About Us

The RBI Story

The RBI Story

Robertson Bright Inc. (RBI) is a privately held electrical contractor with over 65 years of successful business history in the industrial, commercial and institutional marketplace. RBI’s Canadian offices are located in Mississauga, Ontario and it’s USA offices are located in Fairfield, California.

Originally established in Mississauga in 1954 as John L. Robertson Company Ltd by the founder of the same name, “John L” as it was commonly referred to, quickly became synonymous as a company having a strong straightforward approach to electrical construction. It was complemented by a growing list of clientele and a solid group of field, supervisory, administrative and managerial personnel. Construction, Design-Build Services, Preventative Maintenance, Process Control and Emergency Services were a few of the expanding range of services that John L clients knew they could depend upon.

Over the next few decades John L continued to not only survive, but thrive despite the various trends in both local and international economies; a true testament to the entire team and the passion to deliver a quality product to their customers every time.

The ever-growing list of electrical services that we at RBI routinely provide to our clients across all spectrums of the marketplace include:

Design Build Construction Tenant Improvements
Pre-Engineered Construction Communications -Data and Voice
Emergency Power Infrastructure Solar PV and Thermal Installations
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Thermography Inspection
Fire Alarm Design and Installation Preventative Maintenance


“The RBI Story” took an interesting turn in 1998 when the first in a list of strategic, quality acquisitions began to further enhance our well-established base of clients, skills and abilities. Each of the acquired firms have their own rich history which continues to make the “RBI Group” an exciting story of growth, diversity and strength.

Bright Electric, Toronto 1998

Bright Electric Toronto, established in 1955 from an electrical services company that had originally begun in the early 1900’s continued to develop into a well-known electrical contractor in Toronto at a time when the growth of the city and surrounding communities were unprecedented.

Bright Electric, Peterborough 2004

Bright Electric Peterborough, established in 1968, had cultivated a strong electrical presence throughout the region in the heavy industrial, commercial and institutional communities which has carried into the present day through their wide variety of skill sets and experience.

 McDowell Electric, Toronto 2008

McDowell Electric Co. Ltd. established in 1952 in Toronto as an electrical contractor involved in construction and service primarily in the commercial and industrial markets. In 1985 it became incorporated as McDowell Electric Inc. and continued to develop specialty services utilizing the latest emerging electrical and electronic technologies.

Pacific Power & Systems, California 2016

Pacific Power & Systems, Inc., established in 1999 has a highly skilled team and many well-established clients throughout Northern California.
The acquisition allows Robertson Bright an increased ability to serve its clients in construction, service, and the low-voltage/network communication marketplaces in California.

Pacific Power & Systems, success is based on furnishing our customers with the highest quality and reliable project upon completion. Pacific Power & Systems success in delivering the owner the specified project on time is due to our working openly with quality professionals and collaborating during all phases of the project, design and pre-construction phase. Skill, integrity, open communications, utilization of individual innovative ideas and talents with all team members and professionals prior to construction and during construction will result in a successful quality project at a fair competitive cost.

Pacific Power & Systems is not just another electrical contractor. We provide our own in- house design and installations of electrical power, complex fire alarm systems, communication infrastructure, intercom and clock systems. We are direct distributors for many manufactures for the products that we install. We employee highly skilled craftsmen that are factory trained and certified by the manufactures that we represent. Our Fire Alarm Technicians are NICET Certified.

Since joining the RBI Group in 2016, Pacific Power and Systems has seen unprecedent growth to become a market leader in the Northern California region.