Marv Nelson

Marvin Nelson has been President of Nelson Electric since 1987. His father, the late Lyle Nelson, founded the company in 1951. With a strategic approach to growth and through strong leadership, Marv has transformed Nelson Electric into one of the leading union, commercial electrical contractors in the Puget Sound Region.

In the 1990’s, Marv began a transition that focuses on a design-build, team-approach to facilities design and construction. With these methodologies, projects are consistently completed on time and within budget.

Marv’s outstanding depth of knowledge and extraordinary experience in all facets of electrical construction is widely recognized throughout the local construction industry. Marv has been a member of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) for more than 40 years and has served in leadership positions for the Puget Sound Chapter. In 2013, Marv was awarded membership to the NECA’s Academy of Electrical Fellows. In this region, he is one of three to hold this distinction.

Marv is a University of Washington alumnus and an avid Husky football fan. In Marv’s free time, he enjoys golf, travel, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.


Kevin Nelson

Kevin is a senior level project manager, a safety officer, and a principal at Nelson Electric. Since joining the firm in 1998 Kevin has built a reputation for being detail-oriented; he is a hands-on leader and a client-first account manager. Daily responsibilities include directing a team of general foremen, early-stage budgeting, value-engineering, and construction management for in-process projects. Kevin has expertise in electrical construction leadership for both commercial retail and general construction projects.

Kevin graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Environmental Engineering.

When Kevin is not serving his customers in the electrical construction industry, he enjoys kayaking, hiking, and the outdoor splendor of the Pacific Northwest.


Tim Nelson

Tim is a senior project manager and principal at Nelson Electric. Since joining the firm in 1998, Tim has stepped into the leadership role of Nelson Electric’s design-build teams. As a project manager, he guides building owners and developers onto the right track and supports them through early stage conceptual budgeting, preconstruction trials, design processes, and value-engineering. Through his leadership, developers and building owners profit from high-quality installations delivered on time and within budget.

Tim’s expertise includes major projects for biotechnology firms. He has managed several of Nelson Electric’s largest development and construction projects.

Prior to joining the Nelson Electric Team Tim attended Washington State University. As an active member of the Mill Creek sports community, Tim enjoys coaching youth football and baseball.