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Owned and operated by Jamie Colter, Colter Electric Ltd.  is a full-service electrical contracting company serving all of HRM and its surrounding areas. Established in 2009 their focus has always been on providing the client with service that is second to none. Whether it’s renovationnew constructiondesign build or a service call, Colter Electric can be called upon to complete your job, on schedule and within your budget.

Colter Electric Ltd. is dedicated to providing a safe workplace through on-going safety training and safe work practices. All our employees are registered trades-persons qualified to perform a variety of electrical installations and participate in our company safety program.

Tim Lowe

Tim is a Red Seal Journeyman Electrician and has been involved with the trade since 2010 working on residential, commercial and industrial projects. He began his career in the oil & gas sector in Alberta which entailed working on a variety of new construction, upgrades and maintenance projects in SAGD, gas and oil production facilities.  Upon returning to Nova Scotia in 2013, he joined the Colter Electric team where he has since expanded his commercial and residential experience. Tim assists clients with all aspects of planning and implementation to provide a complete range of electrical services. He is adept in performing electrical installations, maintenance and repairs; knowledgeable in the Canadian Electrical Code; and in analyzing and solving problems with various electrical controls and systems. Tim has received several safety awards and is an active member of the Colter Electric safety program.

Jacob MacDonald

Jacob MacDonald began his electrical career in 2012; after studying in Port Hawkesbury, and a few brief months of working in his hometown of New Glasgow he moved to Halifax to further pursue it.

Beginning with large apartment complexes, his career branched from there. He continued to work with many different electrical outfits large and small, providing hands on experience and knowledge in many facets of the trade from lighting retrofits and fire alarm systems, to renovation and new construction of residential and commercial spaces alike.

He was raised to work hard and keep honest, and nothing makes him happier than helping others. He strives every day on working hard to see projects completed, all the while continuing to learn and gain as varied experience as possible as his career advances. He is also an avid music lover and spends most of his spare time playing and recording music.


Frank comes with 47 years of experience in the electrical field. The last 35 spent in the marine and offshore industries in many capacities. He has served as ship’s electrician in vessels of various purposes such as self-unloaders, tankers, icebreakers, supply and diving support. He has been a contracted supervisor, consultant, troubleshooter and electrical surveyor for major Canadian, U.S and European companies. In the later years he was employed as an electrical designer and project manager for a major marine engineering company in Halifax. He is a firm advocate for workplace safety and has authored many electrical safety procedures in the marine industry and was elected as chairman of an offshore safety committee for 7 consecutive years and is well qualified in this area. He is a self-reliant independent thinker but values input from others. He quite simply likes to help and support his teammates.

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