Even though Preferred Electric has been incorporated since 2008 in the Twin Cities market, it has a rich history dating back to 1827 through acquisition of Commercial Electric Company of the Twin Cities, Inc. Preferred Electric is committed to continue with the service excellence to its customers. Preferred Electric is a “Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business” and prides itself with a team of experienced and highly trained professionals. With this experience, Preferred Electric understands the special needs of our customer’s business and brings loyalty and dedication to every job regardless of the size or scope.


Preferred Electric, Inc. was incorporated by its founder and CEO, Clint Kruger, on February 29, 2008. Like many budding companies, Preferred Electric started in the basement of Mr. Kruger’s home.

In January of 2010, Preferred Electric was certified as a Service Disabled Veterans Owned Business (SDVOB). Later that same year, the company purchased Commercial Electric of the Twin Cities, which had been in business since 1927.

As Preferred Electric continued to grow, Mr. Kruger moved into his first office in New Hope, MN in August of 2012 and began to hire office staff to assist with the larger workload. The company also became a NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) member in both the Minneapolis and St. Paul chapters that year.

After being awarded a number of sizable jobs, Preferred Electric outgrew the New Hope office and was ready to take on even more business. In September of 2015, the company purchased Metro Electric Construction Co, Inc. which was established in 1987. Preferred Electric moved into Metro Electric’s Minneapolis office and warehouse building in December of 2015, where it resides today.


Mission Statement

As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business, we strive to provide a “best-in-class” overall experience as an electrical contractor. We are a solution based, service focused, competitively priced and safety first company driven to exceed every customer opportunity.


2021 Supplier Excellence Award

2018 Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year


Sunday conversation with Clint Kruger of Preferred Electric

July 27, 2019

Preferred Electric Receives Excellence Award

August 18, 2022