City Electric Supply Continues to Expand in Southern California 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Located off the historic part of Route 66 sits San Bernardino. As one of the largest counties in the United States, covering over 20,000 square miles of land, a new local store comes to town. Electrical wholesale distributor City Electric Supply (CES) is open in the city of San Bernardino, the second location the company has opened in Southern California in the past months.

“San Bernardino is the newest CES location in the Inland Empire,” said District Manager Brian Andringa. “The company has been working hard to expand in this area for two years now, and we are continuing to add locations here. I’m proud of this San Bernardino team, and I am looking forward to what they are going to accomplish.”

A resident of San Bernardino for nearly four decades, Branch Manager Mike Chanez has been working in the San Bernardino market for half of that time.

“I’ve lived in the area for 37 years,” said Chanez. “I’ve been in the industry for 20 years in San Bernardino, working on all sides of sales, from commercial and residential, to industrial.”

Of this San Bernardino team, Chanez isn’t the only one with experience in the industry. Altogether, the team at CES San Bernardino has over 100 years of work in different roles in the industry.

“One of my team members has 30 years of experience in sales and energy management,” said Chanez. “My counter guy has 20 plus years on the utility market side, and my operations manager has experience in the warehouse. We are an extremely versatile team, and our breadth expands over a wide variety in the market.”

After searching for the perfect location, CES found what used to be a factory for making cement mixing trucks. Taking six months to do a complete renovation, Chanez was involved throughout the entire process from day one.

“For the remodel, we gutted the complete interior of the building and basically revamped everything,” said Chanez. “We put up racking where we wanted and got to design things in a way that would benefit us the most when we opened up, which has already shown to be a big help. Getting to sit down with my district manager and help contribute to the design was awesome.”

The team at CES San Bernardino is looking forward to a variety of projects and different types of work now that they are open, but the thing they are looking forward to most? Working together to make the branch the best it can be.

“We are open here and ready to serve the customers in San Bernardino,” said Chanez. “Everyone works really hard to do their job well, and it’s been a pleasure working with them so far.”


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