Adopt-an-Alley - 2019

We have adopted an alley on Grove Ave. b/w Pleasant St. and Prospect Ave. through Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful’s Adopt-An-Alley program. We did our first clean up at the beginning of 2019 and plan on continuing to take part in the program’s beautification and appearance of the city. We love our city!
 2nd Annual Heart & Stroke Walk Kickball Tournament - 2019
We were challenged by Stronghold Engineering to compete in the 2nd Annual Heart & Stroke Walk Kickball Tournament on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Big League Dreams in Perris. 32 teams competed for bragging rights. We may not have taken the Kickball Tournament but we played hard and earned 2nd. Great job to our team!

"Second place is meaningless. You can't always be first, but you have to believe that you should have been - that you were never beaten - that time just ran out on you."

- Vince Lombardi

 The Grove Village - 2018

When our Founder, Glenn Rowden, heard about his friend and Riverside Mayor, Rusty Bailey's #LoveYourNeighbor campaign and The Grove Village community outreach project, he knew Champion Electric needed to be involved. Champion stepped up, along with our vendors, and donated all the time and materials needed to complete the electrical for this ground-up project.

The Grove Village project consisted of 4, 600 square foot transitional house created to transition 4 potential homeless families through Path of Life Ministries.  Hear what Glenn has to say in this video prior to the start of the project.

                                       Special Thanks to our Vendors:
CED for the generous donation of underground material, lighting fixtures, and extra items.
American Electric Supply for the generous donation of switchgear items and feeder wire.
Main Electric Supply for the generous donation of general electrical materials including wire, boxes, fittings, devices, etc.
Western Enterprises for the generous donation of the main feed breaker. 

The Grove Community Church donated the land and provided the 3 phase power to the village which is far more powerful than the 120, 204 single phase power of an average home.  This amount of power really helped this project because the village is all electric, no gas (due to issues with the gas company).  Take a tour of the project right before it was completed.

 Habitat for Humanity
In 2018, Champion Electric completed 2 Habitat for Humanity houses in Grand Terrace.  The completed houses were given to the Habte and Miller families on November 17th, 2018.  Both projects were on the same lot and are located at 12569 and 12579 Michigan Street.  Read more about the families by clicking here.

Check out all our hard work! 
Thanks to all our volunteers!

We recognized our Account Manager, Gene Barnhurst, at our Champion Christmas party on December 8th for his dedication and commitment to these Habitat for Humanity houses.  These projects were bid 3 years prior to the start date but Gene stayed committed all the way through completion.  Gene requested and managed volunteers, worked with vendors and subs to honor the outdated bid prices and overall made this project a success!

 Special Thanks to our Vendor:
CED for discounting materials for this project.
Champion Electric Inc. has participated in numerous Habitat for Humanity projects, for many years.  In February 2015 we completed a Habitat for Humanity project located in San Bernardino.  Our employees and their families volunteered their time and Saturdays to help complete the project.  Learn more about Habitat for Humanity here:

Poly High School Football

Coach Glenn Rowden (as he’s known on the football field) began volunteering his time and dedicating his resources to the community in developing of the future of our youth in 2012 as the Poly High School Wide Receivers Coach. He has since coached the Defensive Backs and in 2016 became the Head Freshmen Coach. Coach knows the importance of hard work, character and team work and instills that in his team every year. Glenn has been blessed by the comradery created by his players and fellow coaches throughout each season. Keep up with the games:

Riverside Young Life

Young Life Riverside holds a special place in Glenn and Tom’s life. Glenn has been a part of Young Life since he was a teenage, served as a leader as an adult, encouraged Tom to be involved as a teenage and now both Glenn and Tom support Young Life Riverside as much as they can. Champion Electric is involved in the Young Life Roundup fundraiser every March and has hosted numerous Poker Tournament fundraisers throughout the year.

Young Life Riverside is dedicated to mentoring local youths and sharing the word of God, Champion Electric Inc. has not only donated time but financial support for this program.