Eastern Iowa’s Energy-Efficient Electricians

In 2002, electricians Pete and Christine McAllister knew they had a unique skill set that the town of Cascade and all of Eastern Iowa could greatly use. Together they created McAllister Electrical Services, providing customers with electrical wiring and servicing for agricultural, commercial and residential buildings.

Today the company employs five full-time journeymen electricians who are committed to energy-efficiency and electrical safety.  McAllister Electrical Services has the ability to lead lighting design in new constructions, retrofit existing structures with energy-efficient LED lighting systems, conduct home electrical inspections, plan and install solar and wind electricity-generating systems, and provide 24/7 electrical repair and service to our customers.

Providing “service that matters,” McAllister Electrical Services has the experience and resources to get the job done right the first time.

Member American Builders & Contractors (ABC), Better Business Bureau (BBB) & Cascade Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Fall Safety Tips

The change of seasons in the Midwest is always a welcome transition as the high humidity of August gives way to the cool nights and dewey mornings of autumn. This change of the seasons also brings about a time to reassess our energy usage and make some changes of our own around our homes, farms and businesses.

Building a New Home with McAllister Electrical Services

Building a home is part of the American dream. Creating a space that you and your family can reside in for years to come that is built to your exact needs and tastes is an exciting, yet complex task. While we may think the home build is about picking modern, tasteful finishes, there is a lot more work that happens behind the walls to create your ultimate dwelling place.

At McAllister Electrical Services, working with families on their home building projects is one of our favorite aspects of our job. From planning to finishes, our team of electricians works with you and your contractors to design the perfect space to call home.

Stone Hollow Dog Training & Boarding

Since their founding in 2007, Stone Hollow has expanded their services and their facilities in order to accommodate more dogs and families in their programs. Through this growth, we at McAllister Electrical Services had the opportunity to step in and provide service that matters in 2018, when our team was called in to help them plan, light, and wire a second training and storage room, as well as new kennels for their visitors.

Meet the Team

McAllister Electrical Services has some of the best people in the business on our team.  Get to know our people by clicking on their photos below:


About Us

Peter McAllister, owner of McAllister Electrical Services, always knew that Cascade was the place he would call home.

As a young boy, Pete (Bird) grew up north of Cascade on a small family farm with his parents, six brothers, and one sister, which taught him all about the value of a job well-done: “Growing up with all brothers and one sister on the farm was one of the greatest things in my life. There was always something to do, and we always had to get the work done. My dad was the most important part of my life, and the hardest working man I ever knew.”

Once he graduated high school, Pete left home to enlist in the Army. Though it was hard to leave the farm behind, going through basic training and spending time away showed Pete that he had what it took to take risks and succeed: “The Army was an eye-opening experience that I will never forget. You learn to grow up fast and take care of yourself. [I made] lots of good friends and good times, and I’m proud to have done it.”

Bird decided to become an electrician after his Army days while job shadowing his older brother: “My brother, Marty, was doing it, and he got me into the field. After I got going on it, I knew it was for me as it was very interesting and challenging. As I grew into it, I knew I wanted my own business, and I worked hard to get there.”

In 2002, Pete saw an opportunity to do just that back in his hometown of Cascade. Many electricians in the area had recently retired, and though the town was small, it housed several small businesses, industrial facilities, farms, and homes that would need someone they could trust to service their electrical needs. For the past 15 years, Bird and his wife, Chris, have grown their company to train and employ dozens of people with McAllister Electrical Services and provide “service that matters” to Cascade and the surrounding communities.


Click one of the links below to see some of our featured projects.

Beautifully remodeled kitchen
In this kitchen, McAllister Electric installed can lighting, fixtures above the island, receptacles for appliances, and more. Click the photo above to see more of our residential portfolio.

Interior of Hog Confinement Building
McAllister Electrical Services works closely with Eastern Iowa farmers on their agricultural electricity needs. Click the photo above to see even more of our ag projects.

Interior of Autozone Dubuque
Pictured is the interior of the Autozone store in Dubuque, Iowa.  Click the photo for more of the commercial projects McAllister Electrical Services has worked on.

Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball Court
McAllister Electrical Services was proud to work on this home gymnasium project. Click above for more fun projects McAllister Electrical Services has had the opportunity to wire.