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Our People

Meet Our Team:

We have a combined 67 years of electrical experience and 3 licensed electricians on staff. Put our expertise to work for you.

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Chris Roberts

Owner - Master electrician


Chris' electrical career started with Bell Electric in 2005 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a mechanical engineering degree. In 2008, he left to start Baseline Solar Solutions, a company Bell now shares office and warehouse space with.

In 2018 Chris purchased Bell Electric from longtime owner Steve Gerus. He manages all phases of the business and holds a Virginia Master Electrician license.

If he's not at the office you can find him running equipment or riding a bicycle.


Jan Harless

Office Manager


Jan joined Bell Electric in 2011 with several years of experience in management and customer service, as well as payroll, payables, and receivables.  

Jan readily admits she knew very little about electrical work when she first started working with Bell Electric, but she’s learned quite a lot over the years.  She’s even built some custom light fixtures and rewired lamps along the way. She’s not afraid to lend a hand anytime help is needed.


Isiah Allen

Service Technician


Isiah got started on the Bell service team more than six years ago. He's an incredibly hard worker and is meticulous about the small details of a project.

In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors and is a skilled woodworker. 

Zach Tucker

Service Technician

Zach began working with the service department in 2020. He is hard-working, detail-oriented, and self-admittedly a bit of a perfectionist. 

Zach is very passionate about electrical work and loves building his knowledge about the trade. His goal is to become a licensed electrician. 


John Allen

Service Manager - Master electrician


John has been with Bell for over twelve years and oversees our service department. His exemplary focus on customer service and satisfaction has helped Bell consistently exceed customer expectations. He has twenty years of experience in the electrical field and holds a Master Electrician license in Virginia.


Prior to joining Bell Electric, John worked as a residential electrician on new-construction builds in California.


Erin Hudgins

Senior Service Technician - Journeyman electrician


Erin joined the Bell Electric service team in the spring of 2018. She completed a certificate in Electrical studies from New River Community College and received her Journeymans License in 2022.

Erin has a bachelor's degree in design from Virginia Commonwealth University and brings creativity and attention to detail to her work. She would love to one day combine her passions of art and electricity to create custom light fixtures for homes and businesses.

Doug Carey

Service Technician

Doug has been with the Bell Electric service team since 2019. He started as a part-time helper but loved the work so much that he is now full time. Doug is a hard worker with a great sense of humor!

Orlando Calero

Service Technician

Orlando came to the service department in 2023. He enjoys electrical work and is striving towards his license. 

In his spare time, he enjoys time with his family, hiking, and playing soccer.

Andrew Stauning

Service Technician

Andrew began his electrical career in California in 2018 and has been with Bell since 2023. He continues to gain hours and experience he can use to get his license.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys taking, editing, and printing photographs.

Bell Electric Service Team

What Sets Bell Electric
Apart From the Next Company?



We have provided

professional electrical service to the New River Valley since 1981. We've reset thousands of breakers and replaced hundreds of panels.



We're always on time, friendly, and courteous of our workspace. We also believe

communication is key to providing great service!



We offer ongoing training to constantly learn, improve, and grow. We believe informed employees make a more successful company.


Excellent Service

Recognized for top-quality work, we have an A+ rating from the BBB and consistent 5-star reviews from Angie's List and Google.



We are a Virginia-certified SWaM (small, women- and minority-owned) business. We call the New River Valley home and take pride in making a positive

difference in our community.

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