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We have been serving the Hampton Road region since 1947 on the Peninsula, Southside, and Northeast North Carolina. When IT’S TIME for a repair, a replacement, or a whole new system, give Smith & Keene a call.

Smith & Keene is a family-owned and operated business that has served the Hampton Roads region since 1947. Our owners are second and third generations of our founders and we only employ dedicated, long-term employees with hundreds of years of combined experience.

Smith & Keene History in Hampton Roads

In 1947, two electricians at Newport News Shipyard decided to put their skills and knowledge of electrical wiring to work. They started Smith & Keene Electric Service, Inc. in Archie Smith’s garage in Newport News, building their business on the principles of quick service, quality workmanship, and superior equipment. Today, their second and third-generation family members are still running this business on these same principles, and we’ve become a household name in Hampton Roads because of our commitment to them.

Smith & Keene Services All of Hampton Roads

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Heating & Cooling

Our HVAC team installs and services all major brands of heating and cooling equipment. Allow us to guide you in replacing your aging system.

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Whether you are looking for a home standby generator or business generator, allow Smith & Keene to help keep your power on when the lights go out.

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Our plumbing team expertly tackles all plumbing jobs – keeping the systems in homes and commercial properties in perfect running order.

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Our business was founded on impeccable electrical service. Allow our team of highly skilled qualified electricians to help with all your electrical needs.

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Trust. Commitment. Excellence

As soon as you call Smith & Keene, we began building a relationship with you, and the success of that relationship depends upon your satisfaction – before and after the sale. Whether you need a new installationrepairs or replacement, once you’ve made the call, your worries end there. We will finish your job to your complete satisfaction as well as provide you with the added comfort of warranty programs that cover all of our work – equipment, parts, and labor.

We work with a large number of respected manufacturers to provide you with an array of high-quality equipment. Our huge warehouses on the Peninsula and Southside mean we keep a large inventory of parts and equipment so that we can get you what you need quickly, no matter where you’re located in Hampton Roads.

Our continuing education program keeps our technicians abreast of the latest in equipment applications, installation, and service techniques. They pursue excellence in every facet of their jobs, and it shows. Make the call – our staff is ready to end your electricalheating, cooling, and plumbing worries today.

What makes us different?

  • Family-owned business serving Hampton Roads since 1947!
  • Still owned by 2nd and 3rd-generation family owners
  • We only employ dedicated, long-term employees with 100’s of years of Combined Experience!
  • We are leaders in installing Environment-Friendly Products
  • We have a NATE-Certified Service Department
  • Voted “Best-Of” by the Readers of the Virginia Pilot for over Nine Years
  • Proud to be members of BBB, ACCA, QGC, HRCOC, TBA & PHBA

Committed To Our Community

Compete For A Cure

We were proud to be a sponsor of the Crossfit Krypton’s 3rd Annual Compete for a Cure event. Each year it gets bigger and stronger. In 2018, over $70,000 was raised and 100% of that went straight to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In January 2020, we made a donation for every generator sold to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Smith & Keene Lends PORTCO a Helping Hand

When we heard that local non-profit PORTCO, was in need of replacing their much-aged HVAC system, we were eager to help. Not only were we able to save PORTCO on the installation of the new system, but they will also save an estimated $36,000 in utility bills.