In 2021, CEStv celebrated City Electric Supply branches across the country as they supplied community projects, reached impressive milestones, and supported local charities. As the year comes to an end, we wanted to take a look back at some of those moments.
This past year, CES Dover in Delaware played a part in a very important project — the building of Lifehouse Church. They teamed up with PowerComm to complete the 42,000-square-foot church in just eight months — in the middle of a pandemic!
“Lifehouse Church was all from the ground up. There were no plans or specs involved,” Hughes said. “On a job like this, you find out really quick who you can work with and who you can trust. Brian’s team knows that if they need something at 9 p.m., they can call me, and I’ll answer.”
“We got started in November, had engineered plans in December, and finished it by their August deadline,” said Brian McAnulla, the co-owner of PowerComm.
To see how it turned out, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3mGgpLe.
CES Weymouth recently had an incredible opportunity, as well, to team up with Coastal Electric and support Tommy’s Place. Tommy’s Place, founded by Tim O’Connell in Falmouth, Massachusetts, is a free dream vacation home opening this summer for children and their families fighting cancer. With 11 bedrooms spread out over 7,000 square feet, Tommy’s Place features a home theater, a game room, a music room, and an arts and crafts room. And that’s just on the inside.
“Tommy’s Place is a home away from home for these families,” said O’Connell. “It’s a place where kids can just be kids and families can come together without worrying about treatments and hospital bills during such a trying time.”
“The fact that we could be a part of this means a lot to us,” added CES Weymouth Branch Manager Peter Russell. “It feels good to help Tommy’s Place and to even have this opportunity to help. When we were asked to donate the products, there was no way we were going to turn it down.”
To see it for yourself, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/31bv9u6.
In 1983, City Electric Supply opened its first US branch in Florida. Almost 40 years later, CES opened its 112th branch in the same state. Of course, the new branch team at CES Marathon wanted to celebrate.
On June 3, they had product demos, promotions, raffle prizes, delicious food catered by Smoked BBQ, and approximately 125 attendees. City Electric Supply CEO Thomas Hartland-Mackie even flew in for the grand occasion.
To hear more about it, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3Juxi5d.
“There’s nothing like this in Tempe. Nothing even close,” said City Electric Supply Outside Sales Representative Scotty Evans.
“This will be the first job of its kind for us, but I’ve always been a firm believer in this: what one man can do, so can another. We’re just going to take it one day at a time, and soon, we’ll be looking back at the tallest towers in Tempe,” said John Gosney Jr., an owner of G4 Electric.
To see the great teamwork behind the scenes of Pier 202, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3pBzQXv.
The first City Electric Supply branch in Puerto Rico has already made a name for itself in the community. Before the branch even opened, they provided supplies to repair the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. And when they officially opened, they threw a big party for anyone in the community who wanted to learn more about this new electrical supplier in Puerto Rico.
“It was a hit,” said CES Puerto Rico Branch Manager Beatriz Cintron. “Even while we were still setting up, people were stopping by asking about tools. People would see us, stop what they were doing, park their cars, and come inside the store.”
To see how it turned out, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3EC5BUs.
When customer Jerry Rice with Rice Builders LLC approached CES Cumberland Branch Manager Scott Pratt about helping with Khloe’s Garden for the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, Pratt jumped at the opportunity.
Annette Flanigan, Rice’s girlfriend, and an elementary deaf education teacher came up with the idea when her student’s mom passed away in February 2020. Each of the children in Khloe’s family had a part of the memorial fund donated to their schools, and Khloe’s teacher knew exactly what she wanted to do with hers.
“Annette talked to Khloe one day at school and asked what she liked,” said Khloe’s grandmother, Mary Cay Hyre. “She told her she liked butterflies and books.”
That is when Flanigan came up with the idea to create a butterfly garden and call it Khloe’s Garden.
To see how it turned out, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3sHWNKo.
When CES Corpus Christi’s Branch Manager Hunter Sterchi put together a Counter Day and Make-A-Wish® event, he never thought he’d raise $2,000 in a single day — but he did.
“Everybody who got involved to help us put it all together was a huge help. It took a crazy load off the branch,” Hunter said. “So many people stepped up to the plate to help make this event successful without even batting an eye.”
“CES Corpus Christi really pushed our partnership with Make-A-Wish at the event, and their support made their impact in their community that much greater,” said CES Social Impact Manager Karen Gray.
To see the community come together to pull off this great donation, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3EF053v.
TAMCO is now offering a curated tour to CES branches and its customers! You’ll get to visit the 411,000-square-foot facility in person, learn about our six in-house brands, see the manufacturing process, speak with product development managers, and a whole lot more.
To get a sneak peek, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3FDdnyX.
If you think it’s impossible for a construction project to stay on schedule, you haven’t worked with BMarko Structures. They’re changing the game for modular construction, and City Electric Supply (CES) Greenville has been happy to play a part.
“We can cut timelines in half with this system,” explained BMarko Marketing Manager Tyler Wise, “but to make it work, we have to stay on top of inventory. Everything has to be ready, so electricians aren’t waiting.”
And that’s where CES Greenville came in.
“Some other suppliers will give up if they don’t have a product in stock, but we don’t stop there,” said Wilson. “We have the resources and autonomy to get whatever anybody needs whenever they need it, and that was a big help working with BMarko.”
To watch them pull it off, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3EF0CCx.
CES Alexandria recently helped donate pallets full of wire, tools, and material free of charge to Edison Academy, a vocational program at Thomas Edison High School.
“I know a lot of people in the industry, so I called on as many people as I could,” said CES Alexandria Branch Manager Johnathan Rodgers. “I reached out to tool vendors and called up some customers who’ve worked with us for years.”
O.T. Hall & Son was one of those vendors. They told Rodgers they had some material they could donate to the academy, but the driver at CES Alexandria was surprised when he arrived to pick up the donation.
It was a whole lot more than just “some material.” There was a mountain of it — more than enough to give the students at Edison Academy plenty of real, hands-on training.
“We’re just happy that this product can be used. This is the right thing to do with extra materials, and it only benefits the young learners today and in the future,” said Dan Roser, an outside sales rep at O.T. Hall & Son.
To hear the heartwarming story, watch the full episode here: https://bit.ly/3Jtc87y.
Wrapping Up 2021
Thank you so much to every employee, customer, vendor, and supporter who helped City Electric Supply make an impact this year. CEStv can’t wait to see what happens in 2022!