About Us


When you engage a contractor you don’t want them learning on your job.


Our employees in the field are committed to Nelson and we are committed to them.

  • Horst L with Nelson since 1987
  • Mike O with Nelson since 1992
  • Mike S with Nelson since 2001
  • Matt L with Nelson since 2005
  • Rusty G with Nelson since 2011
  • Rich K with Nelson since 2014
  • Troy R with Nelson since 2015
  • Justin C with Nelson since 2017


Our technicians and subcontractors have experience with:

  • Storefront build-outs
  • Industrial automation projects
  • Solar thermal installations
  • Restaurant renovation
  • Residential remodels
  • Solar photovoltaic installations
  • Many other diverse projects

Some contractors are reluctant, or unable to take on the most challenging projects. Not Nelson. We do it all:

  • Reduce energy usage
  • Save money on utilities
  • Reduce equipment down time
  • European voltage issues
  • Grain elevator repair
  • Bathroom and other home remodels
  • Promote alternative energy technologies

In the commercial realm we can provide even the most technically demanding automation installations. Our automation team has made it their mission to stay abreast of new technologies and techniques, making us uniquely qualified to deliver cost-effective and efficient solutions. And in the residential realm no project, whether electrical or construction, is too small because we can do it all.


  • Not from the "time and material" school of project assessment.
  • Spend the time necessary to gain a complete understanding of your situation, objectives and long-term goals.
  • Strive to partner with reliable subcontractors that are team players in the best interest of our clients.
  • In-depth understanding of your objectives guides Nelson as we assemble the right products, people and follow-up to ensure success, often times leading to long-term clients.
  • In the case of commercial and industrial projects we are here not only to get your business up and running, but to keep it operating at peak efficiency.
  • In the case of residential projects we are here to get your project completed with efficiency and quality that will last.
  • Armed with this information, Nelson will create a roadmap, timeline and budget to achieve these goals.


  • ‘Service is our specialty’ and ‘Always On’ are more than slogans to Nelson – they drive our disciplined approach to your project.
  • Always On means that Nelson meets obligations. Every time. Nelson will be there when we promise, will respect the budget and will meet the deadline. That is Nelson's commitment to you, because service is our specialty.
  • It means paying attention to the smallest details without losing sight of the larger objectives
  • Nelson invests in their people and they plan for the long-term. It is what enables a company to last 52 years and still provide relevant and timely services.


In addition Nelson keeps up-to-date on codes such as the following that affect electricians in relation to solar installations:

State Electrical Code and Electrician Licensing

2007 Wisconsin Act 63, passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Jim Doyle on March 5, 2008, requires the Department of Commerce to establish a state electrical wiring code, generally requires electricians to be licensed and registered, and provides for electrical construction inspections of all buildings, including private homes.

Board of Electricity - Department of Labor and Industry

Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Code reference: Minnesota State Electrical Code, Chapter 131


Nelson has long believed that giving back to the community is important. It not only helps out those in need but it also helps keep our company and our employees grounded in what it really means to be part of a community. Nelson not only donates money, but also gives with expertise.

In recent years Nelson has worked on 15 Habitat for Humanity homes and one Tree House project.

Nelson has also made monetary contributions to Down Syndrome, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Caring and Sharing Hands, VFW post 246, local food shelves and Longfellow Healthy Seniors on an annual basis.

Nelson believes in reusing and recycling and has donated three cars to Caring and Sharing Hands over the years as well.

"Mr. Nelson, Thanks so much for supporting Tree House in St. Louis Park. We are blessed to have such terrific partners. Thanks"

"It was such a pleasure working with you." - Midtown Greenway Coalition


"I am pleased again to write your company and commend everyone at Nelson Electric on the tremendous service put forth by you and your field crew. The workmanship was excellent, the job was completed on time and our customer enjoyed working with you and your crew. I also want to thank you for completing all of the required work under budget. Our relationship over the past 20 years has been a very good one and I look forward to the next 20 years."

Craig Holmer
Alliance Mechanical Services

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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