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Our People

Meet Our Team:

We have a combined 67 years of electrical experience and growing. We are dedicated to serving our community through exceptional work.

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Chris Roberts



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.


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.


John Allen

Service Manager


John has been with Bell for over ten 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.

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Matt Lucas

Construction Manager


Matthew has been with Bell Electric since 2007. He works with many facets of the business from estimating and bidding to service and construction work. He also handles specialty tasks such as automation, control, and fiber optic installation and repair.  Matt holds a Master Electrician license in Virginia.


Matthew grew up in the New River Valley and has a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors from the University of Miami, FL. After college, he lived in New England for several years where he began work in electrical and other trades. He then returned to the area and started work with Bell Electric.


Erin Hudgins

SeniorService Technician


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


Isiah Allen

Service Technician


Isiah got started on the Bell service team more than four 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. 

Bell Electric Service Team

What makes Bell Electric successful are the people at the core of the company. Our electricians and staff take pride in their work, respect your home or business, and are continuously growing in their profession. We believe in investing in our employees through education and training to ensure their growth and future successes. The commitment we make to our team translates to better electrical service for you and fosters our mission of honesty and craftsmanship.


Learn more about the history of our company by clicking here.


What Sets Bell Electric
Apart From the Next Company?



We have provided

outstanding electrical service to the New River Valley since 1981, and have proudly been locally owned

and operated since the beginning.



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, Home Advisor 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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