With only hand tools and an old, unmarked painters van, founder and CEO Vincent “Cap” Mona started the company in 1966 with a mission of quality and integrity. His big break came while on a job in downtown Washington D.C. when he returned to his vehicle, parked on Connecticut Avenue and DeSalles Street, to find a man who he thought was writing him a ticket! Low and behold, the man recognized the electrical supplies in Cap’s truck and asked him to do some wiring on his Xerox copier in a building nearby that needed to be tended to immediately. After Cap successfully completed the wiring, the salesman introduced him to building owners throughout the district… turning one job into 30, 40, and beyond… giving Mona Electric its big debut and a presence in downtown D.C.
After one year, Mona Electric had grown from one employee into 10, and one truck into 8. Mona’s reputation for providing quality electrical service had customers clamoring for more. In 1970, Mona quickly added electrical construction to the fold. These small renovations led to large renovations and new construction projects blossomed into multi-million dollar projects.
The early to mid 1980’s was a growth period for the Washington, DC metropolitan area in general and for the Company in particular. In the 1980’s, Mona was involved in some of the largest projects in the area. By 1988, Mona had 540 employees and was ranked 33rd in the country, followed by a ranking of 32 in 1989.
As times and building codes changed, Mona Electric did too. In 1985, Mona expanded to meet the market demands and created the forerunner of our current Life Safety Group to specialize in custom-tailored, non-proprietary solutions for fire alarm systems.
In the mid 1990’s, deregulation swept the communication industry and Mona’s Voice/Data/Video team was introduced in 1995 to give customers a reliable source for the design, installation and service of their telecommunication systems.
With Mona’s exposure to working in many of the high security buildings downtown, it made sense to expand. Mona has been designing and installing security systems since the late 1990’s and was officially established in 2001. Mona has been in demand to provide cleared personnel, skilled with knowledge of the latest security applications and installations to sensitive operations in and around Washington D.C.
Today, through years of substantial growth and evolving technology, Mona’s diverse array of services makes them one of the nation’s largest providers of electrical service, electrical construction, fire alarm systems, security systems and voice/data/video solutions.