Founded in 1945 in Portland, Oregon, as a family business, Christenson Electric has grown to become one of the largest electrical contractors in the Northwest.

Locally, Christenson has proudly served the Portland community for more than 70 years, building its strong reputation by providing high quality workmanship, exceptional customer service and prompt service call response. The Christenson name has been built on the pride, dedication and hard work of its valued employees and large fleet of red Christenson service vans.

Nationally, Christenson has expanded its territory throughout the continental United States, successfully completing projects in multiple states such as New York, Texas, Kansas, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado and Idaho.

Christenson Electric is home to a workforce that employs approximately over 400 people both locally and within our national footprint. The strength and continuing legacy of Christenson Electric is rooted in the integrity, pride and quality craftsmanship of our workforce. Over the years, Christenson's dedication and respect toward our employees has inspired the future of young apprentices who have made a career with the company. For them, Christenson is more than a job—it is a destination.


Our Mission

We are committed to integrity, respect, quality, safety, innovation, exceptional customer service and teamwork. We apply these core values as our company code of conduct that is used in all communications within the company, when relating to our customer and living in our community.

“Christenson helps its customers meet their bottom line by providing the tools, equipment and training necessary to support their needs.”
— Clarence Martin, Vice President of Technology Services

What we excel at

  • Electrical Testing

  • Hydropower

  • Instrumentation

  • Lighting and Energy Efficiency

  • New Construction

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Solar Design and Installations

  • Renewable Energy

  • High Voltage Utility

  • Limited Energy and Structured Cabling

  • Telecommunication

  • Design Build

  • Ultrasonic and Infrared Testing

  • Access Control Systems

  • Video Surveillance Systems

  • Intrusion and Perimeter Detection

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