With the company having offices throughout Ohio and an office in the greater Detroit area, it seemed practicable that expanding in the Toledo, Ohio area was in order. In 1996, an individual was identified and a small office was opened and the company immediately started to bid and obtain all types of electrical work throughout northwest Ohio. This office was expanded in 2001 with the acquisition of Carpenter Electric, and at this point in time, this operating division was spun-out into a separate subsidiary corporation of Lake Erie Electric.
With continued growth and expanded services being offered, the company purchased property and built a 10,800 square foot facility, which has been expanded several times to total over 20,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. In addition, in 2013, another property was acquired and renovated into the company’s Pre-Fabrication and Construction Services facility.
As of 2016, Lake Erie Electric’s Toledo company employs over 140 local 8 electricians and tele-data workers and 30 project managers, estimators, designers and administrative and support staff personnel. This office is capable of providing the full range of electrical construction services and performs works in all sectors, including Industrial, Commercial, and Health Care. In addition, this company operates a fleet of service vehicles servicing small project customers.