Employer Profile

Building people through supportive relationships and building projects with collaborative problem-solving carries on the values of our founder Leo Vellutini, who began contracting out of his garage in 1961. The family business specialized in residential, small commercial and service work, officially incorporated in 1971 as Royal Electric Company. Soon after in 1973, Leo’s son Frank Vellutini joined the business. During the 1980s, joined by key employees including Robert Bell, Eric Gardner Sr. and Steven Romero, the company was propelled forward by the development of underground capabilities, ultimately leading to Royal’s recognition as the best airfield electrical contractor in the west. In 1991, with the passing of Leo Vellutini, Frank became President and CEO. Adding partners Robert Bell (2002), Dina Vellutini Kimble (2010) and Eric Gardner II (2015) to his leadership team, guided the expansion of Royal’s expertise throughout California and nine western states. Upon his retirement in 2019, Frank’s daughter Dina Vellutini Kimble, then became President and CEO. She is joined on the Executive Leadership Team by Robert Bell - EVP, Eric Gardner II - COO and Keri Adams - CFO (2013). Together, they continue the legacy of growth started 59 years ago by building the people, relationships and projects Royal has become renowned for.

EmployerRoyal Electric Company