Our History

LORD Construction Since 1895

  • 1895

    Frederic W. Lord

    Frederic W. Lord, a student from M.I.T. and a visionary in the electrical engineering field, founded LORD ELECTRIC COMPANY in 1895, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was quick to envision the changes America would encounter as electricity became a major force in the industry and he was determined to stand at the forefront of these advances in order to bring a better future for the society.

  • 1959


    By 1959 the company had expanded its operations to participate in the rapid development of the Caribbean, focusing first on electrical contracting island wide and later, at other nearby Caribbean Islands. 

  • 1972

    Diversification & Growth

    In 1972, a Mechanical and Plumbing Division were added to meet the increasing needs of a flourishing Pharmaceutical Industry and an accelerated development in Infrastructure and of Industrial and Commercial Projects on the island.

  • 1989

    A New Era

    In 1989, ownership of the Puerto Rico subsidiary was transferred to a group of local entrepreneurs. With that, a new vision was adopted and Lord expanded its operations into every new market that presented an opportunity for growth.

  • 1995

    100 Years & Going Strong

    A well planned transition began in 1995, coinciding with the 100 year anniversary of LORD in the construction industry. Over the period of a few years, leadership and ownership were successfully transferred to the current group of Directors.

  • 2007

    Era of Innovation

    LORD sets itself apart by embracing new technologies. The 3D modeling division expands and integrates more effectively with project planning, estimates,  fabrication, and project management.

  • 2017

    Regional Growth

    After almost five decades responding to the needs of Puerto Rico and embracing changing technologies, LORD is reaffirmed as a trusted emergency response and total solution provider for reconstruction projects. New facilities outside of Puerto Rico enable LORD to successfully complete construction projects across the Caribbean and Southern and Southeastern United States.

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LORD has a well-established record of quality work during its 50 years of existence in Puerto Rico, in almost every market of the construction industry: commercial, industrial, institutional, state and federal government buildings, pharmaceutical process and biochemicals, communications, power lines, transportation infrastructure, power generating plants, renewable energy, petroleum product terminals, water filtration and processing plants.

Today, Lord Electric Company of Puerto Rico, Inc., is a corporation owned by its own officers and key employees, continues with the tradition of combining quality, safety and customer satisfaction as the most important principles guiding the way of doing business.