Our team provides electrical services for our residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, and surrounding communities.


It gives us great pride to know that the services we provide directly affects how people live, work and grow within our community. Time after time, we deliver the best quality, efficiency, and safety in all we do because we infuse innovation and constant improvement into level of our operation. We are also proud to boast a bilingual team that can provide service to the Spanish-speaking community in the Tri-Cities.

Columbia River Electric Maintenance began in 2004 as a 2-4 employee business operating out of the living room of then owners Allen and Ronda Spaur. Between 2011 & 2015, under the leadership of new owners Jim Medina and Rob Heimann, the company broadened its strategic plan and established a larger market presence by investing in quality personnel, new technology and resources. This growth has been sustained with current corporate operations of 15 staff employees, 20 supervisors, 100 craftsmen and two business offices located in Kennewick.

Santiago "Jim" Medina

Owner and President


Jim has 20+ years experience in the electrical industry, including eight years of self-employment specializing in private sector heavy industrial, residential & commercial markets. As the President of Columbia River Electric, Jim manages daily operations, business development & finance.

Rob Heimann

Owner and COO


A 20+ year industry veteran, Rob manages the field & project operations at Columbia River Electric. Rob's duties involve oversight project resources, personnel, process improvement and client relations. Rob's field experience includes pulp & paper, saw mill / lumber, food processing, water and waste treatment, and power generation.


Philip Fielding

Project Manager

Greg Nordin

Field Engineer

Jim Cramer

Safety Director

Scott Page

Field Engineer


Bertha Avila

Service Department Coordinator

Matt Laub


Jorge Bernal



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CREM Inc. provides safe and cost-efficient solutions to our current and future clients through innovation, technology and cutting-edge installation techniques.


Columbia River Electric recognizes the instrumental role that strong professional relationships play in our continued success. We are proudly certified or partnered with the following organizations:



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