Trunnell Electric Honored as a Top Regional Family-Owned Business by the Washington Business Journal

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Regional firm founded in 1936 recognized for deep roots in the community and innovation in electrical contracting.

Trunnell Electric has been honored as one of the top multi-generational, family-owned businesses in Greater Washington in the Washington Business Journal's inaugural Family-Owned Business Awards competition, the Maryland-based electrical contractor announced today. Trunnell Electric is one of only 15 family-owned businesses in this region to receive this honor, which exemplifies “overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy.”

Trunnell Electric, founded in 1936, is led by the second and third generation of the Trunnell family. Currently serving commercial and residential customers in Maryland and Northern Virginia, Trunnell Electric provides electrical contracting services in design, lighting, wiring, fire alarm system installation, renovation, energy-efficiency retrofitting and LEED certification-compliant services.

Two-thirds of the residential communities in Bethesda/Chevy Chase and upper Northwest D.C. were wired by Trunnell Electric in the 1940s-1960s, and during the 1970s-1980s Trunnell did the electrical construction for most of the original high-rise office buildings in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Trunnell recently completed fast-track installation of advanced lighting and electrical systems in a commercial renovation project at the historic National Bohemian Brewery complex in Baltimore.

Said CFO and co-owner Jack Trunnell, “The timing of this honor is significant to Trunnell Electric because this year we celebrate our 80th year of serving the Washington, D.C. area. Our first-generation founders W.K. and Leroy “Dutch” Trunnell would be so proud of their legacy. Today, Trunnell is managed by Dutch’s three sons and his grandson, and we honor our heritage by operating with the same commitment to integrity and innovation for our clients as our founders delivered. We are privileged to have a skilled technical staff that provides expertise and value to all of our projects and customers.”

Recipients of the 2016 Washington Business Journal Family-Owned Business Awards will be honored at an event on March 17, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.

About Trunnell Electric

Since 1936, Trunnell Electric has set a high standard for quality services and customer satisfaction for residential and commercial customers in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Family owned and operated, the firm is led by three 2nd generation family members and one from the 3rd generation. The Trunnell Electric team of highly skilled and trusted technicians handles the full range of advanced electrical repair, installation and construction needs. Green energy-saving technologies are a company specialty. For more information, visit

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