About IGW

About IGW Electrical Contractors

Guy West, Owner of IGW

IGW is a Norfolk based Class A electrical contracting company founded by Guy West.   Guy is a Master Electrician and has been in the industry since 1999.  He began his career in Atlanta, Georgia with a small electrical company.  Both the company and Guy grew in experience, abilities and knowledge during the boom years in which Atlanta became the hub of the Southeast.  Guy was promoted to General Manager and helped grow the company to $64,000,000 a year in gross revenue and over 200 employees.

In 2008 when the construction market became almost nonexistent the responsibility for downsizing the company fell directly on Guy’s shoulders.  He acknowledges it was one of the hardest tasks he has ever had to complete.  However, once it was done he was anxious to find a new beginning.

Guy came to Hampton Roads after extensive research because of  its resilient economy and his military background, which dates back every generation to his grandfather.  It is here that he is duplicating his efforts and growing a thriving commercial and residential electrical contracting company based on principles that have served him well throughout his business career.  A few of those principles are:

  • Excellent Project Management: a well managed project requires planning, well trained employees, resources and accountability. The results are three winners, the customer, the employees and the company.
  • Strong Financial Management: well managed cash flow results in great pricing for customers.
  • Promote From Within: a company is only as good as its employees. Hire well, train hard, set high standards, pay fairly and reward the best of the best.

Guy spent four years as a United States Marine.  He attended The University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!) briefly but realized he was made to be an entrepreneur and could learn more on his feet than on a seat.  He is passionate about his commercial and residential electrical contractor company but enjoys his down time fishing, camping and being outdoors.

Control box inside a water table

Installing energy management device on 480v compressor at hermes plant, virginia beach

50W Installation at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Norfolk Va

IGW is thriving and growing.  All divisions are fully engaged and busy.  Guy is looking for more good customers and employees in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and throughout Hampton Roads.

IGW’s expertise includes electrical work, electrical upgrades for kitchens, electrical upgrades for bathroom, electrical repairs, panels, wiring, outlets, fixtures, remodel, replace aluminum wiring, home automation wiring, lighting design and installation, lighting retro fit, LED upgrades, energy consumption, fluorescent lighting, LED lighting, occupancy sensors, landscape lighting, high bay lighting, low bay lighting, transformers, fire alarm, security, video access points, conduit, green energy updates, green technology, generators, storm restoration, and new construction.

Our service area covers Greater Hampton Roads including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.

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