About Us

A Full Service electrical company

Our Story

Committed to QualitySince 1967

Established in 1967, R. W. Electric is one of Eastern Ontario’s most recognized electrical contractors. R. W. Electric has provided hundreds of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential customers with a wide range of professional and electrical related services.

This independently-run family business was founded in 1967 by Roy Hodgson and his son Walter Hodgson. During these early years the company mainly focused on residential projects. As the company’s reputation and presence grew throughout the Kingston and surrounding region, business expanded into commercial projects which now accounts for a large portion of our business.

Today, R. W. Electric offers clients a wide range of services through its diverse operations. Our fleet of equipment and employees with broad skill sets allow us to complete any project from start to finish. This flexibility allows us to streamline our process so that we are only working with our own crews, at a schedule and budget that meets the needs of our customers.

With over 45 years of experience, R.W. Electric has earned a loyal following of clientele who rely on us for our electrical expertise and unwavering dedication to completing projects of the highest quality. A large portion of our business comes from repeat customers, and referrals from clients and contractors in other fields. We work with individual clients, as well as other electrical contractors requiring our specialty services.

R.W. Electric is now in its third generation, and is run by Walter’s son, Bob Hodgson. R.W. Electric employs 30 dedicated staff, who all play an integral part in the success of the business and share the same commitment to quality and service as the owners.

The company continues to expand and branch out into other services, but R.W. Electric remains committed to providing clients with the same high quality workmanship and efficient service that has got us to where we are today. With our diverse line of services, industry experience and widespread knowledge of electrical applications, the company has the ability to complete a wide variety of installation and service projects.

Years of experience




I am a manager of a busy fleet service garage. We pride ourselves on our safe & reliable work environment. So when electrical repairs are required in the shop, I need them done fast & within budget. R.W. Electric has always come through for our electrical repairs on time & on budget.

Nick Chop

RW Electric is a excellent company from Kingston ontario they keep are street lights and traffic lights up and running also excellent in emergency response

Ray Hayes

Good expertise. Make sure that you get everything they say on paper - especially exact costs.

Jane D