Portland Electrician Bentley Electric

Company History by Jay Bentley

Bentley Electric was established in 1950 by my Dad, Vernon Bentley.  While in high school in Corvallis Oregon, I started helping out with the family business to make extra money. 


Working as an electrician’s helper, I began to see the “trades” were a good way to make a living, but was not so sure about doing the same work as my Dad.


Wanting something different, I proceeded to get my associated degree in HVAC.

Well, it turned out heating and cooling work was not for me.  


I entered the electrical apprenticeship program, and in 1984, bought Bentley Electric from my father.  I married in 1980 and now have four children, l daughter and 3 sons.  

John Rusu-Our Hardworking Journeyman 

John came to the area from Romania in 1998.  He started working with Jay in 2002 as an apprentice and earned his Journeyman's license in 2007. He is a crucial component of Bentley Electric and we couldn’t run the business without him!


John is a family man, married with 2 young children.  In his well-deserved time off, he enjoys soccer, water sports, and watching his son play sports. 

Emily Bentley-Our Apprentice

My oldest, Emily, joined the family business and works for Bentley Electric as an apprentice electrician.  


Of course, I hoped one of my kids would take up electrical work, but didn't think it would be my daughter.  I am proud to say the least.  

ImageIt’s all about Service

Outstanding service keeps our customers calling us back every time they need electrical services. 


Service means showing up on schedule, completing the project in a timely manner and cleaning up when we are done.



We all need to do our part for the environment, which is why Bentley Electric recycles all materials, from cardboard to metal scraps. 


Safety is our #1 concern

Our employees follow rigorous protocols to ensure the safety of our customers and ourselves during all projects. 


ImageBentley Electric strictly adheres to all code requirements and regulations while ongoing education keeps us up-to-date on the latest techniques.

If you want the job done on time, on budget & with a good attitude, call these guys.

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