Working With Us

At BME you’ll find a professional team who is ready to support your project, team, and customer. From bidding through close-out, each phase of your project is managed with attention to detail.



With crews operating at more than four different military bases at the same time, the company could not survive without a team of leaders. These people were hand-picked to lead based on their merit, experience and work ethic. Don Howat, President of the company, has been working as an electrician since he was seventeen years old. Don’s son Nathan is the Vice President, the business is family-owned and run. The opportunity to lead jobs is given to all journeymen at some point, and not just a select few. This helps strengthen the team and helps employees understand the value of leadership, and supporting leaders.

We deliver on time and on budget

With careful scheduling and close attention to lead times, projects are tracked through each phase in order to ensure timely completion. From the first step of generating a RFP response to the final step of closing punch-list items, you can depend on accurate estimates and punctual delivery from BME. Many of our new customers are sent by our existing loyal clients, who know that we will find the cost-effective way to provide the highest-quality results


E-mail communication is vital to maintaining open lines of communication in the modern world. We provide all of our employees with an e-mail account. We communicate with customers, vendors, and engineers using the latest technology. We’ve implemented tablet computers for some of our crews and we’re always experimenting with the latest technology to make us better communicators and more productive.

Training at BME is ongoing

From apprentice to journeyman to master levels, the crew at BME participates in state-certified continuing education courses provided through the Independent CITC of Washington Training Program. Weekly safety meetings are held at our office to ensure continued awareness of proper practices in the field. BME sends employees for specialized training in areas such as arc flash and medium voltage splicing.