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Our Company Story

Universal Electric Company is a full service electrical and communications contractor, founded in the Santa Clarita Valley in 1990 by Matt Cohen. Universal Electric Company experienced the transformative years in which electrical and communications contracting merged; bridging the gap between business facilities and management information systems. Company founder Matt Cohen has guided Universal Electric Company, expanding our services, and along the way, earned a reputable status in the electrical and communications industry. Today, Universal Electric Company takes pride in the reputable status we have earned. We look to the future, continually striving to improve our systems and use our expertise to benefit every client.

We have earned a reputable status in the electrical industry by providing quality workmanship, competitive pricing, and sincere dedication to our customers. The majority of our clientele are repeat customers who continuously call on our services year after year. No project is too large, too small, or too far. We specialize in design-build, construction, and service for all commercial, industrial and custom residential projects. We look forward to building a strong working relationship with you and your firm as your electrical, communications and solar contractor.

Our focus has grown to include new construction, tenant improvement, retail, medical and diagnostic facilities, financial institutions, food service, custom homes, lighting controls, Title 24 lighting controls acceptance testing and calculations, green energy conservation, room additions, home theater, photovoltaic solar systems, CCTV, and card access and alarm cabling. We service all Southern California and have been a proud member of the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce since 1992. Universal Electric Company is bonded, holds California State C10 license #596856, and carries full liability and workers compensation insurance.

Our Business Philosophy

We emphasize selling high-quality products and servicing customers in a professional and efficient manner. We only partner with reputable manufacturers and suppliers, so we have confidence in the products we sell and services we offer. We would be pleased if you would give Universal Electric Company the opportunity to bid your future electrical and communications projects so that you may see how we have built our company’s reputation on professionalism, Safety, quality workmanship, timely completion, and competitive pricing.

Our Mission Statement

It is the goal of Universal Electric Company to provide the highest level of quality electrical and communication systems installations on time, under budget, and with pride in our workmanship. The cornerstones of our business are safety, customer satisfaction, work quality and efficiency. Concern for associates and customers must motivate us and guide our actions as we make choices regarding our work. The quality of our work must distinguish us from our competition. Profit is the lifeblood of any business, and efficiency in every component of a job assures the future of Universal Electric Company. All these things must be done in an atmosphere of respect for each individual and opportunities for learning and growth. Work has meaning when individual contribution goes beyond earning a living.

Meet Our Founder

Our owner Matt Cohen started in the electrical industry graduating in 1979 with a complete education in electrical design and construction from the Pennsylvania College of Technology located in Williamsport Pennsylvania. His career then took him to South Texas for an apprenticeship in the Petro-chemical industry with Dow Chemical. The last move in 1984 was to Southern California and a change to the computer industry. During these beginning years of computers, Matt was involved in the design and installation of generators, uninterruptable power systems, power distribution units, fire suppression systems, and data and voice communication cabling for large computer room installations. Matt also holds a State of California Certified General Electrician Card Number 159221 and a California Lighting Controls Acceptance Test Technician Certification Number TC-A814004.

Our Clients Say

“Universal replaced an electrical panel for me. Matt was on time, did accurate work for a reasonable fee, and was even patient with the city inspector. He went out of his way to make sure the panel was operational in the shortest possible time. He also bid on the electrical portion of a large commercial building inspection. I recommend Matt to all the Real Estate agents looking for an electrician.”

GARY D

“I have had Universal Electric work on many projects over the last 14 years and I can’t think of one that was delayed or exceeded budget due to Universal Electric. The cleanliness and attention to detail is why I continue to call them for any of our electrical needs. You won’t be disappointed in the quality you get with Universal Electric.”

ERIC G

“After a brief, but thorough, consultation with Universal Electric Company regarding a commercial PV system interconnection to an ancient 400A electrical panel, we were able to implement his solutions to complete the job under budget, and earlier than expected. Matt’s vast experience and insight were invaluable in meeting our deadline, and we would unconditionally recommend Universal Electric Company for any commercial and residential project.”

BOB H

“I have worked with Matt for about 15 years and he is one of the most reliable people I know. Matt is a perfectionist and follows the project to its successful completion.”

DAVID H

“Matt Cohen and the Universal Electric team are great. They are very responsive, cost-effective and technically savvy. Matt has solved some very difficult electrical issues over the years and is always solution oriented. Hope to keep working with Universal for years to come.”

JOHNATHAN H

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We only partner with reputable manufacturers and suppliers, so we have confidence in the products we sell and services we offer.

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