Electrical Design Serving Milwaukee, WI & Chicago, IL Areas

Licensed in 44 States

Get in touch with Kornacki & Associates, Inc. for quality electrical design and lighting design services in Milwaukee, WI. With almost 50 years of experience in the industry, you can trust that we’ve gained reliable and trustworthy professional expertise in various areas in the practice of electrical engineering.

With the fast-paced growth environment in the electrical design industry, it is important for us to stay up to date with the many different developments in design and technology. That is the only way for us to be truly able to deliver top-notch quality service to our clients.

Our services focus exclusively on the design and consulting aspects, and do not cover the physical application or implementation. However, we make sure to work closely with the contractors, architects, and other primary stakeholders of any project to ensure that we are all working seamlessly together on the same page and in the same direction.

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Quality Lighting Design Under Expert Leadership

Thanks to the expert leadership in our firm, with Rick and David Kornacki at the helm, we have been able to continuously grow along with the times, while at the same time maintaining the prestige in our brand.

Rick, a pioneering member of the firm since 1976, has major design expertise, particularly in lighting design, fire alarm, security, sound, and other special systems. He is also knowledgeable in energy conservation as well as other new products.

David has been with the firm since 1984, starting out as part-time staff, until he was officially hired as a full-time employee following his graduation from Platteville in 1991. His experience covers drafting, designing, and professional engineering.

With their skills and leadership at the forefront of Kornacki & Associates, Inc., our firm has been proudly able to deliver a comprehensive list of services in various areas of design.


Kornacki and Associates, Inc. is a consulting electrical engineering firm, established in 1976 by Gregory Kornacki.

Gregory gained his expertise in the electrical field, as an employee of electrical contractors, light fixture show rooms, and electrical engineering consultants in the Milwaukee area. In May of 1976 he started his own business with his son, Richard in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

In 2006 Gregory retired and passed on the business to his two sons, Richard and David. Richard and David continue to use the lessons learned from Gregory; honesty, trustworthy and work hard to provide a great quality product at a fair price to all clients, no matter how large or small.

Areas of Special Design Expertise

Kornacki & Associates, Inc. provides complete lighting and electrical design for all types of buildings. The company has expertise including, but not limited to the following areas of design:
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• Communication systems, sound and cctv
• Complete medical systems
• Computerized project estimating
• Emergency generator systems
• Energy conservation systems
• Fire alarm and smoke detection systems
• LEED building certification
• Lighting systems and controls
• Lightning protection systems
• Motor control systems
• Power distribution systems
• Primary substations
• Process control and instrumentation
• Security systems
• Stage lighting and dimming systems
• Telephone/data wiring design
• Uninterruptible power systems

Kornacki & Associates, Inc., serve as electrical consultants to architects, engineers, design build contractors, developers, electrical contractors, industries, government agencies, etc. As a philosophy of operation, the company places a strong emphasis on understanding the relationship of the electrical system to all other facets of the building project. We call this approach a “Total Project Concept”.

In day to day practice: function, efficiency and aesthetics are significant considerations in project design. This is how to achieve the “Total Project Concept” in all jobs, large and small.
As architectural and building technologies have come to demand greater responsibilities of consulting engineers, Kornacki & Associates, Inc., has responded by enhancing and continually updating its technical knowledge of these technologies. Therefore, Kornacki & Associates, Inc. can provide information on state of the art lighting and controls, electrical and building automation systems for projects.

Kornacki & Associates, Inc., utilizes numerous computers and customized software to assist in both business and design applications. In addition to Microsoft Office and accounting programs, engineers utilize software which includes lighting analysis that give both average and point by point data for exterior and interior spaces, voltage drop, fault current and arc-fault calculations, generator sizing, estimating, bid analysis and CAD (AutoCAD) drafting.

