Why DeKorte Electric is the Right Choice

Customer Service

Whether you are an electrical expert or a novice, our knowledgeable office staff answers any preliminary questions you may have about the commercial and residential electrical services we offer. During the walkthrough, our electricians answer more job specific questions and, if applicable, offer multiple options so you can choose the solution that works best for you. No job is too small or technical.

Billing Procedures

During your initial call, our office staff outlines our billing procedures and answers any further questions you may have about the process. We offer free virtual estimates when you email a description of the project and photos to requests@dekorteelectric.com.. At the end of the project, an itemized invoice is provided.

24 Hour Emergency Response

Unexpected and urgent electrical needs can happen at any time, any day of the week. Live receptionists are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to take your emergency calls. Our on-call, licensed Portland electricians are dispatched in fully stocked company vans, ready to diffuse any electrical emergency.

Fully Licensed

DeKorte Electric is fully licensed, bonded, and insured in the state of Oregon. Each of the Portland electricians has earned his or her journeyman electrician license through at least four years of study plus on the job experience. They regularly take the required National Electric Code (NEC) update courses, as well as other continuing education. Please visit the CCB website for more information on why it's important to use a licensed contractor and to search for a contractor's license.

Monthly Safety Meetings

Once a month, the DeKorte Electric team assembles to evaluate safety precautions, ensuring they’re on the forefront of the latest security measures. Guest experts from other trades also attend, keeping the the team informed about relevant changes in their respective fields. These insights from other tradesmen allow DeKorte Electric to be one of the most well rounded electrical contractors in Portland.

Entrusted Portland Electricians

All apprentices, journeymen, and signing supervisors have passed a background security check and are drug tested. On the job site, they wear distinct uniforms, so they’re easily identifiable. They keep their work area as tidy as possible during the process, as well as thoroughly cleaning up once finished.

Electrical Permits

DeKorte Electric acquires every required electrical permit and proper inspections for all the electricians' work. If the job is simple enough and qualifies, the electrician will post a minor label permit, saving the customer money.  Otherwise, DeKorte Electric will take responsibility and pull the full electrical permit per Oregon state law. Every electrical job, including most minor repairs, require one of these two permits.


DeKorte Electric is a proud member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Multifamily NW, and Rental Housing Association.

Prominent Patronage

Well-known franchise clientele includes Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Sonitrol Pacific, Trader Vic’s, Auto Zone, O’Reily Auto Parts, Olive Garden, LA Fitness, and more.

I have worked with DeKorte Electric for over 10 years as a property manager. They continue to be my primary go-to electrician. I am as picky as they come when it involves services to our tenants. Without fail, DeKorte has proven time and again to be over the top in timely response, using skilled electricians, with fair and transparent billing. Their business integrity is all I could hope for.
— Noah Schaeffer, Property Manager, Rental Management Services

Giving Back to the community

  • Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity
  • Owner Ken DeKorte has shared his expertise by teaching knob & tube wiring and decommissioning classes for both the Energy Trust of Oregon and the Architectural Heritage Center.
  • He has also been a featured guest on FM News 101 KXL's "Around the House with Handyman Bob and Eric G."