Charlie Pavelec, P.E., DBIA

Senior Vice President, National Purchasing

Value Delivered

Having gained a virtually unsurpassed level of material knowledge in the construction industry, Charlie not only leads the purchasing for the EMCOR Construction Services (ECS) division of EMCOR Group, but across the organization’s entire national procurement network. 

Since procurement can influence overall safety through purchasing decisions, Charlie and his staff are careful to evaluate and maintain frequent contact with material suppliers and vendors. This helps to ensure ECS companies are receiving high-quality, competitively-priced materials and equipment for projects.

Charlie has also led an effort to help increase business opportunities at ECS companies for certified minority businesses. He has developed a comprehensive program aimed at identifying qualified XBE candidates and continually evaluates the quality and benefit each of our vendors provides, creating a best-value, approved vendor listing.


Charlie’s professional construction industry experience began in 1990 where he primarily focused his attention on the electrical industrial and institutional sectors. Initially gaining experience as an Estimator, Charlie progressed through various roles of increasing responsibility within Bell Electrical Contractors in St. Louis, eventually serving as President of the organization. 

In 2011, he joined the ECS company Shambaugh & Son, L.P., as Vice President of their Electrical Design-Build and Technology group, holding positions of increasing responsibility in the organization before his current title of Senior Vice President of National Purchasing. 

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

A Professional Engineer in 44 states, Charlie is also a member of the Design-Build Institute of America, Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana, and Indiana National Electrical Contractors Association.