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A LOOK BACK AT OUR HISTORY

 

 FUN FACTS 

  • Dominion has 268 employees
    146 have 10 years or more of service adding up to 2866 years and
    122 have 9 years or less adding up to 506 years.
    Total years of service: 3372 years

  • Dominion has gone from processing handwritten ship tickets, invoices and statements on two Burroughs Ledger Computers to an ERP System and a wide area network with 15 Servers and over 230 workstations in 9 locations in the last 40 years.

  • Dominion used to use to make metal customer address plates to stamp on our invoices before migrating to our ERP System which allows us to store all our customer information in a database.

  • Arlington switchgear staff has been together for over 15 years and we have a combined industry knowledge of 200+ years. Switchgear has become a lifestyle for us!

  • Chantilly residential sales staff (combined) has over 100 years of lighting experience. We love to exceed expectations! and provide our clients with exceptional customer service.

  • Cindy Veals and Bob Freeland in our Gaithersburg branch were purchased along with the material from U S Electric and have been at that location for about 25 years.

  • The CEO started here when he was 25 years old as the controller and has now been with the company 27 years and has had five different careers (comptroller, CFO, VP Marketing, President, CEO (and is not part of the family).

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75 Years Old...
and Going Strong

Not bad for a company that started out with one tiny storefront, one delivery van, and one employee.

Since 1940, Dominion Electric has provided both professionals and homeowners in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area with electrical supplies and lighting fixtures, and the product knowledge and design expertise to ensure that their projects––large or small––are a success.

Ours is a company that is built on relationships. It is an ongoing pleasure to continue to grow with the companies and homeowners we service. We value these relationships, and look forward to developing new ones that are equally as strong. We understand that to deliver quality, we must engage with our customers to truly acquaint ourselves with their needs, their desires––and their challenges––whether it’s for a $10,000,000 new construction project, or a lighting solution for that dark corner of your living room. We take the time to assist, counsel, and collaborate with you on projects of tremendous scope, as well as small lighting accents to spruce up your house. We know that every one of your projects, no matter the size, is important to you, whether you’re coming to us as a professional or a homeowner. And it’s important to us that you’re delighted with the results we can help you achieve, and how we treated you along the way. When we say, “this is a relationships business,” we really mean it.

With nine locations, including three showrooms, Dominion Electric is a much different company than it was when we began. Things have changed, but things have also stayed the same: we’re still family-owned, independent, and locally operated, and we intend to keep it that way. We believe that it’s because we’ve remained independent and locally operated that we’re really good at nurturing our relationships. And, while our product lines and service offerings have evolved over the decades, our values haven’t budged: quality products are important, but it is people that really count.

Think we’re exaggerating? Ask our employees. Many of them have been with us for 10, 20, 30 . . . even 50 years. Not only do our customers and vendors receive the utmost respect––our employees do, too. Their dedication, depth of knowledge and experience, and continued enthusiasm for new trends and technologies, is not something we take lightly. It’s why we’ve been around for 75 years, and it is why we’re positioned to be around for 75 more. To us, putting people first is just obvious.

Over the last 75 years, Dominion Electric has evolved with our community. And when it comes to remaining a part of our community, we’re in it for the long haul––at least another 75 years.

PRESTIGIOUS PROJECTS

A Community Landmark...Serving Community Landmarks

Dominion Electric Over the YearsIn serving the Washington D.C./Baltimore area for 75 years, Dominion Electric has had the opportunity to participate in some of the region’s highest profile construction projects:

  • 1967: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    One of the largest construction projects in Washington, D.C. at the time, Dominion Electric supplied a lighting package.

  • 1984: The Filene Center at Wolf Trap

    After a fire completely destroyed this performing arts facility’s original building, Dominion Electric Supply was called upon to provide a package of replacement lighting and switchgear.

  • 1985: Union Station, Washington, D.C.

    A major renovation of this train hub called for a lighting package.

  • 1985: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters

    Dominion Electric Supply provided a lighting package.

  • 1990: Federal Triangle––Ronald Reagan Building

    Dominion Electric Supply provided a lighting package for what was a very high-profile project in D.C. at the time.

  • 2003:The Pentagon

    Dominion Electric Supply provided a lighting upgrade for a renovation that was completed over eight years.

  • 2008: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harborl

    This showcase resort on the Potomac River called for a switchgear package from Dominion Electric Supply.

  • 2009:The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    Dominion Electric had the chance to revisit this project when the facility underwent a large renovation, requiring another lighting package.

  • 2010: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    This relocation project, for which Dominion Electric supplied a lighting package, was contingent upon the successful coordination of moving patients and staff.

  • 2011: The Pentagon

    With only an eight-week timeline, a replacement switchgear package was needed for the equipment that was destroyed during the attack on The Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

  • 2012: Martin Luther King Memorial

    Dominion Electric Supply provided flood and site lighting for this powerful memorial as well as the on-site bookstore.

  • 2013: National Cancer Institute

    Dominion Electric Supply was the preferred vendor to coordinate design and supply a large high-end lighting package.

  • 2015: Houses Throughout the Area

    For 75 years, the Residential Lighting team at Dominion Electric Supply has put its heart and soul into helping homeowners achieve their stylistic and practical needs.

  • 2015: Houses Throughout the Area

    Boasting an expansive inventory that encompasses three unique showrooms, we are continually updating our collection.