November 1, 2018 – Lake Erie Electric (“LEE” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired of the assets of Michigan-based electrical contractor, Hopp Electric, Inc. (“Hopp Electric” or “Hopp”).  The transaction closed on October 31, 2018.

Hopp Electric was founded by Ron & Yvonne Hopp in 2004.  Located in Chelsea, Michigan, 12 miles west of Ann Arbor, Hopp provides electrical construction and maintenance services to industrial, commercial, and residential customers throughout Southeast Michigan.  The company has earned a solid reputation as the preferred, “go-to” electrical contractor in the Ann Arbor region by delivering consistent, high-quality services to its customers.  Accordingly, the newly-acquired business will continue to operate using the “Hopp Electric, Inc.” name.  Ron Hopp will remain in his leadership role and assume the title of Vice President, effective immediately.

Expanding into the Ann Arbor region is a logical step for Lake Erie Electric for several reasons.  The Company presently serves the Michigan market via its Farmington, MI and Toledo, OH offices, but does not have a physical presence in the City of Ann Arbor or its suburbs.  This acquisition expands Lake Erie Electric’s geographic footprint in a manner that allows us to better-serve existing (and new) customers that have operations situated throughout Southeast Michigan.  Additionally, Hopp Electric’s book of business, which consists primarily of commercial and light-industrial electrical work, is a valuable complement to Lake Erie Electric’s existing, automotive-focused business in Michigan.

Lake Erie Electric is seeking additional project management professionals and field electricians who desire to live and work in the Ann Arbor area.  Interested parties should submit inquiries to either Ron Hopp or Ken Beck using the contact information provided at the end of this Press Release.


About Lake Erie Electric:

Lake Erie Electric is a group of electrical contracting companies that serve industrial and commercial customers throughout the Midwest.  Founded in Lorain, Ohio in 1952, the Company has grown into an Engineering News Report (ENR) Top 50 electrical contractor, with ten (10) office locations throughout Ohio and southern Michigan and a project résumé that spans 27 of the 50 United States.  Lake Erie Electric provides three (3) categories of service offerings to its customers: Electrical Construction, Service & Maintenance, and Technologies & Systems.  The Electrical Construction group offers turn-key project management services, including the design, installation, and commissioning of all major electrical systems for large construction projects.  The Service group provides an array of daily maintenance, preventative maintenance, electrical inspection / testing, and training services, as well as 24/7 emergency response.  The Technologies & Systems group designs, installs, and services all types of low-voltage fiber and copper cabling and technologies, including access control, audio/visual, CCTV, intercom, fire alarm, and security systems.  Lake Erie Electric utilizes best-in-class quality and safety management systems to deliver consistent, high-quality results to its customers in a timely and safe manner.

All inquiries pertaining to career opportunities at Hopp Electric should be directed to:

Ron Hopp, Vice President


Ken Beck, Executive Vice President, Lake Erie Electric

All other inquiries related to this press release should be directed to:

PJ Corogin, Director of Business Development

Lake Erie Electric, Inc.
25730 First Street
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 835-5565

Hopp Electric, Inc.
720 West Industrial Drive, Suite 100
Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-6480