The firm traces its origin to 1961 when Leo F. Vellutini began contracting out of his home in Sacramento. In 1971, the name Royal Electric Company was adopted and became known for its exceptional service in small commercial, residential and maintenance work. The 1970s were marked by growth in several market areas, including Multi-Family, Industrial and Public Works Construction. Leo’s son, Frank Vellutini, joined the company in 1974 and became a partner with his father in 1977 when the firm incorporated as Vellutini Corporation dba. Royal Electric Company.
In the early 1980s, the partners added a specialty in underground electrical work. Starting with underground utilities, street lighting and traffic signals, Royal Electric Company soon moved into other niche underground markets such as airport runway
lighting and highway projects.
During the 1990s the firm became one of the top 50 specialty contractors in California, and one of the top five electrical contractors in Sacramento. Frank Vellutini became President and CEO in 1991, and continued to expand on the company’s areas of expertise throughout California and nine other Western States. Also notable in the 1990s was the promotion of Bob Bell to Vice President, and the addition of Dina Vellutini Kimble as a third generation family member to the firm.
The 2000s bring continued expansion and change. Bob Bell became a partner in 2002, and was promoted to COO in 2004. Dina Kimble currently serves as the Vice President of Operations, and became a partner in the firm in late 2012. The firm’s expertise and financial strength have allowed it to continue to grow and prosper, performing multi-million dollar projects on everything from airport runways to new high schools, jail facilities to bridge security systems, casinos to fiber optic systems.
Throughout the years, Frank Vellutini has insisted on maintaining the company’s dedication to customer service, quality, and especially its relationships. Royal Electric Company still maintains a service department today that looks very much like the company did in 1971, and remarkably, still serves many of the same customers.
In 2012, Vellutini Corp dba Royal Electric Company was ranked as number 30 in the Top Specialty Contractors in the State of California.