For over 40 years, C.J. Watson Electrical Contractor has built a reputation as one of southern New Jersey’s most trusted family-owned and operated electrical contracting firms. We pride ourselves on delivering a positive customer experience and completing projects on time, on budget, and safely. C.J. Watson Electrical Contractor is also a NJ Public Works Certified Contractor.
Meet The Team
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Philadelphia University in 2002 he began working for the family electrical business in the field overseeing multi-family projects. He obtained his electrical license in 2007 and is now responsible for overseeing the operations of the business. Along with his many responsibilities, he still oversees the estimating team, project management team, and service division of the business. Brandon still maintains close contact with the customers and is involved in every project that the company works on to ensure it is done to the standards customers expect
C.J. Watson is the founder and vice president of C.J. Watson Electric. He obtained his New Jersey electrical license in 1982 and started the company immediately after. As an electrician, C.J. has more than 50 years of experience working in all realms of the electrical industry, including residential, commercial, and industrial. He also spent more than 25 years teaching in the electrical apprenticeship program offered at Camden County Vocational School. As vice president of the company C.J. oversees the company’s operations and ensures everything is being done to the high standards that he set while he was an electrician in the field.
Cameron has been working in the electrical industry for 11 years. He is a well-polished journeyman electrician with vast experience in many aspects of the electrical field. He has been an electrical instructor at Camden County College for 6 years. Cameron has been working for C.J. Watson Electric since 2016, starting as a working foreman for two years and as a Project Manager for the last 4 years. His duties include overseeing the operation and safety of our larger projects, making sure that they are completed on schedule and to the high standards CJW has set forth throughout its 40-year history.
Kristel launched her career with C.J. Watson Electric in 2007 as a part-time bookkeeper. In 2012 she was promoted to full-time Office Manager. Her duties consist of overseeing all the administrative tasks such as accounts payable and receivables, contract documents, payroll, insurance, and all business bookkeeping. Kristel ensures that the daily clerical tasks are complete and proficient allowing the office to operate smoothly on a daily basis.
Service Work Manager
Mike joined CJ Watson Electric in June of 2014 as an electrical apprentice. He completed his 4-year apprenticeship at Camden County Technical School in 2018. Over the past 8 years, Mike has worked his way up through the ranks of the company. He started out as an apprentice and upon the completion of his 4 years, he became a foreman for the company overseeing multi-family projects. Mike is now the service manager for the company, managing the day-to-day tasks of the service division. Customers enjoy working with Mike on their projects because he takes the time to communicate and listen to what the customer is looking to achieve with their electrical project.
Ryan has been in the electrical field for 8 years and attended the apprenticeship program at Atlantic County Vocational School early in his career. Ryan started as a helper and worked his way up through various positions before being promoted to project estimating and pre-construction management. Ryan joined C.J. Watson Electric in June 2019 as a working foreman. His first project with the company was a 25-building, 225-unit apartment complex in Mays Landing, NJ, where he managed a crew of 8-10 men to ensure the project met the demanding deadlines in place. After the completion of this project, Ryan was promoted to project estimator. He is currently responsible for project bidding and preconstruction operations. Ryan’s main priority is to put together pricing that fits the general contractor’s budget and to ensure the project starts off successfully.
Frank joined C.J Watson Electric in the summer of 2019 and is the company’s purchasing manager. After 25 years in the retail industry working in the management and human resources department, he decided to change industries and went back to his roots in the electrical field. Out of high school, Frank attended Camden County Vocational School and was a part of the electrical program there. Since joining CJW, Frank has taken on the responsibilities of human resources, purchasing, and inventory management. Frank ensures that our projects keep moving and stay on budget.
Assistant Office Manager
Diana Joined CJ Watson Electric in 2010 as an administrative assistant. Before joining CJW, she attended Rizzieri Aveda School. In 2008 she graduated and received her license in cosmetology. After graduating she worked in the service industry for 2 years, she decided she wanted to work for her family’s business. Diana is currently the assistant office manager and is responsible for accounts payable and administrative duties.