Electrical Consultants, Inc. (ECI) was incorporated in 1985 as a result of the purchase of the telephone engineering division of its predecessor, Associated Engineers, by Pacific Telecom, Inc. ECI established a small office of four staff in Billings, MT to continue to serve the electric utility and industrial clients that the firm had worked with for up to 25 years. The company has grown significantly since then to a full staff of over 600 employees nationwide. Today, ECI employs engineers, designers, land agents, surveyors, environmental specialists, technical associates, project managers, construction professionals and support staff who perform work for power delivery projects throughout the United States and abroad.
Operating from more than 20 regional offices throughout the nation, ECI has expanded its presence as one of the country’s leading power utility consulting design firms. ECI’s staff consists of highly experienced and qualified individuals available to coordinate and direct engineering efforts for any number of services. Our tremendous depth of professional staff helps to assure completion of projects in minimal response times and includes individuals with highly specialized or unique experience that ensures prompt and qualified responses to any project work scope item, whether it be a simple design question or one that involves complex, regional issues.
ECI’s wholly owned subsidiary, EPC Services Company (EPCS), was formed in 2000 to provide a professional based Project Management/EPC firm to handle the demand for utility and independent power delivery projects having ever shorter times for completion. Some of the first projects undertaken were the construction of fiber optic regeneration sites for long haul, high bandwidth communications. Changing market demands quickly resulted in the steady growth of EPC Services Company for traditional utility projects as well as major industrial loads having customer-owned facilities. Because of this, EPCS has quickly grown from a small company to one of the very largest specialty Engineer-Procure-Construct companies in the United States and a preeminent player in the renewable power industry.
In the spring of 2019, ECI acquired Industrial Automation Consulting (IAC), a small “Turnkey Systems House” providing all aspects of automation engineering and information management. The services provided by IAC closely align with ECI’s Industrial Services group expanding our industrial design service offering to provide the integration of real-time control and information systems.
In the fall of 2019, ECI acquired Relay Application Innovation (RAI) bringing significant strength to our capabilities in system protection design and integration. This widens our available breadth of service in system protection design, integration, protection settings, customized software and hardware as well as field commissioning at all levels of the protection field.
In the winter of 2020, ECI acquired Casco Systems headquartered in Cumberland, Maine. Casco brings deep industry-leading IEC-61850 design, integration, protection and cyber security expertise to benefit ECI’s wide range of utility and energy customers.
Our team is thriving and growing as we advance toward four decades in business. These are exciting times in the power industry and we look forward to the opportunity to provide professional engineering services on your next endeavor.