Seeing is believing!  This is why we would like to share with you a number of the different types of projects that we have completed in the most recent years.  Even though this is just a snapshot of some of our projects, hopefully this will give you an idea of our electrical and general contracting capabilities, as well as allow you to feel more confident in choosing us to help you with your next project.  


Monkey Bottom - Norfolk, VA

US NAVY –  Norfolk, VA     

Bay Electric Co., Inc. – General Contractor  Project Value – $14.1 Million

In 2013, Bay Electric Co. completed the Navy’s
largest solar energy project in Virginia, a 10-acre
landscape of black solar panels in neat rows within
sight of the Chesapeake Bay and the Hampton
Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
The solar farm contains more than 8,600 panels,
each bolted onto steel stilts in a marshy field
called Monkey Bottom, just outside the fence
line of Norfolk Naval Station. 
This system can generate up to 2.1 megawatts
of electricity – which is roughly enough to power
200 homes.  Unfortunately that is only about 2%
of the electricity required to power the Norfolk
Naval Base, but its a start. 

Bay Electric Co., Inc. – Corporate Office Newport News, VA

In 2021, we replaced the PV Solar system on the roof of our corporate office, in Newport News. The original solar system was installed in 2010 producing around 64kw of renewable power and only consuming about 15kw each day.  Our new PV Solar system required less solar panels than the original system and we are now producing an average 100kw renewable energy resulting in even more energy cost savings each month. 

Our adjacent 6,000SF warehouse building also has solar panels producing enough power to be able to get monthly credits from Dominion Energy as well as reducing our carbon footprint.


Dominion Energy – Virginia


Project Value – $1.2 Million

Transportation is the #1 source of carbon emissions in the U.S. and Dominion Energy is committed to reducing it in our communities. It has been proven that diesel fumes contain particulate matter that causes asthma.  A child riding on a diesel school bus may be exposed to as much as four times the level of pollution from exhaust as someone riding in a car. That exposure puts them at a higher risk of developing cancer.

Dominion Energy is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and making our communities safer.  So in 2020, with funding available for qualified localities, Bay Electric Co. was selected to design and install the electric school bus charging infrastructure. 

Dominion Energy selected Thomas Built Buses as the vendor for the electric school buses, which cost at least three times as much as a diesel model.  Under the pilot, school districts pay the cost of a diesel bus — roughly $109,000  — and Dominion covered the difference.

In Fairfax County, charging infrastructure was installed at the Stonecroft Transportation Facility because it met Dominion’s grid-access requirements.  The price of each electric bus in Fairfax, with mandated upgrades, rang in at $376,000 per bus.  The schools paid $130,000 of that total, with Dominion also covering the charging equipment. The utility company owns the bus batteries and propulsion systems.

This initiative by Dominion Energy will also bring vehicle-to-grid technology in order to allow electric school buses to be used as portable batteries.  When not in use, the batteries on the electric school buses can be tapped as an energy resource through vehicle-to-grid technology, so if energy needs are high or if renewable resources are intermittent, the batteries can provide stability to the grid.  During a power outage or emergency, the batteries could serve as mobile power stations. 

All 50 electric school buses purchased by Dominion Energy for this pilot program were on the road by the end of Spring 2021.


Residence Inn by Marriott  – Lake Charles, LA

Bay Electric Co.  – General & Electrical Contractor

Project Value – $13.7 Million

This Residence Inn project was a design/build five-story,  95,350-SF hotel with 108 guest suites, conference rooms, fitness center, swimming pool, laundry, and hotel offices. The hotel was outfitted to determine the potential of the roof and parking areas to generate electricity with 245W Solar P.V. modules and grid-tied inverters. Canopies over the parking spaces were used to support the P.V. modules.

