Don and Howard Shaw launched their namesake company in 1944. Their company honesty and professionalism resonated with their predominantly residential clientele. 39 years later, Robert Shaw along with sons Robert Jr. and Steve, continued to build on that heritage as Davenport electricians they expanded to include commercial and industrial projects. By 1988 the tone for the company’s future was set with achievements like the Iowa Small Business Award and others. It’s still a family-owned business with lofty goals today. Now with offices in the Quad Cities and Waterloo, IA, Shaw Electric is a dynamic leader, committed to expanding technology with a merit based philosophy that allows us to recruit and hire employees from unlimited sources.  We simply refuse to offer you anything less than the best, whether it’s a small job or a budget of 20 million. That mindset has earned us projects across the nation from New York to California and even to Mexico. We’re Davenport electrical contractors with a global perspective.

Shaw Electric is the true corporate citizen too. By continually sharing in community-enriching activities, we remain connected to the needs of those around us. The pride we take in our community is as strong as our heritage of professional service.

It was true in 1944. It’s still true today. Homeowners and Fortune 500 companies get the same commitment that’s been built in to Shaw’s corporate DNA.

Founded on integrity, powered by innovation, Shaw Electric is wired for the future.

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Current News

  • First Place National Award - July 21st, 2017

    Shaw Electric today announced that its work on the Big River Praire Gold- Zein Facility in Galva, Ill. has earned the company a first-place national Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Electrical: Industrial- less than $2 Million category. Representatives from the company received the award March 1 during …[ Read More ]

  • Shaw Electric Goes Green! - April 16th, 2014

    With the cost of solar energy going down by 70% in the last 5 years, It now makes financial sense to invest in your own power generation system! Shaw Electric has installed a set of solar panels in front of their main office building in Davenport on River Drive for all to see. Stop in …[ Read More ]

  • Gun Range Gazette Summer 2012 Edition - August 5th, 2012

    IAS Hits Gold at Shoot. The Shoot was to raise money On another hot summer day at the Bi- State Gun Club in Calona, Illinois, teams from Shaw Electric, Service Department, and IAS competed in a sporting clays competition. Competing over a course with 10 stands, 50 shots per 5-man team at each stand, the …[ Read More ]

  • Quad City Airshow - August 4th, 2012

    Shaw Hosted a corporate Chalet Tent at the 26th annual Quad City Airshow. The USAF Thunderbirds were the big names this year in the show line-up. The event ran Saturday Sept 2- Sept 3 but Shaw only had the Chalet for Sunday. The weather was in some people’s opinion, perfect. Shaw has hosted airshows in …[ Read More ]


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We’re dedicated to precise outcomes; a project future that is positive and results oriented. The foundation of our mission is to be customer driven, with emphasis on service, value and integrity. Through our commitment to honesty, quality workmanship and safety, we strive for excellence that benefits our customer and our employees. Through that collective effort we are grounded in values and “wired for the future”.

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