About Burns Electric


Harold Burns - Founder

Origins of Burns Electric

Harold Burns started as an apprentice in 1955, worked through the years for several different contractors and decided after working out of town in the late 70’s for three years that it was time to go out on his own. So he started Burns Electric in 1982 working for the local utility Company installing underground services for all the new homes throughout Des Moines and the surrounding communities. Until today he has employed many people some of which are still there. He wanted to build a small business with a family atmosphere.

Meet Our Staff


Mike Burns - President

Jeff Burns - Executive Vice President

Denise Allgood - Office Manager



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