Shaw Electric Inc
930 E River Dr
Davenport, IA 52803 Map
Phone: (563) 323-3611

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Founded on integrity, powered by innovation, Shaw Electric is wired for the future.

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Shaw Electric is your premier Midwest provider for all needs electrical, 24 hr Service Dept, Commercial Installs, Industrial, Design Build and Health Care Facilities.

We’re dedicated to precise outcomes; a project future that is positive and results oriented. The foundation of our mission is to be customer driven, with emphasis on service, value and integrity. Through our commitment to honesty, quality workmanship and safety, we strive for excellence that benefits our customer and our employees. Through that collective effort we are grounded in value and “wired for the future”.

Family owned since 1944, Shaw Electric is is a midsize electrical contractor now in its 5th generation. Since Day one Shaw has been working for the customer and focusing on Value.


Don and Howard Shaw launched their namesake company in 1944. Their company honesty and professionalism resonated with their predominantly residential clientele. 39 years later, Robert Shaw along with sons Robert Jr. and Steve, continued to build on that heritage as Davenport electricians they expanded to include commercial and industrial projects. By 1988 the tone for the company’s future was set with achievements like the Iowa Small Business Award and others. It’s still a family-owned business with lofty goals today. Now with offices in the Quad Cities and Waterloo, IA, Shaw Electric is a dynamic leader, committed to expanding technology with a merit based philosophy that allows us to recruit and hire employees from unlimited sources.  We simply refuse to offer you anything less than the best, whether it’s a small job or a budget of 20 million. That mindset has earned us projects across the nation from New York to California and even to Mexico. We’re Davenport electrical contractors with a global perspective.

Shaw Electric is the true corporate citizen too. By continually sharing in community-enriching activities, we remain connected to the needs of those around us. The pride we take in our community is as strong as our heritage of professional service.

It was true in 1944. It’s still true today. Homeowners and Fortune 500 companies get the same commitment that’s been built in to Shaw’s corporate DNA.


24 Hour Service Dept

We work to be your trusted electrical contractor even when things are going smoothly for you. Through ongoing training and readiness, the future of your electrical services is secure in our hands.

One call is all it takes for any service call including emergency after-hours needs and electrical repair work. Just dial the main number in Davenport (563) 323-3611 or Waterloo (319) 296-1048.

Commercial Electric

Shaw Electric excels in any commercial application from office buildings to warehouses to grocery stores from the ground up. Design build, engineering can be done in house. Whatever your vision, Shaw guarantees the work from the main distribution to the last outlet. We simply want to be your commercial electrical contractor.

High/medium/low voltage system, distribution, trenching and emergency power systems are in our wheelhouse. Fire alarm systems as well as wired networks are closer than you think, when you see them through the eyes of Shaw Electric. Because we’re not looking down the yellow brick road. We’re looking into the very real future.

Design Build

We’re the ones who baby your project, bring it to life within budget. We do that with schematic and design development pricing along with final pricing by our team. The best electrical contractor is the one who anticipates the customer’s needs and works intuitively. Design build by Shaw.

Energy efficient Green designs are no longer the way of the future. They’re the way of the now. We saw it coming. We were ready then. We’re ready now. It’s what being wired for the future is all about. On this page, you can get a real good idea about all this future we keep building for by taking a look at our past.

  • Regular and Standby power system design and distribution up to 15KV.
  • Lighting design utilizing latest energy efficient products
  • Industrial automation and process controls
  • Teaming with long term partners in all low voltage,fire detection,video surveillance and communication systems.
  • Grounding and lightning protection systems.
  • Data center power and cooling solutions using industry leading products.


Our credentials as qualified electrical contractors get us in to a lot of places. Places like yours for instance. Simple fact; We’ve built an impressive portfolio of industrial electrical achievements by developing our resources and building our reputation as first-tier Quad City electrical contractors wisely. Industrial needs are like quicksilver. They change from location to location. Each time we begin an industrial project like new high voltage install, maintenance or testing of high voltage equipment, we know we have to have more than our game face on. It takes professionalism, experience, pride and most of all, competence. Sound demanding? That’s just what we expect of ourselves.

    • Fortune 500 customers
    • Work on high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage
    • Installation of Motor Control Centers
    • Installation of Switchgear, and controls

IAS (Industrial Automated Systems) is a subsidiary of Shaw Electric with Registered engineers and extremely qualified technicians on staff. You contact IAS for design, installation, programming, commissioning drafting, thermal imaging, troubleshooting, testing, repairs and frankly, anything you need that we may have left out. But that’s not bragging. It’s just our assurance of uncompromising service.