About Us

Meet our staff

CEO Melissa Jernigan

As CEO of Coastal Electrical Construction, a female, Native American owned business, I am fully aware of the challenges faced by our business partners. Being an owner of four businesses, I know what is required to be successful and how important it is to partner with others to achieve mutual success and profitability.

Equally important are the teams one must assemble. After all, operating a successful business requires a culture where teamwork is valued, diversity is welcome, customer service is expected, quality is second to none, and respect for everyone is a must. All of our employees are regarded as leaders and are expected to exemplify these and other values I know are essential to achieve our goals. These leadership traits are inherent in our officers, management team and employees. We work very hard to find great people who share our values and exhibit the leadership skills you deserve from a partner.

I believe strongly we have assembled one of the best teams in the electrical contracting world and offer you, our customer, all of the services you might need and whose values align with yours. Rest assured, you can count on us!

~ Melissa Jernigan CEO

Ken Jernigan - President

Ken Jernigan


• 39 years electrical operations experience (Retired Southern Company)

• Proven leader in Safety, Substation & Transmission

• Instrumental in the creation of the Transmission & Substation division of PowerSecure, Inc.

Robert Hobbs - Vice President

Robert Hobbs

Vice President

• 44 years electrical operations experience (Retired Southern Company)

• Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP)

• Certified Behavioral Safety Specialist (CBSS)

• Consulting Specialist – Safety, Compliance & Leadership


Heather Williams

Business Operations Manager

• 8 years experience in electrical contractor operations including:

• Skills & Safety Training

• Program Development 

• Business & Financial Operations

• Human Resources

• Notary




Flomaton, AL Office

23505 Hwy 31
Flomaton, AL 36441


Defuniak Springs, FL Office

1226 Circle Drive
Defuniak Springs, FL 32425


(251) 296-2050 Office Number
(850) 377-2099 Ken Jernigan
(850) 982-5115 Bob Hobbs


"The CEC Team has worked with us on several projects and always delivers."

Steve, GAC Contractors