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About Us

A lot has changed in electrical service since 1929, but our values remain the same. We serve the customer as we’d wish to be served, treat our people like family and always push ourselves to do things better and faster.

The Most Respected in the Region

Roman’s reputation in Wisconsin is first-class, because we never settle and never stop innovating. Equipped with the best technology, we’re constantly looking for new ways for our electrical engineers, designers and electricians to collaborate to find the best solution for our clients. We’ve done it all and seen it all, and yet we still seek the next big ideas in electrical service.

How We Got Here

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1929
At age 23, Roman Rose founds Roman Electric just one month before the stock market crash.
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1930-1935
As other contractors close their doors, Roman Electric perseveres through the Great Depression.
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1934
Roman marries Catherine, adding a partner to the company.
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1936
Roman opens an electric appliance store in his grandfather's cigar factory.
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1937
The company draws large crowds to its “electric range cooking classes,” promoting greater electricity use in the home.
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1943
Roman Electric begins work at Maynard Steel Company to support the war effort.
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1944
Roman's brother and business partner, Arthur, is MIA while serving as a Navy electrician after a Japanese attack on the USS St. Lo aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
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1949
When the post-war building boom takes off, Roman Electric enters the new home market.
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1955
Demand continues to grow and Roman builds a new, modern appliance store at 1738 S. 11th Street.
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1962
Sons Gerv, Greg and Tom assume operations of Roman Electric upon the sudden passing of Roman.
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1975
Roman Electric moves to the larger and current headquarters at 640 S. 70th Street, adding even more staff.
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1982
Roman Electric adds the sound and communications division known as Roman TechNet.
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1988
The company purchases Ruud Electric in Sturtevant, Wisconsin to expand its footprint.
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2003
Gerv's sons, Phil and Gabe Rose, become president and vice president of Roman Electric.
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2015
Roman buys Andersen Plumbing to add plumbing services.
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2016
Roman adds a residential HVAC division.
 

Company Leadership

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Phillip G. Rose
President

A proven manager and degreed electrical engineer, Phil has served as president since 2003. He's closely involved in overseeing every stage of Roman's process, from budgeting to project completion.

Certifications

Registered Master Electrician, Registered Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin Construction Safety & Health, OSHA, LEED-AP

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Gervase R. Rose
Chairman and CEO

Son of founder Roman Rose, Gerv has been embedded in the company’s culture since the 1950s. He’s a member of the Academy of Electrical Contracting and serves professional and volunteer organizations across the state.

Certifications

Registered Master Electrician, Registered Professional Engineer

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Gabriel E. Rose
Vice President, Design & Engineering

With experience in project management, electrical engineering and consulting, Gabe leads the design & engineering team with a steady hand. He’s served at Roman Electric and other national firms for nearly three decades.

Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
NECA training in project management and leadership, LEED-AP

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Gabriel E. Rose
Vice President, Design & Engineering

With experience in project management, electrical engineering and consulting, Gabe leads the design & engineering team with a steady hand. He’s served at Roman Electric and other national firms for nearly three decades.

Certifications

Graduate Electrical Engineer, NECA training in project management and leadership, LEED-AP

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