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About Us

This year marks the 95th anniversary of the founding of E. C. Ernst! Washington D.C. electrician, Edward C. Ernst, developed a strong reputation for providing electrical construction for business, institutions, and other large structures in the early 1900’s. As a result of his early success in electrical contracting, he opened E. C. Ernst in 1915. The company's first major project was the Wardman Park Hotel renovation; he and his staff were responsible for wiring the electric ranges in every apartment.  Since then, the company has completed projects at countless facilities for some of the most prominent commercial, educational, government, healthcare, and industrial facilities in the Washington DC Metropolitan area and beyond, including:

  • The White House
  • The J. Edgar Hoover Building
  • National Place Mall
  • Disneyworld - Epcot Center
  • The Capital Center
  • The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
  • Various Marriott Hotels
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Marriott Corporate Headquarters
  • Hyatt Crystal City
  • Various Washington area Hospitals
  • National Japanese-American Memorial
  • The Kennedy Center
  • Chalk Point, Morgantown and Dickerson Generating Stations

From small routine electrical jobs to complex highly technical projects, E. C. Ernst has the in-house staff and resources to complete work quickly, efficiently and within budget. Just as the integrity of your systems is critical to the productive, dependable operation of your business — so is the integrity of the contractor performing the work on those systems. Our expertise includes the following areas:

  • Basic Wiring and Lighting
  • Installation of Data Centers
  • Telecommunications Systems
  • Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Fiber Optics
  • P.O.S. Wiring
  • Re-models
  • Data Communications
  • Engineering and Integration

The depth of our experience offers the greatest value for our customers. We offer only the highest quality services, cost control, project management and overall customer satisfaction. Quite simply, E. C. Ernst provides a complete line of services to meet the electrical needs of businesses, large and small.

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