Since 1954, PAR has changed and transformed itself to meet industry needs.

Our agility has earned us a reputation for quality, reliability, and safety. Clients trust us to meet project goals. The largest outside electrical contractor in the United States, PAR's experience helps drive advanced technological solutions and project-specific innovations that help clients meet customers' power needs.

Experience drives solutions

PAR is a national leader in all aspects of outside electrical construction. For more than six decades, our reputation as solution providers has been consistently applied across all our service offerings. PAR’s experience has culminated into a vast source of innovative and forward-thinking teams who offer a knowledge-sharing approach to every project. We offer a full range of construction services and solutions for substations, overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines, maintenance, startup, associated communications, energized services, emergency storm restoration and assessment, and engineer, procure and construct (EPC) services.

A History of Reputational Excellence


Robert E. Payton founds PAR Electric in Kansas City


IBEW relationship was formed


John Colson becomes president of PAR


John Colson brought together four contractors and formed Quanta Services – PAR being the flagship company


PAR performs first energized project – LaCygne-Stillwell Energized 345 kV Reconductor


PAR acquires full service drilling contractor Longfellow Drilling

Local company with a national presence

PAR is a local company with a national presence. With central headquarters in Kansas City, we serve clients throughout the United States.

We know reliability is critical to operations, and with permanent offices across the U.S., PAR crews are always accessible and ready to serve clients; we can deploy our resources promptly, whenever and wherever clients need them, safely, and efficiently.

Location Map


4770 N Belleview Ave suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64116, USA

Kansas City, MO

4770 N Belleview Ave, Suite 207, Kansas City, MO 64116

Mitch Guess

High Ridge, MO

1760 Gravois Road, High Ridge, MO 63049

Rick Difani

Longfellow Drilling

4770 N Belleview Ave, Suite 210, Kansas City, MO 64116

David Ball

Canal Winchester, OH

5221 Ebright Road, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Mitch Guess

Des Moines, IA

1987 Northeast 58th Avenue, Des Moines, IA, USA

Monty Pirtle

Unrivaled Resources




Fleet Vehicles

Combined with access to the unmatched resources of Fortune 500 company Quanta Services.




Largest Fleet in North America


Billion Annual Revenue


Fortune 500 List

Our Core Values

PAR puts people first – our employees, our customers and our industry partners. We proudly continue to grow our heritage, collaborating with our customers to continue getting better and evolving forward.

Over the past 65 years we have cultivated a highly skilled, productive, reliable, innovative and forward-thinking workforce. Our field teams are members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). This strong IBEW presence allows us to provide clients with uniquely trained, experienced, and safety-oriented project personnel.

We place the highest importance on the safety and health of our teams. Everyone is accountable for safety just as they are accountable for completing projects successfully. Team members receive extensive training with a core focus on — and mandatory commitment to — safe operations. Our reputation for technical sophistication and safety practices helps attract the best people available.

Clients rely on PAR daily to complete all types of electrical construction projects. We know having a wealth of resources is crucial to operations, and with permanent offices throughout the United States, PAR is always accessible and ready to serve clients immediately, efficiently and safely.

Partner Organizations

PAR Electric is a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – and partners with multiple organizations supporting our best-in-class craft-skilled workforce. Over several decades, we have forged a strong partnership with the IBEW, and we are proud to say more than 90 percent of our workforce is union.

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