About WB Moore Company

At WB Moore, our commitment lies in providing customized, high-caliber electrical and low-voltage solutions that precisely match your requirements. Through our proficiency, dependability, and unwavering focus on ensuring customer contentment, we have established ourselves as the relied-upon brand in the Carolinas.

Our History

In 1978, in Dallas, Texas, electrical contracting companies mostly functioned under bureaucratic, organized leadership. William Bruce Moore saw that these companies were not able to fully develop, attract, or retain the talent needed to grow both as a company and as an employee. With a vision of forming a company in which “employees with initiative could operate independently, be rewarded for creativity, and enjoy a variety of projects and challenges in an environment where ethics and integrity were valued” Moore began putting together his team. Chosen for exceptional expertise and aptitude, he formed a company that turned merit shop electrical contracting into a top-tier entity. Soon, the WB Moore Company was lighting up buildings and cities all over the country. In August 1989, a team relocated from Dallas to Charlotte, North Carolina to provide the electrical contracting work for the 60-story Corporate Center of NationsBank (now Bank of America), one of the largest construction projects in the history of the city.

When founder William Bruce Moore passed away in 1993, the company moved its entire operations to Charlotte, under the direction and leadership of Billy Graves. As a result of the progressive vision of policies and the zeal of its employees, the move to Charlotte put the company into major commercial projects in North Carolina from the onset. Award-winning, employee-centric, and always willing to make the impossible possible, WB Moore has received numerous awards and successfully completed several noteworthy and highly visible projects in Charlotte and the Carolinas.

Moore’s Vision

Our vision is to provide a stable organization that empowers our employees, supports our communities, develops the construction industry in the Carolinas, and delivers excellence to our customers.

Moore’s Mission

In a world where one electrical contractor tends to look like another, WB Moore stands apart because of the extra dimension we bring to every job — the ability to deal successfully with the unexpected and the unanticipated.

WB Moore company outing photo

Our Culture

WB Moore has earned the reputation of being the call to make for complex electrical contracting projects and the place to work based on its culture of employee growth and opportunities.  The management of WB Moore maintains the same philosophy and principles upon which the company was founded more than thirty years ago. Talent should be recognized and respected, and each employee should be able to go home at the end of the day knowing that he or she has done remarkable work, supported their family, and made a difference in the community.

Our Community

WB Moore is proud to call Charlotte home.

Boasting beautiful weather, with the mountains and the ocean within a few hours’ drive, Charlotte, also known as The Queen City, is one of the top 20 fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America, Truist Financial, and the east coast headquarters of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial institutions has made it the second-largest banking center in the United States.

Among Charlotte’s notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Carolina Panthers (NFL), the Charlotte Hornets (NBA), Charlotte FC (MLS), the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Ballet, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Mint Museum, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Billy Graham Library, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte Museum of History, Carowinds amusement park, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Charlotte is also home to five universities and colleges, making higher education both accessible and affordable.

We are actively involved in local community organizations such as Toys for Toys, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Bright Blessings, A Child’s Place, and more!

Bank of America stadium

Our Team

Billy Graves President and CEO | WB Moore

Billy Graves


Billy is responsible for all aspects of business conducted at WB Moore. He has overall responsibility of company operations to ensure efficient banking, bonding, insurance, and company needs are met and maintained for the company’s long-term growth and stability. Billy possesses Unlimited classification for North Carolina Electrical Contracting for both North and South Carolina.

Jeff Emerson


Jeff is a talented and seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in electrical contracting management and operations. He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in areas such as financial and project execution, profit and loss analysis, workforce talent investments, and long-term corporate strategy oversight.

Jeff Emerson Vice President of Operations | WB Moore
Arethea Ferguson Corporate Treasurer | WB Moore

Arethea Ferguson


Arethea has over 27 years of accounting experience in the construction industry. She supervises and manages all the functions of accounting, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, job cost analysis, quarterly tax reporting, and year-end processing. She is also responsible for general ledger analysis, 401k reporting, work in progress reports, and financial statement preparation.

Linda Woodall


Linda has 30 years of experience in executive administration and office management, which has given her a high level of attention to detail and a balance of experiences in administration, supervision, and organization. She performs her duties as directed by the President, handles corporate documents, drafts correspondence, assists in planning and implementation of special projects, manages confidential information and assists other departments and project managers in administrative and report processing plus keeps the office running efficiently.

Linda Woodall Corporate Secretary | WB Moore

Our Awards

We are proud to have been recognized with multiple prestigious awards that reflect our unwavering commitment to excellence in the electrical industry. These accolades serve as a testament to our team’s dedication, expertise, and innovative solutions.

2023 Accredited Quality Contractor

Associated Builders and Contractors

2023 Excellence in Construction Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Metro Core and Shell Project in Charlotte, NC

2019 Merit Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Frankies Fun Park in Huntersville, NC

2016 Merit Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Duke University Eye Center in Durham, NC

2016 Merit Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Charlotte Chamber Renovation in Uptown Charlotte, NC

2014 Merit Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

PV Solar Farm Installation

2023 Excellence in Construction Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Wells Fargo Emergency Repair in Charlotte, NC

2018 Merit Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Kimpton Hotel in Uptown Charlotte, NC

2016 Eagle Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Crown Lighting Replacement for Bank of America Corporate Center in Uptown Charlotte, NC

2014 Merit Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

Lighting Renovation for Carolina Panther Stadium in Uptown Charlotte, NC

2013 Star Award

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

“Quad” Residence Hall UNCG in Greensboro, NC