About Cox-Powell

About Us

Offering mechanical & electrical solutions since 1946

From our humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, one thing hasn’t changed-our unwavering commitment to you-and each customer’s complete satisfaction. As the oldest licensed mechanical and electrical contractor in Hampton Roads, we take tremendous pride in our community roots. We know the secret to our success over the years is offering top-notch professionalism and superior service.

Today, Cox-Powell is the number one choice for thousands of customers ranging from major industrial facilities, institutional facilities and large commercial structures. People chose Cox-Powell for our full-service, custom-tailored solutions for an incredible range of service, maintenance, installation, and repair needs. Please give us a call and let us know how we can help you.

The Kerner Group

In 1984, the Kerner Group added Cox-Powell to its growing list of service companies committed to customer care, quality service, the local community, and our employees. The Kerner Group also owns Krauss Company, Care Professional Service Association, A Logo For You. Company founder John E. Kerner says, “My personal commitment to you, on behalf of each and every employee, is to listen and focus on your true needs; to deliver what we promise when we promise; and to be there when you need us. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you.”

We would be happy to recommend Cox-Powell for future work. An owner or general contractor would be lucky to have you for a partner on any electrical project large or small.

– Suzanne Cheely, PE, Busch Gardens

Cox-Powell Timeline

  • January 17, 1946: William Cox, Jr., PE, and Frank, PE founded Cox-Frank Corporation
  • First office was located at 5633 Virginia Beach Boulevard in Norfolk, Virginia
  • February 21, 1968: J.V. Powell becomes part owner of the company and is renamed
    Cox-Powell Corporation
  • John Kerner acquired Cox-Powell as part of the Kerner Group Companies
  • William Cox Jr., PE retired from Cox-Powell Corporation
  • Cox-Powell has eight employees
  • First computer purchased
  • Cox-Powell begins service to North Carolina
  • 2,000 square foot sheet metal shop built, expanded to 4,000 square feet in 1999
  • Vassars Service, Controlled Environments, Olde Towne Electric, and Standard Sheet Metal were incorporated as part of Cox-Powell
  • Cox-Powell’s 20,000 square foot corporate offices were built in Williamsburg; while maintaining offices in Norfolk and Richmond, VA
  • Participated in Habitat for Humanity project
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