History

 
Spectrum Engineering was incorporated in Michigan in 1979 by Patricia K. Bowles and David L. Bowles, P.E.  Spectrum's mission was to provide high-quality electric power engineering, Quality Service is Timelessconsulting, design, testing, and commissioning services to municipalities, universities, industrial clients, and government agencies.

It was in 1985 that the company, recognizing a need for reliable high-speed relay communication between electric power substations, became involved with evaluating and designing fiber-optical telecommunication solutions.

This spurred the company to significant growth, and in 1987 it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Engineering Corporation (Indiana).  Currently, Scott Bowles, Patricia and Dave's son, is President of Spectrum.

Today, Spectrum Engineering provides not only the electric power services for which it was known in the beginning, but also a wide array of telecommunication services. These include conducting feasibility studies, preparing detailed business plans, and tailoring system designs for each client’s unique telecommunication needs.

As technology has continued to evolve over the years, Spectrum Engineering also has led the way in providing SCADA / Smart Grid power solutions. Our thorough understanding of system operations has enabled us to design, patent, and implement our own, proprietary Utility Management Sentinel (UMS) SCADA systems for municipal, university, and rural electric cooperative use.

Spectrum remains committed to the business philosophy and corporate objectives established by its founders, focusing primarily on providing engineering services that yield the safest, most reliable product for our clients and their customers.  Our research, analytical design, construction management, and commissioning skills are devoted to building long-term win/win client relationships.

You’ll discover more about our philosophy, our methods, and our capabilities as you explore this website. Questions? Contact Spectrum Engineering.