About Us

Founded in 1932, Barnes Electric is a third generation, family-owned and operated specialty services company providing comprehensive project management and execution strategies to the heavy industrial markets. Barnes opened its doors as the prime electrical services company in the New Orleans area. Since then, we have become a full-service electrical design, build, and maintenance company.

Barnes provides complete solutions to “Power Your Vision” in any business sector, such as:

  • Space Facilities
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Petrochemical
  • Marine Navigation Aids
  • Oil & Gas
  • Health & Hospitals
  • Learning/Training to Higher Educational Facilities
  • Floodgates
  • Docks
  • Ports
  • Transportation (Truck, Train, Bus, Plane)
  • Bridges
  • Wastewater/Sewer Systems

We are customer focused and a solution-oriented Electrical Contractor.

Having served the Gulf Coast since 1932, our veteran management team has the vast experience to complete and ensure each project stays firmly on schedule and within budget.

Barnes can complete any size project ranging from small integrated systems to large, complex process and manufacturing facilities. For some quick facts about us, click here.


Design Build


Preconstruction, Design Build Engineering, Drafting, Electrical Construction, Maintenance & Inspection and Power Solutions. Barnes is known for specializing in High Voltage and Medium Voltage, but we handle Low Voltage, too. We can install products by hundreds of manufacturers and have access to any product lines.

Our experience and resources allow us to give accurate estimates and create detailed, informative designs utilizing space and within budget.

Electrical Construction
• Obtain all necessary permits and approval with Utility Company.
• Coordination of Inspection and Testing.
• Coordination of work efforts with all other trades.
• Company-owned Equipment fleet – available.
• Procurement.

24/7 Emergency – Maintenance & Inspection
• 24/7 Emergency On-Call Service
• Predictive Maintenance Plans
• Preventative Maintenance Plans

Special Services
In addition, our clients rely on our Service & Maintenance team to address small specialty projects – whether related to power, lighting, auditing, or other specialty installations, renovations, and upgrades. Some of these special services include:
• Medium Voltage Cable Testing/Terminating
• Boom/Bucket Truck Services
• PLC Programming
• Lighting Retro-Fits
• Electrical Service/Distribution Upgrades
• Equipment Procurement

Power Solutions
Our power solutions team is ready 24/7 to service your electrical needs. All technicians are licensed journeyman or master electricians in order to provide our customers with the highest level of expertise and a broad range of experience.

  • Primary Injection Testing
  • Cable Testing
  • Doable Power Factor Testing
  • Winding Resistance
  • Mechanical Performance
  • Thermographic Survey
  • Pre-Commission/Commissioning
  • Arc Flash Hazard
  • Terminations
  • Auxiliary Equipment Operations
  • Distribution Upgrades
  • Generation/Co-Generation
  • Under/Over Distribution
  • Power Distribution Centers (MCC/Switch Gear)
  • Process Controls
  • Scada System Upgrades
  • Instrumentation & Automation
  • Control Panel/RTUs/Network Cabinets
  • PLC/DCS/HMI Design & Configuration
  • Retrofits
  • Bucket/Broom Truck Services

Low Voltage
Barnes is a full-service communications contractor specializing in engineering, integration, and support for low-voltage systems. We can install products by hundreds of manufacturers and have access to the latest and best product lines.

Renewable Energy
• Turnkey Project Capabilities
• Design Build / Assist Project Delivery
• Plan and Specification Construction
• Site Analysis / Feasibility Studies
• Energy Prediction / PV System Modeling
• Rebate Incentive Process Assistance
• Power Plant Monitoring / Production Verification
• Wireless SCADA System Design / Installation
• Maintenance & Service Coordination


  • Walter J. Barnes Electric
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  • P.O. Box 10458, Jefferson, LA 70181
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  • 504.835.1756
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  • info@wjbe.com