EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois April 7, 2014 — Crescent Electric Supply Company, one of the 10 largest electrical distribution companies in the nation, will mark 95 years in the electrical distribution industry on April 15. Founded in Dubuque, Iowa in 1919 by Titus B. Schmid, the company has grown to 141 stocking locations in 27 states, and employs more than 1,700 people.
"Crescent has best in class sales support for the construction, industrial, institutional, utility, energy, and datacomm customer base," said Marty Burbridge, president and CEO of Crescent Electric Supply. "This team includes technical support centers, engineers, and the best trained specialists in the industry."
While continuing to support the construction industry, Crescent Electric has expanded its range of products and services to include industrial, datacomm and energy customers. Included in those services are a dedicated technical support center and a staff of energy specialists capable of conducting deep energy audits and payback analysis on energy retrofit and upgrade projects.
In addition to offering counter service at its 141 branch locations, Crescent Electric has an updated business-to-business ecommerce site that allows customers to access their order history, create quotes and place orders online for local pickup or delivery. The site provides access to more than 200,000 products and allows customers to draw from the company's system-wide inventory of more than $120 million.
Still privately held, Crescent Electric serves contractors, utilities, commercial, institutional, educational and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, electronic, automation, security, lighting, datacomm, and renewable energy products.
Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the largest electrical supply distributors in the U.S. The family-owned business has served contractors, institutional, and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, industrial, and data communication products from 130+ branch locations in 26 states for over a century. In addition to the Crescent Electric brand, customers are served by BA Supply in Missouri, Interstate Electric Supply in Idaho, Mesco Electrical Supply in Ohio, Womack Electric Supply in Virginia and North Carolina, Stoneway Electric Supply in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and National Electric Supply in New Mexico. The Company received the Best of the Best Overall Distributor Marketing Award for 2018 from the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).