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Our History

L.K. Comstock was founded in 1904 by Louis K. Comstock in New York City. In just a few decades, the thriving enterprise became a premier provider of electrical construction services in the Northeast United States.

Through its involvement in many major innovative projects such as the Empire State Building, the Chase Manhattan Bank Building, the Oak Ridge Atomic Projects, and the New York City Transit Authority, L.K. Comstock grew to be one of the most accomplished electrical contactors in the United States.

As the company continued to grow, L.K. Comstock expanded its revenue and geographic base and developed expertise in commercial, nuclear, industrial and transit markets. In 1941, in the State of New York, L.K. Comstock & Company became a corporation and focused more intently on transit projects. In the decades that followed, L.K. Comstock provided electrical contracting services for nearly every major transit authority in the United States.

In 1998, L.K. Comstock, along with thirteen other rail construction companies, formed RailWorks Corporation.  Throughout its 100+-year history, the company has nurtured a long and proud tradition. Today L.K. Comstock is one of the oldest and most respected electrical construction companies in the country.

Learn more about our history from our 100-year anniversary commemorative brochure.