Baker Electric, Inc. Launches its 75th Anniversary with Setenta y Cinco de Mayo Event

Baker Electric, Inc. launched its yearlong 75-year anniversary commemoration with a festive company Setenta y Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour celebration on May 3, 2013.

Founded in 1938, Baker Electric, Inc. (BEI) is a full service, fourth-generation, family-owned and operated electrical contracting company. In keeping with the company vision, "Baker is a place where careers are made, lives are enriched and successes are celebrated," the Baker family of companies launched its 75th year-long commemoration with a fun and festive Setenta (seventy) y Cinco (five) de Mayo Happy Hour celebration.

More than 100 employees gathered in Baker's corporate headquarters' pre-fab warehouse area for an afternoon Setenta y Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour. The Baker family of companies were represented with employees from Baker Electric, Inc., the electrical contractor company, and NB Baker Electric, Inc. dba Baker Electric Solar. The three-hour event included music, decorations and light refreshments.

Baker has a company-wide annual summer picnic and casual happy hour events throughout the year to promote inter-department mingling and provide an opportunity to meet new employees. The Setenta y Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour was of particular significance because it launched the company's yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary. Employee events throughout 2013 will continue to recognize the history and future of the company.

Baker Electric, Inc. is a closely-held corporation under the leadership of fourth generation family members. It is purported to be Escondido's oldest electrical contracting firm. The company's electrical contracting license was one of the first issued when California passed the State Law requiring a license in 1956. With revenues in excess of $67 million, BEI currently employs 80+ internally with 300+ certified electricians in the field.

BEI serves as both a prime and subcontractor and has completed multimillion dollar contracts throughout Southern California's San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Imperial Counties, as well as projects in Central and Northern California. Public and private sector projects span commercial, industrial, high tech, manufacturing, education, military, hospitality, gaming, power generation and residential developments.

"This diamond anniversary honors the achievement of being an electrical contracting business for 75 years. Great Grandfather Leroy Neville Baker acquired Dietrich Electric on April 4, 1938 for $4,800. He set high standards for our customer service, quality work ethic and pride in craftsmanship," said Baker Electric President Ted Baker. "Our people create our heritage, our success and our future. It's humbling to consider the efforts of so many have made Baker Electric Inc. and Baker Electric Solar the companies they are today."

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About Baker Electric Inc.
Founded in 1938, Baker Electric, Inc. (BEI) is a closely held corporation under the leadership of fourth generation family members. It provides comprehensive pre-construction services and the planning, coordination, design | build, in-house electrical engineering and project management of any size project from initial design to follow-up maintenance. BEI serves as both a prime and subcontractor. The company's solar arm, NB Baker Electric, Inc., dba Baker Electric Solar designs, builds and installs photovoltaic solar power systems for new and existing homes and commercial facilities across Southern California. For more information, visit
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