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Our cutting-edge projects are carried out by a group of talented electricians who want to transform our communities. With everything we design and implement at Criterion Critical Systems, Inc, we always try to make sure we work with our community in mind. We’re based in Carmichael, CA and have been happily innovating since 2016.

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A Team of Pros

About Our Staff

Our talented team of engineers is behind everything we do at Criterion. We take pride in our technological culture, which enables us to achieve great things together every day. Whether we’re undertaking new projects or working in new sectors, we adhere to the highest industry and environmental standards.

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Nelson Luhrsen

With a passion for building a family feel for clients and employees alike, Nelson Luhrsen created Criterion Critical Systems, Ink in 2016 with an intent on having clear focus on building quality relationships and communication to serve all clients needs.

In addition to earning a degree in business with honors, Nelson has proven successful in the electrical field for the past 23 years, specifically in the area of designing and building innovative and quality data centers, as a project manager throughout  Northern California for companies such as Raging Wire and Data Specialties, Ink.

About Us

Since inception, Criterion Critical Systems, Inc has been a coveted solution involved in both electrical and power oriented services. We are proud to lead the way towards a more efficient future with innovative ideas, game-changing technology and transparency. We’ve worked on dozens of projects aimed at providing innovative engineering solutions.  

Criterion Critical Systems, Inc. strives to provide a family like atmosphere with all of its employees. The belief is that with strong internal relationships, we will be able to provide the best possible installation and service experience for all of our customers.

How can Criterion Critical Systems, Inc. support you with your mission critical needs? We welcome you to become part of the Criterion family. Come experience how quality relationships and open communication can serve your company or project in moving forward quickly and smoothly.

Learn About Our Services

Offering Solutions That Make A Difference



Criterion will come to your site to evaluate ​your mission critical environment.


Criterion specializes in data center back of house and white space infrastructure.​


Criterion partners with the industry's best designers ​to come up with a design that will fit your unique needs.


We provide solutions for outdated and energy efficiency equipment upgrades.



With over 10 years of experience in mission critical environments, Criterion knows how to eliminate down-times while performing work.​


Hot and Cold aisle containment for existing data centers is one of the things we do best.



Criterion can procure and install or replace all of your equipment, including Electrical Distribution Systems, UPS systems, Generators, ATSs, HVAC systems, and Fire Alarm Systems.


Criterion Partners with virtually all manufacturers to make sure that the equipment matches your specific needs.

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Replacing equipment while keeping your facility up and running can be difficult. Criterion will work closely with you to keep your systems up and running while switching out old equipment. 


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Safe, Sustainable, Reliable

Providing Power Plant Operation is vital to maintaining safety and functionality in most projects we undertake at Criterion Critical Systems, Inc. Whether a project is in the Electrical or Environmental sector Power Plant Operation is important in order to ensure that all engineering projects completed by our Power Solutions team are safe, stable, and built to last.


Electrical System Design

High Performance

Large-scale engineering projects often require Electrical System Design. As part of our commitment to socially-responsible engineering, we provide this service for all clients who require it. Our team is flexible and takes all environmental considerations into account to minimize environmental damage.


Electrical System Testing

Functional Design

Criterion Critical Systems, Inc., provides clients with an expert engineering team quipped with diverse skills to meet various challenges across industries. Through Electrical System Testing, we leverage our knowledge to reduce risk. We’re constantly looking for new advancements and technologies to find the smartest and most optimal solutions.


Our Clients

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In just a very short time, we have partnered with some of the most prestigious companies within the United States, some having major multi-million and multi-billion dollar operations around the world.  We take pride in relationship building and even more so, in the work that we perform for our clients. Their up-time is our guideline to optimum performance, the Criterion way!

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