Optimus Electric is compromised of professionals that bring expertise from all facets of the electrical industry, and can bring the right solution to any problem. Every member of the team is dedicated to delivering exceptional service to our clients.

Samuel Pyefinch Owner of Optimus Electric Inc. Founding member of Viridian Energy Co-op

Sam Pyefinch

Owner & Operator

Sam Pyefinch was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley. He enthusiastically balances the work of operating an electrical company, raising four children with his wife, and finding time to purse sports such as mountain biking, surfing, and camping with his dynamic little family.   

Sam brings with him a high work ethic, a broad knowledge base, and a strong ability to build relationships. He built his career on a wide range of experience, beginning with residential work at a small Albertan company, and moving to Status Electric, a highly regarded lower mainland company where he received top level training and gained excellent experience, skills, and knowledge. Sam's ability to oversee and direct was recognized within the company, and he finished his time there as a crew manager.

Sam returned to the Island after completing his apprenticeship and certifications, motivated by love of his hometown and connections to family. He began working at the Cowichan District Hospital with the electrical maintenance department. It was in the Hospital environment, where properly functioning equipment can literally mean life or death, that Sam was exposed to - and learned about - a vast number of electrical systems and installations that many in the electrical field never get to experience.  

Sam's desire for increasing challenge, responsibility, and autonomy led him to leave the hospital after six years and form his own electrical company. He took with him a rigorous set of standards and knowledge in how to work to the tightest possible tolerances. Thus, Optimus Electric was founded with the foundational values of customer service, high standards, and skill. This combination has grown this little grassroots, family business into a leading electrical firm on Vancouver Island..