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SME Inc of Seattle provides a wide range of services, across the Residential, Commercial and Industrial industries. Whether you are renovating your workplace, replacing a light socket, installing video surveillance equipment, or remodeling your home, SME’s team of experienced, licensed electricians have the skill and expertise to complete your project.

Seattle Electrician, Serving Bellevue, Kent, Lynwood, and most of Western Washington

Commercial, industrial, and residential electrical contractor
of choice for Western Washington since 1972.

Business & Home

When you are looking for an electrician in Seattle or in Western Washington, look no further than the electrical experts at SME Inc of Seattle. Our whole company is dedicated to meeting and exceeding your expectations. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service staff is ready to take your call and help you with your electrical needs. Whether you need a service electrician, a maintenance electrician, an industrial electrician, a residential electrician, or an electrical inspection, SME Inc of Seattle’s staff of experts can solve your electrical problems.

Our expert electricians undergo a criminal background check and must pass a thorough drug screen prior to ever setting foot in your home or business. Safety and training are primary concerns at SME. Within their first two days of employment, each electrician completes a 10-hour safety course. Weekly safety and training meetings ensure that SME’s licensed electricians and customer service staff remain up-to-date with safety training, customer service training, and company procedures. Our electrical parts suppliers make monthly presentations to our electricians and customer service staff regarding new products and services that are available. You can be assured that SME’s staff of licensed electricians is supremely qualified to meet your electrical needs.


SME Inc of Seattle has experienced construction electricians, electrical designers, electrical engineers, electrical estimators, and electrical project managers on staff to assist you in building your construction project. Many of our staff are LEED Accredited Professionals and have extensive experience with designing and constructing sustainable building projects.

We bring the most value to a project when our participation starts with the earliest design phases. We have extensive electrical design-build experience and can often recommend creative approaches that can save money and shorten the construction schedule. However, we are glad to bring our expertise to your project at any level and at any time and we will almost always be able to save you money and time.

Safety and training are number one priorities for SME Inc of Seattle. We maintain a full-time safety director on staff. For 2016, our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is 0.7658. Our electricians complete a rigorous apprenticeship that includes four years of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of supervised on-the-job training.

We believe our employees and customers come first. By having the best-trained, safest employees in the industry, our customers will receive the highest quality electrical services available anywhere.

Let the electrical experts at SME Inc of Seattle help you with your next construction project.

Our Partners

If you are interested in reducing your electric bill and doing something good for the environment, SME's renewable energy division, NW Wind & Solar, can help you accomplish your goals. Whether you are interested in a solar electric system for your home, a solar electric system for your business, a wind turbine system for your home, or a wind turbine system for your business, the renewable energy experts and experienced electricians are ready to help you make your plans a reality.

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At SME, we possess full division 16000 capabilities and can be your one-stop solution for your entire electrical scope including fire alarm, security, video surveillance, access control, nurse call, intercom, paging, and mass notification. Our key subcontractors are affiliated and sister companies, so you can be assured that you are getting an experienced team at a great price.

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Service Areas

We provide high quality electrical services in the greater Seattle area, including:

  • King County
  • Pierce County
  • Snohomoish County
  • Skagit County

Give us a call – you will be glad you did! No matter where you are located in the Puget Sound Region, SME Inc of Seattle is ready to take care of all your electrical needs. At SME, we are always at your service!

SME Inc of Seattle

Our main office is located at 828 Poplar Place S., Seattle, WA 98144.

News & Updates

Phase I – Village at Sammamish Town Center – Completed

Last week (March 22, 2017) marked the opening of Phase I of the Village at Sammamish Town Center, a retail and multi-use project. Phase II is expected to be completed in mid-April, and Phase III, a 159-unit apartment building, will break ground soon and is set to be completed in late 2018. The entire project is coming together as planned and it is getting a great reception from the community.

SME and NW Wind & Solar were both contracted for this project. SME furnished and installed complete shell and core systems for Phase I of this 115,000 square foot project, which included a two-story parking garage and EV charging stations. NW Wind & Solar installed a 9.6 kW solar PV system consisting of 32 SolarWorld modules, one SMA string inverter on a flush-mounted IronRidge non-penetrating S-5 standing metal seam clamps.

GC: Abbott Construction; Architect: Lance Mueller & Associates

Historic Renovation in West Seattle – Admiral Theater

Historic Renovation in West Seattle – Admiral Theater

SME Inc recently completed $100K electrical renovation on the historical Admiral Theater in West Seattle. We renovated the theater's electrical systems by installing new lighting in the lobby (highlighting vintage murals uncovered in restoration), theaters and concession areas and upgraded and updated the electrical systems in the projection booths.

In 1919 the Portola a vaudeville and motion picture house opened in West Seattle. In 1942 the building was remodeled by the well-known architect, B. Marcus Priteca (Coliseum, Paramount, Admiral in Seattle and Pantages in Tacoma). The Admiral has weathered neglect, disrepair, several updates and a 3-year closing. Fortunately, in 1989 this art-deco building was designated an historical landmark and gained yet another new life.

Recently, the Admiral received its latest $1.7 MM renovation, growing into a four-theater movie house with the latest in digital sound and projection.

