Experience • Integrity • Reliability



Whether your project is new construction or remodeling an existing structure, SNEI is ready to fulfill all of your electrical needs. We have a time-proven track record of successful commercial, retail, educational, institutional, and professional projects.


Our team of highly qualified installers will complete your project on time and on budget. We provide design and installation of new systems or upgrade existing systems with the same reliable expertise our customers count on. After installation we ensure that your new system is tested and running as intended. We then make sure your maintenance personnel are brought up to speed on any new controls or devices.

Design Build

SNEI works with top lighting designers and professional engineers to develop lasting quality projects that satisfy our client’s needs now and for the years to come. We can use your specifications, or create your project from the ground up. From start to finish, we design your project for efficiency in both cost and function.



Sierra Nevada Electric, Inc. (SNEI) is a commercial electrical contracting company founded in 2005 by brothers Rich and Russ Cotten. 


SNEI focuses on Commercial, Institutional, Industrial and Design-Build projects, with strong emphasis on successful project completion and long-term relationships with our clients. Our reliable track record of integrity and responsiveness has been key to delivering our projects on schedule and on budget.

We've worked to build a family-like corporate culture for our valued employees that naturally extends to our colleagues and customers in the field.


Our home base is nestled in the beautiful California Sierra Nevada Foothills, but our service territory ranges well into Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Central California and beyond.







For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call (530) 887-9000 or fill out the following form.

Contact Us

Sierra Nevada Electric, Inc.

PO Box 5335

Auburn, California 95604


Click to email our departments:
Rich Cotten in Project Management / Estimating

Russ Cotten in Manpower / Jobsite Coordination

Bookkeeping / Payroll / Administrative


Tel: (530) 887-9000

Fax: (530) 887-9005


SNEI is always scouting for the best electrical talent out there. We are a non-union, merit-based, equal opportunity employer, offering competitive wages (many of our projects are Davis-Bacon prevailing wage), and a comprehensive benefits package. If you feel that you would be a good fit for our team email your resumé for consideration.


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