Our People

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.


Meet Our Team:

We have a combined 55 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.

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


John Allen

Service Manager


John has been with Bell for eight years and oversees our service department

His exemplary focus on customer service and satisfaction has helped Bell consistently exceed customer expectations. He has eighteen 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.

Nick Parker



Nick started in the construction field in 2002. While working in both residential and commercial construction, he attended NRCC for his Renewable Energy Certification and Electrical Certification.  Nick joined Bell Electric in 2015.  

He currently serves the residential and commercial needs of Bell Electric’s customers, and works for the construction team as well. As someone who takes pride in his work, Nick is very detail-oriented with a creative mindset.

His main goal is to master his trade.


Isaiah Allen

Service Technician



George Tatum

Service Technician/ Construction

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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.

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Matt Lucas



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

Service Technician


Erin is our newest technician, joining the team in the spring of 2018. She completed a certificate in Electrical studies from New River Community College and is pursuing her ultimate goal of becoming a licensed electrician.

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.


Zach Tucker

Service Technician



Service Technician

Bell Electric Service Team

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.