Hospitality Building
Residence Inn - Lake Charles, LA

 Springhill Suites by Marriott – Lake Charles, LA

Bay Electric Co. – General & Electrical Contractor

Project Value – $14.1 Million

Adjacent to the Residence Inn is the Springhill Suites. With spacious studios, one and two-bedroom suites, and unique separate living and sleeping areas. The hotel is equipped with guest suite kitchens and a complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator needs. There is free internet, complimentary hot breakfast to start your mornings off right, and evening social hours to end the day as well.


Springhill Suites – Lake Charles, LA


ICON Apartments  –  Norfolk, VA  

Project Value  $7.5 Million

Bay Electric was the electrical subcontractor on this project that was previously a Bank of America building, built in 1967 at the height of the city’s flourishing banking industry, Icon Norfolk was newly re-imagined and reborn in 2017 into Downtown Norfolk’s finest, high end residence for modern movers and shakers with a taste for luxury. Climbing 24 stories into the Norfolk city skyline, Icon’s floor to ceiling windows and 24th floor rooftop look out across the gleaming Elizabeth River waterfront and above the dazzling city lights. Flawless design features, iconic architecture and an astonishingly long list of opulent amenities cement our status as the ultimate in luxury living. 

The James Apartments  – Norfolk, VA 

Project Value – $31.1 Million

Formerly the historic James Madison Hotel, this complex is located in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The James now hosts a 24-hour fitness center, a piano lounge, and a cyber café. The newly designed, contemporary, chic, and elegant complex has ten (10) different floor plans. Each unit is outfitted with high-end windows, double-thick floors, gallery walls, and modern finishes. Bay Electric was responsible for the infrastructure and general construction consulting.


UVA – University of Virginia
Alderman Road Housing & Commons Building., Phase II
Charlottesville, VA

Electrical Project Value – $3.5 Million

Incoming UVA first-years who are assigned to the new Alderman Road dormitories will find themselves in sleek, ecofriendly edifices that, with their red-brick exteriors, blend in on Grounds but offer modern amenities (think washing machines and dryers that send text messages when the laundry is ready).

Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Gold or LEED Silver, five of the new dorms include modern features such as room-by-room temperature controls, hall lights with automatic sensors and water-bottle refilling stations with digital displays showing how many disposable plastic bottles have been saved.

Electric Vehicles Plant

JMU / James Madison University  –  Academic Building CISAT A3b  Harrisonburg, VA

Electrical Project Value – $2.8 Million

As the electrical subcontractor to Skanska, USA, CISAT was designed as a biotechnology building. It was approximately 90,000 square feet and utilized for teaching research and a technological resources space. The building houses biological science departments in addition to teaching laboratories, faculty offices, and tutorial rooms for student-faculty collaboration.


VSU / Virginia State University—Multipurpose Building  Petersburg, VA

Electrical Project Value – $8.9 Million

As the electrical subcontractor Bay Electric Co. provided all electrical for this venue to serve the academic, cultural, athletics, and entertainment needs of the Virginia State University.  The venue stands as the entertainment hub of the region. Events bring students, families, concert fanatics, and sports fans. 


Healthcare Projects

Fort Benning Martin Army Community Hospital
Fort Benning, GA

Electrical Project Value – $4.1 Million

As a subcontractor to Turner Construction Company, Inc., Bay Electric performed electrical and communications work on this design/build project. The Fort Benning Martin Army Community Hospital was a state-of-the-art, 745,000 square foot medical facility. It was designed to replace the existing 393,000 Square foot hospital. The design was split into two wings a Clinic and a Hospital section, equipped with two parking decks for patients and staff members.

Healthcare Building

Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth                                    Portsmouth, VA

Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, is the oldest hospitals in the U.S. Navy. Bay Electric Co. has been awarded the electrical maintenance contract for over 15 consecutive years now. This one million square foot healthcare center has very critical and sensitive healthcare electrical systems that cannot be compromised or go down.


