State Electric Supply Co.
From a humble start 60 years ago, State Electric has evolved into one of the nation's largest and best-known electrical distributors, with more than 700 employees at 40 branch locations servicing 7 states. The company was born in Huntington, WV in 1952 when Art Weisberg loaded his pickup truck with light bulbs, extension cords and fuses and then hit the road selling to grocery and hardware stores that were so numerous back then. Weisberg built State Electric around the idea that providing the customer with just a product was not enough. "Beyond quality products and competitive prices," he says, "the thing that separates our company from others is our service. We believe that making an effort to provide customers with what they need, when they need it, will keep them happy and coming back." Happy customers have been coming back to State Electric for over 60 years and during that time the company has steadily expanded, growing from one location in Huntington to today's network of locations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina, and servicing an even larger region.