Company Information

Innovative Electric, Inc. was established in 1994. We hold General Contracting and Electrical Contracting Licenses in the State of Washington. We perform both Public and Private works contracts specializing in commercial and industrial installations. We are proud to offer our customers design-build services, as well as value engineering. Our goal is to make your project come out on time and within costs.

Company Safety and Health Statement

It is the policy of Innovative Electric (IE) to provide a safe and healthful environment for our employees and the public.  Opportunities for continuous improvement will be pursued by integrating safety and health considerations into all aspects of strategic planning, business decisions and activities.  IE will at a minimum, comply with the safety & health laws and regulations governing our work activities.  Additional, employees are expected to support IE’s Safety and Loss control programs, policies and procedures for a safe and incident-free workplace.  Individually and collectively, all employees have a role and responsibility in providing a safe, healthful and productive workplace for themselves, as well as maintaining safe and efficient services to the general public.

Our goal is “zero” lost time or recordable injuries and “zero” reportable incidents.


All of the work we perform will fully meet and comply with the recognized industry standards for workmanlike installation. We warranty our work and all materials not covered specifically by a manufacturer’s warranties for a period of one year from the date of completion. We are proud to say we never have been involved in any bond forfeiture, or had claims made against us.

Area Served

We primarily operate in the Greater Puget Sound region. However, we have and will travel anywhere in the state of Washington.

Key Personnel

Donna D. Petzold – President

Ms. Petzold has over 24 years experience in all aspects of electrical construction office management, and 25 years as co-owner of Innovative Electric. Prior to that she has 10 years experience as Customer Service Manager for a major Washington Corporation. She holds an Associate Degree in Business, and a Bachelors Degree in International Studies.

Gunnar Petzold – Vice President/General Manager, Electrical Administrator

Mr. Petzold has over 40 years experience as an Electrical Contractor, first as co-owner of Electrical Energy Contractors and the last 25 years as owner of Innovative Electric, Inc. He holds a Washington and Idaho State Master Electricians license, as well Electrical Journeymen licenses in Washington, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. He has extensive experience in designing electrical systems, utilizing AutoCad and PLC programming. Mr. Petzold has managed some 400 projects including major installations, water and wastewater treatment facilities, airport runway lighting, and emergency generator system installations for various city municipalities.

James Yencich – Project Manager/Estimator

Mr. Yencich has 17 years experience as project manager and estimator – specializing in water and wastewater systems and controls. He holds a State of Washington Electrical Journeyman’s license. He has 22 years experience in electrical installations. Most recently he worked on the City of Lynnwood Wastewater Treatment Facility, City of Chelan Water Treatment Plant, the Lake Chelan Reclamation District Water Treatment Plant, and the Snohomish County PUD Water Department SCADA System Upgrade. With over 8 years experience in energy management, communications, fire alarms, and HVAC systems he is our resident expert in building systems management.

Cleeton Guldi – Estimator/Project Manager

Mr. Guldi has 15 years of experience in management and electrical installations. He currently holds electrical journeyman licenses in Washington, and Alaska. Mr. Guldi has been responsible for both office and field management of numerous projects. His passion is leveraging technology to solve customers most difficult automation challenges.  He has extensive experience designing industrial control systems, PLC programming, and instrumentation. He currently works as an estimator and takes on solutions that require longer term focused efforts.

Washington State Licenses:

Electrical Contractors License # SHERMII797MA
General Contractors License # SHERMII867D5