Who are we?
Originally formed in 1921 by Edward J. Lynch, Edward W. Scott is an Electrical Contractor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Edward W. Scott Electric is known for its decades-long commitment to excellence in providing comprehensive electrical solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. With a reputation built on quality craftsmanship and unmatched expertise, they have become a trusted name in the electrical industry.
Edward J. Lynch first started Lynch Electric Company in 1921. He built his company's name with noteworthy electrical projects such as the outfit of the US Post Offices at Embarcadero and Sansome Street. Additionally, Edward J. Lynch built relationships with the Department of Defense while outfitting Naval warships built along the waterfront.
Edward J. Lynch went on to teach the business to his young brother in law Edward Scott. In 1934, after the passing of Edward J. Lynch, Edward Scott started Edward W Scott Electric Company while Lynch Electric Company was run by Edward J. Lynch's wife, Violet, and sons, Edward, Ray, and Leonard.
The two companies joined forces at the start of World War II to meet the electrical needs of the military as many bases were rapidly being formed all across northern California. As the war ended Raymond Lynch joined his uncle Edward Scott and the company began to quickly expand. Edward W. Scott Electric Company worked on many Fruit Packing plants in the San Joaquin valley, as well as wood beam manufacturing plants that supplied lumber to builders in the Bay Area.
Raymond Lynch Sr. and Leonard Lynch on a shakeout cruise of one of the Navy's new vessels that they worked on.
SF-88 NIKE Missile site at Fort Cronkhite in the 1950s. One of many installations worked on by Edward W. Scott Electric
With the Korean war on the horizon, the firm continued to work with the Department of Defense to ensure the military bases in California were ready to go. The company worked on the quick recommissioning of Hunter Liggett Army Base in southern Monterey County, as well as the eventual construction of missile silos, radar tracking stations, and military installations all over the Bay Area.
Since the 1990s, Edward W. Scott Electric Company has worked on many notable projects. Some of these include the expansion of the San Francisco International Airport, the backup power for the Golden Gate bridge, the complete upgrade of the UCSF Mt. Zion Cancer Research Center and the Eastern span of the Bay Bridge.