About Us

For 115 years, Grand Kahn has served the Chicagoland area with world-class service, innovative processes, and belief in our people. We continue to grow and innovate ways to provide unmatched service to our partners.

Our people make us successful and Grand Kahn is proud to be Woman-Owned electrical sub-contractor, in an industry that is rapidly opening to include more opportunities for women. We are encouraged to see such interest and investment being made to help women begin their careers in electrical construction.

We provide numerous services to the Chicagoland area, including but not limited to electrical, field engineering, and low voltage technology. Learn more about our services and let us know how we can partner together.

About Us

  • NFPA 70E
  • OSHA 30 (All Foremen)
  • Licensed PE
  • Ortronics/Essex
  • Hubbell
  • Leviton
  • NECA
  • IBEW

Our Team

Jo Beth Leopardo


Michael A. Casto


Michael Donnellan

Executive Vice President

Terry Jones

Vice President Field Operations

Dave Abshire

Vice President of Pre-Construction

Otto Miller

Division Manager – Healthcare

Rich Howe

Senior Estimator

Andrew Springsteen

Andrew Springsteen

General Foreman, Special Projects

Elsa Willy


Jesus Martinez


Jim Welter

Project Manager

Jeff Ambrose

Project Manager

Tim Deckard

Project Manager

Our History


S.M. Kahn Electric formed and became Chicago’s first registered electrical contractor. S.M. Kahn Electric specialized in providing power to Chicago’s manufacturing industry.


Grand Electric formed and specialized in providing the power needs to emerging communications industry. They became a member of the National Electrical Contractors Association in the same year.


The two companies merged and have been charted under the corporate name of Grand Kahn Electric ever since.