Our Company

Past, Present and Future

JSI was established in 1977 by our founder, Jesse Stutts who started the business from a spare bedroom in his home. After having worked for other electrical firms, he longed to be his own boss and serve customers his way – with integrity, diligence and good service. He established a reputation as a reliable and knowledgeable electrical contractor primarily working in the Huntsville area but did travel throughout the country with a few select customers. In 1983, his son Jay joined him in the business working in field and office positions, learning the business literally “from the ground up”. The company continued to grow and hire many talented people including Jimmy Wall, a highly experienced manager who at one time worked in his father’s electrical business as well.

In 2006 an ownership transfer took place, where upon Jimmy became President and Jay as Vice President. As the new owners, they established ongoing initiatives that would grow the company and promote opportunities to improve the way business was done. Jimmy and Jay take the approach to hire the best, provide all the resources needed to do their job, train them well, encourage and mentor them and reward a job well done. They know that a successful company is not built by one but by many.

Under their leadership:

  • Employment increased to our current workforce of over 200 field personnel with 250 total staff company wide. All in field electricians are either entered in the apprenticeship program or have graduated as journeymen. All Superintendents are well experienced journeymen who are OSHA 30 hour trained.

  • Annual volume has steadily increased yearly.

  • A new prefabrication department has been established that serves all JSI projects. Prefab typically provides time saving components to our field including in wall rough ins, overhead rough ins, lighting, cable tray, duct back and electrical room power walls. Anything that can be imagined for field installation time savings is developed and crafted in our shop.

  • An extensive modern fleet of company owned equipment has been built up which is deployed to our projects daily.

  • In keeping with the increased industry use of virtual design and detailing, a BIM department was stood up to meet the needs of our projects. This coupled with our prefabrication has seen improvements in quality, accuracy and speed of installation on site.

  • All field layout and engineering are performed using GPS and 3D Total Station devices. Data developed by the BIM team is uploaded to the field and input into the devices for use in layout, increasing reliability and accuracy.

    JSI’s past and our future in the industry is grounded in the key philosophy of our founder, “To do the right thing every day and do it well”.