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.





Projects Completed


Contractors and
Owner/Agencies Satisfied


US Army Corps of Engineers / 4th & 6th Floor Remodel / San Francisco
Mather VA Hospital / 4th Floor Renovation / Mather
Social Security Administration / Multiple Projects / Multiple Locations
US Census Bureau / Tenant Improvements / Sacramento, San Francisco
Beale AFB / Bldg. 1086, Bldg. 1204 & FSS Warehouse / Beale
US Appraisers Office / 630 Sansome, 9th Floor / San Francisco
Frank Hagel Federal Building / UPS Upgrade & MSU-BSU Area / Richmond
Department of Justice / 4th & 5th Floor Renovations / Sacramento
Customs House / Battery Street / San Francisco
Courtroom 6 / Dellums Federal Building / Oakland
US Trustees / 450 Golden Gate / San Francisco
IRS Tenant Improvement / Dellums Federal Building / Oakland
IRS Revenue Counting Rooms / Multiple Locations
First Impressions / Peckham Federal Building / San Jose
Lighthouse Restoration / Point Reyes Lighthouse / Point Reyes
US Passport Office / Design Build / San Francisco
Butte County Courthouse / New Backup Generator / Oroville
Milagro Market / New Construction / Sacramento
450 Infrastructure / 450 Golden Gate / San Francisco
EEOC / 5th Floor 450 Golden Gate / San Francisco
FAA ATCT SMF / Roof Repairs / Sacramento
FBI SWE Lab Upgrades / 450 Golden Gate / San Francisco
Judges Chambers / Dellums Federal Building / Oakland
FEMA 11th Floor / 1111 Broadway / Oakland
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs / Multiple Projects / Multiple Locations
National Cemetery Administration / Misc. Work / Oakland
Defense Logistics Administration / Extended Arms Room Bldg. 235 / Tracy
Dept. of Justice / Office of the Inspector General / San Francisco
Office of the Principal Legal Advisor / 650 Capitol Mall / Sacramento
National Archives and Records Administration / Lighting / San Bruno





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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