Federal Government Projects

16th CAV General Instruction Complex
Design/Build – Truck Company Operations
Camp Lejeune, NC

Bay Electric Contract Value – $10.2 Million

This was the construction of a motor transport maintenance and operations facility with reinforced concrete masonry walls, structural steel framing, brick veneer, slab-on-grade floors, and a standing seam metal roof. Construction included drive-through equipment maintenance bay, battery charging room, tool/part storage, administrative classrooms, lockers, and weapons/storage clearing area.

Truck Company

Design/Build Project: Replace Mini-Mart Gas Station                                      Oceana Naval Air Station

Virginia Beach, VA

Project Value – $4.8 Million

This was the construction of a 10,000 square foot, handicapped accessible Navy Exchange Minimart packaged store with an automated eight-island gas station, underground fuel storage tanks, fuel dispensers, and free-standing pre-engineered exterior canopy. Systems include telephone, closed-circuit television (CCTV), intrusion detection system (IDS), emergency alert system (EAS), public address system (PAS), Direct Digital Controls (DDS), fire protection, and electrical power/lighting.


Design/Build Project: TA-5 Dining Hall Facility

Fort Lee, VA

Project Value – $31 Million

As part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program, this 75,000 square foot facility, designed by Clark Nexsen was completed early. The project type was to prepare and serve food in a seated area. A complete two-story dining facility feeds 3,600 trainee soldiers per meal within 90 minutes, seven days a week, 52 weeks per year. Elements include energy conservation, fire protection, sustainable design solutions, and site electrical systems. This project was rated LEED Silver.

Federal Government Office

Design/Build Project: Logistics Support Center—Administrative Support

Langley Air Force Base – Hampton, VA

Project Value – $11.8 Million

This was the construction of a 35,000 square foot facility, a support center for Military Intelligence, and part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. Several work components included a primary electrical feeder, fire detection and suppression system, intrusion alarms, pavements, site improvements, and landscaping. This project was rated LEED Silver.

Logistics Support

Design/Build Project: 16th CAV General Instruction Complex—

Battalion Headquarters

Fort Campbell, KY

Project Value – $9.3 Million

This was a design construction of a small (10,309 square foot), a medium (11,983 square foot), and a large (13,730 square foot) Battalion Headquarters; an award made as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. Primary facilities included the installation of an intrusion detection system (IDS), connection to EMCS, antiterrorism measures, and building information systems.

Olympus Digital Camera

Design/Build Project: Grow the Force Unit Maintenance Facilities

Fort Campbell, KY

Project Value – $5.4 Million

This was a design/build of a stand-alone office building designed to house administrative and command operations for support companies as part of the Fort Campbell, “Grow the Force Unit Maintenance Facilities”, an award made as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. The building is a two-story structure with 17,979 square feet.


Design/Build Project: Dining Hall Facility-DFAC 1 & DFAC 2

Fort Jackson, SC

Project Value – $14.9 Million

Bay Electric acted as a management consultant and subcontractor for two (2) approximately 82,000 square foot dining facilities. Bay provided receiving, storage, preparation, serving queuing, dining, dishwashing, and all support equipment and facilities. Elements of composition included mechanical systems, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical systems, including mechanical systems, plumbing, fire protection, exterior/interior lighting, mass notification, lightning protection, and ground system.


Distributed Ground Station

Langley Air Force Base 

Hampton, VA

Project Value – $10 Million

Bay Electric installed a complete electrical system for a new Distributed Ground Station that accessed Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data. This facility consisted of an operations building, a maintenance and storage building, and an equipment yard. Components included power, lighting, fire alarm, intrusion detection, lightning protection, and grounding. Three (3) kW emergency generators were furnished and installed in the equipment yard.



Pier 5 Replacement, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Portsmouth, VA

Project Value – $27.8 Million

As the electrical contractor to Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Bay Electric demolished two (2) existing piers and replaced them with a new pier. Work included demolishing existing piers 4 and 5, berths 25 and 31, and buildings 225, 250, 830, 1486, and 1570. Bay constructed a new ship repair pier that was 1,125 feet in length and 230 feet wide. Bay Electric replaced the existing bulkhead with a new low-level relieving platform with mechanical and electrical shore-tie stations. Bay provided re-distribution of existing services to piers and provided medium voltage equipment, terminations, splices and a turn-key installation.

