About Us

Dependable services in the Chicago area since 1957

Founded by brothers Jack and Bill O’Shea in 1957, Shamrock Electric grew from a commercial and industrial contracting company to a trusted full-service electrical contracting firm committed to serving the neighborhoods of Chicago.

Shamrock Electric’s first office was rooted in the north side Chicago neighborhood where the O’Sheas grew up. Steady company growth and new business opportunities led us to relocate to a new headquarters in suburban Elk Grove Village.

Throughout our history, Shamrock Electric has consistently seized opportunities to respond to market needs – expanding into the booming residential construction market, honing our design-build skills with challenging new projects, and adopting new, green technologies. We have added LEED projects, Life Safety, Renewable Energy Installations, and Structured Cabling to our resume.

Shamrock Electric continues to be a closely held business more than a half century later, and has grown to have the financial and technical strength necessary to offer a complete range of services to our customers. We are focused on a successful future for ourselves and our business partners.

Our Mission

To provide unparalleled service, professionalism and exceptional quality in everything we do.

What we Deliver

Innovation & technological expertise in electrical contracting delivers higher quality projects

Shamrock Electric is more than just a contractor; we are project managers, logistical strategists and innovative electrical system designers.

We deliver more than just competitive bids on quality, service, and price.  We deliver high value for your investment.

We have completed projects from the depths of Chicago’s Deep Tunnel to the tallest skyscrapers.

Long-term client relationships built on quality & trust

The hallmark of our business relationships is trust, which has been built largely through long-term partnerships with customers, suppliers, and subcontractors.  Our sharp customer focus and dependability have helped us earn a quality reputation with business partners over the long term.

Our customers understand that while we deliver competitive bids on price, we cannot be out bid on quality.  This commitment has helped us build several exclusive, long-term relationships with clients.

Expanding services keep us at the forefront of technology

We seek to be at the forefront of safety, technology and training in the electrical industry. As new technologies and challenges arise, we expand our expertise and business model to serve our customers changing needs.

  • LEED Projects
  • Life Safety Installations
  • Renewable Energy Installations
  • Structured Cabling

Expertise and company pride

Our team of experts are affiliated with leading industry groups, including:

  • Chicagoland Construction Safety Council
  • Construction Financial Managers Association
  • Electric Association of Chicago
  • Electrical Insurance Trustees
  • Illinois Solar Energy Association
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Project Management Institute