Take a look at one of our latest and greatest completed projects!  It’s such a pleasure to see the end result of all the hard work and commitment that our great design and construction team invested into this CMAR project.  This is a facility that is truly appreciated and cherished by the community of Douglas County. http://youtu.be/x315MnNH5Os

Take a look at one of our latest and greatest completed projects!  It’s such a pleasure to see the end result of all the hard work and commitment that our great design and construction team invested into this CMAR project.  This is a facility that is truly appreciated and cherished by the community of Douglas… Read More


PK Electrical had an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest today in our Reno office….we are still waiting to tally the results.  Who do you think has the Ugliest/ Tackiest sweater? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone here at PK!… Read More


Electrical Engineers Need to Express Themselves Too The Monday Morning Meeting Gathered around our big layout table is where you will find the employees of PK Electrical on a typical Monday morning; even the Denver office joins us via telephone. Our Monday Morning Meeting is a great way for us to stay connected to each… Read More


Lithonia Lighting Quantum® ELM and ELM2 It has come to PK Electrical’s attention that Acuity Brands lighting manufacturer is currently recalling a lighting product specified on many of our valued client’s projects. The Lithonia ELM and ELM2 incandescent emergency lighting units supplied between March 2010 and February 2014 are being recalled due to overheating, melting… Read More


PK Electrical, Inc. is happy to congratulate Jason Aviles for passing the professional engineering exam.  He is an asset to the firm with his certified energy manager (C.E.M.®) and LEED Green Associate certifications. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently, Jason is working on a variety of projects and… Read More


 PK Electrical is expanding its electrical engineering services to the Denver area. The new office will be managed by principal, Alan Wiskus, LEED AP BD+C, vice president of PK Electrical. Mr. Wiskus brings 24 years of experience with him and has been instrumental in PK Electrical’s growth. “He is energetic, very knowledgeable and focused on… Read More


As mentioned in the outdoor lighting post, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial lighting can account for 15% to 50% (with a median of 35%) of a building’s annual energy consumption.  Indoor lighting accounts for a majority of that statistic and also has a more diverse variety of lighting fixture types, lamp types… Read More


The Nevada Department of Transportation’s Northbound 395 Improvement Project, recently completed five months ahead of schedule on Reno’s busiest freeway, has been named one of the nation’s top 10 road construction projects and is now in the running to be named the nation’s top project in the America’s Transportation Award competition.   The project now… Read More


 Alan Wiskus just recently completed the three day Airfield Lighting Engineering Seminar. It covered everything from the basic theory and operation of airfield lighting products to their integration into an overall control and monitoring system using the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Recent developments in surface movement guidance and control systems were also discussed.… Read More


According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial lighting can account for 15% to 50% (median of 35%) of a building’s annual energy consumption.  Outdoor lighting is included in that statistic and retrofits in conjunction with interior lighting retrofits can reduce that annual energy consumption by as much as 85%.  Outdoor lighting retrofits can be… Read More


Karen Purcell, P.E. has written an article that appears in PE Magazine. As a society, we learn about the world and advance our well-being through science and engineering. The United States may be known around the world for its higher education, but compared to many other leading and steadily emerging countries we lack a strong focus… Read More


In this first of many articles to come, I wanted to welcome you to my blog and thank you for coming. My name is Karen Purcell and I am the author of Unlocking Your Brilliance: Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Welcome to my blog! As the founder, owner, and… Read More


Karen Purcell, P.E. is founder, owner and president of PK Electrical. She has authored, ‘Unlocking Your Brilliance: Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math’, available on 8/1/2012. Karen just wrote an article for Venture Beat discussing how to get more women in the technology field and why it is so important.  For the… Read More


Here is a rare chance to join the region’s leading electrical engineering firm that is expanding! Do you take pride in the quality of work you produce? Do you enjoy and excel in a team environment? Do you want to grow yourself and your career to the next level? Responsibilities: Electrical design from start to finish of… Read More


Karen Purcell, P.E. will be a featured speaker at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Western Regions Joint Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 2nd, 2012. Her presentation is designed to help women better understand and overcome the social and psychological hurdles commonly experienced in male-dominated STEM fields. The presentation is ideal for women who… Read More


PK Electrical, Inc., has been selected for the second year in a row as a HotFirm by ZweigWhite, the nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for the A/E industry. This annual list of 178 firms from the United States and Canada features the architecture, engineering, environmental, and multi-disciplinary firms that have outperformed the economy and… Read More


We are pleased to announce that Glenn Burud has passed the ICC commercial inspector’s exam.  Glenn has been in the electrical industry 54 years and has a wealth of experience. He is licensed master electrician and has been  designing for PK Electrical for the last five years. He is also a licensed contractor for heating… Read More


Congratulations to Dugan Hadler, Jason Aviles and Eric MacGill for passing the LEED General Associate exam. All are electrical designers for PK Electrical, Inc. PK Electrical, Inc. is a self-performing electrical engineering firm that provides a broad range of services from low voltage, medium voltage distribution design to electrical and lighting design.  … Read More


PK Electrical, Inc., under principal Karen Purcell, added 18 new clients and one new employee in 2011, improved staff qualifications when three staff members passed the LEED exam and one passed the ICC commercial inspector exam, and grew revenue 18 percent. The company has plans to open a second office in the next 12 to… Read More