Century-old regional electrical contractor helps transform aging, outdated strip mall in North Bethesda into a community of the future
Laurel, MD — May 23, 2018 — Hawkins Electric Service, Inc., the award-winning family-owned regional electrical contracting firm that was a pioneer in the introduction of electrical service in the Washington, D.C. area, has recently put the finishing touches on a three-year project, The Henri at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland. Hawkins Electric performed comprehensive electrical construction services for 12 stories of multi-family residential units and associated amenities in the new building.
Working for general contractor WCS Construction, LLC, the Hawkins Electric team had as many as 30 technicians at one time performing an array of services ranging from the depths of the two-level underground garage up to the building’s rooftop pool-arcade-fitness center. Hawkins’ scope of work was substantially completed on March 14, 2018.
President/CEO Eric Shatzer says, “It’s been quite an honor and experience to be part of the transformation of an aging and outdated strip mall on Rockville Pike to a vibrant, walkable and livable mixed-use community. Hawkins Electric Service has specialized in mixed-use electrical construction for decades, so we had the right technical expertise and team to help create the infrastructure and final touches to make this building at Pike & Rose a place where people will want to live, shop and work.”
Hawkins Electric Service, which is celebrating its centennial this year, provided multiple electrical construction services for the residential sections of The Henri, including installations of switchboards, branch circuitry in all residential units, all interior work, mechanical systems, electronic lighting controls, a circuit transformer cabinet for Pepco metering, and risers for electrical rooms.
Executive Vice President Todd Shatzer comments, “This section of the new Pike & Rose development is definitely a signature project for us. Through successive family generations of leadership, our company has maintained its edge in electrical service technology, which positioned us to be selected for this project. Just as important, our core business model of providing world-class customer service and, most of all, always doing the right thing is also a key differentiator for Hawkins Electric Service.”
About Hawkins Electric Service
Hawkins Electric Service, Inc. provides electrical design, installation and preventative maintenance services to the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Northern Virginia metropolitan region. Project types include multifamily construction and service, commercial construction and service, residential installation and service, and commercial green energy technology. Since 1918, the Hawkins Electric team has built a foundation for repeat business through technical excellence, outstanding customer service and the commitment to always do the right thing.