As Riverside natives, Glenn and Cynthia Rowden long felt a calling to create a company that would provide Southern California with excellent electrical service and at the same time provide employees with unimagined possibilities of success. Their dream was realized when, in 1991, Champion Electric was founded.
Champion began in the garage of his family home, expanded into a small warehouse, then moved to a large office and warehouse. Through the years, Champion Electric Inc. has completed hundreds of schools and has taken on additional electrical services including commercial and residential solar, general contracting, and LED lighting.
Today, Tom Rowden and his Executive Team carry out the vision and mission of Champion Electric Inc. as the Rowdens reduce their role in the company to pursue their community service and missionary callings. With their leadership, Champion continues to provide the same fundamentals and ethical service we are known for and stay committed to providing the highest quality product and service to all we serve.
Get to know the Executive Team
|At the 2016 25th Anniversary and Christmas Celebration, Founders Glenn & Cynthia Rowden announced Tom Rowden as the new President of Champion Electric.|
Champion Electric Inc. provides the highest quality products and service in a way that honors the Lord and provides for the mental, physical, and spiritual welfare of our employees and their families while advancing the company in a way that is fun and profitable.
At Champion Electric Inc. people are our most important asset. Our comprehensive, well-designed training program is an investment in our employees' development – and in our company's future.
Depending on the particular discipline, various classes are available at each level. As we seek to promote from within, our multi-level program helps develop an employee progress from basic craft through project management. It provides a basic foundation, cultivates self-esteem and personal growth, and results in the development of confident, capable employees – employees who will lead Champion Electric Inc. in the decades to come.
Our training program is vital to the success of our organization. Champion Electric Inc. ensures that our employees are prepared to manage every aspect of the project from estimation through completion.
Safety is a key component in Champion Electric Inc.'s culture. We know that injuries can be prevented by eliminating potential risk factors. Coupled with a partnership with the California Contractors Network, Champion Electric Inc. addresses safety issues through education, risk awareness, and appropriate on-site management.
In addition to on-site weekly training sessions, Champion Electric Inc. employees receive mandatory safety training provided in-house by credentialed CAL-OSHA trainers. All of our field employees attend regularly scheduled safety classes; and all of our foremen are trained in a 10-hour OSHA safety training class and a Job-Specific safety training class.
In the planning process of every project, Champion Electric Inc. outlines a series of safety procedures. Regardless of the size and scope of the undertaking, we are equipped to design and implement a safety program that is custom-tailored to fit the project.
Working safely is a condition of employment with Champion Electric Inc. Although our commitment to maintaining the highest level of safety standards is evident throughout the process, enforcing OSHA compliance is ultimately the responsibility of each employee.
Therefore we include safety performance in our job performance evaluation process. Linking our employees' safety performance levels with their overall job performance reinforces the value that the company places on safety.
Associated Builders and Contractors,
ABC is the largest merit-shop construction trade association in the United States. Through its national office and local chapters, ABC provides members with a method of dealing with industry-wide issues. ABC's Southern California Chapter was founded on the belief in the free enterprise system. Its members continue to support sound legislation in the areas of workers' compensation, safety, and employment.
The Greater Riverside Chamber of
The 20 Year Club
Dan Ashley, Glenn Rowden, Randy Robison, and Mike Howarth
This group has been with Champion Electric from the start and has seen every up and down. Dan Ashley(R) was the first person, outside of Cyndi Rowden, to be a part of Champion Electric back in 1991. He is looking to be the first employee to retire from Champion. Glenn Rowden started the company back in 1991 with his wife Cyndi in their little house on Pecos Way in Riverside. Now he is mentoring his son, Tom Rowden, to continue his vision and the legacy of the company. Randy Robison has gone from field electrician, to project manager, to now senior estimator. He has seen Champion go from only bidding schools to bidding the most unique projects. Mike Howarth has been in the field from the beginning. He continues to run successful project after successful project. These loyal men bleed burgundy and gold!