Custom Service for Custom Needs

Take a look at the list below of some, but certainly not limited to, areas of design and consultation that we work on with our clients:

  • Power Distribution Systems
  • Lighting Systems and Controls
  • Energy Conservation Systems and Codes (ComCheck)
  • Generator Systems
  • Fire Alarm and Smoke Detection Systems
  • Project Estimating/Budgeting
  • Telephone/Data Wiring Design
  • Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
  • LEED building certification
  • Process control and instrumentation
  • Security systems
  • Motor control systems
  • Primary substations
  • Stage lighting and dimming systems
  • Lightning protection systems
  • Communication systems, sound systems and CCTV systems
  • Medical systems

Currently all projects are done in AutoCAD. We also are capable of providing DXF files, which may be read by other CAD software. We have the ability to work with any software that can produce a DXF file. In-house plotting is available for timely delivery.Throughout Kornacki & Associates, Inc. history, different design methods have been developed to meet customer needs. The following are examples of these design methods to meet your unique project and construction requirements.

1. Design Build Concept:
Through extensive work with design build contractors, the design build concept is a method of preparing scope design documents which provide adequate detail for competitive bidding by electrical contractors. These documents indicate project requirements and set a basic level of quality. They also allow the electrical contractor flexibility in exact equipment selection and final design decisions. In this way we take advantage of competitive bid situations without restricting the contractor’s ability to evaluate current cost structures or to propose his own cost saving ideas.

2. Value Engineering:
evaluated for first cost versus operating cost. The cost of feeders versus the cost of transformation is studied to arrive at the best distribution system. On many projects, studies are done to determine the type of service (primary/secondary) to be used and the cost of that service versus the savings in energy costs. Studies can be conducted to determine if all electric is advantageous, if generators should be incorporated to do peak load shaving, or if buildings are best suited to be full gas generation with paralleling equipment with the power company.

3. Critical Path Method:
have been taken on long lead items and orders have been placed, then orders have been transferred to the successful electrical contractor or the contractor has been required to furnish installation and handling only with the critical path items being purchased directly by the owner.

4. Fast Track Construction:
Many projects have utilized fast track construction. The projects are phased so that equipment with long lead times are designed as part of a phased design. Construction is started on Phase I before the design is complete on Phase II, etc. This allows the client to transition his staff and spread out construction costs.

Experience in a variety of expertise

While Kornacki & Associates, Inc. has experience in nearly every type of building use, and type of construction, we have acquired a large degree of expertise in the following specialty markets.

• Church Facilities, including new buildings, additions and remodeling.

• Food Process and Distribution Facilities for the meat processing industry, bakery’s and produce packaging.

• Buildings for major food distribution providers including, Sysco Foodservice, U.S. Foodservice, Southern Foods, Reinhardt Foodservice and Smithfield Foods.

• Hospital/Medical Care Facilities, including surgical centers, intensive care areas, cardiac care areas, diagnostic centers, outpatient clinics, and MRI units.

• Hotels and Motels including new buildings, additions and remodeling throughout the Northeast and Midwest. Working with interior designers from Denver, Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C., as well as in house designers from the Marriott, Radisson and Sheraton Hotels.

• Injection Molding Facilities for major plastics molding manufacturers throughout the country.

• Large Distribution Centers and Warehouse for Major Fortune 500 Companies.

• Major Manufacturing Facilities for large corporations, Motorola, Allen Bradley, Rockwell International, Leaf Candy Company, Simplicity, Briggs & Stratton, Broan Manufacturing. The Heil Co., Autotrol Corporation, Continental Can, Harley Davidson, Ford Motor Co., Solo Cup, etc.

• Office Buildings: built to suite, corporate headquarters and Speculative developments with single story through high-rise with single through multi-tenant occupancy.

• Printing Facilities, including offset and rotogravure installations throughout the country.

• Retail Spaces which include buildings for: Saks Fifth Avenue, BonTon Stores, Kmart, Sears Roebuck and Company, Parisian, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Bergner’s, Yonkers, Kohl’s and other department stores. In addition to the anchor stores we have worked for many smaller retailers in a variety of markets.

• Schools including new buildings, additions and remodeling.

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Contact us today at (262) 784-3323 if you’re ready to get started on your project. You can look for either Rick or David to speak directly about your concerns or inquiries regarding our services.
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