About Us

Vaughan Electric Co. Inc has been serving the Research Triangle Are of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill since 1981. We were founded by Samuel D. Vaughan Jr. and Samuel D. Vaughan III “Chip.”

While we started doing small Commercial projects, we’ve expanded our services to the Commercial, Education, Industrial, and Corporate sectors. Our teams consistently receive high praise. We set goals and stick to them-and we believe in our dedication to go above and beyond. This is what drives our overall success.

We make sure all our work is done safely, in accordance with all state and national codes. We are proud of our reputation as an industry leader and proud of being ranked in Triangle Business Journal Top 25 Electrical Contractors for consecutive years.

We look forward to working with you. Please email us at info@veco-nc.com for any inquiries.

Vaughan Electric Team

To provide to the Greater Research Triangle Area with the best trained, most efficient, safest electricians in North Carolina. To develop and maintain relationships with client’s needs, and then exceeding expectations while fostering our Core Values of Commitment of Excellence, Accountability, and Integrity in the communities we work, live and raise our families.


Vaughan Electric is more than a company; it is a valued trusted partner. With continuity of family ownership since 1981, our company was founded on the belief that long-standing relationships with our clients are of the highest importance. Still today, we will continue to put relationships 1st and honor the core values that have been handed down from one generation to the next. We recognize that our continuing relationships and trust are entrenched in the ability for all Vaughan Electric team members to meet important mile stones, work hard, and honor commitments throughout the lifecycle of our projects.

Commitment to Excellence
Vaughan Electric has trusted that electrical contracting is more than wiring and lighting of buildings, it is the building of partnerships with our team and clients. This tradition is evident in the strength of our relationships with clients, architects, general contractors, and other colleagues. These close working relationships continue to flourish because of the trust, loyalty, and spirit of cooperation that are the cornerstones of our approach to business with our team reinforcing these values.
Vaughan Electric stands behind its word – and its work. Founded on the cornerstone morals of trust, loyalty, and commitment, Vaughan Electric today is known as the company that perform this work the right way – and does right by its clients. A deeply ingrained code of conduct and professional beliefs means promises are kept and all issues are resolved promptly, openly, and fairly.
Vaughan Electric values accountability to our clients and to our team. We focus on finding solutions and achieving results. We personally commit to the success and well-being of clients and our people. Every member of Vaughan Electric is a “Team Player.” Not the electricians alone, but every member, from front office to the field force. And being a Team Player translates into having “an opportunity to show leadership.” In other words, values don’t belong to the organization, they are the property of each individual and are held collectively. Here at Vaughan Electric, we empower our people with meaningful roles and responsibilities to help build the job. We are uncompromising in our loyalty, fairness, and take responsibility for our actions, decisions, and commitments.

Hard-Working and Positive Attitude
We are a company of passionate hard-working Electricians who consistently strive to achieve our client’s goals and expectations. We will roll up our sleeves and commit to problem solving and finding solutions to complex issues. Our teams have positive attitudes, competency, and our dedication to go above and beyond is what motivates our overall achievement
We all work together as a Team, for whatever project and challenges we’re involved in. Each member of Team Vaughan Electric, whether in the field or in the office, shares a common goal. Through teamwork, open communication, understanding, and collaboration, Team Vaughan Electric work smarter – and achieve victory together.
Continuous Development
We are a company with a proud history, and a corner stone foundation based on proven practices and experiences. Our teams are excited about the upcoming future; One that embraces change, new technologies, and improved electrical strategies. We recognize the importance of striving to be the best and advancement – constantly evolving to operate as a trail blazer of our industry.

This is a well-established commercial/industrial/residential electrical contractor enjoys a strong repeat customer base due to its well-known reputation for superior performance and exceptional customer service.

Samuel D. Vaughan III “Chip”President & CEO

Our Culture


Our Leadership


Sam’s son, Sam D. Vaughan III (Chip), had worked for Quality Electric during the summer breaks from school since he was 14 years old. He attended East Carolina University and worked part time for Watson Electric Company in Greenville. After completing his college education in 1980 he worked in electrical contractor sales for Electric Supply Company of High Point. Chip is a member of CECA, Oak Gove Masonic Lodge, Head of the Durham Electrical Contractor’s Association (DECA). Chip served on the North Carolina Code – Qualification Board from 2000-2004.


Sam started in the electrical industry fresh out of high school in 1952, with Thomerson Electrical Company. He completed four years of apprenticeship school and many evening business classes at Durham Technical Institute. In 1959, he went on to work for Modern Electrical Company for one year. In June of 1960, Sam and a fellow electrician, Lewis Fletcher, founded Quality Electric Company. This was a very successful business that grew to be one of the biggest and most reputable electrical contracting companies in the Research Triangle. Sam served on the North Carolina State Building Commission from 2007-2013. Sam is the Chairman of the NC Electrical Apprenticeship Contest Committee.

Sam is a dedicated member and officer of the Triangle Shrine Club, Amran Shrine Temple, and Oak Grove Ruritan Club and 33-degree Mason of Scottish Rite. Both Sam and Chip are members of the Oak Grove Masonic Lodge and Durham Electrical Contractor’s Association. They are both members of CECA that support the electrical contractors and Sam is a member of CECA’s Board of Directors.

Sam feels that the fellowship and networking among the electrical contractors throughout the state of North Carolina is very important. The prosperity of CECA is the responsibility of all its members.


Chip’s son, Samuel D, Vaughan IV (Chad), had worked for Vaughan Electric during high school and college. He attended North Carolina State and earned his Civil Engineering Degree – Structural Design. After college, Chad went to work for Suffolk Construction in Miami, FL and Walsh Brothers in Boston, MA for several years.


Tony manages the day-to-day office responsibilities, scheduling, manages pre-construction, human resources, and accounting. She has been in the electrical industry over 49 years.