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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 from Space Facilities, Heavy Industrial, Petrochemical, Marine Navigation Aids, Oil & Gas, Health & Hospitals, Learning Training to Higher Educational Facilities, Water, Transportation, Bridges and waste water/sewer systems. We are customer focused and a solution oriented Electrical Contractor.

Having served specialty E & I project needs along the Gulf Coast since 1932, our veteran management team has the vast experience needed to complete any task and ensure each project stays firmly on schedule and within budget.

Thanks to our highly skilled team, we 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.


Preconstruction, Electrical Construction, Service & Maintenance & Inspection, High Medium Low Voltage, Power Solutions

Our experience and resources allow us to give accurate estimates and create detailed, informative designs that make the best use of space and money. We are unique in that we provide a dedicated preconstruction staff to estimate and design our projects.

Electrical Construction
• Coordination of work efforts with other trades.
• Coordination of inspection and independent testing.
• We obtain all necessary approvals and permits and coordinate with the utility company.

Service 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
Barnes ensure safety and definite results in Powering Your Vision. All of our 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 during every project we work on.

Our power solutions team is ready 24/7 to service your electrical needs. We are experts in:
• Thermographic surveys
• Primary injection tests
• Cable testing
• Mechanical performance inspections
• Doble power factor testing
• Winding resistance
• Auxiliary equipment operation
• Arc Flash hazard analysis

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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