Dozens of Well-Wishers Celebrate at Trunnell Electric's 80th Anniversary Open House

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The founders of Trunnell Electric would have been proud to see dozens of well-wishers congregate on May 17, 2016 at the electrical contracting firm’s 80th Anniversary Open House at its Rockville headquarters. Trunnell family members were present to welcome customers, employees, friends, suppliers, representatives of community organizations and other stakeholders in the family-owned business.

Guests came from Therrien Waddell Construction Group; Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC); Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC); Pepco Holdings; Shulman Rogers; Payroll Network; Early, Cassidy & Schilling; Obsidian Business Solutions; Rexel Electrical Supply; Hopkins & Porter Construction; and CCCI, among others.

Trunnell Electric has served Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia residents and businesses since 1936. Three sons of co-founder Leroy “Dutch” Trunnell – brothers Jack, Lee and Rick Trunnell – are joined by grandsons Brad and Jeff in continuing the legacy.

Ginanne Italiano, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, presented company owners with a plaque commemorating eight decades of services to the community. Italiano said, “What Trunnell Electric has done over the years, in servicing businesses and homes in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area, makes us so pleased and proud to have you as such a longstanding member of the Chamber.”

Christina Johnson, executive director of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, was also on hand to commemorate the anniversary. Said Johnson, “We depend on charitable partners such as Trunnell Electric to lend their time, services and support as we go out into the homes of low-income homeowners across the county and make repairs at no cost.” The charity received contributions of $1,150, including matching funds from Trunnell Electric, directly from the event.

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