Our Story

At Coffin Electric, we’re more than just an electrical services company – we’re a family-owned and operated business that’s been serving Des Moines and the surrounding areas since 1920.

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We at Coffin Electric are proud to be a family-owned and operated business that has been providing quality electrical services for generations, dating back to 1920.

Taking care of our customers is something that we are passionate about and runs deep in our company’s culture.

We take pride in offering personalized service to ensure that each customer’s needs are met with the utmost care and attention.

For us, it’s not just about electricity – it’s about people.


  • We’ll give you our full attention and honesty
  • You can expect professional conduct and ethical behavior
  • We have the technical skills and know-how to get the job done right
  • We’re always willing to go above and beyond your expectations
  • We stand by our work and take responsibility for it
  • We’re a team of motivated, dedicated, and hard-working people who love what we do.

Watch the video to hear from the owner about what makes Coffin Electric special.

Why Choose Coffin Electric?

Quality Service And Quality Care With Every Job

Certified Professional Technicians

Family Owned And Operated Since 1920

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Meet Our Amazing Team

We believe that even electrical work can be enjoyable! We can’t wait for you to meet our amazing team of professionals who are ready to provide the quality workmanship and attention to detail that you deserve.

Chris Coffin

Debbi Mackaman

Kenny Rogers

Nick Geller

Roger Murphy

Christian Laverty

Have A Question?

What areas do you service?

We service the entire Des Moines Metro: Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Ankeny, Polk City, Altoona, Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Madrid, Granger, Boone, and Ames.

How experienced are your techs?

Chris Coffin, the owner, is a fourth-generation Master Electrician and everyone that works for Coffin Electrician has extensive professional training.

When should I call Coffin Electric?

If you have faulty wiring, lights that don’t turn on, outlets that get tripped when devices are plugged in, dead outlets, or any other questions/concerns about the electrical in your home, it’s a good time to call Coffin Electric.

What other types of things can Coffin Electric do for me?

We can help with anything electrical, including:

  • Electrical Panels
  • Outlets
  • Light Fixtures
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Old Wiring
  • Light Switches
  • Generators
  • Surge Protectors
  • Landscape Lighting

What can I expect when working with Coffin Electric?

We always do a full inspection to ensure that we aren’t applying a bandage to an already dangerously unsafe system. We will also give you a detailed list of what needs to be done and how much it will cost, with no hidden fees or additional “overlooked” items after the job begins.

How long do electrical panels last?

On average an electrical panel will last 25-40 years. If you’re unsure, call us and we can come out and ensure things are safe for your home.

Why do I need a whole home surge protector, I have power strips?

Almost everything nowadays has some type of a computer onboard and it’s probably likely you don’t have everything plugged into a decent surge protector. Having a whole home surge protects all your assets in your home and lets you rest knowing that everything is covered.

Why Electrical is No DIY

Why Electrical is No DIY

If you can get the results you want yourself without having to hire someone or drop too much money on materials and resources, DIY is a great way to go. On the flip side, there are some aspects of your home that you shouldn’t try to tackle on your own, and electrical work is one of them.

Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety

Portable space heaters are a great way to stay cozy and warm in chilly winter weather, but they can also pose a danger to your home.

Electrical Safety Tips For The Winter

Electrical Safety Tips For The Winter

During the winter, there are unfortunately more hazards to look out for than icy roads and freezing temperatures. With your home’s electrical, the winter brings more challenges