Regardless of the project or service you need, Dynalectric can give you the responsive, high-quality professional electrical and construction management services you expect, on time and within budget.


We are a full-scale BICSI certified electrical construction company that provides a complete end-to-end solution that results in the responsive service and long-lasting systems you need for reliable facility operation. Learn more.


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Paul E. Mella, President/CEO, leads his team by setting the highest standard for providing construction management and electrical construction service aimed at practical results and full customer satisfaction.

Meet the rest of the team.





Building, Office, Workspace,


Architecture, Garden, Interior,


Building, Interior, Workspace,


Architecture, Garden, Office,


Architecture, Garden, Office,


Architecture, Garden, Office,


Dynalectric provides complete expert services that support your business instead of draining your bottom-line.

Click on the case study list below to learn more about the ways our creative solutions and customized services ensure high-performance systems, comfortable and productive environments, and long-term investment protection.

To request more information about any of these projects, or to see how we can help you focus on your core competencies, please email us.


Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Virginia

Loudoun Hospital Center
Leesburg, Virginia

General Contractor
McDevitt Street Bovis

The 280,000 square-foot, 90-bed Loudoun Hospital Center, located in Leesburg, Virginia, features extensive electrical design components including several uninterrupted power supply systems for the facility’s critical care equipment.

Dynalectric spearheaded the electrical system design and installed a complete electrical system, including three 500kw generators, associated parallel gear and the entire facility’s lighting system as well as many other systems including fire, life safety and security.

We were selected for the Loudoun Hospital Center based on our ability to successfully manage similar projects as well as our reputation for providing quality construction and electrical design at a fair price.


NRG.jpgVarious Generating Stations, Maryland and Virginia

NRG Energy
Princeton, NJ

General Contractor
NRG Energy
Princeton, NJ

Each of these projects showcases Dynalectric’s proficiency in power distribution planning, electrical system design, and overall electrical construction.

Producing approximately 47,000 Megawatts of power nation-wide, NRG Energy, Inc. has relied on the Dynalectric Company to locally support their electrical systems, preventive maintenance services, as well as plant upgrade projects since 1993.  Some of the major upgrade projects are listed below.

Chalk Point Generating Station is a four-unit coal and oil-fired facility located in Aquasco, Maryland.  Our projects include the relocation of Mirant’s machine shop to this facility, a Urea System (this project received a Washington Building Congress Award), a Unit 2 ammonia injection system, the relocation of major underground duct banks in preparation for a wet scrubber installation, and major renewal of the coal yard’s electrical infrastructure.

Dickerson Generating Station is a three-unit coal-fired generating facility located in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Our projects include the renewing of desuperheat sprays, installation of CO monitors, conversion of auxiliary boiler feed pumps into a Foxboro DSC control system, replacement of secondary air damper operations, and upgraded master fuel trip, and the relocation of major conduit and wiring in preparation for a new wet scrubber system.

Morgantown Generating System is a two-unit coal-fired facility located in Charles County, Maryland.  Dynalectric projects include a Unit 1 SCR electrical installation, Unit 1 pulverizer upgrades, the replacement of Unit 1 exciter, a Urea plant, pre-outage work for the Unit 2 SCR pulverizer, and exciter upgrades.

Potomac River Generating Station is a five-unit coal-fired generating facility located on the northern end of Alexandria, Virginia.  Dynalectric projects include converting the controls of units 3, 4, and 5 to a modern DCS system (this project was a Washington Building Congress award winner), an innovative “Trona” injection system, the upgrade of the screen well house, and a stack “merge” project which included the replacement of ID fans and their controls with an entirely new emission monitoring system.


NGA Campus East – Data Center Fort Belvoir, VA

US Army Corp of Engineers

General Contractor – A Joint Venture

Clark Construction Group, LLC – Bethesda, Maryland

Balfour Beatty Construction – Fairfax, Virginia

The consolidated East Coast headquarters of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA Campus East is the largest project delivered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) since the Pentagon in 1943.

