Del Reynolds, a born maintenance and handy man, received his electrical license in 1970 where he decided to start his own family business. With only his wife Joann, brother Ernie, and family friend Jim working for him, Del created a company where a handshake meant a contract and a deal could be sealed through word alone. Del’s pride and love for his business was insurmountable, and when the day came where he was no longer able to run it, his little brother Ernie stepped up to the plate to keep the family legacy alive. Ernie Reynolds worked as a service electrician for his older brother Del and started from the beginning changing fixtures… one light bulb at a time.
The Big E
Ernie Reynolds, also known as the Big E, took the electrical world by storm and quickly transformed what was once known as a four man company into a force to be reckoned with. Providing jobs for friends, family, and the community at large, Ernie believed this company to be more than a “job” for his employees, but a home away from home. Ernie’s intuitive knowledge in the electrical industry and keen sense of business strategy was recognized by local contractors and the community alike. Ernie was voted as President of Arizona Independent Electrical Contractor Association and served our fellow subcontractors. He was also recognized as ASA Advocate Subcontractor of the Year and served locally on the City of Phoenix Building Safety Advisory Board, and nationally on the code panel for the National Fire Protection Association. Under Ernie’s leadership, what began as a small, residential focused organization evolved into the reputable electric company which has served Arizona for over 40 years.
Through mergers and acquisitions, Reynolds Electric grew to a corporate operated business with over 300 employees. While the demand from the community was high and success was at its peak, it felt as if we had lost touch with what Reynolds Electric had always stood for. After 10 years of being a part of a publicly traded company, Ernie knew we had parted from our family oriented business and wanted to get back to our roots. Fortunately, we were able to sever our ties with the corporate conglomerate, and like a Phoenix bird risen from its ashes, we were reborn as Reynolds Electric and able to start anew.
At Reynolds Electric, we value our original vision of quality work and personal relationships with valued customers. The leading project managers have all been a part of the Reynolds family business since its infancy and have seen the company transform into a large scale, commercial focused provider. Our project managers also believed in the true Reynolds’ mission and after years of loyal service, they decided they wanted to start from the beginning and support us through our new journey. Our certified professionals have years of extensive design and construction management capabilities and offer expert commitment to quality customer care. At Reynolds Electric, we offer an extensive array of industrial and commercial work, all to benefit the growth of the valley of the sun.