GC: Swinerton Builders

SME @ YouthCare

SME @ YouthCare

The SME cooking crew stopped by YouthCare, last night (Jan. 19, 2017) to serve up dinner to our Seattle youth! From L to R master chefs: Mel Urbanozo - Project Manager/Estimator; Frank Morgan - Service Electrician; Ray Midkiff - Electrical Foreman; Adam Pinsky – CFO

SME Inc of Seattle works in Arizona!

Cardinal IG Glass Manufacturing Facility

While most of our commercial and industrial work is done in state, we occasionally work out of state. SME Inc recently won the electrical bid on a 200,000 sq. ft. glass manufacturing facility to be located on a 77-acre industrial site in Buckeye, Arizona.

Cardinal IG, a Minnesota-based company is building the $40 MM manufacturing facility to be closer to business in Southern California, while taking advantage of the business climate in Arizona. Project completion is expected first-quarter 2017.

In Memorium: Pat Ellwood

Bellevue North

It is with heavy hearts that we at SME Inc of Seattle say good-bye to our colleague, friend, coach and mentor, Pat Ellwood.

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Serving YouthCare

Bellevue North

SME, CITC and Meyer & Meyer Accounting Consultants joined together to prepare and serve dinner at YouthCare on April 20th.

For the past year, SME has embraced the amazing work and support that YouthCare provides our homeless kids in the Seattle area. Our time, energy and donations are but a small part of what YouthCare requires to meet the need. Consider donating your time, energy or money to this great cause.

SME Inc of Seattle Electrical Subcontractor for Bellevue North

Bellevue North

Recently, ground was broken for Bellevue North, the new 75,000 sq ft shopping center located at the corner of NE Fourth St and 116th Ave. NE. Bringing a lower cost retail space option to tenants, than found in downtown Bellevue, Bellevue North is fully leased.

The three tenants, REI, HomeGoods and Trader Joe’s will service a three to five-mile radius supporting a population of 95,000 to 219,000 people.

The property is owned by Iowa-based Principal Real Estate Investors who hired local Seattle-based KG Investment Management as a fee developer. Completion is expected by September 2016.

SME Recognized as PSBJ WA Best Workplace

PSBJ 2015 Best Workplace

Puget Sound Business Journal has announced the finalists of its 2015 Washington's Best Workplaces competition. We are proud and grateful that SME Inc of Seattle was one of the 20 companies named in the medium-sized company category.

What makes this recognition so special is that our employees nominated us. By answering survey questions related to company culture, job satisfaction, opportunity for advancement, relationships with company leaders, camaraderie with fellow employees (just to name just a few), our employees’ answers show that SME is an employer of choice in the Puget Sound region. Our goal as a company is to live up to that ideal every single day.


YouthCare of Seattle's mission is to build 'confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.' SME is partnering with YouthCare this year to support this important cause and our Seattle youth. We've served up meals, donated $10 for every July service call and on September 11th we are hosting our 9th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Echo Falls Country Club. Please sign up to play, donate or sponsor this important event.

SME receives the NAIOP Award for the Addison on Fourth project

Addison on Fourth building

SME Inc of Seattle won the NAIOP award in the renovation category for our team's electrical work on the Addison on Fourth project in Seattle. As part of an amazing team, we participated in the renovation of this 101-year old former miltary hospital into apartment homes, artist lofts and musician studios above and below street level retail shops. Congratulations team SME!

Spear Street builds 202 Westlake office and retail

Spear Streets 202 Westlate Office

We have completed work at 202 Westlake Ave. N., where developer Spear Street Capital showcases their new 129,400–square–foot office and retail complex. The site is about a block from's headquarters. Upon completion in 2013, the six–story building has 218 stalls of underground parking, street–level retail and office space above. Construction cost was completed on budget at $26 million. San Francisco–based Spear Street is working with two Seattle–area companies, First Western Development Services and Stephen C. Grey & Associates.

A First Western spokesman said they are talking to potential tenants. Broker Lisa Stewart of Urbis Partners is marketing the building. John Grassi, president of Spear Street Capital, told the DJC he is encouraged by the strength of Seattle's office market, particularly in South Lake Union. Donahou Design Group is the architect and Pennon Construction is the general contractor. Subcontractors are Kulchin Foundation Drilling Co., shoring and lagging; Elk Heights Excavation, mass excavation; Albrecht Birkenbuel, concrete; Bellevue Mechanical, HVAC; SME Inc of Seattle, electrical; Tapani Plumbing; and Smith Fire Protection.

Podcast: All About Lighting!

Want some valuable information about florescent lighting? Listen in as Pete and Rob talk with their special guests from SME Inc about Lighting. Lighting expert Gayle Kassen from Crescent Lighting tells Pete and Rob on this week's Home Matters that that is the number one complaint when it comes to CFL's, or compact florescent lighting.

2014 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards

SME's project, Premier Orthopedics, wins the Excellence in Construction Award in the Electrical and Communications category. Read more from the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce and learn more on our projects page. This is the fourth year in a row that SME has won this award.

NW Wind & Solar

SME brings over 41 years of electrical construction experience to its newest business unit - NW Wind & Solar! The electrical experts at SME Inc of Seattle can design and install a solar electric system for your home or a solar electric system for your business or a wind turbine system for your home or a wind turbine system for your business to meet your needs. Visit the NW Wind & Solar website ( for more information.