Company Profile

Any construction job puts your business, or home, in the hands of a contractor who you want to have your best interest in mind. Nelson has been in the electrical contracting business for 55 years and uses that knowledge and experience to deliver quality work and service for each client

  • Full-Service Construction Contractor
  • Fast Response
  • Remodeling
  • Additions
  • Solar installations
  • Specializing in environmentally conscious construction
  • Partnership with dependable sub contractors

Nelson Electric was formed in 1963 in Minneapolis. It was founded by Paul Nelson, the father of the current owner, Robert Nelson. The business has been located in South Minneapolis since its beginning, where Robert lived while growing up. Robert was raised in the electrical business his father created and in 1977 started working for his father. In 1989 he over took the business with his sisters when his father passed away. Since that time he has been working hard to grow and diversify the company to better fit the needs of our clients. In 2004 his sisters retired and he is now the sole owner of the business.

From a typical one-man, one-truck operation, it has grown and evolved into one of the most capable and versatile electrical contractors in the area. Nelson is proud of their heritage and longevity, but they never stop working to improve their business. Over the years they have adapted their business to address the ever-changing challenges facing customers. Today, they are able to provide clients with an unusual depth of experience, an innovative approach to project assessment and an unflagging commitment to service.

In 2011 Robert successfully completed the U.S. Small Business Administration's e200 program. Robert's need to constantly improve lead him to the E200 Emerging Leaders intensive training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in America's cities. Over the course of seven months, participants have the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.

While the types of services Nelson provides may change, the philosophy that has guided them for more than 55 years never will. Nelson will continue to serve clients with a unique combination of experience, approach and discipline.


"Just a simple letter of gratitude for many fine years of service to the guys at Nelson Electric Inc. In 15 years of service NEI has helped us beyond what most would ever do. These guys are not just another vendor, they have become friends as well. Countless times they have responded to our emergencies, saving us hours/days of downtime. They have sat down many times to discuss plans, coming up with great ideas on how to have things done the way we want, with minimal interruption to our process. PLC issues (we have had many) the man to get it right is Horst Link, extremely knowledgeable and helpful!"

Masterbatches Division

BBB Accreditation

A Better Business Bureau Accredited Business since 2008, Nelson Electric, Inc. continues to meet the highest standards of excellence.





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