Premier Electric Celebrates 28 Years in Business
with $275 Million in Sales and Over 70,000
Homes and Multifamily Units Completed
Our Phone Number
(239) 598-2000
 
 
 
 

History

Premier Electric was founded in 1988 by Robert Forbis, a third generation electrical contractor with a family history of electrical contracting success dating back to the early 1900s. Robert's grandfather was one of the original electrical contactors in the US.

Robert earned his Florida master's license in 1986 and two years after that, in 1988, he started Premier Electric with $10,000 in savings and three initial employees. Within six months he had 55 employees and was ranked the fastest growing company on the west coast of Florida.

Premiere Electric is now celebrating 28 years in business.

Premier Electric Milestones

1988
Premier Electric is founded on October 9, 1988 by Robert Forbis on his son's 5th birthday. Premier lands its first multifamily project, the 400 unit Lakeside Project, for Erickson Communities.
1989
Premier Electric grows to 55 employees, named by Southwest Florida Business magazine as the fastest growing business in Southwest Florida. Sales of $1.8 million for the first full year in business. Premier is selected to wire the 456 unit Fountainview rental project for Boran Craig Barber Construction. Premier wires 225 units in one month.
1991
Premier Electric awarded the largest multifamily project in Collier County history, the Barefoot Beach Project. Projects consists of 12 seven story 36 and 24 unit beachfront buildings with an electrical value of over $4 million.
1992
Premier Electric is chosen as the electrical contractor for the new Waterside Shops, Naples finest ultra high-end shopping center.
1994
Premier Electric wires its first high-rise condo, the 18 story Bayshore Place for Kraft Construction, developed by Erickson Communities.
1995 Premier Electric selected by Boran Craig Barber to wire the 20 story luxury high-rise, Venetian Tower,developed by the Lutgert Companies.
Venetian Tower
2001
Premier Electric is ranked for the first time by Engineering News Record as one of the largest 600 Specialty Contractors in the USA. Sales are now $18 million.
2006
Premier Electric enjoys a record year with sales of $49 million dollars and 650 employees and is ranked as the 5th largest electrical contractor in Florida.
2007
Premier Electric is selected to design/build the electrical and audio/video and control systems for the most expensive home ever sold in Florida history. Electrical and low voltage add up to $4.4 million dollars.
  Audio Video Rack
2010
Premier completes Desoto Palms Assisted Living Facility in Sarasota for CORE Construction. Premier installed the electrical wiring, backup generator, and nurses call system.
Desoto Palms Assisted Living facility
2014
Premier Electric completes Ranch Lake Apartments in Bradenton, a 336 unit project for CORE Construction
2014
Premier completes the Raymond Design Center in downtown Naples for Naples Redevelopment.
 
Premier Electric's growth and accomplishments would not have been possible without the contributions of its greatest resource – its employees, and the unwavering loyalty of it's customers.
 
 
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