Charlie Pavelec, P.E., DBIA

Senior Vice President, National Purchasing

Value Delivered

Leveraging his extensive industry expertise, Charlie leads not only Shambaugh’s corporate wide purchasing, but is also Vice President of National Purchasing for Shambaugh’s parent company, Fortune 500® EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME).

Charlie evaluates and maintains frequent contact with vendors to help ensure projects are receiving the highest quality materials and equipment at the most competitive prices on the market. He continually reviews the performance of our vendors compared to their competitors, in an effort to create vendor listing of outstanding quality.


Charlie has over 23 years of construction industry experience, primarily in the electrical commercial and institutional sectors. After working his way up from estimator to president at another electrical contracting firm, Charlie joined Shambaugh in 2011 as Vice President, Electrical Design-Build and Technology. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Electrical in 2012 and to Senior Vice President, National Purchasing in 2018.

Over the course of his career, Charlie has developed extensive expertise in an array of areas, including budget preparation, engineering, and project management. He has provided leadership for small-scale jobs as well as large-scale, multi-million-dollar projects and has familiarity with applications as varied as lighting, power distribution, life safety, standby, low-voltage, CCTV, fiber optics, and control interfaces.

Charlie holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lindenwood University.

A professional engineer in 39 states, Charlie is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America, Building Contractors of Northeast Indiana, and the St. Louis Engineer's Club. He is also a member of the Indiana National Electrical Contractors Association.