The Hot Wire Story


HotWire Electric (HWE), was started in 1990 and has been providing superior electrical contracting services for more than 25 years. During this time, Hot Wire has expanded quickly to meet the unique needs of clients in and outside of Alaska.

In 2004 Hot Wire expanded with the creation of HotWire Communications (HWC), a specialty general contractor providing labor, materials, and the design/build of structural cabling and communications systems. HotWire, Inc. was also created to serve as the parent corporation for HotWire Electric (HWE), and HotWire Communications (HWC). A year later, in 2005, Hot Wire acquired Electric Inc. (EI) an electrical contractor established in 1960 specializing in vertical construction with proven expertise in complex systems and work environments.

Started in 1973 and acquired by Hot Wire in 2007, Redi Electric and its division, Redi Data Solutions, provide complete and innovative design-build services for commercial, institutional, industrial, and military projects, as well as commercial electrical services.

In 2007, Hot Wire became 55% owner of Alaska Power & Communications Services, LLC (AKPower), a newly formed company created initially to provide electrical and telecommunications services to British Petroleum (BP) and ConocoPhillips facilities on Alaska's North Slope. Today, in addition to its maintenance contracts with BP and ConocoPhillips, AKPower provides an array of electrical and telecommunications services throughout Alaska.

In 2011, Chenega Corporation, an Alaska Native Village Corporation with a successful global presence in federal contracting, acquired HotWire, Inc. and its five subsidiaries, effectively expanding Chenega's portfolio of contract services into the electrical and communications markets, and launching Hot Wire into the global electrical contracting marketplace.

In 2013, Hot Wire became 100% owner of AKPower and established a field office at Mile 7 Haul Road, Deadhorse, Alaska.

In 2014, Hot Wire, LLC announced that sister companies Redi Electric and Electric International (EI) have merged and are now operating as Electrical International, LLC.

Electric International, HotWire Electric and Hotwire Communications completed its merged into Hot Wire, LLC in March 2016.  The latest merge improves Hot Wire's capabilities to better serve both its customers and employees.

Through the years as the Hot Wire family of companies have evolved, Hot Wire has retained the core values and mission that have been its trademark for success since 1960. Today, as a subsidiary of Chenega Corporation, Hot Wire and its family of companies can leverage Chenega's extensive bonding capacity, working capital, and in certain markets, Chenega's Small Business Administration Native 8 (a) government contracting status. Each of these attributes further distinguishes Hot Wire in the markets where they have proven success today, and, serves as a catalyst for opportunity in the federal contracting arena nation-wide and beyond.