5 reasons to upgrade to LED lighting

Light emitting diode (LED) bulbs have become the go to for many homeowners and contractors. As the superstar of the lighting world, they not only offer a wider range of versatility, but will save you time and money. Below are some of the reasons to make the switch.  1. LED lighting can transform your home!  … Continued

In Loving Memory of Patty Benfield

It with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved Patty Benfield, a founding member of our company, and loving mother to our owner, Greg Benfield. We are deeply saddened by the loss of such an influential member of our family here at Benfield Electric. Patricia will be remembered not only for her … Continued

The Power of Panel Inspections

Attention ALL homeowners – do you know what a panel inspection is and why it’s important for the safety of your home? A panel inspection most likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re buying, maintaining or selling your house, but it should be! An electrical panel, also known as a panelboard … Continued

Love Your Space Heater, but Don’t Get Burned

LOVE YOUR SPACE HEATER, BUT DON’T GET BURNED If you’re like many people, you really, really love your space heater and electric blanket that keep you nice and toasty, even in the deep chill of winter. But each of these devices comes with serious risk, especially if not used exactly to manufacturer’s specifications. Read on … Continued

Deck the Halls in 8 (Safe) Steps

Deck the Halls in 8 (Safe) Steps Perhaps no one is better known for his commitment to excessive holiday decorating than Clark Griswold of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation fame. Two of the movie’s laugh-out-loud scenes include the Christmas tree going up in flames after Uncle Louis lights a cigar and Aunt Bethany’s cat being incinerated … Continued


Benfield Electric Sponsors New Workforce Development Program in Harford County

ABERDEEN, Md. (December 7, 2017)— Benfield Electric announced today it will sponsor Aspire, a new workforce development program from the Harford County nonprofit, Linking All So Others Succeed (LASOS, Inc.). The Aspire program is designed to assist at-risk youth in Harford County through an alternative high school education experience and internship placement for individuals age … Continued

Should You Invest in a Generator?

Answer These Five Questions to See if You Need a Standby Generator With the cost of quality, standby home generators starting around $7,500, purchasing one represents a serious investment for most homeowners. That’s probably why only a small percentage of homes have one in place. Yet when the lights go out, as they’ve done all … Continued

Mike Anderson Featured in Construction Executive Magazine

Bob Hegburg has mentored me throughout my entire career. In fact, I have him to thank for telling me about this job opening at Benfield Electric Co. I worked for Bob back in 2000 at Zurich Insurance, where he was a risk engineer. (He now works for Construction Risk Solutions as the director of safety … Continued

Benfield Electric Hires Katie Weber as New Business Development Specialist

ABERDEEN, Md. (August 22, 2017)— Benfield Electric, a Maryland-based, family-owned and operated electrical contractor, is pleased to announce Katie Weber has joined the company as its new business development specialist. In her new role, Weber will raise awareness for Benfield Electric’s commercial, residential and home electrical services through planning, developing and managing business development and … Continued

Benfield Electric is pleased to announce the hire of Mike Anderson, CHST, as its new safety director

ABERDEEN, Md. (June 13, 2017)— Benfield Electric, a Maryland-based, family-owned and operated electrical contractor, is pleased to announce the hire of Mike Anderson, CHST, as its new safety director. Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience in construction site safety, project planning, scheduling and safety compliance to Benfield Electric. In his new role, he … Continued