Commercial Electrical Contractors

Midwest Contracting
with Tesdell Electric

All across Iowa, with projects from small coffee shops to wiring full mixed-use developments, Tesdell Electric is proud to join with commercial construction companies and property owners to perform electrical installations, install life safety and technology solutions, and more in an efficient and timely manner.


An electric contractor should serve as more than just a contracted team of experts; Tesdell Electric truly joins your team to provide added value to your project. With high-level and long-term experience in value engineering, Tesdell project managers work with your team to ensure cost and time are well spent without sacrificing quality. For over 45 years, our commercial design team has shown outstanding competence in design/build projects that fit your goals while ensuring your project complies with current electrical and energy codes.


When it comes to laying the groundwork for your site, proper installation is crucial. From installing new conduit to identifying and repairing cable breaks in your current system, Tesdell Electric offers quick and cost-effective services to meet your needs. Our experienced team has completed work for sites of all sizes utilizing state-of-the-art conduit plowing machinery that leaves behind very little surface damage and/or radio-guided boring machines to install conduit in hard-to-reach places.


Getting caught without power can be a huge detriment to keeping your business running, causing you to lose product and productivity. Tesdell Electric installs standby and emergency generators that quickly restore power when you need it. Most are available in EPA-compliant diesel, gas, and LP configurations. Generator controls are customized to your unique specifications while keeping ease-of-use and simplicity in mind.

Power Quality Analysis

Ensure that your electrical infrastructure is well maintained and functioning properly. Our trained technicians utilize state-of-the-art power quality meters to collect and analyze electrical data from your business, helping to identify and isolate electrical issues such as transients, under and overvoltages, and more. We also deploy FLUKE thermal imaging cameras to identify electrical issues in switchgear and panels before they become unexpected failures.


Save money on the operational costs of your commercial property. On average, lighting costs account for 40 percent of office building electrical bills, so it is important to utilize an efficient lighting and shading system that will maximize your savings. Tesdell Electric installs Lutron Lighting and Shading systems that are known to have reduced energy consumption by up to 60 percent or more.

See Our Work for Yourself

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

Commercial Electric Service Work

In addition to our superior performance on new construction projects, Tesdell Electric also supports our many loyal customers and numerous other businesses across Iowa through our experienced and responsive electrical service team.

Partner with Tesdell on Your Next
Commercial Construction Project