About Tesdell Electric

Des Moines Area Electrical
Services Since 1975

A comprehensive one-stop shop for the electrical and technology service needs of homeowners, contractors, architects, engineers, and business owners, Tesdell Electric is proud to serve a wide variety of industries for over 45 years. Establishing and maintaining positive, long-standing client relationships over the years takes genuine dedication to each project, adaptation to changing industry demands, and a goal of client satisfaction.

Giving Back to Our Community

Sustainable Energy Efforts

Tesdell Electric is proud to utilize over 20KW of solar arrays to power our facility. Our entire facility uses 100% LED lighting technology and geothermal systems to heat and cool our buildings. 

Financial Contributions

Natives of Ankeny, Tesdell Electric supports multiple local booster clubs, athletics, faith-based organizations, and more.

Next Generation Driven

Our team supports the next generation of tradesmen with materials contributions to school programs, non-profits, and pre-apprenticeships for high schoolers.

Meet Our Owners

Ron Tesdell

President & Founder

Ron is the President, Owner, and Founder of Tesdell Electric. He started Tesdell Electric over 45 years ago with the vision of providing superb electrical wiring to businesses, homeowners, and contractors throughout Des Moines and Iowa. During a typical week, you can find Ron providing estimates, working on design-build engineering projects, and performing overall company management. His favorite part about his job is getting to work with his awesome clients. He is originally from Slater, Iowa. He received his B.S. from Iowa State University. He enjoys spending time with his wife Pam and his sons, Matt and Mike, working, and teaching. He taught school for six years before starting Tesdell Electric.

Matt Tesdell

VP & Owner, RCDD

Matt wears many hats at Tesdell Electric. During a typical week you can find him making estimates, managing projects, working on new technology designs, designing new lighting/shading systems, and providing tech and internal IT support among various other things. His favorite part of his job is engineering technology solutions that integrate cross-platform products into a unified solution for customers. He currently holds his Class A Master Electrical License as well as BICSI RCDD credential. When not at the office, Matt enjoys photography, volunteering, and spending time with his wife, Amy, and their three children.

Mike Tesdell

VP & Owner

During a typical week, you can find Mike making estimates, managing projects, scheduling service work, as well as overseeing our general labor force. He currently holds his Class A Journeyman Electrical License. When not at the office, Mike enjoys riding ATVs and spending time with his wife, Kim, and their two children.

Our Work

The District – Prairie Trail

  • Provided design and installation for electrical and low voltage wiring for over 10 commercial and retail shell buildings 
  • Wired over 40 tenants 
  • Provide electrical wiring for new B&B Theater 
  • Provided complete access control and CCTV systems for buildings and site

Prairie View

  • Wiring of 2 complete restaurants: Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and Burgershed
  • Wiring of 2 complete hotels: Fairfield Inn & Suites and Hyatt Place 
  • Services included: Design/Build, Electrical, Fire Alarm, and Data Cabling
  • Pathway lighting for the walkway connecting the properties

Karl Chevrolet

  • 74% reduction in energy costs, saving 1.5M kWh per year
  • Wireless lighting controls added to dim the lighting after hours
  • Reduced the luminaire count by 60 heads 
  • Eliminated dark spots throughout the nearly 30-acre lot, improving uniformity and increasing security

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