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Keeping the lights on since 1976.

Design Electric is a full-service electrical contractor and energy specialist. Our large and skilled team consists of full-time electrical and engineering professionals, who are complimented by a dedicated administrative staff. Design Electric has enjoyed over 100% growth in recent years, driven by Owner, Peter Nowak. A true leader, Peter's commitment to quality, performance and long-term partnerships are keys to our success.

Any size. any scope. we get the job done.

​Who We Serve

With far-reaching experience and results, we serve the entire Bay Area and much of northern California. Our core markets consist of:

"Design Electric is committed to delivering customer satisfaction through the highest level of construction ethics, cost-effective installations, expeditious scheduling – and always – quality, quality, quality."

Peter Nowak, Owner

Our Leadership Team

  • Peter Nowak


    Peter brings over 30 years of electrical industry experience to Design Electric. Peter's knowledge of virtually every aspect of electrical systems, coupled with his hands-on management style have been key drivers to Design Electric's success. Having served in both field and in executive roles, Peter is able to deliver seamless leadership from design through construction phases, resulting in reliable and efficient electrical systems that meet client needs. He always views the big picture to select the best teams and stay on top of the latest technologies. Design Electric customers have come to know and appreciate Peter's direct involvement in their projects, and the personalized attention he provides.

  • Mike Price

    Vice President of Operations

    With 28 years of electrical industry experience, Mike leads construction operations for Design Electric. Mike's responsibilities include major project representation, contract negotiations, design coordination, budget preparation, value engineering studies and subcontractor agreements. He also serves as Design Electric's field superintendent. Mike's attention to detail assures success on projects with tight timelines and critical loads. His deep experience in planning and executing the installation of new services and emergency generators at existing hospitals, biotech manufacturing and data / sever sites consistently helps to ensure that these critical systems are accurately brought online.