Founded in 1931, Westphal & Company is a full-service electrical and telecom contractor serving Wisconsin and Midwest from its home office in Madison. “We provide customers with premier electrical contracting services, building relationships based on a commitment to superior quality, performance and value,” says Maiken Westphal Hylden. Westphal & Company is a fourth-generation, family-owned business; overseeing the company is John Westphal, who works alongside two of his children, daughter Maiken and son Fritz.
In addition to the its headquarters in Madison, Westphal & Company has offices in Janesville and Dubuque, Iowa. The company regularly conducts business in the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as select U.S. states.
As a full-service company, Westphal can provide “any and all electrical and technology construction services clients need,” says Westphal Hylden. The company specializes in health care, commercial, industrial, governmental and education facilities. Recent projects include the second phase of the Wisconsin Union Redevelopment project on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus; Waunakee Intermediate School; the demolition and build back of a new production building at Fort Atkinson’s Jones Dairy Farm; and more.
Westphal & Company has 400 employees, of which 300 are union-trained electricians. “We only hire the most highly trained electricians,” says Westphal Hylden, “and they bring a high skill level, great productivity and professionalism to each and every job.”
The company is also a member of The Electric Group. By being part of this organization, she says, “Our member businesses can serve all customers better by making each other better. When we do that, we’re stronger as individual companies and as an industry as a whole.”
As a family-owned business, Westphal is committed to providing a comfortable, welcoming work environment that is “much like a family itself.” It is also deeply committed to providing a safe, healthy workplace for employees on all projects and job sites.
“We have a leading comprehensive safety program that goes above and beyond OSHA requirements. We consistently best industry averages in safety performance,” says Westphal Hylden.
The company also has a Safety Incentive Program that motivates employees to work safely and rewards them for accident-free performance.
In business for more than 85 years, the company is proud of not only its longevity, but of the experience, deep industry knowledge and the resources it can bring to each and every job.
“We believe we possess specific expertise in challenging and complicated projects. These include not only projects that are difficult from a technical and engineering standpoint, but also those that require our value-engineering input, have challenging schedules, require detailed project management, or require significant manpower,” says Westphal Hylden. “We are committed to the tradition of integrity and quality established in the past, while building on the technology of the future.”