February 2022
100 Anniversary Milestone for Two ECA Member Firms!
McWilliams Electric Company, Inc.
Taylor Electric Company
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) congratulates member firm, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc., as it celebrates 100 years in the industry! We wish Jim McGlynn, Sr. Scott Swayze, Jerry McGlynn and all of the staff at McWilliams Electric Company, Inc. many more years of success in the industry!

Here is a recent message from McWilliams Electric Company, Inc. on reaching this unique milestone:

Here at McWilliams, our team has been proud to serve our customers since 1922 with complete satisfaction before, during and after each project. Over the years, our innovative team has evolved our installation methods to meet the needs of each project, site and client. Here is to 100 years of quality service and many more!

Thank you all for the continuing support it would not be possible without any of you. 

To Our Employees,
You all deserve a big round of applause for all your hard work and unconditional dedication. You are the proudest and most valued employees because without you, nothing would have been possible.

To Our Customers and Suppliers
You are not just our partners, you are the assets that we value most. We are proud to have you with us on this journey. We want you to know that your trust and support has always been the biggest drive for our continued growth!

The ECA also congratulates Taylor Electric Company for celebrating 100 years! We wish Kendra and Karen Dinkins, Bryan Taylor and all of the staff at Taylor Electric Company much continued success!

Here is a brief message from Taylor Electric regarding its history in the industry:

Taylor Electric Company was founded in 1922 by Sam Taylor, with his son Rufus Taylor joining the company in 1958 and later assuming the role of president. Throughout our history, we have been honored to provide services for many types of projects. Initially, we focused on smaller and mid-size jobs in the commercial and industrial sectors. Our many early successes positioned us over the years to bid on larger projects, including internationally recognized architectural landmarks. Now we are focused increasingly on vertical commercial and residential/hospitality projects, along with facilities maintenance of large-scale venues with complex electrical components.

Sam Taylor believed in himself and the people he hired and trained. He also believed that a man’s word was his bond and that it was not even necessary to sign a contract to do electrical work. It was he who first associated the words “A Name You Can Trust” Taylor Electric Company. Rufus Taylor carried on his father’s tradition of trust, escalated the company’s growth, and began contracting with major companies to provide electrical services for new construction and the rehabilitation of multi-unit residential and special-use facilities. Leading the current expansion of Taylor Electric Company is the fourth generation of Taylor family members. Their strong work ethic and commitment to the company’s ongoing success carries on the family’s reputation for integrity and innovation.