What we do is important, but how we do it is what makes us different. Our values of People, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation and Safety are reflected in how we treat one another, interact with customers, deliver services and approach problems. These core beliefs influence and guide how we do business—and we don’t expect that to change any time soon.Learn About Our Core Values
CEI is actively creating a sustainable framework to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for employees across the company. Our multi-year strategy includes working with leading experts in the field and focusing on all levels of the company to ensure our policies, recruiting, training, career progression and leadership support an environment where all are welcome.
Tom Schott, President & CEO at Cupertino Electric
At CEI, safety is not a behavior, but a state of mind. Our iterative approach, management commitment, engagement of employees, use of technology, formal training and innovative focus has earned CEI industry-wide safety recognition. But don’t just take our word for it.
According to Safety Manager Damian Davila, “I came from another electrical company that places safety second…It was not something I was proud of and I made the decision to join [the] Cupertino family…When I was an ‘outsider’ looking in, that’s all you would hear: how well Cupertino treated all levels of their employees, regardless of employment status and how they would place safety first…our Cupertino Safety Culture is strong.”
We believe that building great communities is just as important as building great projects.
Since 1954, Cupertino Electric has promoted acts of kindness, volunteerism and service in the communities where our employees live and work. With more than $250,000 in dollars, goods and services donated each year—and hundreds of employee volunteer hours logged—our core values guide how we treat each other and support non-profit organizations serving people in need.
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In addition to building some of the nation’s largest solar plants and being the top EV charger installer in California, CEI is focused on running a business that is environmentally-responsible. Our sustainability approach includes complying with environmental and legislative regulations; monitoring energy, water and natural resource consumption; preventing waste and pollution; and constantly refining our objectives.