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Company Profile

Our History

David and Christine Bergmann started Laketown Electric Corporation in 1975 and is celebrating its 50th year in business. When LEC 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 concentrated his business on commercial and industrial work. LEC was originally a union contractor. The union rejected Bergmann’s brother in 1981, so Bergmann left the union and became a merit-shop contractor.

We are 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, generators and much more. Approximately 75% of our projects are design-build.

LEC is a second generation family run business, with 100% owner Matt Bergmann alongside longtime leader Andy Kerber guiding the business over the last 15 years. During this period, LEC acquired a business in Southern MN, which was formally named Javens Electric and grew its workforce from 12 to over 150 employees. As a result, LEC has been named a Minneapolis and St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 company and Inc 5000 company six times.

We look forward to helping our clients achieve their goals and grow, while we aim for the same end result.

Beyond Qualified

We can compete on any project that is design-build, plan and spec, as well as those that are seeking LEED certification. Project sizes typically range from small one-hour service calls to $20+ million in per project electrical scope. We only work on commercial, industrial and healthcare projects.

Electrical Work Force
We are a merit-shop contractor with 128 field employees and 150+ full time employees, The average project size in FY 2024 is $675,000.00.
  • .70 Mod Rate
  • MN OSHA Safety Partner Level II
  • STEP Award Recipient, MN Associated Builders and Contractors
  • All employees participate in a full day of safety training annually
  • LEC partners with OECS to do two jobsite audits each month

Learn more about our commitment to safety.

Financial Stability
We pride ourselves on the strength of our balance sheets and income statements for the last 50 years. We have a large credit line and are always current with our suppliers, vendors and subcontractors.
Named to INC Magazine’s lists of the fastest growing private companies six times. Named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal list of the 50 fastest growing private companies six times. At our offices in the Twin Cities and Southern Minnesota we completed nearly $50 million in sales in 2024.
Competitive Advantages

We work on every project like it’s our own. We are a committed, young and agile management team and won’t stop until our job is completely perfectly.

We specialize in design-build projects and know how to make smart decisions to save you money. We know exactly what your facility needs to run at tip-top shape and will not low ball project requirements to win bids. This also means we will not cut corners or use inferior methods as many of our competitors do which results in unsafe and sloppy work.

We know our strengths and stick to them as well as our project partners. We excel on design-build commercial, industrial and healthcare projects. We are also experts in challenging projects that others will shy away from. More than 75% of our projects are delivered on a negotiated basis.

Our employees are our greatest asset. There is no revolving door for employees at LEC. If they are on our team they are the top skilled craftspeople in the industry and lifeblood of our company. We reward our employees by providing industry leading pay, fully covered healthcare plans for employees, generous vacation time, 401k match, merit-based bonuses, tool allowances, company vehicles and much more. Our employee compensation package is second to none.


Over the past nearly 50 years, we’ve made a lot of friends and business partners that can personally endorse our company’s capabilities and track record of following through on our promises.

We hold these relationships close to our belts, but we can supply references as a last step before agreement to work on your facility or project. For more information, reach out to us at:



We offer provide industry leading pay and excellent benefits including 100% owner provided healthcare for employees with strong dependent care, paid vacation, tool allowances, company vehicles, 401k/match, profit sharing, merit based bonuses, a clear path to grow your career and much more. Please pass along any candidates that you know of that may be looking for a change in career to join our exciting, growing, and fun company!

"Laketown Electric is not the corporate juggernaut that a lot of electrical companies are becoming."
- Mike Lovich, Director of Operations and Implementation
"I really like working here because it is very family oriented. I have been told your family comes first, take care of them before anything else. It is great to know if they are sick or I need to work from home, I can do that with convenience and am never made to feel bad about that. I have a lot of lifelong friends here and we have fun every day."
- Rachel Marquardt, Accountant II
"Everybody on board at LEC has a great sense of humility. They are outstanding and generous people, and willing to go the extra mile to help internal and external customers as well as our community."
- Brad Reich, CFO
"The people at Laketown are extremely helpful and caring, and the atmosphere is one of teamwork. I appreciate how much people are willing to help each other with our problems."
- Trevor Massey, Senior Estimator
"My favorite part of Laketown is everybody I have worked with so far, I’ve gotten along with everyone I work with. I have not met one person I do not like."
- Bill Palmer, Large Project Foreman
"The culture at Laketown is that we stick together. We fight together, we have a good time, we party together, and we will survive together."
- Joe Nisen, General Foreman