What are the values that drive BCE?

Fred Barnum and Paul Celillo built BCE with the intent of becoming one of the premier electrical contractors in the industry. BCE was founded on their three core principles: integrity, dedication and craftsmanship. We believe that our success cannot be measured by simply looking at a financial statement; it will be measured by the success of our most valued assets; our clients, our employees, our community and the environment we live in.


The success of our clients has allowed us to grow from a concept between friends to one of the largest electrical contractors in the western United States. Our clients have come to rely on the commitment and stability we provide them, enabling us to not only retain, but to add to our client base even through the most challenging of economic times. Whether it is designing a million square foot ecommerce distribution facility, or simply changing a couple of light fixtures, you can rest assured that Barnum and Celillo Electric will provide you with unwavering dedication and unparalleled integrity.


Enhancement of our employees’ personal and professional lives represents the heart and soul of this company. This family environment created by our founders has fostered an atmosphere of pride within the company. This pride translates into a level of craftsmanship of the highest standard. Each member of the BCE team strives to ensure that our core values are at the forefront of our work. Our entire field staff are either California State Certified journeymen or are currently enrolled in a State-approved training program. Our employee development never stops; we are continually refining our craft by staying on the forefront of technology and latest code revisions. We are qualified, motivated and ready for any challenge.


Giving back to the community is not seen as an obligation but rather an opportunity. Through our years of success, we have partnered with many nonprofit organizations. Please take a moment to look at our Community page for a small sampling of some great organizations we have paired with.


Barnum and Celillo Electric is committed to being innovators in preserving the environment. We were one of the first facilities in Sacramento to take part in a pilot recycling program for businesses. The success of this program has grown into a practice that has been used county-wide for over 10 years. We further our responsibility to the environment by recycling the material from our jobsites, and assuring that all lamps and ballasts are disposed of in a responsible manner. Our Advanced Energy Department is one of the leading installers of solar power throughout the state of California, providing over 35 megawatts of photovoltaic solar power to the end user. BCE continues to push the envelope by implementing the latest technology, maximizing the efficiency of alternative energy solutions and power management.

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