About Con J. Franke
Our reputation is built upon being committed to providing high-quality, well-priced electrical services and innovative solutions through top performance and trusted relationships.
Our home union shop is the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 595, which encompasses Alameda County and San Joaquin/Calaveras Counties.
Constantine James Franke and C.D. Bass started Commercial Electric, specializing in “everything electrical.” C.D. Bass eventually sold his share of the business to Constantine, who then changed the name of the company to Con J. Franke Electric. In addition to running the electrical business, Constantine served as Mayor of Stockton in the 1930s, and was instrumental in building the Port of Stockton.
Constantine sold the business to Bill Frain and Al Massa.
Lew Frain was drafted into the U.S. Army.
Lew Frain completed his 4-year apprenticeship training; business started to transition to Public Works projects
Design/Build electrical engineering services brought in house when Barry Frain (3rd generation) joined Con J. Franke as a Project Manager after working as an Electrical Engineer at Intel.
Electric vehicle charging certification; attained California certification for public electric vehicle charging projects through EVITP (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program)