The project consists of a 2.2 million square-foot main office building to accommodate 8,5000 workers (as well as 25 percent population/mission growth), a technology center that includes a Tier III Enterprise data center, a 105,000 square-foot central utility plant, a 5,100-space parking garage, and a 7,300 square-foot visitor center.

An integral part of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) New Campus East, the Technology Center is a 125,000 square-foot data center that will support all electrical components and house the NGA data communications storage facility for classified information.  The Technology Center’s electrical system is notable for its exceptional craftsmanship, massive size, and the challenges presented by exterior factors, including a compressed construction schedule, complex design, limited and congested work areas, and coordination with multiple trades.  The system components include 34.5 kilovolt, 480 volt, and low-voltage systems including multi-module and rotary UPS systems, and power distribution units, all connected by a large, complex network of power feeders and busway.

Commercial Electrical and Data Design

World Bank Main Complex, Washington D.C.

World Bank
Washington, D.C.

General Contractor
The Clark Construction Group, Inc.

Dynalectric’s extensive experience handling large, complicated electrical services projects prepared them for the requirements of the one million-square-foot World Bank Main Complex headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

Working closely with the general contractor and surrounding trades, Dynalectric installed 12 switchboards, three 1,500kw generators, a multiplex fire alarm system, data communication systems, power systems, and a synchronized emergency power system. Their work also included the installation of a complex lighting system which contained over 13,000 lighting fixtures of approximately 120 different types.

Dynalectric earned two Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Awards for their outstanding work on this data communications project


Department of Homeland Security – US Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC

General Services Administration
Washington, DC

General Contractor
Clark Design/Build LLC
Bethesda, Maryland

Dynalectric played a key role in the electrical construction of the new headquarters of the U.S Coast Guard.  Located on a 176-acre site in southwest Washington, D.C. and is 2.1 million square-feet, the campus includes an 11-story office building, central utility plant, and two seven-story parking garages.  There is a 120-foot change in elevation in the project site and the headquarters’ design takes advantage of the natural topography.

The Central Utility Plant houses the two Main1200A MV Switchgear Lineups, 1200A MV Paralleling Switchgear, 6 MW Generator Plant to serve the entire facility and (2) Doubled-Ended 4000A Unit Substations to serve the CUP Mech Loads.  An underground tunnel connects the CUP to the HQ building.  The HQ Building includes (3) 1200A MV Switchgear Lineups, (6) Double-Ended 3200A Unit Substations and (5) Single-Ended 3200A Emergency Substations w/AUTO Transfer Breaker Pairs to service the power needs of the HQ building.  There are 14 Electrical Risers in the HQ building with 68 electrical closets, each housing Lighting Control Panels to control lighting throughout the building.  In addition, there are some 128 conference rooms in the HQ building w/ Dimming Controls and AV Controls.  There are (20) UPS Risers and (20) Lighting Inverters in the HQ building to support the IT and Emergency Lighting loads in the building.  The Data Center includes (2) 750 KVA UPS Lineups with (8) 200 KVA PDU’s and (32) PMM’s to serve the Data Center Servers within the building.  There are several outdoor courtyard areas within the footprint of the HQ building with exterior lighting that provides an environmentally friendly atmosphere for the Coast Guard workers.  The Fire Alarm System was designed with survivability in mind and protects the facility with a first-class installation by the Systems Group.

Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Lockheed Martin
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Prime Contractor
Dynalectric Company

In 1986, Dynalectric was selected to provide service work for several of Lockheed Martin’s buildings totaling more than 750,000 square feet. During the contract’s early years, Dynalectric worked as a subcontractor on a variety of work activities, and in 1993 the firm was elevated to prime contractor.

Dynalectric’s present responsibilities include all phases of electrical design and services, data communication, mechanical, structural, painting and other miscellaneous work activities as needed.

All work requires careful coordination to meet tight project completion dates. Dynalectric was selected because of its excellent reputation, competitive service rates, and ability to provide 24-hour emergency service.

Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

JBG/Federal, L.L.C.
Chevy Chase, Maryland

General Contractor
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Bethesda, Maryland

The new Department of Transportation Headquarters has the honor of being the first new cabinet-level headquarters to be constructed in Washington, DC in over 30 years, and is one of the largest projects ever undertaken by Dynalectric.

