Electrical Engineering CompanyOur Electrical Engineering Company’s Culture

At PK Electrical, we are an electrical engineering company committed to bringing out the best in our employees. Our company’s culture is defined by our core values of passion, commitment, integrity, innovation, and accountability. These values extend beyond the office – they are permeated throughout each client relationship and electrical engineering project that we take on.

Team Building Is Our Primary Focus

Electrical Engineering Company

Our electrical engineering company strives to create a fun and engaging work environment for our employees that also promotes teamwork. We participate in a variety of team building activities throughout the year including:

Team Alignment: We regularly bring our two offices together to create and ensure a cohesive vision. We participate in team outings to facilitate and develop our teamwork and problem-solving strategies. Together, we have defeated Key & Code escape rooms, completed team building retreats and established and maintained what we call PK X. Short for PK eXcellence, this culmination of companywide standards and procedures are used to guarantee consistency and continuity between our two offices.

Staying Active: We are season ticket holders for the Colorado Rockies as well as the Reno Aces. We often invite our clients to come join us for some out of the office fun, or we reserve a box suite for our entire team to enjoy. We also have season tickets for 1868 FC and UNR Football. All of these events allow us the opportunity to hang out and mingle in a relaxed environment while supporting some of our favorite pastimes!

Having FUN: In 2014, we started the FUN Committee at PK Electrical. Members of this committee plan activities for our team both in and out of the office. We’ve hosted various outings at venues such as Top Golf, local bowling alleys, Lake Tahoe and many more! We are always looking for excuses to dress up or act silly when we can.

We Give Back To The Community

Electrical Engineering CompanyLast May we began participating in GESTEM, a yearly volunteer opportunity for girls exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a future career. The event is free for 7th-grade girls in the Denver-Metro area and is geared toward introducing them to career opportunities within the STEM fields. Participants engage with local STEM professional throughout three hands-on workshops designed to broaden their horizons and experience STEM careers in a fun and active environment. This is a great initiative for our industry and girls alike and is something that we are extremely passionate about as a woman-owned business.

Last year, a team of 10 employees from our Denver office volunteered at the GESTEM event. We were so excited to be able to donate our time to this cause. The President and CEO of our firm, Karen Purcell, is also the founder and president of STEMspire, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women to succeed in the STEM field.

Karen is a mentor for young women and the author of Unlocking Your Brilliance: Smart Strategies for Women to Thrive in STEM. Her publication focuses on her experiences as a woman engineer and entrepreneur to share the challenges, successes, and wisdom she has collected throughout her career journey. Ms. Purcell also travels around the US speaking on behalf of this exact cause.

Electrical Engineering CompanyOur Reno electrical engineering office is also actively engaged in the community. Over the past couple of years, our electrical engineers, designers, and experts have participated in several volunteer opportunities including Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, a Christmas tree recycling program, collecting food barrels, and working with the Northern Nevada Foodbank to sort food and deliver lunches to underprivileged kids in the area.

PK Electrical is its own electrical engineering community. Our core values permeate throughout everything that we do – from working in the office to going to a sporting event, or volunteering for a cause that we believe in and care strongly about. The passion and commitment exerted by every single person that joins our team is magnified by the culture that surrounds them at PK Electrical engineering company.

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Our Electrical Engineering Company’s Culture At PK Electrical, we are an electrical engineering company committed to bringing out the best in our employees. Our company’s culture is defined by our core values of passion, commitment, integrity, innovation, and accountability. These values extend beyond the office – they are permeated throughout each client relationship and electrical… Read More


Karen Purcell was the keynote speaker at the 2016 annual Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event in Reno, Nevada. Ms. Purcell spoke for 45 minutes on the importance of getting girls into STEM fields and ideas on how to get involved. The crowd of 100 responded with great questions and enthusiasm. DigiGirlz, a one-day event, held at multiple… Read More


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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


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 the Huffington Post on why closing the gender gap in STEM fields is important.  For the full… Read More