David and Christine Bergmann started Laketown Electric Corporation in 1975. The company recently celebrated its 44th year in business. When Laketown Electric started, David performed the electrical work in the field. During that time, most of his work was conversion of apartments to condominiums in downtown Minneapolis. That work dried up in the early 1980s and Bergmann went on to concentrate his business in the commercial and industrial areas. Laketown Electric started out as a union contractor. The union rejected Bergmann’s brother in 1981, so Bergmann left the union and became a merit-shop contractor.

The original "shop" back in the early 1980s in downtown Waconia.

The original “shop” back in the early 1980s in downtown Waconia.

Laketown Electric is known as a contractor that takes on tough projects and completes them on time and on budget. The company specializes in the construction and maintenance of healthcare facilities, commercial buildings, food processing, automation, manufacturing, education, underground projects, generator systems and much more. Approximately 75% of LEC’s projects are design-build and we are pleased to offer an electrical engineer on staff, Christine’s son Chris.

Laketown Electric is a second generation family run business, with owners Matt and Chris Bergmann alongside longtime leader Andy Kerber guiding the business over the last 7 years. During this period, Laketown Electric has acquired a business in Southern MN, Javens Electric and grown its workforce from 12 to over 110 employees. As a result, LEC has been named as one of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Business Journal’s Fast 50 companies the last three years, and been named to the Inc Magazine 5000 list the last five years.

LEC is prime for significant growth, and currently has 110+ full time employees; we look forward to helping our clients achieve their goals and grow, while we aim for the same end result.