Our company has been involved in many different industrial construction projects over the years. Paper mills, steam plants, wineries, cardboard box plants, sawmills and refineries are just some the types of projects that Burke has been involved in. Many of these projects had unique power requirements and working conditions.

  • Scott Water Treatment Plant - READ MORE
  • Fort Peck
  • East Pine Pump Station - READ MORE
  • Landsburg Fish Passage
  • Murray Avenue Pump Station
  • Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Valley Medical Center, Co-Generation Project
  • Weyerhaeuser Snoqualmie Mill
  • Chateau St. Michelle Winery
  • Weyerhaeuser Enumclaw Mill- Installation of a 4160/480V unit substation for a new curved saw
  • King County Metro Component Facility- HVAC Upgrade
  • Barton Pump Station - King County, WA

Burke Electric has had a continuing presence in the commercial electrical construction market since the mid 80's. Our experience in both high and mid-rise shell and core, as well as build outs and tenant improvement work, allow our company to work on a large range of projects.

  • East Pine Pump Station
  • Dry Utility Installations for various developers
  • Park 90/5, Seattle Crime Lab- READ MORE
  • 1000 Lenora Square- Tenant Improvement
  • 4th and Pike- Tenant Improvements
  • 1201 Third Ave
  • Microsoft Redmond West Campus
  • 600 Broadway -Tenant Improvements

We have been involved in design/build projects for over 30 years. Our staff has utilized this concept to allow the maximum use of budget dollars on each project. Our firm has an ongoing commitment to assure that every project will be both cost effective and electrically efficient well into the future.

  • Juniper Ridge Hydroelectric (water to wire)
  • The Triple Door Nightclub - READ MORE
  • Taziminia Power Plant, Alaska
  • Alaska Airlines Headquarters
  • Arcade Plaza
  • Chateau St. Michelle Winery
  • Seafreeze Cold Storage
  • Parkway Plaza
  • Polygon Offices- Bellevue, WA
  • Chinook Tower- Yakima, WA
  • Physio Control- Redmond, WA
  • ENI Building- Bellevue, WA
  • ISOWA Cardboard Plant- Kent, WA
  • Southgate Office Park
  • Masterpark Parking- Seatac, WA
  • Fairwood Golf & Country Club- Clubhouse Addition
  • Sound Transit Parking Garage -  SeaTac, WA

Burke Electric's involvement in hydroelectric work began in 1958 at Palisades Dam in Idaho. Since then, hydroelectric construction has been a continuous staple for our company. We have at some point, in the past 45+ years of business, worked at every dam and powerhouse on the Columbia River from Grand Coulee to Bonneville, as well as several projects on the Snake River. Our experience in hydroelectric work has included projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts and Wyoming.

  • Bonneville Powerhouse
  • Landsburg Fish passage
  • Wanapum Fish Bypass
  • Yakama Power Drops 2 & 3
  • Baker Lake Floating Surface Collector - READ MORE
  • Baker Lake Adult Fish Trap
  • Twin Falls Hydroelectric Project
  • Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project
  • Juniper Ridge Hydroelectric Project
  • XLS Breaker Replacement- Grand Coulee, WA
  • Cougar Dam Exciter Replacement- Cougar Dam, OR
  • Switchgear and Bus Replacement at Lookout Point Dam- Lowell, OR
  • Hills Creek Dam Exciter Replacement- Oakridge, OR
  • Related Projects/Expertise
Mossyrock Dam
Grand Coulee Dam
Rocky Reach Dam
Rock Island Dam
Sultan River Dam
Lower Monumental Dam
Walla Walla Dam
Twin Falls Hydro
Chief Joseph Dam
Wynoochee Power plant
Wells Dam
Bonneville Dam
Cowlitz Dam
McNary Dam
Hills Creek Dam
The Dalles Dam
Cold Springs Power plant
Columbia River Power plant
Pelton Dam
John Day Dam
Cougar Dam
Lookout Point
Green Peter Dam
Dworshak Dam
Milner Power plant
Palisades Dam

Morrow Point
Silver Lake

Fort Peck
Libby Dam


One of the constant types of construction that Burke Electric has been involved in is Government Construction Projects. Since 1958, our firm has worked on projects for many government agencies including the USBR, US Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration and the Western Area Power Administration.