Sitting on an 11-acre site, this project is the first building in the massive redevelopment plan for the Southeast Federal Center, which is adjacent to the Washington Navy Yard.  The electrical distribution will consist of 8 main switchgear assemblies, 4 motor control centers, 40 power distribution units, 4 generators, a 10,000 foot busway, 245,000 feet of raceway, 3 million feet of cable, 30,000 lighting fixtures, 12,000 wiring devices, numerous panels and transformers, numerous building and control systems, and site lighting.

At completion, the structure will occupy over 2,000,000 square feet including two below-grade garage levels.  This space will house up to 7,900 federal employees.

Dynalectric’s personnel received two Washington Building Congress Craftsmanship Awards for their outstanding work on this project.

Entertainment / Hospitality

Lansdowne Conference Center, Lansdowne, Virginia

VMS Lansdowne
Development, Inc.
Leesburg, Virginia

General Contractor
OMNI Construction, Inc.

The 10-story Lansdowne Conference Center is a 305-room hotel and resort that includes meeting facilities, two restaurants, and a health club.

Dynalectric was selected for this high-end project based on its outstanding performance record and power distribution planning abilities. The work that was completed by Dynalectric included the installation of two 4,000-amp switchboards, a multiplex addressable voice fire systems, and special lighting control and dimming systems. Extensive decorative landscape lighting was installed in large parking areas adjacent to the conference center.

This facility is one of the area’s most prestigious conference centers.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Stadium Authority
Baltimore, Maryland

General Contractor
George Hyman
Construction Co.

This professional baseball stadium, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is home to the Baltimore Orioles.

During the course of the project, Dynalectric installed 13.2kv main switchgear, six 2.5kv substations with 4,000 amp switchboards, eight motor control centers, 200 panelboards, 2,600 feet of bus duct, 6,000 feet of cable tray, sports lighting, sound and video systems, fire alarm, MATV and other electrical services.

Despite the challenging nature of the job, Dynalectric completed all work within the project’s rigorous 18-month schedule. Dynalectric carefully planned the sequence for installation of every major piece of equipment along with installation dates so that equipment and crews could be precisely scheduled as needed, holding down costs and keeping the project on track.


exterior1.jpgCarlyle Towers, L.L.C., Alexandria, Virginia

Carlyle Towers, L.L.C. Alexandria, Virginia

General Contractor

Erkiletian Construction Corp.

Dynalectric was selected for this multi-family housing project because of our reputation for quality workmanship, expertise in electrical design, and ability to meet the project’s challenging schedule.

The Carlyle Towers project included electrical construction for a 21-story, 178-unit condominium tower, as well as ten townhouses and four levels of parking.

Dynalectric installed all of the electrical components for this large housing complex including the telephone, cable television and fire alarm systems.

This large project was completed within 12 months in order to expedite the occupancy of pre-sold units.


Washington Metro Area Airports

Airport Authorities
Washington, DC – Maryland – Virginia

General Contractor 

Since 1994, Dynalectric Company has been providing project and electrical service work at the Washington Metro Area three major airports (Ronald Reagan National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport & Baltimore Washington International Airport). Dynalectric has provided Full Service Electrical and Telecom capabilities for a variety of airport clients. Outlined below are some of the major project accomplishments and service clients.

Major Projects:

American Airlines Admiral Lounge

British Airways Lounge and Office

BWI Airport Upgrades and Maintenance

Jet Blue Buildout

Etihad Airways – Lounge

General Dynamics – Dulles Jet Center

Independence Airlines – Concourse A & B Modifications

UAL FIS Expansion

United Airlines Concourse G/C30 Hold Room

United Airlines – Ground Power Upgrade

Boeing/TSA Airport Baggage Screening

Service Clients:


Air France


American Airlines



British Airways

Brussels Airlines

Cayman Airways

Copa Airlines




Etihad Airways



KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Korean Air




South African Airlines



Turkish Airlines

United Airlines

Virgin America

Landmark Aviation

Signature Flight Support




JC Decaux



services.jpgRegardless of the project or service you need, Dynalectric can give you the responsive, high-quality professional electrical and construction management services you expect, on time and within budget.

