About Black Hawk

What makes Black Hawk Electric so successful?

Black Hawk’s tradition of excellence started early. In 1956, John Funderburg Jr. – grandfather of the current president – established the firm, traveling up and down California wiring the Royal Inn chain of hotels. Through hard work, superb workmanship and a building reputation, the company he and his wife established soon expanded to serving commercial tenant improvements and strip malls.

By 1969 the opportunity in San Diego was in full swing, and the firm moved to the growing city, offering the same high standards.  Their hard work, integrity and cost efficiency paid off through the challenging economic times of the 70’s, laying the groundwork for Black Hawk Electric’s continued growth.

In the late 70’s, the son John Funderburg III, joined the family business as the second president, steering the company to a new primary focus of wiring multi-family and single family residential homes. The same vision and commitment to excellence continued  under his leadership, serving the customer to the highest standards of integrity and workmanship.

Through the economic rollercoaster of the 80’s and 90’s, Black Hawk Electric survived and thrived, participating in the building of thousands of new homes, further establishing itself as a premiere leader in the electrical construction industry.  In 1996, the founder John Funderburg Jr. retired and the grandson John Funderburg IV stepped up as Vice President.

Despite the dramatic market changes in 2008, Black Hawk Electric’s cost efficiency and uncompromising commitment to excellence enabled the firm to expand its services in 2009, adding midrise apartments, hotels, and student housing. In 2011, Black Hawk Electric welcomed its third president, John Funderburg IV.

This 56+ year tradition of excellence has not only won the firm many awards, but more importantly, is the basis for providing  their customers with the best possible value for their money, and making Black Hawk Electric one of the premier electrical contractors for residential and mixed use projects in Southern California.