News and Updates
SME Recognized as PSBJ WA 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 recieves the NAIOP Award for the Addison on Fourth project
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
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 Amazon.com'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 (www.nwwindandsolar.com) for more information.
For Your Home or Business
Safety – Reliability – Expert Service – Honest Value – Reasonable Prices
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.
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.
No job is too small! Whether you want to relocate a single electrical outlet, install a standby generator, remodel a kitchen or bathroom, renovate your office building, expand your manufacturing space, or implement a comprehensive electrical maintenance and service plan for your facility, the licensed electricians and staff at SME Inc of Seattle have the skills and experience to help you. Contact the caring professionals at SME and rest easy, knowing your electrical problems are a thing of the past. We are at your service!
Office – Retail – Renovation – Commercial – Industrial – Historical – Religious – Institutional
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. The sustainability and renewable energy experts at NW Wind & Solar have the knowledge and experience to design and install solar electric systems and wind turbine systems in a variety of commercial and industrial projects.
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, mass notification, structured cabling, Cat 5 cabling, Cat 6 cabling, fiber optic cabling, network design. Our key subcontractors are affiliated and sister companies, so you can be assured that you are getting an experienced team at a great price.
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 2009, our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is 0.7142. 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.
Seattle - Eastside - North King - Snohomish/Skagit - South King - Pierce - Island/Jefferson
We provide high quality electrical services in Seattle and the metropolitan Seattle areas such as Shoreline, North Seattle, Ballard, West Seattle Electrician, Queen Anne Electrician, the Rainier Valley, and other similar areas. Our electricians also provide excellent electrical service on the Eastside in cities such as Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, Issaquah, North Bend, Woodinville, and Renton. In the north end, our electrical service trucks are in the cities of Lynnwood, Everett, Monroe, Snohomish, Marysville, Arlington, Edmonds, Mill Creek, and Mountlake Terrace as well as many others.
In the south Puget Sound, the electricians of SME Inc of Seattle make happy customers in Tukwila, Federal Way, Tacoma, Fife, Puyallup, Kent, Auburn, Covington and Maple Valley, as well as many other cities in the south Puget Sound. We also provide electrical service on the peninsula in Gig Harbor, Poulsbo, Bremerton, Bainbridge Island and Whidbey Island, and many other cities in that area.
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!
Our main office is located at 828 Poplar Place S., Seattle, WA 98144.
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