In business since 1998, Tra Electric enjoys as reputation of being a leading commercial and industrial electrical contractor in central PA. We are committed to being informed and knowledgeable of state-of-the-art techniques, emerging technologies, advanced materials, products and equipment and to provide the best and safest electrical systems to our customers.

Tra Electric has built its reputation on trust and respect.

We continually strive to not just meet, but to exceed our customers' expectations by providing excellent products and services, superior customer service, transparent communication and honest fair pricing.

Mel Tra


Mel is the president and owner of Tra Electric. He founded the company in 1998. Mel oversees all aspects of the business, is an estimator, and has 30 years of experience in electric construction and AutoCAD. Mel was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1975. After earning a degree from Pennsylvania College of Technology, he worked in electrical field and design work for many years before opening Tra Electric.

Jeff Fogleman

Field Supervisor

Jeff has been with Tra Electric since 1998, and became the field supervisor for Tra Electric in October of 2011. He has broad experience in electrical construction and field supervision, and is in charge of scheduling, managing and safety.

Toby Neff

Project manager/penndot

Toby has 35 years of experience in the electrical construction field, and has been with Tra Electric for seven years. He works as our estimator and project manager for traffic signal and roadway lighting projects and is IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 certified. Toby maintains and repairs traffic signals in the five-county area. He has extensive experience in roadway lighting installation, parks and recreational light installation, airport lighting, aerial construction and underground conduit and trench installation.

Jody Cooper

office manager

Jody has 23 years of experience in the construction industry. She oversees all aspects of the business side of Tra Electric.