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About Spec Electric Inc

Spec is a custom residential electrical company specializing in residential custom home construction & design in the Southern California area. We’ve been providing excellent electrical services for nearly 3 years as Spec Electric, our team has over 20 years experience as reputable contractors who take pride in our quality workmanship and impeccable customer service.


Spec Electric’s experience & knowledge allows us to take your project from the very early stages of design all the way to the final implementation and thanks to our personalized approach to client projects, we’ve garnered the trust of our clients and fellow contractors who we work hand in hand with. Our licensed and certified electricians collaborate with you to give you personalized designs and recommendations to your project no matter the scale.

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Our Quality Guarantee

At Spec Electric we know that homes are a source of pride and joy for owners. That’s why at Spec Electric we take special care to ensure that your project is done thoroughly and on time, so that you and yours can enjoy your home in comfort, style and of course safety. We don’t cut corners ever. Spec Electric works closely with you throughout the entire process so that you know exactly what you’re getting and when you’re getting it whether it is from our team or from our reputable sub contractors.

Our work is always reliable and functions 100% according to Spec.

Shawn Cotter

Shawn was born and raised in Huntington Beach and has lived here his entire life. Playing baseball was always his passion from the age of 7 and he is low reliving that passion through coaching his son’s baseball teams as well as being president of the local little league.

He attended the fire academy a few years after graduating high school and while testing for a career with the fire department he started working with his friend in the electrical field. After a few years the company made a change and promoted him to run the field operations.


The company was small at the time, run out of the owner’s house, but was growing rapidly. With this growth Shawn was promoted to Vice President of Operations. During this time the company expanded further, moved into a commercial building, grew to over 150 employees and started storing and delivering the material from a warehouse.

Chevo Penãloza

Chevo was born in Guerrero, Mexico and came to the United States at age 17, following some family members who had immigrated previously. He started working immediately in different factories in southern California.


At the age of 27 he began to work as an assistant electrician. He moved companies shortly after, which is where he met Shawn. As an assistant, he quickly gained interest in electrical work and wanted to grow with in the company. He was promoted to a Forman two years into his career there, which unveiled his expertise in the field, and eventually led to him managing the custom home division for the company.


After 20 years, Chevo decided to go out on his own and start his own company and attained his contractor’s license.  He started on small projects and after six months reconnected with Shawn where they started and build SPEC Electric.

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