for Electrical, Civil, Structural and Environmental.
SMALL SCALE EPC
Baker addresses the shortage of developers and contractors for many small-scale EPCs and solar energy farms and plants ranging between 10 to 75 megawatts. It is fully equipped to meet their distinct demands with full-service turnkey design services, including site survey, fencing and grading, road, transmission lines, substation installations, and electrical module and wiring installation.
"A developer in the EPC space approached us to bid and design their small-scale 25-megawatt solar project. The client had the required funds and resource materials, but lacked the expertise required to execute the project. We were able to leverage our knowledge in sub-contracting and electrical contracting services to enact the plan and meet the client’s requirements. The solar plant project was completed in nine months, giving us our first ever opportunity to enter the small-scale EPC space. That is how it all started.”
- Scott Williams | Executive Vice President
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MEET THE TEAM
Ted is the fourth-generation of Bakers who since 1938, have provided company leadership. In 2000, Ted succeeded his father Kent in the role of president and CEO and is responsible for all Baker Electric and Baker Electric Home Energy company operations. He oversees a broad spectrum of multi-million dollar private, public works contracts and directs the development of new market opportunities.
Results oriented Human Resources and Operations leader with over 25 years of proven hands-on success managing all aspects of Human Resources. Working in both manufacturing and service environments was able to become a “Business Partner” that developed HR strategic plans that enabled companies to have double digit growth in revenue while increasing employee morale.
Brian joined the Baker team in 2019 as Chief Information Officer to lead the IT strategy and execution for both Baker Electric and Baker Electric Home Energy. Brian and his IT team provide the software, hardware, infrastructure, security, and service to support Baker’s position as the innovation and technology leader in the market. Brian brings more than 20 years of IT leadership experience across a variety of industries, driving business results domestically and internationally.
Mike has 32 years of experience in electrical construction supervision and management. With strong design-build construction capabilities, he is able to deliver a project from concept to completion. Mike’s experience contributes to cost-effective solutions by assisting with design resulting in lowering engineering fees. Mike manages a portfolio equating to annual revenue of ~100MM.
With over 30 years in the electrical industry, as Vice President of Estimating, Oscar oversees the Escondido office in a wide range of Military, Industrial, Commercial, Manufacturing, Battery Storage Systems, Education, Hospitality, Multi-Family Residential, and Construction projects in the Design/Build, Design/Assist or hard bid stages.
As Vice President of Renewables and Safety, Scott manages all commercial and utility-scale solar business operations as well as the development and implementation of the company’s stringent safety protocols. His responsibilities include the growth and profitability of the Renewables business from marketing and sales to project bids, planning, implementation and execution. His management of emerging markets such as energy storage, microgrids, building industries energy conservation measures and compatible energy measures, has positioned Baker as leader in renewable energy production and efficiencies.
As Vice President, Pre-Construction, Keith has been with Baker for more than 34 years. He currently oversees all company capabilities in the areas of conceptual estimating, budgeting as well as managing a broad range of projects requiring design/build, design/assist and competitive bid. Keith’s comprehensive portfolio of work includes commercial, industrial, military, manufacturing, education, cogeneration, multi-family housing, clean room, solar power installations and hospitality/gaming construction projects.
As part of the executive team since 2006, Brian manages the financial and operational vision as CFO of both Baker Electric and Baker Electric Home Energy. Brian provides financial forecasting and reporting, participates in strategic planning, and develops and oversees corporate budgets ensuring growth and profitability. With more than 30 years of experience, he monitors and coordinates the daily operations of Baker’s accounting, finance, and human resources departments and personnel.
As Vice President of Pre-Construction Los Angeles, Joel has been with Baker Electric for six years and in the electrical construction industry for over 30 years. He currently oversees the Los Angeles office Pre-Construction, estimating, budgeting, and design-build efforts. Joel’s portfolio of work includes commercial, industrial, medical, pharmaceutical, data centers, education, multi-family, housing, and high-rise residential and commercial work.
As Vice President, Daniel Zupp oversees our Transportation and Los Angeles operations. With over four decades of electrical experience, Dan has managed an array of projects from simple service contracts to ground-up construction including casino facilities, commercial, educational, military, and multi-family housing.
Brian’s 30 years in electrical construction gives him the experience to deliver successful projects without fail. As our Vice President of Construction, Brian takes the lead in an array of projects – from simple service contracts to ground-up construction including commercial, educational, military, hospitality/gaming, solar installations, and single and multi-family housing.
