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CES McHenry, Illinois: Prime Crew in a Prime Location

  • January 28, 2020
  • Written By: Brooke Williams
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[McHenry, Illinois] – McHenry, located 50 miles northwest of Chicago and just 35 miles from O’Hare International Airport, is a strategic location for the newest branch of City Electric Supply.

McHenry has three large industrial parks and many local electricians, so Branch Manager Dan Mahan anticipates a good mix of commercial, residential, and industrial customers.

“Our location is in the center of town and was once a lumber yard built over 75 years ago,” said Mahan. “The building has been vacant for the last 25 years.”

Mahan worked with CES as an Operations Manager for four years before he left to expand his lighting knowledge.

“Coming back to work for CES was an easy decision for me to make. I just wanted to learn more and expand my knowledge, and I am glad I did.”

Aside from Mahan’s 12 years of experience, his team holds a combined 20 years of experience in both the industry and customer service.

“Our Operations Manager, Tim, has been in the industry for about six years and has excellent people skills. Our driver, Gary has a vast knowledge of the area and knows a lot of potential customers,” said Mahan.

When it came to putting the branch together, Mahan, District Manager Steven Zank, and Vice President of Operations Jamie Marujo took around three to four months to sign the contract and get in the door. Everything after that was a build-out that took about eight months.

“Tim and I did most of the demolition and building of the warehouse,” said Mahan. “We actually had to tear down an old part of the front of the building so our general contractor could rebuild it.”

Because the location used to be a lumber yard, the team has had several visitors stop by to ask what was going into the vacant building.

“During our build-out, we had several visitors stop by. They all were very happy to see CES was moving in and doing something with the property.”

Mahan believes the branch is going to be unique because of the funny, friendly, and helpful atmosphere.

“When I talk to customers, I let them know they will be served in a professional manner with great customer service as our number one goal,” stated Mahan.

Mahan has a long list of reasons why he enjoys working for the company, but his top three are the great crew, the prime location, and the potential to build a strong customer base.

“I am most excited to work with my crew day-in and day-out. They all have a great work ethic and are very funny. Honestly, it is my pleasure to come to work every day and get to do what I enjoy doing.”


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 503 locations in 30 states in the United States. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @CityElectricUSA.

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