Founded in 1948

Powered by The American Spirit

Located in the heart of Melbourne, FL, Eau Gallie Electric is one of the original electrical construction firms in Central Florida. Founded in 1948, we have decades of experience in all aspects of electrical work.

Under the ownership and guidance of Chris Hughes since 2005, we are a service-disabled veteran-owned company that is powered by the American spirit!

Driven by integrity and faith, we strive to provide excellence in our work while delivering exceptional customer service in order to glorify God.

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Our History

Founded by a U.S. Veteran

Eau Gallie Electric was founded in 1948 by Garland Reynolds, a veteran of the United States Navy who fought in World War II. We are located in the heart of Melbourne, FL, and serve customers across the United States.

Eau Gallie Electric is now owned and operated by Chris Hughes. Chris graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. The experiences of West Point left an indelible impression and remarkably provided the skills needed – clarity, endurance, and a procedural approach – to run a business successfully.

He is a combat veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, where he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004.

Chris bought the business in 2005 and has been a State of Florida Unlimited Electrical contractor since 2007 and a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida since 2012.

Under his leadership, the business has grown in leaps and bounds and now has the capacity and capability to work on almost any electrical job.

Chris embraces the values that he learned while serving our country and prides himself on delivering the same level of commitment and service to each and every client as President of Eau Gallie Electric.

With a Christian work ethic and a commitment to honesty and transparency, you can always be confident of excellent service from Eau Gallie Electric.

What We Do

Residential, Commercial, and Industrial

We provide a complete range of electrical services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. No job is too small for us to care about, and no job is too large for us to handle.

Our service includes installation of surge protection systems for homes and businesses, electrical panel change-outs, emergency power and backup generators, NAVAIDS and electrical work for airports, generator installation, lighting installations, power studies, electrical maintenance contracts, and much more.

In addition, we have a General Contractor’s License, allowing us to undertake any work on buildings that may be required to complete your job successfully. From buildings to house generators and electrical equipment for wastewater plants to concrete vaults at airfields, we’re ready to serve every customer efficiently by providing the solution to all your electrical problems.

With a knowledgeable team and excellent troubleshooting skills, we can tackle every task with confidence.

Our Vision & Values

Superior Service and High Quality

Our vision is to provide a complete customer experience that is better, faster, smarter – superior service through high-quality electrical solutions for everyone.

Eau Gallie Electric provides top-quality, turnkey electrical contracting services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Our driving forces are integrity and faith, and when combined with our Christian ethos, they define our core values.

Cleanliness, neat work, high quality, and attention to detail are hallmarks of our service. Our team of friendly technicians makes up a hard-working, dynamic company full of great people, all sharing the same beliefs. Eau Gallie Electric is 100% committed to providing courteous, respectful, high-quality service to all our customers at very competitive rates.

We’re here to make a positive difference in every job – powered by the American spirit!


Professional Licenses We Hold

EC13003441: Certified Electrical Contractor
EC13007245: Certified Electrical Contractor
CGC1526728: Certified General Contractor
PE74016: Professional Engineer
LA38520: Liquified Petroleum Gas License Dealer in Appliances and Equipment

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