company overview

Lawson Electric’s foundation was laid with a dedication to customer service.

Since its establishment in 1925 Lawson Electric Company has grown to become one of Tennessee’s largest electrical contractors with more than 90 years of successful service. Lawson Electric manifests its commitment to quality through its more than 375 employees: construction personnel, field electricians,professional engineers, project managers, designers, industrial automation professionals, management, and clerical staff.

Lawson Electric’s significant investments in state-of-the-art equipment and human resources allow Lawson to serve its customers with the tools and manpower required when special needs arise.

Approximately 50% of our annual sales is a result of negotiated design/build work.This is accomplished through long standing relationships with leading general contractors and Lawson Electric's commercial and industrial customer base. The remaining sales are acquired through the competitive bid market.

Problem Solvers

As a premier electrical service company, we have learned to listen to our customers, determine their needs, and use our knowledge and experience to help solve their problems. We work hard to give our customers the best value for their money because our prosperity is tied to our customer’s prosperity, and we want to be part of their success.We focus our efforts on engineering and contracting excellence. We believe that good two-way communication, attention to detail, and multi-discipline coordination are key factors in quality service.

Contact us today! We welcome the opportunity to discuss how Lawson Electric can assist you and meet all your electrical service needs.


Lawson Electric Company, Inc. was founded in 1925 and has completed more than 80 years of successful service.

  • Corporate headquarters located in Chattanooga, TN 
  • Dalton, GA branch established in 1994
  • Manchester, TN branch established in 2005
  • Nashville, TN branch established in 2016
  • Nearly 60% of Lawson Electric’s 375+ employees have been with the company for 10 or more years
  • 125+ trucks operating in our core geographic locations
  • Registered Professional Engineers on staff
  • Dedicated, full-time safety staff since 1998
  • Lawson Electric works with many of the USA’s leading general contractors
  • Participated in Chattanooga, TN’s first LEED certified project in 2007
  • Licensed in thirteen states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV

Lawson Electric’s interest in quality service extends outside the business world and well into our community.

Lawson Electric encourages spiritual and professional growth opportunities for our employees and their families while providing excellent compensation and benefits.Lawson Electric provides an honest, safe, and helpful working environment to its employees so they can dedicate themselves to deliver higher workmanship and professional integrity to the customer. 

 Lawson Electric provides leadership in multiple professional organizations and government boards including: • Chattanooga Civitan Club • Optimist International • Rotary Club of Chattanooga, TN • NECA/IBEW Joint Apprentice Training Committee

Lawson Electric is also a proud supporter of civic, school and church projects including: • Baylor School • Bethel Bible Village • Boy Scouts of America • Chattanooga Christian School • Girls Preparatory School • Habitat for Humanity • Hamilton County (TN) Public Schools • Hunter Museum • Junior Achievement • McCallie School • Memorial Hospital • Partners for Economic Progress • Siskin Foundation • Siskin Hospital • Tennessee Aquarium (Corporate Partner) • United Way of Chattanooga • Hamilton Medical Center • Sportsmen & Businessmen's Charitable Organization