Chesapeake Electrical Systems

9381 Davis Avenue, Laurel, MD 20723-1956Phone 301.206.5020Fax 301.206.5021

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Electric Current: Electrical Alliance Contractor Tackles Major DC Area Project

If you commute in and around the DC metro area chances are you’ve spent more time then you’d like thinking about getting stuck somewhere along I-495. So when the I-495 Express Lanes project became a reality, Chesapeake Electrical Systems (CES) was just the company for the job.

The project, now completed, contains four high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on the Capital Beltway between the Springfield Interchange and just north of the Dulles Toll Road, a distance of 14 miles each way. CES was responsible for the complete lighting and communication system for all of those 28 miles. Read full article.


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Electrical Alliance Contractors Drive Innovation on Washington Transportation Projects

Electrical Alliance contractors have installed hundreds of miles of conduit, cables and lights on metropolitan Washington, DC's roads, rails and airport taxiways. Transportation electrical work requires a unique set of skills to accomplish correctly. In fact, when a project is finished, most of the electrical isn't visible.

"Unlike electrical work in a building, street lights, cables, and other electrical equipment are set in poured concrete in the ground," explained Joey Tominovich, president of Chesapeake Electrical Systems (CES). "We have our own excavation equipment and spend a lot of time in the dirt!"

Chesapeake Electrical Systems has worked on numerous transportation projects in the region. CES was the electrical contractor for the fourth runway and associated taxiways at Dulles International Airport. It installed 2,300 airfield lighting fixtures and guidance signs, and a 54,000-foot underground duct bank system, which included over 250 electrical manholes and handholes and the new airfield electrical vault. This vault, equipped with a state-of-the-art emergency generator, feeds the new runway lighting system. Read full article.


Construction Today: CES Is Top Choice for Big Infrastructure Jobs

Construction Today magazine features Chesapeake Electrical Systems (CES) for its industry-leading infrastructure work in the Washington, DC area. The company's skilled, certified union teams and excellent contractor relationships have enabled the company to become a key player in heavy construction for the capital area.

The article details some of CES' high-profile projects, including performing electrical work on the new runway at Dulles International Airport and supplying the electrical communications package for the I-495 Capital Beltway HOT lanes. Get details


Chesapeake Electrical Systems Named Electrical Contractor on I-495 HOT Lanes Project

Chesapeake Electrical Systems has been chosen to perform the electrical contracting work on the Virginia I-495 HOT Lanes project, a major enhancement to the Capital Beltway that will add high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes between the Springfield Interchange and Dulles Toll Road, going in both directions.

As the electrical contractor on this project, CES is responsible for providing the total lighting and communication system for the 14-mile stretch of highway. More project details are available in our project gallery.


Frederick Douglass Bridge Project named "Project of the Year" by Mid Atlantic Construction Magazine

As the electrical contractor for the $31.6 million Frederick Douglass Bridge renovations, Chesapeake Electrical Systems was a key part of the project team recognized for its participation on Mid-Atlantic Construction Magazines Project of the Year. The bridge rehabilitation, which was contracted by the D.C. Department of Transportation, involved major upgrades to the bridge's architecture and infrastructure. CES' role included the challenge of upgrading the existing lighting system and outfitting the new bridge railing with LED accent lighting.

Recognized in part for its complex requirements and fast-tracked schedule, the success of the bridge's renovations marks an achievement for the CES and the other contractors involved, as well as a significant improvement to the Anacostia Waterfront and surrounding regions.

Dulles International Airport - Gate 313 Project

Dulles International Airport - Gate 313 Project

Washington, D.C.

This project, one of CES' multiple contracts in support of the Dulles International Airport, consisted of the complete renovation of the high security construction entrance at the airport. As the electrical subcontractor, Chesapeake Electrical Systems installed street, traffic and general lighting, in addition to surveillance and data cabling as required.

Belle Haven Country Club

Belle Haven Country Club

Alexandria, Virginia

Chesapeake Electrical System's work at the Belle Haven Country Club included the innovative design and installation of electrical systems for the extensive renovations to its 60,000-square-foot clubhouse and entrance, and the addition of its new, 40,000-square-foot athletic facility.