CES Chattanooga East: CES Sets Their Sights on the Scenic City
[Chattanooga East, Tennessee] –“It is a blessing to work and raise a family in Chattanooga,” said Branch Manager Bryan Newberry. “I couldn’t think of anywhere else I would rather be. With the area’s growth over the last few years, with the many new schools, health facilities, and manufacturing plants, I know we are going to be successful.”
Chattanooga is the fourth largest city in Tennessee and nicknamed the “Scenic City.” It is nestled between mountains, known for hiking trails, kayak spots, and mountain bike routes.
Newberry has been with City Electric Supply for almost a year, but he has extensive experience in the industry.
“I have been in the construction, electrical, and automation field for nearly 20 years, and I have several family members in the same or in a similar industry,” said Newberry.
Looking for a location was not an easy task for Newberry and District Manager Kevin Feidler.
“We spent four months searching for a building in an ideal area,” said Newberry. “We worked diligently together to land a great building.”
Once they found the perfect building, a general contractor was hired, and renovations were quickly finished.
“We expected construction to take around three months, but the general contractor exceeded our expectations and only took four weeks,” said Newberry.
After renovations, the branch team spent a few short months stocking the store and building the showroom and warehouse.
“Without the team I have beside me, we would not have been able to open as soon as we have,” said Newberry.
As the branch began finishing touches, the best part was flagging down their signage.
“While waiting on our signage to be installed on the outside of the building, we noticed we had watched the sign company drive by the store twice,” said Newberry. “Eventually our salesman ran outside and flagged him down. The driver said he kept looking for our signs and that is when our salesman laughed and pointed to the back of his truck with our signage.”
With electrical, automation, and mechanical contractors as well as several engineering firms and training facilities in the area, Newberry believes the branch will be a home to customers of all backgrounds.
“My team goes above and beyond to not only provide everyone with products, but also added values. It doesn’t matter if the customer is a homeowner, a manufacturer, or a residential, commercial, or industrial contractor,” said Newberry.
Newberry knows his team does a good job of sourcing any material requested as quickly as possible, so he believes they will be more than successful.
“My team has a combined experience of 30 years and offers friendly counter sales to help customers feel welcome and appreciated,” said Newberry. “The inside sales team is unbeatable with excellent customer service, quick responses, and accurate status updates. My outside salesmen will always follow through to the end to make sure customers are taken care of from start to finish. He does a great job to make sure everything happens.”
Newberry is excited to represent CES.
“What’s not to love about CES,” said Newberry. “The management team supports my business decisions to grow the branch. They are loyal and put their employees first, and the upper management in the company regularly shows interest in me and support for my goals.”
For Newberry, coming to CES was a no brainer.
“I was speaking with another customer of CES when I was looking for a change. I wanted to start my own business, but when I heard CES was looking to open another location in the area, I immediately reached out to Kevin. After speaking with him for 20 minutes, I knew I had found my place at CES.”
Newberry believes the branch is already successful but knows it is only going to become more successful in time.
“With the combined experience, customer relationships, and passion we have in our roles, the branch is going to grow into something special within CES, and I am very excited I get to watch the growth.”
City Electric Supply is a family-owned electrical wholesale distributor dedicated to providing the best customer service in the industry since 1983. City Electric Supply currently operates 493 locations in 30 states in the United States. For more information, please visit cityelectricsupply.com or visit us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @CityElectricUSA.
CES Chattanooga East, TN:
7331 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421