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About Us

Since 1934, Black Electric Inc. has been a family-run electrical contractor, providing the most up-to-date, reliable and cost-effective service for our clients.

Our dedication is how we have maintained so many satisfied, repeat customers. We pride ourselves in our superior quality and dependability, whether we are working for a residential customer or commercial, industrial or municipal customer.

Our design and construction staff has worked with general contractors, engineers, architects, municipalities, businesses and homeowners.

Bill Black founded the business in 1934 in Fishkill Plains after he returned from his stint in the military. Eventually, his sons Ron and Reid joined the firm and began managing it.

In the early 1960s, Black Electric was incorporated. The latest Black to manage operations is Jim, who began working for the family business at the age of 14 during summer vacations. After his graduation from college with a degree in chemistry, he joined Black Electric full-time.

Last summer, Jim’s eldest son, Collin, began working with his father, continuing the family tradition.

old truckIn the 75 years Black Electric has been serving the area, the business has grown in the scope of its work and in its technological offerings.

“In the 1950s and 1960s,” says Jim, “you had light bulbs and toasters. Now you have data and networks and solar power. You grow and adapt to new technology as it becomes available.”

Jim has a framed estimate hanging in his office from Oct. 23, 1946. It shows a quote for wiring an entire house. The cost? A whopping $115.

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Black Electric Inc. has been serving the Hudson Valley area since 1934. Our firm has always been locally owned and operated. It has always been our mission to provide service that exceeds the expectations of our varied customers.

You depend on power, and you can depend on us to care for your power needs. We service residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Keeping up with technology is one of our most important mandates. Our staff is continuously looking for ways to provide more efficient and cost-saving ideas that are innovative and make the best use of the latest products.

We are members of the National Association of Homebuilders, Builders Association of the Hudson Valley, Dutchess County Electrical Contractors Association and the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce.

Emergency services are available to our customers every hour of every day.

We are licensed in Poughkeepsie, and in the counties of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester.

Commercial/Industrial Clients

  • Adams Fairacre Farms, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and now Wappinger's Falls
  • Anderson School Visitor Center, Staatsburg
  • Beekman Country Club
  • Central Hudson
  • Culinary Institute Admissions Building, Hyde Park
  • Flory's Mobil
  • Four Corners Development, East Fishkill
  • Fresh Air Fund Camp Mariah, Fishkill
  • James Baird State Park
  • JC Penney
  • Metro North-Poughkeepsie train station
  • Middletown Galleria
  • Millbrook School Math and Science Center
  • New Rochelle Library
  • Patterson Recreation Center
  • Royal Carting
  • Springhouse Estates – Water Treatment Plant – Town of Southeast
  • Starbuck's, Wappingers Falls
  • Stewart Airport parking lot lighting, Newburgh
  • Stop & Shop stores, Dutchess and Orange counties
  • Texaco Research Facility, Beacon
  • Town of East Fishkill
  • Town of Fishkill
  • Town of LaGrange
  • Town of Poughkeepsie
  • Village of Fishkill wastewater pump station
  • Wachovia Bank, Hopewell Junction
  • Walgreen's stores, Dutchess county
  • Walkway over the Hudson
  • West Point Military Academy

Residential Clients

  • Numerous single-family residences
  • Condos
  • Town homes
  • Four Corners Estates
  • Sunnyfields Estates
  • Migdale Estates
  • Brighton Green
  • The Reserve
  • Berkshire Wilton Partners
  • Lincoln Ridge, Lagrange
  • Raspberry Ridge, East Fishkill
  • Monarch Farms, East Fishkill
  • Dalton Farms, Beekman


For all of Your Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Needs


Phone: (845) 485-8700
Phone: (845) 221-9698
Fax: (845) 485-8703

Dutchess County Electrical Contractors  Association

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed in:

  • Poughkeepsie
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Orange County

Certified Rob Roy Installer

Dutchess County Electrical Contractors  Association