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    100+ years of service
    For more than 100 years we have been serving our customers.
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About Us

Our people are ready. Our experience runs deep. For over 100 years, Richardson-Wayland Electrical Co. has provided electrical contracting services to municipal, utility and industrial customers with a reputation built on honesty and integrity. Trust us to get the job done safely and on time. Every time.

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  • About RWEC
  • Our people are ready. Our experience runs deep. For over 100 years, Richardson-Wayland Electrical Co. has provided electrical contracting services to municipal, utility and industrial customers with a reputation built on honesty and integrity. Trust us to get the job done safely and on time. Every time.

    Since 1913 Richardson Wayland has been providing contracting services to the electrical market. We have expanded our service offerings to include traffic signal installation and maintenance. Our company was built on a firm foundation of honesty and integrity, which are still at the core of everything we do.

    Founded in January 28, 1913 by J.M. Richardson & W.H. Wayland

    Sold electric lights & the wiring of homes

    In 1924, Richardson Wayland establishes the second radio station in Virginia; WDBJ on AM 1310

    In 1930, the business expanded into industrial and commercial wiring

    In 1934, the company expanded into utility construction

    1957 concentrated solely on utility construction

    January 2006 company was purchased by Argos Utilities Holdings, LLC

Our Team

Our People are Our Company

President
Charles M. Shenberger
President

Charles is the President of Argos Utilities Holdings, LLC, Richardson Wayland Electrical Company, LLC and Richardson Wayland Traffic Signal, LLC. He has been working in the utility and renewable energy construction industry for many years. Charles has held positions from Safety Director, Site Project Manager, Operations Manager, Vice President to his current role as President.

Business Development
Jack Stayner
Business Development

Jack is the Business Development Manager. Jack has been in the industry for over 40 years. Jack started his career as a Groundsman on a distribution crew. Since then he has held positions of Journeyman Lineman, Foreman, General Foreman, Project Manager and now Operations Manager. Contact via cell phone at (540) 632-6397 or e-Mail jstayner@rwec.com.

Operations Manager
Timothy Fain
Operations Manager

Tim is an Operations Manager overseeing the Substation and Security Barrier operations. Tim has been with Richardson Wayland for almost 10 years.

Operations Manager
Houston Sutherland
Operations Manager

Houston is an Operations Manager overseeing the Traffic Signal Division. Houston has been with Richardson Wayland for almost 12 years.

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Company Development Story

How we started

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Founded in 1913

Richardson-Wayland Electric Company has been working with the industrial community throughout the Roanoke area since 1913. ... and with the public utilities throughout Virginia and the surrounding states since the 1930's. We employ a staff of highly skilled technicians, many of whom live locally and are proud of the position their company has attained in over 100 years of operation.

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Long history of success

The company specializes in commercial-industrial wiring, powerplants, substations, and trasmission and distribution lines. It has won an eviable reputation for dependable on-the-job performance and quality workmanship.