JR Electric is an electrical contracting business located in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. We specialize in custom residential and commercial electrical. JR Electric has been serving local contractors and homeowners with the utmost quality electrical service for over thirty-five years. Our experience includes (but not limited to) custom new construction, electrical programming of advanced lighting systems and installation of audiovisual systems. Team JRE has worked on a wide range of projects from high-end custom homes to commercial spaces. We have an excellent team of journeymen and apprentice electricians that can take care of whatever electrical services you or your company may request.

About JR Electric 

JR Electric, Inc. was founded by Jeff Ridenour, President, in 1982. Jeff's passion for the electrical field started at the age of 16 when he assisted an electrical contractor as summer job. He was immediately entrenched with learning the trade. He continued to work for electrical contractors during and post high school and eventually obtained his contractors license when he was 20 years old. He decided to put his electrical endeavors on the peripheral in order to pursue a college education at Westmont College where Jeff met his wonderful wife, Lori. Jeff has continued to live and raise his family in Santa Barbara and has built his business primarily doing custom homes in the area. As the company expanded in 1995, Jeff scaled back from working in the field and assumed the role of directing and managing projects. He continues in that position to this day.


Jeff, Founder and President of team JRE, leads our team of electricians and office staff. Jeff upholds his outstanding reputation in the community, as it testified by many of our clients and contractors. Jeff is often into overall lighting and works with architects and interior designers. He manages the company and oversees all operations.

With 25 years of experience under his belt, Stephen is a true asset to team JRE. Steve is completely versed on all aspects of both residential and commercial electrical installation. He is also able to work on various lighting controls and A/V controls programming. There is no problem or issue he cannot solve or fix.

Fernando's background in electrical parts in additions to his 15+ years of electrical experience make him essential to the JRE team. He is also able to work on various lighting controls and A/V controls programming. His ingenuity and knowledge of the field always ensures prompt and efficient service. Fernando will take on any JRE project and complete it in an exceptional fashion.

Hernan is a key player at JRE. He has 12+ years of experience and excel in working in the electrical field. Hernan comes with a very good eye for detail and doing work in a clean manner. He is eager to please and works very hard to make deadlines presented to him. Our clients love Hernan!

Israel joined a lead role as of 2019, being trained by all of the JRE staff for the last 5+ years. His background is in finish carpentry. Israel has excellent eye/hand coordination. His friendly attitude makes him a pleasure to work with.

Daniel Lim, Ramon Mariscal,
Salvador Villalobos, Gavin McCay,
Eyran Yepez, Adrian Islas, Chris Valdez & Jordan Thornburg

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Email lacy@jrelectric.com

The JR Electric Team

Jeff Ridenour | President

Stephen Cazabat | Journeyman Electrician

Fernando Cortes | Journeyman Electrician

Hernan Cortes | Journeyman Electrician

Israel Bautista | Journeyman Electrician

Apprentice Electricians

Lacy Wynant | Operations Manager