We have the expertise, human and technological resources, as well as the financial capability to handle projects of virtually any size and complexity.

The foundation of our award-winning electrical services is our extensive in-house capabilities, a leading-edge 12,000 square foot pre-fabrication shop, and state-of-the-art engineering CAD and BIM modeling services technology.

Our dedicated Service Division’s highly trained and skilled electrical technicians provide maintenance services and 24/7/365 emergency response to enable continuous fire system operation, uninterrupted tenant activities, and consistent facility productivity.

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With the growing need in the construction industry for a more collaborative process at all levels, Dynalectric Company provides pre-construction services to assist developers/owners, architects, engineers and/or general contractors from the early conceptual stages through complete design of the projects.

We are able to provide budgeting during the design process, and with constructability reviews, identify any potential value engineering recommendations.

Design Build/Design Assist, GMP, & Firm Fixed Price – Dynalectric provides any delivery method that accommodates each and every project.

Budgets/Estimates – Conceptual construction estimates and details allow owners to prepare project budgets and make timely decisions.

“Value” Engineering/Cost Saving Methods – We provide savings opportunities, proven alternatives, and examine enhancements which may offer the most cost-saving benefits – preventing them from becoming post-construction burdens.

Constructability Reviews – With early involvement, the construction team will be able to identify and resolve issues before they become expensive change orders.

Scheduling – We offer specific man-hour and logistics schedules early on in the construction process. This will allow us to identify potential conflicts before they occur and minimize impacts on both project budget and schedule.

Manufacturer Relationships – Through the EMCOR family and with our key local representatives, we have established solid working relationships with the most reputable manufacturers of electrical equipment.

Coordination – With support from our coordination department, we are able to provide documents as required for each project during constructability reviews to determine clashes or issues with other trades. Our skilled team will deliver electrical projects from conceptual to completion while maintaining budget and scheduling needs. Utilizing the foremost leader in estimating technology, we are confident that we can deliver the most accurate, detailed cost models available.

Dynalectric provides state of the art 3D modeling and coordination of projects utilizing the latest software.

Our experienced coordinators create accurate 3D models of the project’s electrical systems using AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP based on contract documents and actual equipment data.

The model is then coordinated with models from all other trades (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, etc.) and with the architectural and structural elements of the project utilizing clash detection software such as NavisWorks Manage.

We also provide design assist modeling services, working closely with the electrical engineers of the project to assist them in constructability of their design.

Our skilled coordinators have experience with all types of projects, from high-rise condominiums to mission critical data centers.



Our In-House Approach.  Your Direct Benefits.

A distinct advantage of the Dynalectric team is our in-house planning department and fabrication facilities.

Delivery of coordinated drawings and prefab materials aid in helping to improve the contract schedule and critical path work activities.

The controlled environment and schedule time savings of prefab allows us to create the assemblies and products in a more productive way, which in turn shortens the installation time in the field.

Time Savings

  • The project team and prefabrication manager can review the drawings together, make changes and plan ahead.
  • Weather negatively affecting your schedule is not a problem with assembly taking place in a controlled environment.
  • The fabricated product can be built and stored ahead of schedule.


Electrical Construction

For the past 45 years Dynalectric Company has served Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia with exceptional electrical construction and electrical services. This includes new construction, renovation, electrical design/build, and design/assist.

We are a diversified project management and construction organization serving both government and commercial customers in office building projects, apartments, condominiums, hotels, healthcare facilities, and data centers.

We are experts at executing large complex projects with difficult schedules and project management constraints.

A sampling of our electrical capabilities:

  • Preconstruction Services and BudgetingValue Engineering
  • Project Management Cost Controls
  • BIM Design with Autodesk Software
  • Feasibility Review
  • Project Scheduling
  • Electrical Design Development
  • Power Distribution Planning
  • Generator and Controls
  • UPS and Controls
  • Load Shed planning
  • Sequence Operational Power Controls
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Security Systems
  • Lighting Design and Control
  • Project Commission
  • Quality Control

Fire Suppression, Sprinkler, Alarm & Detection Systems


Dynalectric is certified and experience in all types of Fire Alarm and Security Systems.  Our technicians specialize in these systems and undergo constant training in the advancements of the industry and certification in the proper installation and maintenance procedures.