Utility Work

Repairs to Substation 5, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Kittery, MA

Project Value – $2.3 Million

Bay Electric provided work elements to furnish and install repairs at Substation No.5, a transportable substation. Incidental work included the removal of asbestos-containing materials from buildings XT38 and 139. These tasks were completed as a change order along with deleting 15kv 600 amp load break switch in the transportable substation. These task orders extended the completion date and increased the value.


Pier 8 – Repairs & Improvements

Groton, CT

Project Value – $2.9 Million

As the electrical contractor, Bay Electric provided a new double-ended secondary unit substation, utility substation and switchgear, 480V shore power pier outlet assemblies, utility outlet stations, heat tracing, power monitoring system, and pure water lines. Several modifications were placed against this contract which included providing a camera inspection of 13.8kv conduits from manhole to expansion joints prior to installation of new cables; removal of 60 existing switchgear lugs and installation of 60 new copper HYPRESSlugs; Bay re-fed Pier 8 existing high mast lighting from new distribution panel on switchgear pad.



HRT New Southside Bus Maintenance Facility

Norfolk, VA

Project Value – $3.9 Million

This project involved the construction of three (3) main buildings on the site of the former garage, which had its origins in the days of the trolley. As the electrical subcontractor, Bay Electric’s provided the electrical installation to nearly 150,000 square feet of space. The facility included a warehouse, 21 bays for mechanical bus repair, a bus body shop, and an extensive training classroom for new and existing employees. The maintenance facility also included generator back up and custom made platforms for servicing the generator . This new maintenance facility was designed and certified as a LEED Gold project.

Commercial Place

GRTC New Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility

Richmond, VA

Project Value – $5.1 Million

As the electrical subcontractor for this project, Bay Electric completed all electrical and low voltage work. This was a 110,000 square foot facility with state-of-the-art communications systems enabling operations and management to track and interact with their fleet of approximately 150 buses, para-transit vehicles, and vans. The new operations center will allow GRTC to make full use of technology, from how bus operators are trained with computer simulators to how the fleet is mobilized during an emergency. This project was designed for LEED Silver.


Jefferson Lab – Technology and Engineering Development Facility (TEDF)

Newport News, VA

Project Value – $6.3 Million

Jefferson Lab is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science with support from the City of Newport News and the State of Virginia. As the electrical subcontractor, Bay Electric was awarded this contract to assist in upgrading Jefferson Lab’s work and research space. The TEDF project modernizes the Test Lab and provides additional space for the Superconducting Radio Frequency Institute. TEDF includes a 70,000 square foot building, a 30,000 square foot addition to the test lab and a 96,000 square foot test lab which has been renovated and modernized. The project was designed to achieve LEED Gold.



Richmond International Airport – Airfield Electrical System Upgrades

Richmond, VA 

Project Value – $4.7 Million

Bay Electric was awarded this project to upgrade the existing electrical system and modifications of the north and south vault with modifications to airfield lighting controls and monitoring system/replacement of constant current regulators. Bay replaced taxiway centerline and edge lights with LED lights. Further work elements included replacing electrical cables, conduit, counterpoise and safety (equipment) ground system, remediation of edge light spacing, rearrangement of electrical circuits, replacing airfield signs, and installing junction can plazas.


Hampton Roads Executive Airport

Suffolk, VA 

Project Value – $396,000

As the electrical subcontractor for Branscome, Inc., Bay Electric provided an electrical system to replace Runway 10-28, parallel taxiway for Phase IV. Work elements included mobilization, 5kV medium-voltage cables installed in concrete duct banks, electrical manholes, LED lighting, and electrical demolition of the existing electrical system.