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    Over 100 years of service
    For more than 100 years we have been servicing our customers in the electrical industry
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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
  • From its founding in 1913 Richardson Wayland Electrical Company has had a long lasting history in providing contracting services as an energy infrastructure service provider to the ET&D industry. Throughout our long and proud history, Richardson Wayland Electrical Company has prided itself in contuously improving our offerings of goods and services to our customers and our community as a leading regional electrical utility and traffic signal services provider. Our company was built on a firm foundation of safety, honesty, integrity, and environmental stewardship which are the foundation of everything we do.

    Founded in January 28, 1913 by J.M. Richardson & W.H. Wayland, who began by selling electric applicances, electrical lighting and wiring homes in Roanoke and the Roanoke Valley.

      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

         In 1935 RWEC joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 79 as a proud union contractor

          In 1956 joined the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

            In 1957 concentrated solely on utility construction

             In 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, and Richardson Wayland Electrical Company, 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 48 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 in the Sub-station and Distribution industry for 24 years and with Richardson Wayland for almost 10 years, where he has served as Project Manager for various major projects.

Operations Manager
Scott Eubanks
Operations Manager

Scott is an Operations Manager overseeing the Traffic Signal, Security Fence and Solar Installation divisions. Scott has been in the industry for 14 years, three of them with VDOT, and with Richardson Wayland for over 4 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.