Published June 15, 2004
Volume 12, Number 6

AMS Electric Rides the Current Into Hacienda
Electrical Contracting Firm Moves into New Space at 5673 W. Las Positas Boulevard

Craig Ayers, John Modica, Bill Breyton and Mike Stellato of AMS.

By George Walsh
Special to NETWORK

Due to a number of factors, the East Bay and Tri-Valley have become increasingly popular places for companies to do business. As companies have arrived, they have established their facilities, all of which need electrical systems. Many builders will turn to AMS Electric, which recently moved into a 2,800 square foot facility at 5673 W. Las Positas, for this phase of the project.

“This company is made up of four principals, each of which owns 25% of the company,” says Craig Ayers, one of the owners of AMS Electric. “We all play different roles stemming from our background. All of us know each other from working together at SASCO, a large Bay Area electrical contracting business.” AMS moved into its Hacienda facility in December 2003 and now finds that it is bidding on jobs involving many of the builders that its founders have worked with in the past. “Usually, when you’re a small contracting firm, you don’t even get on the bid list. With AMS, because of the relationships that we’ve developed over the years, builders know the work we do and will give us a chance.”

Despite its youth, AMS currently has 22 employees and currently focuses on contracting in new office space as well as tenant improvement projects that involve existing office space in commercial buildings. “What we have to offer our customers is that we are a design and build company that can do engineering, estimating, new electrical installations, and budgeting. We can handle a lot of different things related to the process of putting an electrical project together.”

Ayers feels confident that his company is in the right place at the right time. “It took us about three months to get our feet on the ground and get all the pieces in place to start actually doing construction. Beginning in January, we really hit the ground running.” He also thinks big when it comes to his company’s growth. “We wanted to be in the East Bay because, as far as electrical contracting, the market is really very large. Our goal is to be a $40 million to $50 million contracting firm in the next five to six years. We’re on a really fast pace and, so far, we’re exceeding our own expectations.”


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