8505 Main Street
Whitmore Lake MI 48189
(734) 459-4455

About Us

O'Donnell Electric is a family owned and operated full-service electrical company, located in Whitmore Lake, Michigan serving the greater Southeast region of Michigan. O'Donnell Electric is equipped to handle all phases of Commercial, Industrial & Residential projects ranging from service work and renovations to new construction.

Owner, James O'Donnell, is a licensed master electrician with over 41 years of experience. After returning from Vietnam in 1970, Jim accepted a position with the Detroit Police Department where he was on active duty for 2½ years. Upon his departure, he opened a remodeling company and worked to obtain his Master Electrician License. Upon earning his Master Electrician License, Jim founded O'Donnell Electric in 1977 in Plymouth, MI.

In 1993, Jim O'Donnell (Jr.) began his employment with O'Donnell Electric and holds the position of Vice President in charge of Operations. Jim's responsibilities include project management, as well as managing the sales and estimating process. Jim has extensive experience in the electrical industry from managing multi-million dollar projects to making house calls for a simple switch repair. Jim is OSHA 30 certified.

In 2015, Bridget (O'Donnell) Kewin joined the O'Donnell Electric team, as Chief Financial Officer. Bridget has a Masters in Finance from Walsh College and a Bachelor's in Economics from Grand Valley State University. Bridget has 16+ years of experience in commercial finance.

O'Donnell Electric has a dedicated team of 40+ employees. Key Employees Include:

  • Jeff Beane joined O'Donnell Electric in 2013 as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to joining O'Donnell Electric, Jeff was the founder and CEO of North Point Electric for 18 years. He has extensive experience in all aspects of electrical, especially governmental projects, and is currently the project manager on several government projects. Jeff holds a Master Electrician License and is OSHA 30 certified.

  • Andy Dettling joined O'Donnell Electric in 2004 starting as an apprentice in the field, learning the business from the ground up. Andy is currently a project manager with extensive experience running both commercial and residential projects from start to finish. Andy has worked on and supervised several United States Army projects throughout Southern Michigan. Andy also works directly with our general contractor on Ann Arbor Public Schools and Washtenaw Intermediate School District improvement projects. Andy holds a Journeyman Electrician License, is OSHA 30 certified and certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, and lift operation.

  • Michelle Reichel joined O'Donnell Electric in 2010. As Office Manager, Michelle brings more than 14 years of office management experience working within various trades. Michelle's multi-faceted role includes booking keeping, payroll, AR/AP, close-out activities, distribution and collection of change orders, and many other responsibilities.

O'Donnell Electric has built its business around satisfying our customers. There are a number of ways we do this:

  • Communication
    Educating our customers on what we can do for them and how we can do it. Talking about what their needs are, what their schedule is and how we can accomplish a job in the most efficient manner.

  • Caring
    While working on a project we take care of their property like it was our own. Protecting flooring, furniture and equipment. We work clean, neat and respect our customer's property.

  • Appreciation
    We understand we would not be in business if it weren't for our wonderful clients. We appreciate all work and know that customers could always hire another electrician. An unhappy customer will hire someone else next time they are in need of electrical work.