UTILITY SCALE SOLAR INSTALLATIONS
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Baker Electric was the right fit to install a 350-kilowatt 14-hundred panel solar system. By going solar we will save $120,000 each year reduce our electric bill by nearly 90 percent. This will allow us to provide an additional six hundred thousand meals to the community. I can't say enough good things about Baker Electric.
President & CEO The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
We had the privilege to have Baker Electric install commercial solar systems at our San Diego and Solana Beach Locations. I say privilege because in both cases it was a fantastic experience. All in all, Baker is a solid company with a solid crew. Everything was extremely well coordinated and I highly recommend them.
General Manager, Morena Storage, Solana Beach Storage
After a nationwide search, we found Baker had the experience and did the best job of explaining the options. They worked closely with our structural engineering and steel contractor and added roof reinforcements designed to meet seismic requirements when the concern came up. Baker stayed on schedule, did a great job of communicating and even arranged the solar commissioning after-hours and on a weekend to help us avoid interruptions to our business operations.
President Marine Group Boatworks
As a charter school leader, I depend on reliable, responsive, and high-quality support from trusted advisors. I have found Baker Electric to fully meet and exceed those expectations. Their attention to detail and a wide range of knowledge on construction management and coordination was impressive. We found them to be approachable and invested, as they pursued our project with our best interest in mind and first. We were quite satisfied with the outcome.
Executive Director El Sol Science & Arts Academy
The whole experience with Baker has been excellent. The installation team was very professional and did a great job and left the site cleaner than when they arrived.
Excellent communication throughout the project! Everyone was very professional and friendly! They made it very easy for us. Highly recommend Baker!
In 1938, Leroy Baker founded a simple electrical business focused on rewiring household appliances and performing other home-based energy needs. Today, Baker Electric is widely recognized and respected as one of Southern California’s leaders for its innovative and comprehensive portfolio of electrical contracting and Renewables solutions.
BAKER TURNS 85
Since 1938, Baker Electric has been a leader in the electrical industry, providing top-quality products and services to our customers. We are proud to have served generations of families and businesses, and we look forward to continuing to do so for many more years to come.Thank you to our loyal customers, dedicated employees, and supportive community for making this milestone possible. Here's to 85 years of excellence and many more to come!
BAKER BECOMES 100% EMPLOYEE OWNED
"I've considered transitioning to an ESOP for the past few years, and I am happy and excited that this day has finally come," said President and CEO Ted Baker. "Our hard-working, dedicated employees are the lifeblood of Baker Electric. We are very excited about implementing this structure and confident that the long-term benefits of this plan will not only enhance our company’s performance capabilities for the benefit of our clients and industry partners, but also bring significant value to our Baker Electric team members.”
BAKER CELEBRATES ITS 80th Anniversary
Celebrating their 80th year in business in 2018, Baker Electric toasted to their longevity by expanding the four generation, family-owned company based in San Diego to the City of Los Angeles. Since 1938, Baker has delivered electrical contracting services to the greater Southern California area with uncompromising quality, innovation and integrity. The exponential growth in the number of projects in the region over the past few years has led Baker to open a new office in Los Angeles to better serve the greater L.A. County market.
LAUNCH OF BAKER ELECTRIC SOLAR
Now Baker Electric Home Energy. With Baker Electric seeing unprecedented growth in the residential solar sector, a demand for solar installations for homes had become a top priority. With so much potential for meeting the renewable energy needs of local homeowners, Baker Electric Home Energy was introduced in 2007.
BAKER BUILDS NEW HEADQUARTERS
In 2006, Baker Electric built a new office and warehouse located in Escondido. The building is close to 30K sq ft and now serves as the company’s Corporate Headquarters.
TED BAKER BECOMES PRESIDENT & CEO
Ted Baker joined Baker Electric as an estimator. Ted grew into his position and learned the ins-and-outs of Baker Electric, Inc. He helped the company save money and continue to grow for years. In 2000, Ted took over as President of Baker, where he remains today.
BAKER JOINS NECA
In 1957,Baker Electric joined the then small group of electrical contractors in the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
BAKER OBTAINS ELECTRICAL CONTRACTERS LICENCE
In 1956, Baker Electric acquired its Electrical Contracting License. Prior to this time, the laws were loose and a license wasn't required to perform work. One year later, Baker Electric, Inc. joined the then small group of electrical contractors in the National Electrical Contractors Association.
LEROY BAKER ACQUIRES DEITRICH ELECTRIC
LeRoy Baker purchased a local electric company called Dietrich Electric for $4,000. While he did not realize it at the time, LeRoy would soon begin the Baker legacy of excellent customer service and quality workmanship in electrical contracting.