Our services include, but are not limited to the following:

Fire Alarm Services

  • New Construction
  • Tenant Fit-Out
  • Retrofit Existing Systems
  • Testing and Maintenance Programs Including:
    • Annual Inspections
    • Quarterly Sprinkler Inspections
    • Fire Pump Testing
    • Dry Pipe Testing
    • Pre-Action System Testing
    • Smoke Detector Sensitivity Testing
    • Testing Documentation
    • Upgrades to Meet ADA Requirements
    • 24-hour Service
    • NICET Certified Technicians

Security Services

  • Intrusion
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certified # 11-3528


Our Special Projects/Service Department is fortunate to have a mix of selected men and women, each knowledgeable in many phases of the electrical industry from budgeting and estimating to preventive maintenance and emergency services.

In conjunction with our staff of Service Technicians, our Special Projects/Service Department is experiences in a wide variety of projects including data centers, tenant fit-out, airports, institutional, industrial, governmental, laboratories, medical facilities, and long term service contracts.


Our services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • 24-hour Emergency Service
  • Preventive Maintenance Services
  • Infrared Thermography Scan
  • Lighting Retrofits
  • Estimating/Budget Services
  • Mission Critical Facility Maintenance
  • Service Contracts
  • Generator/UPS Installations
  • Design-Build/Assist Capabilities
  • 50 Service Vans Ensure Prompt Service Contract Services


Electronic commerce has developed a tremendous need for switch sites and central offices. Dynalectric’s reputation in the telecommunications central office niche is based upon proven DC power wiring systems and telecom services experience.

We are adept at synchronizing the vast array of components involved in completing any size central office data communications project.

The most important part of any network, large or small, is the cabling. The DataCom Department specializes in the design and installation of structures cabling systems.

From twisted pair copper to fiber optics, our technicians are constantly trained and manufacturer certified on the latest products and installation requirements.

Complete testing and documentation services are provided as well.

Data Services

The DataCom Department’s services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Structured Premise Wiring Systems
  • Cat 5E, Cat 6, Coax, Fiber Optic
  • Copper and Fiber Testing and Certification
  • All Testing and Certification
  • Public Address Systems, CCTV, Riser Systems, Emergency Evacuation Systems
  • Corporate Member BICSI
  • CATV Over Existing UTP Cabling Systems
  • BICSI Certified Installers
  • BICSI Certified RCDD on Staff
  • Design Build Capabilities
  • Manufacturers’ Warranties
  • 24-Hour Emergency Service


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Don Paulson

Electric Co.
We are pleased with our new facility and with your cooperation in coordinating the building process to least interfere with the operations of our plant. Your workers were neat, cleaned up well, as the various jobs were completed, and were friendly and helpful...We will certainly give you a call next time we need construction work done.

Louis Junior

NRP College
Your efficient planning, scheduling, management, and supervision resulted in timely completion and a quality facility...Particularly refreshing was the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by your firm which served to minimize costly delays and contract modifications.

Peckham Guyton

Architectural Grp
We are very satisfied with the finished product and the quality of the work provided by your company. We would like to compliment you and your associates for your outstanding work in making our building so beautiful. It was a pleasure to work with you...I would certainly recommend the Construction Company to anyone.

Don Paulson

Electric Co.
We are pleased with our new facility and with your cooperation in coordinating the building process to least interfere with the operations of our plant. Your workers were neat, cleaned up well, as the various jobs were completed, and were friendly and helpful...We will certainly give you a call next time we need construction work done.

Louis Junior

NRP College
Your efficient planning, scheduling, management, and supervision resulted in timely completion and a quality facility...Particularly refreshing was the spirit of cooperation demonstrated by your firm which served to minimize costly delays and contract modifications.