  • Grand Coulee Dam 11.95 kV Switchyard - READ MORE
  • Bonneville Dam II Powerhouse
  • Fort Peck
  • McNary Transformer Replacement T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6,T7
  • Mud Mountain Dam, Intake Structure Replacement- Enumclaw, WA
  • VA Hospital American Lake Switchgear & Generator Installation- Lakewood, WA
  • Whidbey Island NAS- Approach Lighting Installation
  • Whidbey Island NAS- 230kV Transformer Replacement
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyards- Transformer Radiator Replacement
  • USACE Walla Walla District- McNary Dam Security Upgrade
  • USBR Pacific NW- Fiber Optic Light Show Project at Grand Coulee Dam
  • Chief Joseph Dam – Station Service Replacement – WA
  • Bonneville Dam Potential Transformer Upgrades – OR


In the past 10 years, Burke Electric's involvement in the low voltage electrical field has grown to include many different modalities. From fire alarm systems to complete sound systems to design/build security systems, Burke Electric is capable of meeting the needs of our customers.

  • Key Area Sound System Upgrade- Seattle, WA - READ MORE
  • Benaroya Hall Audio/Video System Improvement- Seattle, WA - READ MORE
  • Benaroya Hall Reader Board LED Conversion- Seattle, WA
  • Seattle Center Security Bollard Project- Seattle, WA
  • Seatac City Hall- Fire Alarm & Security System Improvement
  • Grand Coulee Dam- Life Safety Improvements
  • Microsoft Corporation- Access Control
  • Sterling Elevator- Control Wiring
  • Instant Courier- Data Wiring
  • McChord AFB C-17 Substation- Annunciation System Installation

Over the past 50 years, Burke Electric has worked on co-generation projects, substation projects and various hydroelectric facilities. Those projects included generator step up transformers, related substation and switchyard equipment, Iso-Phase bus systems and powerhouse equipment.  

  • Grand Coulee 11.95Kv Switchyard,
  • Rocky Reach Dam,
  • McNary Transformer Replacement T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6,T7 - READ MORE
  • Juniper Ridge Hydroelectric
  • Boeing Kent Space Center Substation 55C1
  • VA Hospital Substation Addition
  • Bonneville Excitation
  • Box Canyon Governors
  • Goldendale Energy Project- Goldendale, WA
  • Schnitzer Steel Substation- Tacoma, WA
  • Transformer Replacement Project at Green Peter Dam
  • Rocky Reach Dam Transformer Replacement- Replaced (11) 230kV GSU Transformers
  • Valley Medical Center Co-Generation Project
  • Weyerhaeuser Enumclaw Substation- 115/12.47kV Design Build Substation
  • Benaroya Concert Symphony Hall- 26kV Primary Electrical Service Installation
  • Harbor Steps Phase 3 & 4- 26kV Primary Electrical Service Installation
  • Simpson Timber Substation- 115/13.2kV Design Build Substation
  • Centralia Power Plant- Installation of (3) 230kV Transformers and Delta Uni-Bus System
  • KBV-Tacoma Project- Installation of (2) 230kV Transformers and Calvert Bus System
  • Forte Power at Fredrickson- 230kV, 1750mcm Cable Pull and Termination
  • Sequalitchew Substation- 115/13.2kV Design Build Substation
  • High Desert Project- Installation of Calvert Iso-Phase Bus System
  • Valley Re-Power Project- Installation of (2) 230kV Transformers & Calvert Bus System
  • Sunset Substation - READ MORE

Solar energy, provided by the sun, is constantly replenished and will not produce harmful pollution unlike fossil fuels. Solar energy may be used passively, such as to heat and light buildings or technology may be used to harness the sun's energy by collecting it and transforming it to generate electricity. Current technologies include photovoltaic, concentrating solar, solar hot water and more.

Another emerging field of alternative or green power is wind generation. The idea of harnessing the power of the wind is not a new concept, but has been altered and improved by science to harness the maximum energy created by the movement of air through wind currents.

We are working with manufacturers, land developers and general contractors in the wind generation field, which has great potential in the Northwest region.

  • City of Ellensburg Wind Turbine additions to existing solar panel park (2011) - READ MORE
  • Valley Medical Center 4.1 MW Co-Generation Facility Installation
  • JATC Solar
  • McCaw Hall Solar Installation- Seattle, WA - READ MORE
  • Veterans Hospital Parking Structure 50 KW Photovoltaic System – Seattle, WA - READ MORE
  • Sound Transit Parking Structure Walkway Canopy 50 KW Photovoltaic System - SeaTac, WA