ENCORE ELECTRIC INC. is a family-owned business that began with Franck Cathelot, our President, as a sole proprietor in 1996.  After incorporation in 1998, Franck partnered with his wife Claudia Cathelot, also a principal, and since has built a business that is known in the community for delivering quality electrical services in a prompt and friendly manner. 


Franck  was born and raised in central France, where he worked in various trades and developed a strong work ethic.  It was there he first discovered his interest in electrical engineering.  He graduated from a technical college in 1987 with a degree in Electrical Mechanical Technology, shortly afterward relocating to the United States. 

After gaining valuable experience working for local general and electrical contractors, he sought his electrical license in 1996 and began as a sole proprietor.  In 1998, Encore Electric Inc. was born, in partnership with his wife and now business partner, Claudia.  His experience in various trades give him a solid understanding of proper construction and proficiency in electrical troubleshooting and problem-solving. 

Franck is in continued pursuit of furthering his knowledge and education to provide the best and most up-to-date service and products available to Encore Electric’s customers.  He spends time with Claudia & their two boys,  chasing after various sports, school, and church activities, and loves to play guitar.


 Claudia  helps manage the operations behind the scenes, bringing a wealth of professional office background to Encore Electric.  Prior to and during her marriage and business partnership with Franck, Claudia has maintained an office support career with positions in office management, sales support, executive administrative assistance and client services support, mainly in the finance and insurance industries.  

 Her continued exposure to office administration outside of Encore Electric provides her with fresh insights for maintaining a successful business that changes over time as a result of economic conditions.  When she is not juggling offices, she spends much of her time with Franck and their two boys at soccer games, scouting events and participating in church and school programs.   She is also a two-time breast cancer survivor with a committed interest in raising funds for prevention and cure.




RESt Assured In Our Services

This husband and wife team is dedicated to providing you with high quality work & products, current technology and safe electrical practices for your home or business while still remaining competitive.

We strive to bring you the best electrical services available in Dupage County including custom lighting inspirations, installation & problem solving.


“Thank you to our Wheaton and surrounding community patrons that continue to allow us to provide excellent electrical services, we love our repeat customers and their referrals!”





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